Torture Ship: World's largest fetish boat orgy sets sail in Germany

Torture Ship: World's largest fetish boat orgy sets sail in Germany.
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Germany's annual Torture Ship launched over the weekend with hundreds of fetish enthusiasts from around the world partying together on a huge barge.

It's hailed as the world's largest BDSM party to take place on water, taking place on the idyllic Lake Constance - which borders Austria and Switzerland - every June for the past 22 years.

Footage of this year's Torture Ship setting off from Friedrichshafen shows large crowds gathered to view the participants, who are dressed in full bondage gear including gimp masks, horse heads and revealing fishnet outfits.

This year, the turnout of about 500 passengers was a little smaller than other years, with organisers blaming the Germany-Sweden Football World Cup match.

Although the fetish fans still provide a spectacle, the Torture Ship is not quite as raunchy as it once was.

In 2015, it was forced to remove all beds, an orgy darkroom, and "separate facilities for sexual acts" due to the tightening of local regulations.

The move came after local unease about swinger ships operating on Lake Constance and saw Torture Ship categorised as a "dance ship".

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