International Fetish Day was brought into existence January 16, 2009. It was established as a day to recognize and support the BDSM community. International Fetish Day was also intended to encourage members of the lifestyle to be more open regarding their sexuality. Since its inception people from all over the world have come together to celebrate not only our differences but also to celebrate our similarities within the lifestyle.
Since our Dominance and submission culture is so tightly join to BDSM it only seems appropriate that we celebrate the day as well.
Perverts Wear Purple
It has become tradition that on International Fetish Day members of the BDSM community wear purple in an effort to support our culture.
It was by design that members of the BDSM community could participate in this celebration from all over the world and do so while hiding in plain sight. Purple is widely used in many BDSM circles however, wearing purple would not out you and your secret desires to the rest of the vanilla world around us.
There has been some contention and controversy that sounds the slogan, “Perverts Wear Purple”. Many practitioners of the BDSM lifestyle have been separating themselves from the label of ‘pervert’.
The word pervert actually means a person whose sexual behavior is regarded as abnormal and unacceptable. The definition of pervert is not abnormal or unacceptable, it is both.
Mr Fox and I along with many of our members have been making great efforts to bring Dominance and submission into mainstream and acceptable to the general population. We believe that it will take an education process along with a deliberate and consistent message, that will help remove the taboo and stigma that we all currently carry. In the past many practitioners reveled in the mysterious darkness of our lifestyle. Today, Mr Fox and I want to lead the way for married couples, enabling them to shine their lights bringing Dominance and submission out of the darkness and into the light.
Wear Purple this Friday January 18, 2019
Join us this year in celebrating our culture and our roots. Participation, by design, allows us to protect our anonymity while publicly displaying our approval and participation in the art of Dominance and submission or BDSM. This may also be a fun submissive Challenge that you can do with your husDOM, Dominant husband. Ask your Sir if you both can participate. Spice up your participation by wearing purple panties or laying out his purple tie or dress shirt. You can use purple lipstick on private spaces on yourself or your Dominant. Incorporate something purple in both your days.
Take a minute and post a comment about some “purple ideas” to do in participation this year.
I am curious as to what the rest of you think about the ongoing debate regarding the ‘Perverts Wear Purple’ slogan. Do you think that the slogan is alright and that we should simply support or do you believe that we should change the slogan to something else? For example, “Practitioners Wear Purple.” Please share you thoughts in the comments. If you are in preference of changing the slogan please add some ideas of what you would like the slogan to be if you could have your way.