World BDSM Day – Whipping Your July into Shape

Few people know it, but July 24th is World BDSM Day! A day where all (consensual) hits are allowed and which owes its existence to a very famous BDSM club of the city of Barcelona…

How was this particular day born? Why is there a BDSM day? Miss Taboo, a Spanish libertine who advocates free sex, swapping and pleasures of BDSM is here to explain everything. You can read this article in its original Spanish here.

The Birth of World BDSM Day

I am lucky to live not far from a mythical place in the city of Barcelona – ​​the Rosas Cinco Club, founded in 2003 by Kurt Walter Fisher, a Swiss BDSM lover. Few people know that this club is historically very important for two major reasons.”

The first is that [the Rosas Cinco Club] is the first club in Europe dedicated to BDSM, [founded] before others appeared in various parts of the continent.

The second reason is that, to dramatize the practice of BDSM as well as to offer its followers a day that would be devoted to their passion, Kurt Walter Fisher proposed in 2003 that July 24 will become the international day of BDSM.

Why July 24th?

In the BDSM world, the notion of 24/7 (which is July 24th on the calendar) refers to the total servitude of the submissive who is available to their master or mistress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The success of this initiative has been such that, little by little, other clubs have taken up this idea, which soon had international repercussions. BDSM lovers also identify with this vision of their passion lived 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

How is this World BDSM Day celebrated?

Over the past 15 years, Club Rosas Cinco has been busy organizing multi-day events as it approaches July 24th to celebrate World BDSM Day. Conferences, concerts, Shibari shows … Different artistic performances that take place in order to break the taboos and correct the misconceptions around the BDSM.

BDSM gains a little more visibility every day on the internet, attracting growing interest as more and more people conducting research on the subject to discover an unfamiliar yet attractive world. Why this craze? What attracts people to BDSM? What do people hope to find there?

History has shown that in matters of sexuality, it is better to join the ranks rather than live in judgement. Living a different sexuality from the norm has never really been accepted, but mentalities are changing. BDSM is no longer the dirty practice that one indulges in the bottom of a cellar in leather clothes. We gradually discover that it is a healthy practice, one that is respectful and subtle. The link between the Dominant and the submissive is difficult to understand and accept in current mores, but it is actually a feeling of power that animates the people bound by this relationship of submission. And sex, whether in a group or a couple, is the celebration of a union.

Conclusion

If the BDSM intrigues you, we invite you to dip your toes into the word of pleasurable pain by spending a few days in Barcelona at the end of July. Between bathing at the beach you can go watch some performances of Shibari – what could be a better way to spend your time in the country of passion?

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