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Dominatrix Causes A Stir After She’s Spotted Walking Man On A Leash Through Fancy Grocery Store

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Shoppers at a grocery store in Los Angeles were shocked to witness a kinky public display of a dominatrix taking her submissive out, on all fours, to stock up on goods.

IAMSOUND record label co-owner Paul Tao—who made the photo of a prodom on a pet play date go viral—said he found the pic through a game of telephone.

A shopper at Erewhon—an upscale grocery store—captured the encounter and posted it in a group chat. A member of the group who saw the photo was a friend of Tao and shared it with him.

Tao then tweeted the photo on Saturday, and the result was the viral photo you can see below.

People online had mixed reactions.

The Daily Dot learned the name of the prodom is Mistress Lark, a 21-year-old bisexual musician and illustrator.

Lark was left homeless at 17 after an alleged sexual assault by a family member. She began prodom work when she was 18 after responding to a sex dungeon ad.

She explained:

“I had a few encounters with sex work underage. It was something I wasn’t hesitant to do.”

“I came across an ad for a dungeon on craigslist, and they said if you qualified you can live there as well. So that’s where the journey began.”

She told the media outlet she offers “standard femdom kinks,” but prefers more of lifestyle domination with “true, long-term, dedicated” submissives.

So what brought her to Erewhon that day?

“I just wanted some juice.”

“I was out with my sub and my friends shooting some videos and just doing shopping. We stopped in Erewhon.”

“Lots of cameras and attention, but the security let us through valet and let us check out our pricey basket before finally asking us to leave.”

Despite the hubbub and being politely asked to leave, Lark complimented the staff for their handling of the situation.

“They said ‘we respect what you are trying to do, but we are going to have to ask you to leave’.”

“The funny part was that we did have to walk back through the store in order to get the car out of valet.”

“The security guards followed us out, lol, but the valet did still give us our free water! Can’t knock their service I guess.”

Lark refuted online claims of being asked to leave the store because she was “whipping the guy” or she “sat on the patio and fed him out of a dog bowl” before whipping him “with a crazy belt.”

She clarified:

“Didn’t have a dog bowl yet. We bought one after.”

“I did paddle him. No more than twice though.”

“He tried to touch my leg too high up my thigh and I didn’t like it. There weren’t any children nearby or anything.”

Tao’s posting of the photo featuring the prodom with her submissive in public created quite a debate on Twitter.

In response to the controversy, Tao said:

“I just thought it was really funny. If I had actually been there I prob would have just taken a photo and then gone about my business.”

“Definitely surprising but you know, the Erewhon is like a block away from Rough Trade the bondage store so it’s not that insane.”

He also argued that the couple was in a public space “and obviously not shy” about her pet play date.

He mentioned Lark reached out to him after the photo went viral and expressed interest in gaining further exposure.

“She asked me to tag her and on her Instagram [and] is telling every big account that posts it to tag her, so she def wants to be in the public eye.”

“She only had like 500 followers on Twitter when this started.”

Koh Mochizuki

Written by Koh Mochizuki

Koh Mochizuki is a New York-based actor and writer. Originally hailing from Los Angeles, he received his B.A. in English literature and is fluent in Japanese. Disney parks are his passion, and endless cups of coffee are a necessity. Instagram: kohster Twitter: @kohster1