When it comes to kink, Chi-town has it covered. The city enjoys the unique distinction of hosting both the International Mr. Leather competition every Memorial Day Weekend and the Mr. International Rubber competition in November. Chicago also hosts Shibaricon, an international rope bondage conference, and Kinky College, a weekend-long “Pansexual BDSM Institute of Higher Yearning,” which allows participants to earn their masters degree in all things kink. All of that is in addition to the leather bars, dirty bookstores, and the Leather Archives and Museum, which is devoted to leather, BDSM, and alternative sexualities.
When we said Chi-town has kink covered, we weren’t kidding.