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The best dominatrix professionals in LA

If you've suddenly found yourself in the market for a dominatrix, these pro-dommes are the best LA has to offer

Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

A professional dominatrix is skilled at applying the right kind of pain that can make her masochistic, submissive client cry out in pleasure. There’s a common misconception that BDSM is always about pain, but it’s really about the sensations. You might be surprised to learn that a profession technically classified as “sex work” does not involve any actual sex. Sure, you can go online and find someone who will gladly take your money, slap you around a bit and then have sex with you—but that’s not a service provided by a dominatrix. A truly professional and experienced dominatrix is more like a guide through the less accessible sexual pleasure that some men—and women—find in the acts of submission or masochism, both in and out of a dungeon. This is why most sessions with a pro-domme (professional dominatrix) are carefully thought out and planned beforehand by the mistress to make sure they are uniquely tailored to, and enjoyed by, each particular sub.

Your own level of experience is important when choosing the right pro-domme, which is why we’ve put together a list of LA’s best dominatrixes featuring mistresses with a full spectrum of experience and expertise. If you’re a total BDSM newbie, you’ll want to make sure your dominatrix is willing to take you on as a client; many pro-dommes are picky about who they will let serve them. You also may want to brush up on your BDSM lingo. Just like you would research a new doctor before letting her test your tonsils, you should check your dominatrix’s website for a list of services to make sure she’s the right one to tease your testes.

LA's top dominatrix professionals

An Li

An Li

Age: 25, pro-domme for: 3 years

What is your specialty as a dominatrix?
I love inflicting pain, both physical and mental, and am a sadist through and through. My favorite sorts of play are corporal punishment, medical play, CBT and ballbusting, nipple torture and heavy degradation scenes. I enjoy this sort of play because it draws these insane reactions out of the subs that make the session so memorable.

Who are your most unusual clients?
The strangest ones are the ones who ask for the most unexpected things. What's weird to me is not necessarily weird to the vanilla bystander, but my strangest session by far ended up with me writing two comparative essays for the sub.

What is your personal fetish?
Medical play. I love it when things are cold, shiny, sharp and sterile.

Do you find sexual pleasure in the role of dominatrix?
I get a mental turn-on from it. The mental high of dominating someone and making them submit to me is unlike anything else, and I get so much gratification out of feeling them melt like putty in my hands when I push them past what they thought they were capable of.

Any etiquette tips for new clients?
Among others: Arrive clean. CLEAN. Immaculately clean. Clean like you are going to the doctor’s office and the doctor is going to make you bend in every revealing possible angle.

Book a session with An Li on her website: www.dominatrixanli.com

Mistress Cyan

Mistress Cyan

Age: 61, pro-domme for: 20+ years

Who are your typical clients?
They range from the “newbie” who has an interest that's been sparked in him and is curious and seeking a safe person and place to explore all the way to those who've been playing in the arts of BDSM for 20 or 30 years and only want to play with someone who has the experience and knowhow to take them to that special place only an experienced dominatrix can.

Do you have a favorite device/toy/machine/etc.?
My favorite implements are my floggers and my singletail whips. I have the ability to play very light and sensual or heavy and sadistic if the person I am playing with wishes. Most people do not understand impact play, they think it’s about the pain, but that’s not always the case. Lambskin floggers are soft and sensual, and a person getting flogged experiences a sensation similar to a massage.

What is the most memorable or outrageous request you've received from a client?
Someone came to me and wanted to do an interrogation scene in which they would be tortured to get the information out of them. His fantasy was to refuse and be blindfolded and shot! He was surprised when I agreed. We did the interrogation scene and I finally told him he would be executed if he did not tell me what I wanted to know. He wouldn’t, so I put him up on a St. Andrews Cross and shot him with a paintball gun. The red ink splattered on his chest and he loved it. He later shared that he had asked many others, and all refused. Sometimes you have to be inventive and have an open mind to fulfill someone’s fantasy.

Book a session with Mistress Cyan on her website: www.mistresscyan.com

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Cybill Troy

Cybill Troy

Age: 30, pro-domme for: 9 years

Do you have a favorite device/toy/machine/etc.?
I’m a bit of an equipment-junkie; my closets are overflowing with devices and implements of all kinds, but if I had to pick one, it would be my ErosTek 232 [a devious electrostimulation device]; it is by far the most versatile piece of equipment I own.

Do you find sexual pleasure in the role of dominatrix?
Yes, but not in the typical sense. It's more of a brain-orgasm.

What is your personal fetish?
I’ve always identified as a dominant woman, long before I was sexually aware, it was just who I was. I believe this was partially due to being raised in a very matriarchal family. When I played house with my classmates I would always make the boy play as the dog instead of the father.

What is a turn-off for you?
Hubris, bad fashion, onions.

Any etiquette tips for new clients?
Always approach a mistress respectfully yet honestly and you’ll be fine. Trust she knows what’s best.

Book a session with Cybill Troy on her website: www.cybilltroy.com

Mistress Damiana Chi

Mistress Damiana Chi

Age: 38, pro-domme for: 16 years

How did you get into the industry?
I first became interested in BDSM during my master's program in psychology when I chose to write a paper on sadomasochism. I wrote more papers on SM during my master's and PhD programs, then ultimately wrote my doctoral dissertation on erotically submissive men. During this time, I took workshops and classes on different BDSM topics, preparing myself to work as a professional dominatrix.

What is your specialty as a dominatrix?
I love all of the fetishes and activities, so I wouldn’t say that I enjoy whipping more than CBT (cock and ball torture) or anything like that. I love it all. But I would say that what I do best is playing into the psychological aspect of BDSM. BDSM is 80-90% psychology. Anyone who is into sexual power dynamics, fetishes or fantasies is into the mental aspect more than anything else. They need someone to really get what their particular angle is. I take time to really get to know and understand their particular fantasies and fetishes, and I manifest that for them.

What is a turn-off for you?
I would have to say that I don’t have much patience for newbies who do not understand the protocol of how to communicate respectfully and professionally with a dominatrix.

Book a session with Mistress Damiana Chi on her website: www.damianachi.com

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Mistress Georgia Payne

Mistress Georgia Payne

Age: Early 40s, pro-domme for: 20 years

What is your specialty as a dominatrix?
I’m very well known for my love of corporal discipline. The cane is my absolute favorite implement and I won’t even pick it up if my slave cannot take my minimum requirement of 50 strokes. My slaves know that when we play, they are getting the real deal. I understand the true essence of power exchange.

Do you find sexual pleasure in the role of dominatrix?
Play in the [BDSM] scene provides a mental arousal rather the traditional sense of sexual pleasure. For instance, recently I had a session where I broke my slave. My slave was pushed to his mental and physical edge—he went as far as he could go with me. Cathartically, my slave let himself go, expressed his true vulnerability and wept. I am a sadist above all in the scene; I get a high from breaking someone mentally and physically. The combination of the two is the ultimate turn on for me. These experiences are rare achievements in the years that I have played. I cherish those sessions, and they are amongst the most stimulating for me.

Do you have any advice for newbies to BDSM?
Over the years, my slaves would complain that they couldn’t figure out how to introduce their girlfriends or wives to female dominance. I co-wrote a book titled How to be a Dominant Diva which focuses on giving couples the inspiration and tools to explore eroticism, role-play and power exchange in a way that is exciting but never intimidating!

Book a session with Mistress Georgia Payne on her website: www.mistressgeorgiapayne.com

Mistress Iris

Mistress Iris

Age: 27, pro-domme for: 2 years

What is your specialty as a dominatrix?
My specialty is in tease and desperation play. There are many ways to put someone in “sub space”—a state of mind in which your inhibitions and ego go completely out the window and you are overcome by an utterly submissive feeling. One way to reach this state is via sexual desperation. By building up arousal over time without sexual gratification, eventually you reach a point where your sexual desires become too overwhelming to handle—it is a place where you are willing to do anything for gratification, and at that moment, my power over you is absolute.

What is your favorite safe word?
While the type of play I typically engage in doesn't involve physical danger, if I were to accidentally transgress, I do absolutely honor limits. I take some time at the start to go over a client’s limits, then monitor them closely throughout the scene.

Are you friends with any of your clients?
Absolutely. Ideally, I would be friends with all my clients. I am there to open them up to the most sensitive and vulnerable part of themselves—there's a lot of trust and emotional closeness that is built. Some people want more than I can give—whether it's time, attention or specific acts—and in these instances I need to strongly enforce my boundaries, which makes it more difficult to have a friendship.

What’s the best or most extravagant gift you’ve received from a sub?
I'm going to keep that between me and him. And besides, in many ways, a private jet is more of a burden than a gift.

Book a session with Mistress Iris on her website: www.dominatrixiris.com

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Isabella Sinclaire

Isabella Sinclaire

Age: 44, pro-domme for: 23 years

What is your specialty as a dominatrix?
Intuition, imagination and understanding the psychology of the dynamic. Use of the tools, equipment and bondage is the easy stuff and I’m great at all of that. I love nice equipment so my dungeon is fully equipped with the best of everything for most BDSM play.

Who are your typical clients?
Nothing is typical in this industry. I have the extremely wealthy to the average Joe, and I enjoy them both. When a client is in my dungeon, it really doesn’t matter to me what they do or who they are in the real world. All of that is left at the door and they get to become something they yearn for and crave, whether it’s to be a masochist, submissive, slave, prisoner, patient, etc. But the common thread is the need to be able to escape the normal day to day. Some people go to spas, amusement parks or the movies, others go to dungeons.

What’s the best or most extravagant gift you’ve received from a sub?
One of my most loyal and thoughtful submissives just bought me a new car. He offered me any car I wanted and I chose one that fits my personal life instead of one that you would imagine a famous dominatrix driving. It’s a minivan. It breaks all stereotypes and is perfect.

Book a session with Isabella Sinclaire on her website: www.isabellasinclaire.com

Mistress Justine Cross

Mistress Justine Cross

Age: Forever 30, pro-domme for: 8 years

What is your specialty as a dominatrix?
I’m truly a range player; I do very light, fun sessions like tickling, but I also enjoy very heavy play like caning or electroplay.

Who are your typical clients?
Middle-aged white men, although I have been seeing younger clients and more couples in recent years.

What is the most memorable or outrageous request you've received from a client?
I had a client who wanted to use this custom dildo that was modeled after a horse penis, which also was able to squirt a lube that looked like cum. I’ve also had a client who wanted me to ignore him.

Any etiquette tips for new clients?
Always be clean, on time and respectful. Every mistress is different, so if she doesn’t already list her session protocol on her website, you can ask. Try not to be time waster. Put down a deposit.

Book a session with Mistress Justine Cross on her website: www.losangelesdominatrix.com

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Lady Lila Stern

Lady Lila Stern

Age: 31, pro-domme for: 4 years

How did you get into the industry?
I've been into kink since my early youth, it’s always been something I enjoyed. I found myself at a crossroads in my life and thought perhaps I should try something new, and it changed my life.

What is your specialty as a dominatrix?
My favorite things to do are feminazation, foot worship and ball busting. Also I am an actual sadist and I also enjoy very heavy pain play.

What is your favorite safe word?
Poodle.

What's the best or most extravagant gift you’ve received from a sub?
My first ever gift as a pro-domme from my first ever slave was a beautiful pair of Christian Louboutins... they are now tattooed on me. You give the best, you get the best out of people.

Book a session with Lady Lila Stern on her website: www.ladylilasbonecastle.com

Mistress Lucy Kahn

Mistress Lucy Kahn

Age: 31, pro-domme for: 5 years

How did you get into the industry?
I started pro-domming while I was still a grad student here in LA. Much of my work in the field of art had to do with power dynamics, objectification, voyeurism and exhibitionism, so although I was always been interested in BDSM as a type of eroticized power exchange, I had a hard time giving myself permission to explore it in my personal life.

Who are your typical clients?
I get asked this question quite often and I think it’s because people want to believe that someone who would visit a dominatrix is “other,” or different than themselves. The truth of the matter is that my clients are men, women, couples, crossdressers, tall, short, fat, skinny, professionals, students, caucasian, black, Asian, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, old, young, talkative, shy, rich and working class. I probably have a client that look just like you.

What is your specialty as a dominatrix?
As a former collegiate athlete, I expect a certain level of effort out of my submissives, so I thoroughly enjoy any scenario that pushes the limits of whoever I happen to be playing with. But if we’re talking brass tacks, one dynamic I really enjoy is objectifying men. Just thinking about turning the “male gaze” back on itself—revealing male desire as a desperate need for female attention—makes me giggle.

Book a session with Mistress Lucy Kahn on her website: www.mistresslucy.org 

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Madam De Sade Fatale

Madam De Sade Fatale

Age: 36, pro-domme for: 9 years

How did you get into the industry?
As a mentee to a very popular and experienced professional named Mistress Cyan. I started as a video dominatrix in rubber and latex fetish.

What is your specialty as a dominatrix?
Latex and leather fetish as well as sub/slave training. I am also really popular in sissification and medical fetish.

Do you have a favorite device/toy/machine/etc.?
I am a great fan of ironware bondage devices, stocks, restraints and mummification. Single tails and floggers are some of my favorites as well.

What is your favorite safe word?
Depends on the play—sometimes the bottom is sensory-deprived by choice, so words may not be available and signs and body movement are key. But when words are in play, I usually pick a special word or phrase per player to keep things fresh and personal.

Book a session with Madam De Sade Fatale on her website: www.minadesadefatale.tumblr.com

Mistress Natalie West

Mistress Natalie West

Age: 30, pro-domme for: 5 years

What is your specialty as a dominatrix?
I have a creative, perverted imagination, so setting up intricate role play scenarios is a specialty of mine. As a lesbian dominatrix, I also specialize in cross-dressing and feminization because I love transforming male clients into the superior gender. Lesbian cuckolding with Justine Cross is also definitely a one-of-a-kind experience.

What is your favorite safe word?
I like “cacao!” personally (it’s a Portlandia joke!), but I typically use “mercy” in sessions.

Who are your typical clients?
There is no typical client. I see couples, women, CEOs, Uber drivers, married guys, virgins. There’s the client who saves up for six months to have a session that means the world to him and the client who just needs a thrill on his lunch break. It runs the gamut.

Who are your most unusual clients?
It is, unfortunately, more unusual to see women than men. This is changing, and women are becoming more empowered to call upon sex workers to explore their fantasies. I had an interesting experience wherein a straight woman booked a session with me because she wanted to be dominated but felt safer with a woman than a male dominant, either hired or found online. I think that’s smart and savvy, and we had an amazing scene. Seeing a dominatrix isn’t necessarily about sex or sexual identity, it’s about submission, or masochism, or catharsis, and I love being able to take women to those places as well as men.

Book a session with Mistress Natalie West on her website: www.lesbiandominatrixlosangeles.com

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Goddess Severa

Goddess Severa

Age: 35, Pro-Domme for: 15 years

What is your specialty as a dominatrix?
I have a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and am skilled at applying my body as a weapon as far as joint locks, chokes, beat-downs and man-handling men in general. I also have a soft and sweet side and am a big fan of role play, corporal punishment, spanking, cross-dressing, height comparisons, etc.

Do you have a favorite device/toy/machine/etc?.
I enjoy using my body to dominate and at 6’5” I’m quite imposing. That being said I do love my props such as floggers, collars and cuffs.

What is a turn-off for you?
Bossy bottoms: men who try to control the situation or direct me.

What is the most memorable or outrageous request you've received from a client?
I had a client who wanted to be kidnapped and agreed that I should have carte blanche to do what I wanted. So I surprised him when he was walking home from work and, with another Mistress friend of mine, threw him in the trunk of a car and drove through the Lincoln Tunnel in New York. We drove to New Jersey and kept him as our prisoner for a weekend.

Book a session with Goddess Severa on her website: www.goddesssevera.com

Simone Justice

Simone Justice

Age: Timeless, pro-domme for: 20 years

Who are your typical clients?
I tend to draw the stereotypical type of client: very successful men. But the men who see dominatrixes are your next door neighbor, your doctor, your boss, your gardener, your student, your relative. Really any type of man.

Who are your most unusual clients?
Young women. But I do get them and I love it!

How would you describe BDSM to a newbie?
BDSM is an umbrella term for a wide variety of sexy fun. It doesn’t always include domination; tops and bottoms enjoy playing without any power exchange. BDSM is often misrepresented by only the most outrageous and scary images of what it entails. The reality is that BDSM is about communication, meeting your partner’s needs and respecting their limits. BDSM is quite intimate. If you are curious about BDSM, seek out information, don’t let judgement or fear keep you from exploring your sexuality.

Book a session with Simone Justice on her website: www.simonejustice.com

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Princess S

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Princess S

PrincessSheila.com Ten years pro domme in Los Angeles 

Grevinna Lexia V

Thank you for writing this article, especially the introduction. Some of the comments regarding experience of the Pro-Dom's of LA listed above are pure bull and unfounded. I happen to know all the women, except the lovely Severa, and they are nothing but professional and would blow your mind if you were to see them scene at a play party. Someone commented that there are other pros that deserve to be on this list, but that doesn't undermine those that are.

If you think Iris or An Ali have any less whip to their flog..

Click on their website, make an appointment ;)

This is an art as well, as all of the women above have extreme talent in. Here's to Mistress Natallie West, beautiful as always my favorite lesbian Dom xx

DAVID D

I love to be complete, with a woman that has the ability to complete me as a  man. dadelk

Goddess E

Every one starts somewhere


I don't believe age defines self awareness of a Dominatrix, I think it's sexy if you know who you are, and what you want sexual and mentally at a youno age. It shows maturity and great intelligence .


www.goddessplayground.com

Victoria H

Oh dear ... more confusion ....for the newbies .... very different times these are....

Josh A

How can a girl with only 2yrs experience be considered one of 'the best'?

It looks like the child domme of 25 and the newbie with 2 years experience PAID TO BE ON THIS LIST!

The likes of Mistress Cyan, Justine Cross, Cybil Troy, and all the other women are legit, but fuck off with those 2 newbs. This site is bullshit.

Mike B

@Josh A @Vinyl Q Mistress Iris has been in the BDSM lifestyle as a Domina for over 8 or 9 years, I believe. She only has been doing it as a job for 2 but she has solid experience, and above all, is a natural Dominant to the core. I've seen her dominate at Play Parties before and her style is completely mesmerizing – I could see the submissive completely lose his sense of self and his surroundings. She's so good at really getting into your mind, and damn, she's SEXY as hell doing it! She definitely has her unique seductive style that's elegant but so evil! 


I've also seen Miss An Li at those parties and she's a sadistic queen! I'm too scared of her but seems good at what she does. I believe she also does videos so I suppose you can see for yourself.       


I definitely think there are many more exceptional Pro-Dommes in LA, but it would be impossible to put them all on a short list like this. All the ladies on this list, however, are solid and deserve to be on here without a doubt. 

Vinyl Q

@Josh A Child domme--that's perfect! I'm going to steal that term for these precious infants who think they have experience.