When an S/M scene is performed for profit rather than pleasure, safewords need to be employed in a slightly different fashion. In the case of a professional Mistress or Master putting an underling-for-hire through their paces strictly for the voyeuristic jollies of a client, the underling's safewords need to be worked into the scene with seamless discretion. A woman who had a harrying, if lucrative, turn as a professional submissive recalls that one Mistress told her to say "Cruel, Mistress," if she needed to lighten up a bit and "Mistresse, please!" if she wanted out entirely (she exercised the latter during the whipping she got while hanging by her ankles in an inverted suspension hoist.)

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