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Cirque de Sade: LATCHKEY KIDS

September 27 @ 9:00 pm

This month our dark circus opens the playground for school grlz and bois, amd sadistic math teachers, janitors, head mistresses, principles, cafeteria ladies, librarians and kinky home-ec teachers. And let’s not forget about the nuns and priests of patriarchy, I mean parochial school. The playlist features rebellion.

Edge Tastings

10-11 @-Bear- will offer a chocking/breath play experience with some education on how to negotiate, communicate and keep it safe during your tasting.

11-12 @MaeveMcBride brings her kinky green witch wisdom to wax play. With her special wax formula, you’ll experience the hot stings of wax play without the mess.

Please direct all inquiries to @CirquedeSadePdx

“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


All edge play is performative. Edge players complete a vetting and approval process and meet with the DM’s at the event during set up. Performers are identified by a colored wrist band. All other attendees are welcome to play at standard kink levels and voyeur.

Please join the CdS group and read all the sticky notes, including the Code of Conduct.

1-NO STREET CLOTHES! All black, lingerie or fetish wear required. Themed attire is encouraged but not requited. Dress code strictly enforced, entry will be denied for athletic wear and street clothes.
2-An understanding of ethics, consent and self care in the context of dark, edge, taboo and fringe play is necessary for the safety and comfort of all attendees. The hosts reserve the right to make decisions about appropriate entry and scenes.
3-No edgy pick up play. Edge, dark and fringe play has been vetted and is performative in nature. Standard kink play and voyeurism are welcome.
4-Verbal consent is required. If you receive “no” to any request you may not ask again for the remainder of the event. This is in keeping with Consent Academy’s guidelines.
5- Cell phones and digital devices are NOT permitted once inside the club.
6 – Do not enter a scene or talk to players without verbal consent. Do not touch other’s toys or equipment without verbal consent.
7- dungeon etiquette standardizes scenes at 45 min plus a little extra time for set up/clean up.

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.*

Rules for Edge Performers

1- Open flames and scat NOT permitted.
2- All wax, waterspots and blood must be passive/well contained (ex: Pee in a cup for someone to drink, don’t stand over someone and pee on them. Drip wax, don’t swing or fling it.
3- Never, ever do impact on urine, wax, blood or any biologic. Aerosolizing biologics violates group consent and is very dangerous; it will result in being banned from the event.
4- Drinking to the pint of intoxication during play is dangerous, irresponsible and will not be tolerated. Edge play performers with wrist bands will not be served alcohol. When your performance is complete, you’re welcome to remove your wrist band and enjoy a libation.
5- If you arrive without cleaning and disposal supplies, you will need to purchase them from us. $10/sharps container that you keep, $10 for plastic coverings and sanitation supplies.
6- Join the CdS group to find the required pre-event vetting form.
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.

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. This party caters to EXPERIENCED edge Tops and bottoms of all genders, orientations, roles and relationships, and 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.

Many of your curiosities and questions can be addressed in the group Cirque de Sade PDX. Please pay special attention to the sticky notes and Code of Conduct.

Floor Plan and Furniture

if you’d like a particular piece of furniture, please ask a DM or Redeemer and we’ll do our best to make it happen. The dungeon floor plan allows ample spaces for play, a perfect view for voyeurs and a distinct social area. Edge play performances have a dedicated play zone sectioned off with caution tape. Non-edge scenes can us the back room with a St Andrew’s Cross, a large spanking bench and 2 beds. The front room has 2 pieces of dungeon furniture and 2 beds. Non-edge suspensions can be done on the stage. The side room is a more intimate setting for sexy play or aftercare.


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.


The venue’s hard limits, available floor space and the law prevent a few things at this event: no race and rape play, guns/gun play, wrestling, grappling and full scale or running takedowns, no scat or vomit play, and no open flames of any size.

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 33 NW 9th Ave
Sanctuary is 21+, LGBTQ+, ADA, anti-racism, and celebrates diversity. Enter on 9th Ave.
a physical ID with a DOB no sooner than 2001 is required to enter
food available, bar is open as well as Italian sodas & mocktails
event hosts require proof of vaccine, masks optional
While Sanctuary does not require proof of vaccine for most events, the CdS team has chosen to require proof of vaccination for this event. If you have questions, please contact us on Fet or at cirquedesade.pdx@gmail.com
$25 cash/$27 CC at the door ALL HOURS, advanced tickets not available.

This event recurs monthly on the 4th Tuesday

Your Hosts

@EmpressElsewise and @RedeemerPDX

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September 27
9:00 pm - 2:00 am


33 NW 9th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
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