Your Favorite Kinks & Weirdest Fetishes - Kinky Census

Featuring Pup Amp and Mr. Kristofer from Watts The Safeword

What are the most popular kinks? Weirdest fetishes? What if you’re not into your partner’s kinks? Are there more tops or bottoms? Watts The Safeword’s Kinky Census has the answers! 

Your Favorite Kinks & Weirdest Fetishes - Kinky Census

What are the most popular kinks? Weirdest fetishes? What if you’re not into your partner’s kinks? Are there more tops or bottoms? Watts The Safeword’s Kinky Census has the answers! 

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