OLU Photo Book

“The OneLegUp events are still clearly the Rolls- Royce’s of the sex party scene” TimeOut New York

OneLegUpNYC is an erotic social club created by Palagia, which sponsors and organizes sensual themed events in New York City. This book, the first published by OneLegUpNYC, is a visual journey through OneLegUpNYC’s past events, parties, gatherings and history. Captured in images throughout the book, you will discover an ever-changing erotic playground where guests come to discover, play, and realize their fantasies. These sensually liberating and respectful environments are created through a careful process of member selection, culminating in events that bring together sophisticated, friendly and intelligent people with a common interest — to explore and indulge their erotic pleasures in a shared space. OneLegUp has been featured on HBO’s Real Sex, The Howard Stern Show, The New York Times, Details, TimeOut, New York and Playboy. Photographer John Bentham has been documenting the OneLegUp events since 2000. Designed by Gustavo Stecher in Buenos Aries, Argentina at imagenHB.

From the Press Release: Now you too can experience the erotic adventures of The Eat-In & Take-Out Soirees with the debut of OneLegUpNYC: The Erotic Coffee Table Book a collection of photos and personal essays from members from the past 8 years. This hard-cover book is packed with over 150 stylishly naughty pages and 180 photographs from the parties called “The Rolls Royce” of the scene by TimeOut New York.


“It’s the high school year book you always wanted to receive but didn’t!”– Palagia


“Palagia exudes sensuality; she is the kind of person who regularly says, ‘I love sex’ to her sushi chef.” Details Magazine

Palagia has been called a pioneer for her ongoing mission to establish a diverse and healthy sensual community where like minded people can indulge their fantasies. Her soirees emerged in 1998 and continue to flourish for all to take pleasure. Her intuition has inspired her to become a sexual anthropologist and advocate of a healthy human communion. The sexual and sensual freedom she enjoys has permeated positively into all facets of her life: enhancing her zest for love, life and success in business.

Gustavo Strecher born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he is an award winning graphic designer and consultant, specialized in Branding and Publishing. Professor at the University of Buenos Aires and Untref in Graphic Design, History and communications between 1989 and 2003. Co-founder with Hernan Berdichevsky of imagenHB.com a Buenos Aires based branding company.

John Bentham is an award-winning photographer specializing in documentary and portraiture. He photographs on assignment for magazines, record companies, advertising agencies and design companies. His clients and publications include Atlantic Records, AUDI, CitiGroup, Discovery Channel, Ericsson, GQ, GE, Mercedes-Benz, Newsweek, People, Pfizer, Rolling Stone, Sony, The New York Times, Time, United Technologies and Vanity Fair.

Foreword by Anthony Haden-Guest: Anthony Haden-Guest is a writer, reporter and cartoonist. He was born in Paris and lives in New York and London. He has published in leading magazines in Britain and America, most recently in Esquire and GQ (UK) and Britain’s Observer Magazine. In 1979 he was awarded a New York Emmy for writing and narrating a documentary.