EXCLUSIVE 'It's the Bible Belt so I'm ready for abuse!' 'Sextrepreneur' classmate of Kate Middleton's reveals plans to launch series of hedonistic sex parties in Nashville
Expanding: Emma Sayle, the founder of Killing Kittens, an international company that hosts sex parties for the elite, is taking her business to Nashville. Emma, 37, can be seen posing with her memoir, Behind the Mask
- Emma Sayle, 37, founded Killing Kittens, an international company dedicated to helping women explore their fantasies, in 2005
- The London-based club celebrated its 10 year anniversary on Saturday after launching in Los Angeles and New York earlier this year
- Killing Kittens is an exclusive club that provides its members with lavish sex parties where participants wear masks and women are in charge
- Emma wrote about becoming a sex party organizer in her memoir Behind the Mask, which was released in the US in September
- The Duchess of Cambridge was a member of Emma's for-charity rowing team, the Sisterhood, in 2007
A British sex party organizer is taking her hedonistic business to the South as she reveals her sexually charged events are launching in Nashville and already attracting new members from the country music capital of the world.
Emma Sayle, 37, founded Killing Kittens, an international company dedicated to helping women explore their fantasies, a decade ago, and the members-only club celebrated its 10-year anniversary with a party in its home city of London on Saturday. And after launching in New York and Los Angeles earlier this year, Emma is already looking forward to conquering more locations across the pond.
'Nashville has been on my bucket list for years, I’m such a country geek,' Emma, who recently penned a memoir, Behind the Mask, which details the launch of her business, and was just released in the US, told Daily Mail Online, before noting: 'It is the Bible Belt, so I'm just waiting for the abuse.'
And while some people may be opposed to an influx of sex parties being hosted in their home city, Emma explained Killing Kittens is meant to to attract a certain type of clientele.
'Nashville is the global capital of country music so you do get people who go there for that who are all over the world and who travel there,' she said. 'So those driven, open-minded are the people that we are looking to.'
People claim that it objectifies women, but if anyone is being used it’s the guys at the parties
'I was very hungover in Ibiza after a wedding when I came up with it all,' Emma recalled. 'I had been at a very hedonistic wedding out there, and someone phoned the groom asking whether they were sitting round "killing kittens".
'I liked that name, and the two "K"s.'
And what makes Emma's elite orgies so unique is the fact that it is the women who run the show, as her parties mainly feature couples and single women - all wearing masks similarly to the ones worn in the 1999 erotic thriller Eyes Wide Shut.
Participants have the option of watching or joining in, but unlike most sex-fueled organizations, the women are the ones who call the shots. The only men who attend the parties must be part of a couple; only single women can attend by themselves.
'The minute you take out the "no single men" aspect, you’re really taking out 80 per cent of the pain in the a***s,' Emma said.
The founder explained that everyone who comes to the parties has to come through the website, which has nearly 50,000 members, noting that once a person has been accepted, it is fairly similar to an online dating website where people submit photos and chat with other members.
When there is sex going on, people immediately assume that it’s a seedy environment, but that’s not the case,' she said of the provocative events. 'You have the playrooms upstairs but if you stay downstairs in the bar area it’s just like a private party.'
Emma added that one of the greatest misconceptions about these elite parties is that it is only couples who are trying to 'save' their relationships that want to come.
'It’s actually the exact opposite,' she said. 'It’s actually people who feel very secure in their relationships who come to explore their sexuality together.'
When there is sex going on, people immediately assume that it’s a seedy environment, but that’s not the case
Because of high demand, the company has also launched singles nights now featuring a 'controlled number of single men', which Emma said have 'become massive'.
'I had two friends who came to a singles night who were convinced that it wasn’t their thing, and the last time I saw them that night, they were both naked in the corner,' she said.
'People claim that it objectifies women, but if anyone is being used it’s the guys at the parties,' she added.
Earlier this year, Emma launched sex parties in New York and Los Angeles. In upcoming months she plans on expanding her North American presence with openings in Miami and Toronto.
'New York has been fine, but I think you have a more global audience there, it’s a bit like London,' she said. 'LA was a bit funny – we’ve done the odd party there, but it’s a really tricky place.
'You have everyone who is at it left, right and center. Everyone is so quick to judge. They won’t publicly admit that they are at it all the time. LA is very image-centric. The b****ing and the backstabbing is extraordinary.'
Emma said a lot has changed since she started Killing Kittens in 2010, noting that at the time of the launch, women were just starting to being talking openly about having one night stands without fearing judgement.
However, despite all of the sexually charged dating apps that are available today, Emma said there is still a certain stigma associated with attending a sex party.
They all know that it’s not case of me being a sex maniac and wanting to get my rocks off the whole time
'People are hooking up left, right and center,' she said. 'But the minute a girl says that she’s been to a Kittens party and says she’s slept with a girl or another couple, people find that weird.'
The author, who shared her story in her memoir Behind the Mask, which was recently published in the US in September, attended school with Kate Middleton as a student at Downe House, an all-girls boarding school in Berkshire, England. The Duchess of Cambridge attended the school briefly before she transferred to Marlborough College, and in 2007 she joined Emma's charitable rowing team, the Sisterhood.
Emma said her upbringing has helped boost her company's image as an elitist organization.
'You have to be honest, I’m a 6” blonde, ex-private school girl. There is that element of it. You want it to be high end and you want to launch it with it label.'
And Emma noted that her burgeoning company is a common talking point among her family and friends after she was forced to tell them about her once secretive business when she was outed by a newspaper.
'They all know that it’s not case of me being a sex maniac and wanting to get my rocks off the whole time,' she said. 'They get it though, and they know what it’s about – they find it fascinating. I get loads of friends who come to the parties because they want to see what it’s about.'