Fetishes will be taking over gay Amsterdam starting May 9 for an extra long weekend of oh-so-pleasureful parties and events.
Amsterdam is famous for events such as Gay Pride in August and the leather scene favorite Get Ruff Leather Pride in October, but Fetish Pride's organizer Michael Roks (manager of the Eagle Amsterdam and Dirty Dicks bar) says that this is unique. "In spring there was still a need to develop a new event during the Ascension Day weekend,” he explains in a press release for Fetish Pride.
The event is meant to bring the community even closer together, and even features a fetish debate that will bring up discussion on what makes a fetish a fetish, exploring the boundaries and possibilities of fetishism, and it’s meaning for fetishists and the public.
Many parties and events fill out the four days, and a highlight is the first Mr. Leather Amsterdam contest that will have five different men competing for the title. Here are a few of the contenders—all of them just make you want to say, 'Yes sir,' no?