Sinical Magazine: How long have you been a professional dominant?
Mistress Arella: I got involved in the summer of 2007 on a semi-professional level. It took about two years to master all the aspects of BDSM - technical and mental. I certainly had a lot to learn in third and fourth year as well. I am on a fully professional level now in terms of the experience and the overall presentation (website, images, etc). Special thanks go to my slaves who helped to build up my fetish wardrobe, those who bought me many interesting BDSM props I use in my sessions as well as those who sponsored my photo shoots, website, and my promotion.
Sinical Magazine: How did you become a dominant?
Mistress Arella: I enjoyed being in charge long before I started working in the BDSM industry. When I was in my teens, I was lucky enough to meet my current partner who liked and encouraged my naturally domineering attitude. He has always had a lot of trust in my abilities, my intelligence and my skills and the rest was a matter of meeting the right people who introduced me to this fascinating world. I must say that I was a quick learner.
Sinical Magazine: What are the types of services you offer?
Mistress Arella: I am predominantly interested in long term D/s relationships where the submissive is most loyal, ready to please but also has something to say. I love to indulge in interesting conversation with my servants and I adore to make them work for me in any way I find fit. However, as most pro dommes I do also offer traditional sessions in dungeons as well as in domestic settings all over Europe, most often in Prague where I am currently based and in London where I travel often but pretty much any destination can be considered as I am a keen traveler.
Sinical Magazine: What is your specialty?
Mistress Arella: Many of my fans assume that I specialize in foot fetish because I have a pair of cute, perfectly pedicured feet. It is true to a degree. I adore to have my feet and calves gently massaged because it is physically pleasant and a good way to relax. However, generally it is mainly the mental aspect of servitude, pampering and worship that turns me on.
Sinical Magazine: What can a client expect from you in his first visit?
Mistress Arella: We first agree a rough scenario by email but then there is an opportunity to go into more detail before the actual session. I always ask a few questions and double check the client´s limits, pain threshold and his expectations. I always do my best to deliver whatever we have agreed. I don´t mind using safe words though no one has ever used it in my sessions so far. I guess it is because I do not cater for extreme activities or extreme levels of pain. Besides, I, as any other good domme, know how to read my clients´s body language. After the session there is usually a friendly chat and it may happen that a genuine friendship develops between myself and a client who keeps coming back.
Sinical Magazine: What are your limits and have you ended a session abruptly?
Mistresss Arella: I don´t like toilet and heavy medical games, blood, extreme bondage or anything that may be potentially dangerous. I am always tempted to end a session whenever my play partner tries to top from the bottom as it really spoils the experience for me. Fortunately most clients understand who the boss is so this is hardly ever a real problem.
Sinical Magazine: Is S&M a form of psychotherapy?
Mistress Arella" For some clients certainly but many are not even aware of the mental aspect of BDSM games (or they are aware of it but not interested to experience it).
Sinical Magazine: What advice would you have for someone who is trying to become a professional dominatrix?
Mistress Arella: Talk to people as much as you can and not only in the dungeon. It will help you understand the human nature and consequently get into your clients´s minds. And mind you, don´t expect quick and easy money. Pro doming requires a huge investment (finance, time, energy, even sanity sometimes) especially at the beginning of the career and it can be pretty hard work too depending on the client.
Sinical Magazine: Is there a certain time of year when business slows down?
Mistress Arella: I would not say so. I used to think it was summers and the Christmas and New Year season but that is not always true.
Sinical Magazine: What is your favorite fetish outfit to wear?
Mistress Arella: My first choice would be leather as well as the softer type of fetish outfits such as satin and silk corsets, suspenders, elegant heels, luxurious lingerie, and stockings.
Sinical Magazine: Our staff's favorite alcohol is Absinthe. What do you like to drink?
Mistress Arella: I drink no spirits but I enjoy a glass of white wine whenever I dine with my servants.
Sinical Magazine: Can you tell us about your web site?
My website and especially the blog get updated on a regular basis. I schedule a photo shoot every couple of months on average so that I can please my fans with new, exciting images. It is good to check my blog every now and then for travel schedule, vacancies and other news. There is also a wish list there. Or you can follow me on Twitter if you prefer.
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