Day 27: Do your non-kink interests ever find their way into your kinky activities? If so, how?
Short answer, no.
I’m not really the type of person who has a short set of discrete interests. Someone recently called me a polymath, which seemed like a flattering interpretation of my reality. Basically, I have a lot of interests and things that I enjoy doing. I have ADHD symptoms, and so I’ve gotten good at entertaining myself despite a relatively short attention span. I’d say the easiest go-to “hobbies” would be reading, writing (short stories, this blog, on occasion lyrics), watching tv, surfing the internet (I love researching new subjects and planning events/vacations), and spending time with people. I have full supplies and go through phases where I am more or less into making jewelry (beading, specifically), painting, photography, singing, and crocheting. I also love to dance and occasionally get into crazy fitness spurts. I enjoy cooking.
Most importantly, I enjoy spending time with friends and trying new things. When I have the option to hang out with people, no matter what it is that they’re doing, I’ll usually take it. I plan things so that I can have new experiences, whether it be a new movie or restaurant or whitewater rafting. When I’m not with other people, I either get really crafty or delve into a book or tv. I’m also one of those nutsy folks who can paint or read or write with music or the TV on…again, short attention span, lots of energy.
None of those things are kinky. My natural inclination to seek out new experiences and interesting people, well, that kind of overlaps with my general involvement in the kink community, but that’s as far as I’d say it goes. If anything, my interest and involvement in kink is more of a hobby than anything else I do regularly or semi-regularly.