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  1. #1
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    Being a dominatrix

    Dont worry, im not considering a change in career! just wondering, is it legal to work as a non-sex dominatrix in the UK? tried google but nothing really came up, maybe someone has experience of this??
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  2. #2
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    it is completely legal! i'm not sure exactly what is and isn't allowed, but it is legal, and very profitable

    Almost all dommes -unless part time dommes within a relationship- are non-sex.

    I'll see if i can find some more specifcs.

  3. #3
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    Sep 2003
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    ok did find this:

    Is BDSM against the law?

    This is a difficult question to answer. It has to be yes, and no. A police
    operation named "Operation Spanner" targetted a group of gay and bisexual
    BDSMers in the early nineties, because they mistook a home movie of their
    activities to be a snuff film. When the case came to court, the men pleaded
    not guilty to charges of causing actual bodily harm on the grounds that they
    had all consented to the activities. The prosecution could not get any of the
    men to say it had been non-consensual, and had even tried threatening the
    "subs" with aiding and abetting actual bodily harm, as they had asked for
    these things to be done to them. Nevertheless, the judge decided that consent
    was not a valid defense, and with no other availiable defense, the men were
    found guilty. A campaign group (Countdown On Spanner) quickly appeared and
    started to make a lot of noise about this, and the case went to appeal. The
    appeal failed, and it went to the Law Lords. The Law Lords upheld the original
    judgement, but did recommend that the law be changed, and noted that the
    definition of Actual Bodily Harm by then had changed so much that the
    original prosecution would not have gone through.

    The case only refers to activities, such as whipping or caning, that leave
    marks. Any mark which is "of more than a trifling or transient nature" is
    currenlty against the law. The only way to test this, however, is to have
    another court case. A case cannot go ahead without evidence (the marks
    themselves are not enough, they have to prove how they were gained) and so
    unless you have videotapes, and someone gives one to the police, you are
    probably safe... The case makes no mention to the legal status of consensual
    bondage, humiliation, roleplay, fetishism, watersports, or any other BDSM
    activities except those which mark.

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