The Act by Julia Fullerton-Batten

This blog tries to regularly feature the best erotic art and I’ve been endeavouring to specifically promote more female artists. So it was doubly amazing to discover these gorgeous images produced by a woman and someone from the vanilla world who refreshingly has presented sex workers in such an honest and unprejudiced way.

One that, for once, does not perpetuate the false narrative that always swirls around the sex industry, seeking to titillate while self-righteously damning it with its misogynistic and sexist notion that all sex workers are victims in need of saving; not capable of the self-determination or personal freedom allowed to every other worker who sells their labour.

The Act
Few workers are as judged, stigmatised and heaped with the pre-conceived notions of others as sex workers. And in order to explore and understand what might lead a woman to become a sex worker through choice, fine art photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten has produced a new book featuring women who choose to use their bodies as their livelihoods. Each sex worker is beautifully photographed in stylised performances of them in ‘the act’ with which they earn their living.

Julia explained, “I was curious as to what motivated women, some well-educated with university degrees, to forsake such normality and voluntarily enter the sex industry, thereby risking social stigma and the disapproval of their families.”

Her book features escorts, adult entertainment performers, lap and pole-dancers, a stripper, a webcam girl, sex ‘slaves’, a dominatrix, a burlesque dancer; aerial artistes and a ping-pong girl. Each sex worker is depicted on a constructed stage but one where we can see back stage or ‘behind the curtain’. This highlights the fact that these acts are highly skilled performances where the women are in control and in the starring role.

“… during my meetings with my models, both before and during the shoot, I sensed that they tend to live their entire working lives as if on a stage. They are women who are proud of their bodies and choose to use their bodies in order to make an income.”

She also expanded the scope of the project to include video interviews to try to understand the women’s reasons for entering the sex industry and enable them to tell their own stories. And despite their X-rated professions and the nude poses, Julia explains that she was careful to avoid the images turning into pornography,

“The subject matter involved is controversial. Nudity always causes tensions. The images were obviously going to be erotic,” she says. “Eroticism is a subtle, sensitive and individual thing. Each viewer has their own consideration of what is acceptable or not. I can’t influence that… There is nudity but that is the state of undress in which my models perform their act…”

Julia was also acutely aware of being in a position of power as the one wielding the camera and ultimately deciding how they women were portrayed. This process shifted her view on the industry.

“During the shoot, I was a voyeur with a camera observing the actresses performing their act for me I was observing behaviour that I had never seen before…I even began to understand to some degree the reasoning behind their career choice. They were all positive, happy and content, almost care-free at what they were doing. I respect them more now than I did before the shoot as persons, not necessarily because they are sex workers. They did change my view of things, I like to think it’s been in a positive direction. I wish them all well, without exception.”

We highly recommended The Act by Julia Fullerton-Batten. Generously sized, beautifully printed, hand-crafted, sumptuously bound in a soft material flesh-like to the touch, and embellished with a lace garter, the book is a dream for collectors of fine-art photography. A DVD containing videoed interviews and behind the scenes glimpses accompanies the book. All copies are signed and numbered by Julia Fullerton-Batten. It can be purchased here: https://www.juliafullerton-batten.com/book.php

And the dominatrix featured in the book is an English Mansion featured domme, the stunning Morrigan Hel

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The Doxy Die Cast – A Few of My Favourite Things No.12

I’m going to pick out my favourite English Mansion toys and tell you all about them in a series of blogs called ‘A Few of My Favourite Things’. So in no particular order:
No. 12 – The Doxy Die Cast & The Doxy No. 3

Doxy Die Cast in Aluminium & the new Doxy No.3

Doxy Die Cast

The Doxy Die Cast is the gold standard of vibrating wands – it’s quality gadgetry, utterly desirable and beautiful to behold. (This is no cheap plastic, easily broken import.) It’s the luxury edition of their classic Doxy wand massager, slightly heavier, cast in aluminum and comes in 4 metalic colours: black, aluminium, red & purple.

Like the Doxy, you can either switch on the vibration and then increase or decrease the power with the + & buttons; or by holding the power button down for 4 seconds switch on the escalating pulse modes again using the + & button to scroll through these settings.

For the absolute ultimate in wands they also produce a gold-plated 24 karat Doxy Die Cast that comes in a beautiful walnut case, a steal at £1k 🙂

Doxy No.3 with Prostate Massager Attachment

Doxy No.3 – Highly Recommended

Alongside the Doxy is a new addition to the family, its super cute little brother: the Doxy No.3  – a mini compact version of the Doxy Die Cast. For me this is one of the best vibrating wands available, I highly recommend it. It has the elegant aesthetic of the Die Cast but is smaller, lighter and quieter but just as powerful… and it brilliantly has a super long cable! It also has a detachable head allowing a number of different attachments to be screwed onto it including a: rabbit, masturbator sleeve, clit stimulator & prostate stimulator.

At the moment Doxy have a deal where if you buy a Doxy No.3 you receive a free head attachment – see here.

Also check out their Doxy Don, we have one, it’s like a vibrating thumb and can be used externally or internally and is excellent for tie and tease sessions.

Brand Doxy

The original Doxy was launched in 2013 and was designed, engineered and assembled at their factory in Cornwall, South West England. Doxy is the only UK based vibrator manufacturer and a company committed to producing beautiful, powerful sex toys that give an exceptional experience. They offer free shipping on all orders which come discreetly packaged, have excellent customer support and offer a year-long warranty on their products.

Visit the Doxy website here

Note: I’m not affiliated to this company and I only give my genuine opinion about all the toys featured in my Favourite Things series.

So, a game you can all play – Spot the Doxy at The English Mansion

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The Power & The Glory: Goddess Anastaxia

 
Goddess Anastaxia – Powerful Wrestler & Glorious Dominatrix

We’re so pleased to welcome Goddess Anastaxia to The English Mansion. Beautiful, well-travelled and cultured this stunning and super fit Lady is an expert wrestler and face-sitting queen known for her gorgeous legs and powerful thighs. She is also a knowledgable pro-dominatrix specialising in humiliation, foot-worship and roleplay scenes.

Enjoying a peripatetic lifestyle, she is available for sessions worldwide, so check out her schedule as she may be visiting a city near you very soon. She is currently in Hong Kong, SRA China and available for sessions; then she’ll be making her way to Zürich, Switzerland; and from there onto London, UK. See her website Here or  More Info Here

You can see Goddess Anastaxia in action right now inside The English Mansion attending our Femdom High-Protocol Gala.

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Femdom High Protocol Gala: Mid PM – 5 Dom Gangbang & Foot Worship 2

Five Domme Strapon Gangbang Mansion Style – Simultaneously hammered by 5 Mistresses, both holes, both hands and a thigh wank!

Summer High-Protocol Gala

We held a femdom gala party late last summer, seven gorgeous Mistresses including myself indulged ourselves in a day of real-life high-protocol domination with a lucky pack of favoured slaves, maids and butler. In attendance were Miss AnnalisaMistress Nikki WhiplashMistress Evilyne, Goddess AnastaxiaMistress InkaMiss Jessica Woods & moi acting as Mistress of Ceremonies.
See here for the early afternoons action

Later in the afternoon we picked out one lucky slave to be merciless pummelled by no less than 5 dommes in a hardcore strapon gangbang.

Here we are queuing up to each take our turn on this little piece of slave meat – the second, one cock slips out another goes straight in… over and over and over again.

See this is how much fun we have at The English Mansion 🙂

And after a hard strapon banging, what better way to end than with a bukkake finale, the total humiliation of all of us wanking our cocks over his face, then using his own spunk to drench him in a gooey cum facial, which he of course had to swallow 😉

Meanwhile…
in another corner of The Mansion grounds – there’s more dommes enjoying themselves… the stunning Goddess Anastaxia & Miss Jessica Woods are kindly feeding a bitch boi left in the slave pit from their feet. While some other slaves in attendance are treated to some hardcore stiletto trampling and sensual foot worship by the gorgeous Mistresses.

And you can watch all the genuine non-stop real femdom action as we used discreet cameras to document the day as it unfolded which is currently showing in our members’ area: High Protocol Gala Pt1 – Auction & Games; High Protocol Gala Pt2 – Racing & Whipping; & High Protocol Gala Pt3 – Strapon Gangbang & Foot Worship.

& more coming soon, to this blog, when we’ll let you see what happened at the end of the gala party…
See here for the early afternoons action – Blog 1
here for late afternoons action – Blog 3

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High-Protocol in Femdom

The English Mansion visits Dungeon Manor – with the gorgeous Mistress Nikki Whiplash, Mistress Ezada Sinn, Mistress Evilyne, Lady Nina & Mistress Sidonia

High-Protocol in Femdom

High-Protocol is when there is a strict and formal enactment of roles for both the Sub and Dom alongside understood conventions, rules and etiquette. It has a ceremonial or ritualised aspect to it and acts to create a miniature universe where everyone can immerse themselves in their part, creating a deeper and more exhilarating level to these status positions; especially when you are publicly demonstrating this in front of both other doms and subs.

Most dommes use an honorific, a title before their name i.e. Mistress, Goddess or Lady, these are all examples of a form of high-protocol. They act to declare and formalise the domina’s status and indicate the veneration required for subs approaching them.

High-Protocol is not for every femdom relationship or scene and is, I believe, in its most draconian form best employed for formal events. It can also be useful for specific or weighty scenes like a serious punishments. There are, however, some dommes who demand it at all times from their slaves; while for others protocol is not necessary at all, they may just want a hardcore masochist as stress relief or a willing sex slave.

If we consider the play between pure sadists and masochists which is focused on intense sensations/pain without any of the psychological aspects of femdom, what we mean is without the protocol. This is why they prefer the terms top & bottom rather than sub & dom. So ‘high’ protocol is an extreme form of role-play embracing total female supremacy and male submission. However, most femdom play is where these two spheres of play – the psychological/protocol and the physical side overlap to differing degrees.

To further help illustrate High-Protocol here are 10 common rules:

10 High-Protocol Rules
this is not an exhaustive or definite list but just some examples of femdom high-protocol

  1. Slaves may speak only when spoken to or must ask permission to speak; and will always use dominas honorifics when addressing them

  2. Slaves may not sit on any furniture

  3. A slave’s head may not be higher than any Mistress present or slaves may not stand i.e. crawling only

  4. Slaves may not turn their back on their Mistress and will give her their complete attention and focus at all times

  5. Slaves will raise their hand discreetly if they wish to speak to their Mistress

  6. Slaves must ask permission to leave their Mistress’s presence

  7. Slaves will return to a specific place or position when not ‘in use’

  8. A slaves demeanour will be submissive, compliant and duteous

  9. Slaves will obey their Mistress absolutely and without delay, hesitation or question

  10. Slaves will be naked, hooded, collared, locked in chastity and wear a symbol of ownership on their person i.e. dog tag, tattoo, brand


Slaves should be extensively instructed and conditioned in high-protocol and punished for infractions. A sub well-trained in high-protocol is a lovely appendage for Ladies to show-off in public, like a new pair of Louboutins.

Etiquette & Ownership
There is often a misconception that if you are a collared slave and attend a high-protocol event with your Mistress, it is a free-for-all and anyone can use you. This is not the case (and you would be so lucky). Slaves who are collared, that is owned by a domme, are only for that Mistress’s use, unless she herself lends the slave out to one of her fellow dominas. It is not appropriate or polite for a domina to use another Mistress’s property; however male slaves must be respectful, polite and helpful to all the woman present no matter who they are or what their status is (i.e. switches/slave girls). Slaves may be very dedicated to their personal Mistress but this does NOT entitle them to treat other dominant women with anything other that total deference. If he is unsure of an approach he should simple defer the enquiry back to his Mistress; it is her decision not his.

There are usually spare uncollared slaves or pen slaves who are there for anyone’s use, these slaves may be taken and collared for the required periods by any dominant woman.

Linguistic High-Protocol
This is a written form of high-protocol usually found online, it is where all references to a Mistress are ‘Capitalised’ and slaves use lower-case “i”s. It started in chat-rooms in the very beginnings of the internet as it was the only way to identify one’s status. A little of this in an email can be appropriate, signed off with a lowercase name for ex., for me if it’s overly persistent, it just makes it too difficult to read.

Subs can refer to themselves in the third person (illeism) for ex., “Your boy has disobeyed you” or “This slave is useless, Miss”. This can be an expression of humility or an instruction from their dom as a deliberate way to objectify or de-personalise the slave.

Slaves should know their place and be kept under strict supervision

We’ve held a number of high-protocol event here at The English Mansion and last summer, we held a Femdom High-Protocol Gala  see here or click on image below and I’ve had a lot of people asking me more about what this means and hence why I put together the article above.

Our Summer 2018 High-Protocol Gala

Femdom Ball 2019
If you have always wanted to attend a High-Protocol Femdom Event then you might want to take a look at Madame Caramel’s excellent Femdom Ball 2019 held this year on Saturday 5th October and some of the other related events.

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In Blood Red Pt3

In Blood Red
The artist Ariel B turns her photographs into individual artworks: gothic fairy tales, dances macabre, distant memories, otherness, otherworldliness, times gone by, death and decay are all preoccupations. Currently she has started on a new project producing portraits of prodoms and dominant women, she says dommes are the perfect subjects – creative, unique and exceptional individuals who deserve to be documented and memorialized through art. This series of images is loosely based around sexual deviance, repressed female violence and the divine sacred feminine. Part 3 has an emphasis Stories, Myths & Fairytales. See Part 1 here  &  See Part 2 here

Queen of Hearts featuring Lady Nina Birch. “Off with their heads!” is the alternate title for this image as it has such a sinister connotation for my femdom leaning version of Caroll’s infamous queen 😉 Plus other details, she has an Ace of Spades teardrop which when combined with a ‘Q’ is a symbol for cuckolding (Queen of Spades). There is a partially painted rose, in Alice In Wonderland having accidentally planted a white rose-bush the spade cards are so fearful of the queen’s wrath they are painting the roses red; this is such a potent reminder of the insanity and tyranny of total power – as dommes we have a responsibility to those in our charge. I also designed the back of the playing cards with Lady Nina’s initials and crossed birches.

Tortured Artist featuring Mistress T as Pierrot, the sad clown behind the smile, representing the duality of being a sex worker in recognising the performance we play renders us two-dimensional and masks our real lives and tribulations.

Not a Fairy Tale – La Belle et la Bête featuring Mistress Evilyne. I wanted to address the pervading notions that seeped into me growing up watching Disney films – that a princess (woman) needs to find a prince (man) to be happy or to swoop in and save her. Men are strong, heroic and rich there to save the day; women are domestic and nurturing valued for their looks and must wear pretty dresses to be special. Both men and women are constrained by these outdated stereotypes. As women we are intelligent, capable, beautiful in and out, complex beings who don’t need a man to save us or complete us. You can be self-sufficient, single and have a great time! The darker reality is that some men are beasts who intimidate, control and hold women back; who sexually assault and make aggressive, unwarranted advances to women. My Beauty, who does resemble Mistress Evilyne, has come up against a beast. There’s also a reference to Cinderella, a single glass slipper in the picture inferring she has lost the other earlier somewhere; because if we found a woman’s single shoe we’d be concerned. There’s also a little joke on the bin – reminding us it’s a man’s world.

Nemesis featuring Mistress Lola Ruin, the Goddess of Divine Retribution bringing the downfall, destruction & ruin to men for their crimes. The background is supposed to be reminiscent of an hourglass reminding us that there is no escape from her, time is running out.

Elle (Elle Driver from Kill Bill) featuring Mistress Nikki Whiplash. As a cruel and skilled assassin she makes the perfect femdom ‘fantasy’ Executrix.

Spinning in his Grin featuring Miss Marilyn as the Devil. Horns or the horned beast have always been a symbol of unfettered sexuality.

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