Your kinky, leathery family is not just men. In the UK, leather subcultures first seem to have taken root in London in the late 50s, though the history of those years has largely been lost. For lots of kinky people, we knew we were kinky before we knew we were gay. Learning leather bars was different from learning life outside the closet. Many women, genderfluid, and genderqueer folks are part of this awesome community.
Pants and More.
Whitfield is concerned that the unique atmosphere of a leather bar will be lost to history. You earn trust. In all other circumstances, never touch someone without their permission.
Fear coupled with desire leads us all here — eager, fresh-faced, and ready to learn.