Fetish.com is the place to meet kinky people online, right? But what happens when a bunch of our online kinksters in the UK meet up in real life? We sent Victoria Blisse to the Birmingham Bizarre Bazaar to find out!


Birmingham Bizarre Bazaar (BBB) is a long-standing market and after-party event that kinky people from across the UK (and sometimes further afield) travel to every 2nd Sunday of the month to buy new, beautiful and intriguing kink kit and meet up with other BDSM and fetish enthusiasts. In May 2019, a group of around 30 Fetish.com regulars took the trip to the Birmingham Bizarre Bazaar, too.

Why? Well, I believe ElleFire a member from Minnesota, USA was the catalyst. She only signed up to Fetish.com late last year but has jumped into fetish with both feet and great enthusiasm. Talking to another member, Jinx about the BBB, she decided to come on over to the UK to experience it.  From there, Fetish.com member BeardedSi took the reins and made the whole get together happen.

Of course, I had to get in on the fun. Turning up to the Birmingham Bizarre Bazaar with a huge bag of Fetish.com merch and a smile, I soon tracked down the gang, and I can confirm we are real — funny, sexy, vibrant people brought together by Fetish.com.
 

Meet the Fetish.com Kink Community   

I asked a few of these amazing humans from our kink community to tell me more about them, their relationships, and what they think of Fetish.com. Here's what they had to say...

Collage image of Fetish.com members at the Birmingham Bizarre Bazaar
What a lovely bunch of... kinksters! Fetish.com members hit the Birmingham Bizarre Bazaar. 

ElleFire

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Signed up: October 2018.
Kinky connections made: Lots of friends who I’m going to visit and stay with while in the UK.
Likes about Fetish.com: I knew for ages I was kinky but only started to explore it more when I started at Fetish.com. I’m able to use the chat room to ask questions and get lots of answers from lots of different people. I can be all the way me.


Jinx and MrT75

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Met on Fetish.com: One year ago.
Kinky connections made: We met via PM and clicked then we met in real life for a pub lunch about four weeks later. There’s a bit of distance between us, so it’s hard to arrange to meet in real life, so Fetish.com provides a way to connect between times.
Likes about Fetish.com: It’s where I communicate with my community.


Liam52 and Lilmonster

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Met on Fetish.com: Three months ago.
Met in real life: One month ago.
Likes about Fetish.com: Fetish.com brought us together, we’ve met lots of fantastic people, it’s very important to us.


BerryBrighton

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Kinky connections made: I’ve made loads of really good friends from all over the world. Including Ellefire who I’ve had staying with me.
Likes about Fetish.com: I love it! I love the social aspect, especially the chat rooms - it’s like my extended family.


Roietrobert

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Likes about Fetish.com: It’s moderated, so I feel safe and secure. Other dating sites are full of scams and no genuine users. Here I feel like part of a family.


Cum4meslowly

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Signed up: Six months ago.
Likes about Fetish.com: It’s a place to chat about intimate things.


Firewitch, Mrchristopher70 and Lillyth

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Signed up: October 2017 and December 2018 (for Lillyth).
Kinky connections made: Met in the chat room and formed a Poly triad with the first date being this BBB meet up.
Likes about Fetish.com: We love the BDSM chat, forum and the treasure hunts!


Only one person from the people I asked had been to Birmingham Bizarre Bazaar before, but everyone had a blast browsing the stalls filled with everything from erotic books to paddles, latex to kinky jewellery, wax play candles to floggers.

Birmingham Bizarre Bazaar Promo | LatexFashionTV

The demo of the day was erotic impact play, and we got a mention in the introduction, the assembled group of Fetish.com members whooped and hollered with great enthusiasm at that! Birmingham Bizarre Bazaar has its aftermath after party where you can play with your new kit and try out new things to you, but what goes on at the BBB party stays at the BBB. :smiling_imp: 

It was a fantastic day, proving that you can take friendships and relationships formed online into the real world. I’m sure there will be another meet up soon, maybe YOU could be part of it? 
 

Victoria Blisse was an erotic author and sex-positive Reverend. She helped shape fetish.com and FET from the very beginning and we're eternally grateful for her passion and creativity. Sadly, she passed away in January 2024. We hope that whenever her articles are read, she'll be honored.

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Mz_Whiplash

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It was an amazing experience, I felt personally we were one big family... what a fab community.. life long friendships formed from being a fetish member .... love you all xx
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Great article and next year I am definitely coming along..

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Great article!! We had the best time and meeting everyone was awesome. Some lifelong friendships made for sure. Big thanks to Si for organising it. Roll on the next one !!

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We both had a great time we and several others had been to BBB before meeting everyone was fantastic .

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Fab article Victoria! Sir ( MrT65) & I enjoyed meeting everyone. There was so much hugging and love for one another. True friendships were forged with individual meets being arranged for the future. Thank you @BeardedSi for all your hard work and especially to @Ellefire for giving us the reason to get together. I love the community I’m a part of and hope we all meet again soon💙💙

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Cade

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This is fabulous! Would love to see this for meet-ups in other parts of the world, as well!
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Love love love 🔥🔥🔥 I feel so lucky to be part of this community and always so grateful to the learning and humour and support that is here 🔥🔥🔥

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Fantastic article and I was so happy me and Sir got to go there and meet all the family we have made since being on the site. I've been on here over a year now but I did take a break if I'd have stayed it would have been two years on here. But the chat room, forum and magazine are what stands out for me on fetish, plus all the people/family I have met while on here. Here's to the next meet!!!!! 🖤💜🖤😍🖤
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Tw****

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Great article. Sorry we missed you Victoria hopefully we will see you at the next one. 

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33 minutes ago, Beau said:

What a fab article and an article including amazing kinksters that have truly made chat a pleasure to join in ,knowing if you have a question you are made very welcome in asking and the advice is just brilliant , unfortunately I missed out on meeting these amazing people as family became more important but looking forward to eventually meeting one day I’ve been here in Fetish over a year now and it’s the best thing I found great site , great community and a fantastic team behind Fetish so I just want to say thank you to Fetish for bringing this community together 💗💗💗💗

Bless you, Beau... such a nice comment, and we're really glad to have you and that you found your kinky online home with us.  :heart::smiling_imp:

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Great article Victoria....and what a great weekend we all had. A big thank you goes out to BeardedSi for his organisation and a bigger thank you to ElleFire for making the big journey over....everyone had a great time and meeting everyone face to face was a true delight. Here's to the next meet!!!!!!!
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What a fab article and an article including amazing kinksters that have truly made chat a pleasure to join in ,knowing if you have a question you are made very welcome in asking and the advice is just brilliant , unfortunately I missed out on meeting these amazing people as family became more important but looking forward to eventually meeting one day I’ve been here in Fetish over a year now and it’s the best thing I found great site , great community and a fantastic team behind Fetish so I just want to say thank you to Fetish for bringing this community together 💗💗💗💗

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