Immersive Experience & Artistic Interpretation of “KINK” Arrives in St. Pete

Let’s start this with a little disclaimer. This article is NSFW and it’s adults only.


METRO Inclusive Health is bringing KINK – An Art Affair to the Burg for one night only. August 17, get ready to take part in what they’re describing as an “interactive experience with zero shades of gray”.

What is KINK?

KINK is defined as “anything that falls outside of romantic, intercourse-based sex between two people and encompasses intimate desires, practices, or fantasies.”

The 21 and up only event promises to offer a first-person opportunity to explore the concepts of KINK. At the same time, subtly messaging the important of self-awakening and safe sex practices.

We are all sexual beings and Metro Inclusive Health is focused on empowering individual sexual health while reaching target populations with a built-in message of safety and prevention, and that includes mental health and self-respect.

– Brian Bailey | Chief Marketing & Experience Officer

What to expect?

They’re starting the evening in METRO’s popup speakeasy where attendees will get to enjoy a cocktail before the doors open. When doors open at 8pm, eventgoers will be escorted into the immersive experience thru a live model gallery. The party keeps going with pole dancing performances by “Dondelion, burlesque by Tigerlily Entertainment, [our] hot go-go boys in our very own Red Light District”, and more.

Again, this event is 21+. Adults only. Guests are also encouraged to “dress up or down in their fetish finest.” Yes, “tasteful nudity and fetish attire are encouraged with exposed breast pasties a must no exposed genitalia allowed.”

KINK – An Art Affair would not be possible without the support of our sponsors. Thank you Gilead Sciences & Mail-Meds…

Posted by Metro Inclusive Health on Wednesday, July 24, 2019

It’s all about the experience.

They’re pulling no punches when it comes to this event. There will be a variety of installations for eventgoers to experience. One of which is the Gloré Holé Café, an opportunity to order erotica inspired dessert through, you guessed it, a glory hole. Want to dabble in a bit of S&M? KINK will have interactive installations where you can receive a few lashes or a little rope-play.

The fun doesn’t stop there. The night will also feature fetish installations, body painters, burlesque and erotic performances, and more. All administered by their KINK experts from Florida Community Boot Black, Florida Leatherboy 2019, Electro and Impact Play, Male Review Tampa, among others.

Our events team is working hard to deliver an experience that goes beyond the visual art so that guests to have a KINK experience that is personal to them. The amazing art will draw our guests to this event but the entertainment will definitely keep them there.

– Roosevelt Cevallos | Fundraising and Events Coordinator

Posted by Metro Inclusive Health on Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Want to spice up your home decor?

Art and erotica fans alike can also take home a piece of the event with them AND support METRO’s mission. Over 35 of Tampa Bay’s most recognizable LGBTQ+ and ally artists have created original pieces for the art auction being held that night. All 100% of proceeds will go to support the organization.

What is METRO Inclusive Health?

METRO is an independent, non-profit organization with over 100 services focusing on the health and wellbeing of the LGBTQ+ community. They pride themselves on a robust sexual health and prevention program, delivered largely through outreach, education, and events like KINK.

Supporting this event helps to further METRO’s mission of inclusive healthcare services for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or financial means. As the second-largest LGBTQ+ center in the U.S., next to the Los Angeles LGBT Center, their services directly impacted over 27,000 Tampa Bay individuals in 2018.

Want to attend? Here’s the important stuff:

KINK – An Art Affair will take place in the Grand Hall at the METRO Inclusive Health Community Center. Click here to purchase tickets for $25 online before the event. If they haven’t sold out by the evening of the event, tickets will be available for purchase at the door for $35. There’s a high demand for this event, so we recommend purchasing your tickets as soon as possible.

Written by Ysanne Taylor

Ysanne Taylor

Ysanne Taylor is the Photo Editor and a contributor for I Love the Burg and That’s So Tampa. She is also the Art Director at RKC.me. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg in 2014 with a B.F.A. in Graphic Arts.