Snctm, Beverly Hills' most elite sex club, holds a Masquerade party every month. The invite list is short, just 99 people. In attendance this month were a minor Hollywood celebrity, an erotic theatre troupe known as the Devotees, and Bunnyman, an expert in the ancient Japanese rope-tying art of shibari. Esquire writer-at-large Mike Sager was in attendance as well—he profiled Snctm's founder in this feature. What follows is a scene from Snctm's Masquerade. Sunday morning, the circular driveway behind the tall hedge is chockablock with high-end collectable cars.
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