March 27, 2008 09:21am
Mina Meow is One Smart Kitty
Source: Adult Industry News
by: Rebecca Anderson
One thing that surfaces again and again when talking to the models in the BDSM scene is that on the whole these are very intelligent, educated people. Mina Meow is the perfect example - college educated, kind, articulate and self aware, Mina is an absolute pleasure to deal with an a great role model for anyone looking to work or play in the BDSM lifestyle.
I met Mina recently at the SF Fetish Ball (she’s even more stunning in person, by the way) and I had the pleasure of asking a few questions about her life, work, new home and such. Here’s what she had to say...
AINews - First, What Name Do you Want This Profile to be Under, I.E., Arachnia Webb, Mina Meow, etc?
Mina Meow - Please put it under Mina Meow as that is what I am working under these days, but you can mention that I used to work under the name Arachnia Webb, I underwent a necessary image change.
AINews - What are you Doing to Your Apartment, Re: ''Putting the Finishing Touches On it?''
MM - I recently moved into a little studio apartment in Hollywood. It is tiny! It was built in the 20s so there is the smallest little closet I have ever seen and hardly any room for anything. So I spent a lot of tie reorganizing and trying to get a system to make my wardrobe and everything else easy to get to yet out of the way. It took a lot of time and a lot of trips to Target and Bed, Bath and Beyond but finally it is my little sanctuary away from the world where I can relax, work and play with my kitties.
AINews - You Do Both Fetish Modeling Work and Performance for Sites Like Society SM, Fuckedandbound, Water Bondage...Do you Have a Preference for the Modeling Versus the Performance or Vice Versa, and Why?
MM - You know it is really hard to differentiate between it all for me. I do what I enjoy and love, if I didn't enjoy what I do I would stop doing it. I enjoy the fetish modeling and photo work as it gives me an opportunity to get glammed up, which I love. I really enjoy being cinched in extremely tight with my corsets, the feel of my vintage stockings and the look and feel of my latex, and of course nothing like a beautiful tall heel. Working with the BDSM sites allows me an opportunity to explore another side of my personality and sexuality. I love BDSM, and I love hard, tight bondage, I love the challenge that comes with it. The processing of pain, not knowing what may come next, and pushing my bodies limits is very exhilarating and I eroticize pain so it turns me on as well. It feeds the masochist in me and the exhibitionist as well.
AINews - In the Albums On Your Myspace Page, There are a Couple of Pictures of you with Body Piercing Done for a Specific Shot. One Appears to be Feathers in Your Left Shoulder, the Other with a Corset On Your Back. Can you Tell Me a Little Bit About Those Shots, What that is Like, Etc...
MM - I did the corset piercing for a photo shoot with Jody Cortes, the piercing was done by Master Liam. Being pierced is a big rush for me as I have a fear of needles and being forced into a position where I am forced to deal with that fear is very intense for me. Jody and I were talking about doing something kind of extreme, and this for me was extreme, as I had done play piercing before but hadn't had that many needled put in me at a single time, but I wanted to do it and push myself, to see if I was capable of it, and Jody wanted to photograph it, so it worked out very well. I'm extremely pleased with the outcome of it!
AINews - Do you Have any Preferences Between Working with any of the San Francisco Companies (Twisted and Kink) and Which Would you Recommend to New, Young Talent? More Experienced Talent?
MM - I've only worked for Twisted Factory once almost a year ago, and I've only worked with Kink. com twice, once for waterbondage. com with Lew Rubens (which was a blast!) and once for devicebondage.com. I don't travel up there that often which is unfortunate as I would like to work with both companies more. I stay in the LA area a lot more and travel across the country. I can't really compare the sites I work for and say which I prefer and why because I get such gratifyingly different experiences from all of them. What is really wonderful is that all the companies I have had the pleasure to work with do their best to work within everyone's limits, so the newer talent and more experienced talent can have a scene that is made within their limits and abilities, and is their own unique experience. What I have really been enjoying lately is doing live performances in front of a crowd. I've had the honor to perform a few times with Anastasia Pierce and it is a blast. We do really sexually charged erotic shows and they are lots of fun, and the energy I get from it, being in front of my peers is an amazing rush! So I imagine you will be seeing me do more of that in the future hopefully.
AINews - If you Were not Doing This for a Living, What Do you Think you'd be Doing?
MM - I went to school for psychology, so if I wasn't doing this I would probably be a sex therapist somewhere helping people out with their relationships with themselves and others. I am really fascinated by sexuality so I would be really interested in working in helping people explore their sexuality to make it more enjoyable and opening them up to experimenting with all the possibilities that can be experienced.
AINews - What is the Worst Hotel Room you Have Ever Stayed in?
MM - I just got back from Chicago and the hotel I stayed at out there was tiny! Not kidding there was barely enough room for the bed, about 2 feet on each side of it till you hit the walls. No closet, no where to put luggage or unpack, two drawers and a little cabinet that was supposed to be a closet but I couldn't hang anything in there. I've also stayed in hotels where it is freezing out and the heat doesn't work, not fun, especially when you shoot there and need to be nude.
AINews - What’s the Strangest Food you Have Ever Eaten?
MM - It was either crocodile or alligator, I can't remember what they told me but it was squishy. I have a thing for textures and I don't deal well with squishy food so I couldn't even get myself to swallow it. Yuck!
Photo by Isaac Madera