There Is Now an App Specifically for "Kinky" Hookups

We'll call it the Fifty Shades of Grey effect.

Kinky lady with red nail in leather bodice holding leather rope
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If you're feeling like getting your Fifty Shades of Grey on but don't know where to even begin, today's your lucky day.

A new app, Whiplr (opens in new tab), is "a messenger app with kinks." Basically, it works to connect users who want to explore the world of fetish without the fear of being judged or, you know, hurt. 

You can create a profile (with a SFW pic, no n00dz here), message play partners (without giving away private details), and even find real-life events in your area.

The "kink" factor is sorted into categories based on what you're into or curious about—think sounds, behavior, or accessories. These help you match up with other potential messaging partners. 

Because, as Luda would say, "I gotta kn-kn-kn-know what's your fan-ta-ta-sy." 

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Samantha Leal
Samantha Leal

Samantha Leal is the Deputy Editor at Well+Good, where she spends most of her day thinking of new ideas across platforms, bringing on new writers, overseeing the day-to-day of the website, and working with the awesome team to produce the best stories and packages. Before W+G, she was the Senior Web Editor for Marie Claire and the Deputy Editor for Latina.com, with bylines all over the internet. Graduating from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University with a minor in African history, she’s written everything from travel guides to political op-eds to wine explainers (currently enrolled in the WSET program) to celebrity profiles. Find her online pretty much everywhere @samanthajoleal.