Strap yourselves in for the Seventeenth episode of the Kink Kloset!
Landing into the Kink Kloset is the Sydney's very own, Mike James! Mike tells us that he grew as a very independently, having to find his own path because of the big age difference between him and his siblings. It was this independence which gave him the confidence to explore both himself and the world. This lead Mike to travel and take a very extended gap year globetrotting. Throughout his travels, Mike discovered kink communities by attending kink events where he befriended fellow kinksters and was inspired by their lifestyles. Upon returning home, Mike was full of passion to get involved with the local kink communities. It was this passion which helped drive Mike to take an active role in the kink community, and in 2019, Mike was titled the Australian Leatherman, and has been a visible representative both domestically and internationally.
Trust, safety and communication, are all important topics to Mike when it comes to kink. His first experience was a "live in" scene which spanned over a 4 day weekend. We do a deep dive into this scenario to learn how this scene came about, how trust was formed, and how safe Mike felt communicating to his scene partner about what he was experiencing. From this intense experience, Mike reflects on how valuable recommendations are in the kink community, mainly to ensure you're doing your best to play safe.