So I have been drifting in and out of the kink 'scene' for a year now. I have met some lovely people but I'm still not really sure how I fit into it all. I love kink and my various fetishes are a part of what makes me who I am but I don't know if the social side of it works for me. On the one had it has been so liberating to be open and honest about what I like, being able to wear latex in clubs without fear of judgement and to simply be myself is an amazing experience. However, even though most of the people I have met have been fantastic and genuine, there was been a growing number of run ins with people who have seen remarkably closed minded and in some cases downright rude. I should never for example, had to explain to one person on two occasions that I did not wish to be touched and that them doing so was inappropriate and unwelcome. So therein lies the rub, is it worth the hassle of dealing with a seemingly prominent minority of asshats to be able to enjoy being open about my kink or do I give it a miss and simply just enjoy it in private? At the moment I don't know, I shall possibly visit the Townhouse this Friday to see if it helps me answer that question. What do you all think? are you active on the kink / swinging scenes and if so what do you get out of it and how do you deal with the negative aspects?