This past January, during the run-up to the annual Adult Video News Awards in Vegas, two provocatively clad women told me about a guy who gave them $84,000. He was Australian, they said, and the money was supposed to be for a session of live online camming. But he never bothered to collect his prize. Just wiring the money was turn-on enough.
The women, Maitresse Madeline and Mistress Lorelei Lee, made names for themselves as actresses in adult films, but they also indulge in the sexual art of “financial domination,” or “fin dom,” a craft that sounds like a cross between S&M and a big-store con (albeit, with extremely compliant marks, dubbed “pay pigs”). It fills their bank accounts while satisfying the carnal needs of guys who get off on giving money to demanding women.
It was a nice chat, until I started asking too many questions. After I requested proof of the $84,000 transaction, they became testy. It only got worse from there. When I reached out to them for a follow-up chat, a representative told me that they “felt the tone of the conversation was borderline disrespectful,” and that future interviews were out of the question.
Still, I was curious, so I kept looking. And I kept encountering the same problem: most wouldn’t talk, many were hostile (unsurprising, given their line of work), some struck me as outright fakes. It was hard going.
Then I connected with Princess Meggerz. Giving her age as “late 20s,” she lives in Brooklyn, seems forthcoming and down to earth, doesn’t take herself too seriously, and rakes in over $200,000 a year -- all of which she claims on her taxes. Her haul comes via cash and gifts from men who are happy to grovel online, fulfill Amazon wish lists, and send money via Western Union, all without meeting her IRL. They usually find the Princess through her website, meggerz.com, which commands, “Pay to obey.”
We met at a cocktail lounge near where she lives. She wore a casual skirt and a black tank-top that showed ample cleavage, courtesy of a devoted subject who ponied up $10,000 for implants. She’s got long brown hair, a girlish smile, and a wiseass demeanor. She’s sharp, and went out of her way to engage as she told me her story.
Of course, it goes without saying that the drinks were on me. But compared to her clients, I got off easy.