World’s biggest leather / fetish group in Sydney for Mardi Gras

World’s biggest leather / fetish group in Sydney for Mardi Gras
Image: Eric Leue Mr LA Leather 2014 rocking Recon (PHOTO: Eric Schwabel)

THE 2016 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras just got a whole lot more exciting for gay men into leather, rubber, BDSM and kink.

Recon — the world’s biggest website for gay fetish profiles — is heading to Australia for the first time ever.

“As Recon continues to expand, we’ve decided it’s only right that we start showing some love to destinations further afield,” the Recon team said.

“Australia has a reputation for providing the world with some incredibly hot men, and we can’t wait to head over there to see all their geared up deviants and perverts.”

More than a million gay, bi and curious men from around the world have downloaded the Recon app and are living out their fetish fantasies. On any given night, at least 20,000 members can be found online.

With the ability to interchange between using Recon’s app and the website to meet kinky men, it has never been easier to indulge your love of leather, rubber, BDSM and kink.

The team at Recon wanted to spread the love worldwide, deciding to fly down under to join in the celebrations of one of the world’s biggest gay pride events. Not content with just joining the party, Recon will be involved in many different events during the Mardi Gras festival which is on now, until March 6.



Recon made its Australian debut at Fair Day yesterday, giving punters the opportunity to speak directly with its friendly team.

Team Recon had whole heap of giveaways — “the return of the jock swap is imminent” — and their marquee was one of the kinkiest and popular Fair Day stalls yet.

However, it wouldn’t be an appropriate introduction to the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras without Recon participating in the festival’s most iconic event: the Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday, March 6.

The is one of the biggest gay pride parades in the world, and Recon will take part to bring fetish to the streets.


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Wrapping up this year’s Mardi Gras and Recon’s first visit down under is one of the most anticipated parties of the year: Extra Dirty — Mardi Gras Edition.

The team behind the revolutionary Extra Dirty party has joined forces with Recon to put on an extravaganza of a Mardi Gras after party that will be one of the hottest tickets in town.

Since 2001, the Extra Dirty family has slowly been redefining the gay clubbing scene and this year they will be returning to where it all started at the iconic Oxford Art Factory on Oxford St, Darlinghurst. The two-room basement venue will be heaving with sexy men from the leather and fetish scene both locally and internationally.

Extra Dirty describes its music policy as “techno with gay beats”. Dark, dirty and muscular tunes will be served up by the very best local underground DJs including Feisty, Baby Bear, Juan Velasco and Kam Shafaati, as well as international DJs Alyson Calagna (US) and Mike Kelly (Germany).

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Extra Dirty’s Mel Fitzpatrick said teaming up with Recon was a natural fit for both brands.

“It’s great to be able to finally meet the boys from Recon and welcome them to our dance-floor. I think they’ll feel right at home at Extra Dirty,” she said.

“Many of our guys use Recon so it’s a logical relationship for us and it’s great to be able to introduce our patrons to a brand that can offer them opportunities to make new connections. It exposes us to an international audience who might not yet have heard of Extra Dirty.”

Fitzpatrick said the Mardi Gras edition of Extra Dirty was their biggest party of the year and they always had lots of repeat international visitors.

“We’re proudly born and bred in Sydney’s gay underground,” she said.

“We don’t imitate. In fact we like to think Extra Dirty pushes the scene forward in that sense. We have brilliant patrons who are sexy but incredibly friendly and very loyal.”

Extra Dirty, December 2015 party (PHOTO: Ann-Marie Calilhanna; Star Observer)
Extra Dirty, December 2015 party (PHOTO: Ann-Marie Calilhanna; Star Observer)

Extra Dirty — Mardi Gras Edition sponsored by Recon is bound to sell out so make sure you snap up tickets as quickly as you can.

With so many events during the 2016 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival and with so many sexy new men you will meet through the Recon app, it’s important to be looking your best.

And if you plan on getting a bit naughty with your sexy new friends, you must make sure you have some fun accessories on hand to play around with.

RELATED: Extra Dirty December 2015 party – photo gallery

The Recon Store is jammed packed with everything from clothing to bondage, toys, leather, accessories, dungeon gear and more. Prices are reasonable and you can’t beat the range of products available online, making the Recon Store, a one-stop shop for all your fetish needs.

If you’re keen to stand out from the pack and like to do things your own way, the Recon Store can also create Made to Order gear. Shipping times may vary for different products, but it’s important to have your fetish gear fitting perfectly.

Recon are also looking for a new Featured Member during the trip to Australia. They’re looking for someone who will be in attendance at Mardi Gras and who’d be up for being photographed and filmed. If you’re interested in becoming Recon’s Featured Member, get in contact with them and let them know: [email protected].

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