My Trip To Italy And Greece

It’s been a month(!) since I got back from my two-week vacation to Italy and Greece.

I’ve been meaning to update my blog but as soon as I got back I began three-weeks of being very busy. I had sessions most days and was trying to balance the demands of that with the demands of several things I needed to attend to in my personal life.

Only in this last week have things slowed down. I have been spending the increased free time reevaluating my priorities, which included taking care of other matters and engaging in some quality self-care.

But, for now, let me tell you about my trip.

The preparation of this post was an onerous task. I took over 3,000 photos over those two weeks. I went through each one and noted which I wanted to include here.

This post won’t mention everything about my trip. Just things that are relevant to this blog. This will mean there will be a lot of skipping ahead. Though seeing all these sites and art and history was a turn-on for me, most doesn’t belong here.

One relevant thing which will be mentioned a lot: Goddesses. You see, worshiping Goddesses was common before the the rise of the Abrahamic faiths, which were heavily Patriarchal and treated — and continue to treat — women pretty much like shit.

I was absolutely energized to see all the traces of Goddesses. In temples and sculpture and dedications. And it has been very much on my mind since I’ve returned.

My first stop was Rome.

The first day was just adjusting to the time zone change. Sleeping. And eating. And sleeping some more.

The next day, I visited the Vatican to see the Sistine Chapel and some of the museum.

As I walked down the hall, I immediately noticed this status of Ares and his very small penis. I always take note of small penises on statues. (And there are plenty.)


This appears to be a problem for Ares. There is another statue of him in the Louvre and he has a very small penis there, too. I think this affirms why men become “gods of war” or whatever. It’s an expression of Small Dick Syndrome.

I passed through the gift shop and saw this bust of Athena (which I considered buying but She was prohibitively heavy):


I’ve said this before, but if you didn’t catch it: I loved Athena when I was a child. I identified with Her (and still do). She was a lot more interesting to me than the stories of the Christian God I was being taught. (I can only imagine how I, or other children, would have been shaped had I/we been taught to revere Her instead.)

In the 3rd or 4th grade, I dressed up as Her for “be your favorite book character” day. I tried to make something like a battle-peplos out of a tablecloth; I coated my round, convex snow-sled with gold spray-paint; and I asked a teacher if I could borrow the spear on which her American flag hung (she said yes). While my classmates were dressing as silly kid shit, I was fucking Athena.

Back to my trip.

Here’s what’s left of another tiny-cock(less) man found around the site of what’s left of Domitian’s Stadium in Rome:


Maybe it’s Ares…?

And for the foot fetishists, all that remains of this statue from the same site:


(If one of you fetishists would have been with me, I would have made you kiss them.)

Here, in the Roman Forum, is the remaining bit of the Temple of Vesta, Goddess of the hearth:


From another angle:


As you can see, it was a circular temple. It was about 30 feet (15m) in diameter and it contained the sacred flame of Vesta, which was kept burning by the attending Vestal Virgins. They believed that an “eternal” flame made Vesta happy and that She’d bestow good fortune upon the city of Rome in return.

Here is the remains of the small shrine to Venus Cloacina:


“Cloacina” is the Etruscan Goddess of the Sewer, and the Cloaca Maxima, which means “Great Drain”, was the sewage system of ancient Rome (it was one of the world’s first). Venus was then paired with this Goddess. Perhaps because She governed beauty and pleasure and you can’t have either without a good working sewage system, can you now? This shrine was built to honor how Venus Cloacina kept the city and its people clean and healthy.

In comparison, from a gift shop on Mount Vesuvius, here are some guys playing with their dicks:


So, women sustain cities and men play with their little dicks. Sounds about right.

Then, off to Pompeii… which was known for it’s lupanari…

…so much that they put cocks on street signs to direct people there:


And here we are…


Inside were frescoes that survived the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 CE. These were above the entrances to rooms and depicted various sexual positions. Here was one:


And here is one of the rooms:


Yes, that is a stone bed. Obviously they would have had something more comfortable over it. This is just a type of ancient mattress and box-spring.

Before I left, I saw some sexy things from one of the gift shops, which I naturally had to buy:


Here’s one of the photos of the frescoes from the book:


A Tale As Old As Time: he looks like he doesn’t know what he’s doing and she looks bored. πŸ˜‰

And of course I had to get this:


…because where else am I going to find a magnet of a two-thousand-year-old fresco showing a guy licking a woman’s pussy?

Then, I went to the island of Thira, also known as Santorini. Not much sexy to report here, but here I am at the excavation site in Akrotiri:


Akrotiri was a thriving port of the Minoan civilization. It was at this site that some beautiful frescoes were discovered. These frescoes date from the Bronze Age, circa 17th century BCE. I bought a reproduction of one of them from a store on Thira:


I also bought a reproduction of a statue of Astarte:


(I had the things I bought from this store shipped home and the guy forgot to send Her stand. He said it’s coming.)

I also bought this 12″ reproduction of the Minoan Snake Goddess:


The following items were purchased from a little old lady on my walk from my hotel to the town of Fira. Many stores sold these, of which there were several themes and styles. They were sold as “reproductions”. I’m not sure if they mean literal reproductions or if they mean emulations of ancient styles.

A small bronze statue of Artemis:


This resembles some of the bronze statues of the Greek Geometric era, circa 8th century BCE.

This is a small, clay amphora featuring Artemis:


And this a clay oenochoe (wine jug) featuring Athena with her owl:


The tags on this pottery said they are guaranteed as “handmade copies of objects from 6th-5th century BCE.”

Also, while I visited Oia (a town in the north part of the island), I met this dog named Janusz:


He doesn’t have anything to do with this blog (unless those of you with inner pets can relate to this), but he was a memorable part of my visit to Thira. He loved attention but was almost too shy to ask for it. He came and stood right next to me but wouldn’t look at me. Once I started petting and talking to him, he pushed himself into my leg, and when I knelt down he put his head on my thigh, only then would he peer up bashfully and look at me a little, like this:


Aw, sweet Janusz.

Then, I was off to Athens…

I had a view of the Acropolis from my hotel room. A zoom in:


I could look at it while lying in bed. πŸ™‚

But why look at it in bed when you can go for a visit?


It was hot this day, and, as you can see, there were no clouds in the sky. Silly me, I did not put sunscreen on. I think I forget that I’m subject to this thing mortals call “sunburn”.

The Acropolis is the entirety of the area on this large hill. It literally means “uptown”. It was nearly entirely dedicated to Athena, who was the patron Goddess and namesake of Athens.

The Parthenon, the largest temple (behind me in the photo above), was a feat of engineering at the time of its construction. It took only 11 years to complete. It was actually a replacement for an earlier temple to Athena. The first, which was adjacent to the Erechtheion, was destroyed by boys during the Persian invasion in 480 BCE. Shortly thereafter, they begun construction on the temple you see the remains of today. The surviving structures were all originally spearheaded by Pericles, a statesman, general, and man who honored his Goddess.

The damage to the south side (seen on the left side of the photo) was due to what else: more boys fighting.

Another temple in the Acropolis is the Erechtheion. It was named after some hero, even though it was dedicated to Athena and Poseidon.


This is another replacement after the destruction of the first temple to Athena Pollas (Her “protectress” form). This is the view of the East side, which was apparently the entrance to Athena’s section. (Poseidon’s was on the north). I don’t know why Poseidon got a nod with this reconstruction. Maybe it was to appease him when Athena kicked his ass in the fight for Athens.

Here is a closer look of the porch of the Caryatids:


These are all replicas. The originals were removed and are now on display in the Acropolis Museum — except one original which was stolen in the early 19th century by the greedy English Lord Elgin. He took Her from Her home because he wanted to decorate his house with Her, and other artifacts from the site. He eventually sold Her to the British Museum where She now resides. (She really belongs with the others in Athens.)

Here are the originals, minus the one stolen (I marked what would be Her place with a red square):


Note the broken one in the back. This was when Lord Elgin tried to steal a second one. And when he had problems, tried to have Her cut into pieces to facilitate Her removal. This didn’t work and so She was smashed. This seems a good metaphor for the Patriarchal Male who doesn’t honor women: if trying to own them doesn’t work, cut them to pieces to reassemble as they see fit. If that doesn’t work? Destroy them.

Here is the temple to Athena Nike, built around 420 BCE:


“Nike” means “victory”. Athena Nike was Her battle-victorious form, and She was prayed to for success in war, or any other struggle, I imagine.

Here is the view when coming in the propylaea, the entrance to the Acropolis:


So: not one but three temples to Athena on the top of a massive hill that overlooks the city. And when destroyed by war, the temples were faithfully rebuilt. And even now Athens has a law that restricts how tall new buildings can be because the view of the Acropolis cannot be impeded.

Athena was clearly loved and revered.

What about Zeus? Hephaestus? Ares? Some of the other Olympiads?

Oh, they got temples. Down below.

Zooming in from atop the Acropolis…

What’s left of Zeus’s:


And Hephaestus’s:


His temple is in pretty good condition, actually. It’s because it was used by people over time, such as a Christian church.

And all that’s left of Ares’s:


And for perspective, here is the Acropolis when viewed from the Athenian Agora, where the above two temples are located:


I find a lot of meaning in this.

I then visited the Acropolis museum, which includes many of the artifacts from the site, both from the structures themselves and excavations. One such find was this dedication from the sanctuary of Aphrodite Pandemos:


It explains how the dedicant, “…odoros”, makes an offering to Aphrodite from his first earnings and asks Her to grant him plentiful goods.

There were several other dedication stones like this in the museum. I believe the rest were all to Athena. They all read similarly: [name] dedicates this to [Goddess] from his/her earnings hoping She will grant them some kind of favor. I wanted to take photos of the others, but they were in a section of the museum where photography was prohibited.

See, folx, men (and women), used to give their money to Goddesses (i.e. Dominant Women) in hopes of being granted favor. This is an old tradition.

If you enjoyed My post and wish to honor this tradition, feel free to make an offering to Me.

And this concludes My entry! I had an amazing time and, while I’m glad to once again be enjoying the comforts of home, I left inspired and renewed. I’ve been energized by it since I’ve come back!


Birthday vacation and more presents

I had a lovely birthday vacation in Aruba…

MistressTissa_beach(the beach at my hotel)

Not really kinky, but look at how sexy that scene is!

My day was made more special by…


More flameless candles and money for a Mindplace Kasina for Temenos! Thank you, slave john!

He also made me a card. It said, “Happy BDay to the Woman who has more power than PECO…who can short circuit my brain with just 2 fingers”Β  You always make me laugh, slave john. πŸ™‚Β  (PECO is our local power company.)

Then, I got this email:


Thank you for your gift and sweet note, slut b!! Hope to see you soon!

Then, from a sub who I will finally get to session with in the near future….


Thank you, sub c! Very thoughtful of you!

And then from someone who is absolutely delightful to play with…


Thank you, L!!

I appreciate the gifts very much, everyone!


My trip to Europe

I recently vacationed for 10 days in Europe. The itinerary was: Amsterdam, Prague, Berlin, and London.

After a connection in Dublin, I landed in Amsterdam.

I spent the afternoon dealing with some jet lag, but then ventured out and walked to the Red Light District.

It’s very rude to take photos of the women while they’re working, so I’ll only give you a glimpse of a couple of windows behind Me.


I visited the Museum of Prostitution.

There were many placards throughout. Such as this one:



Sex workers don’t like trafficking either. (Don’t let anyone try to convince you that sex work is the same as sex trafficking.)

According to this museum, when women get “older”, they may choose to become ‘SM mistresses”. Obviously, many women of younger ages always preferred working in BDSM.


There was a room dedicated to the “SM Mistress”. It included a sling…


…a St. Andrew’s Cross…


…a wall of basic implements…


…and a standing cage (which I thought I took a photo of but apparently did not).

The Cross included this warning:


The victim’s arms and legs are now spread wide and the mistress is free to do as she wishes” Music to My ears!

Here is “The Story of Kelly”:


While I’ve never provided the type of services implied here, I feel very confident that being a Dominatrix couldn’t possibly be less physically demanding. I would say it may just be differently physically demanding.

There were some quotes from workers that had been painted on the wall:



I agree with both. This and all other forms of sex work are important work and therapeutic for many. It’s also not for wimps.

On another wall were “confessions”. The museum provides blank cards on which visitors can write their erotic secrets. Then, they are posted for everyone to read. Here is one that We Dommes hear regularly:


I loved this one:


The next day, I went to Demask…


So much rubber and not enough Euros!

I did buy something, though. It will show up in a photo shoot soon.

About an hour or so after this photo was taken I began feeling very ill and rushed back to My hotel. I spent the next 24 hours dreadfully ill with food poisoning. The 24 after that I began feeling better but couldn’t eat much. As a result, I had to cancel My trip to Prague and wait it out in My hotel room.

So, I went directly to Berlin instead.

I was greeted in baggage claim with this sign:


It almost made up for the insanely slow process of getting My bags. (The plane was literally 200 feet from the claim area, but it somehow took like 45 minutes.)

I appreciated this advert for “Dildo King”:


Shortly thereafter, I saw another:


Thank you, Berlin, for so openly accepting ads for dildos — and right next to “apartments for sale”. <3

Also, the universal impulse to draw-on nipples:


I visited Peter Dominie…


They have a lovely store…


…where I would have bought a couple of things, but, sadly, they did not have My size. (The woman working was very helpful, though!)

Then, I went to Mister B. (I forgot to take a photo of the exterior, so excited I was to get inside.)

I had a fantastic experience at the Paris location, so I was looking forward to what I might find.

I had another excellent experience in Berlin and picked up a few things to add to Temenos:


A PVC flogger, a lightweight rubber flogger, and a neoprene open-jaw mask.

That evening, I went to My fourth Roger Waters show for his Us + Them tour. This time I got first row. It was incredible. My favorite of the four. The Berlin audience was friendly and radiated good energy.

There were a few changes from the US leg, one was that during the intermission there were examples of things to #Resist from:


I do enjoy rewarding torture, so, I’m sorry, Mr. Waters, but this one I will have to politely decline. πŸ˜‰

The next day I headed to London.

Not much kink to report (I did have an almost erotic experience with a delicious veggie burger at Honest Burgers in Soho), but I did engage in My fetish for historical buildings and again walked around Westminster Abbey, this time stopping in the little Jewel Tower tucked behind.

This is one of the windows from this modest 14-century building:


If you’re My subject, you belong on your knees.


Looking forward to My next trip, where I’ll get to really indulge in My historical building fetish: Rome and Athens next year!

Booking a scene with Me while I’m attending DomCon

You may have noticed that I don’t travel a lot. Or if I do it’s more of the “leisure” variety. So, if you reside in the Los Angeles area and don’t come My way often (if at all), or you will be attending DomCon, and would like to have an experience with Me while I’m there between May 8th and 13th, here are some things to think about:MistressTissa_Sultry_crop

  1. Consider your scene. What you want to do might work better on different days or at different times. Note: I will not be taking any scenes over 4 hours.
    • May 8: Good for private dungeon scenes or a hotel scene. I am coming in a day early to offer scenes without the distraction of the convention. I’m willing to session from multiple dungeons in LA.
    • May 9 – 13 evenings: Good for hotel room scenes. Hotel rooms can be versatile but are especially good environments for roleplays that might feel better outside of some dungeon settings, such as domestic, bedroom, office, kidnap, interrogation. I will be attending the events during the morning and afternoon on these days, so My time will be limited to 8pm – midnight.
    • May 11 and 12 evenings: These are the nights of Sanctuary’s two play parties. These are busy events with people playing everywhere. These are best for people who want public scenes, such as exhibitionists and those looking for scenes involving humiliation and/or service.
  2. Consider My specialties. I’m a Domme who naturally has a wide variety of interests and skills, including a strong aptitude for understanding psychology. Some of My scene specialties are authentic Domination/power exchange (as opposed to service topping), emotional intensity, humiliation and degradation (from playful to ruthless), rough body play, “beatdowns”, impact, and psychodramas (My approach is realism over fetishism). I also offer unique takes through My practices of Foot Domination (as opposed to “Foot Worship”) and Sensual Sadism (what others may call “Tease and Denial”).MistressTissa_NippleBitch_c
  3. I’m open to scenes involving two or more Dommes. There will be a quite a lot of Dommes from all over the world attending the conference. This is one of those rare opportunities to scene with more than one Domme that might rarely — if ever — come in contact with one another. So, take advantage of what might be a one-time opportunity. If you have an idea of what Domme(s) you’d like Me co-conspiring with, let Me know and I’ll inquire if They’re available and interested in your scene.
  4. Book in advance. If you plan ahead a bit, you’re more likely to get the time you want and I can make sure I bring specific things to craft your scene. Also, I prefer it because I don’t like rushing. Art should not be rushed, dahling! πŸ˜‰
  5. Be aware of deadlines. The latest I will be able to accept an application before I leave Philadelphia is May 5th. This allows one day to speak with you and pack what I need for our scene before I leave for Los Angeles. The 7th will be too late. Once I’ve left Philadelphia, you are welcome to inquire, but you will have to be content with whatever clothes, shoes, and gear I’ve decided to bring.


Feeling hesitant because you don’t feel like you know enough about Me? Take a look at My website.

Concerned that I may not be a good Domme? Take a look at My testimonials.

Ready to request a scene? Inquire here.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Mistress Tissa


TRAVEL: Los Angeles

I’ll be in Los Angeles from May 8th through the 13th.

I will be available for sessions all day on the 8th.

I will be available for sessions between 9th and the 13th, though My availability will be limited because I will be attending DomCon.

Doubles may be available with a wide variety of Dommes. Please inquire.

Reserve your time with Me now…so you have an entire month of delicious anticipation…


Back in Philly…and birthday gifts

Back from a week in beautiful Maui! I spent much of My birthday week on the beach, having an adventure, or eating good food. There were several beautiful beaches near the condo I stayed at. I did a good amount of snorkeling and saw many beautiful fish and had another up-close with a sea turtle. She swam directly toward Me and stopped right in front of My face. I also drove to the highest point on the island (10,023 feet) on the dormant volcano of Haleakala.

Yes, as you can imagine, all My time in the sun resulted in a nice tan. Any other tan and tan-line fetishists out there?


While I was away, I received several emails with well wishes and some with e-gift cards and notifications of pending gifts…


Thank you for the kind words and gift, Luke!!



Thank you, pauletta!!

This sweet email from slave john:


Wow! Very excited to add a ET312 to My dungeon! Thank you, slave john!!!

…and when I returned home, I was delighted to be welcomed by several packages. Here are some of them:


A selection of sexy stockings from “an admirer”. Thank you!!


Some retro peep-toe pumps and thigh-high stockings. Thank you, mystery giver slave m!!


Two pair of fully-fashioned stockings in a lovely plum color! Thank you, slave m!!


A sexy, half-cup vinyl corset. Thank you, mystery giver slave m!


A pair of hot leatherette ankle boots! Thank you, mystery giver slave m!


This gorgeous basque and pair of thigh-high stockings. Thank you, mystery giver slave m!!

I have a feeling I know who the mystery giver is because he is one of the rare people who sends gifts with no notes or name included… I will verify this…

Edit: I was right. I was slave m! Even though he is no longer serving Me, he still continues to send Me wonderful gifts!

THANK YOU, everyone, for the wonderful birthday wishes and gifts! You helped make My day/week/season very special.

xo, Mistress Tissa

Travel: DomCon and OC, CA


I will be available for sessions during the following:

  • DomCon in Los Angeles from May 17th through the 21st
  • Orange County, CA on June 18th and 19th

Apply to enjoy some time with an beautiful, sexy, intelligent, and deliciously Dominant Goddess!

My tribute is $300/hour while traveling.

All pertinent protocol applies.

(Booking in advance is suggested.)

Travel: Las Vegas and Minneapolis

I will be traveling and available to session in the following cities:

LAS VEGAS:Β  February 11th, 12th, or 13th.

MINNEAPOLIS: February 24th, 25th or 27th.

Please note: I will NOT be booking sessions once I am in those cities; you must book in advance of My departure. The deadlines are:

Las Vegas: February 9 at 9pm EST

Minneapolis: February 23 at 9pm EST


Back from London and Paris

I decided that I wanted My trip to focus on historical sites, as I have an interest in European history. I visited the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, L’Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and the Louvre. I could have accomplished more (palaces, cathedrals, catacombs, museums, etc) but, between My preference to become saturated by the experience rather than blow through it and the exhausting nature of walking around for hours and hours, I opted for quality over quantity.

I usually like to keep My blog’s content related to things of a kinky and erotic nature, so I won’t go into too much general detail and instead keep the highlights relevant.

My first stop was the Tower of London, which I had wanted to visit for many years.

From the White Tower, we have some shackles, only removable by a blacksmith (safewords won’t do you any good here, My sluts):


…and a “Scavenger’s Daughter”, which, oddly, seems to be a name shared by two different devices:


(Note to self: see if I can acquire this for Temenos)

For you Golden and Brown fetishists, here is a Norman Garderobe:


Imagine your face under there, toilets! Consuming the waste of Queens and Kings!

(Of course I searched the walls for “bathroom” graffiti, but, alas, found nothing.)

In King Edward I’s bed chamber was this plaque:


See: the desire of powerful men to offer their submission to women through erotic games is not a new invention. (Note the use of chastity and money in power exchange.)

Detail from a carving on L’Arc de Triomphe:


An expression of submission? Trust? Devotion?

A marble throne from the Louvre:


…which I think I would look rather good sitting on.

Columns made of Goddesses:


(Women holding things up, as usual!)

Ares, you may be the God of War, but your penis won’t be winning any battles:


(Perhaps a timeless example of how men use war to make up for smaller things?)

And My personal goddess when I was around 8-10 years old, Athena:


(No, really: I read all about Her as a child and paid homage by dressing up as Her for “your favorite book character” day at school, including painting My round, snow sled gold to be My shield and borrowing a teacher’s flag pole to be My spear. I wish I had pictures!)

I also did some shopping and added some hoods and a mask to My collection:


A latex hood with eyes and mouth, a neoprene hood with gas mask, a neoprene double hood, and a cat mask for Me (I have a latex version but wanted vinyl as well).

I had an amazing time but I’m happy to be home and ready to have fun with all you subs and sluts!