Fifty Shades of Reality, through the eyes of someone who has lived it

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  by Divine Roman Fifty Shades of Grey is not reality. I spent 22 years working in the sex industry, 14 of which were spent solely as a Dominatrix. So, I feel like I am an expert on a subject most people only narrowly understand, if at all. While Fifty Shades is “entertainment”, the danger is that it is enticing people to join …

Fifty Shades of Grey

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  There is no shortage of opinions on the highly controversial book turned movie that will be hitting the big screen this Valentine’s Day weekend. There are arguments that are sure to point out its pornographic nature and the tendency of porn to dehumanize women, normalize violence against women and interfere with true intimacy in relationships. Others scoff at what …

Your Story Matters, But it Doesn’t Define You

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Your Story Matters, But it Doesn’t Define You   I still remember the first time I was getting ready to share my story in a church setting.  Just as the congregation was getting ready to trickle in, a woman looked at me and said, “Are you sure you want to do this? People will never look at you the same …

Is it wrong to take pole dancing classes?

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“What do you think about pole dancing classes?” Since the emergence of the pole-dancing craze, I get asked this question at least once a month. At one point, I even heard of a ministry that was using the women in the strip club to teach holding pole-dancing classes as fundraisers to raise money for the organization. Ummm.  Okay.  I could …

Are You in Love with a Sex Addict?

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  Sex addiction is a family issue.  By definition, sex addiction is a “problem in which one engages in persistent and escalating patterns of sexual behavior despite increasing negative consequences to one’s self or others (American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy).  More often than not, the negative consequences the sexually addicted person suffers impact the people they love just …