My news

This page is designed to keep you informed of my latest news, events concerning myself, and to present items of interest to those who would like to keep in touch with what I get up to here in Bristol and elsewhere. Consider it as an occasional mini-blog, or an extended in-house version of Twitter.

There’s also a practical side to this page: it is here where I will announce, for example, when I am not available to take sessions, perhaps because I am travelling or simply taking a break, as well as information about my equipment and implements and new items that I may acquire from time to time.

If it’s easier for some of you to follow me on Twitter, I’ve made it simple: just click on the Twitter icon to the right, and go straight to my profile to follow me on Twitter.

But since you’re here, why not take a look at my news below.

Mistress Geo Pinch, professional Bristol dominatrix

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Important notice: I will be unavailable for sessions for four days in May

Sat. 20 Apr. 2018

One of the purposes of my News page is to post notices of special activities, and also when I will not be available for any activities at all. This notice serves the latter purpose: I will be unavailable for sessioning from Thursday 10 May to Sunday 13 May inclusive.

Now, I normally do not session on Sundays in any case, although, depending on necessarily special circumstances the occasional exception is not unknown, but I mention my unavailability in this present context for the sake of thoroughness and accuracy. Thus to summarise and to absolutely clarify: my last day of sessioning before my short break...Read more

Fifty drops of candles

Tues. 17 Apr. 2018

Fifty drops of candles

If you think the title of this item is a play on a particular series of books and films that has attracted much attention and notoriety over the last few years, you will be correct.

However, it’s not all about the Fifty Shades of Grey fashion/craze/controversy; no, it presents a session held in my Studio to celebrate a special birthday. In this session I employed wax play; specifically, 50 drops of wax from each of six different-coloured candles, progressing from light pink to black: one drop for each year on each nipple – and I didn’t stop at the nipples. Of course, preparation was involved, in this case mostly with wrapping...Read more

Publicly acknowledging the gifts of faithfuls

Wed. 11 Apr. 2018

Publicly acknowledging the gifts of faithfuls

One of my faithfuls recently gifted me a selection of chocolates that ticks most of the boxes of what constitutes my favourite type of chocolate: dark, and hand-made. That’s them, pictured: Holdsworth “divinely decadent handmade chocolates and truffles”, from the Peak District in Derbyshire.

While I generally have a preference for dark Belgian chocolate, I’m looking forward to trying these as they do indeed look “divinely decadent”...Read more

Demonstrating innovation with neodymium magnets

Fri. 06 Apr. 2018

Demonstrating innovation with neodymium magnets

One of the pleasures I take in what I do is the opportunity to be innovative, and even inventive, in being the source of new sensory experiences. One way I do this is to press into service all manner of objects that aren’t normally associated with BDSM practice. Here is a case in point: magnetic balls serving time as nipple-clamping devices...Read more

Another cane meets a noble demise

Sun. 01 Apr. 2018

Another cane meets a noble demise

A broken cane... it happens from time to time. Of course I’m not talking about your common, garden-variety, everyday household accident in the way that one might accidentally break a broom or a duster. A cane in my possession doesn’t break because I happened to leave it lying on the floor and...Read more

Scholarly works look at history, culture, pain and arousal

Tues. 27 Mar. 2018

Scholarly works look at history, culture, pain and arousal

A friend of mine, when visiting not too long ago, brought with him a selection of his books. They were new acquisitions, so he was keen to show them to me. I was indeed interested, as I’m sure you’ll understand when I elaborate on their nature.

Firstly, a good place to start is revealing their titles, four titles to be exact: In Praise of the Whip: A Cultural History of Arousal; Sex With Shakespeare. Here’s Much To Do With Pain, But More With Love; A History of the Rod; and The Art of Discipline: A Pictorial History of the Smacked Bottom.

In Praise of the Whip: A Cultural History of Arousal is by Niklaus Largier, a Swiss academic...Read more

Sharing stages with Bristol’s Hippodrome and its historic film projector

Tues. 20 Mar. 2018

Sharing stages with Bristol’s Hippodrome and its historic film projector

I recently caught a performance at Bristol’s historic theatre, the Hippodrome, and during one of the show’s two intervals I took a look at the Cary Grant Bar, which is at basement level in the grand old theatre and is where I found a wonderful old film projector on display. It’s quite an exhibit, and it stands as a monument to the short period in the theatre’s history, 1932 to 1938, when it was a cinema.

Apparently the projector showed “the latest Laurel and Hardy films” and “news reels delivered by a man on the back of a bicycle”. After 1938 “it was still in occasional use” and is...Read more

Unrealistic expectations and the delay in implementing age verification

Wed. 14 Mar. 2018

This week has seen a significant development in the UK government’s plans to introduce age verification (AV) for certain categories of Web site. If “certain categories of website” sounds vague, it’s because it is vague: to put it simply if a little colloquially, no one knows what’s going on, including the government department responsible for implementing AV and their appointed Web-site regulator, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC). That’s why enforcement of AV has been delayed until further notice, probably not before late this year.

The government department concerned with pushing through this aspect of the new Digital Economy Act is the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). And a sobering insight into what has, at least until this week, been their complacency and their...Read more

A fine malt and something to go with it

Sat. 10 Mar. 2018

A fine malt and something to go with it

These gifts have been just what the doctor ordered during the couple of days that Siberia visited Bristol last week; this time last week the city was almost at a standstill and there was not much to do except, well, sample some fine whisky and chocolate. (I’d like to find a doctor who would order such therapy on these occasions.)

A word about the whisky now. This is an unusual single malt because, although it’s a Highland whisky, it’s also peaty (no need to quibble over the Scottish Island distilleries being officially categorised as Highlanders). The Ardmore is not as peaty as a great many island malts, and...Read more

A horse in Essen

Tues. 06 Mar. 2018

A horse in Essen

My previous News item on the Singaporean dog masks – atop kimono-clad mannequins, of all things – and the related associations with puppy play reminded me of some photos I took in 2006 when I attended Fetish Evolution in Essen, Germany. In this case it was an impressive horse outfit, which I saw at one of the fetish fair days – I forget whether it was the Saturday or the Sunday, as I went on both days of the fair.

The “horse” was slowly parading the fair’s halls, which were many and extensive, and a striking figure he was...Read more