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DomConLA Bondage Convention A Big Hit With S&M Community (NSFW)

Huffington Post  |  By Posted: Updated: 05/21/2012 12:32 pm

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Bondage buffs from as far away as Europe and Japan beat a path to Los Angeles this past weekend just for the chance to get beaten.

It's all part of DomConLA, an event now in its eighth year, that allows fetish fans, submissives, and dominants to meet, greet and beat -- if the mood (and the mistress) strikes.

Billed as "America's largest Professional and Lifestyle Domination Convention," the kinky convention was created by a professional dominatrix by the name of Mistress Cyan who was pained by the disparity and disassociation between those involved in Professional Domination and those in "The Lifestyle."

Wanting to do something that would help bridge that gap between the two communities and make it more united, she developed the concept of a convention for the kinky.

It was an instant smash.

This year's Con has its share of exhibitionist exhibitors, as well as seminars on topics of interest to kinksters in attendance, such as one that explains how pain travels through the body, another on how the brain is tricked into perceiving pain as pleasure, a trampling workshop, and a lecture on how to dress like a diva on a budget.

But the biggest hit of the Con is usually the Mistress' Tea where all the dominatrixes gather in a room to put a name to the brace and meet each other while being served tea by submissive men and maids.

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  • Dungeon Dwellers And Domination Enthusiasts Descend On DomconLA

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY19: Mistress Tetra whips Katie who is a willing submissive at a dungeon party during the DomConLA convention in the early morning hours of May 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. DomCon brings together enthusiasts of BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Submission and Dominance) and other sexual fetishes. The convention, started in 2003 by fetish professional, Mistress Cyan, is claimed to be the largest convention of its kind in the U.S. DomConLA will continue through May 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

  • Dungeon Dwellers And Domination Enthusiasts Descend On DomconLA

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY19: Mistress Tetra whips Katie who is a willing submissive at a dungeon party during the DomConLA convention in the early morning hours of May 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. DomCon brings together enthusiasts of BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Submission and Dominance) and other sexual fetishes. The convention, started in 2003 by fetish professional, Mistress Cyan, is claimed to be the largest convention of its kind in the U.S. DomConLA will continue through May 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

  • Dungeon Dwellers And Domination Enthusiasts Descend On DomconLA

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY19: Mistress Tetra whips Katie who is a willing submissive at a dungeon party during the DomConLA convention in the early morning hours of May 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. DomCon brings together enthusiasts of BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Submission and Dominance) and other sexual fetishes. The convention, started in 2003 by fetish professional, Mistress Cyan, is claimed to be the largest convention of its kind in the U.S. DomConLA will continue through May 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

  • Dungeon Dwellers And Domination Enthusiasts Descend On DomconLA

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY19: Mistress Tetra drags metal claws over the skin of Katie who is a willing submissive at a dungeon party during the DomConLA convention in the early morning hours of May 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. DomCon brings together enthusiasts of BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Submission and Dominance) and other sexual fetishes. The convention, started in 2003 by fetish professional, Mistress Cyan, is claimed to be the largest convention of its kind in the U.S. DomConLA will continue through May 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

  • Dungeon Dwellers And Domination Enthusiasts Descend On DomconLA

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 19: Mistress Erin Marie puts feathered needles into her skin in the shape of a heart at a dungeon party during the DomConLA convention in the early morning hours of May 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. DomCon brings together enthusiasts of BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Submission and Dominance) and other sexual fetishes. The convention, started in 2003 by fetish professional, Mistress Cyan, is claimed to be the largest convention of its kind in the U.S. DomConLA will continue through May 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

  • Dungeon Dwellers And Domination Enthusiasts Descend On DomconLA

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 19: Sir Nik canes a woman who is a willing submissive participant at a dungeon party during the DomConLA convention in the early morning hours of May 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. DomCon brings together enthusiasts of BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Submission and Dominance) and other sexual fetishes. The convention, started in 2003 by fetish professional, Mistress Cyan, is claimed to be the largest convention of its kind in the U.S. DomConLA will continue through May 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

  • Dungeon Dwellers And Domination Enthusiasts Descend On DomconLA

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 19: Sir Nik holds a sword and dominates a woman who is a willing submissive participant at a dungeon party during the DomConLA convention in the early morning hours of May 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. DomCon brings together enthusiasts of BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Submission and Dominance) and other sexual fetishes. The convention, started in 2003 by fetish professional, Mistress Cyan, is claimed to be the largest convention of its kind in the U.S. DomConLA will continue through May 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

  • Dungeon Dwellers And Domination Enthusiasts Descend On DomconLA

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 19: Sir Nik whips a woman who is a willing submissive participant at a dungeon party during the DomConLA convention in the early morning hours of May 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. DomCon brings together enthusiasts of BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Submission and Dominance) and other sexual fetishes. The convention, started in 2003 by fetish professional, Mistress Cyan, is claimed to be the largest convention of its kind in the U.S. DomConLA will continue through May 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

  • Dungeon Dwellers And Domination Enthusiasts Descend On DomconLA

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 19: Domina beats a submissive man at a dungeon party during the DomConLA convention in the early morning hours of May 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. DomCon brings together enthusiasts of BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Submission and Dominance) and other sexual fetishes. The convention, started in 2003 by fetish professional, Mistress Cyan, is claimed to be the largest convention of its kind in the U.S. DomConLA will continue through May 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

  • Dungeon Dwellers And Domination Enthusiasts Descend On DomconLA

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 19: Sir Nik dominates a woman who is a willing submissive participant at a dungeon party during the DomConLA convention in the early morning hours of May 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. DomCon brings together enthusiasts of BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Submission and Dominance) and other sexual fetishes. The convention, started in 2003 by fetish professional, Mistress Cyan, is claimed to be the largest convention of its kind in the U.S. DomConLA will continue through May 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

  • Dungeon Dwellers And Domination Enthusiasts Descend On DomconLA

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 19: Domina whips a submissive man at a dungeon party during the DomConLA convention in the early morning hours of May 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. DomCon brings together enthusiasts of BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Submission and Dominance) and other sexual fetishes. The convention, started in 2003 by fetish professional, Mistress Cyan, is claimed to be the largest convention of its kind in the U.S. DomConLA will continue through May 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

  • Dungeon Dwellers And Domination Enthusiasts Descend On DomconLA

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 19: Domina beats a submissive man at a dungeon party during the DomConLA convention in the early morning hours of May 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. DomCon brings together enthusiasts of BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Submission and Dominance) and other sexual fetishes. The convention, started in 2003 by fetish professional, Mistress Cyan, is claimed to be the largest convention of its kind in the U.S. DomConLA will continue through May 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

  • Dungeon Dwellers And Domination Enthusiasts Descend On DomconLA

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 19: Mistress Erin Marie puts feathered needles into her skin in the shape of a heart at a dungeon party during the DomConLA convention in the early morning hours of May 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. DomCon brings together enthusiasts of BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Submission and Dominance) and other sexual fetishes. The convention, started in 2003 by fetish professional, Mistress Cyan, is claimed to be the largest convention of its kind in the U.S. DomConLA will continue through May 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

  • Dungeon Dwellers And Domination Enthusiasts Descend On DomconLA

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 19: Sir Nik holds a sword and dominates a woman who is a willing submissive participant at a dungeon party during the DomConLA convention in the early morning hours of May 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. DomCon brings together enthusiasts of BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Submission and Dominance) and other sexual fetishes. The convention, started in 2003 by fetish professional, Mistress Cyan, is claimed to be the largest convention of its kind in the U.S. DomConLA will continue through May 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

  • Dungeon Dwellers And Domination Enthusiasts Descend On DomconLA

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 19: Mistress Erin Marie puts feathered needles into her skin in the shape of a heart at a dungeon party during the DomConLA convention in the early morning hours of May 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. DomCon brings together enthusiasts of BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Submission and Dominance) and other sexual fetishes. The convention, started in 2003 by fetish professional, Mistress Cyan, is claimed to be the largest convention of its kind in the U.S. DomConLA will continue through May 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

  • Dungeon Dwellers And Domination Enthusiasts Descend On DomconLA

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 19: Sir Nik uses a bullwhip on a woman who is a willing submissive participant at a dungeon party during the DomConLA convention in the early morning hours of May 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. DomCon brings together enthusiasts of BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Submission and Dominance) and other sexual fetishes. The convention, started in 2003 by fetish professional, Mistress Cyan, is claimed to be the largest convention of its kind in the U.S. DomConLA will continue through May 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

  • Dungeon Dwellers And Domination Enthusiasts Descend On DomconLA

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY18: Sir Nik whips a woman who is a willing submissive participant at a dungeon party during the DomConLA convention on May 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. DomCon brings together enthusiasts of BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Submission and Dominance) and other sexual fetishes. The convention, started in 2003 by fetish professional, Mistress Cyan, is claimed to be the largest convention of its kind in the U.S. DomConLA will continue through May 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

  • Dungeon Dwellers And Domination Enthusiasts Descend On DomconLA

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY18: Sir Nik whips a woman who is a willing submissive participant at a dungeon party during the DomConLA convention on May 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. DomCon brings together enthusiasts of BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Submission and Dominance) and other sexual fetishes. The convention, started in 2003 by fetish professional, Mistress Cyan, is claimed to be the largest convention of its kind in the U.S. DomConLA will continue through May 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

  • Dungeon Dwellers And Domination Enthusiasts Descend On DomconLA

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY18: Sir Nik dominates a woman who is a willing submissive participant at a dungeon party during the DomConLA convention on May 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. DomCon brings together enthusiasts of BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Submission and Dominance) and other sexual fetishes. The convention, started in 2003 by fetish professional, Mistress Cyan, is claimed to be the largest convention of its kind in the U.S. DomConLA will continue through May 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

  • Dungeon Dwellers And Domination Enthusiasts Descend On DomconLA

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY18: Sir Nik uses a bullwhip on a woman who is a willing submissive participant at a dungeon party during the DomConLA convention on May 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. DomCon brings together enthusiasts of BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Submission and Dominance) and other sexual fetishes. The convention, started in 2003 by fetish professional, Mistress Cyan, is claimed to be the largest convention of its kind in the U.S. DomConLA will continue through May 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

  • Dungeon Dwellers And Domination Enthusiasts Descend On DomconLA

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 18: Sir Nik whips a woman who is a willing submissive participant at a dungeon party during the DomConLA convention on May 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. DomCon brings together enthusiasts of BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Submission and Dominance) and other sexual fetishes. The convention, started in 2003 by fetish professional, Mistress Cyan, is claimed to be the largest convention of its kind in the U.S. DomConLA will continue through May 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

  • Dungeon Dwellers And Domination Enthusiasts Descend On DomconLA

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 18: Michael Sol suspends a woman, who is a willing submissive participant, by her hair and ropes at a dungeon party during the DomConLA convention on May 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. DomCon brings together enthusiasts of BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Submission and Dominance) and other sexual fetishes. The convention, started in 2003 by fetish professional, Mistress Cyan, is claimed to be the largest convention of its kind in the U.S. DomConLA will continue through May 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

  • Dungeon Dwellers And Domination Enthusiasts Descend On DomconLA

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 18: A woman, who is a willing submissive participant, is bound and suspended with ropes at a dungeon party during the DomConLA convention on May 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. DomCon brings together enthusiasts of BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Submission and Dominance) and other sexual fetishes. The convention, started in 2003 by fetish professional, Mistress Cyan, is claimed to be the largest convention of its kind in the U.S. DomConLA will continue through May 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

  • Dungeon Dwellers And Domination Enthusiasts Descend On DomconLA

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 18: A woman, who is a willing submissive participant, is bound and suspended with ropes at a dungeon party during the DomConLA convention on May 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. DomCon brings together enthusiasts of BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Submission and Dominance) and other sexual fetishes. The convention, started in 2003 by fetish professional, Mistress Cyan, is claimed to be the largest convention of its kind in the U.S. DomConLA will continue through May 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

  • Dungeon Dwellers And Domination Enthusiasts Descend On DomconLA

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 18: A woman, who is a willing submissive participant, hangs by her hair and ropes at a dungeon party during the DomConLA convention on May 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. DomCon brings together enthusiasts of BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Submission and Dominance) and other sexual fetishes. The convention, started in 2003 by fetish professional, Mistress Cyan, is claimed to be the largest convention of its kind in the U.S. DomConLA will continue through May 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

  • Dungeon Dwellers And Domination Enthusiasts Descend On DomconLA

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 18: A woman, who is a willing submissive participant, is spun rapidly by Michael Sol (R) as she is bound and suspended with ropes at a dungeon party during the DomConLA convention on May 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. DomCon brings together enthusiasts of BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Submission and Dominance) and other sexual fetishes. The convention, started in 2003 by fetish professional, Mistress Cyan, is claimed to be the largest convention of its kind in the U.S. DomConLA will continue through May 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

  • Dungeon Dwellers And Domination Enthusiasts Descend On DomconLA

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 18: Michael Sol ties up a woman who is a willing submissive participant at a dungeon party during the DomConLA convention on May 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. DomCon brings together enthusiasts of BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Submission and Dominance) and other sexual fetishes. The convention, started in 2003 by fetish professional, Mistress Cyan, is claimed to be the largest convention of its kind in the U.S. DomConLA will continue through May 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

  • Dungeon Dwellers And Domination Enthusiasts Descend On DomconLA

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 18: Michael Sol ties up a woman who is a willing submissive participant at a dungeon party during the DomConLA convention on May 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. DomCon brings together enthusiasts of BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Submission and Dominance) and other sexual fetishes. The convention, started in 2003 by fetish professional, Mistress Cyan, is claimed to be the largest convention of its kind in the U.S. DomConLA will continue through May 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

  • Dungeon Dwellers And Domination Enthusiasts Descend On DomconLA

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 18: A couple kisses as they play with fire and fire cups at a dungeon party during the DomConLA convention on May 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. DomCon brings together enthusiasts of BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Submission and Dominance) and other sexual fetishes. The convention, started in 2003 by fetish professional, Mistress Cyan, is claimed to be the largest convention of its kind in the U.S. DomConLA will continue through May 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

  • Dungeon Dwellers And Domination Enthusiasts Descend On DomconLA

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 18: A man applies fire cups which suction onto the skin of a woman who is a willing submissive participant at a dungeon party during the DomConLA convention on May 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. DomCon brings together enthusiasts of BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Submission and Dominance) and other sexual fetishes. The convention, started in 2003 by fetish professional, Mistress Cyan, is claimed to be the largest convention of its kind in the U.S. DomConLA will continue through May 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

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