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Cirque De Sade: Bleeding Hearts

February 7 @ 8:00 pm

This month is the 4 year anniversary of our kinky theater! And we have some special features for your Bleeding Hearts of edge play. Erotic Tarot readings and a live miniature portrait artist. To break your heart, tastings are all by FemDoms. Sensually sadistic face slapping, spine tingling electro-play, and the piercing sensation of needles are open 830-1130 offering the chance to try something new in a safe environment with an experienced Top, sign up early!

Step behind the veil into a kink night of the wild, weird and wondrous! We feature themed performances that will have you on the edge of your seat. Our theater style floor plan caters to voyeurs. The side rooms and St Andrews Cross are available for non-edge open play. Libations, mocktails and food are available at the bar. Themed attire is encouraged, not required. This event repeats on the 1st Tuesday of every month.

@EmpressElsewise and @RedeemerPDX invite you to spend the evening embracing your dark side at our macabre circus. Whether you’re a player or voyeur, we offer an enthusiastic environment for taboo play for Tops and bottoms of all genders, orientations, roles and relationships. All attendees should be prepared to see and hear things that may shock or delight you. Due to the nature of this event, kinksters are asked to have attended several other public events, have an in-depth understanding of consent and have extensive experience in their craft before attending this play party.

All edge scenes are pre-vetted performances. To become a performer, submit the Edge Performance Vetting Form a minimum of 48 hours before the party you wish to edge play at. You will be notified of your scheduled time within one week.


Please direct all questions to cirquedesade.pdx@gmail.com and Elsewise will answer your inquiries. Thank you.

Special feature of our anniversary! @Slow Camera will offer miniature hand painted portraits of you in your BLEEDING HEARTS finest. Bring cash or a digital payment method for this unique offering. The slow camera was at our inaugural event in February 2018 and we’re thrilled to have him return. He also does custom portraits and other paintings. Check out his work on IG @ slowcamerapaparazzi


Edge Tastings

Edge tastings are offered as a way for kinksters to try something new to them in a safe environment. Sign up is on a first come basis. Find the tasting sign up coordinator near the stage area. If you have experience with a particular offering, we ask that you allow others the opportunity to gain that experience. Thank you.

@MaeveMcBride/Mistress of Emotions & Energy offers readings of erotic tarot Intermittently throughout the evening

830-930 @MxLunaIzel/Boyfriend Domme offers the sadistic and seductive art of face slapping

930-1030 @Nova_Starlust/Domme Demoness offers the stimulating and intense sedation of electro-stim play

1030-1130 @DearCaroline/Needle Playground offers Cupid’s poke with needle play


“In order to know virtue, we must first acquaint ourselves with vice. It is always by way of pain one arrives at pleasure.” -Marquis de Sade

Event info including Rules, Edge Play Defined, Volunteer Info, Playlists, General Discussions, and the REQUIRED scene performance and scheduling request form can only be found at the CdS Fet Group, Please read all the sticky notes, including the Code of Conduct, before attending.


Edge players are performers and must submit a pre-event interview and vetting form which details your scene specifics, experience level, safety precautions in place during play and hygienic clean up practices. This will help DM’s understand the parameters of your scene so your play can continue uninterrupted. The hosts will review your form and may contact you with questions or clarifications. If your form is not received a minimum of 48 hours before the event, you will not be permitted to play at the edge. Standard kink play and voyeurism is welcome.*

Bring your dark play out of the shadows. Abandon your fear of wild abandon. Unleash your extreme edge. Feast on the fringe. Voyeur the veritable quandaries.

DEI in Kink

As hosts we are committed to continually striving toward a more diverse, equitable and inclusive kink community. We actively seek educational opportunities, open conversations and reparations to marginalized groups and individuals in our local kink community. If you identify as a BIPOC or differently abled person, we invite you to connect with us so we may support you in attending Cirque de Sade. We want you there!

Unique Floor Plan

Catering to both exhibitionists and voyeurs, we’ve arranged the floor plan for maximum viewing and efficient traffic flow, no traffic jams or obstructed views in the house.


We collaborate with the DMRG to provide DM’s with training and experience in extreme play and CPR/First Aid training, We have basic dungeon clean up, safer sex supplies, a basic first aid kit, unique furniture, hard points. Please bring everything else you need for your physical and emotional safety, your scene, high level hygienic clean up (cavicide, bio-bag, 4ml plastic sheeting, sharps container, pee pads, etc), and thorough aftercare. It is wise to bring your own towels, tarp or drop cloth. Please message @CirquedeSadePdx with any questions.

Risk Aware

Due the potentially dangerous aspects of edge play, we want to emphasize the requirement of experience, consent and maturity. This is not an event to “try something new.” Stringer pick up play is not permitted: know your partner, know yourself, know your kink.

When setting up your scene you may be visited by the DM’s and/or hosts to check in about consent, verbal and nonverbal safe-signals and your safety plan. This is not to second guess you or challenge your authority, it is to mitigate risk and establish a safe environment during high risk activities, so your scene can play out uninterrupted. If you have questions, or want clarification about scenes prior to the event, please send a DM to @CirquedeSadePdx

We endorse RACK: Risk Aware Consensual Kink and PRICK: Personal Responsibility in Consensual Kink. The hosts, volunteers and the venue are not responsible for your actions. There is a reason this is the only edge party in town -liability- let’s keep it injury free. You will be required to sign a waiver and your entry fee includes your day-of membership. FYI- the dungeon’s safeword is “SAFEWORD.”

Trigger Warning

The only protected space at this event is the social area. As detailed in the description, you will SEE AND HEAR intense play in ALL areas of the dungeon. Your decision to enter this event is considered implied consent to the sights and sounds occurring in public scenes. Attend at your own discretion, play at your own risk, and take care of yourself.

“To see others suffer does one good, to make others suffer even more. Without cruelty there is no festival.” -Friedrich Nietzsche

Entry Info

Sanctuary Club 33 NW 9th Ave (enter on 9th Ave)
Sanctuary is 21+, LGBTQ+, ADA, anti-racism, and celebrates diversity
$25 cash/$27 CC at the door ALL HOURS, advanced tickets not available.

This event recurs monthly on the 1st Tuesday

Your Hosts

@EmpressElsewise and @RedeemerPDX

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February 7
8:00 pm - 12:00 am


33 NW 9th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
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