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Inside a Melbourne kink dungeon

Sanctuary traditionally means a place of shelter or protection, yet people can seek sanctuary in a shared pastime, a beloved companion or even in simple human contact.  In this video series, Seeking Sanctuary, The Citizen examines what sanctuary means in modern-day Australia.

Seeking sanctuary: Inside a Melbourne kink dungeon

Sam Lock took a peek inside Melbourne's Splinter Dungeon, a hideaway for people who want a safe place to satisfy their darker fantasies.http://www.thecitizen.org.au/storyboard/inside-melbourne-kink-dungeon

Posted by The Citizen on Sunday, December 11, 2016
Video by Samantha Lock

Health Lawler owns Splinter Dungeon, a social club and education centre for Melbourne’s BDSM and kink community. Tucked away in Melbourne’s inner north, Splinter is a place for people to fulfill their fantasies in a safe and accepting environment.

In this video, Samantha Lock talks to Mr Lawler about Splinter’s role as a refuge for fetishists.

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