Are you interested in going on holidays without stressing about waking up next door neighbors or being landed with a hefty damages charge just because you wanted to… have some fun?
KinkBNB is the place to be! KinkBNB is marketing itself as “A sex positive homesharing community” and invites you to seize the opportunity to indulge in your deepest sexual desires without a trace of shame or stigma. Just pick your location, then scroll through the guest rooms (or prison cells and play pens) that are available. Anyone with the appropriate space or equipment is free to act as host, just as long as they are open and “accepting of sexual diversity”. Some apparently even stay to offer extra “educational” services – though this is not officially part of the Kink policy. Piece of cake.
According to the marketing director Ryan Galioto: “BDSM has been on the edge of popular culture long before Fifty Shades of Grey came out. Every new, kinky image adds to the progress of acceptability. I feel more people are becoming able to explore their own sexuality, instead of repressing it. We appeal to the sexually adventurous and curious alike, people who know what they want and those that are just starting out. The idea came with our friend who has a rentable dungeon play space had her regular guest room dropped from a popular guest share space. That was when we realized that this was an important group not being served. We then put up the site, and got 100 users signed up within the first day. It is getting better. We have almost 10,000 members so far with listings in over 100 cities in 30 countries. So far the response has been wonderful.”
Anyone can sign up as a guest or a host. However, you have to be approved by a moderator and get a code. You can rent a simple room for $45 per night or spend up to $750 per night for the finest dungeon of Los Angeles. It’s up to you! And Los Angeles is indeed one of the kinkiest countries in the world based on KinkBNB, with New York, London, Paris and San Fransisco following.
As Ryan Galioto stated: “KinkBNB is not a niche site – there are countless listings to browse from around the world, although at the moment it is mainly focused in the US. As an online service, KinkBNB can go anywhere you want to go. Whether you are traveling across country or wanting a local adventure, KinkBNB can help connect you. Many sites offer to connect you to regular rooms, but KinkBNB specializes in adult play rooms, or accommodations with the open minded. And the perfect place share your own fantasy!”
KinkBNB started on May 2015 and therefore we can see that the response is great. Already, the site is evolving into a comprehensive, privacy-protected lodging resource. The newest release introduces guest and host reputation ratings, foreign language and international currency support as well as the ability to port over an AirBNB profile with just one click. The website has also featured in Playboy.
Many of the hosts on the site, including January Seraph, who lists a BDSM studio in San Francisco called the Dommecile, came to KinkBNB because of what they consider to be discriminatory practices from other homesharing sites. Seraph said the guidelines are all just too vague. She doesn’t want to have to worry if her space will be removed from a home sharing service because there happens to be a bondage table in a picture.
Ultimately, the hosts want to see the kink world become more accepted and mainstream, and they are using KinkBNB in an effort to make that change possible.
“I can’t use Google AdWords because they think I’m a prostitute,” said Justine Cross, an LA dominatrix and owner of Dungeon West who also was booted from AirBNB. “The more ways we have to legitimatize ourselves, it’ll start to be perceived as normal and reach more people.”
KinkBNB supports each kind of kink and welcomes you to bring the whole self of yours with you on holidays. Don’t leave your fetishes behind, bring them with you!
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