BDSM as business: Interviews with Dominatrixes

BDSM as business: Interviews with Dominatrixes

By | December 5, 2016

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Whether the Civil War, World War II or the Iraq War, it can be challenging to face how conflict penetrates the psyche of a nation and surfaces in the nuances of life. There are thousands—if not millions—of individuals who indulge in fantasies others would deem perverse that have their nascence in some of the darkest moments of human history. It is possible someone you know pays a person to dress like a German Nazi to treat them like a “dirty Jew”, or to force them to pick cotton off the floor like a slave.

An S&M dungeon is a place where these individuals act out such taboos. Businesses that operate to meet their needs are often hidden, but they do exist and are typically legal. The clients want to remain confidential for fear of ostracism in their respective communities. As Sigmund Freud wrote, “Anyone who has violated a taboo becomes taboo himself because he possesses the dangerous quality of tempting others to follow his example.”

Last week Wikinews published the first in a two part series on the BDSM business: an interview with Bill & Rebecca, the owners of Rebecca’s Hidden Chamber. This week we publish the second part: an interview with three dungeon employees, Mistress Alex, Mistress Jada and Mistress Veronica. In their world, BDSM is a game, a harmless pursuit of roleplaying exercises that satiate the desires of the tabooed. These Dominatrixes are the kind of women men fantasize about, but they all look like they could be babysitting your children this Saturday night. Most likely, they will not be.

Mistress Alex has a distinctive sheen when David Shankbone walks into the room. Her moist skin cools quickly from the blow of the air conditioner she stands in front of. Just having finished an hour and a half session, she is dressed in a latex one-piece skirt and matching boots. Mistress Jada, a shapely Latina dressed in red, joins the conversation and remains throughout. When Alex needs to tend to a client, Mistress Veronica, who looks like she would be as comfortable teaching kindergarten as she would “tanning a man’s hide”, takes over for her.

The interview was neither sensational nor typical, but what you read may surprise, repulse, or even awaken feelings you never knew you had. Below is David Shankbone’s interview with three Dominatrixes.


  • 1 Starting out
  • 2 What they get asked to do
  • 3 The psychology of S&M
  • 4 Psychological challenges
  • 5 Psychology II
  • 6 Comfort levels in the sessions
  • 7 Advice for those who want to be a Mistress
  • 8 Strange requests
  • 9 What they discover in themselves
  • 10 Boundaries
  • 11 BDSM Culture
  • 12 Dating for Dominatrixes
  • 13 Related interviews
  • 14 Sources
  • 15 External links

State of emergency declared in New York over H1N1 swine flu virus

State of emergency declared in New York over H1N1 swine flu virus

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

According to US health officials, New York state governor David Paterson has declared a state of emergency in the state as a result of the H1N1 swine flu outbreak.

The Associated Press news agency reports that the six-page declaration was issued because at least 75 people have died of H1N1 related illnesses in New York since April. Three have died from H1N1 related illnesses just this past week. The declaration also says that human cases of the virus are on the rise.

Paterson says he issued the declaration because “a disaster has occurred throughout New York State, for which the affected local governments are unable to respond adequately.”

The declaration will allow health officials more access to the H1N1 vaccine and the seasonal flu shot. It will also allow for an increase in the number of vaccine doses available in the state and will allow more health care facilities to administer the vaccine, including dentists and pharmacists. Schools with health centers will also be allowed to administer both vaccines.

Despite the declaration, officials stressed that there is no reason to worry. A spokeswoman for the New York State Department of Health, Claire Pospisil, said that “it [the declaration] helps us to be more prepared.”

The order came shortly after US president Barack Obama declared a national emergency last Saturday, a response to the spreading of the virus, which has now been circulated in 46 states.

P&G to acquire Gillette for US$57 billion

P&G to acquire Gillette for US$57 billion

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Friday, January 28, 2005

New York –American manufacturing giant Proctor & Gamble (P&G) plans to acquire Gillette Co. for US$57 billion in stock. The purchase plan calls for P&G to swap 0.975 shares of its stock per share of Gillete Co. P&G also announced a stock buyback program in which they would purchase up to US$22 billion of shares over the next 18 months. Including the stock buyback program, the merger is being financed by 60 percent stock and 40 percent cash.

P&G is known for brands such as Ariel and Tide washing powder, Max Factor cosmetics, Pringles potato crisps (chips) and Hugo Boss and Lacoste perfumes.

Gillette, known for brands such as Gillette razors, Oral B dental care, and Duracell batteries, has had growing problems with the growth of private labels and price cuts demanded by large supermarkets.

After the acquisition is completed, Gillette’s CEO James Kilts will be P&G’s vice-chairman. Kilts said that he expects that this acquisition will cause additional mergers to take place.

“I believe the consumer product industry needs to consolidate,” said Kilts, “we believe we can bring these companies together and create a juggernaut.”

P&G and Gillette have a combined market capitalization of about $185 billion US, which will make it the largest in the sector.

The early morning announcement states that 6,000 employees will be eliminated. Most of the layoffs will result from reducing overlapping management positions and other supporting positions within the combined company.

Antitrust regulators in the US and Europe plan to review the acquisition, to determine whether the combined company will have too much power over pricing and shelf space.

P&G plans to provide additional details about the merger Friday morning (East Coast time) in New York.

How To Make Your Dine Out Experience Extraordinary}

By | December 4, 2016

Submitted by: Edwards Collins

In order to make your dine out experience extraordinary you need to try out the splendid restaurants in Singapore. There is no other place in the world that offers such amazing varieties of food options to people from all over the world. This is one of the greatest reasons that make Singapore a highly admired tourist destination too.

Try out something new. If you want to enjoy your dining experience, you should give your usual taste preferences a rest. The country has all sorts of restaurants that serve the traditional food delicacies from the nooks and corners of the world. If you set out to explore the available food options, you are definitely in for a treat. You can enjoy the best Chinese dumplings, Indian chicken dishes, Mexican meat delicacies, French toasts, Italian pizzas, Thai seafood and also the best suckling pig in Singapore. Such diverse food options are not usually found in other parts of the world. You will find both the traditional forms of these dishes as well as the wonderful improvements made by the highly skilled chefs in the top restaurants. When you try out the different restaurants, you will definitely love the dine-out experience.

Go on a drive during the night. Explore the food options served at the hawker stalls. The nightlife in the country is truly amazing. When you return back after partying at the splendid pubs and bars in the country, it would be a great option to stop by at the wayside vendors for a truly astonishing dining experience. You can find the extremely lip smacking local cuisine at these wayside food joints along with contemporary versions of Chinese and Spanish food. You will find a large number of people lined up before the hawker stalls in the country only because of rich taste of the food served.

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Order exotic drinks with your food and enjoy the freshness of the combination. Visit a Spanish bar Singapore to enjoy some amazing combinations of drinks and food. You will be able to enjoy some real splendid combinations when you order exotic cocktails along with the Spanish delicacies. The meat delicacies go really well with the wide range of cocktails and nonalcoholic beverages available in the Spanish bars in the country. The juicy chicken dishes and the paella are good on any special day.

Visit a theme-based restaurant in the country that boasts of scrumptious cuisine. You will be able to enjoy your time with family at the restaurants that offer a fun theme. Your kids will love it and the atmosphere would be perfect to enjoy a family meal. There are also great theme-based restaurants in the country where you can enjoy a romantic date with your special friend. Dressing up in elegant costumes and entering a place that is crowded by a group of wonderful people will make the dining experience splendid. Start off with a fine bottle of wine and enjoy the delectable dishes in chic plates brought to the beautifully arranged tables. You will definitely be able to enjoy your meals better at these restaurants.

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