Mistress Kalyss Mercury
BDSM Educator, Speaker & Advisor
Kink Research Pioneer
Fetish Model & Performer
Temple Arts Priestess
Born to be Queen, Finding the Inner Goddess
As a first child to an upper class family descending from the French aristocracy, Ms. Mercury learned how to rule and lead others early on. Her family had a few servants, as it was customary in Brazilian culture. Yet, as her mother was a humanitarian, she taught Kalyss to treat servants with respect and kindness, while still maintaining her position as "Little Lady" of the house. She was educated in one of Rio's finest international schools, where she excelled in leadership positions. As part of her "debutante" training, she also had extra curricular classes in deportment, etiquette, ballet, ballroom & modern dance, and catwalk modelling.
"I was often the one in charge of activities in school. Even as a young child, I exerted my leadership among my friends choosing what games we would play and generally making the decisions for the group. If people didn't want to follow my ideas, I would do my own thing. I wasn't a bully, I never hit other kids or forced them to do anything... But if they wanted my attention, it was my way or the highway. Before becoming Class President, I was Queen of the Playground."
Upon graduating as salutatorian with an International Baccalaureate diploma, she received a scholarship to Princeton University, where she completed a Psychology BA with honors. But behind the studious exterior, there was a wild craving for something more...
In the sexually conservative environment of Princeton, New Jersey, Ms Mercury felt suffocated. Fortunately, New York City was only an hour away, so she slowly began her exploration of the city's nightlife, including fetish events. Gradually she learned about BDSM through books, the internet and social gatherings. During her study abroad in Sydney, Australia, she finally learned about pro-domming. After a particularly vigorous flogging at a fetish party, her victim enquired which domme house she worked at. "I can do this for work!?"- Soon after she became an apprentice at one of Sydney's BDSM houses and thus her Domina journey began.
Since then, she has travelled the world dominating submissives in private sessions, performing at events, and teaching workshops and continuing her eternal search for wisdom. With a voracious appetite for knowledge, she recently completed a masters degree in neuroscience, concentrating on how pain and other BDSM activities can reduce stress, anxiety and psychological strain. For more details, check her blog The Science of Kink. Learning about the brain kickstarted Ms. Mercury's recent exploration of Tantra, mindfulness and kundalini awakening. She is currently experimenting with the combination of Tantra, BDSM, neuroscience and emotional de-armouring for promoting a deeper connection between mind, body, heart and spirit and blossoming the inner God and Goddess in each of us.