About Us

Welcome to The Parthenon, also known as NYC Rubber Studio. Parthenon Studio is a fully female owned and operated play space that was founded by Head-Mistress Ariana Chevalier in 2003. Though it remains in its original location in Midtown Manhattan, the studio has recently undergone a complete renovation to improve its aesthetics, comfort, and functionality.
We pride ourselves on fulfilling our motto, "a stroke above the rest". Incredibly discrete, immaculately clean, and consummately professional, a visit to our studio is a luxury experience for the submissive or fetishist who wants to immerse himself in play without having to worry about safety, privacy, or sanitary concerns. Our studio does not have a "house staff". Instead, we host a collective of the most skilled, experienced, intelligent, psychologically adept (and beautiful, of course) Independent Mistresses. The Mistresses at the Parthenon specialize in a wide variety of activities and fetishes, from light sensual play to more extreme scenes. Excluding illegal activities, there is no area of Domination that is not expertly covered by at least one member of our collective. We highly recommend browsing through the directory of Dominas here on our website to see which Domina your particular interests are most compatible with.

Our Studio

ParthenonNYC.com has FOUR separate play rooms, which have been hand-crafted with the goal of accommodating the needs of all submissives, players, and fetishists. Each environment is detailed specifically to evoke a certain mood, while still retaining the ability to host a wide variety of complex scenes. 


All of our rooms are amply mirrored and are equipped with dimmer switches, so you can watch as much (or as little) of the scene as you'd like to. In addition to our play rooms, ParthenonNYC.com has one of the largest and most varied equipment collections in all of New York City. Our house implements are comprised of a carefully curated collection of whips, canes, floggers, and various exotic percussive implements. There is a wide selection of gags, cuffs, gasmasks, hoods, blindfolds sure to please even the most discerning toy fiend.


As a premiere Mistress (Mistress Ariana Chevalier) who specializes in latex, leather and high end Fetish equipment the Parthenon pride itself on maintaining unique fetish items to enhance your kink experience. With that in mind please be advised that not all fetish equipment will be available for your session. Some of our equipment is highly expensive and require a tutorial to utilize. Other equipment is only available in sessions with Ariana due to its expense, opulence and difficult of use. If there is something you see and would like to utilize in your session there maybe additional tribute and/or tutorial prior to use. In addition for equipment in excess of $1000 plus a deposit maybe required and you will be responsible for that item.

Our Dungeons

The PARLOR, our most "sensual" environment, For those who prefer a more domestic feel, The Parlor has been designed to evoke a lighter mood, with BLACK colored walls with GOLD, Shiny Penny flooring  and bright lighting, and is perfect for cross-dressing, sissy training, and domestic role-plays. It  is equipped with a bondage bed and a lockable cage underneath. We Are proud of our custom made one point electrical suspension. The Lattice Suspension     

The Marionette Chamber is perfectly suited for heavier scenes; It holds a massive Metalbound suspension set-up that is capable of endless bondage configurations. It also has a matching Metalbound torture chair, perfect for CBT play. Marionette Chamber also has vintage 1960's motorized birthing chair which can change height, as well as angle. It is truly perfect for any medical fantasy.          


The Torture Chamber contains a large bondage bed with a full-sized lockable cage, a horse, a worship throne, and plenty of open space for scenarios in which lots of room is required (puppy/pony play, beatdowns, etc). We Are proud of our custom one-of-a-kind Challenger Suspension: 10 suspension points, 2 extendable St. Andrew crosses, 2 Electrical Trolleys. 


Our Rubber Room is designed with a European flare. Painted a rich Royal Blue with Black Heavy Rubber Flooring. It is Equipped with a custom made Metal Bound Torture Chair, custom made Hydraulic Medical Table and a Hood Cabinet that house NINE Fetters UK HOODS.