This weekend is Northbound Leather’s tenth annual Decadance Fashion Show and Play Party at the Docks. Being the number one leather/rubber/pvc clothier in Canada, NBL never fails to put on a sexy show of fetish fantasy wear and is continually gaining notoriety within the fashion community.
After the show, DJ Matt C and Jim LaMort will be playing while straights, queers and all that lie in-between dance and play. Play? Decadance supplies a play area for the “swinging” BDSM scene, where you might find couples looking for thirds/fourths/nths to fulfill their fantasies. For you newbies and curious, here is a list of appropriate do’s and don’ts if you find yourself in certain awkward social situations:
Keep an open mind. This should be your mantra. You’re going to see things that might shock you.
Point and laugh. You’re going to want to snicker at some people’s fetishes, it’s inevitable. But remember, they didn’t choose their fetishes, just honed them.
Compliment if you’ve run out of anything better to say. “That’s a lovely piercing!” is much more nicer and conversation-starting than “Did that hurt?”
Try to pick up the person of the opposite sex if they’ve said they’re exclusively gay. Bad form!
Be gracious if you meet someone you know, decked out in fetish gear you’d never expect this person to be caught dead in. There’s a good chance someone like oh… your accountant will be wearing a diaper. See “Do” number one.
Fake it. Experienced fetishists will spot you a mile away.