A BDSM studio is a room or set of rooms used by a professional dominant, usually a dominatrix or several dominatrices, that is equipped for this purpose with special furniture and toys for BDSM activities. It is also sometimes called a dungeon, but the term dungeon is more inclusive and can include private rooms or rooms in BDSM clubs set aside for BDSM play.
BDSM studios are locations for commercial BDSM activities, for the training of new professional dominants as well as professional submissives, and sometimes they are also available for hire for private use or as locations for BDSM parties.
BDSM studios are not brothels and sexual services are typically not offered by dominatrices, although sexual stimulation (typically with a "forced" touch such as pegging or milking) can be a form of available play. Clients are typically submissives, but dominant or switch clients may also enjoy play in a BDSM studio with a professional submissive, or a pro-switch.
Facilities often found in a contemporary BDSM studio:
- St. Andrew's cross / Bondage frame
- Bondage bed
- Bondage table/rack
- Spanking bench
- Whipping horse
- White room (for medical play)
- Bathroom (shower, toilet)
- Dungeon room (often medieval/torture chamber inspired)
- School room (for ageplay and school cp play)
- Dining facilities for parties etc.
- Sleeping facilities for overnight stay