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Black Phoenix

July 23rd, 2008 · 13 Comments

On the way to Baltimore, we stopped in Philadelphia at the Black Phoenix. This is the new BDSM play club opened by Shibari Warrior. Located on the top floor of an industrial building in an industrial area, there’s a big freight elevator to bring people up. The space is open Wednesday through Sunday with classes, discussion groups, and play parties. You can buy a quarterly membership or you can pay as you go. There are opportunities to work and get free passes.

The play area is huge. It’s 10,000 square feet. In addition there is a 5000 square foot social area with a dedicated classroom area.

This photo is halfway into the play space. There’s a nice variety of equipment and a good amount of room between pieces. In the back, behind the screen, is a long whip area.

Here’s a photo of the comfortable aftercare area. Notice the three boxes of tissues.

There is an additional 10,000 square feet of junk that Shibari Warrior is working on cleaning out. He wants to eventually have 20,000 square feet of play space. Wow!

Of course, there are rules!

I look forward to going sometime to play in the space. Shibari Warrior and I are talking about the possibility of me teaching a class there. For more information, send an email to Shibari Warrior. There’s no website yet.

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  • Very Nice! Thank you.

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  • Zelda

    Great review of the space.
    I hope you can come down to the Black Phoenix and teach a class. Your classes are very instructional, a lot of fun, and I always learn something new from you.

  • axe

    Wow, that looks amazing. We need a place like that in NYC!

  • When I see this space it looks just like the one that I imagine for us here in NYC. It’s just amazing to me that we don’t have a organizational dungeon and meeting space here. Especially when there are so many groups that could share and support it.

    Just reading your event happenings list tells me that there is a lot going on and a diverse group of people involved.

    I’ve played in permanent, organizationally owned spaces in Dallas (The Sanctuary), San Diego (Club X), New Orleans (NOLA), and Baton Rouge (RSVP). ALL smaller communities with fewer players than us but they have managed to put together great play space dungeons and meeting and event areas.

    I know that real estate is pricey in NYC but it can’t be cheap in Philly either.

    GREAT looking dungeon and I hope I get a chance to visit it.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Ky

  • Zelda, thank you for your kind words.

    Axe and Kytherea, I agree. I wish we could have a space like this in NYC, too.

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  • meg

    oh! if you do end up back in philly teaching, please (pretty please!) let me know about it!

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  • Stephen

    Is this a pansexual space? Are guy/guy couples welcome?

  • Stephen, it is a pansexual space that welcomes all genders and orientations.

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