They definitely overlap, but they're different.
Kink is about fantasy, yes, but people also base their play on some very harsh realities... [and it's] no stranger to ideas and activities that are potentially offensive and triggering.
What happens when two people are attracted to each other, find they have a lot in common, except... one prefers plain vanilla sex and the other thrives on the joy of kink?
"Vanilla people" are starting to act a little kinky, and that's a good thing for everyone wondering what's OK in a sexual relationship.
Photographer Daniel Handal documents an underground world in which being yourself means becoming someone else.
I've concluded is that my kinkiness and my depression are related--in that they're of a piece with who I am. I don't get to pick and choose these facets of my identity, so they have to learn to coexist. I try not to play if I'm so depressed that I feel disoriented, or unfocused, or angry with myself.
"Remember, only yes means yes."