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This chapter presents a detailed conversation between the author and Sir James, who is a sex worker specialising in domination in the world of bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism (BDSM). As a strongman coach, Sir James has a grasp of the fundamental mechanics of human movement that's vital when administering bondage positions and the safe range of motion of a limb. It's also taught him when to push and when to stop. He discreetly surveys a client's heart rate by checking the pounding of their neck, or looking for dilation of their pupils. The chapter describes the lives of designer, Anna. During the week, Anna runs a design studio. At weekends, she goes by flamboyant stage names. Anna's perception of her body and mind was that they were two very separate things. BSDM and suspension have allowed her to realise that they are completely connected.

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