Though many point to the similarities between “coming out” as LGBTQ+ and coming out as kinky, the lack of legally protected status, societal taboos, and many possible personal risks can make coming out as kinky a far more complicated and emotionally challenging process. When kink desires and activities are more stigmatized – such as edge play, cuckolding, age play, erotic hypnosis, fur fandom, Master/slave, and 24/7 relationships – stigma from within otherwise kink-positive communities can matter too. 


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