More Fetish, More Fun
Rubber Ball. Photo courtesy of Bondesque
Bondesque is known in the LGBTQ+ community for its commitment to the kink community. Whether you’re a fetish fiend or a BDSM newbie, Bondesque has everything to make you comfortable and satisfied.
Now the popular BDSM shop has expanded its Uptown location into the space next door, knocking down a wall to create a wide opening between the two spaces.
“Our service counter is now right in the center of the store, which makes it easier to provide the personalized customer service people have come to expect from Bondesque,” says Vincent Valcroft, assistant manager of Bondesque. “We chose this spot in Uptown because we believe that being in the heart of a traditionally progressive neighborhood is the best place for our BDSM and fetish shop.”
Valcroft adds that they’ve decided to expand their store to offer a greater variety of apparel and accessories for the LGBTQ+ community.
“Our new section is heavily focused on leather, harnesses, pup gear, masculine fashion, neoprene, rubber, and hardcore toys and bondage gear,” he says. “Brands include Mr. S Leather, Andrew Christian, Spanked, 665 Leather, Fisted, Squarepegtoys, OXBALLS, and Mr. Hankey’s.”
Because LGBTQ+ kinksters have historically been at the forefront of LGBTQ+ rights activism, it is especially important that BDSM and kink are included during Pride. As Valcroft points out, “The strong association of kink with LGBTQ+ freedom should be celebrated at Pride because doing so honors the truth of our roots. It also reinforces the principle that our sexuality is good, beautiful and worthy.”
Whether it’s June or any other month of the year, Bondesque is celebrating and honoring the LGBTQ+ community with its variety of fashion, toys and gear for people of all gender identities and body types.
“We offer safe and comprehensive kink education in collaboration with Domina USA. We also produce one of the biggest annual fetish parties in North America, Rubber Ball USA. This year’s party will be held on August 7, and tickets are available online,” Valcroft says.
Other than the annual Rubber Ball USA and the daily fun that’s had at Bondesque’s Uptown location, Valcroft says that Bondesque is involved at the Pride Festival in Loring Park “We’ll be hosting a booth, so stop by and see us in the adult section!” he says. “We’ll have gear for sale and kinky games to play—and most likely excessive amounts of glitter.” He adds: “We will also be having a special on some of our leather harnesses!”
For more information about Bondesque, visit www.bondesque.com.