New York, Feb 8 (ANI): As the global economic crunch continues to bite people's pockets, the economy is enduring a serious bruising - it's 'forcing' women to become dominatrixes to pad their income.
"As a former call girl, I know plenty of people in the industry, and I recently spoke to several who have started doing kink work to supplement their incomes," Tracey Quan writes in The Daily Beast.
"Though dominatrix work is considered by many to be the hardest in the sex industry, being able to avoid actual intercourse is key to its appeal to 'everyday' women who are just looking to pick up a little extra money," Quan writes.
A dominatrix is a woman who subjects her masochistic sexual partner to bondage, ritualistic punishments, and other discipline. It does not mean that she has sexual intercourse with her partner, and in fact, very often the dominatrix does not sleep with her submissive, reports the New York Daily News.
Quan writes that clients are "middle-management types, small business owners, dentists, young lawyers, even a few single males who see themselves as casualties of the gig economy."
"Sometimes the client is married and their spouse simply won't engage in this kind of thing and if they aren't comfortable or into it, it's not their job to do so. Everybody is entitled to get theirs just the way they want it and a dominatrix makes that happen the best they can," an NYU student who spent a summer working as a dominatrix told NYULocal.com.
The student, who called herself "Mistress Ava," continued, telling NYULocal.com:
"For the client, being dominated is 100percent about sensuality but it is not about sex.
There is no sex and no nudity inside a dungeon. Sure, there are places that bend the rules and give the job a bad name but I was never once naked or even close to it, and no one ever did anything to me, period." (ANI)