The 10 Best BDSM Dungeons to Visit in the US

The 10 Best BDSM Dungeons to Visit in the US

More than 22% of sexually active American adults participate in role-playing, and 30% have attempted spanking, according to sexual diversity research performed in the US. Nearly half of the 1,040 participants polled in another study said they were curious about kink even if they hadn't had the chance to try it. When it comes to getting your kink on in a dungeon, the BDSM has much to offer the sexually adventurous, whether or not they're familiar with terms like "collaring," "sub drop," and "figging."  While the phrase "dungeon" may conjure up visions of a particular place, worry not: this is a place for everyone, regardless of their level of experience, taste, or personality type.

BDSM includes giving up control of your thoughts and emotions and the possibility of your sexual organs to another person, so choose your "dominant" very carefully. Here are 10 of the top dungeons in the US to explore so that you can get started:

Top BDSM Dungeons in New York

1. Pandora’s Box, New York City

At the height of her fame, Mistress Raven, an American dominatrix, created and ran this dungeon in the mid-'90s. Nick Broomfield's documentary Fetishes and a book by photographer Susan Meiselas, among other publications, have all highlighted this legendary dungeon. They have a team of Dommes and subs that are experts in just about every kinky discipline you can think of running the facility currently... and they're always glad to help out newcomers. Many alternatives are available, from the classic (think medieval torture chamber and schoolroom) to the more niche (the pink boudoir puts an end to the idea that BDSM Means red and black).

Is it possible for a couple to join? Do Doms/subs who aren't cisgender work here? You'll need to bring your kink partner to the dungeon, but a private playroom is available for rent, so you're good to go if you can find one.

Is this dungeon suitable for couples? Yes.

Are there non-cis-female Doms/subs here? You'll need to bring your kink partner to the dungeon, but a private playroom is available for rent. So if you can find your partner, you're good to go.

2. Donatella Den, New York City

If you're exhausted of gloomy dungeons, try this one for a bit of a change: A pink crossdressing room, a wrestling ring, a Victorian-themed room, a vintage studio, two medical rooms... and an industrial-themed 'blue room' are all available for those who want to unleash their feminine side. Phew.

More than 20 pros are working at this Midtown Manhattan kink salon, which includes the unique opportunity to be publicly humiliated: Their website states, "We are pleased to parade you around our huge dungeon so that all of our stunning Mistresses may have a proper laugh at your dilemma. We may even take you to a fetish club if you're a fascinating case so that the other customers can enjoy your humiliation." Are you in? 

Is this dungeon suitable for couples? Yes.

Are there non-cis-female Doms/subs here? A private playroom is available for rent. 

3. Spanking Club of New York, New York City

This spanking club, founded in 1997, has established itself as an institution in the world of CP (corporal punishment for those who aren't familiar). These places are all about security: they have strict rules for guests, plenty of helpful information, and single men who want to attend parties must make reservations in advance.

While the club does not provide professional services, it is administered by the very knowledgeable Ms. Margaret. She would be happy to answer any questions you may have and guide you in the right direction. In addition, there are events, like a biannual weekend vacation to the mountains, where spanking lovers may enjoy themed activities, beverages, and jam sessions for the musically inclined.

Is this dungeon suitable for couples? Yes.

Are there non-cis-female Doms/subs here? The club does not employ pros, but it is open to all genders and sexual orientations.

4. La Domaine, upstate New York

Take a look around one of the world's oldest BDSM training centers. New York's upstate château, open for 29 years, has a well-deserved reputation as a high-class destination for kinky types. If you're getting started as a Mistress or Master, a couple, or a slave, here is your place.

La Domaine is a bed-and-dungeon run by Mistress Couple and Master R, where couples may stay and enjoy a BDSM-furnished bedroom, an erotic library, and gourmet feasts prepared by the Domaine slaves themselves. There will be workshops, seminars, activities, and a chocolate tasting to top it all off.

Is this dungeon suitable for couples? Yes.

Are there non-cis-female Doms/subs here? Yes.

BDSM Dungeon in Georgia

5. 1763, Atlanta

The biggest play area in Atlanta may be found in this dungeon, which opened in 2003. There aren't any professional dominants or subs employed here, but you're allowed to bring your own along if you'd like. Expect plenty of black leather, bright red draperies, and glittering chains throughout the rooms, with particular mention going to the 'web prysm,' or enormous chain spider web, and the aftercare area, which has plenty of squishy bean bags to relax on after a long day of playing games.

In addition, there's a schedule of activities that appeals to both seasoned and beginner kinksters, including sub-school, munches, rope tying lessons, and more.

Is this dungeon suitable for couples? Yes.

Are there non-cis-female Doms/subs here? The club employs cis females, but there is a private room.

BDSM Dungeon in Texas

6. The Vault, Houston

Domina Shannon, a famous Dominatrix with more than 15 years of experience, is in charge of this kinky hideaway administered by a team of five expert Dominatrixes. One of the best parts of having your dungeon is that it's full of custom-made toys and furnishings, many of which have been made by hand. 

Is this dungeon suitable for couples? Yes.

Are there non-cis-female Doms/subs here? Cis females run the dungeon.

Top BDSM Dungeons in California

7. No Escape Dungeon, Las Vegas

Steel Bond, a leather Daddy with over 30 years of whip-wielding experience, runs this world-famous dungeon only 10 minutes south of the Las Vegas Strip. You can be sure that whatever situation you and he come up with, you'll be in good hands thanks to his extensive collection of fetish gear and expertise. You may choose between kennels, isolation boxes, and bondage chairs, or you can let Bond tie you up with duct tape and rope.

Is this dungeon suitable for couples? Yes.

Are there non-cis-female Doms/subs here? Yes, gay men are welcomed here. 

8. Sanctuary Studios LAX, Los Angeles

The devilishly rigorous Headmistress Cyan runs sanctuary LAX, and the house experts are on hand to make your dreams a reality. Many professionals are working in this dungeon, including Masters, Mistresses, subs, and switches. They all have their profile pages, so you can learn more about them before booking. It's within a short distance from Los Angeles International Airport, making it suitable for business and leisure travelers. Suppose you miss your flight? If you need somewhere to stay overnight, this dungeon has you covered. Rather than paying for a low-cost hotel room, that's a far better option.

Is this dungeon suitable for couples? Yes.

Are there non-cis-female Doms/subs here? Yes.

9. Threshold, Los Angeles

The goal of this non-profit organization is to provide knowledge on BDSM to anybody interested. If you're worried about going into a more risque zone, don't be: here has developed a reputation as the go-to spot for people getting their feet wet.

All the furniture and toys you could want are available in the seven themed rooms, all well-stocked. If you're new to kink and need guidance, there are volunteer specialists on hand to assist you and a full schedule of workshops and other activities geared to make you feel right at home. To get started, look at their pinned tweet.

Is this dungeon suitable for couples? Yes.

Are there non-cis-female Doms/subs here? No pros working here, but all genders and orientations are welcomed here. 

BDSM Dungeon in Florida

10. Goddess Girls, Florida

Are you bored of seeing just black and red all the time? Here you'll find one of the unique play areas in the United States: an ABDL (Adult Baby/Diaper Lovers) playroom. When it comes to the White Room, which looks more like an old-fashioned one, you'll find everything you need to punish your child. As an additional pleasure, there is a room known as the "sissy boudoir," furnished with a bevy of frilly clothes and jeweled accessories. 

Is this dungeon suitable for couples? Yes.

Are there non-cis-female Doms/subs here? Cis females run the dungeon.