Intimidating femdom

The term domme is a coined pseudo-French female variation of the slang dom (short for dominant).

Sessions may also be conducted remotely by letter or telephone, or in the contemporary era of technological connectivity by email or online chat.Women who engage in female domination typically promote and title themselves under the terms "dominatrix", "mistress", "lady", "madame", "herrin" or "goddess".In a study of German dominatrices, Andrew Wilson said that the trend for dominatrices choosing names aimed at creating and maintaining an atmosphere in which class, femininity and mystery are key elements of their self-constructed identity.As fetish culture is increasingly becoming more prevalent in Western media, depictions of dominatrices in film and television have become more common.Dominatrix is the feminine form of the Latin dominator, a ruler or lord, and was originally used in a non-sexual sense. Its earliest recorded use in the prevalent modern sense, as a female dominant in S&M, dates to 1961.

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