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Like any large cosmopolitan city, T3Evp$BF*[email protected]=nvceBcFw#[email protected]aipei has a burgeoning BDSM and kink scene.

BDSM—an abbreviation referring tWst+YxrPEaH*1xv5y69#IAwn^7JCCq$E95hmDqEqG%bpNWaT_Do bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, and sadism and masochism—began to emerge as an organized community some 15-20 years ago in Taiwan.

Nowadays, 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[email protected]*elWtl_f^rN+^3TuNO$5%)6p0 including Tainan and Kaohsiung. 

Members of the lo66=3k2o-D0iLcAVs6lS1Zx(Zv=LwbItK8UAF*G2fBF6_(-qGAMcal kink scene 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.

Here’s some of our favorite venues in Taipei and be sure to keep an eye &L!9p-VIACeIWG16$Sz9HxN-B#O-1g9p=n3*gkhW(vAcR$7u3aon the monthly calendar here.

Commander D.

Taipei’s premier queer kink and BDSM bar is pop++e0M#xxF!FNTL4#l!G&&w1lPmF_M4M*lQLN1PcTEdTyR6=hMBular 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.

Studio BD

This venue specializes in bondage and hosts monthly munches—where p)g=q2-R)G#kPq)b9=y*cEFehv%)vg1BcVOpm)E6QyGvlH4m%@oeople meet and talk about the kink scene without actually playing—as well as a spank party, a rope party, and a bondage meets life drawing session.

Near Exit 5 of Jiangzicui Station.

(Photo: Studio BD / Facebook)

Cats Downstairs

This rope salon is a longtime fixture of the Taiwan BDSM scene and holds regular bondage meetups.@hg7PQGdr0imag5-+s*dG#1ao8g1%0cvzJ(rq=aBD$$^l9pvv3 Due to an old air conditioning system attendees are limited to 20, so be sure to sign up early.

Chora Studio

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.


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