Dominatrix is the feminine form of the Latin "dominator", a ruler or lord, and was originally used in a non sexual sense dating back to around 1561. The term dominatrix is sometimes used to describe a professional dominant or pro domme who is paid to engage in BDSM bondage, discipline, and sadomasochism with a submissive.
An appointment or role play is referred to as a session and is often conducted in a professional space which has been set up with specialist equipment, referred to as a dungeon. In our advanced technological world sessions may now be conducted remotely by phone, email or online chat.
While it is most common to think of the dominatrix as a woman wielding power over men, many do have female submissives. Also contrary to popular belief, the dominatrix does not always inflict physical pain on the submissive. The domination may be verbal, involving humiliating tasks and servitude.
The dominatrix profession originated as a specialisation within brothels, before evolving into its own unique craft. To differentiate women who identify as a dominatrix but do not offer paid services, non professional dominatrix are occasionally referred to as a lifestyle dominatrix or mistresses. It should be noted that the term lifestyle is used to signify BDSM is a contentious topic in the BDSM community and that many true dominatrices view it as unprofessional.
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