The best BDSM dungeons in Los Angeles

Our list of BDSM dungeons will help any and all curious Angelenos fulfill their kinky and adventurous desires
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The words "dungeon" or "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. Many of LA's dungeons, or "studios", cater to people from all walks of life as well as all levels of familiarity with kink. You might be surprised at how many of them throw regular events and offer classes that are open to the public. These can be a great way to learn about, and even participate in, the alternative sex community. 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 loved one (or, loved ones, no judgement here) can have an entire night to make use of all the provided BDSM furniture and equipment. Read on to become a true dungeon master—but, you know, the cool, sexy kind.

The best BDSM dungeons in LA

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Sanctuary Studioa LAX
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Sanctuary Studios LAX

icon-location-pin 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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Den of Iniquity LA
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Den of Iniquity LA

icon-location-pin 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 LA’s Arts District operates under the direction of current Head Mistress, Cybil Troy and offers a wide variety of services. The 1850 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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Ivy Manor Studios
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Ivy Manor Studios

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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The Dominion
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The Dominion

icon-location-pin 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 to for you to play with (or to play with you) no matter what your own particular fetish is. 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 West

Dungeon West is modern and chic studio with an impressive play area and comes fully stocked with all the BDSM equipment and toys needed to make your next session with a dominatrix a memorable one. Located in Mid-City, this private dungeon is available for exclusive rentals 24/7, so you can always have the entire place to yourself. Dungeon West is owned and operated by Mistress Justine Cross and boasts a number of well-known Los Angeles dominatrixes who regularly use the space.

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Dungeon East
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Dungeon East

Dungeon East is tucked away in the Arts District and acts as the sister studio to Mistress Justine Cross’ Dungeon West. Even though the amenities are nearly the same, the aesthetics are completely different. Dungeon East breaks from the traditional dark and moody atmosphere often found in dungeons. It is instead 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 rental and, like Dungeon West, holds regular events and mixers for those interested in getting a taste of spanking, bondage and more!

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Threshold
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Threshold

icon-location-pin 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, it’s always packed with amazing classes and events that are open to the public.

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