Founder Manifesto, Nº7

In the 5 years since founding Snctm, I have been fortunate to achieve the impossible. On a personal level, I fulfilled every fantasy imagined. Most importantly, I delivered on a promise to my esteemed members and guests, to give them an experience unattainable anywhere else in the world.

Snctm represents indulgence and hedonistic pleasure of course, but it’s also a haven to discover and explore one’s deepest truth. It requires bravery to share authentically with distinguished individuals from around the world. We will always have opposition from those who are fearful, or don’t comprehend our mission. Regardless, the last thing Snctm will ever repress is an individual’s freedom.

This journey has been intense for me. Above all, I am certain the most destructive force in any relationship is dishonesty. The majority of couples don’t even begin to walk the path we are on now. This doesn’t mean sex with others, that’s something many couples do without telling their partner. What I speak of is communicating desires, and discovering ways to have healthy, fulfilling and deeply loving relationships that may be monogamous, or may not. Certainly the most worthwhile thing I’ve achieved is sparking this conversation, for individuals at my events, in the press, and now an 8 part documentary series for Showtime, just completed as this manifesto is written.

The experience of Snctm, and my personal journey, will be broadcast for millions of people. The world will watch the truth of my personal struggles and triumphs. I decided going into this project to be completely revealing of who I am, for better or worse. It will hopefully be an accurate depiction of a moment in my life, to be followed by another season, as Snctm and I evolve and grow over the coming years. One thing I promise you, I have put myself completely on the line for all to see.

To understand how we arrived at this echelon in society, one must step inside the Masquerade. Every month in a clandestine location in Manhattan and Los Angeles, our surrealistic erotic fantasy lives and breathes a life of its own. At every Soirée year after year, I look around and can’t believe the majesty of our fledgling society. The members and guests in attendance, some of which prior I could have only dreamed of meeting, frolicking wide-eyed in the most opulent locations in the world. With an energy, that feeling, that simply cannot be expressed without being present. It’s an experience you have to immerse yourself in to understand.

It’s rare that someone makes their dreams come true. I can tell you that I have done so. What comes next for Snctm I will share with you at the right time, for there is much in the works! Believe me when I say, the best is yet to come.

Blessings, Damon

Founder Manifesto, Nº6

The winds of change are upon us once again. February 2017 marks many milestones for Snctm, and this will be our final Soirée at the Snctm mansion. We are returning to the roots of our society, when a clandestine address was discovered monthly. We have acquired opulent and exciting locations for 2017 in Los Angeles, Manhattan and Cannes, to be revealed only to our esteemed members and guests beginning in March. Privacy remains paramount, and only those with the new Lion’s Den password will have access.

February ends our 4th year, and begins our 5th year, manifesting erotic dreams into reality as a private members’ club. We step into 2017 with the passion to bring you experiences unattainable anywhere else in the world. With this in mind, we have an exciting announcement.

Beginning presently Snctm is accepting new member applications for our New York Fraternal Order. April 1, 2017 begins the Masquerade series in Manhattan, continuing on the first Saturday of every month throughout the year. Adventure now awaits monthly in the most exciting city in the world, and we can’t wait to share these exclusive evenings with you! NYC dates are available now for reservation in our Boutique.

I am eternally grateful to our founding members for furthering the cause of erotic freedom. Without your bravery and belief in our society, continued growth and evolution would not be possible. I don’t take a moment of this journey for granted, and will continue to give back what has so generously been given.

The grand object of Snctm is the eroticism of the human race, and with our New York fraternal order, and the remarkable strength of our Los Angeles fraternal order, we continue together on this path toward enlightenment.

Blessings, Damon

Founder Manifesto, Nº5

Last evening at the Masquerade, I was struck with the realization everything I had envisioned Snctm might be one day had come to fruition. I was lounging outside by the pool under a heat lamp on fur blankets, embracing a current Playboy cover model whom I have very affectionate feelings for, relating with one of my favorite rock superstars who was being straddled by a devotee, as we all began touching openly and consensually. Sexuality at Snctm is less about jealous fear and more about embracing unconditional love and becoming enlightened. My partner whispered she wanted to have me alone, so we got up and went inside by the brick fireplace and took off a few items of clothing. In front of the group, as if there was no around, we began touching and kissing so passionately that for a while I felt suspended simply in pleasure. When we paused and looked around, I noticed we weren’t the only ones. Beautiful people everywhere I turned, blissed out in this place I created. I pondered that thought as well, how could this belong to me? I know I worked at a level few people could for years, risking everything to realize my dream. There was nothing that was going to get in the way of this vision, of that I was certain. But now it can feel so easy, my staff is amazing, my creative team and performers sublime. I have the privilege of being here and enjoying the experience, just as my members and guests do, and I am honored to be included. The reality is Snctm is very much alive, the people who come to our Soirées its heart, the performers its soul, and I its ever questioning and evolving mind. As we near New Year’s Eve 2016 it really does call for a celebration, and I plan on doing just that! By now it is obvious, I love to celebrate life and be surrounded by those of like mind and desires. Four years in I still look forward to every event, experience and moment we share in this rarified environment, and endeavor to guide Snctm to even greater heights in the future. I can assure you I will not let us down.

Blessings, Damon

Founder Manifesto, Nº4

It was an evolution meeting at the Snctm mansion that created our newest Soirée, Snctm presents Le Sex. My operations director Nicolas (formally manager of the Beverly Hills Hotel Polo Lounge) and I were discussing how smoothly during his tenure we’ve developed into a five star lounge in a private residence. Furthermore we currently hold only one event a month here, our world famous Masquerade, while we have the ability to do more. Because Snctm is a member club with an open bar and clandestine address, we operate as an anomaly in nightlife. This allows us certain freedoms, in particular that consenting adults come together for evenings of hedonistic ecstasy, with top level service in a safe and secure environment. If you’re an experiential pleasure seeker like us, you couldn’t ask for anything more, except maybe, more… enter Le Sex.

The Masquerade is our top tier Soirée. Dress code for gentlemen is black tie tuxedo required, our members and guests are immersed in an interactive erotic theatrical experience unparalleled. There is an exquisite French meal by reservation prior to Masquerade, with a private dessert performance on the dining table. It’s an exclusive star-studded evening, one that most only dream of. Masquerade is the crown jewel of the Snctm experience, yet it’s an experience out of reach for most.

We all love sex, regardless of race, color, creed, religious beliefs or political background. It is humanities greatest unifier. I know this to be true and I’m not afraid to say so. Of course there are many levels to sex, and certain elements can intensify or raze this greatest of all human interactions. Openness, a nonjudgemental attitude, esthetic appeal, safety, comfort, camaraderie, consensuality, and desire are elements Snctm was built on and have contributed to our incredible success. Le Sex combines all of these elements, without the formality and theatre production of Masquerade. While one still needs to fill out an application and gain approval to attend, priced at $500 for a couple and complimentary for ladies, it’s acquirable.

I never considered Masquerade to be a sex party, because the experience was not simply about sex. Le Sex is something new and different for us. Its more about participation than voyeurism, and if our premier event was an indication of what’s to come, we have another triumph to celebrate.

I knew the path to erotic freedom would be challenging, that nothing worth doing comes easy. I decided years ago I would not give up no matter what. But success doesn’t make me want to rest on my laurels, in fact the opposite is true. We are just at the beginning of our odyssey to eroticize the human race. Now more then ever it’s time for you to join us! Setting ourselves free of the fears around our authentic truth, and accepting and encouraging each other, as we trudge the road to blissful destiny.

Blessings, Damon

Founder Manifesto, Nº3

As I write these words I search for a way to bring additional accessibility to those desiring entry into the infamous club I’ve created. I believe this experience is an opportunity for evolution, and I want you to have opportunity to explore within our society. In catering mainly to an elite clientele, I have shut out those who might make this experience better for all. What I speak of is an esthetic beauty in certain applicants, ladies and gentlemen, not in a position to afford our current pricing. Now you will find Guest Access available for all approved Masquerade and World Tour applicants. Guests of Snctm will have access to most areas of our Soirées, except the Member Lounge which requires Aurum or Dominus membership to enter. On our World Tour, there is a private VIP area for Dominus members only, with free-flowing Crystal champagne served by our butler. While membership will always have its privilege here, it’s no longer the only way to gain access. I now make this incredible experience available to those from all walks of life, who fit our esthetic criteria, and desire to share a night of consensual erotic exploration and revelry.

For our World Tour we have cast gorgeous new performers in addition to our current cast, and created new shows and costuming. This investment carries back to the Snctm mansion, for a new level of opulent spectacle for our Soirées. We also hired one of the top hospitality managers in Beverly Hills to take over service aspects of our Club, and serve as our new business manager. We are very fortunate to have him, and you will notice an entirely new experience in the coming months here and abroad.

If you have been keeping up with our Press, you are aware how many people have taken notice of our fledgling society around the world. We are encouraging conversations of sexuality in an open and honest way. On newsstands November 2016 Esquire magazine premiers an 8 page article on myself and our Club. I was honored to work with legendary writer Mike Sager who encouraged me to open up about my life, and what led me to create Snctm. It was an absolutely cathartic experience.

In the media and content arena, my fictional life rights were purchased by Brad Falchuk, an American television writer, director and producer. He is best known for co-creating with Ryan Murphy the comedy-drama television series Glee and the horror-drama anthology series American Horror Story and more recently Scream Queens. He was also a writer and executive producer for the television series Nip/Tuck. Brad and I are in production on a scripted, fictional version of my life for TV. Snctm is also entering negotiations for a Snctm VR (virtual reality) experience to be released globally, and we began filming a non-scripted TV show concept as well. The evolving content possibilities have us incredibly inspired! The future of Snctm is limitless with more potential then ever. I can’t wait to see what happens next along this path.

Blessings, Damon

Founder Manifesto, Nº2

Having a conversation over dinner after attending Pool Party, with a lovely lady who shared she was standoffish when first considering attending our events, the conclusion we arrived at is the Snctm experience is not about sex. It’s about the openness, acceptance and freedom we give ourselves and each other here that is transformational.

Curating this microcosm of society to protect those who wish to explore here is one of my primary areas of focus. The decision to evolve Snctm to membership only has much to do with this ethos. There are guests who have come over the years to discover what they might, without willingness to contribute meaningfully to our ongoing conversation. I am interested in those desiring to join our society, raising the vibration of sensuality from the mundane to something extraordinary.

While making this decision I realize our annual membership cost is out of reach for many, yet also such a commitment equates to a higher level clientele invested in a Club they will protect and nurture. What we gain by a member only environment is true exclusivity.

You will notice in the Boutique, once you have been approved and created your account password, the option to reserve Dîner, or a table for Masquerade or Pool Party, for members and nonmembers alike. We are allowing this for guests who may not live in Los Angeles, but have been approved and wish to enjoy an evening with us.

Blessings, Damon

Founder Manifesto, Nº1

I don’t take many photos generally, and rarely at my events. While I realize it’s a digital world, I prefer my experiences in the flesh and in the moment. I have allowed Playboy and HBO a look around, and some other Press organizations with agreed upon ground rules. I’ve done this so they could tell their own story, show you what they see through their eyes, without divulging anything that might expose the identity of our members or guests. To date not a single name or photo has been leaked without consent. I am proud of our record, because your privacy is extremely important to me.

February 2016 marked over 3 years into this journey, and our evolution continues. The application process has become increasingly selective, as the number of applications has increased. I realize it must be frustrating if you don’t “look the part” that you won’t have opportunity to experience our world. I encourage you to take notice of what we have done and start your own group, because everyone should have a chance to experience the openness and freedoms that we do. If not every day, or once a month, at least once in a lifetime! You will find if you put the word out with a desire to help others and give them pleasure, you will succeed. I can tell you that has been my experience. I will also warn you, this world can be intoxicating and the pleasures found here destructive if you are not careful. Make sure you have an open and honest dialogue with your partner. If you do, Snctm has the genuine potential to give you the kind of passionate sex life you’ve always dreamed of. Even without participation at the events, the experience will change you forever. This journey is not for everyone though, so please tread carefully. There is dark and light in everything in life. Snctm is no exception, I have learned.

Now, I want to let you know how genuinely excited I am about our newest Soirée, Pool Party. As I prefer others words to tell the tale, I’ll give you a quote from a distinguished guest, “This is the Playboy mansion in the 70s.” While I wasn’t present for that sexual revolution, I was feeling exactly what he meant. There was freedom in the air, classic rock ‘n’ roll on the speakers, and ladies frolicking about in the sunshine in not much more than their birthday suits. The oversized trampoline was in use, I’m sure you can picture what that looked like. There were, of course, spirited performances from our exhibitionist guests in attendance as well, which for me is more fun to watch than any theatrics we stage.

As I personally lounged in the sun ordering fresh grilled fish tacos with tropical salsa and organic free range beef sliders with truffle fries from our poolside menu, surrounded by new friends, I felt we could have been at the Beverly Hills Hotel, if the Beverly Hills Hotel was clothing optional! I’m excited to watch this party evolve into the summer months, as I see potential for it to be legendary. I have made the ticket prices more affordable then Masquerade, to attract a younger demographic who might be finding pricing at Masquerade beyond reach.

Speaking of Masquerade, I’ve always been impressed by our clientele, but of the last many months I can say that I have been amazed. I’ve had opportunity to meet icons in their respective fields, and share open and playful evenings with them. You never know who you might rub shoulders with at Snctm. Those who make it inside might share some of their stories, but we tend to keep the experiences in our circle. Our ethos travels selectively by word-of-mouth, names are rarely mentioned, photos are not allowed and I would never have paparazzi alerted. In actuality you are either “in or out.”

I’ve been fortunate to attend every event over the last three years, and I’ve often been amazed. I never know what I’m going to see next, who I’m going to meet, or who might share their personal experience with me directly. Sometimes it’s with constructive criticism, but more often love and praise. It’s what keeps me always moving forward, reinventing and making this experience the best it can possibly be.

As I personally evolve through this journey, ideas about what’s next for Snctm are taking shape. Whatever happens I will keep in mind where I began, and the power of these words, “Whatever I do must help others, and give them pleasure.”

Spiritualizing sexuality was my lofty goal as I drew the Snctm symbol years ago, dreaming of a secretive society that would celebrate our desires rather then repress them. The truth and power of this idea grows stronger for me personally with each year I have the privilege of guiding Snctm. I have literally sacrificed everything so that our society could flourish. This I do not only for you, but for myself as well. As always, I am inspired by your authenticity, sensuality and bravery, and I can’t wait to see what we experience together next.

Blessings, Damon