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The best BDSM dungeons in Los Angeles

Our list of L.A.'s BDSM dungeons will help any and all curious Angelenos fulfill their kinky and adventurous desires.

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Jakob N. Layman
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Time Out contributors
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The words "dungeon" and "BDSM" can conjure pretty intimidating images if you're new to the scene or aren't familiar with the lingo, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Welcome to the approachable (but not exactly friendly) world of bondage & discipline, dominance & submission, and sadochism & masochism. Participants have many reasons for enjoying BDSM, including the ability to relinquish control in the bedroom, experience complete vulnerability, explore new sexual expressions and escape from reality, among others. Whatever the reason, there are many dungeons throughout L.A. to live out your every fantasy or fetish, with professionals on hand as needed.

Many of L.A.'s dungeons, or "studios," cater to people from all walks of life and all levels of kink experience. You may be surprised to find out how many of them throw regular events and offer educational classes that are open to the public. These can be a great way to learn about, and even participate in, the alternative sex community as a beginner. For those adventurous spirits who frequent sex shops as often as coffee shops and already know what they want, dungeons can be the perfect place to find a professional dominatrix. Many also offer the ability to rent out the entire space, so you and a partner or loved one (or, loved ones, no judgement here) can have an entire night to make use of all the provided BDSM furniture, equipment and toys. Read on to become a true dungeon master—but, you know, the cool, sexy kind.

The best BDSM dungeons in L.A.

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  • LAX/Westchester

Under the auspices of Head Mistress Cyan, one of the most well-respected dominatrixes in Los Angeles, Sanctuary LAX has proven itself a BDSM institution. The highly experienced and diverse staff are well equipped for you kinkiest desires, whether you’re an S&M veteran or complete novice. As the name implies, the studio is a stone’s throw from LAX, which makes it perfect for visitors in town for business… or pleasure. Heck, there are overnight rentals available, too, so it may even be a better option than sleeping in a dingy hotel the next time your flight gets canceled.

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  • Downtown Arts District

Den of Iniquity has been serving the BDSM community for over 20 years, with locations in both NYC and Los Angeles. This no-nonsense dungeon in Downtown L.A.’s Arts District operates under the direction of current Head Mistress Cybil Troy, and offers a wide variety of services. The 1,850-square-foot studio is fully equipped for sessions with professional dominatrixes, as well as film shoots and events. The space, which features multiple themed rooms, can also be rented by couples looking to fill an hour or even a weekend with some fun power exchange play. DOI also focuses heavily on education, and regularly offers classes and one-on-one training for women interested in becoming a dominatrix.

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The first thing you need to know about Ivy Manor is that it is exceptionally cool. It feels as much like a hip art gallery as it does a fully stocked BDSM dungeon. The studio, run by Isabella Sinclaire, is discretely hidden in Downtown’s Arts District and has multiple play rooms, including a fantasy medical room. The entire 2500 sq. ft. space can be out rented and offers all the amenities needed to make all your kinky dreams come true.

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  • Palms

The Dominion was established in 1980, making it the oldest BDSM club in the country, and its pedigree is recognized and respected around the world. The studio is fully staffed with women who fill the roles of dominants, switches or submissives. That means there will always be someone available for you to play with (or to play with you), no matter what your own particular fetish might be. The Dominion site is regularly updated with a schedule of who is working, so be sure to book your appointment in advance.

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Dungeon East is tucked away in the Arts District under the supervision of Mistress Justine Cross. Dungeon East breaks from the traditional dark and moody atmosphere often found in dungeons. Instead, it's immaculately designed all in white – a bold move for an S&M dungeon – but one that works extremely well. The space is also available for rentals, and holds regular events and mixers for those interested in getting a taste of spanking, bondage and more!

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  • North Hollywood

As a non-profit organization, Threshold is a BDSM club dedicated to educating those interested in exploring the worlds of bondage, S&M, discipline and other alternative sexual activities. By offering a safe and judgement-free environment, Threshold has built a reputation as one of the best places to begin one’s exploration of BDSM and kink. The facility includes a large main room as well as seven themed rooms, each of which are stocked with dungeon furniture and toys. Be sure to check the calendar of events online that's always packed with amazing classes and events open to the public.

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