BDSM in Barcelona

BDSM Barcelona

By Marta Molas, from amantis.net

Did you come to Barcelona to discover its most hardcore side? Are you up for some action? Are you into roleplaying, domination and submission? Or do you simply feel like trying new experiences and venturing yourself into a new world that you may enjoy more than expected? Barcelona welcomes you to the BDSM world (bondage, domination, and sadomasochism) and we hope you’ll have the worst (and best!) time of your life. Where shall we begin?

First of all, you should know that the BDSM world is very diverse and one must venture into it with no fear nor preconceived ideas. There are many different ways of participating in this world and you will come across people who are into very light practices whereas some other people live it 24/7, as if it was an organized religion they truly believe in. How far you venture into this world is totally ¡up to you!

But before going anywhere, shall we discuss some basic concepts?

The senses

BDSM is a sensorial art. If you restrict your partner’s movements by tying them up, they will experience increased senses of smell and taste and hear every single step and breath. If you cover their eyes, the skin will react, the taste buds will echo every kiss you give them… Cancelling out some senses will naturally stimulate the rest of senses in the body of your partner.

The roleplaying

Domination and submission are activities that allow for a great deal of play time. A lot has been said about the two, and often, not in a great way. But if we go beyond the macho mentality that benefits no one, we can find that performing the roles of dominant or submissive is nothing more than a fun game with shared rules that allows you to offer your trust to your partner and let yourself be carried away by shared pleasure, stimulation, and a new way of experiencing sex and life itself.

BDSM Barcelona Roleplaying Bondage Shibari

Tradition and Bondage

Ropes are on trend. Traditionally, bondage in Spain was only known in its relationship with sex – tying your partner up to the bed or the door, handcuffing them… Nowadays however, this Japanese rope art has earned a much more relevant space in our country. Shibari and Kinbaku workshops and performances have gained followers in Spain and especially in Barcelona. If you enter this wonderful world, you will be able to explore a form of art in which trust and pleasure meet the senses resulting in an explosive whirlwind.

Change of scenario: fetish shops

In order to enter the fetish and BDSM world, one must first change the scenario: adopting a role, an attitude, finding the rights clothes, surrounding oneself with toys and BDSM props are necessary steps in order to make your live painstakingly pleasurable. In this section we discover some fetish shops that will help you gear up.


BOXER


BDSM Barcelona Boxer Shop

Ladies, we’re afraid to say this store is not for you. It is specialized in hardcore clothes and sex toys for gay men: leather, rubber, harness, collars, chains… You can find it in the street Diputació and they specialize in a more international audience: they speak English, French, Italian, and German. They are also able to help you find your way through the city’s gay life.

Carrer de la Diputació, 167-169 | www.boxerbarcelona.com


AMANTIS


BDSM Barcelona Amantis Sexshop

Located in the center of the Gràcia neighborhood in Barcelona, Amantis is a mainly vanilla shop (vanilla is the name the BDSM community has given to those who engage in more normative sex practices). It is an open-floor plan store with tons of natural light and wood furniture, and they have a specific section for BDSM. In this section you will find latex dresses and accessories, body harness, nipple clamps, collars, bondage kits, harness for different parts of the body, immobilizer bars, masks, chains, feathers, spanking toys, and other fetish accessories.

Carrer del Torrent de l’Olla, 145 | www.amantis.net


LOVE STOP BCN


BDSM Barcelona Love Stop Sexshop

With several shops scattered throughout the city center, this BDSM store stands out because of its huge size. This allows them to have an entire room exclusively dedicated to BDSM. They have all sorts of different brands and toys, and so you are bound to find the fetish toy or accessory that matches you perfectly.

Carrer dels Escudellers, 12 | Facebook.com/LoveStopShop


BERLÍN DARK


BDSM Barcelona Berlin Dark Bar

This hard and fetish club is an ancient meeting point for men, although in the last years they have allowed the entrance of women a few days per week. They love fetish clothes and can’t stand strong perfumes. For those who live a double life, you may bring your fetish-code clothes in a bad and change clothes once inside the bar. The organization of the club itself sends a clear alert for the newcomers: this is not a place for fashionistas or hipsters. In Berlin Dark they organize a never ending array of parties: naked, bastards club (gay and straight), underwear, hard sex, fuck my hole… You can get a good idea of what kind of ambience you may find here.

Passatge de Prunera, 18 | www.berlindark.com


ROSAS CINCO


BDSM Barcelona Rosas Cinco Dungeon Club

One of the most legendary BDSM spaces in Barcelona is Rosas Cinco. Its walls have a soul of their own after being open for so many years. It is a small and dark place where you will find a bar area, a BDSM talk area, and a very well equipped dungeon in which you can practice your bondage, shibari, or fetsh practices of choice. They organize workshops every so often, and they usually tend to mix BDSM and culture in their séances: poetry afternoons, jazz sessions… It is the first legal BDSM club in Europe, they are a NGO, and in order to be able to join, people older than 18 years-old need to pay with five euros per year.

Carrer d’Atenes, 5 | www.rosascinco.com


SALA DREAMS


BDSM Barcelona Sala Dreams Dungeon Club

They define themselves as ‘a pain palace, the antechamber of submission, a bondage paradise in which domination fills the space’. It is a space conceived to be rented by hours or sessions. It has two fully equipped dungeons with plenty of domination and submission accessories, and they also have a BDSM-specialized sex shop. They also provide with a Mistress service. It is the perfect place to surround yourself with whips, riding crops, floggers, handcuffs, Saint Andrew’s cross, bondage benches, swings, cells, cages, beds, doctor beds, shibari fastenings and ropes, many, many ropes. It also has showers inside the club.

c/ París 199 | www.saladreams.com

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