Interview: Alexandra Snow (2017)

Model: Alexandra Snow
Photo by Laura Dark

 

This interview was featured in the March/April issue of Sinical. Print and digital copies can be purchased here.

 

Sinical Magazine: When did you first realize you were dominant?

Alexandra Snow: I’m not certain that I had a really good reference point for what dominant meant. I do know that I began to identify as a dominant female at 16, when I had my first female submissive who brought me a book called “Screw the Roses, Send Me The Thorns.” I didn’t really agree with most of the kink operations inside the book. It all seemed like needless nonsense. Why can’t I just spank you when you’re bad? I guess that was the first time I had verbage for it. I was putting little boys in dog crates when I was in elementary school. I had my first kiss by shoving some girl in the tack room when I was riding horses. That was certainly very consensual, she didn’t seem to mind, but I supposed that was a very dominant thing to do too.

Sinical Magazine: How did this lead to becoming a professional dominant?

Alexandra Snow: I had a very succesful white collar job. I was the marketing director for an accounting firm in Baltimore. I was a lifestyler, and I played a lot in the scene. I didn’t have a very high opinion of most professional dommes. Mostly because the women that I met seemed to not have chosen it as a vocation, but really chosen it as a not very good solution for their economic problems, so they were former escorts or phone sex workers and felt like professional domination was an easy out. I was later introduced to some professional dommes that were amazing and I definitely had to change my perception of it. It was not until I left the firm that I was working for and I was no longer bound to the morality clause in my contract that allowed me to be able to put my face and pictures online and begin to play with people, and found that it was an utterly fascinating and wonderful thing to do. The real turning point for me as a professional was when a gentlemen bought me a $500 pair of boots. I was only playing for fun and I wasn’t playing professionally. I remember looking at these boots and thinking that I can’t eat these. I don’t know why I have these. I would never buy $500 boots for myself. The boots had a receipt and I took them back and got the cash for it. I kind of sat there thinking to myself that I was missing a very vaulable thing here. I think I can turn this into a very profitable and satisfying vocation. I was meeting all these interesting people and I was getting to have all these iteresting experiences. It was a very conscious decision after that to research the industry and I took all my business acumen and all my background in psychology and decided that I would do things very differently than everyone else did.

 

 

Sinical Magazine: What stands out as some of your favorite things to do during a session?

Alexandra Snow: My favorite thing to do is to get inside someone’s head, and since everyone’s head is a very different playground, it’s a very interesting to navigate the twists and turns. There are certainly activites that I can do regardless. I’m a huge rope bondage fan, I love foot worship, and I have a huge nylons fetish. I can enjoy those things without the dynamic of the play. It’s way better if that person is really into those things than I’m satisfying two needs at once.

Sinical Magazine: What does the term subspace mean to you?

Alexandra Snow: Someone who does a lot of hypnosis can tell you that subspace is an altered mental state where the brain is flooded with enough chemicals and adrenaline and they are experiencing an essentially a mild altered state. It can be very good for the person to bond, it could be very good for them to experience catharsis, it could be very good for them to experience a wide range of sensations, but it also comes with a bit of responsibility from the dominant to be able to care for that person in essentially a fragile state.

 

 

Sinical Magazine: Backpage.com recently shut down their adult section. How do you think this will affect people’s ability to advertise?

Alexandra Snow: For the sex industry in general, the options for advertising have dried up like an African drought. I find this to be really dangerous, because the less safe options that sex workers have, the more they have to go to places that aren’t well managed and that can be very dangerious. It becomes very difficult to screen clients when you’re having to go through back channels. It also means that people will resort to basic code and they’ll resort to things that don’t allow for good honest client communication.

Sinical Magazine: What are some of your favorite platforms to promote your photos and video work on?

Alexandra Snow: GoddessSnow.com is my own membership site. It obviously has the lion’s share of my content. www.clips4sale.com, www.iWantClips.com, and www.kinkbomb.com are very good. www.iWantClips.com recently treated myself and many other dommes like royalty at the Adult Video News Awards in Las Vegas. I was really impressed with them. It’s a really killer group of people. When I say they treated us like royalty, I mean they took us out to dinner, they took us out to shows, and they gave us wonderful places inside the show for booth signings. That is definitely my go to now for platforms, because I have a really great relationship with them now.

 

 

Sinical Magazine: When did you first start doing fetish video work?

Alexandra Snow: The first femdom videos I ever did was for clubdom.com and I want to say that was done in 2004 or 2005.

Sinical Magazine: How much preparation goes into the videos that you create?

Alexandra Snow: It takes approximately 2 hours of prep for each 15 minute video, between make-up, setting up all the lighting, doing all the costuming, doing all the scripting, etc. Sometimes I can get that down to 1 hour and a half, but about 2 hours is about average.

 

 

Sinical Magazine: What type of content seems to be the most popular for you?

Alexandra Snow: My femdom hypnosis is incredibly popular, but I would say that all my content is popular because I only produce popular content. Masturbation instruction and orgasm control is very popular. I do a lot of slave training. This is more like role-playing slave training. The person can obviously turn off the video at any time, so there is not a real world dynamic there, but as far as role-play it’s pretty effective.

Sinical Magazine: How did you become interested in using hypnosis for your video work?

Alexandra Snow: I have a background in psychology and hypnosis came along with that. I did some hypnosis work in my in person sessions. Although, I found it to be interesting, I didn’t find it to be particularly useful, because I’m very good at many NLP techniques, which are every similar to hypnosis. So to get someone into a slightly more disadvatage state is very easy to do in person, but you can’t really do that in videos, because the feedback loop isn’t there. I think I did a custom hypnosis video that was so well received that I was just inundated with requests for it, and I said I will keep trying that.

 

 

Sinical Magazine: Can you tell us what type of content is on your website?

Alexandra Snow: All the content on my website is female domination oriented. There are 6 updates a week. 5 of those updates are either solo or occasionally with another domme, and 1 update a week is always with either a male or female submissive. I usually do 2 photo sets a month on average. It all ranges from very tame types of sensual femdom to obviously more hardcore with male and female submissives.

Sinical Magazine: My last question is about your documentary project that you are working on. Can you elaborate on this?

Alexandra Snow: I was contacted by a female filmmaker out of Canada. She really wanted to portray the female domination industry without sensation, and wanted to do it very authentically and with a very positive light. I’m kind of gathering this group and collective of female business owners who are strong and powerful and very feminist from her perspective. We continued conversations and negotiations, and one of the big things that I did was I told them I would happily participate in this project, but you need to give me veto power over any scene to make sure it’s not taken out of context. The project focuses on the online world of female domination where it intersects with the in person sessions world and uses me as the guide to essentially introduce all these amazing people, but also focuses a lot on my life and what I’ve built with my dungeon in Columbus, Ohio, and all the videos that I’ve done, and all the unique creations I’ve made in the industry that weren’t previously there. The biggest part of this documentary was being able to show women and men that they didn’t have to be afraid of their proclivities and sexual desires and that they’re other people like them out there. We’re not the kind of weirdoes that everyone thinks we are. |

www.alexandrasnow.com 

 

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