The Reformatory

Our Team


Theresa “Darklady” Reed is a writer, editor, and erotic event impresario. Sex toys, porn, erotica, BDSM, polyamory, politics – she thinks she knows it all and even if she doesn’t, she fakes it pretty well. She is responsible for 10 years of Portland Masturbate-a-thons and is now co-owner of Catalyst: A Sex Positive Place. She is a former editor of Exotic Magazine, Ms. Oregon State Leather 2004, and a freelancer with Adult Video News for well over a decade.

​​DJ Kronos has been a part of the kink scene for about 18 years. He has been involved with Catalyst for 3 years, helping bring back Naughty Karaoke and other events, then becoming a Director when we moved in 2015. He has been organizing and designing dungeons for about 8 years including Indy KISS Club (Indianapolis), Karnival  (Fox Valley, WI), and several dungeons for one-time events. He has also DJed for many kink events including Kinkfest 2014 and many play parties. Kronos became involved in the Sex Positive community upon meeting and partnering with Darklady and being inspired by other people’s journeys and the acceptance they found at Catalyst.

L. A. Iversen has been an artist, curator and artist advocate in the Portland area since 2004. Through his interests in art and sexuality, Iversen has created, helped run or been involved with a number of community entities, organizations, events and businesses--most notably, Catalyst Sex Positive Place (formerly Catalyst Art & Cultural Space) which he co-founded with Darklady in 2012. Since Catalyst’s move to the new location on SE Foster in 2015, Iversen has served in an advisory role to directors Darklady and DJ_Kronos, as well as in-house fine art curator.

The Catalyst: A Sex Positive Place staff goal is to create a safe and all-inclusive environment that provides learning opportunities, active community, and open exploration of consensual gratification. We provide a safe space for people to gather and explore the things that make them happy and connect with like-minded people.

About Catalyst


The Reformatory is our beautiful 900 square foot dungeon. We are continually adding new pieces and redesigning the layout to better serve our kinky community. We are always open to suggestions and concerns. 

DJ Kronos has been working hard to add new and unique equipment for your 'enjoyment'. The Reformatory also has over 10 hard points for all your suspension needs. 

Our after care room now has a king size pillow top bed and some great soothing lighting for the perfect after care vibe.