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The Queen Regina

Chiara Fracassi

2017 - Ongoing

Milano, Lombardy, Italy

Regina is a mistress: a sex worker specialized in BDSM (acronym for Bondage and Discipline, Domination and Submission, Sado-Maso).

Her costumers, called “Slaves”, looking for her to be submitted, dominated or humbled even by corporal punishments; it’s a role playing game between consensual people and, for Regina, is therefore, a full time job.

Her choice of life has, however, a high cost: Regina is basically a lonely person who, even if she doesn't want to show it, suffers from this condition.

It' s not a coincidence that she is subscribed to many sites in order to find her soul mate and every friendships she has come from the BDSM world, making her always feel "mentally" at work.

In 2013 DSM V (the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of mental disorders published by the American Psychiatric Association) it’s stated, for the first time, that people with this type of sexual desires are not affected by a mental disorder.
More on that: the results of a Dutch study released in 2013 on the Journal of Sexual Medicine, suggest that BDSM people are more extrovert and sexually aware.
Numbers speak for themselves: over 60% of the Western population has kind of BDSM fantasies; in Italy there are 4 minion people who regularly practice this type of disciplines.
With the intention of revealing this underground world, actually present in every part of our society, I approached Regina and following her sessions with her slaves for 24 months.
Inside her perfomances, I captured the different stages of this kind of paraphilias.

It’s not only a “sex-for-money thing” but the creation of a shared intimacy, a secret to keep and realize together that make the relationship completely different from prostitution as commonly understood.

In these 24 months, moreover, I have learned much more about Regina and her world of being in control and loneliness, which I am currently exploring in depth.

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  • the-queen-regina-chiara-fracassi-0012 : Milan (Italy) - 2017 - The results of a Dutch study released in 2013 on the Journal of Sexual Medicine, suggest that BDSM people are more extrovert and sexually aware. Numbers speak for themselves: over 60% of the Western population has kind of BDSM fantasies; in Italy there are 4 minion people who regularly practice this type of disciplines.

  • the-queen-regina-chiara-fracassi-0011 : Milan (Italy) - 2017 - Into Regina’s dungeon. In 2013 DSM V (the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of mental disorders published by the American Psychiatric Association) it’s stated, for the first time, that people with this type of sexual desires are not affected by a mental disorder.

  • the-queen-regina-chiara-fracassi-0002 : Milan (Italy) - 2017 - Regina is also a mistress: a sex worker specialized in BDSM (acronym for Bondage and Discipline, Domination and Submission, Sado-Maso).

  • the-queen-regina-chiara-fracassi-0001 : Milan (Italy) - 2018 - Regina is a 35 year old woman living in Milan. She was born in La Spezia, a small town in Liguria on the sea, has a degree in foreign languages and literature and is single.

  • the-queen-regina-chiara-fracassi-0008 : Milan (Italy) - 2018 - Her choice of life has, however, a high cost: Regina is basically a lonely person who, even if she doesn't want to show it, suffers from this condition.

  • the-queen-regina-chiara-fracassi-0010 : Milan (Italy) - 2018 - Even every friendships Regina has come from the BDSM world, making her always feel "mentally" at work.

  • the-queen-regina-chiara-fracassi-0005 : Milan (Italy) - 2017 - Regina began working in this profession, making what was, at first, only a hobby for her, de facto, profitable.

  • the-queen-regina-chiara-fracassi-0013 : Milan (Italy) - 2017 - With the intention of revealing this underground world, actually present in every part of our society, I approached Regina and following her sessions with her slaves for 24 months.
Inside her perfomances, I captured the different stages of this kind of paraphilias and I also got to know a beautiful person, deeply alone, who I hope to know better. In time.

  • the-queen-regina-chiara-fracassi-0004 : Milan (Italy) - 2017 - The relationship between Regina and her costumers It’s not only a “sex-for-money thing” but the creation of a shared intimacy, a secret to keep and realize together; it’s completely different from prostitution as commonly understood.

  • the-queen-regina-chiara-fracassi-0009 : Milan (Italy) - 2018 - It' s not a coincidence that she is subscribed to many sites in order to find her soul mate and and that her relationships are hard to get started or don't last long.

  • the-queen-regina-chiara-fracassi-0006 : Milan (Italy) - 2017 - Some slaves pay her to be "feminized" and to clean up her studio. She teaches them how to walk in heels, dress and make up properly.

  • the-queen-regina-chiara-fracassi-0007 : Milan (Italy) - 2019 - Her “dungeon” in Milan, one of the largest and best equipped in Italy, sometimes hosts multiple sessions. In these occasions, Regina collaborates with mistress friends from all over Europe. In this case, the other mistress is German and her name is Lady Elektra.

  • the-queen-regina-chiara-fracassi-0003 : Milan (Italy) - 2017 - Her costumers, called “Slaves”, looking for her to be submitted, dominated or humbled even by corporal punishments; it’s a role playing game between consensual people and, for Regina, is therefore, a full time job.


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