An Introduction by Head Mistress Desiree
Most of us know what it feels like to have a fantasy, a yearning unfulfilled. It could be something quite simple, involving themes that may be only slightly "taboo"- or it could delve into the deeper, more "forbidden" aspects of human sexuality. Some may find themselves preoccupied: all you want is the tastes, touches, sights, and sounds of your particular fantasy. Shocked at your own potential for what some could consider depravity, you firmly push the idea out of your mind- only to have it return more insistently.
The Continuum Dungeon is a collective of passionate professionals who, upon deciding that Kink is their calling, made the decision to study, experience, and learn everything they could learn about their particular areas of interest. For some, their passion has been lifelong, but their pursuit began only when finding their mentors at our dungeon. Others responded to their calling years before finding the Continuum, seeking and enjoying elements of power exchange, bondage, discipline, or any other various areas of kink.
We are BDSM professionals. BDSM stands for Bondage, Discipline, Dominance, Submission, Sadism, Masochism. Often, a person can have overlapping interests (such as a person who identifies as a "switch", or a person who may have interests in any aspect of BDSM, with a co-existing fetish). Our dungeon is conveniently located for easy public transportation access. It is fully equipped with furniture, equipment, tools, toys, and all else needed for a rich play experience. Our Mistresses are trained in the various disciplines. Some prefer to keep their professional repertoires fairly specialized; others play all over the spectrum.
Many people visit professional dungeons for many reasons. It could be a compelling urge to indulge one's own fantasy. Often, it is a couple or individual's curiosity which leads them to their first visit. Some may simply want to explore on their own terms. The role of the professional is to guide, lead, facilitate, and indulge, within the perimeters of safe, sane, consensual behavior.
Thank you for your interest in our craft. I welcome you to The Continuum.
Is what you do legal?
Yes. Illinois state law defines prostitution as any touching or penetration of a person’s genitals with the purpose of sexual gratification for the exchange of anything of value. While the services we offer are sexual in nature, they are not sex, and they are not illegal between consenting adults.
The Mistresses at the Continuum are deeply committed to maintaining the boundaries of this house and the law. If you have concerns or questions about the legality of your specific interests, please feel free to give us a call and speak to a Mistress in more detail.
Is it clean/discreet/safe?
Absolutely. We take the health, safety and anonymity of our clientele very seriously. The dungeon is a secure facility in a safe area of Chicago. If you are concerned, feel free to contact us and ask a Mistress to explain how we maintain cleanliness, safety, and discretion at our facility.
How does the session end?
Every session is different, and we pride ourselves on our creativity and flexibility in scene. Many clients do chose to masturbate or otherwise release at the end of their session, and that is totally acceptable. All we ask is that you respect our space by fully cleaning up after yourself. If you have a preference about how you would like to end your session, please inform your Mistress prior to beginning your scene.
What is the difference between a “scene” and a “session”?
A “session” is the period of time you spend with a professional Dominant, Submissive, or Switch. It includes a brief consultation before the start of your scene, which is included in the time of your appointment. This consultation period is the right time to bring up any questions or concerns you may have about your session and to negotiate the limits of both parties involved.
A “scene” is the entire space of play - including the mood, setting, character, and narrative of your play. Your Mistress is a professional. She is skilled in tying knots and flailing whips, but the majority of her job consists of creating and maintaining your scene. Please allow her to do her job and trust her to create the best scene for you. If you have specific requests regarding your scene, the time to discuss that is during the consultation that takes place before your scene.
What is the difference between Lifestyle and Professional?
Someone who lives the BDSM lifestyle is a person who incorporates aspects of BDSM play into their personal and sexual relationships. Some people choose to live the BDSM lifestyle in extremely minimal ways - a pair of fuzzy handcuffs here or there, occasional spanking. Others live the lifestyle in a more committed way - 24/7 power exchange relationships, simulated sexual slavery. Lifestylers can be gay or straight, men or women. They can be monogamous or polyamorous.
A professional Dominant or Submissive is someone who is paid an hourly rate to participate in a BDSM or fetish scene. Some professionals are also Lifestylers, and most have at least a little bit of experience in the lifestyle.
What does BDSM stand for?
BDSM stands for Bondage and Discipline, Domination and Submission, and Sadism and Masochism.
How is Fetish different from BDSM?
Fetish is any type of sexual play that focuses on a specific object, fantasy, body part, or act. There are all kinds of fetishes, and many go hand in hand with BDSM, but not all fetishists are BDSM players and not all BDSM players are fetishists.
I have a foot/stocking/leather/etc. fetish, but I am not into BDSM. Can I come play with your mistresses?
Absolutely! Please bear in mind that not all Mistresses specialize or have an interest in all fetishes , but it is likely that we have a Mistress (or two!) who can cater to your interest. Please feel free to contact us to ask about specific fetishes.
How do I set up an appointment?
Please contact us with the following information:
- A brief description of your interests,
- A few dates and times that might work for you to set up an appointment, and
- The name(s) of the Mistress(es) you would like to see.
Can I schedule a double or extended session?
Of course! We love to play together and for longer periods of time. Please remember that we will need additional time to plan a session like this, so we may need more notice than usual to accommodate your request.
Do you offer outcalls?
We do occasionally offer outcall appointments to hotels and offices by O'Hare or in The Loop. If you would like to make an appointment for a session located somewhere other than our space, please contact us for more information.
Is it customary to leave a tip?
The decision to leave a tip for your Mistress is a very personal one. We do not expect a tip, however, as with all service professions, a tip is a wonderful way to show us your gratitude if you feel you have received exceptional service.
If you would like to show your appreciation with an additional gift, but do not feel comfortable leaving a cash tip, we always appreciate gifts of food and drink that we can share with our fellow Mistresses.
How can I prepare for my session?
The best way to prepare for your session is to inform your Mistress of your fantasies and desires in as much detail as possible. Think about what you want out of your time here and do your best to communicate with your Mistress.
Please arrive as close to the start time of your session as possible, and be prepared to pay your session tribute in cash.