PODCAST: The hidden world of fetish performance art and BDSM

PODCAST: The hidden world of fetish performance art and BDSM

Main pic: Members of Montreal-based fetish performance art group Backdoor Fairy Tales performed at Le Petit Impérial as part of the 2015 Q-City Kink alternative lifestlyle festival. The event unveiled the artistic and approachable sides of an often misunderstood subculture. Photo credit: Ruby Pratka.

This is a recording of the feature article written by Ruby Pratka titled Inside the hidden world of BSDM and fetish performace art

If your idea of bondage, domination and sadomasochism comes from the painful-to-watch abuse scenes in such movies as Pulp Fiction and 50 Shades of Grey, Contessa Alura would like to, well, disabuse you.

“BDSM is not about wailing on each other with a flogger,” explains Alura, a self-described professional dominatrix with a ready smile and an approachable, lady-next-door vibe. “It’s about establishing a connection between you and the other person. People think it’s all about the pain, but that’s not it at all. It’s about the pleasure.”

…………………………………………………………….

For more podcasts and videos visit the Life in Quebec Youtube channel.

Comments and feedback always welcome and appreciated.

Categories: Arts & Culture, Podcast

About Author

Ruby Pratka

Ruby Pratka grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, studied in Ottawa and took the roundabout way to Quebec City via Russia, Slovenia, France, Switzerland, Belgium and East Africa. In addition to writing for LifeinQuebec.com and Life in Québec Magazine, she also contributes to other media outlets in English and French. She enjoys keeping a close eye on international affairs, listening to good music and singing in large groups.

Write a Comment

Only registered users can comment.