This is the eighth article about the results of the BDSM and Money Survey. It details some of the answers given by the 41 pro-dom/mes who answered the survey. It’s a small group so this is really just for interest only. I might try to do a larger survey some time on this community. It’d be great to get comments from people in this line of work.
The most common response for Pro Dom/mes answering the survey was the second quintile (“More than £13,000 or $11,000 but less than £20,000 or $29,000”), which they were much more likely to fall into than the population as a whole, and a little more likely than all the people who took part in the survey.
six out of ten of the pro dom/mes responding said they were bisexual. Only one respondent said they were homosexual. The rest declared heterosexuality.
More than half said they were Tops/dominants. One in five each said they were either submissive or switch. Half said they were sadists/masochists, a third dominants/submissives and a fifth that their dynamic was Master/mistress and slave.
The top three BDSM components were, first to third, control, bondage and fetish. Pain came fourth.
AZ quarter of the sample offered pro-sub services in addition to pro-dom/me services. Four out of ten also offered other sex worker services.
A third said they were not in a relationship and a similar (slightly lower) proportion said that their BDSM relationship was their only relationship.
Three-quarters say they play in private and just less than that play in public.
Just over half have sex with people they play with.
In a list of nine areas of leisure spending BDSM came top in order of importance by this group ahead oh holidays, family events and eating out (second, third and fourth).
Nearly three-quarters had spent money on tattoos and just under two-thirds had spent money on body piercings.
Two thirds had spent money on dungeon hire and a third on other people’s pro services.
Nearly all had spent money on shoes and boots and around two-thirds had spent money on latex/rubber (the least common type of fetish wear bought).
41 people who said they were pro-dom/mes answered the survey. 27 said they were from the UK, 12 from the USA and two from elsewhere. 31 said they were female, eight male and two other. Two were excluded because their answers appeared to be falsified.
Most said they were in employment – 11 saying they worked up to 34 hours per week and 18 saying they worked 35 hours or more.
Other survey articles
- BDSM and Money – first results
- I’d rather have a pizza with my kids in Ibiza – priorities for spending
- BDSM as a spending priority – Female Tops or Dominants rate it as more important
- Tattoos and piercings – who has spent money on them
- What people said their income was
- Fetish clothing – a US/UK spending comparison
- What we spend on what we wear – part two; Doms, subs and switches