Hurt So Good: Charlotte's Professional Dominatrix
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A session with Mistress LunaSea starts with a dog collar and a question: "You consent to be mine for the next hour or two hours, is that correct?" Rules are set: "We have our hard limits and our soft limits." And the games begin. "I love my whips. They're my favorite toys because they do the most damage," says Mistress LunaSea.
Whips, paddles, knives, electricity; Sea says people of all walks of life with all types of interests walk into her dungeon. FOX News @ Ten anchor Morgan Fogarty asked, "Has it ever surprised you, the people who contact you, are there ever local leaders, local celebrities?" Sea replied in the affirmative, "Mmmhmm. Mmmhmm. Millionaires."
It's all completely confidential. And totally custom. Sea, once featured in Maxim magazine, considers herself a "heavy player." That can mean cutting people and even urination. Clients most commonly ask her to inflict pain. Fogarty asked, "Has anybody ever come to you and asked you to do something that you have said no? " Sea replied, "Oh yes, many times."
Sea says she always rejects requests for sex acts. Besides being illegal, she says that's not what dominance is about. "There is erotic power exchange but there is no sex involved," she says.
The mega popular "50 Shades of Grey" book series has increased her popularity. "Women have really been wanting to talk to me," she says. But the books don't impress her, calling them "very mild, light, beginner stuff." Whether the "Grey" books are driving it or not, Sea says the fetish culture is growing in Charlotte. "I will tell you that most people I see are Christian."
Sea, formerly married to a pastor and mom to two adult children, is working toward a degree in psychology and says, "I'm a certified life coach." After ten years in the pro dom biz, she is considering retirement. But after having spent thousands of dollars on toys, equipment and education, escaping the hold of this increasingly popular fetish may prove easier said than done. She says, "Unless you were in the lifestyle, you probably wouldn't understand."
Professional dominatrices with LunaSea's level of experience and education can charge up to $350 an hour. Clients contact her through her website.