New Jersey Dungeon Banned!

12 08 2009

A dungeon is a place where us kinky types get together and play. Normally, there is no sex, just adults mingling and having a good time.  There may be nudity, there will be play going on (mostly flogging and the like, blood play is usually reserved for more intimate settings). Frankly, because of the lack of drugs and alcohol, and only vetted adults getting in, a dungeon makes a better neighbor than a bar. In fact, except for people coming and going at different hours, one would never know there was anything going on in the building.

The Montclair decision to close the only dungeon in the area basically sucks. My understanding of the issue (through some postings on FetLife) is that one of the members of the local kink community got upset at the owners and filed a protest against them, causing the dungeon to be closed. From the website:

MONTCLAIR — Montclair might be one of New Jersey’s more progressive communities, but even in a town known for its tolerance, a working fetish “dungeon” — complete with a spanking bench, “interrogation cell” and stocks — doesn’t belong on the busy downtown strip.

So says the township attorney in a decision that has bitterly disappointed Ed and Karen Dougherty, aka “Master Ed” and “slave Duchess,” the owners of Dressing for Pleasure, a Bloomfield Avenue shop that sells fetish clothing and tools of the bondage-and-discipline trade, from flogs and paddles to masks and spiked collars.

So, if you’re of a mind, how about writing them and letting them know how you feel. Frankly, and it is something I hate to admit, it appears that they did not have proper permits.  That will doom any business.  And now it may be impossible for them to get them after the complaints.


BlackBEAT 09 Update: Survivor Saturday

9 07 2009

And the Beat goes on.  August 15, 2009. For more info, clicky.

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1763 – A Decadent Address

19 06 2008

In Hotlanta there is a wonderful place called 1763. From what I hear it is a great place for Lifestylers to go and have our kind of fun. I have not yet had a chance to check it out, but soon my esclave will be here and we can go there.  They offer either a 12 or 6 month membership, or you can just pay 5 dollars for a 1 time membership (info here).

On June 29th, they are having all day educational event that looks good. Whips, Electricity and CBT.  If you are going to be in the Atlanta area that weekend I would check it out.

Anybody have any experience at 1763?  Then leave your thoughts in the comments.


The New Cell Block

20 03 2008

Looks like the Cell Block’s Lair is reopening in Fayetteville. I haven’t been there myself yet, but the feedback I have gotten has been positive. Looks like they have remodeled and are re-opening on April 12th. They are also having a BDSM swap meet that night. Their website is a little sparse (and a little tacky by my standards, but hey so are a lot of websites, so I won’t hold that against them). Should be a fun time if you are in the area at that time (which I won’t be as esclave still won’t have moved down here by then, and I will have other commitments that weekend). If you have been there before, well you know where to make your post: in the comments.


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