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Cape Town’s Getting Kinky

Find out all the kinky goodness that Cape Town has to offer with the event organizer of Repentance, Cape Town's very own kink club night.

Published: January 20, 2023

Author: Admin

For far too long, the notion of exploring one’s sexuality beyond traditional norms has been seen as taboo. Especially so, here in South Africa. Well, we are happy to say, not anymore. The new year brings new possibilities and the Mother City is here to embrace them all. Most notably the fast-growing kink, BDSM and Bondage scene in Cape Town - always present, but now more openly accessible to newcomers. From people talking openly about their kinks, wants and needs, to events and parties.

Let’s dive a little deeper into the latter! We were fortunate enough to pick the brain of Cape Town’s very own new wave kink-ologist and event organiser Kyle Brinkmann aka Das Kapital. Kyle is a veteran of the South African and international music and events scene, from UK festivals to hosting his own show ‘In Das We Trust’ on one of SA’s most beloved radio stations 5FM. Kyle has now set his sights on breaking the conventional mold through his exciting kink club night ‘REPENTANCE’.

We sat down to ask the man a few questions about the upcoming event.

First and foremost, what is REPENTANCE?

“Repentance is a Kink and Fetish-friendly club night based in Cape Town. It’s a safe space for inquisitive newcomers and veterans alike to meet, dance and socialise in a safe place with likeminded people.”

What drove you to start the event?

“I had the opportunity to try something different at 75 Church Street, so I proposed a party environment I felt was lacking – Something I would want to attend myself. Repentance is a space for all people, with more freedom than a
traditional club night, but with strict guidelines and a great team in place to keep it a safe and welcoming environment for everyone joining us.”

Tell us about the kink scene in Cape Town and why it had such an
influence on Repentance’s creation?

“The kink scene is alive and well in Cape Town, but it’s pretty fragmented at the best of times. There is a lot of politics and cliquey behaviour, as with all things, so rather than concerning ourselves with that, we chose to build a new
community that better represents the type of acceptance, equality and positivity we want to see in this space.

It’s very much by the people, for the people, and we go out of our way to make sure our patrons feel welcome and looked after.”

How Popular is the kink/BDSM scene in Cape Town and how far do you
think it will go?

“The kink, fetish and BDSM scenes are more popular than most people would let on. This is down to a lot of people feeling like they can’t talk about their wants or needs – even with themselves, let alone romantic partners. That is the part of the stigma we are trying to break down.

Once more people feel comfortable expressing themselves and exploring their interests, I’m hopeful the scene has more potential to gain a lot more traction outside of the closed communities it currently resides in.

We all like having fun, and we should owe it to ourselves to be able to express that.”

What are some of the most popular kink toys out there and what are a
few that you have been exposed to?

“From our experiences at our events, I think a lot of people are initially WAY more apprehensive about impact play than they really are in the end.

We’ve been running consensual spank stations, with thanks to Sway George and Over My Knee, and most people who come in asking for a 2 out of 10 spank to get started end up leaving the night having gone back for a bunch of 7s or 8s out of 10 (and some cheeky bruises).

Basically, if you haven’t been paddled yet, try it out (with some supervision to start). It’s quite the release when done properly. From there, the world is your oyster. I’d recommend some high-grade restraints and whatever extras you’d like to add to the mix.”

You don’t have to ask us twice, we can't wait to see what Repentance has in store for us and we cant wait to meet some of you in person.

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