• Fri, Nov 5 2010

5 Perks of Being a Dominatrix

Over at BUST.com, writer Emilie Branch interviews a friend who also happens to be a dominatrix. The interviewee — who isn’t identified by her real name — works at a dungeon in New York, where she’s been since she developed an interest in burlesque, which led to fetish, which led to porn, which led to domme-ing.

Having known a domme or two but never having heard the details of their work (except the occasional “and then I peed on him” story, but we’ve all been there, so it’s like, tell me something I don’t know), I was intrigued to see that the job has some unexpected perks. Here are a few, based on what I learned from the BUST interview:

  1. Getting all your anger out without the high cost of therapy! “[Sometimes], I walk in wearing head to toe latex and spend the next hour yelling and hitting and punching and kicking and spitting…” Sounds a lot better than punching a pillow, if you ask me.
  2. Flexible schedule. You can line up appointments however you want if you work in the right dungeon.
  3. FREE CANDY. The BUST interviewee has this to say: “It’s cool to just be some ratty little girl who can force a grown man to drive in from Jersey to buy me a candy bar and bring it to my building at 2am for no reason.” YES.
  4. Practice with insults, reducing the “that’s what I should have said” factor in day-to-day interactions. “I also have a quicker wit and am a better arguer from that whole coming-up-with-insults-for-an-hour-at-a-time thing.”
  5. Cash money. I think this one speaks for itself.
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