9 Surprisingly Delightful Photos Of A Sexual Fetish You Never Knew Existed

Bompas & Parr and Jo Duck.
When the founders of Bompas & Parr first opened their London-based jelly confectionary and food-design studio, they were approached with a very specific and unexpected request.

"One of the first calls we got was an inquiry about whether we catered for splosh parties," co-founder Sam Bompas told Refinery29. "Innocently, we looked online to see what this might involve, [and we found] a steamy scene were folks get turned on by sitting in puddles of baked beans."

They didn't end up catering that event, but Bompas said that he was intrigued by the idea. And nearly a decade after that first inquiry, Bompas & Parr hosted its very first sploshing party — or, more specifically, its first cake-sitting party. After an open call for participants was broadcast through social media, the Bompas & Parr creative team whipped up a variety of elaborate cakes and jellies for the gathering. Photographer Jo Duck was there to interview the participants and capture the moment when they pushed their fully naked bodies into their respective desserts.

But beyond cake-sitting, what exactly does this delightful fetish entail? We spoke with dominatrix Mistress Shae Flanigan, a BDSM educator and alternative lifestyle coach, to get a better idea.

At its most basic, sploshing is "sensation play with food," Mistress Shae explained, adding that it falls under the more broad type of fetish known as wet and messy play, or W.A.M. Partners may use all types of different foods and drinks (with different textures and temperatures) to engage each other's senses. Those who enjoy cake-sitting, which is a subcategory of sploshing, specifically use cakes and other types of desserts in their sensation play.

So although all sploshers are not cake-sitters, the name of the game remains stimulation through sensation — and what a sensation it is. "When a freshly chilled cake first touches your behind, you can't help but let off a range of squeamish noises," Bompas said. "Also, the surprisingly satisfying sound of a bum squashing a meringue is one sound I never thought I would come across, nor will I ever forget."

Click through to see what cake-sitting looks like for yourself, and read Duck's interviews with the subjects in the photos.

(Oh, and if you're also intrigued but sploshing isn't your thing, don't worry — there are plenty of other kinks to try.)
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Photo: Courtesy of Bompas & Parr and Jo Duck.
Slippery Ice-Cream Cake

What is your favorite cake?
"Bakewell Tarts — sticky almond goodness."

How do you make yourself happy?
"Always having something new to do. Believing that hedonism is a creed not a flaw."

What’s the best thing you can bake, and why is it so good?
"Millionaire shortbread with salted caramel. It needs lots of thick chocolate. Its goodness is self-evident."

What was the most memorable cake of your life?
"The cake I baked for my father that he never ate as he died that same morning. He had diabetes."

Any other comments?
"I expected cake and jelly to be cold and difficult to clean off my bum. But I wasn’t expecting frozen ice cream to be quite so hard!"
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Raspberry Nipple Jelly

What is your favorite cake?
"Victoria sponge (or Eton Mess if that counts?!). And fondant fancies."

What are the everyday pleasures that you can’t live without?
"A walk, an apple, and being able to note things/ideas down in my diary if and when I have them."

How do you make yourself happy?
"I read, draw, eat good food, buy myself flowers! And see friends."

What’s the best thing you can bake, and why is it so good?
"Banoffee pie. It’s not baked and its not that great, but it’s the closest I get!"

If you could do one thing to change the status quo, what would it be, and why?
"Make all neighbors have to eat dinner with each other once a month, taking it in turns to cook for one another. Build communities again — stop ignorance by breaking down stereotypes."

Any other comments?
"Thanks for my great jelly booty picture!"
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Victorian Sponge Cake
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Dreamy, Creamy Fruit Cake

What is your favorite cake?
"Tiramisu! Panna cotta! Is that a cake?"

What are the everyday pleasures that you can’t live without?
"Coffee and tea. And butter."

How do you make yourself happy?
"Laugh with my partner and friends. And cooking and dressing up (all in one evening if possible)."

What was the most memorable cake of your life?
"As a child, when asked what kind of cake I wanted for my birthday, I always requested an ice-cream cake. One year, it was in the shape of Bart Simpson. Thinking about it, it must have tasted terrible and artificial."

When was the last time you were pleasantly surprised, and how?
"Yesterday when Jo asked if I was around and if she could photograph my hairy ass."

What do you consider humankind’s greatest achievement, and why?
"ART. From rock paintings to Picasso to film to photos. Without art and expressing how we feel, we would be a sad, unhappy lot."
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Pink Cotton-Candy Cake

What is your favorite cake?
"Opera."

What are the everyday pleasures that you can’t live without?
"Biscuits with coffee."

How do you make yourself happy?
"I dance!"

What’s the best thing you can bake, and why is it so good?
"Crepes because I make [them] with love!"

What was the most memorable cake of your life?
"Yet to come!"
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Red Velvet Cake
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Black Forest Gateaux

What is your favorite cake?
"Pudding in a cloud (from childhood, anything with cream, tiramisu."

What are the everyday pleasures that you can’t live without?
"Coffee (espresso, two shots) with a tiny bit of cream, an unusual podcast, picking out hairs with tweezers."

How do you make yourself happy?
"1. Comic books
2. Porn
3. Animals (not in combination)
4. Uppers and downers
5. Din (making it)
6. Making an excellent piece of work (sketch or garment)"

What’s the best thing you can bake, and why is it so good?
"Ketchup macaroons, breads, [and] when I just find things in the fridge and make it up as I go along."

What was the most memorable cake of your life?
"My mom made me an exact replica of a New Mexico cactus cake. In a flower pot the 'soil' was crumbled Oreo cookies. The cake was balls of dough cooked and sculpted together to make the 3D plant shape olive-green icing for the coloring and spikes made out of frozen thin lines of white icing. Also small icing flowers. We still talk about it to this day."

When was the last time you were pleasantly surprised, and how?
"Daily! By many things — sometimes by packages that I must have drunkenly ordered the night before or by friends contacting me I forgot I knew or any plans I’ve made at some previous point in the week before. The blessing of a bad memory!"

What do you consider humankind’s greatest achievement, and why?
"Family and bread. Bread speaks for itself."

If you could do one thing to change the status quo, what would it be, and why?
"Meditations in school to help people problem-solve in a more lovely and calm state. Also to be able to eat more bread. Women should be able to eat bread again!"

Any other comments?
"Possibly cake-crushing should be made into a sport."
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Pineapple Jelly
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Cherry Meringue

What is your favorite cake?
"Chocolate-orange polenta cake."

What are the everyday pleasures that you can’t live without?
"White bed linen. Red lipstick. Black coffee."

How do you make yourself happy?
"Taking time to water my orchids in the morning. Crime dramas. Dressing up! And dressing down."

What’s the best thing you can bake, and why is it so good?

"Congress tarts. Because my grandma makes them too."

What’s the most memorable cake of your life?
"The ‘Grocery shop’ cake that my gran has made for every grandchild for probably 30 years. Perfect, tiny, marzipan veg in 1/12th scale. Nothing will ever be more amazing."

When was the last time you were pleasantly surprised, and how?
"My little sister told me she’d been shagging loads of girls."

What do you consider your greatest achievement, and why?

"Getting married. We got married very quickly and it wasn’t how I had imagined it would be, but it made me realize what its really about and I wouldn’t change it. I flew to New Zealand and got married the next day. It’s one of the only times I’ve ever taken a risk and that is my best achievement and decision."
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