Healing, transformative, exalting, spiritual, sacred, evolving - All things rope CAN be. Rope allows for a primal experience of vulnerability as its ethos. Understanding the biophysical, inter/intra-relational, environmental, emotional, and cognitive effects of rope provide one with a glimpse of the process that occurs in a rope or kink scene.
Mason Rose is a kinky, metal trans masculine photographer based in Los Angeles and Portland. Mason's photos are erotic. By definition, erotic means to arouse, and Mason's photography does just that: arouses queer revolution.
From corsets to latex to harnesses and fishnet, kink fashion has evolved in many ways over the years and touched the mainstream in pop music videos, at music festivals, worn by influencers, on runways, and in mainstream club fashion.
Service and showing up to help foster community are big components of being a titleholder. I had the opportunity to ask our current royalty members a bit more about what serving in that role means to them and what opportunities they got to experience in 2022. The Las Vegas pup community is full of diversity and the sweetest pups. We had a blast getting this pack of pups together for the cover shoot.
As fashion and fetish-wear continue to become increasingly intertwined, designers are striving to incorporate the latter’s seedy aesthetic into their collections. The latest to combine ready-to-wear design sensibilities with kink-wear is the gay-owned menswear designer, Addicted USA.
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Dominic Pacifico to get to know the man in front of, and behind, the camera. I found him to be articulate, soft spoken, professional, and extremely knowledgeable about the Kink life and Kink entertainment. He is currently an exclusive Director with Kinkmen.com.
The day finally dawned, the day of Las Vegas PRIDE at the incredible Craig Ranch Regional Park in Las Vegas, and the beautiful people were out in droves, coming together and enjoying the huge range of food and drink and spectacular entertainment on offer.
Rouge at the Strat Hotel bills itself as the “Sexiest show in Vegas”. However, I would call it the most bisexual show in Vegas. With a strong ensemble cast and raunchy solos that feature aerialists, contortionists, acrobatics, and even a little bit of dildo juggling, this show makes for a fun and arousing date night activity.
As a professional dancer, I worked for five years on cruise ships. Throughout this time, I experimented with many things pertaining to my sex life, including having sex with curious straight men, fooling around with guests in the sauna, and sniffing poppers with my friends on nights off.
For the second time, Liquid Red graced the PROUD & Kinky stage at the Las Vegas PRIDE Festival at Craig Ranch Park in October 2022. The first time was in October 2019 at the PROUD & Kinky stage. This time, Liquid Red teamed up with Wigcraft Vegas and included their spectacular foam wigs in the show.
PROUD & Kinky is going to be doing even more to engage with the alternative queer community in the next 12 months. Shout out to all the folks that attended Merry Fistmas in mid-December. It was a fun and well-attended play party event, and we can’t wait to host more. I’ve seen the future of the kinky queer community.
Authentic, heart-centered spaces can be challenging to find. As a young adult, I struggled with depression and anxiety and craved deep, meaningful connections. Healthier environments that would nurture growth and interpersonal relationships were something I desired but didn't know how to find.
PROUD & Kinky is hosting leather title holders in 2023. There are four Las Vegas Leather titles that we are seeking nominations for: Mr. Las Vegas Leather, Las Vegas Person of Leather, Las Vegas Pup of Leather, and Las Vegas Bootblack. The Las Vegas Person of leather will receive a more specific title characteristic of what they feel fits them best.