Within the community, seduction lairs are underground meeting groups for men devoted to the study of seduction as it is taught in the seduction community.
Lairs first began as study groups soon after Ross Jeffries released his first products and began teaching sometime in the early 90s.
A "lair" typically involves two elements: an online forum and group meetings.
The seduction community, also known as the pick-up artist, PUA, or pickup community, is a movement of men whose goal is seduction and sexual success with/access to women.
Members of the community are often referred to as "pickup artists" (PUA).
The community exists through Internet newsletters and weblogs, marketing (e.g.
banner ads, seminars, one-on-one coaching), forums and groups, as well as over a hundred local clubs, known as "lairs".
or "studied charisma", as it is often called, has been attributed to the "chaotic" modern dating scene reportedly as a result of the increased empowerment and equality of women in western society and changes to traditional gender roles combined with the influence of distinct biological imperatives in men and women.
However, one self-described "picker-upper of women" preceding Weber was rational emotive psychotherapist Albert Ellis, who wrote The Art of Erotic Seduction, a how-to guide for men that encouraged them to meet women through the "pickup," with Roger Conway in 1967.The 1970s and 1980s saw independent authors and teachers, but no organized community.The seduction community itself originated with Ross Jeffries and his students.In the late 1980s, Jeffries taught workshops, promoted a collection of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) techniques called "speed seduction" (SS), and published a short book of his techniques, How to Get the Women You Desire into Bed.Other exponents established themselves in roughly the same era, but lacked contacts with each other.In 1994, Lewis De Payne, then a student of Jeffries, founded the newsgroup alt.(ASF), The first commercially successful seduction/pick up book was a manual by Tariq Nasheed (also known as King Flex) entitled The Art Of Mackin, which was released in 2000.