BUSINESS
03/09/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Becoming A Dominatrix To Supplement Income

As the economy takes a spanking, many women are turning to freelance fetish work to supplement their incomes.

"I've seen it before," says Linda, "during the tech bust in 2002. Women who thought they would always make a decent living in the tech sector lost their jobs." They came looking to Linda's industry for freelance work, and now it's happening again: professional women whose cubicle-bound careers have been downsized are entering Linda's corner of the "gig economy"--a corner that involves whips, ropes, and occasionally, nipple clamps.

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