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The Professional Dominatrix


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The dominatrix has become a common pop cultural trope and fashion theme, but mainstream depictions are often misleading. Cristen and Caroline discuss the cultural history of the dominatrix and what a professional dominatrix's job description entails.

Episode Sources:

"The History & Arts of the Dominatrix: An Interview with Anne O Nomis" http://slutist.com/the-history-arts-of-the-dominatrix-an-interview-with-anne-o-nomis/

"Book Review: Dominatrix: Gender, Eroticism, and Control in the Dungeon" http://thesocietypages.org/sociologylens/2013/12/16/book-review-dominatrix-gender-eroticism-and-control-in-the-dungeon/

"Thinking Kink: The Female Dominant in Pop Culture" http://bitchmagazine.org/post/thinking-kink-female-dominant-pop-culture-sub-dom-feminist-magazine-sexuality

"Dress Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me: A Look at the Role of the Dominatrix in Fashion from the 1950s to Today" http://fashionista.com/2011/08/dress-me-kiss-me-kill-me-a-look-at-the-role-of-the-dominatrix-in-fashion-from-the-1950s-to-today

"Sex Escape: Why Do Men Go to Dominatrixes?" http://www.alternet.org/story/155087/sex_escape%3A_why_do_men_go_to_dominatrixes

"Rise of the Dominatrix: How to Make $300 an Hour Doing Sex Work ... Without Having Sex" http://www.alternet.org/story/153532/rise_of_the_dominatrix%3A_how_to_make_$300_an_hour_doing_sex_work_..._without_having_sex

"How to Make It as a Dominatrix" http://www.vice.com/read/how-to-make-it-as-a-dominatrix

"The Thrilling, Messy Lives of New York's Freelance Dominatrices" http://www.theatlantic.com/sexes/archive/2013/04/the-thrilling-messy-lives-of-new-yorks-freelance-dominatrices/274582/

"Buy It for Me: My Life As a Financial Dominatrix" http://nymag.com/thecut/2012/10/my-life-as-a-financial-dominatrix.html

"The Thin End of the Whip" http://www.vanityfair.com/unchanged/2014/02/catherine-robbe-grillet-french-dominatrix

Academic Insights:

"Dominatrix: Gender, Eroticism, and Control in the Dungeon." Danielle J. Lindemann. 2012. https://books.google.com/books?id=g7mTee1YiKcC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false

"Will the Real Dominatrix Please Stand Up: Artistic Purity and Professionalism in the S&M Dungeon." Danielle Lindemann. Sociological Forum. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1573-7861.2010.01197.x/abstract

Topics in this Podcast: history, pop culture, psychology, fashion, sexuality, gender


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