We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Black Thorn is a clean, beautiful, well-equipped dungeon located in the lovely Lake Merritt area of the San Francisco Bay Area. Featuring 5 themed play rooms, over 12 high-quality play stations, and all manner of implements, bondage gear, and accessories, Black Thorn is able to accommodate a diverse array of fetish and fantasy interests and role-play scenarios.
Other offerings include free parking, secure Wifi, two full bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, two leather couches, adjustable lighting, heating, a video projector and screen, and music in every room.
Black Thorn is available for private rental to artists, couples or groups seeking to refine their skills, explore relationship dynamics, and express themselves in a safe and supportive environment.
Black Thorn is also available as a photography studio! We invite photographers and videographers looking for a well-appointed, elegant dungeon with a dramatic BDSM themed set design to come by for a tour.
Black Thorn Events offers an educational program through classes with knowledgable and respected instructors. Learn about safety, skills, consent, communication, and creativity in BDSM play. At this time all events are online. You are encouraged to drop in and learn how to play artfully and responsibly!
Please note that no illegal activities are allowed on premises, and all play is safe, sane, and consensual between adults of legal age.
Renters will be expected to sign a waiver confirming their age and afore mentioned legal agreements.
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For questions, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read more about our second beautiful, private play space, Sacred Muse!
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.
Do one thing every day that scares you.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
The more things are forbidden, the more popular they become.
Dreams are necessary to life.
The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
That which does not kill us makes us stronger.