‘A world turned upside down’: Emotional labour and the professional dominatrix

  title={‘A world turned upside down’: Emotional labour and the professional dominatrix},
  author={Dina Pinsky and Tania G. Levey},
  pages={438 - 458}
The professional dominatrix, who has been underrepresented in the literature on sex work, complicates our understanding of the emotional labour of sex work. The professional dominatrix is paid by clients to perform the role of the dominant in scenarios involving bondage, discipline, dominance, submission, sadomasochism, and ‘fetishism.’ Unlike other sex workers, who must often feign interest and act flirtatiously in order to make clients feel desired, the dominatrix is asked, at times, to… 
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