I’m delighted to have been asked to be a speaker at the 2016 New York City Porn Film Festival. The Festival dates are June 4-5 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and there should be a broad assortment of fascinating pieces playing. The festival was quite controversial when it debuted last year, and although pornography itself is a very divisive subject, the festival will no doubt raise local (if not national) awareness about sex positivity and sexual expression.
I’ll be speaking about financial domination. Although not the focus of my D/s practice, it’s something I have experience in and which I’ve been interviewed for in the past for The New York Observer and other mainstream publications. I think financial domination is fascinating, and I’m excited to bring the subject of kink to a mainstream event like this.
One of the things I’ll be discussing is the crux of how and why giving money to a woman can be erotic, and why financial domination goes beyond transactionalism. There are many sides of financial domination, just as there are myriad aspects to the eroticism of most BDSM activities, and it’s one of those kinks that is so easy to write off as “extreme” without actually going deeper and understanding the dynamics of giving money and losing money.