Continuing my trend of writing about think that I never thought about before and are somewhat shocking: BUST magazine has a great and strange interview with a professional dominatrix. I guess I’m a tad naïve about this stuff, but I wasn’t picturing the life of a dominatrix as being quite as, well–bat-shit insane, to be quite honest.
Anyway, the interview isn’t very long, and the second to last question is “Any other crazy stories?” I actually don’t feel comfortable posting the whole response here because it’s unbelievably graphic, but the part that’s interesting/relevant to Mixed Multitudes readers is this:
I also have a guy- who I actually just saw this afternoon- who is a Hasidic Jew whose fetish is being spat on and force-fed non kosher food. I get a lot of Hasids; I’d say 60% are into being peed on, and half of those don’t shower before they go home. I have a lot of stories about people who are sexually repressed by religion; those are the most outlandish fetishists.
Being force-fed non-kosher food is a fetish for a handful of observant Jews. This should not surprise me in the least, I guess, but something about it is still kind of shocking/funny/sad to me. I have nothing profound to say about it, other than that I think it’s interesting (and yes, I recognize that’s hardly profound).
Pronounced: khah-SID-ik, Origin: Hebrew, a stream within ultra-Orthodox Judaism that grew out of an 18th-century mystical revival movement.
Pronounced: KOH-sher, Origin: Hebrew, adhering to kashrut, the traditional Jewish dietary laws.