Hi Evie! I am a 20 year old girl who has been interested in kink for about 5 years, mildly practicing it privately for 2 years, and have began really trying to gain a foundation of education on BDSM throughout this year. Basically, I am not clueless, but feel pretty close to it! I would like to get into my local scene, but 1) I am extremely shy, 2) I don't know what to expect/how to present myself, and 3) I don't know where to start. I also feel I'll be viewed as too young. Any suggestions? <3
I think you are totally on the right path! I actually just made a video to help out shy people, new people and introverts getting started in public kink. I highly recommend you watch it, which you can see here.
Also make sure to read the description. I link several videos to go over what to expect at dungeons, general public kink etiquette, and what sloshes / munches / ect are like and what they are, and how to find events.