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A day in the life of porn – Watts the Safeword

There isn’t a huge world of content creators in leather and kink. And as creators go, us here at the Den are rather mundane. One of the others we follow is Watts the Safeword, a kink vlog/education channel on YouTube. This week, the host Pup Amp (you might have seen him at IML) takes us…

James Lee wins IML 40, Lucky Rebel wins IMBB

CHICAGO — James Lee, Mr. Kentucky Leather, won International Mr. Leather 40 and Lucky Rebel, Mr. Oregon State Leather 2016, won International Mr. Bootblack 2018 in Chicago on Sunday, May 27. Lee is the first IML to come from Kentucky and an ONYX Great Lakes member. Mr. Friendly SF 2018 Stephen Ferris was second runner-up…

MIR announces judges, emcee, new venue

CHICAGO — Mr. International Rubber announced a slate of changes for the 2018 contest Friday afternoon at International Mr. Leather in Chicago.

The biggest news was a change of venue for the final portion on the Saturday of the contest weekend. MIR COO Rubberwilli said that the Center on Halstead would remain the home of the vendor market and Friday night portion of the contest. However, due to the growth of the audience, the finale portion will now be at the auditorium at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art.

‘Anal’ Kansas City sign turns out to be a prank

KANSAS CITY — A picture that went viral this week because of a typo turned out to be a really good photo shop.

A sign promoting tourism in Kansas City seemed to have a typo claiming that the area had 25 million visitors “anally.” (“26 million if you relax,” according to one Facebook commenter.) The photo quickly went viral across social media, to the delight of many who are evidently still 12 years old.

Well, it’s actually not real.

AP: Kink community angry at New York AG over comments

NEW YORK — According to the Associated Press, the kink community lashed out at comments from former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. He claimed the alleged violence was “role-playing and other consensual sexual activity.” As always happens, anything that even hints at kink got the mainstream press circling, but the article did, repeatedly, say…

Stitch wins Mr. Chicago Leather 2018

CHICAGO — Stitch Leatherdandy won Mr. Chicago Leather 2018 at the Leather Archives & Museum on Saturday, Jan. 27. Stitch was one of six contestants vying for the title. The other contestants were Chewy, Nick, Saber, Juan and Corey. Chewy and Nick currently live in the Chicago suburbs while all of the other contestants live…

inkedKenny exhibition opening at LA&M

CHICAGO — The opening reception for the “MEN as seen through the lens of inkedKenny” exhibition was held at the Leather Archives & Museum on Friday night. The reception was held just before the opening ceremonies of Mr. Chicago Leather weekend in the Rogers Park area of the city. MEN as seen through the lens…

Full Kit celebrates three years in Chicago

CHICAGO — Full Kit Gear, one of Chicago’s three leather stores, celebrated its third anniversary on Thursday, Jan. 25. The anniversary was held at the store, still in the building it once shared with Man’s Country. Store Manager Kelly Stiles said that the new condo development to be built, The Renslow, will not be directly…

Tim Koski named Mr. Michigan Leather

DOUGLAS, Mich. — Tim Koski has been named Mr. Michigan Leather 2018.

Bryon Hayes, a producer for the Mr. Michigan Leather contest, said on the MML Facebook group that Erwin Willhite, Mr. Michigan Leather 2018, had to step away from the title for personal reasons. 

Koski won the Leather Brotherhood Award at Mr. Michigan Leather contest held at The Dunes Resort in Douglas, Mich., in September 2017.