Diatribe: “Spanking And Impact Play” Has Been Cancelled At Trumpington Village Hall.
One summer during college, when I had come home to live with my parents, I worked in a factory and took a class at the local community college two nights each week. It was an entry level history class that was required for my degree and credit for taking the class at the community college would transfer to the university that I attended full-time. The cost of tuition, however, was drastically different. So, for a fraction of the cost and with minimal effort, I figured I could get an easy “A”, help my overall grade point average, save a few dollars and make life a little easier once I returned to campus in the fall.
While I was attending my history class, there were many unusual “learning opportunities” taking place on the campus that summer. The curriculum appeared to be geared more toward community groups who simply rented space from the school while the majority of its students were enjoying the summer away from classes. The classes may have been unusual but nothing as bizarre as secret bondage classes held at Trumpington Village Hall, a community center in Trumpington, England,
Cambridge Kink had already hosted a number of classes including courses in caning, dominance and general “bondage-on-a-budget” … complete with tea and biscuits … at the 108-year-old venue that ordinarily hosts bingo and women’s groups before red-faced officials put a stop to the meetings.
“The premises were booked under false pretenses. They said it was a relationship support group but it turned out to be something else that we didn’t know about. We have canceled all future bookings.” – A Trumpington Village Hall Spokesman
The group was scheduled to host a series of workshops including “spanking and impact play”, “kink on a budget” and “flogging”, in an event organized by the group Peer Rope Cambridge. There have been no complaints about payment of fees and the group has always cleaned up after themselves, even stacking chairs as they leave.
“I think this is becoming much more common and less hidden with the popularity of Fifty Shades Of Grey, and has brought it much more out in the open. Cambridge has a very diverse community, so I am not surprised.” – Sheila Stuart, Trumpington on Cambridge City Council
And I thought my community college days were wild all those years ago. Can you imagine the cast of characters walking about the “quad” or hanging out in the student lounge on a campus that offered courses like these? My … how times have changed!
But what harm were they causing?
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