Grandma's X-rated career change following divorce

A British grandmother has shocked after deciding to ditch her career as a chef for something more X-rated following her divorce from her husband of 25 years.

Sherry Lever, 69, decided she wanted a higher paying job after her divorce and decided to try out life as a phone sex worker before then becoming a dominatrix.

Mistress Sofia
A British grandmother has shocked after deciding to ditch her career as a chef for something more X-rated after her divorce from her husband of 25 years. Photo: Twitter/Sherry Lever

"It started simply because I needed to make some extra money and I’d gone through a very bad divorce," Sherry, AKA 'Mistress Sofia', told The Morning Show.

"I wasn’t earning enough as a chef and I came across a documentary about phone chat girls and I decided I’d give it a go."

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She soon discovered many of the calls were about domination and she realised she was "very dominant", but those urges had been "subdued".

The mother-of-three shared that her children are completely understanding of her new career, where she charges men upwards of $220 an hour to "humiliate them" while they clean her home and undergoing tasks while wearing costumes and masks.

Mistress Sofia in leather outfit
Sherry decided she wanted to earn more than she was able to as a chef and now earns more than $200 an hour. Photo: Twitter/Sherry Lever

She also explained that there's no specific type of man who likes to be submissive and her clients range from "a high court judge down to a dustman".

Mistress Sofia said she wanted to address the misconception that what she does is sex work because she doesn't even allow her clients to touch her anywhere other than her feet.

After first being interviewed on TV, she received countless emails from women asking for advice on getting into the profession.

"It really touched me and it actually made me feel I was helping somebody who had been in my situation," she told Barcroft TV.

Mistress Sofia dressed as school girl
Mistress Sofia said she wanted to address the misconception that what she does is sex work, because she doesn't even allow her clients to touch her anywhere other than her feet. Twitter/Sherry Lever

She is now teaching other women how to become dominatrixes.

"They have to meet my criteria, so they have to be in a place in their lives I was in when I first started," she explained, adding she wished she had a mentor when she started out.

"It’s very important with something like whipping – you can’t just pick up a cane and go caning, because there are places you can’t cane."

"You have to know what you’re doing because you can damage somebody."

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