darklandsWith no Prides in the winter outdoors, you think it would be some boring cold months. But you can still find some fun in Antwerp, Belgium . The 5th edition of Leather Pride Belgium 2014 from the 5th till the 10th of February made us getting hot and sweaty a few days ago. It is not because we associate Pink faster with the LGBT community, that we do not like the good smell of Black Rubber or Leather. So let’s find out….

IMG_1777There were a few big parties like Rage or Perverts in Petrol, but also the expo of everything related to fetish was held in Waagnatie called Darklands. As my boyfriend had to make a report for Outtv Network I tagged along to find out more about Darklands. Darklands is like a big market where you can find everything around fetishes like attributes, leather clothing, underwear, darkroom and information booths. There is also a stage, where they perform acts, play DJ sets and held also the Mister Leather Belgium 2014 contest.

IMG_1776As a blogger of the LGBT community I wanted to see “what makes people blood pump” and what get them all excited or horny. This event is mostly for people to get together, who have the same interests or who are just curious like us and trying to get to know all about it. Walking around there I was surprised that I knew a lot of people, IMG_1717but that I didn’t know that some of them are really into leather or rubber or that they were curious like me. Darklands had many different vendors in different booths for everybody like Boxer barcelona, IMG_1781Aviator,IMG_1737 Mister B., Dark-Ink, Carrara Design, Photographer Taco Smit, Black & Blue and many more. Also they held different open and closed workshops for people to experience like Hair Corner, Sensoa and Mister Rubber NL.

Mister Rubber NL Max Saumath
Mister Rubber NL Max Saumath

There are so many different fetishes like bondage, leather, rubber, military, sneakers and so on and on….. Mostly men (and even some women) walked around and nothing was strange for them. They were curious, had an open mind and felt intrigued about this all. It was fascinating to see all kinds of people that look during a workday so “normal” and here they are totally different (even maybe more themselves than anywhere else. How great is that, because don’t we all like to be just ourselves). Off course what is normal and what is not? Is it strange, because you don’t know it or haven’t experienced it (yet)? I am not judgemental and can say that some things aren’t turning me on or are not my cup of tea. (or should I say: I don’t feel any movement below my waist LOL)

IMG_1723People walking there around just naked or on hand and knees like a dog attached to their “owner”. People are getting tied up in ropes or sucked vacuum in a wall of latex, I just saw it all. I had to try something out for my readers off course and I found the AVIATOR. It is almost like a sling, but then only with 2 cables hanging on your ceiling and you hang in there with your face looking down to the ground . You feel like you are flying in the sky, if you put a blindfold on. Your partner can play with you, spank you, take you from behind and so on. You can find more information on their website: http://www.theaviator.nl/

Winner 2014 Nordine Bassista
Winner 2014 Nordine Bassista

Around 16.00 there was also the Mister leather Belgium 2014

Winner 2013 Alessandro Cruz
Winner 2013 Alessandro Cruz

competition and the 4 contestants had to give a speech why they are the perfect candidate to win and show why they are the perfect Mister Leather. Around 18.00 the winner of this contest got announced and it was Nordine Bassista from Brussels. He got congratulated by other winners from other countries and off course by the winner of 2013 Alessandro Cruz.

IMG_9437Because of other obligations I didn’t get to experience some of the parties, but I heard they were pretty amazing. One of the party animals told me also that the crowd is getting younger too in the last few years and that more people like to find or even show their fetishes this year. There were several parties throughout the days on different locations. The organization provided shuttle buses to bring the crowd safely, where ever they wanna go. My compliments to the organization of Mister Leatherpride Belgium and all their staff, volunteers and all the people who were involved. People really enjoyed themselves and they can be proud on their 5th edition of the Leather Pride Belgium.


There was only one complaint on one party that the Darkroom was too small….LMFAO. Yes, boys will be boys in whatever Fetish mood they are ;-)

IMG_1766Hope you get to experience your desire or fetish in the future and you definitely have to visit the 6th edition next year in Antwerp/Belgium. Here is the item of my BF for Outtv, which you can find around 1.15 minutes and you will be surprised to find yours truly in the segment ;o).

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Big Kiss,




Things Every Gay Man Should Do Before Turning 40 ;o)

OhNo40PinkGetting older is never easy and fun. For many gay men the idea of turning 40 is nothing short of terrifying. Well I am getting there very soon and I don’t feel like almost 40. My body changes a bit, priorities change and your mind and interests change too. I am a lucky “boy” who has very good genes, which makes me still looks younger. (Or so I am told and not for just getting me in the sack LOL) I don’t fear the big “4”, but I would have loved to stay 29 forever. The candles on my birthday cake keep saying that anyway ;o).

There is a 40 things list that at least every gay guy should have done before reaching the age 40 years old. I though “hmm why not check that list and see how well I did? What have I done with my life? What have I accomplished?” Remember I came out when I was 25, but still after checking and crossing of on the list, I can say “Ooops I did a lot haha”!!! And for the things I didn’t do, I still have one0 day left LOL. Be surprised what’s on the list and check it yourself. Your life experience checklist will continue to grow as we get older off course. And remember don’t take yourself like this list to serious…

Here are the 40 things every gay man should do before turning 40:

1.                       Go to a Gay Pride Parade.102

2.                       123Get over your body issues and be a go-go dancer for a night.

3.                       Dress up in drag.

4.                       Dress up in leather4.

5.                       Accept that you will never have sex with Jake Gyllenhaal.

6.                       185008_376963222375296_1879083419_nGo to a gay wedding.

7.                       March in solidarity with your gay brothers and sisters at a protest rally.

8.                       Go to an LGBT Film Festival.

9.                      Expand your horizons. Find a fetish!!!IMG_1734

10.                  Go to your class reunion and finally talk to the straight guy you were obsessed with in High School.

11.                    Donate to The Human Rights Campaign, The Trevor Project, De Holebifoon or other gay advocacy organization.

12.                    Read a Gay book like “And the Band Played On”, “Tales of the City”, or “A Single Man”.

13.                    Stop wearing t-shirts that are two sizes too small.

14.                    17Stop being afraid of lesbians.

15.                    Date someone that is at least 10 years older than you.

16.                   Know your International Queens! RuPaul, , Divine, Lady Bunny, Dame Edna and Jackie Beat. 


18.                   Live with a boyfriend.

19.                    Have sex with a black guy.image0011

20.                    Go to a Broadway musical.

21.                    Go to a professional Soccer, Basketball or Baseball game. (Yes, really!)

22.                   Go to therapycc-gay-bar.

23.                  Have sex on a beach, in a park, in an elevator, on a roof or balcony, in a car, in the desert and your parent’s house.22

24.                  Volunteer at an LBGT Senior Center.

25.                  shortbus02See these films: Weekend, The Broken Hearts Club, Trick, ShortBus, Get Real, Longtime Companion, Milk, Bridegroom, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Boys in the Band and The Wizard of Oz.

26.                   Be in a monogamous relationship.

27.                    26Be in an open relationship.

28.                    Stop manscaping everything. Grow the Hair!!!1524688_187007774832654_2007157280_n

29.                    Stay friends with a former lover.

30.                   Break out the cheesecake and watch every episode of The Golden Girls.

31.                    gaycoupleHave sex in a foreign country.

32.                   Have sex with someone who doesn’t speak English. (All the better if you can combine this with number 31.)

33.                    Know your status. Get an HIV test.34

34.                    Go to an adult bookstore or movie theater. (We recommend wearing close-toed shoes.)

35.                    Fall in love.foto(6)

36.                    Take your boyfriend home for the family Christmas.

37.                    37Have sex with a woman, just so you can say you did.

38.                    Take a same-sex Latin, Swing or Ballroom dance class.

39.                    Sing a song at karaoke of Cher, Stevie Nicks or Liza Minnelli.

40.                    COME OUT!4549_92873416147_326344_n