Interested in testing the waters of kink by having conversations or maybe even trying some kinky play with vetted individuals in a safe, public environment? Taste of Kink is exactly that.
We are trying out having a featured station! This Taste, we’ve dedicated an entire room to be a shooting gallery for “Duck Hunt” by Xanthine.
Join us in the shooting gallery for an analogue version of the arcade game Duck Hunt! Join as a hunter and slingshot pesky creatures, or prowl the track as prey and test your luck in the barrage of candy ammo. Rules, costumes, and demos provided. It’ll make sense when you see it!
We are offering the following taster booths who volunteer their time to explain or demonstrate various kinks.
We are an any gender event! Each volunteer is pleased to explain or demonstrate kinks to anyone, regardless of gender and we are fortunate and grateful to have the awesome vetted individuals above helping us bring you inclusive education to you! Here are the bios of those assume individuals so you can learn more in alphabetical order of their kink/station.
Xanthine – “Duck Hunt” Candy Range Warden
Xanthine identifies as a queer, sadomasochistic science nerd with a fondness for rope, ridiculousness, agony, and release. They focus their community efforts on education and promotion of responsible edge play with a goal of safer, more accessible spaces and a more diverse and welcoming crowd of weirdoes. They have taught at Kinkfest, Conception, Fapcon, Westcoast Bound, Dark Odyssey and other conferences.
As a massage therapist and energy worker, they focus their play style towards channeling pain into healing, transformation, and empowerment for both bottom and top. As a clown and activist, they seek to smash the patriarchy by dismantling ego and promoting laughter, connection, and sincerity in the dungeon.
MsBlaze – Cupping
Ms Blaze has been out and about in the Vancouver and Victoria communities for nearly 20 years. She is a heavy handed sadistic leaning dominant but plays with a streak of fun and giggles. She is an active member of the community and is currently the President of Metro Vancouver Kink and the Chair of Westcoast Bound
EvilXGrrlfriend – Decorative Cutting
Formerly a professional tattoo artist, EvilXGrrlfriend is well versed on the ins and outs of all manner of blood play…specifically needle and scalpel centric art.
Daisyloves – Caning
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LRGShadow – Knives
LRGshadow has been involved in the Vancouver Kink community for over 10 years and volunteered with the Vancouver DM Team for nearly all of those years. He has recently stepped away from that role to Shadows, a bi-monthly BDSM event. LRGshadow has been training in the martial arts with specific interest in modern military combatics and western blade work on and off for nearly 20 years. He has been involved in the security industry for over a decade mostly as a doorman/physical security specialist and has been in more physical confrontations then some people have had warm breakfasts.
Js_deeva – Mummification
Js_Deeva has been a locally active kinkster for roughly 15 years, can usually be seen with her partner J_ hanging out in the dungeon at MVK, and at other events and munches when able. As a switch, she has experienced a variety of relationships, roles and play styles, and is always open to mentoring newbies as they explore BDSM in risk-aware ways.
Redrobin – Needles
Queer. Kinkster. Nerd. Slut. Educator. Activist. Redrobin is a Vancouver based international presenter of alternative sexuality and identifies as a queer, genderfluid (she/her), polyamorous, sex/body positive, top heavy switch. She’s been involved in her local sex and kink community since 2007. She began teaching lap dancing classes for The Bachelor Plan in 2010, then in 2014 taught her first BDSM class for MVK and was soon teaching regularly for the BDSM, polyamorous, sex, swinger, and queer communities. Formerly Vice President of Metro Vancouver Kink and organizer of the Queer and Trans event known as The Rainbow Connection. Her medical background has fueled her passion for the human body and mind, and she enjoys exploring her own as well as others. She wants to give back by helping others discover and explore their sexuality without shame or judgement, and is a firm believer that you can never stop learning!
something_wicked – Rope
Wicked swiftly and madly fell in love with rope as a bottom in early 2014. Shortly afterwards, she started topping and self-suspending to cultivate her skills as a bottom — however, those have both since evolved into passions in and of themselves. She’s deeply involved in the Vancouver rope community as both a leader of our local chapter of Hitchin’ Bitches, and the founder of Tied Up Vancouver.
As a top, Wicked seeks to give those she ties the types of experiences she herself enjoys while in rope. She thinks there’s something magical about getting tied up to come undone, and she seeks to create the space and energy for her bottoms to do the same. She’s a sensual sadist, and loves to see people react and struggle in her rope — especially in the case of awkward ties, where she finds great amusement in watching her bottom attempt to get more comfortable.
Wicked is known to giggle as both a sadist and a masochist, and it’s a sound that has since become familiar in most local dungeons. So if you hear laughter from somewhere around a suspension frame, chances are you’ll find her!
Korrupt – Rope
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Daremo – Rope
Daremo has been around the local Vancouver scene since the late 90’s. He used to make and sell leather gear for many years, possibly even some braided ones. Daremo has taught single tail workshops in the past for Sagacity and MVK, and still enjoys giving some one on one instruction to friends.
He has always had a fondness for rope, but now rope has become his focus and passion. He has attended many workshops and intensives by many local and international presenters. He has chosen to focus on just one style of rope now.
BoundbyBeauty – Whips & Floggers
BoundbyBeauty (Scott) hails from Victoria and is the founder and past Vice President of Indigeo. He came into the Victoria scene several years ago and quickly developed an uncanny skill with single tail whips after being introduced to and mentored by a number of local and international whip experts. He is a playful yet sadistic top, and is often seen in the dungeon providing first time experience to those new to whips and impact play.
Lisa12366 – Whips
Lisa knew she was evil at a young age, but it took a while to discover that some amazing people liked evil! She’s a sadomasochist who can usually be found throwing a whip or sticking needles in people when she’s not the one being hurt.
She loves using floggers, quirts and whips, and enjoys showing people new to this play that it can be enjoyed at all levels of intensity.
1kinkrose – Whips
1kinkrose has been an active member of the kink scene in both Vancouver and the Pacific Northwest for almost a decade. Her love of whips grew first as a bottom, and then as a Top. She learned to throw whips from people like Panderus, BigBadJohn, Robert Dante, and John Ireland, and developed her own techniques and style over the years. She is recognized for her skills with single tails and two-handed techniques such as Florentine. She has coached many people on how to throw single tails, and is a regular at MVK’s Whip Enthusiasts gathering.
$15 ($10 with party purchase)