There once was a website called Katharsis. That word comes from ancient Greek. It means purging or cleansing.

The original Katharsis was started in 1987. It lasted for about 20 years.

The founder and owner, John Randall, turned over all content to me, Madeira Desouza.

I produced and operated a reimagined second coming of the site starting in January 2015. Unfortunately, the total number of visitors from 2015 to 2016 was disappointingly low.

The reimagined site named Katharsis.xxx could not be sustained as a business due to the very low audience participation. After one full year of operation, I had to shut down that site. But, here at Desouzavault.com you can explore many remnants of what once was.

The original target audience remained consistent: College-educated adult males—professionals around the world in the fields of the military, religion, medicine, law, education, and business. The unifying theme was an unbridled and joyful celebration of male victim fantasies.

The value of the relaunched Katharsis was that it provided the target audience with guilt-free therapeutic release of emotional or psychological and physical tensions through viewing of fantasy-oriented fiction and images online. How I depict highly masculine men here and elsewhere online directly descend from the themes that I observed on the original Katharsis site during the 1990s. But, the reality is low audience numbers show that there is no longer a need for the Katharsis site nowadays.

The fantasy situations depicted within all versions of Katharsis included a wide range from ancient Roman gladiators, Greek soldiers, human slavery, torture and castration, dismemberment, hangings, beheadings, prisoners of war, executions, revenge or thrill killings, to other extreme and highly controversial behaviors.

One visitor to Katharsis.xxx wrote: “Katharsis not only titillated gay men for whom executions and execution fantasies are erotic. It also let us know that we are not alone and that we are not mentally ill.”

Disclaimer: All the content presented here today is solely for fantasy purposes only. It is inaccurate for anyone to consider depictions here on these web pages as advocating uncivilized or unlawful behaviors.

Author: Madeira Desouza

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