Whips Ahoy! The 10 Kinkiest Cities in the USA: In one of those destination ranking tallies that will surely give some direction and focus to operators who want to target a destination based on the interests of the group that produced the ranking, Kink University has come up with the 10 Kinkiest Cities in the U.S. They based the list on measures that included the number of a city’s residents who are kinksters, kinky-themed attractions and activities, subscribers to a kink porn site and others. Kink U’s researchers said they were “looking for the kinkiest city in America, and were shocked by what we found.”
The kinkiest? Portland, Oregon. After looking at 50 cities—it limited its choices to those cities with populations of more than 500,000—Kink U’s researchers reported, “Along the way, we came across some interesting side notes. Would you have guessed that El Paso has the smallest kinky population of any major American city? Or that in tiny Harrisburg Pa., over 10 percent of the population identifies as kinky?” In sum, researchers said, “The State of Our Kinky Union is strong, we’re happy to report. Welcome to the 10 Kinkiest Cities in the United States 2015.” Following is a table listing the Kinky 10, along with comment bytes from the Kink U report.
Top Ten Kinkiest Cities in the USA
|1. Portland, Ore.
|"Put a whip on it! Portland has the highest percentage of kinksters per capita in the US and is nearly as rich in resources for the BDSM, fetish and poly communities as much larger cities like San Francisco, New York and Chicago."
|2. San Francisco
|"The city's unconventional sexual history goes back to the bawdy days of the Gold Rush, and today, San Francisco offers more professional resources to kink-identified people than any other city."
|3. New York
|"New York has more total kinky residents (82,584 active Fetlife profiles, at last count) than any other city in the U.S. even if they make up a smaller percentage of the total population as they do in smaller cities."
|"Leather culture as we know it was born at Chicago?s Gold Coast bar in the late 1950s, and the city has hosted the International Mr. and Ms. Leather contests since 1979. In fact, the annual contest may even best San Francisco?s Folsom Street Fair as the highest of the kink high holidays."
|5. Washington, D.C.
|"By most public measures of kink, the nation?s capital ranks fairly low among US cities, but skyrockets when it comes to kinky porn! Think of it as the city of secret kinksters."
|6. Los Angeles
"Home to more dungeons and playspaces than any other city on our list (including Sanctuary LAX, Den of Iniquity, Bar Sinister, Dominion, Dungeon West and Submission LA"
|"Ranked second among US cities in kinksters-per-capita. Over 3.7% of its population has a profile on Fetlife just behind San Francisco. And like DC, Seattle's VERY fond of its BDSM and fetish porn."
|"As the biggest city in New England, it pulls in a kinky population from all over the northeast. Over 3% of the population is active on Fetlife, it's porn tastes are VERY restrained, but we don't mean vanilla, we mean actual restraints."
|"Only broke the top five in one metric (for total kink-identified population 27,411, but it placed in the top ten in nearly every kinky category we measured."
|10. Las Vegas
|"Few places make kink as big part of their business as Sin City. From fetish balls and kink-themed clubs to porn shoots and dungeons."
(Also, Washington. D.C., is the No. 1 Kinkiest U.S. City by porn habits; NYC is the No. 1 Kinkiest U.S. City by size of the community; San Francisco is the No. 1 Kinkiest City by number of kink-aware professionals; and Portland, Ore. Is the Kinkiest U.S. city by percentage of population. For more information, visit: http://www.50skillsofgrey.com/stateoftheunion/index.html