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The double life of a dominatrix.

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How to lead a double life in America.

There’s the girl our friends see and then again there’s the girl ‘our’ clients see. This in a nutshell describes the double life of Melissa Febos – a sultry dame who spanked and insulted corporate titans at night and who charmed college professors at her english literature programme during the day. Baffled? Let’s read on…

Febos, whose dungeon name was “Mistress Justine” (after the Marquis de Sade’s submissive heroine), began her S&M double life in 2002.

By day, she was a top-earning dominatrix; by night, an English major at the Village’s New School with a 3.9 GPA.

“I didn’t end up at the dungeon out of financial desperation,” writes Febos in her memoir “Whip Smart” (St. Martin’s Press), out March 2. “I was not a tourist but a member of that world, with reasons for being there similar to those of everyone else: an obsession with power.”

Power? Not pocket money led her to such a delectable career choice? Of course we’re inclined to believe it, after all could you imagine the glee you too would receive kicking the shit out of some corporate dog? I know we would relish it here.

Continues the article:

She tells The Post that, contrary to stereotypes, she had a “unique and loving” childhood in rural Cape Cod. The daughter of a psychotherapist and a sea captain, Febos was preternaturally mature, deciding at 15 to drop out of high school, get her GED and move to Boston, where she took night classes at Harvard and waitressed during the day.

Of course why bother with being a waitress when there’s a psycho for a dad and a good pair of red stilletos in the cupboard to practice ones true calling in life- ‘dogma-natrix.’

And what type of clients did our Melissa have and what exactly did they expect from her?

Febos’ client list “consisted of stockbrokers, lawyers, doctors, rabbis, grandpas, bus drivers, restaurateurs and retirees,” she writes. She quickly retained regulars, who scheduled “whippings the way they scheduled business luncheons. En route to the dungeon they dropped off their dry cleaning, or their wives at Macys.”

In any event, she’s now back to her other double life and if you’re prepared for an interesting afternoon, Melissa’s new book ‘”Whip Smart” might be what the doctor ordered (assuming that the doctor isn’t one of Melissa’s clients…)

nypost.com

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