Jan 14, 2013


This past weekend was MAL. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to attend. This made for a somewhat rough weekend for me. I tried my best to busy myself and otherwise keep my mind occupied, but it always managed to wander back to what I was missing.

Once upon a time, when I embraced my kinks but hadn't yet explored the community, I thought little of the big kink events. I thought to myself, 'Yea, IML would cool to check out one year... See what it's all about', but that was it. While events like IML, MIR, and MAL seemed interesting, I never really had the desire to attend them. Well, that all changed after I attended my first event, IML, in 2012. I discovered that these events are about far more than just getting together to play around and enjoy bondage and other various kinks and fetishes. I've learned that it's the invisible bonds that you create that are far more important than the leather, latex, or steel bonds. That's why it was so hard to miss MAL.

So to end this short post, I leave those of you who see these events as I once did with this piece of advice. DO IT! Don't sit there thinking, 'Maybe next year' or 'eh, it's not worth the effort'. Get out there and take part in this amazing community and don't make excuses like I did for several years. If you've never been, you have no idea what you're missing.

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