Being a Mister

When you become Mr Puppy UK, you become a part of something else: you become a Mister, one of the international advocates for and representatives of the kink and fetish community worldwide.

From its origins in North America, the global fraternity of Misters has grown over the past four decades to become a leading symbol of community service amongst Leathermen, Rubbermen, Pups & Handlers, and other aspects of kink and fetish. Though each is chosen according to the needs and preferences of his own organisation or society, and each fulfils his mission in his own way, all subscribe to part of a shared vision. International conferences, such as International Mister Leather and Mister International Rubber help bring them together and encourage the spirit of cooperation and service that forms the foundation of this vision.

Being a title holder is a big deal. It’s a chance to be something greater than yourself: to be a representative and advocate for the community you belong to. You join a large and growing global brotherhood of Misters who share a common belief in the power of the individual to effect positive change and a common vision for a better world through the enjoyment of kink and fetish. That’s why the title is bestowed by a community, and that’s why the award ceremony includes other title holders. The International Mister Leather and Mister International Rubber contests may provide some guidance: it’s from them that we draw much of our own inspiration.

The title isn’t about you. It’s about what you can offer to the community, and about what you can do for others. You never actually own the title. What you own is what you do with it, what you accomplish, and what you give. That’s why when a title holder steps down after a title year and hands the title to his successor, it’s done with ceremony: the community celebrates him and his accomplishments, and welcomes a new title holder and his vision.

There is no fixed way to conduct yourself as a title holder. There’s no fixed look, or set of actions, or body type, or anything like that. Your projects are your own, and what you make of it is up to you: we want to see what’s pawsome about you, and we want to see you shine as yourself. And more than anything, we want to see you step on stage at the end of your title year feeling exhilarated from having gone all out to have an incredible year as Mr Puppy UK!

Mr Leather UK

The UK's national title for leathermen is Mr Leather UK, elected annually. This year's election will be held in London on 16 March.

Mr Rubber UK

The UK's national title for rubbermen is Mr Rubber UK, elected annually. This year's election will be held in Manchester on 20 April.

Find out more about Being Mr Puppy UK.