According to Kink University, Las Vegas places 10th on the list of Kinkiest Cities in the U.S. I would have guessed Vegas to be higher on the list, considering our Erotic Heritage Museum, weekly nude yoga classes, monthly “rope social” bondage seminars, the Fantasy and Fetish Ball, the Adult Entertainment Expo and Porn Awards, Sapphire – the “World’s Largest Gentlemen’s Club,” the number of porn studios now filming here, and some of the bizarre costumed characters that wander Fremont Street daily.
But Kink University rated cities (with populations over 500,000) according to how many active members in each city were on the kink social network Fetlife), the percentage of the population that identifies as kinky (hey, nobody asked me), the number of kink-aware professionals (therapists, doctors, lawyers) listed on the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom’s resource directory, and by the porn purchases of each city’s inhabitants, using data from Kink.com. (And FYI, Vegas placed sixth in kinky porn purchases, with top honors going to Washington, DC, in the kinky porn category.)
Only 2.1% of Vegas residents say they identify as kinky, though according to the Kink University study, “Vegas is where the rest of the world goes to get kinky.”
The overall kinkiest city based on Kink University’s criteria, however, is Portland, Oregon, where 4% of the total population identifies as kinky.