German dominatrices’ choices of working names as reflections of self-constructed social identity

  title={German dominatrices’ choices of working names as reflections of self-constructed social identity},
  author={Andrew Wilson},
  journal={Sexuality and Culture},
  • Andrew Wilson
  • Published 1 June 2005
  • Psychology
  • Sexuality and Culture
Professional dominatrices tend to practice under pseudonyms. On the assumption that generalizable patterns in their pseudonym choices may reflect the self-constructed identity and emphases of professional domination and submission, this paper undertakes a detailed linguistic analysis of the working names chosen by 141 dominatrices based in Germany. The most typical form of name chosen involves a title and a personal first name without an accompanying surname (e.g. Lady Barbara), suggesting an… 
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