As with any kind of social gathering, regardless of whether it is sexual or not, there is going to be a certain kind of etiquette that comes with it. For those who like to indulge in fetish parties, it’s important to understand a few basic pieces of etiquette to ensure that everyone has a good time and, more importantly, no one is uncomfortable!
Be Mindful of Touching
When it comes to any kind of event where sex and fetishes are the main themes, be careful of where your hands go! Even friendly touching – such as touching someone’s arm or giving them a hug – can be misunderstood and seen as overstepping a boundary. Make sure that you only touch another person when you have gotten express permission for it.
Be Careful of Your Alcohol Consumption
This is very important – some people can go overboard and end up making a scene (the wrong kind!) if they end up drinking too much… So it’s a good idea to moderate your intake and know how much you can handle. You want to ensure that you have a pleasant and satisfying experience, even if you are just observing the play. You also want to make sure that everyone else at the party is at ease.
Pay Heed to the Dress Code
The dress code of a fetish or BDSM party can vary between circles, but one thing to remember is to keep an eye on the dress code. For the most part, trainers and “ordinary” clothes are forbidden: usually, participants will be given a place to change into their fetish gear before entering the party.
Ultimately, it’s a good idea to read up on the specific rules of a fetish party before you attend. This will ensure a pleasant and comfortable experience for all!