Dating a dominatrix: The secret relationship behind the profession

‘My relationship emulated one of a porn star and their non-porn partner’


Imagine your significant other coming back from a night of fulfilling someone else’s darkest sexual fantasies – that was the life of 19-year-old James* after meeting his dominatrix girlfriend on Tinder.

A dominatrix is a woman who takes the dominant role in a bondage and discipline, sadism and masochism (BDSM) relationship. While this is something done for one’s pleasure, it is also a paid profession, and James dated one for four months.13816974_10209425590694434_1526342036_n

What initially made you swipe right?

Well, she was a total dime and I have a thing for blonde chicks. I don’t want to say she seemed easy, but let’s just say she was attracted to my smarts and I was attracted to her looks.

What was your first date like?

We went to coffee and then I watched her get her belly button pierced. We only made out.  I took her to a Yankee’s playoff game the next day and we fucked that night.

When did you find out she was a dominatrix?

It was either the first or second date, but I know it was definitely at the very beginning. I asked if she had a job and that was her response. I was super shocked but was also fine with it because it wasn’t like she was a prostitute. That being said, if a guy offered her two thousand dollars to have sex, which I’m sure happened, she probably took it. She’s like really hot.

How long was she dominating for?

I’m not entirely sure, but she definitely started a few months before I dated her. She moved to NYC for college and was partying at a club one night when some guy was like, “you’re really hot you should be a stripper/dominatrix.” And then she just did it.

What was the sex like?

Awesome. She knew what she was doing and as I said, was really hot. I didn’t quite know what I was doing but figured it out pretty quick. Then we just had sex a lot.

Did she ever dominate you?

Not really. The closest thing to that was when she jacked me off with shampoo, something that is not meant to be a lubricant, so it really hurt the next day, which is pretty psycho crazy. Her thoughts were like, “I want you to remember this the next day.” One time she got mad at me for calling her ‘mistress’ in bed because she wanted to separate the two [personal life and work]. I could never date someone in porn, but my relationship emulated one of a porn star and their non-porn partner.

Did you ever dominate her?

Yeah, but that was just my rough sex tendency. I tied her up, choked her, that sort of thing. We did some occasional role-play but nothing groundbreaking. She would pretend to be a prostitute, so she clearly got off on the money exchange stuff.

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What was the craziest thing she ever did with a client?

She did this thing called sounding, which involves putting medal rods in a man’s penis. I also think she may have peed on people but that’s unconfirmed. For a standard session she was making around $300 an hour, which is absurd. So we would go out to these fancy ass restaurants and she would always pay, and I’d blush because naturally they would bring me the check and she would just grab it.

Were you proud?

Of how hot she was and how much fun we were having? Hell yeah. But I was definitely not as openly proud of the dominatrix thing.

Why did you break up?

About two and a half months into the equation she tried cocaine for the first time, and from there she really started doing cocaine. It became a thing of where she liked doing coke more than she liked having sex with me. That all turned into her ultimately cheating on me a bit and that was my natural out. Around a month after we broke up her parents intervened and she went back to the West Coast. But at one point she went completely missing and the university and her dad called me in a panic. She was just doing drugs somewhere and then went to a very intensive rehab.

Did you leave with any kinky stories? 

We had sex in my school’s bathroom, but that’s not that crazy. But once she had me pick her up from work and she still had tape on her nipples so I had to take the tape off without hurting her.

Were you ever jealous?

Not really, I didn’t think about it that much because all these men had to pay to see her and here I was having awesome sex and awesome food with someone I legitimately liked, and thought I loved. I mean I still care about her. We have tentative plans to see each other again, whenever that may be. But despite her having a new boyfriend that’s in rehab, if I saw her again I’d want to sleep with her.

*name was changed for privacy