A professional dominant is a sex worker who performs the dominant role in BDSM activities in exchange for money. Most professional dominants do not have sex in exchange for money, and do not regard themselves as prostitutes.
Most professional dominants are female, as most customers of professional dominants are submissive heterosexual males who choose to be dominated by a member of the opposite sex. However, there are also male professional dominants serving gay men, and both straight and gay women can also be customers of professional dominants.
A female dominant is known as a dominatrix, and the term is often used as a synonym for a female professional dominant. A pro domme is another term used for a female professional dominant.
A professional dominant may either work by themselves (often with a maid or minder present) or in an establishment with other professional dominants. Professional dominants advertise in specialist contact magazines, as well as on the Web; there are a number of Web-based directories for professional dominants.
Services provided by professional dominants include:
- Sexual bondage
- Verbal humiliation
- Intimate examination s
- Anal penetration with strap-on dildos and butt plugs
- Roleplay (BDSM)
Typically, the services of professional dominants are booked in advance, as with other professional services.
- Interviews with Professional Dominants
- Two essays on the prodomme experience
- The Dominatrix in Print and Other Media - detailed bibliography