Master Bert Cutler, International Master 2003

Master Bert Cutler, PhD
International Master 2003

Master Bert considers himself an SM lifer, having built his first wooden stocks in 1954 (courtesy of the Cub Scouts) and started exploring out of the SM closet in 1978. Now retired, he professionally has had roles as an electronic engineer, a software designer and entrepreneur, a college professor, and a sexologist and BDSM researcher.

Bert has a passion for Master/slave dynamics and the possibility of self-actualization when living an examined M/s life.  He is co-founder and incorporator of the Arizona Power Exchange [a 501(c)(7) corporation], a founding board member emeritus of Butchmann’s, Inc., and a former board member of CARAS.  Bert’s academic publications include: 2003 doctoral dissertation “Partner Selection, Power Dynamics, and Sexual Bargaining in Self-Defined BDSM Couples” and, as a member of Northern Illinois University BDSM Research Team, has co-authored several academic papers with the team (  He holds the titles of Mr. APEX 1991-1992, Southwest Master 2003, and International Master 2003.  He received the Guy Baldwin Master/slave Heritage Award 2018 at MsC, as well as the Master Heart Award 2013.