Exceptional BDSM and Fetish – Columbus Ohio

Rules & Policies

Please review our rules and cancellation policies carefully. Violating these rules can result in revocation of membership and even a lifetime ban from Studio Sanctuary.


1. Studio Sanctuary is a professional BDSM/Fetish facility and does not offer absolutely any illegal activities with the staff. For example, the following activities are illegal (and don’t try to convince us otherwise) and would never occur with a staffer in a session: hand/foot jobs, oral sex, intercourse, etc. We operate 100% legally following state and local law. BDSM/Fetish is legal in Columbus, and we want it to stay that way! Again, we are not a brothel, escort agency, or prostitution house. Please seek those desires elsewhere.

2. We do not share, disclose, rent, or sell your personal information to any third parties. Your personal information, including your contact information, is kept strictly confidential and can only be accessed by staff members. A non-disclosure agreement binds each staff member, and we only employ those who respect and honor confidentiality. We will not contact you unless given express permission and only use your preferred methods. If inquired of, we will not disclose any details about you (not even that we know who you are) unless you have given us advance authorization to do so (e.g., references).

3. Clients and attendees are to treat all staff members and associates with the utmost respect. This includes in-person, phone, and email contact. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. This includes defamatory language, unacceptable physical contact, rudeness, and soliciting personal and/or contact information.

4.  We are a members-only facility, and all memberships are issued individually.  Under no circumstances will we confirm a session or rental without all attendees being members in good standing.  Individual memberships are $50, are lifetime-based, and are only subject to suspension (temporary or permanent) for inappropriate conduct of a member.  Since the memberships are lifetime, memberships cannot be canceled (by the studio or the member).

5.  All session and rental requests are considered valid and in effect unless the session or rental requests are withdrawn before the session or rental is confirmed. If you withdraw a session or rental request before the session or rental has been confirmed, then it is not a cancellation. If you withdraw a session or rental request after the session or rental has been confirmed, it will always be considered a cancellation, and a cancellation tribute may apply. Due to the exclusive-use nature of the studio, we are often moving confirmed sessions or rentals to accommodate additional requests (thank you, cooperative members!). Therefore, it can take anywhere from one day to one week to know whether a session or rental request can be confirmed if existing studio reservations conflict with your provided availability.

6. We do not accept walk-in appointments. Do not visit Studio Sanctuary unless you have a specified appointment time or are attending an event. This includes loitering and/or visiting to “chat” or “be of service.” Just as we value your time, we ask that you value ours by arriving at your appointed time and departing at the end of your visit.

7. Arrive clean and well-dressed. Do not make yourself noticeable (this includes TVs arriving in full drag). You must look presentable and inconspicuous. Place clothing or toys in discreet bags or suitcases if you bring them.

8. We have zero tolerance for drugs and alcohol for our staff members and will not permit sessions to occur for clients who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Any evidence of intoxication will forfeit your session.

9. The staff member will collect session tributes before the session begins. Please have the correct amount waiting or the credit card that you wish to use. You are welcome to tip any staff member, bring gifts, or send fan mail with tokens.

10. We do not haggle over our tributes prices or issue refunds for canceling pre-tributed sessions.

11. Never bring guests (non-members) to Studio Sanctuary (this includes curious friends, girlfriends, or spouses).  We offer sessions and rentals to members in good standing, whether they are individuals, couples, or groups, but we are not open to tours for the general public.

12. Studio Sanctuary is not responsible for any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained while participating in a BDSM activity or while in, on, or upon the premises where the activity is being conducted, regardless of the circumstances. We thoroughly educate and train our staff members, but you must be fully aware of the risks and hazards involved with any BDSM activity. You assume this risk upon yourself. We require an executed informed consent to be signed for certain high-risk BDSM activities. We will only permit staff members to conduct these sessions if they have had the appropriate training, but risks exist. The executed informed consent may be necessary for piercing, fully off-the-floor suspension, extremely heavy corporal, branding, extreme CBT or extreme ballbusting, intense asphyxiation, etc.

13. You will respect the confidentiality and identity of staff members, attendees, guests, and anyone else associated with Studio Sanctuary. This includes individuals seen outside of the facility, their families, occupations, privacy, and involvement with other activities.

Cancellation Policy

Due to the exclusive use nature of the studio plus our staffers being available for sessions seven days per week from 8:00 AM until midnight, late cancellations (with less than 24 hours advance notice) are incredibly problematic. We understand that life and work emergencies are an unavoidable part of life, so we are as flexible as possible for cancellations, especially those canceled more than 24 hours in advance or late cancellations that are being rescheduled. If you need to cancel a session with less than 24 hours advance notice, you must call the studio at 888.908.1908 or visit us in live chat (by visiting any page of our studio’s website) instead of emailing us.

No Show 100% Cancellation Penalty
Less than 2 hours in advance 75% Cancellation Penalty
Less than 4 hours in advance 50% Cancellation Penalty
Less than 24 hours in advance 25% Cancellation Penalty
More than 24 hours in advance No Cancellation Penalty

Outstanding cancellation tributes for late cancellations or no-shows will be transferred to our attorney or our collection agency and will have their memberships temporarily (until the outstanding cancellation tribute is paid) or permanently suspended at the studio’s sole discretion.