Many years ago, when I was a poor and broke struggling actress, I took a job at a house of S & M. For any of you who may not know, “S & M” stands for Sadomasochism. That means – the technical definition –is “the receiving of pleasure—often sexual—from acts involving the infliction or reception of pain or humiliation.” I was not really into those types of sexual activities, at least at the time I was not, I was just a young and idealistic woman looking to survive in one of the biggest, meanest and toughest cities in the world. I just saw an ad in the “LA Weekly” – freebie newspaper in Los Angeles – that this place called “Laura’s Lair” was hiring, and that there would be no actual sex involved. So, I thought I would check that situation out. I went to visit this ordinary looking house in Topanga Canyon.
When I knocked on the door, a very beautiful young girl opened the door. She was wearing a gorgeous red gown with matching red high heels. She explained to me that she was a “switch” and that is why she was wearing red. A “Switch” is just that – they switch back and forth from dominatrix (Dom) to submissive (Sub). Being the newbie that I was, I was immediately assigned to work in the submissive position – which was fine with me. I wore white, didn’t say much, and got spanked – a lot. Even though I didn’t work there long, I gained a world on experience and was inspired to write my anthology of short stories that take place in a Los Angeles S & M house. The women were beautiful, mostly struggling actresses like myself, and the clients were not looking for sex, surprisingly. They just wanted something unusual, which a house of bondage can certainly provide. So, my short story anthology “The S & M Club” was inspired by my very brief stint as a submissive in one of those wild and insane places. I have no regrets, I just learned plenty and was inspired to write about it, much like life in general. Now, bend over and let me spank your bottom with a cat-o-nine-tails!