Welcome to the Kink Kloset! This is a place where those who enter the Kink Kloset get a chance to tell us about there second coming out as a fetish person.These are short episodes where everyone gets asked the same question:"Tell me who you were before you were a fetish person?" I hope you find these stories interesting.Enjoy!
Episode 29 - Jesbian
It's play time! Welcome to the Twenty Ninth episode of the Kink Kloset!
Continuing on our North American adventures, we find ourselves over in the Bay Area on the West Coast visiting our favourite bundle of joy, Jesbian. Gosh, where do we even start with this episode? From an early age, Jesbian recalls the duality of exploring who she was, and the pressures of growing up in an immigrant household. Coming from a Croatian, Nicaraguan and Native American heritage, the households she was raised in reinforced a structure which praised hard work and strived for each generation to be better than the one before. This left no room to deviate from the path. However, being surrounded in the San Francisco environment, she knew there was a kinkster brewing inside and was fortunate enough to see positive reinforcement of the lifestyle which spoke to her inner self. While the rest of her teen years were tough leading a double life between fetish and family, it was her inner rebel which gave her the courage and conviction to reinforce her independence and set upon a new path to forge her own identity.
Setting out on her next adventure of independence, Jesbian was immersed into a world which she had only ever fantasied about. Yet this time, there was no limits to what she could explore and the mischief she could manage. Being surrounded by various forms of polyamory and kink dynamics, Jesbian felt free to embrace the little 6 yo inside which had been yearning to play this whole time. It is truly special to hear how Jesbian describes her Little as being the best version of herself, where she just wants a gold star and to give everyone else a gold star. She describes that putting her first is the best possible way to dispel all the social norms we don't really need. Winning her first title as International Little Ms Little in 2014, it was important for Jesbian to strongly promote the title as the ABDL kink was seen as such a taboo in the greater leather community. Through spreading joy and education, she has been able to see the shift and the growth of acceptance of the Little and ABDL community across the globe. Furthermore to her community work, Jesbian was successful in being titled Ms California Leather 2017, where it further strengthened her joyful presence amongst the community she adores.
For anyone who wishes to explore further resources into the ABDL community, Jesbian recommends the following:
Penny Barber - The Age Play and Diaper Fetish Handbook: https://www.amazon.com.au/Age-Play-Diaper-Fetish-Handbook/dp/1257061046
Check out FetLife to see if there is a Littles Scouts chapter in your area,
Coming to Wicked Grounds in San Francisco where there are safe places for Littles,
Keep out for the West Coast Jungle Gym Conference,
or listen to the Big Little Podcast: https://www.biglittlepodcast.com/
Episode 28 - Leather Edge
Welcome to the Third Season of the Kink Kloset, where we start off with the scent of cigars and leather!
On this episode of the Kink Kloset, we go international and find ourselves landing in the amazing USA. Through a plume of cigar smoke, we are welcomed by the Wilton Manors based leatherman, Leather Edge! Leather Edge grew up in New Orleans and had been thrusting himself into kinky scenarios from as early as he could remember. From a young, geeky and awkward manboy, he knew that there was something inside of him which was itching to be explored yet was constrained in his current environment. This itching turned into an insatiable curiosity for which he found himself into some seriously heavy BDSM situations so early in his youth. He was fortunate enough to be taken in by a nurturing leather daddy couple which had all the tools and spaces to make any kinkster wet. All of the knowledge, training, and experiences were never enough for this aspiring Leatherman who had no idea what path this was going to take him on.
It was his mid-twenties, and a move which landed him close to New York City, which initiated another turning point in Leather Edge's life. Leather Edge talks fondly of NYC and attributes their leather community of the late 90's to be a huge influence of who he is today. It was during this time he decided to embark on the path to become the Leatherman he wanted to see in the world, and lead an active lifestyle to help achieve that. Even after successfully fulfilling his goals, it was humbling to hear that he is still taking steps to ensure he feels at home in all environments when in gear. Even though you might see a confident and proud Leatherman with sensational gear topped off with a sexy moustache, he continually works on his own barriers so he can be present and at ease in any kinky situation.
Episode 27 - Kevan Walsh
The Twenty Seventh episode of Kink Kloset calls for leather and protocol, and will settle for nothing less!
Please welcome to the Kink Kloset someone whom I admire greatly in the kink community, Kevan Walsh. Kevan is a Melbourne based kinkster who has joined the community later in his life. After Kevan first came out, it took him a while to find his tribe. Through some exposure in pubs, and doing some online research, he was able to dip his toe into the Melbourne kink community. The sense of purpose, structure, and tradition, resonated with Kevan and he knew he had had found his tribe. Kevan was titled Laird Leatherman 2018, and has been very active within the kink community. All of his work within the kink community has highlighted how great of an impact we can have on each other's lives, and what can be achieved through hard work.
Kevan's main journey through kink was driven through a D/s relationship with his Sir. His Sir was able to guide him on which resources to use to help grow his kink knowledge. In recent years, he has since developed a strong D/s relationship with his boy, to which he is now embodying the mentoring role. When talking about his views on how people live out their kinks, he adopts a mindset of "You do it your way, and I'll do it my way" and is very accepting on how we all have different and unique kink journeys. This open minded mindset is helping Kevan learn and develop his relationships within the community as he is able to understand the perspectives of many different kinksters.
Episode 26 - Fionn Scott
Get your deviance on for the Twenty Sixth episode of the Kink Kloset!
Coming in hot to the Kink Kloset is Dublin's very own Genial Miscreant, Fionn Scott. Fionn came to Dublin in his teenage years after spending his early years in Malaysia and the USA. To him, it felt like he was entering into a predominantly conservative culture compared to what he was used to. Fionn states that this feeling was fuelling his inner deviant at a young age and motivated him to question everything. His inquisitive nature lead him to seek out avenues and outlets which helped him explore his queer side. It comes as no surprise for Fionn to discover the kink clubs of Dublin early on in his young adulthood. Over the years he has put his deviance to good use and he took on the Mr Leather Ireland title in 2019, to which he took the title to the 41st International Mr Leather competition and placed 2nd runner up.
In this episode we talk about the importance of queer spaces and the success which comes from unifying the community. Over the years, Fionn had noticed the decline of queer spaces in his city and started to recognize how the spaces were being taken for granted. This situation became the platform for his titleholder project, to which he was able to arrange all of the key stakeholders, clubs, and events, to get together to share their experiences and learnings. Fionn talks in great depth on the outcomes from that meeting, yet it was due to this gathering, all of the kink community in Dublin marched together as one in pride that year for the first time ever. Fionn is hopeful that communities listening to his story can learn from his experiences and how important it is to come together as one, oh, and to question everything like the deviants we are!
Episode 25 - Dean Arcuri
Get ready for the Twenty Fifth episode of the Kink Kloset!
Putting on an amazing show for the Kink Kloset is none other than Melbourne's own, Dean Arcuri! For Dean, he has seen himself as a kinkster throughout most of his life. In fact, Dean finds it more challenging to relate to his vanilla self compared to his kink self. From a young age he has been very exploratory and sought out experiences to live out his kinky urges. During his exploration he developed a passion for cruising and had some memorable times at beats all around Melbourne. Some of these experiences put Dean in some uncomfortable situations especially when handcuffs are involved, and upon reflection, steps could of been taken to go about his kink in a safer manner. However, it was going through a rough encounter which acted as a catalyst for Dean to reach out to the kink and fetish community to help him out, and he has been connected to the community ever since.
In the second part of the episode we discuss on how Dean is connecting with all the kink aspects of his life. It was very heartening to help Dean reflect on how he stayed connected with the kinkster inside of him during Covid lockdowns. While it had its own challenges, he spoke fondly of how the Spit N Polish and Down N Dirty Zoom calls kept the community together and provided a space for their kink community to express how they were feeling. Throughout all of this, Dean is optimistic he can develop greater connections with the kink aspects of his life in the renaissance period post lockdowns.
Episode 24 - Dreck Sau
We have now had two dozen of these, it is the Twenty Fourth episode of the Kink Kloset!
Smoking us out is the oink worthy, Dreck Sau! On this episode we are travelling back to London town to visit Dreck. Dreck was born in the UK, yet split his time growing up between here and Mexico City. He has always seen himself as a fetishist from a young age. Dreck still remembers fondly the moment when he stole a pack of cigarettes from the kitchen table, sneaking away and taking his first drag. That moment awoke feeling inside of him he couldn't deny. Not too long after that, he was gifted leather from his father who owned various leather and punk gear during his biker days. The feeling of leather and seeing how others reacted to it inspired Dreck to see the fashion in fetish. It comes as no surprise that Dreck soon embraced his creative side, infused it with his fetishes, and started to have some great fun exploring what fetish meant to him.
Dreck has always been a person who marches to the beat of his own drum. From being a trailer blazer in the online smoking community, to not confirming to conventional dress codes at fetish events, Dreck has always done it his way. Deep down he knows you need to be honest with yourself and what you're feeling. Even after having his online fetish life maliciously revealed to all of his close family and friends, Dreck never stopped embracing his fetish. Looking back on it, he is somewhat thankful because it allowed him to freely express himself. It appears that even through times of adversity, Dreck has managed to stay true to himself and has bounced back with more creativity and a deeper connection with his fetishes.
Excellent! Keep up the good, inspired work.