If Fifty Shades of Grey has taught us anything, it's that we love naughty sex. Of course that doesn't always have to involve whips, chains, and nipple clamps. In fact, the book being touted as big as or even bigger than the saga of Christian and Ana is The Mistress Contract, a memoir detailing a real contract between a married man and the other woman. It basically lays out everything she will get from him financially in return for being his dedicated booty call. Crazy? Well, it may not be as bad or as scandalous as you may think.
The one-page letter laid out how their relationship would work. In exchange for the mistress's services and becoming his "sexual property," he would, in turn, compensate her with "tasteful accommodations to her liking" and also foot the bill for their outings. On top of that, the woman wrote she would perform "all sexual acts as requested, with suspension of historical, emotional, psychological disclaimers."
I know what you are thinking -- this is basically a contract for prostitution. But I beg to differ. Why isn't it good, practical business sense? These kinds of unspoken deals happen all the time in relationships. You get serious with a guy and you expect him to buy you things, take care of you. Certainly many mistresses do too. So if you are going to debase yourself and be with a married man, why not have a little insurance?
I'm not saying this is right morally. Obviously cheating on your wife or having sex with a man you know is married rarely has a happy ending for anyone involved. But somehow the presence of this contract has helped give their arrangement longevity. Perhaps it was having such a clear set of rules and expectations set in place that kept them so willing to be together. She is now 88 and he is 93 and they are still in contact over 30 years after their affair began. It's crazy to think that most marriages don't even make it to year 5 and here they are still going strong. Bet Christian and Ana can't top that!
What do you think of the mistress contract?
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