Posts Tagged: dominatrix

The Rumpus Interview with Melissa Febos

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Melissa Febos discusses Abandon Me, confessional writing, Billie Holiday, reenacting trauma, cataloguing narratives, and searching for identity.

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The Rumpus Interview with Derek Ridgers

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British photographer Derek Ridgers discusses his fetish for nightclub portraits and what it’s been like to shoot the London underground scene for nearly four decades.

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Thought Crimes, Sexual Fantasies, and “The Cannibal Cop”

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Years ago when I worked at a house of domination in NYC’s Chelsea district, there were a handful of clients who were memorable for breaking up the run-of-the-mill fetish (foot worship, spanking, bondage, role playing, repeat) monotony. One was a dude I never saw, but only heard about whenever one of the few Mistresses capable […]

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Sex, Drugs, Rock ‘n Roll, and Bondage

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NOFX bassist Fat Mike spoke with Noisey about his S&M lifestyle, a choice often viewed as socially unacceptable. He sees BDSM individuals as facing many of the same challenges as the LGBTQIA community, though without the support of a community: It’s so unfair because the transgender, bisexual, gay, and lesbian communities have their groups. They’re […]

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On Loving and Leaving New York: Home

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Driving down Second Avenue, we saw the usuals: skater kids and college students, queens and models and junkies. My heart hurt more and more. The landmarks of my most troubled memories now filled my heart with longing. I even missed my ghosts.

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A Dominatrix in the Country

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When writer Melissa Febos’ book came out (which some of you got to hear her read at last month’s monthly Rumpus), she found a reason to shed the long sleeves and expose her tattoos to the college classes she taught. Her book revealed her heroine-addicted, professional dominatrix past, and the year it was published was […]

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Dom-Mom Love

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We mentioned the new site Tits and Sass earlier today, and already they are posting great articles, like this conversation between Bettie, a dominatrix, and her mother, a preacher. Bettie’s mother says, “I understand that on some levels I am very prudish when it comes to relationships. So, the other sides of my personality get […]

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