Pillow Talk: Winnipeg's Kinky Konnections

The role of community, in many parts of our lives, can often be understated. Without a peer group, a support network or just references to others like you, personal development and growth is challenging. This is particularly important in terms of sex and sexuality. While some are fine with, and accepting of, their sexual needs, others greatly benefit from talking with other about their needs, desires, kinks and fetishes.

Such was the need in Winnipeg and the desire to start up Kinky Konnections. Through a series of regular and special events, this group brings together people from the kink and alternative lifestyles community for fun, casual and informative get-togethers.

Sexlife Canada spoke with MzKitN, Coin and Crimson of Kinky Konnections to learn more about the role of community.

SLC: How did Kinky Konnections start up?
KK: Kinky Konnections started as a casual coffee that MzKitN set up for an out-of-town friend. She was looking for something to do on a Friday night to entertain him and posted a Kinky Koffee on a local forum. About 20 people showed up for the coffee. Afterwards, people in the community were asking when the next one would occur, which she set up for 2 weeks later.
   As Kinky Konnections grew, MzKitN took on a partner in Coin. The coffees grew to as many as 80 people. We included other venues and other events including Kinky Karaoke, Kinky Beach Day, the Kinky Karnival, Kinky Bowling and hosted the meet and greet at another local event. We also had a movie night and a death and a debauchery walking tour of downtown Winnipeg.
   We've been around for 3 years now and have several other projects in the works. We changed our name to Kinky Konnections and officially became a social networking and events group for the alternative lifestyles in Winnipeg.

SLC: What role is Kinky Konnections filling in the community?
KK: We provide a safe and fun environment where members of the community can meet and get to know each other. We cater to the alternative lifestyles, craftsmen, models, photographers and pretty much anyone who sits outside of the box. Our events are either free or very reasonably priced.
   We help members to make friends, find play partners, long term and casual relationships. We also help those who are new to the community or shy to get acquainted with their fellow lifestylers so that they can come out and enjoy other events in the community.

SLC: What is Winnipeg's kink and fetish scene like?
KK: Winnipeg isn't a big city and can be quite conservative. Our community is smaller and close knit. Everyone seems to know everyone. We don't have a wide variety of events as of yet, (we are trying to change this), but most members of the community support these events wholeheartedly. When the chips are down, we're there to help each other.

SLC: What has been the most surprising success of Kinky Konnections?
KK: The Kinky Karnival was our most surprising success. As soon as we posted this event, even before we had any details listed, we had over a dozen confirmed guests. Our out of town presenter was amazing, the burlesque and performance DJ were a hit and the dungeon was full for most of the evening. We actually sold out of tickets and actually had to change venues to accommodate the interest. Although we didn't make any money on the Karnival, the accolades for a job well done were fair compensation.

SLC: Please tell us about your regular events, A Kinky Affair and Kinky Karaoke?
KK: A Kinky Affair, which was formerly Kinky Koffee, is a once a month, free event held for the members of the community. It's a casual and laid back affair where Kinky Konnection members can get to know each other in a relaxed and no-pressure environment. We hold the events on Friday at a kink-friendly venue and take the time to introduce new members of the community around. We also try to hold our casual coffee the day before other, more formal events in the community, so that newcomers have the opportunity to meet other members of the community and be more comfortable when attending these events.
   A Kinky Karaoke is also a once a month, free event that we hold for members of the community at a local Karaoke bar. We just all get together on a Friday night and sing our hearts out or scream, yell and support each other. It's casual and a lot of fun.

SLC: What are the most popular songs at the karaoke night (Love Hurts? LOL)
KK: The most popular songs sang by the kinksters are Cum Together, Great Balls of Fire, Mouth, Secret Agent Man, Mac the Knife, Fat Bottom Girls, Bad Touch and numerous duets including songs from Grease and Rocky Horror Picture Show. Sadly, they don't have Sweet Transvestite yet.

SLC: What future events are you planning for the group?
KK: We have Dark City planned for November 12. We're keeping our cards close on this one but we have secured out-of-town presenters, some entertainment and are planning some ideas new and interesting to Winnipeg.
   We're planning 2 major events per year and are already working on our event for May of 2012. Sadly, we can't release any details on this event either until we're ready to print tickets.
SLC: We'll stay tuned!

Comments

Are they mostly being

Are they mostly being promoted? I only seen this once after my friend told me about it.

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Chris of http://www.digiteksf.com/