Life After IML - September 2008

John on stage, pulling his waistcoat open to reveal a t-shirt which says slave cerise of the house of hampster

Giving a speech from the mainstage at Kinkfest 4 in London
Photo credit: Dave Harris

On August 2nd Dave and I attended Kinkfest 4 in London. This one-day, pansexual event included SM education, a vendor market, food stalls and community information. I was there to present a workshop and give a speech from mainstage - and it looked like everyone was having fun. Thanks to the organisers for all their hard work putting it together.

There are many ways to describe SM sexuality, but here's one model that I've found works very well for me. I haven't published it on this website before because I wasn't sure where I got the idea from and I didn't want to publicise an idea without giving due credit to the author. However, I explained this model during a workshop at "Thunder in the Mountains" in July and many people asked me to put it online, so here it is:

Have fun, look after yourselves and the people you play with.

Best wishes,

John Pendal
International Mr Leather 2003

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