Worldwide: Thrillist author Charyn Pheuffer released this interesting theory that Fifty Shades did not create a BDSM revolution. I tend to disagree. She brings up the point that most people already knew about BDSM before the books and films, however I personally think it has 100% opened up the door for a conversation on it. What do you think?
Japan: Here’s a fun read on Japanese fetish clubs. I’ve heard they are much more elaborate there in terms of “setting the scene” so to speak. Definitely some good inspiration!
anniebear and I attended the Auckland Fetish ball this past weekend and were not disappointed. We’ll have a full recap for you next week but it was a great event with festive costumes and performances. The scene in Auckland is far less fragmented as compared to LA which offered a very intimate party. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this week’s review on the Armory haunted house. We also have a new segment on floggers in our buying guide.