Surveillance Kink: Under My Watchful Eye
Updated: Apr 29
We live in a world of ever-increasing surveillance. Smart speakers in our homes listen to every word we say, the extremely popular Ring doorbells likely capture most of us at some point in our daily activities outside the house, and witnessing a drone flying overhead is becoming more and more a normal part of life. Smart vacuums map out the layout and furnishings of our houses, our phones track our heartrates and breathing patterns as we sleep, and those examples only scrape the surface. Did you know that many Police departments use unmanned license plate scanners that record the license plates of every car as it passes by? That facial recognition software is used in many airports to scan the faces of travelers as they hustle to their flights? That many urban cities use machines with long-distance sound detection to listen for and record the location of gunshots?
No, this hasn't turned into a blog for paranoid ramblings- these are the realities of living in a modern, technology-heavy part of the world. I think it's fair to say that the idea of being under surveillance makes most people feel some degree of unease, regardless of what they are doing while being surveilled. Many of us were forced to read George Orwell's 1984 in High School and it left a mark on us, planting the seed that surveillance can easily grow beyond simple safety measures and become oppressive. Like any other non-consensual power dynamic that exists in this world, this creates ripe ground for consensual fantasy as a way to re-frame and process our discomfort. Thus, a surveillance kink is born!
Before I became a Professional Dominatrix, I was very active in the FinDom community and fell in love with Teamviewer. For those who are unfamiliar, it's software that allows you to (with consent) remotely access the desktop of another computer. You can either silently watch as that person uses their computer, or you can turn off their ability to move the cursor and type and make them watch helplessly as you do whatever you please on their device! I loved the ability to take over control of someone's computer - such a deeply personal item full of potentially incriminating information - but even more so I loved the thrill of surveilling someone's online activities from afar. This was My first taste of surveillance kink and I couldn't get enough. For the many years since, I've dreamt of finding a submissive who was as enthusiastic as I about consensual surveillance. I visited Mistrix Sade in New York a few years ago and was told all about Their sub who wears a 24/7 GPS tracker. My brain lit up with excitement and possibility! It had never occurred to Me that there were people who enjoyed that extreme a degree of kinky surveillance from the other side of the slash. I knew this was something I needed to experience for Myself one day.
I'm happy to say that I currently have a submissive being GPS tracked 24/7, and he will soon have his GPS device permanently locked to his body. This is only the beginning, as there are so many other possibilities when it comes to surveillance play. As technology evolves and surveillance tech becomes available in smaller and smaller packages, who knows what kinds of fantasies will become attainable. Some of the ominous, thrilling possibilities that flutter around in My mind based on current tech include surveillance cameras installed in a sub's home that alert Me to their movements around the house and even give Me the ability to speak to them through a speaker on the camera, having the ability to control a submissive's thermostat, household lighting, and appliances from afar (so many mindfucking opportunities!), being alerted whenever they make a purchase, monitoring their email accounts, and so much more. The idea of having a sub move throughout the world constantly conscious of the fact that I'm watching their every movement is absolutely delicious to Me. Do you have a surveillance kink? What does that look like for you? What specific surveillance scenarios fill you with that wonderful combination of terror and arousal?