WARNING - Potentially HOT :jumping0039: topic. Please try and keep it a friendly, informed debate. I understand how ProDommes work, they provide a service for which they are paid. I DON'T under Financial Domination. 1. Why are some men happy to empty their wallets for women (!?) they will probably never meet, or even speak to on the phone or webcam? 2. Why do FinDommes apparently experience no feelings of guilt? My general ponderings/ramblings... I guess if someone wants to empty their wallet over a pretty picture, and the woman behind it wants lots of freebies it's a win/win. Maybe it is one of the ultimate forms of control. Maybe taking money/gifts IS a kind of service! Supply and demand. I've seen a huge increase of cashpigs and Princesses around the net lately. They all seem to get along happily and the Princesses are raking it in. Does it take a certain kind of person to be able to gold-dig? I just can't get my head around it! I have a couple of wishlists because people ask me if I would like something for my birthday/christmas/etc or because I've played with them at a club. I'm not very good at accepting gifts (even from pet!) so the wishlist is a "distant" method for me. If someone buys something it's because they wanted to. I take a percentage of pet's wages, but we live together and have a house to run and bills to pay. I don't go off splurging it on kinky boots (much as he probably wishes I would!) I used to be materialistic. When I was with my (hopefully soon to be ex) husband I could have whatever I wanted. I went shopping for fun, left the bags on the dining room table and would return to them 2 days later and think "oh, I don't remember buying that!" I had numerous items in my wardrobe with the labels still on. My "aha!" moment was when he was away for Valentines, and I had my heart set on a beautiful pink sapphire and diamond bracelet. It wasn't cheap. I knew he hadn't bought me anything and I'd hinted and hinted at this damn bracelet for ages. So I rang him and said "I'm in front of that bracelet, I want it for Valentines, can I buy it?" He said yes, and I bought it, and I realised that it meant absolutely nothing to me. I still want nice things, I still want to make this house a home, and I still need to pay the bills, so I'd lie if I said money wasn't important... but how do people get off on being bestowed with gifts 24/7? I have nothing against the whole FinDomme thing, I just can't understand the psychology.