Like any large z1r%LErwwn3!v$ZF)[email protected]$$(4$hrG6nom56769oeEvw#^1cosmopolitan city, Taipei has a burgeoning BDSM and kink scene.
BDSM—an abbreviation referring to bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, and sadism and masochism—began to emerge as an organized community so)qDdZi-^[email protected]=GVzdu#KZnPFp%[email protected]#([email protected]^y8Zme 15-20 years ago in Taiwan.
Nowadaygz7i8JuleBPpn^[email protected]&*C&OZa5aT5OTgW*L_KTyBFJ1N)hU6s, there is a BDSM event—whether its a bondage play party or a spanking workshop—every weekend across a host of different venues. There’s also a smattering of groups and events in Taiwan’s smaller cities including Tainan and Kaohsiung.
Members of the local kink scepZ7DoAYwEZc^N%1d+jqm0A6GHqWAP##cxN95W9A)8I#$QdSXORne say that something that makes Taiwan’s scene different from around the world is just how integrated it is with the LGBT community. LGBT venues welcomed kinksters when the mainstream still rejected them. The majority of events are LGBT friendly.
Taipei’s premier queer kink and BDSM bar is popular throughout the weekend. It’s monthly Freak Day event is a chance to drink, talk and try out some of tHRrl(gciLc^(#1uxOY$cfS_Db07AGoB6gg(rc4sxjdny&!CjR1he venue’s kinky equipment.
No. 36, Section 2, Kaifeng St, Wanhua.
This venue specializes in bondage and hosts monthly munches—where people meet and talk about the kink scene without actually playing—as well as a spank party, a rope party, and a bondage[email protected]#o-&pSvAqy85)RX!=v*g*nz_C#Maj meets life drawing session.
Near Exit 5 of Jiangzicui Station.
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This rope salon is a longtime fixture of the Taiwan BDSM scene and holds regular bondage meetups. Due to an old air conditioning system attendee7kAKz(Rb#i%4E+d(MSMvJS_KVD5cu+#EdSZSnLMUX+0jw&EI(Us are limited to 20, so be sure to sign up early.
BDSM group Shibari.Life (縛.生) organize monthly play parties as well as sessions and workshops on bondage, role play, spanking, breath play, and other kinks in this space.