News from Skin Two

The new Skin Two Magazine, issue 62 is in the printing factory now and will be delivered next week. The new issue looks fabulous – full of stylish fetish fashion, coverage of all the top international BDSM events, classy photography, an exclusive interview with Dita vonTeese and a big feature on fetish Australia, etc, etc. See a preview and order the new issue at our new online store at

As well as getting Skin Two magazine directly from us, you can now also get digital downloads in PDF form of ALL back issues, right from the very first Skin Two magazine in 1984. Downloads are only £2 each – collect fetish history at !

Fetish Website Hosting – and Online Payment Set-Up If you have a fetish/BDSM website, you won’t need me to tell you what a pain it can be to find hosting that’s fetish-friendly. Even worse than that, try getting a shopping cart set up and online credit card payments. I’ve been deleted by PayPal twice, restricted by two major banks – what a hassle it all is.

So I am happy to recommend a firm I’ve recently discovered, run by fetish people with long experience in hosting and payment systems. They already host sites for a number of fetish businesses worldwide, from small to large operations – and they have been really helpful on our new online shopping cart (see above!). So, wherever in the world you are located, if you want reliable people to help you through all this, I suggest you go here

Skin Two North, Leeds: Shall we do it again? If you are in the North of England, you may have been to the three Skin Two North parties in Leeds in 2008, 2009 and 2010. They were a lot of fun and Leeds is such a cool town. We’ve had a number of emails asking whether we plan to do another in 2012. What do you think? If you would like to come, let me know and maybe we’ll be heading up, North again in 2012. Mail me here

Upcoming Events

Saturday January 14th, London: Master Workshop Club RUB have organised some classes for men to learn how to dominate their women intelligently and give them a really good time. Men - find out how to do it properly! Get guidance on how to realise what will work best with your partner, learn a little of the the psychology. Women – encourage him to thrill you. These are small private classes, taught by an experienced male dom. Details here

Wednesday January 18th, Santa Cruz, CA, USA: How to Please Your Man
Join internationally acclaimed sex educator Midori for this in-depth training on orally pleasuring your guy. Learn all about the sucks, licks, swirls, strokes and touch secrets that will blow his mind. She’ll even cover tips on how to reduce discomforts or gag reflexes. Midori, is an acclaimed writer and lecturer on a wide range of sexual topics. She has a degree in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, and vast experience as a pioneering San Francisco sex educator. She's the author of bestselling books “The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage” and “Wild Side Sex”. Check out the other classes and events at Purple Pleasure in Santa Cruz - To discover all Mindori’s classes on kinky sex (including bondage) at locations across the USA, go to

Thursday 19th January, London: Art Erotica Exhibition Opens Art Erotica is a major new event in the London art calendar that will present a high-profile opportunity to exhibit for artists producing work in the erotic genre. Most media, including painting, photography, digital art, sculpture, drawing/graphic art, mixed media/construction and original prints are eligible for entry. The 2012 Art Erotica benefits the respected sexual health charity FPA. Read more here

Saturday 21st January, Richmond BDSM, West London, UK

Join the West London people of Richmond BDSM at Swish, the local fetish party, held at the Hellfire Club in Sunbury. It’s a great venue and deserves to be better known.
Then, our regular munch at the White Cross pub in Richmond is back on the fourth Monday of each month from Monday 23rd January. Join Richmond BDSM at

Saturday January 21st, London: Club RUB
Animal Menagerie and Beautiful Beasts - get details here

Friday January 27th, London: Pedestal This is THE club for submissive guys and dominant women. The next event is at Club Collosseum, in Vauxhall, from 10 pm. If your are a submissive man, you need to be here on the 27th -

Saturday January 28th, London: The Gate Master Keith welcomes you to this strict dresscode night with the emphasis on play. Lots of equipment to use, including tilting bondage table, puppy cage, spanking benches, thrones etc. Entry £10. Resistance Gallery, 265 Poyser St, Bethnal Green. London E2 9RF

Sunday 29th January, Bristol, UK: CBT Workshop
Mistress Geo Pinch of Bristol will be conducting a second CBT workshop from 2pm to 6pm at The Cellar, Bristol’s new BDSM venue. Complete beginners are welcome as Mistress Geo will be instructing at all levels in the use of a wide range of CBT techniques and implements. Light refreshments will be provided. Places are limited to 30, allocated on a first-come-first-served basis (up from the first workshop’s 20 places). Please contact Ms Pinch for further information, via

Saturday February 4th, Epinal, France: Cheyco Leidmann Exhibition

The great photographer Leidemann has a show from 4th February to 17th March at La Lune et Parachute, in Epical, to the East of Paris. Details at
Leidemann’s website is at

Saturday February 4th, London: Subversion
There’s no Subversion in January - but they’re back in February for a Purple Pervery & Pink Passion night at Union, 66 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TP, from 10pm. See -

Thursday February 9th, Milton Keynes, UK: Milton Keynes Fetish Night
Every second Thursday of the month at Pink Punters, 2 Watling Street, Fenny Stratford, Milton Keynes MK2 2BS, from 9pm until late. Dress code: Fetish, Kinky, Gothic, Military, all black. No jeans, trainers or street clothes. Cost: £7 before 12, £12 after. There’s a selection of furniture and a suspension beam. There’s no website yet, but you can find them on Fetlife at

Thursday February 16th, Bedfordshire, UK: Frocks
Frocks is a series of parties for t-girls and their admirers, held at the excellent Vanilla Alternative venue on the A1 near Sandy, Bedfordshire. Frocks is bi-monthly on the third Thursday of the month.

Saturday February 18th, London: Master Workshop Club RUB have organised these classes for men to learn how to dominate their women intelligently and give them a really good time. Men - find out how to do it properly. Get guidance on how to realise what will work best with your partner, learn a little of the the psychology. Women - encourage him to thrill you. These are small private classes, taught by am experienced male dom.
(Then visit Club RUB later that night and try out what you have learned!)

Saturday February 18th, Amsterdam Holland: Boudoir Bizarre XVVIII This big Dutch event is just 15 minutes from Amsterdam and it features performances, two dancefloors, dungeons, absinthe & champagne bar, etc - see the details at

Saturday February 25th, Manchester, UK: Manchester Alternative & Burlesque Fair Over 50 stalls to browse and shop, performances, DJs, no dress code, entry only £50 12 noon to 6 pm at: Sound Control, New Wakefield Street (off Oxford Rd), Manchester M1 5WH (Look for a narrow street by the viaduct at Oxford Rd Train Station, Revolution Bar on the corner)

Monday March 12th - Sunday March 18th: London, ObsessionArt

Skin Two was one of the first magazines to feature them when they launched, so we’re delighted to see ObsessionArt, a champion of fine art nude, erotica and high class fetish art in the mainstream, now celebrating it’s 5th anniversary with a major exhibition in London’s prestigious Mayfair art district. From humble beginnings, the gallery now represents some of the best-known names in the business, selling exclusive art prints for some of our favourite artists and photographers including Sorayama, Michael Manning, Ray Leaning, and Dahmane, to name just a few.
The exhibition will provide a rare opportunity to view and buy previously unreleased limited edition prints and original paintings by more than eight of ObsessionArt’s artists and photographers. Confirmed for the exhibition so far are Hajime Sorayama (Japan), Stephen Perry (UK), Mick Payton (UK), Saturno Butto (Italy), Igor Vasiliadis (Ukraine), Lee Jones (UK), John Wellington (US) and Dahmane (France).
The show is at The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, Mayfair, London W1S 3NG. It will be open each day* from Monday 12th - Saturday 17th inclusive, from 10am – 10pm. *closed Tuesday evening for press viewing. For further information:

Saturday March 17th, Schloss Milkersdorf, Germany: Latextrem Royal This is a latex-only event. No leather or PVC - just rubber! It takes place at a castle in Milkersdorf, near Berlin – and there’s a shuttle service from Berlin, so travel is easy. You can book hotel rooms, dinner and make a weekend of it - info here

Saturday March 24th, New York, USA: Miss Rubber World

The Baroness will be MC at this big New York event, which goes from strength to strength. The affair lasts from the Friday pre-party through a tour of NY fetish shops on Saturday afternoon, to the big party on Saturday night. Host hotel is the Affinia Manhattan Hotel, so you can party with friends in your room all weekend.

Saturday March 31st, Birmingham, UK: Birmingham Alternative & Burlesque Fair at Vudu, Smallbrook Queensway, Hurst St, from 12 noon until 6 pm. Four themed shopping floors. performances, DJs, lots of confirmed vendors. No strict dress code (but feel free to look fabulous) Entry £5 on the door. Info here

April 13th - 15th, Barcelona, Spain: Barcelona Fetish Weekend

This was a great weekend last year and we’ll be there again for sure in 2012. Check out the full event programme here
This year, they have a dedicated event hotel, so you can stay with fellow fetish people from around the world. It’s a great location, a short walk from the dinner party and the the bus to the main party leaves right from the hotel - see you there! Hotel info is here

June 2nd - 5th, New York, USA: New York Fetish Marathon

New York’s famous fetish fest is back,with four days of parties, including SMack!, Paddles and The Baroness’ Royal Amusements. See the cream of NYC’s fetish clubbing all at one four-day marathon!

Saturday 16th June, Paris: La Nuit Démonia Tickets are on sale now at -

More info at -

Sunday September 23rd San Francisco, USA: Folsom Street Fair 2012 San Francisco leather Week starts on Sunday 16th September and ends with the legendary Folsom St Fair on the 23rd. This is one of the world’s top leather events and, although essentially a gay celebration, all sexualities are welcome and have a great time. Don’t miss it.

September 29, Lyons, France
: Bal des Supplices

Saturday October 27th, Las Vegas, USA: Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball The 2012 Fetish & Fantasy Ball is at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. It’s a great trip and not expensive. If you have never been to Las Vegas, give it a go. (For UK partygoers, we recommend flying Virgin Atlantic out of Gatwick.)

Other Fetish News

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