Working as a domina oder bizarrlady

Is this career suitable for me?

Furs, Porsches, and swinging whips.
Many imagine the world of the domina to be glamorous and lucrative. Mornings at your stylist, intimidating slaves throughout the day, evenings as the life of the party, surrounded by elegant friends and champagne.

Dreams are indeed an elementary part of the job in professional S&M, but the focus is the dreams of the client. First and foremost, a domina is a service provider, and a hard working one at that!

But what exactly makes a good domina?
What's in the job description and what exactly do clients expect?
How realistic is the expectation that one will earn money in this career, and what must one do to reach this point?

The meeting is intended to provide insight into the activites in the dominant, bizarre or passive arenas. If you are thinking about changing your career in the direction, this is a great place to start. The orientation is intended to dispell prejudices and encourage dreams.

The speakers will explain the ins and outs of their highly variable workdays.
Afterwards there is a personal part which helps each participant to critically analyse whether this career choice would suit them, followed by an open Q&A.


Course contents:


What does BDSM actually mean?
Myths and prejuduces

S&M as a service:

The preliminary meeting
Common client desires
Imagination and reality
How do I construct a session?


Which techniques should a domina master?
What are fetishes?
Examples of roleplaying?
Dirty Games und Dirty Talk
Medical sessions
How much eroticism pertains to the work of a domina?

Everyday Tasks:

Realistic representation of service perspectives
What is the impact of investment?
Timesinks: Marketing, Mails, Phone,...
Insurance and taxes, how to make heads or tails of it.
Pros and cons or being a sexworker


First ideas for personalized work emphasis
Where and how can one work as a domina in Berlin?


Please bring writing supplies.

Suitable for:

Sex workers who wish to alter or expand their services
Other interested or curious parties


Velvet Steel

Classic dominance - working as a Domina since 2007, Germany wide with copious experience in various studios, as an escort as well as online. Trained advertising photographer, studied social work, worked for many years in integrative child and youth services. Experienced in both youth and adult further education.
Tel: 0152 - 232 95 646

Johanna Weber

Bizarre and tangible dominance - working since 2009 in various bordellos and studios in Germany and Switzerland. During her studies she worked as a prostitute and escort, followed by 11 years in marketing. After landing a Germany wide leadership position, she made the choice to return to sex work. After a few experiments she found her place as a domina, for physical closeness and dominance are anything but contradictory.
Tel: 0151 - 1751 9771

Emma Steel

Performance artist and domina in Berlin, Hof Franken and Toronto. She is interested in communication sex parameters, that break conventional molds, in humour in sessions and how we can become closer to our own inner monsters while simultaneously remaining professional. In her diverse workshops she finds it important to make mistakes and ask stupid questions, thereby making communal learning possible.
Tel: 0176 - 7857 1794


Course Information:

Dates: (see table at right or below)

Time: 19:00 - 21:30

Location: Studio Lux

Cost: 20 Euro or 15 Euro for members of BesD, Hydra, or sex workers right activists
On site payment available

Please register in advance.
Spontaneous participation possible, please call: 030 - 755 10 222