Savage Love

Amputee-fetishists, called "devotees," hold several annual get-togethers, to which amputees are invited, all expenses paid. Your reader should check out discussions on the Internet newsgroup alt.sex.fetish.amputee to get in touch with the larger community.

Above the Knee
Hey, ATK: I checked out the newsgroup alt.sex.fetish.amputee on the Internet and, frankly, it wasn't all that interesting: an ad for a hand lotion that supposedly kills HIV, a non-amputee-specific pitch from a company organizing a mail-order-bride excursion to the Philippines (now that's creepy), and a few dullish postings from amp-fans, including one from a guy complaining that a picture sent over the net of an "amputee" was actually a bad airbrush job. Has anyone else noticed how even the most outlandish stuff becomes crushingly dull when filtered through the Internet?

Fascination does hold an annual get-together for amputees and devotees. The '95 convention was the first week of June, and it was a big success: "It was our 11th annual meeting; we had 75 people. The convention was at the Ramada Inn, and it was wonderful." There were meetings, outings, and a dinner-dance. But do amputees really attend Fascination's convention all-expenses-paid? "Yes," says Bette, "including travel expenses."

Amputee fans can write Fascination at PO Box 34265, Chicago, IL 60634. Or call Bette at (312) 583-3949. And, hey: Any amputees interested in a free trip to Chicago for Fascination's '96 convention should call right away.

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