On Saturday night I was fortunate to attend Rockachic’s “My Kinky Valentine” play party in Los Angeles.
There are many “underground” or less publicized events happening in Los Angeles, being that it’s such a huge market for kink and BDSM. Rockachic has been quietly producing events for some time now. Best known for providing models and costumes for Snctm events, in recent months they’ve begun hosting their own parties, a more playful version of the very formal feel of Snctm.
My date and I arrived to a beautiful but nondescript mansion on the west side of Los Angeles. A couple of red lights on the outside were the only indication that perhaps everything was not as vanilla as it seemed. We were greeted by some friendly well dressed gentlemen (who judging by their stature also doubled as security), and were presented with an envelope and led through the front door. As we entered the foyer, our senses were at once overloaded, as if we had arrived at the Disneyland of sex. Beautiful women, naked but for a few strategically placed leather straps, cavorted. A bondage cross with one gorgeous lady tied to it, two others administering a flogging. Another greeted us, and offered up two trays to us, each full of small badges. One set to indicate Dom, the other to indicate sub. I reached for one bowl (guess which), my date for the other. The ceilings were high, a rounded staircase led to an upper level, while a hallway led off from the large main room.
It took a few minutes to absorb all of the fun and action going on. After we gathered ourselves, we had an opportunity to examine the envelope we had been give on arrival. Inside was a small card, which read “Find the kinky box”, and then in smaller text “Put me in the slot”. Intrigued, we decided to explore.
The house had 3 levels. The main floor largely an open space, with a smaller room that led out to an outdoor pool area. Upstairs, a number of smaller rooms, nooks and private spaces – all equipped with plenty of chairs, ottomans and bed-like surfaces. In one bedroom, unusual colored lights spilled out from a corner of the closet. Just enough to pique curiosity, we stepped in and found a small doorway which led to a large “secret” room – very cool. And finally, from the main level we found some stairs with a lit up arrow pointing downwards. Never one to refuse such a mysterious invitation, we ventured down and discovered a small basement “dungeon” (formerly a wine cellar, by the looks), equipped with a padded surface and some handy wall fixtures with restraints.
We discovered the “kink box” tucked away in a corner on the main level. A glittering cage, a beautiful woman sat inside wearing a gag and a sign around her neck that said “spank me”. It was a lovely sight, and she beckoned towards us. Upon delivering an obliging spank, she harrumphed and (speaking remarkably well through her gag) called out “harder!”, to which I happily obliged. Meanwhile, my date had located a horizontal slot in the base of the base. She gingerly began to slide the card from the envelope into the slot, when something inside grabbed it and pulled the card inside! A few seconds later, a gauzy bag emerged back out of the slot which we took and opened and discovered a pair of leather bondage cuffs. This was quite convenient, as I had neglected to bring a toy bag to the party.
Shortly afterwards, we found a semi-secluded space and had a short but fun play scene together. Every now any then, party guests would wander past and peer through the cracks in the gossamer curtains.
All in all, the party was quite impressive. The house, the decor and the lighting were all beautiful. There were a number of models who were presumably paid to be there, but there was also a fantastic turn out of guests. The high price point of the tickets ($400 for a couple, drinks included) means that it is a fairly upscale crowd in attendance, but they didn’t seem overly snooty. Everyone we spoke to was friendly and warm, which is a different vibe to Snctm parties I had previously attended. All in all, I think this event was much more my style than those ones.
While there was a BDSM “flavor” to the event – Dom/sub badges, a bondage cross, some small floggers – it was ultimately more of a sex party than a BDSM party. I saw many more people “getting it on” in various manners than doing any real spanking, bondage, D/s or sensation play. But I have to say it was very enjoyable and I hope to attend more in the future.
Kudos to the Rockachic team for putting together a beautiful high-end event with some creative new ideas. They seem to have tapped into a new vein of people in the LA area who are fun, kink curious and definitely easy on the eye. Overall the event was also noteworthy for the decorations, wardrobe and venue.