A humiliatrix is a type of female dominatrix that specializes in the art of humiliation. Humiliatrixes practice sexual or erotic humiliation, real-life humiliation without an obvious sexual component, or both styles of humiliation on consenting partners and/or clients who pay for the service.
A humiliatrix differs from a traditional dominatrix because they inflict psychological pain. This differs from the physical pain that traditional dominatrixes inflict. A humiliatrix might insult their partners, blackmail them, inflict stress, and mental anguish. She may force a submissive to repeat humiliating phrases or simply laugh at them.
She may request submissives perform degrading tasks, like eating from dog bowls, wearing women’s underwear ("petticoating"), or saying embarrassing things in public. She may also use physical humiliation techniques like face-slapping and spitting. She may use religious humiliation, where she insults the submissive based on their religious beliefs.
Many humilatrixes also use role play when interacting with their partners. They may take on the role of a mother punishing her child, a gold digger swindling a love interest out of money, or a homewrecker that exposes someone’s infidelities to their spouse, for example. They may also use a strap-on penis to simulate a bisexual experience.
After a session, humilatrixes focus on after care. Time spent snuggling and praising the submissive can build them back up after a humiliation session. This process releases the stress hormones from the body released when someone is humiliated and helps return the submissive to a normal, healthy state of functioning. This is especially crucial if the submissive enters subspace during the humiliation session.
Humilatrixes are often paid sex workers. Some professional humilatrixes work with submissive clients face-to-face while others interact with their clients online. Some humiliatrixes are women who use humiliation to dominate their intimate real-life partners. Most people who see humilatrixes are heterosexual men. However, any person aroused by humiliation may seek out a humiliatrix.