Woman quits her job to become a dominatrix and earns £500 an hour

Zoe Noir, 28, was an estate broker living in London and, like many of us, tired of the 9-5 life.

When she came across an article detailing the life of a Los Angeles dominatrix, Zoe was surprised to discover that this was something women could make careers out of.

Soon after reading the article, Zoe signed up for a BDSM dating site and two days later, she had her first submissive, or ‘sub’ paying her to humiliate him.

Now, Zoe earns £500 an hour bossing men around. She says many of her clients are married CEOs and femdom has become her passion.

In 2016, Zoe decided to become a full-time dominatrix. She often travelled to Prague – somewhere Zoe partially spent time growing up – learning from some other dominatrixes she had befriended.

They taught her the basics of BDSM and power-play but ultimately, Zoe claims to be self-taught having learnt from exploring her own fetishes and experimenting with her subs.

Zoe now regularly tours Europe and the Middle East but predominantly hosts sessions from a BDSM studio in London – with sessions costing from £300 to £500. She hopes to open her own independent studio soon.

Zoe explained: ‘I was raised by a very open-minded mother who always gave me a lot of freedom – which made me the independent woman I am today.

‘I was fascinated about the dynamics between a dominant and submissive. I knew it would be something I’d be comfortable with due to my naturally dominant personality, my interest in human behaviour, and the connection between mind and sexuality.

‘I decided to sign up for a BDSM dating site in London. Two days later, I had an English sub paying me to worship my feet, clean my flat and get off from being humiliated by me.

‘I wasn’t surprised that bossing around and demanding things from a man was something that came natural to me.’

Zoe works as an independent mistress but also offers classes to other women looking to make a career in femdom.

She wants others to benefit from the BDSM community as she says it has grown her confidence.

But it does have an effect on her social life as some people can be intimidated by it. Zoe prefers not to practice BDSM with her partners as she does it for her professional life.

She also wants to clear up misconceptions about the profession.

She said: ‘People think we hate men. This can’t be further from the truth.

‘I enjoy putting men in uncomfortable positions where they’re able to lose a sense of control for a short period of time.

‘I love to challenge them by pushing their boundaries and by demanding things from them.’

She adds that she respects her subs and appreciates them trusting her.

‘Even when I’m involved in more extreme sessions that can include physical pain or torture, I never play from a place of hate but rather a place of confidence where I know exactly what the sub needs,’ she said.

As for the few haters who don’t appreciate Zoe’s job, she says she doesn’t care for their opinion.