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Extreme London: we try out ecstatic BDSM

Posted at 1:30 pm, September 30, 2012 in Fun London
BDSM with Oli Keens © Rob Greig

Oliver Keens samples an experience that really takes things to the edge. Then keeps on going…

What’s the hardest part of trying BDSM in a suburban dungeon in north east London? Strangely, it’s not the prospect of being unable to sit down on the bus afterward. No, from my experience it’s telling people you actually quite enjoyed it.

The brand of ‘ecstatic BDSM’ that Claire Black practises certainly isn’t for everyone. A young, smart and professional pro domme, her aim is to make endorphins surge around your body by bringing you to the edge of pain – for which canes, leather floggers and even flaming beaters dipped in rubbing alcohol are used (the latter won’t turn a hirsute man into a one man bush fire, reassuringly).

Despite the wide-range of tools present (some made of knobbly latex), undeniably the most extreme part involves muting the inner Mark Corrigan, manning up and talking beforehand about what you like and don’t like, kink-wise. It requires honesty as Claire’s extremely friendly demeanour betrays an ability to inflict pain that would make a king cobra wince. I opted out of any restraining or biting, and made my own knobbly bits strictly off-limits, but that still left plenty of room for her to work.

Blindfolded and armed with a codeword in case of panic, I learned things about my body that I never knew. Nipples, previously considered inert and frankly pointless on a man, came to life after some steady whacking from a sharp cane. It turns out too that I quite like being treated like a piece of sirloin being tenderised, while the occasional bursts of pain are nicely balanced by a soothing rub down with a piece of fur or even a hug.

You may get funny looks evangelising BDSM to friends, but to hell with it. The adrenaline rush is palpable and lasts far longer than that bus ride home. Oliver Keens

For more info, see sacredpleasures.co.uk.

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