A P P E N D I X
Each person chose a name and provided the following biographi-
cal information. All ages and dates are at the time of the inter-
annalee is a thirty-two-year-old white woman. She is bi-
sexual, partnered, and poly, and she identiﬁes as a genderqueer/
pervert/voyeur. She works as a newspaper columnist and free-
lance writer and lives in San Francisco. She moved to the Bay
Area fourteen years ago, from Southern California. She has been
in the sm scene for three years. Interviewed 2002.
anthony is a ﬁfty-six-year-old white man. He is bisexual,
married, and poly, and he identiﬁes as a dominant. Retired from
the military, he lives in Solano County with his wife, step-
hanie. He moved to the Bay Area fourteen years ago, from
Florida, and has been in the semipublic scene for four years.
anton is a twenty-ﬁve-year-old white man. He is heterosex-
ual and married, and he identiﬁes as a master. He works in the
it industry and lives in San Francisco with his wife and slave,
jezzie. He moved to the Bay Area three years ago, from Penn-
sylvania, and has been in the semipublic scene for three years.
atheris is a thirty-ﬁve-year-old white woman. Partnered
and monogamous, she identiﬁes as a dominant. She works as a