Almost Half a Decade
It's terrifying to believe that I've been working in the adult fetish industry for almost five years. I've learned so much and achieved so much, but I've also seen some very ugly things. Here's a lookback over My half decade career as a professional Dominatrix.
A silly wee 18 year old
When I started in sex work I was 18 years old - barely. I knew for a number of years before that I wanted to become a Dominatrix and work in the sex industry. As soon as I turned of legal age I signed up to a number of sites and started looking in to the kink community in Edinburgh, where I would be studying and living at the time. I was using a different name back then and didn't show My face, which provided some privacy for Me as I navigated whether or not this was a career I could be successful in. I also didn't have any tattoos to worry about covering up back then. I saw clients in hotel rooms and private residences, something I would never dream of going back to. Still, that time spent helped build Me into the professional Domina you know today!
Sick as a dog
In the second half of 2017 and early 2018, I was incredibly unwell. I suffered from a mix of problems, probably due to the fact that I was already unwell. I'd been diagnosed with anxiety that Summer and was put on medication that had incredibly awful side effects. I also had glandular fever, strep throat, and a number of boughts of tonsellitis from November 2017 until May 2018. My work definitely suffered during that time because I was unable to take dungeon bookings for a good few months. I even had some fellow sex workers pass comment about how I was always sick or had to keep rescheduling plans! But it was also sex work that got Me through those difficult times - I don't think a vanilla job would have been so flexible with My health issues.
My first $1000
One of the best things I ever did for My career was join iWantClips. In My first month there I earned more than I'd ever made from clips before. It was also the first site that I earned over $1000 on from just video clips alone. I was absolutely ecstatic! IWC continues to be My most active clip site and the place that I earn the vast majority of My income.
First year full time
In five years I've gone from student to full time Dominatrix. I've been working full time for the last year and I've loved every single minute of it. From taking dungeon sessions, to filming, to fetish webcamming, I've managed to support Myself only from sex work. Of course it's challenging and some months are rough, but I wouldn't change it for anything. I've been able to do things and decide things for My business and career that I never would have been able to do if I worked at a vanilla job.
Here's to the next five years!