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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Researching a Dominatrix Hen Party!

Let me introduce myself since this is my first blog on this site ever. January Bain, writer of most genres, been at it for ten years, at your service. I hail from Canada and declare myself a permanent resident of Buttonland. But more on that in future posts when I know you all better.
On to the topic of choice this month: “How to give a Dominatrix Hen Party.”
Day One: Okay, this is REALLY having to rough it, but for my recent work-in-progress, Romancing Rebecca, (Book 3 in the Brass Ring Sorority series), I had to research all about how to give the heroine Rebecca Fairfax, what we would call a Bachelorette party in Canada, a Hen party in the novel set in the UK for Totally Bound Publishing. Sleuthing around for ideas and themes, this one jumped out of the pack: Dominatrix Hen Party with a lesson included!!!
Oh boy! I’m a vanilla girl caught in a wild sex world of untamed passions and right out of my depth. Which is exactly where a writer who loves research wants to be. Where to start? Well, this idea came first, how about reading biographies on women that have walked the talk, gave the shot, flexed the whip, well, you know what I mean. It did seem logical, so I went off to do my duty. Ha Ha. Really having to suck it up now. (No pun intended.)
No. They don’t actually do THAT, do they? Okay, so maybe no actual biographies. A wee bit too graphic it turns out. And scary. I freely admit, I’m not built that way. Sucking it up and squeezing myself into a tight corset is right up there with wearing five-inch stilettoes. Oh, they do that too. Maybe these women are my new heroes. I’ve always wanted to look Hot, so maybe I need to give the look a chance. Go and buy the clothes and see how it really feels. Off to the store.
Day Two: Wear disguise and go shopping. Well, I know it’s just online, but still, maybe someone’s watching, right? My three stooges disguise with nose addition and mustache began to itch about halfway through the experience, but I preserved and ordered a bundle of things to try on and play with. Hmm, pay for speedy delivery? Why not, time is of the essence when a writer is hot on the trail of important knowledge. This kind of thing can make or break a scene. (Pun intended.)
Day Three: Dress rehearsal. Took an entire bottle of Crisco oil, but managed to slip into the unique costume. As anticipated, hard to breath, hard to stand for more than five minutes on stilts, and hard to see through the eye slits of the mask. But damn, I look HOT HOT HOT. This I can use for my novel. Good start! Now for a glass or three of wine to celebrate my liberation.
Day Four: Time to try the toys. Proved tricky. Lousy with a whip. Tended to not snap much at the ends and usually missed the target—a mannequin (or what a dominatrix would call a ‘male slave’ if he were alive and breathing) dressed in black leather with the ass cheeks cut out of course. But with practice, could be doable.
Day Six: Time to practice a confidence building skill. Just write a darn scene already. Turns out things are so much better in fantasy than in real life. And for me, this will remain one of those things. For my next Hen Party, going to be a Spa Day theme. Seems a whole lot less trouble and a whole lot more relaxing. No disguise necessary!
Until next month on the 3rd, I bid you adieu.
Hugs from Canada,
January Bain
Writer at Totally Bound Publishing/The Brass Ringer Sorority series if you like capers with a side order of high jinx and the TETRAD series if prefer thrill-a-minute suspense. :-)
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3 comments:

Tina Donahue said...

Fascinating stuff! I'm curious though about your heroine's name. My editor at TB is Rebecca Fairfax. Is she your editor too?

January Bain said...

Hi Tina, why yes I am blessed to say she is! And will be featured in my third book with her approval that I just finished writing TODAY! Titled, Romancing Rebecca! :-)

Fiona McGier said...

My daughter is going to a bachelorette party for her cousin soon, down in Nashville, TN. I guess that's THE place to go for these kinds of things. Her fiance is going to Vegas with his bros.

But I have been to lingerie and sex toy parties...kind of like Pampered Chef, but with less demonstrations! LOL! You could try on some of the lingerie, but no "playing" with the dildos and other accoutrements of sexual variety. Kind of fun, especially after a few glasses of wine, and some uninhibited women to joke around with. And you don't have to buy much to make the hostess happy, since she gets free lingerie, I think.

BTW, did you read that with the wild success of The Shape of Water,(excellent movie, director called it an allegory--very artsy) that there are on-line places now specializing in fish-designed dildos, for those who want to imagine what the heroine experienced in the movie? Supposedly selling really well. To each their own, right?