The ball will also feature fetish demonstrations, dancing and other examples of darker artistry, including live musicians, DJs, stylists, visual artists and vendors -- as well as plenty of fetish fashions being modeled by the ladies of Denver's premier dungeon, Pavlovia.
"I suspect I'll be wearing something bright and shiny to the ball with lots and lots and lots of cleavage showing," says Pavlovia's Mistress Saskia. "Then again, I have so much cleavage, I'd show a lot of it if I wore a burlap sack. I also have a generous helping of badonkadonk, which my favorite shiny ballgown showcases quite nicely, and everyone else at Pavlovia is not only fiendishly devious but mouthwatering eye candy, so anyone keeping a sharp eye out will probably catch each of us doing necessary wardrobe adjustments as bits and pieces shift around as we're working our magic with whips and chains."
But this fetish ball will be about more than stand and model.
"The large-scale presentations on the main stage include hook-and-rope suspensions, bondage, burlesque, aerial erotica, kinky vaudeville, flogging and singletail whips, boot worshipping, and needle body art," says organizer Brent Heinze. "Participants will be able to watch wax play, cupping, piercing, domination, bondage and many other ways to have kinky fun. Not only can you ask questions of the presenters after they have completed their demonstration, but you can also get a taste of what it feels like."
And this whipping, flogging, boot-worshipping good time is all for a good cause. "All proceeds from this event will go to benefit several non-profit organizations that offer support to LGBTQ and sex-positive communities, including Leather Magick, Rocky Mountain Leather Alliance, the Center for Sex-Positive Culture and National Coalition for Sexual Freedom," says Heinze. "All of these are official 501(c)3 companies that offer activism, assistance and support to people regardless of sexual orientation, gender, or expression of their sexuality."
"I'm on the board of LeatherMagick, so I'm definitely interested in supporting this event," says Mistress Saskia. "LeatherMagick supports Colorado's kink community, so when people come to us with medical bills they can't meet or other emergency expenses, we do fundraisers year-round to help out in the form of loans or grants or combinations. I've worked closely with the Center for Sex-Positive Culture and they host events at my dungeon a few times a year, and the NCSF has been doing great work for years, so I'm excited that we'll be able to raise funds for so many different organizations."
And if helping those causes isn't pleasing enough, there will be whips and chains at the event.
"Yes....oh yes!!!!" Heinz promises. "Among many other implements of pleasure!"
The Exile Fetish Ball will be open to everyone -- kinky or vanilla -- who are 21+; it runs frmo 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. Friday, August 24 at Tracks, 3500 Walnut Street. Admission is $10 before 10 p.m., $15 from 10 to 11 p.m., and $20 after 11 p.m. Kink/fetish wear is encouraged, and the only nudity limitations are male/female genital or female nipple exposure. For more information, peep www.ExileFetishBall.com.