So this weekend I returned to Antwerp for Leather and Fetish Pride. I went for the first time last year shortly after ‘you know what happened’ and my attendance was unplanned. I had received a recon message (yes I have needs) asking if I was going and I had to explain that I has originally intended to go but things had changed somewhat. Suddenly a dog sitter appeared and I found myself sharing a car and apartment with 3 other guys I didn’t know and heading to Belgium. It was my time attending an event like it and for those that know what happened the month before, a break was very much needed. I booked to go again as soon as I got home.
After being elected Mr Leather UK 2017, the lovely Brock asked if I’d like to be
one of the judges for Mr Puppy Europe 2017. I was slightly reluctant as I didn’t know much about the Pup scene but I said yes anyway. My reluctance was short sighted as the pup community embraced me for the two days I was involved. I could be wrong, but to me the pup scene is an innocent introduction to the world of kink. Observing, it was clear that the lads entered a head space where their sense of logic were replaced by that of reactive animal and they forget all their cares and ignore small talk. Through my input as a judge, I started to recognise that the pup scene contains the leather, rubber and neoprene that we have become accustomed to on the fetish scene. When I won the contest, I pledged that we have to be the shoulders for the next generation to stand on and maybe the pup scene is where this starts? I certainly look forward to exploring the pup scene more and well done to Farex who was crowned Mr Puppy Europe 2017.
Leather Pride was my first European outing as a title holder and I was slightly nervous as it would be the first time I’d be meeting other title holders and representing the UK in Europe but the other misters made me feel welcome. Cheers guys.