Mina McQueen really knows herself. She works for a tech company by day and runs her own dominatrix business (Kink and Consciousness) by night. By exploring all aspects of BDSM in her training, Mina pushes the boundaries of her own mind, and really solidifying who she is. Listen in as we talk about how she became a self-expert, adventures at Mistress Morgana Maye’s Maison de la Maitresse, and how discomfort can be a good thing. Catch #KinkandConsciousness.
LIFE INNOVATOR: Mina McQueen
Professional Dominatrix at Kink and Consciousness
“I wanted an exercise in overcoming fear.”
Unexpected Conclusion: preferences aren’t necessarily innate, they can be explored and nurtured.
Mina McQueen practices her BDSM with clients at Mistress Morgana Maye’s Maison de la Maitresse, which has been located in San Francisco’s historic Castro district for the past 20 years.
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0:56 Visit to Mistress Morgana Maye’s Maison de la Maitresse
6:07 How do you know what you want?
10:00 How did Mina McQueen get to starting her solo practice Kink & Consciousness?
13:06 What’s a top? What’s a bottom?
15:57 Safe words
17:20 Learning her kinks is like tuning a guitar
19:48 Using kink to face fears
22:33 Costs + privileges of being Mina McQueen
24:00 Finding clients and matching kinks
31:31 Unethical dominance in society is not called-out
32:40 Power dynamics at work
34:30 Mina gets better at reading her sub
38:44 Negotiating with n00bs vs. experienced players
42:43 What type of domme is Mina McQueen
44:22 Cleo DuBois’ Academy of S&M Arts
51:37 Domme dreams and balancing life w/day job
56:20 Finding stillness in her daily life
59:43 fear is boring
59:43 Big Magic
1:02:40 What do you specifically admire about someone?
1:06:22 forced by ppl flake all the time (forced to be gay)
1:08:39 When is it okay to push boundaries in real life?
1:14:19 O + NO reflect on the conversation
1:24:29 QYDNWR: Do you have a mechanism in your life to confront your fears?
42:14 Scott Dismore
MUSIC + SOUNDBITES
11:17 Rihanna- S & M
15:31 Trina- Be R right
31:27 SB Stunts- Burner
25:34 Britney Spears – Slave
34:19 Arcade Fire – Soft Power
47:54 Tech N9ne- Awkward
56:11 NIN – Closer
1:14:05 Beyonce- 6 Inch
1:28:30 Lil Kim – Big Momma Thang