A fetish club is a nightclub, bar, social club or other entertainment hub which caters to clientele interested in some of (but not necessarily all) fetish fashion, bondage, dominance/submission, and/or sadism and masochism (BDSM). Some clubs have active "play" going on inside the club while others are a socialising place for like-minded people. Fetish Community events take place at specialty fare hosted at other public venues and night clubs.

Activities at fetish clubs have been interpreted as "neo-burlesque, freak show, queer and body mutation styles".[1] The fetish club as carnival represents a rejection of "official" world views.[2]

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  1. ^ Commane, Gemma Ruth (2009). "Bad Girls and Dirty Bodies: Performative Histories and Transformative Styles". In Burkhard Scherer (ed.). Queering Paradigms. Peter Lang. pp. 49–64. ISBN 978-3-03911-970-7.
  2. ^ Cova, Bernard; Kozinets, Robert V.; Kozinets, Robert; Shankar, Avi (2007). Consumer tribes. Butterworth-Heinemann. pp. 247–249. ISBN 978-0-7506-8024-0.