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Inner Sanctum

We can build it with your help


Inner Sanctum is coming...

Let's build it together.

Are you ready for another well equipped, beautiful San Francisco Bay Area community dungeon? Of course you are! Buckle your seat belt because beneath the floors of Black Thorn, Inner Sanctum is coming!

A new basement dungeon, bigger than Black Thorn, with high celings, sound glass windows, multiple entryways, and 1,500 sqft of open, usable space, Inner Sanctum will be beautiful, well equipped, and well appointed, offering more room for educational classes and community building events.

The construction has begun and is well underway. To see images and video of the construction, go to the Updates page. All of the workers are actively managed and are following the proper protocol required by the state of California to protect against the spread of Covid-19 by wearing masks, frequent hand washing, and distancing.

How exciting it is to envision and create a beautiful, brand new play space! You know we can do it, because we already have. From The Looking Glass (retired) to Black Thorn to Sacred Muse, to The Attic, and now Inner Sanctum, we have and we will.

About Me

You can read more about me, Jezebel, by going to Fetlife. You can also find information on our virtual classes, and in-person events, when the time is right, by visiting Black Thorn events. To receive notifications on upcoming events, please sign up for the mailing list.

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“You can design, create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.”
Walt Disney


WHY are we building Inner Sanctum?

Community play spaces are important.

Community play spaces are important resources. They provide places of learning, a safe space for community building, a place to express ourselves in a non-judgmental, supportive environment; a place to make deep connections and break out of restrictive, social constructs.

Community play spaces allow us to be creative, to be scary, to be vulnerable, to confront our fear and discover our power; a place we where can learn from one another, celebrate diversity, and find common ground.

Community play spaces are where we can explore our imagination and enjoy playfulness! In doing so, we experience personal growth, empathy, boundary setting, and communication skills that enrich our lives and benefit the lives of others.

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“A building is not just a place to be but a way to be.”
Frank Lloyd Wright


What is the Challenge?

Together we got this!

As we all know, building in the Bay Area is expensive, really expensive, and we are building Inner Sanctum from the ground up. It will feature floor to ceiling concrete for robust sound insulation, suspension points, mood lighting, a sound system, new plumbing, new electrical, an HVAC system, brand new play equipment, and much more!

Raising the money we need to complete this project is crucial. With your help, we can make it happen.

Past Challenges, Past Victories

Several years ago I was faced with a similar challenge, to either demolish the dilapidated, old carriage barn behind Black Thorn or repair and renovate the building. It was an ambitious construction project that took two years to complete.

That building is now Sacred Muse. It is a gorgeous, well-equipped play space that people have been enjoying ever since. A privately accessed upper floor was also constructed as a second dungeon called, The Attic.

Another big Thank You again to those whose contribution helped to build these popular community dungeons. We Did It! And we can do it again.

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“We shape our buildings: Thereafter, they shape us.”
Winston Churchill


How can you help?

There are so many ways!

You can help us build Inner Sanctum by backing this project with a monetary pledge or by offering goods and services. Your contribution is not without perks! The pledges offer a range of tempting gifts for you and yours. Thank you for your generosity.

You can also opt for smaller, recurring monthly payments by going to our new Patreon account and showing your support there.

Volunteer Time and Donation Drop-Off

Any kink related items that you would like to donate for community use like implements, cuffs, rope or general furnishings such as nice furniture, lighting, mirrors, etc. would be a welcome drop off! Bigger ticket items can also be negotiated for dungeon time trade.

We need helping hands. If you are able to volunteer for any of the projects listed below, that's wonderful! Please reach out and tell me a bit more about yourself and sign up for a volunteer shift or send me an email: I look forward to connecting with you! Thank you for your service.

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Carpentry
  • Sheet Rock
  • Painting
  • Flooring
  • Hauling
  • General
  • Cleaning
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“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
Helen Keller


Be a part of our creation story and join us as a backer of Inner Sanctum! Below are a myriad of different pledges and their exciting gifts for you in return. Your generosity is greatly needed and appreciated! If you can only make a small donation, we thank you! Every little bit helps bring us closer to completion and to Inner Sanctum's grand opening launch party! 🎉

Making a secure donation is easy, just click on one of the Pledges. Our goal is to raise $30,000 in 2 years. This is about how long we expect it will take to finally complete the construction and finishing work needed to put Inner Sanctum into circulation for the community.

We need all hands on deck. A new world is on the horizon. Build it with us.

Current status: $23,897 of $35,000

Patreon Pledge

    A regular contribution.
    Select the Patreon Pledge

    Custom Pledge

      Make a wish and let's talk!
      Select the Custom Pledge

      Black Obsidian

      What you get:
      • A heartfelt Thank You!
      • Shout out on social media, if you like
      • Black Thorn T-Shirt
      Select the Black Obsidian

      Rose Quartz

      What you get:
      • Everything in previous pledge
      • Three free online classes and events
      Select the Rose Quartz

      Blue Turquoise

      What you get:
      • Everything in the previous pledges
      • One hour dungeon rental gift card
      Select the Blue Turquoise

      Purple Amethyst

      What you get:
      • Everything in the previous pledges
      • Ninety minute private BDSM instruction
      Select the Purple Amethyst

      Green Jade

      What you get:
      • Everything in the previous pledges
      • Free online classes and events for 6 months
      Select the Green Jade

      Black Pearl

      What you get:
      • Everything in the previous pledges
      • Invitation to exclusive VIP Inner Sanctum launch party with a plus one (post Covid)
      • Free overnight dungeon rental with chocolates and wine
      Select the Black Pearl

      Blue Sapphire

      What you get:
      • Everything in the previous pledges
      • Two hours of co-Topping with a Professional Dominant
      • Free private party rental
      Select the Blue Sapphire

      Green Emerald

      What you get:
      • Everything in the previous pledges
      • Free weekend dungeon rental
      • Catered dinner and drinks
      Select the Green Emerald

      Red Ruby

      What you get:
      • Everything in the previous pledges
      • Free double dungeon private party rental
      • Human sushi plate
      Select the Red Ruby

      Fire Opal

      What you get:
      • Everything in the previous pledges
      • Exclusive kinky dinner party and toast in your name (post Covid)
      • Free two day rental at The Oak Haven in Glen Ellen, CA (hot tub, wine, and nature!)
      Select the Fire Opal

      Violet Taaffeite

      What you get:
      • Everything in the previous pledges
      • Custom, private kinky video. Be your own lead actor!
      • Free overnight session with a Professional Dominant
      Select the Violet Taaffeite

      Blue Diamond

      What you get:
      • Everything in the previous pledges
      • Invitation to the Inner Sanctum advisory council
      • Dungeon equipment named after you
      Select the Blue Diamond

      Red Diamond

      What you get:
      • Everything in the previous pledges
      • VIP Inner Sanctum launch party hosted in your name
      • A plaque with your name on the wall
      Select the Red Diamond


      Read more about the creation of Inner Sanctum by clicking on the updates pages! I am greatly enjoying this recorded chronicle of events. Creating new spaces is such an exciting adventure!

      The Permit
      March 13th, 2020

      It was back in April of 2018, that I first began a discussion with an architect …

      The Complaint
      March 26th, 2020

      The noisier, smellier, dirtier days of the Big Dig, as some of us have started …

      The Cave
      April 14th, 2020

      After weeks of digging, I decided to take a peek into what used to be a …

      The Supports
      May 1st, 2020

      Boom, boom, boom... the whole house was shaking with what felt like someone …

      The Rebar
      May 21st, 2020

      One of the quieter aspects of our basement construction is the installation of …

      Volunteer Work Day 1
      June 7th, 2020

      The first volunteer work day was June 7th. After a call on the mailing list …

      First Inspection
      June 29th, 2020

      I was out of town the day our the first inspection was scheduled. It was the …

      The First Pour
      July 3rd, 2020

      Our first pour was a shit load of concrete. In one day, 10 pump trucks brought …

      Volunteer Work Day 2
      July 12th, 2020

      Our second volunteer work day was a continuation of the first volunteer work …

      The Bamboo (fun video)
      July 22nd, 2020

      In order to make space on the back side of Black Thorn for what will be one of …

      Second Inspection
      August 15th, 2020

      Well things are moving right along! While the first inspection was in …

      The Second Pour
      September 9th, 2020

      The second pour happened on the day the sky turned red. That ominous hue was …

      Volunteer Work Day 3
      October 10th, 2020

      The third volunteer work day was a continuation of the first and second work …

      Volunteer Work Day 4
      October 11th, 2020

      The fourth volunteer work day was a continuation of the day before. There is …

      Volunteer Work Day 5
      October 17th, 2020

      The fifth volunteer work day was yet another continuation of electrical work …

      Video Tour
      October 18th, 2020

      This video tour was made to go on the dungeon's Patreon page. I thought it …

      Volunteer Work Day 6
      October 18th, 2020

      On this last day of the electrical volunteer work project, with an tireless …

      More Rebar
      October 23rd, 2020

      The pouring of the walls for our new space is a two phase process. The back …

      The Staircase
      October 29th, 2020

      Inner Sanctum will have several entryways. One of them is on the back side of …

      The Steel
      December 21st, 2020

      In order to support the house, a giant steel beam weighing 3 tons, needed to be …

      Final Pour!
      March 13th, 2021

      The best day of this massive construction project and ambitious endeavor to …

      Second Entrance
      June 15th, 2021

      Inner Sanctum will have two entrances, one from the side and one from the back. …

      Bathroom/Wet Room
      July 15th, 2021

      Having a bathroom is, of course, critical to an operational play space. I want …

      Rain DeGrey and Shay
      August 7th, 2021

      Rain DeGrey and Shay did a beautiful photoshoot in Inner Sanctum and donated …


      To reach out with questions or an offer of support, please email me at

      I check emails often and will respond in a timely manner. Thank you!

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