British backpacker Grace Millane gave a man she met on a BDSM dating site a list of her sex fetishes, a jury was told today.
Ms Millane, who was killed during a Tinder date in Auckland last December, told a man she contacted through the Whiplr website of her interest in bondage, electrical nerve stimulation and 'breathplay' using a gas mask.
A statement given by the man to New Zealand police was read to the jury at Auckland High Court after they were told he had refused to cooperate with defence lawyers.
He described the 22-year-old, whose parents David and Gill listened to the statement from the public gallery, as 'naive and trusting'.
Grace Millane (pictured) told a man she contacted through the Whiplr website of her interest in bondage, electrical nerve stimulation and 'breathplay' using a gas mask
She had contacted him via the Whiplr website for BDSM enthusiasts in the summer of 2018, just before she left Britain on a worldwide adventure, he said.
She told him she had begun her interest in BDSM through a past boyfriend but he said she was still quite naive and, unusually, used her full name on another messaging app they had used.
'Grace and I discussed our BDSM interests,' the man, whose identity is protected, had told police.
'Grace told me she was interested in everything to do with BDSM and her main area of interest was restraint.
Ms Millane contacted the unidentified man via the Whiplr website (pictured) for BDSM enthusiasts in summer of 2018, just before she left Britain on a worldwide adventure, he said
She told him she had begun her interest in BDSM through a past boyfriend but he told the court she was still quite naive
'In Grace's Whiplr profile she outlined her sub kink interests as: giving full control, sounds, Accessories, restraints, control and massages.
'I think Grace was at an explorative stage and quite open to suggestions. Grace seemed quite keen to know what things were and what sort of things I owned pertaining to BDSM.
'I told Grace about my interest in breath-play, electro and water bondage which I had to explain to Grace because she didn't know about it.
'I explained my interests with explicit examples of what I have done with partners previously. Grace told me she was quite open to it and said she wanted to try.'
A 27-year-old man, whose identity is also protected, has denied murdering Ms Millane (left and right) on December 1 last year, the night before her 22nd birthday
The court had previously heard a statement from a former partner of Ms Millane's, who said they had an established practice of choking using safe words and 'tapping out' which meant it had never put her in danger.
A 27-year-old man, whose identity is also protected, has denied murdering Ms Millane on December 1 last year, the