story of berkley

Theresa Berkley, the English dominatrix, died the year before the Victorian age began. The British became more sexually secretive during the first half of Queen Victoria’s time and they probably went to France for their jollies. The rubber condom came out in 1855 and sex picked up steam. Mary Jeffries ran something closer to a house of horrors in the 1870’s, child slavery and BDSM appeared in her brothel. The second half of the Victorian age was obviously less prudish.

The Marquis de Sade became the forefather of BDSM. Anne Desclos and Bettie Page made BDSM fashionable. Theresa Berkley, the English dominatrix, designed the BDSM device, shown on the far right. The fertility cult, in my novel, has a BDSM designer, too. As a writer, I have to design the women and the devices and simple descriptions are imperative.

Tyrone Power’s daughter, Romina Power, starred in Marquis de Sade: Justine (1969); the middle image above. On the far left, I show, The Illustrated Story Of O Hardcover by Pauline Reage (Author), Doris Kloster (Photographer) Female photographer and a female writer, the feminists complaining about the “sex object” issue are foolishly blaming guys. Women create the image, men just follow normal acts of biology.

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