Financial domination is the power-exchange arrangement a submissive/slave consensually enters into with a financially dominant dom. In most cases, this kind of relationship does not involve sex as other power-exchange relationships do.
A financial dominant may humiliate, demean, or consensually blackmail their financial slave in exchange for money or gifts. The dom may demand money or items they feel they deserve or even become the slave’s money manager.
A financial slave is sometimes called a money pig or pay pig. Extorting money or gifts through financial domination is money slavery or wallet rape. Financial slaves become turned on by this kind of domination and may masturbate in their dom’s company, but only if they receive permission first.
The Dom dominates the financial slave emotionally, rather than physically as many doms do. In fact, many don’t even spend time in the same room as their slave. Instead, most financial dominants communicate with their slaves online via webcam, instant messaging, or email.
They may also exchange phone calls or SMS their slaves. However, some doms and financial slaves do spend time together. For example, they may have a shopping date, where the slave spends money on the dom. A chore date, where the financial slave pays to perform acts of servitude, is another option.
Financial dominants often advertise their services online. They accept a variety of payment methods, including PayPal, gift cards, credit cards, direct bank deposits, and gifts directly delivered to them. Some financial slaves give their dominants full access to their savings and encourage them to access these funds as required.
There is some confusion about who started financial domination. Some say the first financial dominant was Miss Marx, who saw how some men got an instant hard-on when handing a woman money. She exploited this reaction and eventually inspired a cult fetish, according to some. However, others believe Princess Sierra, another professional dominant working in the late 1990s, was the first financial dominant.
A financial domination arrangement is most commonly seen between a male financial slave and a female dominatrix. However, people of any gender or sexual orientation can participate in financial domination.
Financial domination is often shortened to the term FinDom. Although it is said the same, it is spelled differently from "fin-dom" which is short for the role of financial dominant.