Kate Middleton’s school pal says sex club app ‘has been the release people needed in lockdown’


A school friend of Kate Middleton’s who founded an upmarket sex party brand has insisted her new app ‘has been the release people needed in lockdown’ – after her company was criticised for receiving a £170,000 government loan.

Emma Sayle, 42, launched Killing Kittens (KK for short) in 2005 with the goal of empowering women to take charge of their fantasies but had to rethink her approach in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

The international business – tagline ‘the network for the sexual elite’ – moved its raunchy gatherings online and in April, introduced members to Zoom sex parties, The Sun reports.

Last month, the members-only club also launched its app – dubbed an ‘orgy in your pocket’ – after receiving £170,000 from the Government’s Future Fund, designed to help fledgling businesses grow despite the pandemic. 

Unsurprisingly, a number of eyebrows were raised about the state support — among them those of Sarah Champion MP, former Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, who called on the Chancellor of the Exchequer ‘to take steps to stop payments’.

Emma Sayle (pictured in 2009), 42, launched Killing Kittens (KK for short) in 2005 with the goal of empowering women to take charge of their fantasies but had to rethink her approach in the wake of the coronavirus crisis

The international business - tagline ¿the network for the sexual elite¿ - moved its raunchy gatherings online and in April, introduced members to Zoom sex parties. Pictured, Emma with Kate Middleton in 2007

The international business – tagline ‘the network for the sexual elite’ – moved its raunchy gatherings online and in April, introduced members to Zoom sex parties. Pictured, Emma with Kate Middleton in 2007

Estimated to be worth £15million, 60 per cent of Killing Kittens’ revenue now comes from online events and sex education workshops, while the app has been downloaded more than 80,000 times.

Emma said: ‘People may think, “Why are the Government giving money to a company which throws sex parties”, but take the word “sex” out and we are an events business.

‘We’ve created a safe community. People need an escape during lockdown and our online parties have been a release’

The online events start out like the real-life parties, explained the businesswoman, with performances from burlesque dancers before members get involved in a ‘virtual orgy’.

More than 100 members can be involved online, while over on the app, people can access raunchy chat rooms.

Last month, the members-only club also launched its app - dubbed an ¿orgy in your pocket¿ - after receiving £170,000 from the Government¿s Future Fund, designed to help fledgling businesses grow despite the pandemic. Pictured, Emma in 2014

Last month, the members-only club also launched its app – dubbed an ‘orgy in your pocket’ – after receiving £170,000 from the Government’s Future Fund, designed to help fledgling businesses grow despite the pandemic. Pictured, Emma in 2014

The tech only lets members sign up and everyone who wants to join must send in several images of themselves to confirm who they are and reveal their reasons for joining.

Members must also sign non-disclosure agreements and abide by strict rules for the Zoom events – such as letting women make the first move, no screenshots allowed and masks to be worn when first joining a party.

Previously speaking to the Mail, Emma said about the government loan: ‘Everyone focuses on the sex parties, but they were only ever the tip of the iceberg and a business is a business whatever the headlines.

‘The money isn’t going to be financing sex parties, it’s an ongoing pivot into digital sex tech which hopefully will put Killing Kittens in the same league as massive online dating businesses like Match.com.’ 

Emma attended Berkshire¿s all-girls Downe House boarding school alongside Kate Middleton, before the duchess transferred to Marlborough College. The two remained friends, and in 2007 were both members of a dragon boat rowing team called The Sisterhood (pictured)

Emma attended Berkshire’s all-girls Downe House boarding school alongside Kate Middleton, before the duchess transferred to Marlborough College. The two remained friends, and in 2007 were both members of a dragon boat rowing team called The Sisterhood (pictured)

Emma attended Berkshire’s all-girls Downe House boarding school alongside Kate Middleton, before the duchess transferred to Marlborough College.  

The two remained friends, and in 2007 were both members of a dragon boat rowing team called The Sisterhood.  

Recalling her light bulb moment, Emma said: ‘I’d spent a few years working in PR and helped a guy organise a sex party on his estate.

‘I’d seen how nervous a lot of the female guests were and wanted to create something where girls would have the power.

‘At the time there were loads of platforms for men when it came to sex, but when we started there was nowhere women could feel in control and explore their sexuality in a safe environment.’   

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