Venus Cuffs is here to make Black women appreciate and celebrate their bodies.
Throughout history, Black women have been overly sexualized.
But now, it’s time to take control of that narrative.
A Haunting History
Did you know the Jezebel trope targeted enslaved Black women, painting them as immoral and hyper-sexual?
Black women became synonymous with promiscuity and were often described as using their sexual appetites to manipulate men.
This stereotype has lasted for centuries.
Even today, teachers, cops, and other adults view Black girls as more mature than white girls of the same age.
Venus Cuffs’ Trauma
Venus Cuffs was a victim of this mentality.
When Cuffs was only seven, a family friend sexually assaulted her.
However, no one did anything about it, and the predator was around her for years.
Cuffs started to process the trauma when she became a teenager.
People would ask Cuffs if she was a virgin.
She knew she wasn’t technically one, but she also acknowledged that it had not been consensual.
Taking Back Control
When Venus Cuffs turned 17, she took back control of her sexuality.
She went to a kink party where the attendees were intimate in a safe and controlled environment.
When the entrepreneur turned 18, she went to more kink parties and met a submissive at one of them.
Cuffs researched BDSM and learned about female domination.
Through this discovery, she discovered that being a dominatrix was perfect for helping her regain agency over her body.
Because of the nature of the adult entertainment industry, Cuffs grew up fast.
However, the entrepreneur paid her way through college, where she studied business management and finance.
Becoming an Entrepreneur
Venus Cuffs learned she was good at project management and organization through her studies.
She started by throwing her kink parties and organizing sex-positive events.
Attendees always felt safe at her events, and they encouraged her to do more.
A few years later, Cuffs fully transitioned to the nightlife industry.
Since then, Cuffs has had a successful career.
The entrepreneur uses her position to counter the misconceptions and stereotypes about sexual taboos and BDSM in the Black community.
She also owns a class space to teach people about sexual taboos and body positivity.
Venus Cuffs’ message to other Black women is to break barriers, keep doing what they are doing, and make their paper.