England’s dirty secret

Turns out it is dominatrixes:

It’s been described as England’s dirty secret, and was once the gleeful preserve of the most outré outings by tabloid newspapers: the visiting of a dominatrix. But the desire to be whipped into submission has arguably moved from seedy to high street, with an Ann Summers on every corner, “dominatrix chic” fashion editorials and pop hits such as Rihanna’s “S&M” offering a bubblegum take on bondage.

Kate Peters spent a couple of years photographing real dominatrixes, during which she began to realise how very common it is: “I would end up going a mile down the street, to a house with a converted dungeon in it.”

While not tempted herself, Peters has a broadly positive view on the BDSM (bondage, discipline, submission and masochism) scene.

“At one event, I put a drink down on a table and then realised it was a cage with a man inside. But the people all seemed comfortable – so it’s like, ‘Why not?’

“I actually thought it was nicer than going to a normal nightclub.”


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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