By Alva Bernadine
The first time I went to a fetish club, one of the sights that greeted me, was like a scene straight out of the Story of O. The first forniphilia (human furniture), I saw in person was a man in a riding outfit, holding a dog lead attached to the labia of a nude woman. From her pierced nipples hung a plastic tray, and at intervals he would send her off to the bar and she would return with the drink balanced on the tray, the weight borne by her nipples. .I wrote about it in my essay, How to Become Debauched While remaining a Virgin. I was quite taken with what I saw and thought these people were as imaginative in their sex lives as I was in my photography. I specialised in in unusual and surreal images and here were ready-made images I could use.