Not too long ago, I was interviewed for a local newspaper article. You can see the article here:
It was published today and while they have captured most of the information that I was trying to portray, they did get a few things wrong. This blog post is just to correct those few little things so that there is no misunderstandings.
LIZ MACKLEY meets lifestyle dominatrix Aemilia Hawk…
I am not a Dominatrix. I do not charge people for BDSM orientated “sessioning”. But I am a lifestyle practitioner of BDSM.
The 36-year-old, who also runs her own online business selling chainmail jewellery and leather floggers, is one of the leading teachers in Kimbach – a particular type of Japanese rope bondage.
My business is more than just online. But more importantly, it is pronounced “Kinbaku”, and while I have been taught by and have had experiences with many leading teachers, I have not proclaimed to be a teacher of it myself.
I practice it, I do not teach it.
In fact, there are two phrases well known throughout the scene – ‘RISK’ – risk aware consensual kink, and SSC – safe, sane and consensual.
It is R.A.C.K.
“When you use a bull whip you never actually touch the person, you just crack it near them. It takes a lot of skill.
You generally do not “crack it” directly on the person, but wrapping it around them after cracking it at the side of them is often done.
She also holds regular workshops to show customers how to use the equipment she makes safely, as well as how to do Japanese rope bondage.
Mostly workshops on flogging, whips and dragon tails. Anything I build. But not rope!
I do NOT teach rope! I just have a major interest in it and practice it regularly!
I hope this clears up any misconceptions. Part of the reason why so many people have the wrong idea about BDSM is purely because of inaccuracies and misinformation.