Step into Wicked Eden and leave the mundane behind. Embrace a world where imagination reigns, where community thrives, and where every visit leaves you full of connection. It’s not just a place to be; it’s a place to become.
We are Columbus’s newest home for the LGBTQIA+, alternative lifestyle, and SW community.
The New Wicked Eden
RADICAL EMPOWERMENT in Columbus, OH
Founded by Alexandra Snow in 2008, Wicked Eden has existed as a home for creative and dynamic adventures in central Ohio.
Over the years, it has served as a place for education and empowerment through kink for a myriad of professionals and the patrons that adore them. It has been a dungeon, studio, classroom, and haven for the safe and consensual exploration of kink and BDSM.
Now, in the next evolution of Wicked Eden, we embark on a new journey to be a destination for amazing, life-changing experiences. Wicked Eden is operated by the Autonomy Project, a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to fostering a safe, inclusive, and empowering environment where individuals from the LGBTQ+, alternative lifestyle, and sex work communities can thrive. We are entirely femme/NB/queer owned and operated.
For those just curious to the seasoned player, we offer classes, workshops, mentorship, personalized sessions, studio rentals, and world-class events—all designed to help educate and empower you along your sexual and kink journeys. We provide rentals and overnight packages of our beautiful space for you to explore and connect, to create content, or make art.
We believe that all people should be able to live their lives as they see fit, without fear of persecution or discrimination. We strive to create safe spaces for people who are marginalized by society, including sex workers, kinksters, LGBTQIA+ folx, polyamorous/ENM people, and those all across the gender spectrum.
We provide education on sexuality, identity, BDSM, enthusiastic consent, ethical non-monogamy, practical relationship skills, business development, dynamic content creation, and alternative lifestyles. We celebrate diversity in all its forms–from inclusion to gender identity to sexual preferences–and work toward eradicating racism and marginalization wherever we find it.
We also support the healthy exploration of sexuality through our sex-positive workshops and classes; these events allow people from all walks of life to come together and explore their own desires in an environment free from judgment or shame.
we're officially a 501C3 Nonprofit!
The Autonomy Project
Wicked Eden is operated by the Autonomy Project, now officially a 501c3 non profit organization, The Autonomy Project is dedicated to fostering a safe, inclusive, and empowering environment where individuals from the LGBTQ+, alternative lifestyle, and sex work communities can thrive. Through educational initiatives, advocacy efforts, creating unique experiences, the use of art and music, and the creation of a supportive community, we aim to uphold the principles of consent and personal freedom, encouraging every individual to live authentically and without judgment. Our mission is to nurture a vibrant, informed, diverse, and connected community that stands together, creates for one another, advocates for one another, and creates pathways for personal and collective growth.
We strongly advocate for the decriminalization of sex work and strive to provide support and community for the LGBTQIA+ community, kink practitioners, and those exploring alternative lifestyles. We celebrate diversity and work towards eradicating racism and marginalization in all forms. Through our commitment to respect, inclusivity, and the celebration of diverse sexualities, we aim to empower individuals to embrace their authenticity and live fulfilling lives on their own terms.
We believe that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect regardless of their race or gender identity. Our goal is to create an environment where people can feel comfortable being themselves without fear of judgment or prejudice. We believe in celebrating diversity by providing education on topics such as sexual health and safety; we also believe that every person has the right to choose who they want to be in life without feeling like they have been limited by society’s expectations.
We rely on events and donations to provide this safe haven to our community. All patrons to our space are members, and your memberships and donations help to keep the lights on. All donations are tax deductible!
What's going on in Eden?
We are located in Columbus, Ohio, just south of downtown. We are:
- 15 minutes from the Columbus (CMH) airport
- 2 hours from Cleveland
- 2 hours from Akron
- 1.5 hours from Cincinnati
- 3 hours from Pittsburgh
- 3.5 hours from Detroit
- 2h 45 mins from Indianapolis
- 5.5 hours from Chicago
No, all activities are by appointment only, or are ticketed events. Keep an eye on the events page for open house days and community events to see our space in person.
Alexandra Snow accepts coaching appointments for kink exploration, education, and mentorship. See more here.
We are not a “sex club,” swingers club, or other lifestyle establishment. We are a nonprofit LGBTQIA+ space that exists for the education and empowerment of everyone in the alternative lifestyle community– whether you be a person of color, a trans person, disabled, neurodivergent, or just exploring yourself.
Yes! We are completely ADA accessible with entrance ramps, wheelchair accessible showers, and ample space in hallways and common areas for all types of mobility needs.
Yes we do! See the rentals page!
Yes we do! We have a beautiful overnight suite that is “Kink B&B style” with kitchen, lounge area, private showers, and access to one or more play rooms during your stay.
Yes, as a non-profit, we require all patrons to be members prior to purchasing an event ticket or booking a rental. Memberships come in various types, with prices ranging from $40-500. Read more here.
We host one fundraising “party” event per month, with additional social, educational, and art-themed events sprinkled in. See the Events page for more details about our upcoming offerings.
Absolutely! Providing education and support for sex workers is one of our primary missions and we offer everything from classes to coaching to community driven initatives.