It’s always nice to make new friends to play with, especially when they’re of the same mindset as you. And while fetish parties are fun, they can be too loud to talk, or come with a charged atmosphere that can make it difficult to break the ice.

If you’d like to meet new people, book yourself into one of these events designed to bring lovers of fetish, BDSM and all things kinky together…

Club Rub Fetish Speed Dating

February 6, Free

If you’re serious about finding a kinky partner, Club Rub’s fetish speed dating night is for you. More or less the same setup as regular speed dating, on the night three or five fun minutes, you’ll get to have a mini-date with other people at the night. Then the bell rings, and you’ll be on to the next person. The only difference is, you’ve all got something fun in common…

It’s free to attend and you’ll need to book in advance, but Club Rub advises there’s always spots for ladies.

Under-35s Munch

11 February, free

We’ve already covered munches on The Serpent Rooms in this blog post. If you’re under-35 and want to have a drink and get to know your fellow kinksters, going along to a munch is a nice, vanilla way to ease yourself into the scene with a friendly drink, and no pressure to take things any further at a later date – that is, unless you want to! The Under-35s Munch (and the age is very much a guideline!) is a super friendly meet up perfect for beginners, and takes place in the Cittie of Yorke.

Camden Crunch

17 February, free/£5 for the club

If you like the sound of a munch, but you’d like to stay out later, then head to the Camden Crunch, where after the initial meet up, there’ll be lots of music, dancing and drinking at the Crowndale Club. Fetishwear is more acceptable at the Crunch than other munches, and it costs £5 on the door.