Monique Von Cleef’s House of Pain
In 1965 professional dominatrix Monique Von Cleef’s professional BDSM establishment was busted by the New Jersy police. (via)
… They found that the entire three-story building had been set-up to service practitioners of sado-masochism. Von Cleef had been running the place for years, and had made a nice business out of punishing submissives—among them doctors, local officials, and many New York businessmen. According to court documents, her file cabinet contained 2,000 names. …
The story exploded across America—virtually nobody had ever imagined a bdsm lifestyle existed in the U.S. The house on Lake Street was given several nicknames by the media, but “House of Pain” is the one that stuck.
Originally posted 2014-06-22 17:47:10.