UK’s Newest Leather Night

The leather scene is constantly evolving and changing, with new events, bars and promoters coming and older events closing. This month saw the launch of one of the newest dedicated leather events in the UK – UNION, a new night in Bristol from the LeatherWest team. UNION is a good old fashioned social night, a [...]

By | March 16th, 2014|Bars, Events Europe|1 Comment

Folsom Forever World Premier

Check out the world premier of Folsom Forever, the latest documentary offering from filmmaker Mike Skiff with Third Rail Media.  It's happening in London on the 23rd of February, 2014 and is sponsored by Recon.  It's part of the Deep Desires and Broken Dreams Film Series.  Get your tickets here. San Francisco’s famously wild leather [...]

By | February 3rd, 2014|Community, Current Affairs, Events Europe, Film|1 Comment

Fetish Pride Italy

This year marks the launch of a new Fetish Pride event in Europe. Following on the tradition from Folsom Europe in Berlin, Leather Pride and Fetish Pride in Amsterdam, Leather Club Roma has launched Italy’s first Fetish Pride event to take place 26th February – 2nd March 2014. Over the weekend there will be various [...]

By | January 4th, 2014|Events Europe|0 Comments

We Fetish International Photo Award

For most kink men and women there is something that usually identifies them – their fetish for gear. The clothes and accessories they were, the gear they use in their play. For many the gear and look is as important to them as the sex itself, sites such as GearFetish and BLUF exist to celebrate [...]

By | December 30th, 2013|Art, Contests, Events Europe|0 Comments

Horse Fair Market – European Sex Party

The reputation of European Leather Bars is that of one where guys go to fuck. Not just to chat over a beer, not to attend a fund raiser, nor to watch bored gogo dancers. But to actually get sex – and if you are lucky some may even gear up! There are many (in)famous regular [...]

By | November 24th, 2013|Events Europe|0 Comments

Amsterdam Leather Pride & Kink Academy

One of the oldest streets in Amsterdam is the Warmoesstraat, familiar to many as the home of Amsterdam's leather and fetish scene. There have unfortunately been several iconic bars and clubs that closed over the years and many thought that the city wouldn't recover its kink crown. But new openings in recent years have helped [...]

By | October 16th, 2013|Events Europe|0 Comments

Keep Your Timber Limber (Works on Paper)

This week sees the opening of a new exhibition entitled ‘Keep Your Timber Limber (Works on Paper)' at The Institute of Contemporary Art in London, UK. The exhibition explores how artists since the 1940s to the present day have used drawing to address ideas critical and current to their time, ranging from the politics of [...]

By | June 16th, 2013|Art, Events Europe|0 Comments

Fetish Week London: July 8th to 14th

July 8th to 14th the Recon team, along with their sponsors and supporters will welcome all visitors to London to celebrate the 4th annual Fetish Week London. Over the past three years, Fetish Week London has continued to grow in popularity. 2013 sees a few new additions to the Fetish Week calendar with well over [...]

By | April 23rd, 2013|Events Europe|0 Comments

Amsterdam Fetish Pride

Amsterdam has long had a reputation for its large, friendly scene. A welcome destination for gay men, especially those into leather and fetish. Amsterdam’s August Gay Pride celebration and the November Leather Pride events are both hugely popular celebrations. And this year the community and local businesses are launching Fetish Pride. From 9 to 12 [...]

By | February 13th, 2013|Community, Events, Events Europe, News|0 Comments

Fetisch Film Festival Awards

We just received a report on the awards presented at the 2012 Fetisch Film Festival in Kiel, Germany. 2012 Best Film of the Year: Hysteria by Tanya Wexler Best Actress: Maggie Gyllenhaal in Hysteria Best Actor: Hugh Dancy in Hysteria Best Trans Performance: Deviant Kade in Rubber Bordello Best Documentary Film: My Day With Tarna [...]

By | October 24th, 2012|Events Europe, Film|0 Comments

New to Abuse: Art of Feminine Dominance – Mr Hoist Rubber – Ms SF Leather

Art of Feminine Dominance With Midori on November 1, 2012 at the Purple Passion boutique from 7 PM to 9 PM.  Ticket are $30 in advance and available online. Elegance, power and confidence… Do you want to know how to be a dominant without being a bad cliche? How do you find a sexy style of erotic dominance that's authentic to you? Using a special technique she developed, Midori will help you to find your inner power femme archetype, allowing you to pursue erotic fulfillment of sensual power play. This class is not limited to a gender, but for all who harbor the powerful woman within! Mr Hoist Rubber […]

By | October 23rd, 2012|Events Europe, Events US|0 Comments

Amsterdam Leather Pride

We receive a lot of event notices and usually they're the tried and true; Who, What, Where, When, and Why. But every once in a while an event blurb comes in which really gets the juices flowing.  Check this one out from a pervy guy at the Amsterdam Kink Academy. Sir Dart – Presenter at Amsterdam Kink Academy We are arranging a series of Kink/Fetish Workshops this year at Amsterdam Leather Pride (2 November – 4 November) that includes Bondage, Puppy Play, Whipping and Flogging, Cock (CBT & BJs) and Single Tails. Why are we doing this? Well, when I was first discovering my sexuality and my fetish interests, the internet was in its infancy, and I lived in an area with no leather bars (no gay bars even) and no gay businesses. I lived in Gloucestershire at the time, and my only access to the fetish community was an expensive trip to London, which I could only afford a couple of times a year.In the early 90's I had my 1st trip to Amsterdam, I saw a boy getting flogged, a group of skins kick another boy until he came, and many guys in FULL leather uniform; my dick was hard for a whole weekend!A couple of years later; I managed to leave the UK and find a job in mainland Europe, and after several moves – I ended up in Amsterdam. […]

By | October 5th, 2012|Events Europe|0 Comments