He falls in love with her and wants to rescue her from this life.
Instead of saying no, O arranges for him to meet her at Sir Stephen’s apartments.
@ TRG re "The Story of O" -- I saw the film at a theater during its original run, and while it certainly could have been more graphic, all the ancillary arts of film-making -- sets, costumes,make-up, cinematography -- not to mention acting, were miles above most BDSM films. I didn't find the novel particularly appealing, though, probably because it was told from the women's point of view (and why not? ) name mentioned any more, but some of the books by A de Granamour, whose works I came across in the late 1960's and 1970's, were far more appealing to my taste.
the author was a woman) and while I suppose it was admirably "literary" I didn't find it very stimulating. He was a lot more back-and-buttocks flogging-centric than I would have preferred, but he did a fine job creating reasonably credible historic settings.
The blindfold is removed and the club’s rules are explained to her, after which she is tied to a post and severely whipped.