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Upcoming events at a glance

Fri 10.11 - Lip Service: pansexual makeout party
Sat 10.19 - Countdown: pansexual play party
Sun 10.20 - New! The Sinners' Market: kink, fantasy + Halloween wares
Sun 10.20 - Sex Lit: erotic book club w Stoya
Thur 10.24 - Under Cover: HoS mixer and burlesque salon (Kita's last night & last UC of 2019)
Fri 10.25-Sat 10.26 - Persephone: secret dungeon dark Halloween
Sun 11.3 - Bedroom Badass: Group Sex with Vonka

We host a few ongoing monthlies, from mixers to full-on playtime. Under Cover (every fourth Thur of the month), our sex-positive community-building mixer, is the best place to start if you're new, want facilitated introductions and detailed explanations of how it all works -- and would enjoy seeing and mingling with some weird & wonderful burlesque and variety performers. If you're feeling more adventurous, our makeout party Lip Service (every second Fri) is the event we're most well known for...think of it as rated R instead of X. It's also the place to get approved for the more naughty parties -- like Countdown (every fourth Sat).

Sundays are all about creating sexiness for your brain, not just your body, with Bedroom Badass, our series of "adult" education workshops -- or one of our two collaborations with famed pornographer Stoya: either Sex Lit, our erotic book club, or Rated Sex, our erotic film club.

A few times a year we throw down with Saints and Sinners, a luscious creeper-free pop-up strip club, and BYOKink, a more fetish-oriented play party. And of course you never know what other unpredictable sex-positive events we may come up with.

Dates and details for all upcoming events are below and are easiest to receive via our mailing list, just to the right. Please note that ticket links remain the same for all dates of a recurring event, so even if a specific date isn't listed below, you can click on "buy tickets" and see what upcoming dates are available.

If you're a frequent guest, or would like to support the sex-positive work we do, please consider a monthly membership. For as little as $5/month, you can help HoS exist and attend our events FREE or 25-75% off.



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Every fourth Thursday: Under Cover (burlesque salon & HoS member mixer)

Upcoming 2019 dates: Oct 24 -- last one of 2019 (and last one with Kita)!
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8pm-12am, 21+ (25+ suggested)
$10 including show / poly special: 3 tix for $25 / FREE for monthly members
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK - fill out form on top of page for address auto-reply
No PAL or dress code requirement, but HoS Code of Conduct always applies

Calling all poly, swinger, kink, LGBTQIA and other "alternative" dating, sex & gender folks and their allies. We're creating a protected and judgment-free space for connections, conversations and community.

For those of you new to it all: direct introductions to HoS members new and old; facilitated discussions on poly, kink and swinger lifestyles; icebreaker games to get you in the mood. For our regulars: a way to ease new friends into our scene; a chance to meet all the new faces you may want to kiss later; a visit with the community even if your PAL is not around. For everyone: gender-fucking burlesque and variety, a charming hostess to make the introductions, and an informal setting for conversations and future kisses.

8-9pm: games and direct introductions with your host and social connector for the night, Broody Valentino, the Teddy Bear with claws. 9-10pm: mingle with and enjoy performances by (usually weird, queer, non-traditional) burlesque performers. 10pm-close: drinks & socializing. This delightful evening is created for you by Kita St Cyr on behalf of HoS. It's Kita's last Under Cover with us, so please come out and thank her for all the wonderful evenings she's given us.

Please note: while no PALs are required to attend this event, we are serious about keeping all our events a zero-creeper zone. We appreciate everyone helping us call out those who break our Code of Conduct and make guests feel uncomfortable -- please speak up to them directly, and report them to our host & staff. We would also love to work with our regulars to create an official safety monitor team; please get in touch.



Every second Friday: Lip Service (a pansexual kissing & cocktails party)

Upcoming 2019 dates: Oct 11
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9pm-2am, 21+ (25+ suggested)
$20 with RSVP / $25 without / $0-$15 for monthly members
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK - fill out form on top of page for address auto-reply
Please arrive with a PAL and be familiar with our Code of Conduct, including dress code

Bring your luscious lips (yours and your PAL's), and join us for lubricating cocktails and naughty games with sexy friends and intriguing strangers. Bring toys & games to share (blindfolds? rope? sexy dice?).

Feeling shy or wanting to meet new folks? Come early! Our fabulous burlesque hostess and social connector Kita St. Cyr will be here 9-11pm specifically to introduce new members to old timers, explain how the whole HoS thing works, and generally make a delightful fuss over your presence.

Think of our makeout parties as community mixers--a place to get to know your fellow kinksters, introduce a partner to a more playful lifestyle, and maybe even find a future PAL--before attending the more naughty play parties. It's also the place to get approved for those events & buy tickets for each month's Countdown.

Dress to be kissed: sexy and fun. Fetish, lingerie and costume attire always welcome. No casual or business; door man WILL turn you away. See Code of Conduct for detailed dress code description. Yes, you can change when you get here.

Note for straight male-male PALs: This is a pansexual event welcoming ALL shades of gender & sexual self-identity. Come prepared to participate in sexy party games that include other men, as well as queer or trans individuals. If you can't handle mild physical contact with these guests in the context of these games, this is not the right event for you. Be forewarned: our doorman might ask you to kiss each other at the door. If you're only coming to hit on girls, you're breaking our "no cruising" rule and are not welcome.

Note for hetero couples: That last sentence applies to you too. No unicorn hunters, please.

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Every fourth Saturday (if our loft is available): Countdown: a pansexual play party

Upcoming 2019 dates: Oct 19
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10pm-3am (doors close at 11:45pm), 21+ (25+ suggested), approval required for ticket purchase
$40 adv / $50 at door to approved guests in good standing, if available / $0-$20 for monthly members
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK - fill out form on top of page for address auto-reply
You must arrive with a PAL and be familiar with our Code of Conduct, including dress code

Part cocktail party, part makeout party, part play party. The countdown begins when doors open at 10pm: it's a mix-and-mingle cocktail party for the first hour. At 11, all regular makeout party rules apply: all the clothes stay on, and all playtime is PG13-rated. But at 12am, all restrictions lift; the door is locked, and the party can take its natural course. Please arrive by 11:45pm, though you can leave anytime.

For our Pride edition of Countdown, we want to specifically invite those of you anywhere on the LGBTQIA+ rainbow. Come play in one of the safest, judgment-free, protected adult spaces you can find. We <3 you.

Dress to be kissed: sexy and fun. Fetish, lingerie and costume attire always welcome. No casual or business; door man WILL turn you away. See Code of Conduct for detailed dress code description. Yes, you can change when you get here.

If you haven't been to our loft, we have: lots of couches, massage tables and other play surfaces; private rooftop smoking area; beams, upright posts and an outdoor point to rig to; and complete privacy from the street. Bring toys & games to share (blindfolds...rope...restraints...floggers). This being a full-on play party, other toys are welcome too. We'll provide basic safety supplies, but you should always come prepared.



Sat Aug 10: Burlesque BBQ and BYOKink fetish + play afterparty

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Show: doors and food at 7pm / performances 8-11pm / BYOKink afterparty to follow (doors close at 11:45pm), 21+ (25+ suggested)
Show only: $20 GA / $35 VIP incl reserved seats | Buy show-only tix
Show + afterparty: $40 adv / $50 at door to approved guests in good standing, if available / $0-$20 for monthly members | approval required for ticket purchase

Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK - fill out form on top of page for address auto-reply
You must arrive with a PAL and be familiar with our Code of Conduct, including dress code

A collaboration with one of our favorite producers! From your favorite weirdos of the all-nude Cirque du so Weird fame, comes a taste of summer like you've never experienced before. We're firing up the grill on the rooftop and bringing you homestyle BBQ to enjoy, while the hottest performers bring you summertime sexiness on stage and in the house. Hosted by Lydia Vengeance with food by all-star chef, Wyl White. Featuring performances by Audrey Love, Olive TuPartie, and more TBA. Sexy dress encouraged, but not required for the show.

Unleash your dark side, and join us for an evening of boundary exploration. From age play to zentai, you're welcome to indulge in your kinkiest desires. We provide a safe space, multiple rigging points, St Andrew's cross with a few basic impact implements, sensory play station with blindfolds and toys, sex swing, dog cage, medieval torture style spreader bar, and lots of soft surfaces. You bring restraints, rope, impact toys, electrostim, cling wrap, and things we cannot even imagine.

Please get in touch if your kink involves body fluids, is otherwise messy, or could impact/trigger any other guests: we'd like to talk through safe ways of making your fantasy happen. Please no X-rated activity under doors are locked at midnight. Kink play welcome at all times.

Dress code: dress for your kink, of course, with preference for classic fetish attire & lingerie. No casual or business; door man WILL turn you away. See Code of Conduct for detailed dress code description. Yes, you can change when you get here.

If you haven't been to our loft, we have: lots of couches, massage tables and other play surfaces; private rooftop smoking area; beams, upright posts and an outdoor point to rig to; and complete privacy from the street. Bring toys & games to share (blindfolds...rope...restraints...floggers). This being a full-on play party, other toys are welcome too. We'll provide basic safety supplies, but you should always come prepared.



Every first Sunday: Bedroom Badass*

Next 2019 event: Nov 3 - The Pleasures of Group Sex with Vonka
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3-6pm, 21+ (25+ suggested)
$20/ $0-$10 for monthly members
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK - fill out form on top of page for address auto-reply
No PAL or dress code requirement, but HoS Code of Conduct always applies

The threesome or orgy fantasy is a classic. Yet group sex often plays out disappointingly in real life without proper planning and communication. There’s a lot to consider in advance and so much is hard to predict without practical experience. Learn from examples of others’ mistakes and successes as we discuss how to bring these fantasies to life in the best possible ways. This class is open to all genders and orientations.

Some topics to be covered:
- Group participant chemistry
- Planning ahead
- Negotiating 3+ ways
- Positioning for 3 or many bodies

We'll provide you with exercise breaks to make your learning hands-on, and, as always, will leave dedicated Q&A time to allow you to speak directly to our teacher, and get your feedback on this and possible future workshops.

Bedroom Badass is our series of workshops to take couples and individuals through various steps in opening up their relationships, or in exploring more adventurous sexual experiences. Whether you're a total novice or an old pro, each class has a range of information relevant to all experience levels.

*Every other Sunday of the month is your opportunity to turn on your brain and not just your body, with Bedroom Badass (sex-adjacent skill learning series) every first Sunday of the month, and pornographer Stoya's Sex Lit (book club) or Rated Sex (film club) every third Sunday.

2019 Bedroom Badass dates and topics

Feb 3 - BDSM Basics 1: Creating Power Exchange Dynamics (Couple)
March 3 - BDSM Basics 2 - Building BDSM Play (Vonka)
April 7 - Kinky Tango (Couple)
May 5 - Sensation Play 1 (Vonka)
June 2 - Sensation Play 2: Impact Play (Vonka)
July 14 - Decorative Bondage (Couple)
Aug 4 - Restrictive Bondage (Couple)
Sep 8 - Cunnilingus *or* Oral Sex (Vonka)
Oct 6 - Wax Play (Mistress Euphoria)
Nov 3 - Group Sex *or* Strap-On fucking, TBC (Vonka)
Dec 1 - Alternative Bondage (Couple)

2019 Bedroom Badass Teachers

Mistress Couple is the Head Mistress of La Domaine Esemar, America's oldest BDSM training chateau, where she hosts and educates bondage practitioners from all over the globe. Best known for her psychological approach to BDSM, Mistress Couple has been interviewed as an authority in the field by media outlets including Cosmopolitan, VICE, The Daily Beast, Huffington Post, and Racked and has appeared as a featured guest on Viceland's Slutever. She is the author of the recently published The Ultimate Guide to Bondage: Creating Intimacy through the Art of Restraint, which she'll be selling and signing at the event.

Vonka is a fierce femme Bluenette sadist passionate about sharing knowledge and creating safer spaces. In addition to organizing the largest and longest running monthly play parties in NJ with Conduit Enterprises, Vonka is a NJTNG moderator and a frequent presenter at Dark Odyssey. Outside of the dungeon, you can usually find her performing Burlesque across the North Eastern US or gracing the screens of your technical devices with her modeling and fetish work.



Every third Sunday: Sex Lit (Stoya's Book Club) or Rated Sex (Stoya's Film CLub)*

Next 2019 event: Oct 20, Nov 17, Dec 15
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6-9pm (note later start time following The Sinners Market), 21+ (25+ suggested)
$20 (limited tickets) / $0-$10 for monthly members
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK - fill out form on top of page for address auto-reply
No PAL or dress code requirement, but HoS Code of Conduct always applies

The body's largest sex organ is the brain. Come stimulate yours with a rousing discussion of an explicitly erotic book led by pornographer Stoya. Drinking encouraged throughout, and mingling will follow the talk.

Your book for this edition of Sex Lit is Colette's The Vagabond (1910). Inspired by Colette's own experience, it tells the story of a woman, Renée Néré, who after a divorce becomes a dancer in music halls. "A rousing novel of love and guile, of vulnerability and vituperative wit, of poetry and self-empowerment, a slim volume scored with little wisdoms, sumptuous descriptions and the 'heroic vanity' of an unforgettable cast" (The Guardian in 2011 for the book's 100th anniversary).

This should be obvious, but: read the book before joining the book club! Of course you can join us even if you haven't read it, but you'll be better able to participate in the club if you did.

You likely know who Stoya is already, but in case you don't: she has been working with sexuality for over a decade. Stoya has recently developed a taste for acting with her clothes on, and is the author of Philosophy, Pussycats, & Porn published by Not A Cult. She is also known for her appearance in Clayton Cubitt's Hysterical Literature.

Stoya's Book Club, a teaser.

*Every other Sunday of the month is your opportunity to turn on your brain and not just your body, with Bedroom Badass (sex-adjacent skill learning series) every first Sunday of the month, and pornographer Stoya's Sex Lit (book club) or Rated Sex (film club) every third Sunday.

2019 Sex Lit / Rated Sex dates and topics

Jan 20 - Guy New York's The Island on the Edge of Normal, with author present
Feb 17 - Rudy Rucker's The Sex Sphere
March 17 - Rated Sex - Scenes from Stoya's own Around the World in 80 Ways: Paris 3rd Arrondissement and Beograd
April 28 (pushed back a week because of Easter) - Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel's Dart
May 19 - Special edition: Whores and Monsters. A conversation between Stoya and Maria Dahvana Headley, author of NYT bestseller The Mere Wife, a contemporary feminist retelling of Beowulf, and upcoming revolutionary translation of Beowulf itself
June 16 - Laura Antoniou's The Marketplace book 2 The Slave, with author video call in
July 21 - Saskia Vogel's Permission, with author video call in
Aug 18 - Robert Heinlein's Friday
Sep 15 - Mercedes Lackey's Black Swan
Oct 20 - Colette's The Vagabond
Nov 17 - Anne Rice's Beauty's Kingdom
Dec 15 - Song of Songs (Old Testament, New American Standard version is recommended)



Fri Sep 20 - Femme Flirt: special edition flirting Bedroom Badass class + party

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8pm doors / 8:30-9:30pm class / 10pm-2am party, 21+ (25+ suggested)
$20 including flirting class / $10 party only / $0-$10 for monthly members
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK - fill out form on top of page for address auto-reply
No PAL or dress code requirement, but HoS Code of Conduct always applies

It's been a common refrain that it's harder for women to flirt with each other, as we frequently can't tell how much flirting may be ok, who's straight and who's flexible/bi/queer, whether a connection we may be feeling is a friendly one or one with potential chemistry to explore. And, when cis & hetero presenting, we are sometimes made to feel too straight for gay spaces, so are left to guess in mixed environments.

This event is a small step towards diminishing bi, queer and gay femme invisibility, enabling and encouraging women of all genders to connect romantically and physically to other women. We hope to be a place of empowerment and support for your exploration, even if you're just starting out or are unsure about your orientation. Explore and push your boundaries in a safe space, while enjoying our sexy low-lit loft and delicious cocktails.

We start with "Flirting for Femmes" mini Bedroom Badass class with Vonka 8:30-9:30pm, followed by a makeout-style mixer giving you a chance to practice your new skills. Don't need the class? Come for the party and flirt with a roomful of femme-identifying humans.

Dress code: dress in whatever makes you feel sexy, however feminine or masculine you feel. We won't enforce the dress code as strictly as at Lip Service, but we respectfully ask for no casual attire. You're coming to flirt!

Who can attend: self-identifying femmes of all genders who want to connect with other femmes, from bi-curious to gay. While HoS events are usually more pansexual, we're going to keep this one as a femme-only space. Please note that we're a TERF-free zone! Trans women are women, and we <3 you.



Next date TBA: Saints & Sinners: pop-up strip club party

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See the previous strip club photos on Facebook here

9pm-3am, 21+ (25+ suggested)
Regular tix: $20 early bird until 7.1 / $25 adv / $30 at door before 12am / $15 after
Reserved seating*: $45 advance only | Member tix: $0-$15 ($20-35 with reserved seating*)
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK - fill out form on top of page for address auto-reply
No PAL or approval required, but HoS Code of Conduct always applies, including dress code

For one night only, our sexy clubhouse becomes a full-on strip club, with a pole stage, an array of lap dance-ready seating, and our very own Champagne Room. There will be eight dancers to entertain you: each a hand-picked burlesque, pole or circus star stepping outside the boundaries of their genre to spend the whole night dancing for you on stage and in your lap. Featuring:

Once the dancers are done at 1am, the stage is yours to shake your booty on. Live out your strip fantasies on our stage as DJ Ceremony provides the beats late into the night.

Rules of the club: the usual HoS dress code & code of conduct apply. Dress up, or you will be turned away at the door. Tip generously (dancers, wait & bar staff). Get lap dances: they're the best part, and only $10. Respect the dancers. Keep your hands to yourself (or your partner). Nudity is fine on the stage, but no private parts on our furniture. Please treat our pole gently; no wild swinging.

*Reserved seats ($45) include: 9pm admission + a seat at a 4-person table with a view of both stages + wait service + access to reserved lap dance seat



Premier event! Sun Oct 20 - The Sinners' Market: kink, fantasy, romance, alternative & gothic pop-up

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1-6pm, FREE, social media: @gemini_scorpio #houseofscorpio #thesinnersmarket (show us your treasures!)
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK - fill out form on top of page for address auto-reply
No PAL or dress code requirement, but HoS Code of Conduct always applies

NYC's only market full of decadent deals and transgressive trinkets for all your sexy, kinky, fantasy, alternative, gothic and sex-positive needs. The Halloween edition brings more costume and vintage wear options.

Confirmed vendors:

Plus! Flogging demo by Knot Very Nice (times TBC)
Balloon animals by Nola Bunny
Autographs and photo ops with Stoya



Fri Oct 25 and Sat Oct 26: Persephone - secret dungeon fetish Halloween

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9pm-4am, 21+ (25+ suggested)
$40 adv / $50 door, if available / $0-20 for monthly members / $20 after 1am if capacity allows (door only)
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK - fill out form on top of page for address auto-reply
No PAL requirement except in dungeon area; dress code and Code of Conduct apply

As autumn's chill stills the air, Persephone once again journeys to the underworld to bring redemption and pleasure to its denizens and to seek out her immortal lover Hades. Taste the sacred pomegranate and join us in a modern recrafting of the sacred and erotic Eleusian mysteries.

A dark and haunting mix of dance, performance, sensory experience and kink play, Persephone is a fetish Halloween celebration. Featuring interactive experiences and performances by Kitty Killin (rope), Lady Euphoria (wax) and Mistress Maddox (flogger & single tail). DJ Ceremony (Svmmon: a dark dance experience, Disintegration - The Cure immersion party) and DJ Jackpot (QXT's, Pyramid Club, Lucky 7s) keep you dancing all night with goth, industrial, synth, dark 80s, new wave, electro.

We are collaborating with blacksmiths Bound in Iron to set up a special dungeon area with play equipment, including a Humiliation Zone on our stage. Rigging points available for suspension play. Explore your darkest desires...bring your dates & your toys. Consent and polite party behavior strictly enforced. Dungeon open for photos 9-10pm, and for play 10pm-end.

Welcome to our underworld.

Dress code: gods and goddesses, devils and demons, damned souls, gothic, fetish, dark Lolita, cyberpunk, ninja warrior. Effort required / no casual wear.

Please note: photos are allowed in the entire space 9-10pm, with subject's permission. Get in on that dungeon set action! 10pm-end: no photos except in the designated area.



Next date TBA: Eros: Black // Eros: Red

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9pm-late (doors close at 11:45pm), 21+ (25+ suggested), approval required for ticket purchase
$50-70 (all ticket levels offer the same access to the event; please support at the level you can afford)
$0-$35 for monthly members
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK - fill out form on top of page for address auto-reply
Please arrive with a PAL and be familiar with our Code of Conduct, including dress code

Two nights of exploring desire from House of Scorpio, purveyors of the infamous underground makeout & play parties, and LUST, makers of extravagant erotic nightlife. Eros is a unique combination of erotic performance and physical experience, with Friday [Eros: Black] focusing on fetish and kink, and Saturday [Eros: Red] on sensory exploration and sensual play. Come prepared for a night of full immersion and interaction. Touching, nudity & kink play are encouraged throughout, but please wait until midnight to fully engage with your partners, when the party rating goes from NC-17 to decidedly X.

Strict dress code for a full fantasy environment: over-the-top sexiness, decorated nudity, lingerie, fetish, leather, lace, latex, rubber, vinyl, straps, corsets, tutus, steampunk, dandy, neo-Victorian, goth, dark Lolita, fantasy, festival. TimeOut said it best: "convention-busting clothing with a sexy, creative flair." If in doubt, go formal. Suits OK for men, if worn with ties and other accessories - don't look like you're going to a meeting. No casual or business attire; door man WILL turn you away. Yes, you can change when you get here.

Eros: Black

Leather and lace. Blindfolds and handcuffs. Whips and chains. Pleasure and pain.

Step into our dungeon and give in to your darkest passions. Escape reality and bring out your inner dom(me) or sub...along with your favorite implements of torture and ecstatic pleasure. Watch or play. Don't know how? We'll teach you...or perhaps some of our other guests will.

Featuring:
~ St Andrew's Cross flogging station
~ Torture play station
~ Spanking
~ Rope play
~ Electric flogging
~ Violet Wand electro-stim
~ Rigging point for shibari and suspension play
~ Dog cage for your pets or subs
~ Multiple rigging points

Eros: Red

A night of sensory exploration, with multiple "sensation stations" for you to experience everything from softest touch to pain-as-pleasure. Ask and you shall receive permission to engage in a night of hedonistic abandon. The night begins with Lip Service style make-out sessions, Spin the Bottle and other games, and turns into an everything-permitted play party after 12am.

Featured stations:
~ The night begins with Lip Service style make-out sessions, Spin the Bottle and other games
~ Massage
~ Sensory play station
~ Electric flogging
~ Hot wax play
~ Plenty of play areas for your full satisfaction, including a swing
~ Multiple rigging points