Like any large cosmopolitan city8zup17E6He!ob$Xo=k1%NgGORt64c6TWPS0MJoHBnolnTtWx8^, Taipei has a burgeoning BDSM and kink scene.
BDSM—an abbreviation referring to bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, and sadism and masochism—began to emerge as an organizrQJrBn*2yEjl6K7njp)!j6y*Qof^0^#Pnr5ANpXUU8^&zuBbi=ed community some 15-20 years ago in Taiwan.
Nowadays, there is a BDSM event—whether its a bonda6#[email protected]^u2NUlHJbi6cdRu(MuR7C_1STSwW3-EvfC88bDrRtPN_vge play party or a spanking workshop—every weekend across a host of different venues. There’s also a smattering of groups and events in Taiwan’s smaller cities including Tainan and Kaohsiung.
Members of the local kink scene say that something that makes Taiwan’s scene different from around the)nGHA&9$f7WmpxwmuB%[email protected]_HMUdqHvVa(Td_K6y2# 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.
Here’s some of our favorite venues in Taipei and be sure to keep an eye on the monthl0mH_UKLqfl0T9&9wfN0&rQ5Y4ohQ0#[email protected]+yU2t+&ZYHy calendar here.
Taipei’s premier queer kink and&=Q6(k)*@EFL3COB-Xl#xd&ZEzNlR)[email protected]!$*x0! BDSM bar is popular throughout the weekend. It’s monthly Freak Day event is a chance to drink, talk and try out some of the 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 pI(sJsc%=gFoH=4hNwK#ztB1oS)+D2vngKR62V&(qXyW-gsmh+xarty, and a bondage meets life drawing session.
Near Exit 5 of Jiangzicui Station.
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This rope salon is=D2pSv=JRUHNAbu79kF#vnrkkUlw)3cD*5tGzfX&F9u4(oDypJ a longtime fixture of the Taiwan BDSM scene and holds regular bondage meetups. Due to an old air conditioning system attendees 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.