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The Life Of A Professional Dominatrix

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us are familiar with 50 Shades of Grey, where the powerful billionaire Christian Grey indoctrinates the young, subservient Anastasia Steele. ...

How To Recreate 50 Shades Of Grey With Duct Tape And A Spatula

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Since EL James' 50 Shades of Grey topped the book charts in 2011, open discussion about sex and alternative bedroom pastimes has lost some of the soci...

The Top Five Perils of Working in the Sex Industry

Jacky Donovan | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jacky Donovan

Contrary to society's beliefs, as a dominatrix I have never been in any physical or mental danger. Only at the mercy of everyday life, people's prejudices and annoying habits...

Fifty Shades of Liberation?

Sonia Hendy-Isaac | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sonia Hendy-Isaac

The eruption of 'mommy porn' typified in E.L James' 50 Shades series has been argued by some as a marker for female sexual empowerment. I will agree that it has enlightened a change in coffee table conversation, in a similar way to the emergence of Ann Summers' parties; but here's the rub - the series isn't actually representative of BDSM or female empowerment - it's simply about male possession.

The Importance of Trust Between Supplier and Client - Whether You're a Dominatrix or a Plumber

Jacky Donovan | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jacky Donovan

Repeat business is great for me, probably not so much for a plumber; that might just mean they hadn't got it right the first time round. Yet seeing clients more than once ensures I know just where to take them, how far they can go and helps me to push them even further if they wish. I don't get it right every single time though...

Ten Things You Need To Know Before You Blindfold Your Partner

Suzi Godson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

EL James particular brand of BDSM lite succeeded in demystifying and publicising the potential joys of restraint and submission. Beginners bondage is more satin and Swarovski than gimp hoods and chains, but it certainly makes sex more sensual. You don't need fancy props or products. Just a simple blindfold will do the trick...

In Defence of Vanilla Sex

Emily Buchanan | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Buchanan

But I want to reclaim vanilla sex, if I may. To remind and reassure you that it's a lovely way to spend the afternoon and truly nothing to be ashamed of. Enjoying it doesn't make you any less of a woman or indeed, a man, and you don't have to the Kama Sutra to be a memorable lover...

We Need Education on Porn, Not Censorship

Genevieve Shanahan | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Genevieve Shanahan

Motions to "protect" the innocence of children are alway easy vote-winners. It doesn't matter whether it's effective, ethical or logical, as long as it hits the right buzzwords and appears to be tough on the boogie-men in our closets.

Why There’s Nothing Naughty About 50 Shades Of Grey

Nichi Hodgson | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Nichi Hodgson

I had always defended the BDSM and kink communities against charges of unsound, destructive desire. Indeed, I'd already worked as a professional dominatrix - and one with stringent ethics.

Six Reasons Fifty Shades of Grey Isn’t True To Life

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 02.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

While the most successful paperback of all time is spanking the competition, with book lovers choosing porn over Potter, not everyone is happy by the ...