“I am fascinated with the fantasy surrounding the behaviors involved with BDSM. I feel that the best sessions evolve from communication about the origin of one’s fantasies and how they currently manifest themselves.
When asked if I am a sadist, I respond by saying that I am a consensual sadist. I would never inflict pain or discomfort on a perfect stranger for my own amusement. Rather, I inflict pain and discomfort on those who I have gotten to know me within the context of consensual BDSM. I take great delight in hurting you once the session is under way…”
Benny Hill - Dominatrix at Door (by RoyWoodsWig)
IKEA Pig Hunt commercial - “Time to leave home?” (by adim mark)
USA. New York City. 1995. Pandora’s Box, Tickling Torture, The Versailles Room.
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“Mistress Raven heads a staff of 14 at Pandora’s Box, a 4000-square-foot, high-class Manhattan sex club that bills itself as the “Disneyland of Domination.” Interspersed with pages made of latex, rubber, colored gels, and other erotic materials, Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas’s documentary photographs of the club’s highly formalised rules and rituals, its role-playing “vacations from reality,” reveal both the customers who frequent the club and the women who command them. First commissioned to accompany the Nick Broomfield documentary Fetishes, Meiselas’s Pandora’s Box is a darkly captivating journey into a high-class sex club that specializes in sado-masochism.”