In June we are discovering where the term 'Sadism" came from!
The Marquis de Sade, a French aristocrat and writer of philosophy-laden works that were often violent. His repute for sexual cruelty, though based on rumor, led to the term " sadism" being named after him. Some philosophers contend that his works are meant to create anxiety. We are hoping they create some kinky titillation too!
The 120 Days of Sodom, or the School of Libertinism is a novel by the French writer and nobleman Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade. Described as both pornographic and erotic, it was written in 1785. It tells the story of four wealthy male libertines who resolve to experience the ultimate sexual gratification in orgies. To do this, they seal themselves away for four months in an inaccessible castle in Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, France, with a harem of 46 victims, mostly young male and female teenagers, and engage four female brothel keepers to tell the stories of their lives and adventures. The women's narratives form an inspiration for the sexual abuse and torture of the victims, which gradually mounts in intensity and ends in their slaughter. The work remained unpublished until the twentieth century. In recent times it has been translated into many languages, including English, Japanese and German. Due to its themes of sexual violence and extreme cruelty, it has been banned by some governments.
Book Club - Are you looking for new fiction and non-fiction in the world of kink, polyamory, power exchange and other alternative sexual expressions? Do you want to discuss that amazing book on power exchange or polyamory with people who also live those lifestyles? Join Brat_Sheba and SpankyRae on the fourth Sunday of every month after the tea service for friendly conversation and group discussion of the month’s book. Each Book Club Meeting will have a portion of it podcasted for those who wish to hear the reviews but could not make it in person. Books will cover various topics/subjects and will be discussed from multiple points of view. Books will be chosen each month by the book club members.
~ All events at the Space are substance and alcohol free
~ All events at the Space are open to those 19 and above