DamonLawner

Founder Manifesto, Nº10

My mission with Snctm now is to help people. Show them that sex is to be cherished. Help them find connection with each other. Monogamous, polyamorous, single, married, it doesn’t matter. Sex is very important for all of us. Snctm is here to help the world become more open and honest about sex. Without judgment, without saying what is best for each person. How could we know? We don’t know. We must provide a safe, opulent and beautiful experience to heal the world. This is my belief in everything I do moving forward with Snctm. From our new Snctm dating app to be released this summer in the App Store, to our Masquerade events in the US, Moscow and around the world. Being a guide for others is all I care about doing at this point in my personal evolution. If I’m not helping people with this endeavor, I will walk away and call it a day. Certainly, with incredible memories both joyous and sad, and a sense that indeed something special was created five years ago as I drew the oculus dei symbol. I knew at that moment, before Snctm was anything more than a distant vison of my mind, that something the world had never known was going to be real.

I have made many mistakes! By design I made Snctm about me and assumed for a very long time Snctm was about me. But it’s not. Snctm is my gift to the world, and only if the world wants it. It was exhausting being the keyholder for this experience, partially because I held such reverence for it, and also because I lost myself in it. My ego thrived and often my soul cried out to be saved from nights of madness that would stretch on for days and weeks at a time. As I neared a breaking point of excess, the loneliness of a broken heart (that I inflicted upon myself) and simultaneously the height of success in this world I was defining and making up as I went along, I decided a few things. One, I was self-destructing and needed to build a team around me to take over the workload, applications, running of events and all of that. Second, that I had better document some of this now, before it all went up in flames.

So, I made a three-minute reel of my life with a few friends who shot and edited it, and Showtime bought the concept. It was raw, real and began to tell the story of my life and the journey of others in the world of Snctm. This was to be a document of that moment in time. Then producers got involved, and what got made was a reality show. Nothing was real, it was all sets and extras. None of the events were real, because my actual members didn’t want to expose themselves publicly. The emotions were real enough given the setups we were all placed in. But it wasn’t anything like what I had envisioned. It was a learning experience, and I’m grateful for it. It opened the door to hundreds of thousands of people finding out about Snctm. But I believed it could be something so much more. In my eyes, it missed the mark. Showtime recently followed us on our first two trips to Moscow, for a special to be released this summer. It will be more of the same, hopefully capturing even a drop of the actual magic of the experience there. It won’t do it justice, I know because the best stuff doesn’t get filmed. It’s private, secret and beyond belief. But the Showtime guys are doing a fine job, and it will be entertaining. Unfortunately, there seems no way to actually document Snctm, because of the very nature of how private and secretive we all are about sex.

Now back to One, above. Handing over the reins to a competent team that once again, I am grateful for. In a way they saved my life. I was able to take a breather, to skip some events, to gather myself and separate myself from Snctm. It was a lot to handle for any man. One who is a total hedonist with all things pleasurable, alcohol, drugs and above all women, it was a particularly fragile balancing act I’m lucky to have survived. If I sound like I’m complaining, I’m not. I discovered everything I wanted and more. But I really came to understand the old adage “be careful what you wish for”. Also, the result of me stepping away emotionally, spiritually and physically left Snctm to fend for itself without a leader. Things began to deteriorate. Until last month, really just to show everyone I truly didn’t give a fuck, I held a house party called ‘Summer of Love’ in Hollywood to see what it would feel like. Snctm it was not, that’s all I need to say about that. Quite honestly, the last many Masquerade events in the US have been just OK. I say US because our Moscow parties have been perfection, my partners there deserve congratulations and accolades for the experience they are creating. I had lost my belief that Snctm makes a difference in the world, until I realized. This isn’t about me! I have been exploring every succulent drop of Snctm for over five years. I have learned immeasurable life lessons I would have found nowhere else and been liberated. But what about everyone else. How could I be so selfish? Would I walk away because I’ve found my answers? What a waste if that’s what I decided to do. But something else has overcome me altogether.

I’m going to change the rules of the game now, for your experience moving forward. The next five years, ladies and gentlemen, I’m in this for you. It’s my mission to deliver you from unsatisfying relationships, crumbling marriages, the need to lie, cheat and hide all the secrets you keep, for fear of what being truly authentic means. Snctm is the only place I have ever known where these revelatory conversations about sex take place without judgment, where relationships reignite, and where the truth of every one of us comes out into the light, for better or worse. Snctm is that rarified place where we all may find freedom. Once this path is taken, there really is no turning back. It’s not easy and we must be brave. But I can attest to the results of attending these events, to finding the deepest core of who I am as a human being on this earth and the kind of person I want to be, and it works.

(1) All who have already or will apply for attendance to a future Snctm event will be interviewed by me personally. Ideally in person, or by telephone. I am going to be curating all Masquerades in LA and NY with more personal attention than ever. This will be a painstaking and time-consuming endeavor, so for my sanity I will be allowing less people to join our gatherings. This will result in greater exclusivity of course, but that’s not the only reason. I want the experience to be lifechanging for every person in the room. All of us, every member, every guest, must be prepared to let down any veils of shame or fear so we can all get real. It’s one night in our lives, and it’s a very safe place to do so. It’s not about how much money or power you have, I’m honestly no longer impressed. I count rock stars and billionaires among our members. They can be just as lost, if not more so, then the rest of us.

(2) An Aurum level annual membership, at minimum, will be required for any gentleman to attend a Snctm event. Anyone I personally choose to join us at a gathering will be there for good reason. A lovely couple or single gentleman with sophistication, class and beauty who cannot afford an Aurum membership will tell me during the interview process. If I believe you will add something memorable to our experience, and your only barrier is cost, we will work out a membership solution together. Snctm has never been solely about wealth, and if it has become that it’s time for a change. I will ask your verifiable net worth to help determine your contribution, and I expect an honest answer. Any deceit will result in a denied application. I am lowering the price of our entry level Aurum membership to $10,000 because, in addition to your annual contribution, you will be required to purchase a ticket or table to the event(s) of your choosing.

(3) A Dominus membership is an annual (not lifetime) membership allowing access to all events globally at no additional cost. Dominus members will also gain access to our private Dominus only VIP areas at all events. Dominus will be priced at $50,000.

(4) The Violet Key Benefactors memberships are all spoken for besides the last one remaining, VKB Nº3. The asking price is $1,000,000 and if interested, we will discuss together in person once a $100,000 deposit has been received.

(5) I will be directing our erotic theater again, alongside my creative directors in the US, Moscow and globally, telling the stories I began to tell years ago with more clarity of vision than ever before.

(6) Finally, I will be present at all of our events, hosting all our gatherings, being present for you, and making sure this experience truly is liberating and life changing for each and every person who enters our hallowed halls.

Blessings, Damon

Founder Manifesto, Nº9

Welcome to 2018 comrades, this is our shared journey.

2017 was the most accomplished year yet for Snctm by every measure of success. We have doubled our earnings again, now four years in a row. We have added phenomenal new members from all walks of life, literal billionaires and architects of societies among us. We have attracted an incredible ladies guest list, each of whom have the power to declare they enjoy sex equally as much as men do. Incredible concept, and it’s real. I know with certainty if you give ladies an opulent environment where they are protected, not judged and free to choose, they explore openly. Just after midnight almost like clockwork on any given evening, one begins to understand what our endeavor is truly about. It becomes clear how we justify pricing our experience beyond anyone else, and why we attract so many exceptionally gorgeous ladies and influential gentlemen from the highest echelon to our private soirées around the world. It’s something no one else can recreate, a nearly impossible combination of mystery, lust, respect, beauty, adult freedom and sexuality that makes Snctm an anomaly wherever we play our erotic theatre for an evening.

This coming year promises to be our best yet. The hardest thing to do is keep reins on this juggernaut, as Snctm desires to blast off all engines firing. We have many opportunities globally with the Masquerade, television, merchandise, and even liquor. With everything on the table, it’s my responsibility to tread carefully. I have already achieved everything I dreamed possible upon the inception of Snctm, and now we continue this growth selectively. The roots of Snctm are a clandestine black-tie masquerade, the likes of which few have ever experienced. I will never lose sight of the foundation our society was built on. In 2018 experiential gatherings will occur in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Manhattan, Moscow, Prague, London and Cannes. What comes next no one knows, but I promise to give you everything you always dreamed might be possible, once you have been approved and enter our world.

Blessings, Damon

Founder Manifesto, Nº8

There is an elite private group now formed within the Snctm community called the Violet Key Benefactors. VKB Nº1 and VKB Nº2 were both acquired within days of announcing the opportunity. $775,000 was contributed between the two, which will further our mission to make Snctm the most prolific erotic society in the world. The final ouroboros VKB Nº3 ring in the triad will remain on my hand until acquired by its future owner. The price for this most coveted place amongst our community is currently $1,000,000. I have deep appreciation to our VKB for their altruistic offerings, and together we will explore a global utopia. From Cannes and Moscow to Rome and back home, the world is truly our oyster.

The premier of Showtime’s eight part documentary series Naked SNCTM is tonight at 11pm. A new episode airs every week, and viewers will have an unprecedented look inside our secretive society. We are moments away from Showtime’s nearly 30,000,000 subscribers discovering what we’ve created.

Although abundant interest in Snctm is imminent, we’re certainly not changing to accommodate. Our strict no photography policy continues with filming completed for season one. Locations will remain clandestine, with access only through the Lion’s Den, attendance still limited to 99 guests. Our private club will continue to be challenging to enter, with an application process that selectively allows qualified likeminded individuals to join us. We will remain true to the artistry, guest curation and exclusivity that makes Snctm a phenom, while simultaneously finding a new audience to share in our group experience.

Now, all the hype is meaningless unless we are literally arranging the most fantastic erotically charged evenings anyone has ever experienced. If what we offer is lacking, or available elsewhere, the dream is finished. With that in mind, I want to share some of what’s coming as we journey towards our 5th annual NYE celebration.

September 9 we arrive in Manhattan for Snctm Fashion Week Masquerade. It’s an exciting evening for our New York fraternal order to dress stunningly, and indulge completely. Most New Yorkers will be back in town from summer hiatus, and the response to this event is already inspired.

September 30 we return to Los Angeles for another wild evening of unbridled eroticism. Our LA soirées are legendary, the fantasy of the ultimate high-end erotic experience now reality. We are reinvesting into our theatre shows, casting new talent, and pushing the artistic envelope further as we prepare for what’s to come.

Heading into October we have two wondrous events planned. October 14 is our inaugural Las Vegas Masquerade in an opulent presidential suite in one of the best hotels on the strip. This will be a celebration for the record books of legendary Snctm gatherings, and that’s saying a lot in our case! We are expecting distinguished guests from all over the US, and the world, to join us for an evening of sexually liberated celebration bar none. We will be on the penthouse floor, with an outside private plunge pool and lounge, private bar, expansive city lights views, master suite with an enormous bed (size of 3 queen beds) and in the Dominus chamber, a grand four poster bed with mirror trellised ceiling.

Then, back in LA on October 28 we are excited to announce our annual Halloween event, Snctm Asylum. Get ready for a night of carnal pleasures as you’ve never before imagined from Snctm! This will be the party to celebrate Halloween in LA. No one does it sexier than Snctm, of this fact we’ve earned the right to boast.

Personally I cannot wait to continue along this path. That I am fortunate enough to do what I love without compromise, answering to no one, and staying true to my beliefs is simply incredible. Even better though, is knowing that I am fulfilling the promise that I made to you.

Blessings, Damon

Founder Manifesto, Nº7

In the 5 years since founding Snctm, I have been fortunate to achieve the impossible. On a personal level, I fulfilled every fantasy imagined. Most importantly, I delivered on a promise to my esteemed members and guests, to give them an experience unattainable anywhere else in the world.

Snctm represents indulgence and hedonistic pleasure of course, but it’s also a haven to discover and explore one’s deepest truth. It requires bravery to share authentically with distinguished individuals from around the world. We will always have opposition from those who are fearful, or don’t comprehend our mission. Regardless, the last thing Snctm will ever repress is an individual’s freedom.

This journey has been intense for me. Above all, I am certain the most destructive force in any relationship is dishonesty. The majority of couples don’t even begin to walk the path we are on now. This doesn’t mean sex with others, that’s something many couples do without telling their partner. What I speak of is communicating desires, and discovering ways to have healthy, fulfilling and deeply loving relationships that may be monogamous, or may not. Certainly the most worthwhile thing I’ve achieved is sparking this conversation, for individuals at my events, in the press, and now an 8 part documentary series for Showtime, just completed as this manifesto is written.

The experience of Snctm, and my personal journey, will be broadcast for millions of people. The world will watch the truth of my personal struggles and triumphs. I decided going into this project to be completely revealing of who I am, for better or worse. It will hopefully be an accurate depiction of a moment in my life, to be followed by another season, as Snctm and I evolve and grow over the coming years. One thing I promise you, I have put myself completely on the line for all to see.

To understand how we arrived at this echelon in society, one must step inside the Masquerade. Every month in a clandestine location in Manhattan and Los Angeles, our surrealistic erotic fantasy lives and breathes a life of its own. At every Soirée year after year, I look around and can’t believe the majesty of our fledgling society. The members and guests in attendance, some of which prior I could have only dreamed of meeting, frolicking wide-eyed in the most opulent locations in the world. With an energy, that feeling, that simply cannot be expressed without being present. It’s an experience you have to immerse yourself in to understand.

It’s rare that someone makes their dreams come true. I can tell you that I have done so. What comes next for Snctm I will share with you at the right time, for there is much in the works! Believe me when I say, the best is yet to come.

Blessings, Damon

Founder Manifesto, Nº6

The winds of change are upon us once again. February 2017 marks many milestones for Snctm, and this will be our final Soirée at the Snctm mansion. We are returning to the roots of our society, when a clandestine address was discovered monthly. We have acquired opulent and exciting locations for 2017 in Los Angeles, Manhattan and Cannes, to be revealed only to our esteemed members and guests beginning in March. Privacy remains paramount, and only those with the new Lion’s Den password will have access.

February ends our 4th year, and begins our 5th year, manifesting erotic dreams into reality as a private members’ club. We step into 2017 with the passion to bring you experiences unattainable anywhere else in the world. With this in mind, we have an exciting announcement.

Beginning presently Snctm is accepting new member applications for our New York Fraternal Order. April 1, 2017 begins the Masquerade series in Manhattan, continuing on the first Saturday of every month throughout the year. Adventure now awaits monthly in the most exciting city in the world, and we can’t wait to share these exclusive evenings with you! NYC dates are available now for reservation in our Boutique.

I am eternally grateful to our founding members for furthering the cause of erotic freedom. Without your bravery and belief in our society, continued growth and evolution would not be possible. I don’t take a moment of this journey for granted, and will continue to give back what has so generously been given.

The grand object of Snctm is the eroticism of the human race, and with our New York fraternal order, and the remarkable strength of our Los Angeles fraternal order, we continue together on this path toward enlightenment.

Blessings, Damon

Founder Manifesto, Nº5

Last evening at the Masquerade, I was struck with the realization everything I had envisioned Snctm might be one day had come to fruition. I was lounging outside by the pool under a heat lamp on fur blankets, embracing a current Playboy cover model whom I have very affectionate feelings for, relating with one of my favorite rock superstars who was being straddled by a devotee, as we all began touching openly and consensually. Sexuality at Snctm is less about jealous fear and more about embracing unconditional love and becoming enlightened. My partner whispered she wanted to have me alone, so we got up and went inside by the brick fireplace and took off a few items of clothing. In front of the group, as if there was no around, we began touching and kissing so passionately that for a while I felt suspended simply in pleasure. When we paused and looked around, I noticed we weren’t the only ones. Beautiful people everywhere I turned, blissed out in this place I created. I pondered that thought as well, how could this belong to me? I know I worked at a level few people could for years, risking everything to realize my dream. There was nothing that was going to get in the way of this vision, of that I was certain. But now it can feel so easy, my staff is amazing, my creative team and performers sublime. I have the privilege of being here and enjoying the experience, just as my members and guests do, and I am honored to be included. The reality is Snctm is very much alive, the people who come to our Soirées its heart, the performers its soul, and I its ever questioning and evolving mind. As we near New Year’s Eve 2016 it really does call for a celebration, and I plan on doing just that! By now it is obvious, I love to celebrate life and be surrounded by those of like mind and desires. Four years in I still look forward to every event, experience and moment we share in this rarified environment, and endeavor to guide Snctm to even greater heights in the future. I can assure you I will not let us down.

Blessings, Damon

Founder Manifesto, Nº4

It was an evolution meeting at the Snctm mansion that created our newest Soirée, Snctm presents Le Sex. My operations director Nicolas (formally manager of the Beverly Hills Hotel Polo Lounge) and I were discussing how smoothly during his tenure we’ve developed into a five star lounge in a private residence. Furthermore we currently hold only one event a month here, our world famous Masquerade, while we have the ability to do more. Because Snctm is a member club with an open bar and clandestine address, we operate as an anomaly in nightlife. This allows us certain freedoms, in particular that consenting adults come together for evenings of hedonistic ecstasy, with top level service in a safe and secure environment. If you’re an experiential pleasure seeker like us, you couldn’t ask for anything more, except maybe, more… enter Le Sex.

The Masquerade is our top tier Soirée. Dress code for gentlemen is black tie tuxedo required, our members and guests are immersed in an interactive erotic theatrical experience unparalleled. There is an exquisite French meal by reservation prior to Masquerade, with a private dessert performance on the dining table. It’s an exclusive star-studded evening, one that most only dream of. Masquerade is the crown jewel of the Snctm experience, yet it’s an experience out of reach for most.

We all love sex, regardless of race, color, creed, religious beliefs or political background. It is humanities greatest unifier. I know this to be true and I’m not afraid to say so. Of course there are many levels to sex, and certain elements can intensify or raze this greatest of all human interactions. Openness, a nonjudgemental attitude, esthetic appeal, safety, comfort, camaraderie, consensuality, and desire are elements Snctm was built on and have contributed to our incredible success. Le Sex combines all of these elements, without the formality and theatre production of Masquerade. While one still needs to fill out an application and gain approval to attend, priced at $500 for a couple and complimentary for ladies, it’s acquirable.

I never considered Masquerade to be a sex party, because the experience was not simply about sex. Le Sex is something new and different for us. Its more about participation than voyeurism, and if our premier event was an indication of what’s to come, we have another triumph to celebrate.

I knew the path to erotic freedom would be challenging, that nothing worth doing comes easy. I decided years ago I would not give up no matter what. But success doesn’t make me want to rest on my laurels, in fact the opposite is true. We are just at the beginning of our odyssey to eroticize the human race. Now more then ever it’s time for you to join us! Setting ourselves free of the fears around our authentic truth, and accepting and encouraging each other, as we trudge the road to blissful destiny.

Blessings, Damon

Founder Manifesto, Nº3

As I write these words I search for a way to bring additional accessibility to those desiring entry into the infamous club I’ve created. I believe this experience is an opportunity for evolution, and I want you to have opportunity to explore within our society. In catering mainly to an elite clientele, I have shut out those who might make this experience better for all. What I speak of is an esthetic beauty in certain applicants, ladies and gentlemen, not in a position to afford our current pricing. Now you will find Guest Access available for all approved Masquerade and World Tour applicants. Guests of Snctm will have access to most areas of our Soirées, except the Member Lounge which requires Aurum or Dominus membership to enter. On our World Tour, there is a private VIP area for Dominus members only, with free-flowing Crystal champagne served by our butler. While membership will always have its privilege here, it’s no longer the only way to gain access. I now make this incredible experience available to those from all walks of life, who fit our esthetic criteria, and desire to share a night of consensual erotic exploration and revelry.

For our World Tour we have cast gorgeous new performers in addition to our current cast, and created new shows and costuming. This investment carries back to the Snctm mansion, for a new level of opulent spectacle for our Soirées. We also hired one of the top hospitality managers in Beverly Hills to take over service aspects of our Club, and serve as our new business manager. We are very fortunate to have him, and you will notice an entirely new experience in the coming months here and abroad.

If you have been keeping up with our Press, you are aware how many people have taken notice of our fledgling society around the world. We are encouraging conversations of sexuality in an open and honest way. On newsstands November 2016 Esquire magazine premiers an 8 page article on myself and our Club. I was honored to work with legendary writer Mike Sager who encouraged me to open up about my life, and what led me to create Snctm. It was an absolutely cathartic experience.

In the media and content arena, my fictional life rights were purchased by Brad Falchuk, an American television writer, director and producer. He is best known for co-creating with Ryan Murphy the comedy-drama television series Glee and the horror-drama anthology series American Horror Story and more recently Scream Queens. He was also a writer and executive producer for the television series Nip/Tuck. Brad and I are in production on a scripted, fictional version of my life for TV. Snctm is also entering negotiations for a Snctm VR (virtual reality) experience to be released globally, and we began filming a non-scripted TV show concept as well. The evolving content possibilities have us incredibly inspired! The future of Snctm is limitless with more potential then ever. I can’t wait to see what happens next along this path.

Blessings, Damon

Founder Manifesto, Nº2

Having a conversation over dinner after attending Pool Party, with a lovely lady who shared she was standoffish when first considering attending our events, the conclusion we arrived at is the Snctm experience is not about sex. It’s about the openness, acceptance and freedom we give ourselves and each other here that is transformational.

Curating this microcosm of society to protect those who wish to explore here is one of my primary areas of focus. The decision to evolve Snctm to membership only has much to do with this ethos. There are guests who have come over the years to discover what they might, without willingness to contribute meaningfully to our ongoing conversation. I am interested in those desiring to join our society, raising the vibration of sensuality from the mundane to something extraordinary.

While making this decision I realize our annual membership cost is out of reach for many, yet also such a commitment equates to a higher level clientele invested in a Club they will protect and nurture. What we gain by a member only environment is true exclusivity.

You will notice in the Boutique, once you have been approved and created your account password, the option to reserve Dîner, or a table for Masquerade or Pool Party, for members and nonmembers alike. We are allowing this for guests who may not live in Los Angeles, but have been approved and wish to enjoy an evening with us.

Blessings, Damon

Founder Manifesto, Nº1

I don’t take many photos generally, and rarely at my events. While I realize it’s a digital world, I prefer my experiences in the flesh and in the moment. I have allowed Playboy and HBO a look around, and some other Press organizations with agreed upon ground rules. I’ve done this so they could tell their own story, show you what they see through their eyes, without divulging anything that might expose the identity of our members or guests. To date not a single name or photo has been leaked without consent. I am proud of our record, because your privacy is extremely important to me.

February 2016 marked over 3 years into this journey, and our evolution continues. The application process has become increasingly selective, as the number of applications has increased. I realize it must be frustrating if you don’t “look the part” that you won’t have opportunity to experience our world. I encourage you to take notice of what we have done and start your own group, because everyone should have a chance to experience the openness and freedoms that we do. If not every day, or once a month, at least once in a lifetime! You will find if you put the word out with a desire to help others and give them pleasure, you will succeed. I can tell you that has been my experience. I will also warn you, this world can be intoxicating and the pleasures found here destructive if you are not careful. Make sure you have an open and honest dialogue with your partner. If you do, Snctm has the genuine potential to give you the kind of passionate sex life you’ve always dreamed of. Even without participation at the events, the experience will change you forever. This journey is not for everyone though, so please tread carefully. There is dark and light in everything in life. Snctm is no exception, I have learned.

Now, I want to let you know how genuinely excited I am about our newest Soirée, Pool Party. As I prefer others words to tell the tale, I’ll give you a quote from a distinguished guest, “This is the Playboy mansion in the 70s.” While I wasn’t present for that sexual revolution, I was feeling exactly what he meant. There was freedom in the air, classic rock ‘n’ roll on the speakers, and ladies frolicking about in the sunshine in not much more than their birthday suits. The oversized trampoline was in use, I’m sure you can picture what that looked like. There were, of course, spirited performances from our exhibitionist guests in attendance as well, which for me is more fun to watch than any theatrics we stage.

As I personally lounged in the sun ordering fresh grilled fish tacos with tropical salsa and organic free range beef sliders with truffle fries from our poolside menu, surrounded by new friends, I felt we could have been at the Beverly Hills Hotel, if the Beverly Hills Hotel was clothing optional! I’m excited to watch this party evolve into the summer months, as I see potential for it to be legendary. I have made the ticket prices more affordable then Masquerade, to attract a younger demographic who might be finding pricing at Masquerade beyond reach.

Speaking of Masquerade, I’ve always been impressed by our clientele, but of the last many months I can say that I have been amazed. I’ve had opportunity to meet icons in their respective fields, and share open and playful evenings with them. You never know who you might rub shoulders with at Snctm. Those who make it inside might share some of their stories, but we tend to keep the experiences in our circle. Our ethos travels selectively by word-of-mouth, names are rarely mentioned, photos are not allowed and I would never have paparazzi alerted. In actuality you are either “in or out.”

I’ve been fortunate to attend every event over the last three years, and I’ve often been amazed. I never know what I’m going to see next, who I’m going to meet, or who might share their personal experience with me directly. Sometimes it’s with constructive criticism, but more often love and praise. It’s what keeps me always moving forward, reinventing and making this experience the best it can possibly be.

As I personally evolve through this journey, ideas about what’s next for Snctm are taking shape. Whatever happens I will keep in mind where I began, and the power of these words, “Whatever I do must help others, and give them pleasure.”

Spiritualizing sexuality was my lofty goal as I drew the Snctm symbol years ago, dreaming of a secretive society that would celebrate our desires rather then repress them. The truth and power of this idea grows stronger for me personally with each year I have the privilege of guiding Snctm. I have literally sacrificed everything so that our society could flourish. This I do not only for you, but for myself as well. As always, I am inspired by your authenticity, sensuality and bravery, and I can’t wait to see what we experience together next.

Blessings, Damon