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, a clean, beautiful, well-equipped dungeon located in the lovely Lake Merritt area of Oakland in the San Francisco Bay Area, welcomes people from all ages, backgrounds, gender orientations, and sexual identities.
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 kitchen, two leather couches, adjustable lighting, heating, a video projector and screen, and music in every room.
Please note that no illegal activities are allowed on premises, and all play is safe, sane, and consensual between adults of legal age.
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 available as a photography studio. We invite photographers, videographers, and fetish models looking for a well-appointed, dramatic, BDSM themed set design to come by for a tour.
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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.
Black Thorn offers an educational program with classes and community building events, both online (Zoom) and in-person (vaccinated only). Sign up for a class to learn new skills, safety protocols, consent negotiation, and more! There is also a Kink Scholarship Fund offered to those who are financially challenged and in need of assistance.
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.