Harry Potter star Emma Watson admits to being “slightly fascinated by kink culture” and here’s why

Having played such an uptight and controlling witch for the majority of her childhood, I can hardly say I’m surprised by this admission. 

In reality, Emma’s reasons are slightly more complex than that…

In a recent interview with Teen Vogue, the 29-year-old Beauty and the Beast actress admitted to being “slightly fascinated by kink culture” because members of the community are often the “best communicators” and “know all about consent”.

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The British actress told the publication:

“A lot of the healthiest relationships I’ve seen have been between same-sex couples because, I think, they have to sit down and agree [on] things.” 

Emma added:

“They agree [on] things between them as opposed to [accepting] certain sets of assumptions and expectations that are made.

“I’ve also kind of become slightly fascinated by kink culture because they are the best communicators ever. They know all about consent. They [smash] that stuff because they really have to get it — but we could all use those models; they’re actually really helpful models.”

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Fair play, Emma. Celebrate sexuality, vocalise consent and say no to kink-shaming. All. Of. This.

Back in November 2019 (you remember… when we could all go outdoors and whatnot), the actress made headlines for referring to herself as “self-partnered” in an interview with Vogue.

Speaking about achievements she wanted to make going into her 30s, she said:

I never believed the whole ‘I’m happy single’ spiel. I was like, ‘This is totally spiel.’ It took me a long time, but I’m very happy [being single]. I call it being self-partnered.

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If you’re keen on embarking on this kink journey, Ems – and let’s face it, now is the time to learn new skills – I’d start by digging through that pile of Potter props collecting dust in your garage (or guest house – that’s posher, isn’t it?) and going from there.

Wands, cloaks, hats, masks, prosthetics… the role playing writes itself.

And that’s not me stereotyping. Plenty of my gays are in to this stuff and they LIVE.

Oh, and if your safe word is anything other than “leviosaaaa”, I’ll be sincerely disappointed. 

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