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Kink Kloset

Thomas Seggie

Welcome to the Kink Kloset! This is a place where those who enter the Kink Kloset get a chance to tell us about there second coming out as a fetish person.These are short episodes where everyone gets asked the same question:"Tell me who you were before you were a fetish person?" I hope you find these stories interesting.Enjoy!
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Episode 27 - Kevan Walsh
Oct 25 2021
39 mins
Episode 27 - Kevan Walsh
The Twenty Seventh episode of Kink Kloset calls for leather and protocol, and will settle for nothing less!Please welcome to the Kink Kloset someone whom I admire greatly in the kink community, Kevan Walsh. Kevan is a Melbourne based kinkster who has joined the community later in his life. After Kevan first came out, it took him a while to find his tribe. Through some exposure in pubs, and doing some online research, he was able to dip his toe into the Melbourne kink community. The sense of purpose, structure, and tradition, resonated with Kevan and he knew he had had found his tribe. Kevan was titled Laird Leatherman 2018, and has been very active within the kink community. All of his work within the kink community has highlighted how great of an impact we can have on each other's lives, and what can be achieved through hard work.Kevan's main journey through kink was driven through a D/s relationship with his Sir. His Sir was able to guide him on which resources to use to help grow his kink knowledge. In recent years, he has since developed a strong D/s relationship with his boy, to which he is now embodying the mentoring role. When talking about his views on how people live out their kinks, he adopts a mindset of "You do it your way, and I'll do it my way" and is very accepting on how we all have different and unique kink journeys. This open minded mindset is helping Kevan learn and develop his relationships within the community as he is able to understand the perspectives of many different kinksters.
Oct 25 2021
39 mins
Episode 26 - Fionn Scott
Get your deviance on for the Twenty Sixth episode of the Kink Kloset!Coming in hot to the Kink Kloset is Dublin's very own Genial Miscreant, Fionn Scott. Fionn came to Dublin in his teenage years after spending his early years in Malaysia and the USA. To him, it felt like he was entering into a predominantly conservative culture compared to what he was used to. Fionn states that this feeling was fuelling his inner deviant at a young age and motivated him to question everything. His inquisitive nature lead him to seek out avenues and outlets which helped him explore his queer side. It comes as no surprise for Fionn to discover the kink clubs of Dublin early on in his young adulthood. Over the years he has put his deviance to good use and he took on the Mr Leather Ireland title in 2019, to which he took the title to the 41st International Mr Leather competition and placed 2nd runner up. In this episode we talk about the importance of queer spaces and the success which comes from unifying the community. Over the years, Fionn had noticed the decline of queer spaces in his city and started to recognize how the spaces were being taken for granted. This situation became the platform for his titleholder project, to which he was able to arrange all of the key stakeholders, clubs, and events, to get together to share their experiences and learnings. Fionn talks in great depth on the outcomes from that meeting, yet it was due to this gathering, all of the kink community in Dublin marched together as one in pride that year for the first time ever. Fionn is hopeful that communities listening to his story can learn from his experiences and how important it is to come together as one, oh, and to question everything like the deviants we are!
Jul 26 2021
30 mins
Episode 25 - Dean Arcuri
Get ready for the Twenty Fifth episode of the Kink Kloset!Putting on an amazing show for the Kink Kloset is none other than Melbourne's own, Dean Arcuri! For Dean, he has seen himself as a kinkster throughout most of his life. In fact, Dean finds it more challenging to relate to his vanilla self compared to his kink self. From a young age he has been very exploratory and sought out experiences to live out his kinky urges. During his exploration he developed a passion for cruising and had some memorable times at beats all around Melbourne. Some of these experiences put Dean in some uncomfortable situations especially when handcuffs are involved, and upon reflection, steps could of been taken to go about his kink in a safer manner. However, it was going through a rough encounter which acted as a catalyst for Dean to reach out to the kink and fetish community to help him out, and he has been connected to the community ever since.  In the second part of the episode we discuss on how Dean is connecting with all the kink aspects of his life. It was very heartening to help Dean reflect on how he stayed connected with the kinkster inside of him during Covid lockdowns. While it had its own challenges, he spoke fondly of how the Spit N Polish and Down N Dirty Zoom calls kept the community together and provided a space for their kink community to express how they were feeling. Throughout all of this, Dean is optimistic he can develop greater connections with the kink aspects of his life in the renaissance period post lockdowns.
Jul 8 2021
28 mins
Episode 24 - Dreck Sau
We have now had two dozen of these, it is the Twenty Fourth episode of the Kink Kloset!Smoking us out is the oink worthy, Dreck Sau! On this episode we are travelling back to London town to visit Dreck. Dreck was born in the UK, yet split his time growing up between here and Mexico City. He has always seen himself as a fetishist from a young age. Dreck still remembers fondly the moment when he stole a pack of cigarettes from the kitchen table, sneaking away and taking his first drag. That moment awoke feeling inside of him he couldn't deny. Not too long after that, he was gifted leather from his father who owned various leather and punk gear during his biker days. The feeling of leather and seeing how others reacted to it inspired Dreck to see the fashion in fetish. It comes as no surprise that Dreck soon embraced his creative side, infused it with his fetishes, and started to have some great fun exploring what fetish meant to him. Dreck has always been a person who marches to the beat of his own drum. From being a trailer blazer in the online smoking community, to not confirming to conventional dress codes at fetish events, Dreck has always done it his way. Deep down he knows you need to be honest with yourself and what you're feeling. Even after having his online fetish life maliciously revealed to all of his close family and friends, Dreck never stopped embracing his fetish. Looking back on it, he is somewhat thankful because it allowed him to freely express himself. It appears that even through times of adversity, Dreck has managed to stay true to himself and has bounced back with more creativity and a deeper connection with his fetishes.
Feb 15 2021
32 mins
Episode 23 - Mistress Electra Amore
It's getting real now! Strap yourselves in for the Twenty Third episode of the Kink Kloset!Gracing the Kink Kloset with her presence is the wonderful and wicked Mistress Electra Amore! Electra is a Melbourne based professional dominatrix who has become a world traveller while developing her kinky skills. Originally from Hobart in Tasmania, this shy and introverted girl lead an active life spending her time adventuring the Tasmanian wilderness. In her teens, her family moved back to the Melbourne suburbs to which her life was thrown in a spin. While Melbourne provided Electra with a sense of cultural belong, she encountered a huge social disconnect with her community.  These teenage years acted as a catalyst to help Electra initiate the journey to discover who she was, and embarking on this path helped her break free from her shyness. Electra has flourished in her life when she has been able to express herself without limits. This first started in year 12 where she embraced being an art student and breaking the mould. Beyond school, Electra was off exploring the streets of Melbourne to which she discovered the dance clubs of the 90's. The clubs were a living organism with a pulse, personality and power. Nothing was going stop Electra from the intimacy of the dance floor. This club kid soon funnelled her love of art for a passion for fashion, and would treat every weekend as new opportunity to express her fashions with a captive audience. Luckily for Electra, PVC and latex were becoming mainstream in fashion, which opened up the possibilities for some wickedly kinky outfits. Unsurprising, latex still remains a staple of Mistress Electra Amore, to which she has honed her craft to become a designer and producer of rubber fetishware.Electra's path to dominatrix started in her early 20's with a phone call to the House of Domination. After looking them up in the Yellow Pages, she was persistent with four calls to secure an interview.  Arriving at an inconspicuous house in Melbourne's inner suburbs, she was in awe of the stunning leather Mistress who greet her at the door. After an interview with the head Mistress, Electra embarked on her apprenticeship as a dominatrix. This apprenticeship was another journey of self-discovery while also learning the tantalizing skills of her profession.   It was not always roses and restraints. One unfortunate incident of a session which went too far by having boundaries broken steeled Electra's value for consent and trust. Instead of letting this situation break her, she used it as fuel in her trainings of future apprentices on how to set up consensual sessions. Throughout Electra's exploration in the Kink Kloset, it is clear she has outstanding resilience and is able to grow from her struggles and hurdles. She is able to empathize with her clients who are shy and feeling lost. She is able to implant herself into any situation, city or country, and talk to anyone and effortlessly make friends. She also oozes confidence which has allowed her to teach her craft, host events and be the lifeblood of a party. Electra left the Kink Kloset with three nuggets of wisdom: Honour yourself, Honour your boundaries, and be Open with your heart. I hope you enjoy this special episode of the Kink Kloset.
Jan 18 2021
58 mins
Episode 22 - Patrick Reid
I spy two little ducks, it must be the twenty second episode of the Kink Kloset!Bounding their way into the Kink Kloset, is one of my dear friends, Patrick Reid. Patrick is an Adelaide based kinkster who has come in and out of kink during his life. Growing up in the north suburbs of Adelaide, Patrick found it hard to connect with his queer-self because there was little support in his area. When he was in his late teens, he found a support group called a drop-in. It was there he found a very special person, Justin. Justin helped Patrick discover the kinkster inside of him and encouraged him to be comfortable with his kinks. In more recent years, Patrick has become active in the kink community and became Mr Adelaide Leather in 2018.Patrick has flowed in and out of being a kinkster during his adult life. While he was exploring his kinks during his 20's, he parked it when he met his long-term partner. It felt like the right thing to do, yet he couldn't deny he was missing a piece of himself. This changed when we met his Pup, Miles. Together they developed a Pup/Handler dynamic and this helped Patrick re-discover the kink community. Patrick is very proud of the kink community in Adelaide and all the work Adelaide Leather and Fetish has done to grow the kink community. The Gear'd weekend in Adelaide has become a hallmark event for the kink community in Australia and has given space for new kinksters to discover themselves. Patrick is thankful for the very supportive kink community and is excited with how many opportunities there are for kinksters to be themselves these days.
Dec 7 2020
22 mins
Episode 21 - Jack Thompson
Welcome to the Twenty-First episode, and start of the Second Season of the Kink Kloset!We are starting off the second season of the Kink Kloset with a very special guest. Please welcome into the Kink Kloset, the ever so lovely Jack Thompson! Jack is a Baltimore based kinkster who was raised in Berkeley, Californa. Growing up, he felt natural to express his kink self through roleplaying a wolf called Fang and wolfing around with his elementary school friends. This developed into an interest for furries, to which he was fortunate enough to discover the furry community during his teenage years. He still remembers how much joy he felt seeing other kinksters parading around the furry convention and feeling like he belonged with them. Naturally, by living in Berkeley and being so close to San Francisco, Jack developed more kinks which lead him to the leather community. Throughout the years, Jack got more involved with the community. Over the last few years he has be involved with the titleholder community, to which he holds the title of Leatherman of Colour 2019 and International Mr Leather 2019. Throughout his kink journey, the community has always been the most important thing for Jack. To him, the kink community is the place where people accept you for who you are because they understand what your going through as a queer kinkster. He has felt this on a personal level because he has leaned on the kink community for strength and support when going through his own struggles. Throughout his time in the kink community, he has felt he has been able to be a conduit between communities and had a part of bringing splintered communities together. Because of this, Jack feels happily accomplished knowing that he has played a part building bridges between communities and bolstering the kink community just like it had strengthened him.
Nov 23 2020
36 mins
Episode 20 - Northy
You can't hide from it, it is the twentieth episode of the Kink Kloset!Making his Kink Kloset debut is none other than my good friend, Northy! Northy is a Sydney based kinkset who was born and raised over in the UK. His fetish journey started when he was in his early 20's when he mustered up the courage to walk into his first leather bar. That night at The Colherne is where Northy was exposed to skinheads, bikers and leathermen, and knew that he had found his people. From then, he started the process of getting his leathers and ventured out to the other leather bars around London, where he grew into the kinkster we know today. These days, you will find Northy at 'The Hide'. He was one of the founding members and has been with The Hide for three years. He takes great pride in being part of a fetish event here in Sydney, which allows for fellow kinksters to start their fetish journey, just like the bars in London helped him. During his youth, Northy knew there was always something different inside of him which he couldn't quite articulate. The lack of representation of leather folx in the media, made it challenging for Northy to connect with his kink side. One viewing of "Relax" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood music video unlocked his kink side. Over the years Northy has grown  fond of the kink community because he has been able to build strong connections with others. Some of his greatest friends he has met in leather bars or during travels to kink events, such as Folsom in Berlin. Northy believes the bonds he has with his fellow kinksters are strong because you all share an unique interest in something which is not commonly seen. He is very glad he has embraced his kink side as it has become an important part of who he is today.
Sep 21 2020
39 mins
Episode 19 - Babydoll
Hot off the press, it is the the Nineteenth episode of the Kink Kloset!Stepping off the catwalk and into the Kink Kloset is none other than Melbourne's very own, Babydoll. Babydoll was born and raised in Melbourne and emerged on the kink community early on in her adult life. At a time when she was feeling lost, Babydoll turned to the kink community to begin a journey on a new path. Her first social kink experience was at a munch where she was surrounded by a diverse range of kinksters. Surprisingly, this situation did not overwhelm Babydoll, instead it inspired her. From then, she connected with other kinksters through events such as Oz Kink Fest, and utilised online platforms like FetLife to explore the community further. As part of her kink journey, Babydoll has founded Demasque Magazine, an alternative lifestyle publication which features great cross sections of the kink community.She is very proud to announce that she is launching her 9th issue which marks two amazing years of Demaque Magazine.Self-expression is a core aspect of kink which many kinksters relate with.For Babydoll, she was in a constant conflict between having the freedom to express herself and overcoming the inhibitions to be the person she knew she was on the inside.Kink gear, specifically latex, gave Babydoll the permission to be herself. Gearing up has allowed her to be creative, be fun and be a down right babe. However, Babydoll is not alone in this, as she can see when others are being true to themselves in their gear and the amazing energy radiating out from them. She hopes that by you listening to her story, that it gives you the confidence to give yourself the permission to be who you are.
Aug 30 2020
29 mins
Episode 18 - Gael Leung Chong Wo
Get your passport stamped because the Kink Kloset is going abroad for it's Eighteenth episode!Taking a big booted step into the Kink Kloset is the ever so lovely, Gael Leung Chong Wo! Gael is a Belgium based kinkster who identifies as a late bloomer to the kink community. When growing up he knew there was a hidden part of him which turned out to be kink. He always thought of himself as "strange" due to being a French speaker with Asian roots in a Flemish neighbourhood, so it was no surprise to him when he developed a curiosity for kink. From his first kink experience 5 years ago, Gael has wasted no time exploring his kinks and discovering the community. Earlier this year, Gael put himself out on the line during Darklands 2020 in Antwerp and competed in their Mister Leather Belgium competition where he was awarded Mister Leather Belgium 2020!Going outside of your comfort zone was never easy for Gael, yet they have always resulted in powerful and special moments of growth for him. Just stepping through the front door of a kink store was a hard thing for Gael, yet once he did, he knew had walked into the right place. Beyond that, Gael unpacks the conflict between feeling like you belong yet also not loosing who you are as an individual and kinkster. His experiences at Pride events where he met such diverse kinksters, sparked a project from him to increase visibility of all kinks and kinksters. #Wearefetish was launched by Gael as an online social media platform for the promotional of all kinks, with a special focus on those kinksters who view themselves as a minority. He is so happy with how well it has been received by the community and hopes it helps others get out of their comfort zone so they can feel confident with their kinky selves.
Aug 16 2020
28 mins
Episode 17 - Mike JamesEpisode 16 - JasonEpisode 15 - Iz ConnellEpisode 14 - Adam CooneyEpisode 13 - Ralf Rasmussen
We now have a baker's dozen of episodes - it is the thirteenth episode of the Kink Kloset!Please give a big cheerio to Ralf Rasmussen who joins us in the Kink Kloset. Ralf is a Danish kinkster who is has been living in London for the past 11 years. Growing up in the Danish countryside, Ralf was not exposed to kink until he saw the sight of two bikers at a local market and was mesmerised. It was this situation which initiated Ralf to explore his kinky side. Once he moved to the city, he gained the confidence to explore his kink with the people he met at a fetish club, and he never looked back. It wasn't too long before Ralf got more involved with the leather and kink community. In 2008 he took the title of Mr Leather Denmark, and then went on and became Mr Leather Europe 2008. These days, he is more known for his work with "RealClearFetish!", a Facebook group he started for sober kinksters.For Ralf, leather was a gateway kink which opened him up to explore his other fetishes. However, over the years he started to mix substances and sex together. It was a harsh realisation one day where he noticed he couldn't be sexual without substances. After taking a break from the fetish community, Ralf shares with us his experiences about being sober with kink. From having to retrain your connection with kink, arming yourself with tools to safely enjoy yourself at an event in a bar or club, and building connections with those going through the same situation, all of this has been part of his journey. Ralf has been touched with how much of a positive reception he has received from promoting his "Clear Head, Clear Fetish" message, and hopes to spread it out more in the community. If you are listening to this and wish to find out more about RealClearFetish! you can find them on Facebook and Instagram. I will also have links to articles Ralf has written more about this, on our Facebook page.
Jun 8 2020
31 mins
Episode 12 - Pepper PopEpisode 11 - Jody AndersonEpisode 10 - Matt BLUFEpisode 9 - Pup PantherEpisode 8 - The Puppy Fifi

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