Painmaiden.com was started in 2001

Painmaiden.com was started in 2001 by Catherine Macritchie.

I am 37 years old, you have already seen what I look like 😉
So who am I? Sometimes I wonder myself perhaps its all a dream
My name is Catherine Mac Ritchie I am Scottish if you had not guessed that already I was born just outside Edinburgh and grew up in a small fishing village near the coast. I had quite a sheltered upbringing, quite a sweet innocent young girl, nothing like I am now.
After I left school I went to work for my father in Edinburgh and then in London it was here that I started to mix with the bad company I keep these days 🙂

After a stint of doing my own modelling I developed a taste for BDSM.
and that’s where this site was born, we started out as a free site, with contributions from a large BDSM community in France, after 2 months we had to make it a pay site to pay for the bandwidth we were using, I decided then also to add movies to the site, and after 1 year we became very popular, then disaster struck I found out I had a serious illness that needed treatment, at first I was going to close the site as I did not see anyway I could carry on as my health was deteriorating fast, I also had no one to turn too as my parents had alienated me & my girlfriend had left me for a man. I felt totally alone, a dark depression settled over my mind. I was ready to fall into a dark pit, I started drinking too much and cutting myself with blades,I fell into a chasm of pain, forget what you have seen on my sites when your head goes its really bad.and when all seemed lost 2 people came to my aid first Nick my brother who also had some similar problems he helped me back onto the road to recovery. Nick  helped me with my life and with this site, which has continued to grow over the last 5 years to what it is today. Me ? well I have a health problem that’s not going to go away and one of these days it will get the better of me ,but until then I will strive to keep this site going.

So where do I go from here? that’s a good question not one I can answer right now either, I like to make this site the best BDSM site on the net, but I have a long way to go, I have looked at some of the other sites some are much better and some a terrible, I like to make this site good and always stay fair at membership price for you all.