Archive | December, 2011

CCK’s Kinky Christmas!

24 Dec
What a busy time we’ve had at Kinky HQ in 2011! As we head for the New Year, we’d really like to thank all our supporters, volunteers and everybody who has helped us get to the exciting place we’re now at – without you we’d not be where we are today!

Christmas has been especially busy at CCK Towers! We held not one but two Social and Shopping evenings in our special CCK Grotto, which we decked out with twinkling lights, kinky delights and a selection of our fabulous coffee and cakes. If you couldn’t make it, make sure you keep your eyes peeled for future social and shopping events which will be mentioned on the website, in your monthly newsletter and in our social media – we always love to see you!

December also brought our 12 Days of Kinky Christmas Competition. We had some incredibly inventive entries, which brought giggles to the CCK office! Our lucky winner was Maria from Sandhurst whose hamper – filled with some CCK favourites – was whisked off to her on Santa’s sleigh in time for the big day. She said:

“I was like a kid at Christmas opening it! Cannot wait to get noshing on the cake and play with the other bits and pieces, and the box was FAB!!!”


Don’t forget; our hampers aren’t just for Christmas, and if you’re in need of a gift for Valentine’s, a birthday, or just to spoil somebody special, you can pick your favourite from our selection in the CCK Webshop – or you can even create a customised hamper with the help of the CCK team!

The holiday season was wrapped up for us with a Christmas get together with the CCK team in China Town. It was a great night filled with laughter, food, friendship and kinky Christmas Crackers, each filled with a little bit of coffee, cake and kink!

Finally, the CCK family wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We can’t wait to share more exciting developments in 2012 with all of you!

Nordic committee works to protect SMs & fetishists

18 Dec
The organisation ReviseF65 has produced its second report for the World Health Organisation, contributing its interdisciplinary research to the forthcoming ICD-11 system in 2015.

For those not in the know, ReviseF65 is a Norwegian committee working to get sexual sadism, masochism, fetishism and transvestic fetishism abolished from the WHO’s list of psychiatric diagnoses, a system known as the ICD. They are also involved in general work to protect sadomasochists from discrimination and harassment. Members include several Norwegian SM clubs in addition to professionals in sexology, psychology and psychiatry from Norway and other countries.
ReviseF65’s second report declares that sadomasochism and sexualized violence are two different phenomena. The report states that:
‘There is no typical fetishist, transvestite or sadomasochist. Except from their sexual interest and identity, he or she is like everyone else. These people do not present more clinical psychopathology or severe personality pathology than the general population.’

The report concludes that the removal of SM & fetish diagnoses from the 11th edition of the ICD would have health-promoting effects, in addition to improving the human rights situation with regard to legal safety, freedom of speech and less incidences of discrimination based on fetish and BDSM identity and orientation.

Revise F65’s first report to the WHO, submitted in September 2009, concluded that the ICD-10 system does not distinguish between consensual SM and harmful violence, and that the current fetish and SM diagnoses are superfluous, outdated, non-scientific and stigmatizing to the fetish/BDSM minority.
Research in the second report indicates that many reference books and daily newspapers often fail to differentiate SM from sexual violence, which leaves BDSM practitioners, fetishists and cross-dressers open to discrimination and social sanctions because of their fetish/BDSM interest, identity and orientation.

Following these findings, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland have decided to remove numerous diagnoses from their own classification systems. This sexual rights reform probably affects one million people of the Nordic population, as a low estimate, and the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare concludes that the diagnoses are so seldom in use, that neither care, statistics, nor research is harmed by their abolition.
There is the potential for real change in the hands of the World Health Organisation, and the steps already taken by the Nordic countries give hope to millions with fetish and BDSM orientations. We can only hope that the opportunity is not missed, and the WHO will work together with organizations like Revise f65 to create better-informed guidelines that may remove the stigma attached to those who are currently misunderstood.
Read more about the report here: www.revisef65.org/supportWHO.html

You can also donate to support the cause, join a discussion group or contact the organisation themselves via the main website. (www.revisef65.org)

It’s Date Night at Kinky HQ

12 Dec

Tonight is date night for any of our lovely supporters who want to pop in to Kinky HQ. We’ll be hosting a socialising and shopping evening from 6pm and you’re invited!

The evening will be a chance to come and say hi, and you’ll be able to get some Christmas shopping done at the same time all while supporting CCK’s social enterprise work!

We’ll be creating a snug Christmas Grotto in our offices in Holborn and providing cups of our Monmouth Coffee, and tasty cakes and chocolate lollipops!

If you fancy joining us, sign up to the guest list here: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/2585268608

Although you can still come along without a ticket, this way we’ll know how many slices of cake to cut!

The CCK Team are looking forward to seeing some of you later tonight!

Win with CCK’s 12 Days of Kinky Christmas!

7 Dec

It’s that time of year again boys and girls… the jingle bells are ringing, and Santa’s checking his list to see if you’ve been naughty or nice. If you’re on the naughty list this year you’re in luck – because CCK’s 12 days of Kinky Christmas are here to help you win a Holiday Hamper filled with lots of kinky treats!

From Wednesday December 7th to Sunday December 18th you’ll get a chance EVERY DAY to get your name put in our hat to win yourself a Hamper full of CCK Goodies.

All you need to do is visit the competitions page and write why you’re true love would get you the CCK Product shown. Then add your name, your email address and a contact number so we can let you know if you win and arrange delivery in time for Christmas.

For every day you enter, you’ll get a chance to win our prize draw. That’s 12 chances to win – we’re generous! Not only that but the best answers will be revealed every day on our Twitter and a list of our favourites will make into the Best Of Blog Post!