Monday, May 17, 2010

Melissa Febos

From a Q & A with Melissa Febos, author of the memoir Whip Smart:

You must have encountered some food fetishes in your time as a dominatrix. Care to share any stories?

Well, I had a lot of clients who wanted to be caught eating junk food, and then punished for it.

What do you think is at the root of food fetishes?

The same thing that is at the root of all fetishes--the object becomes a vessel for emotions, obsessions, escape. Often it's a symbol, of an experience, a trauma, an epiphany. Usually, I think people are trying to answer some implicit question. At least that's what I'm trying to do when I revisit something over and over.

What's the most common food fetish you and your co-workers saw?

Do golden shower cocktails count as a "food" fetish?

Is your newfound fame bringing you any odd or unwanted attention?

Um, yes. To say...[read on]
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--Marshal Zeringue