One man is dead and a woman is in the hospital, following an incident at “Flamefest” – a kinky sex festival in Kent, UK, that included an outdoor S&M dungeon and an “adult playing area.” The man’s death is treated as “unexplained.”

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The “hedonistic” weekend kinky sex festival was held, for its second year, at the town of Tunbridge Wells, about 64km from London. According to The Evening Standard, “250 people paid up to £600 to stay in luxury teepees and boutique tents.”

The festival promised workshops on everything from erotic writing and spanking to “foot worship”

Last week, festival organiser Helen Smedley responded to concerns voiced by people living in the surrounding areas: “We allow people the safe place to have sex, we’re monitors, just to make sure everyone’s safe. There’s nothing that happens in view, on site. People go off to their tents to meet like-minded people.”

However, police were called early in the morning today, during the site’s post-festival cleanup, to address a “medical incident.”

“Patrols and ambulance crews went to the scene where a man was pronounced dead. The death is being treated as unexplained at this stage.

‘In addition, an unconscious woman received medical treatment and was taken to a local hospital by air ambulance.”

You can watch the festival’s trailer video, posted back in July: