I just can't comprehend how many building codes a contractor has to deal with. I have found myself getting physically angry watching a HGTV show, when they talk about the ceiling not being up to code for being 2 centimeters short. Now a poor sex dominatrix has to "whip" out $13,000 in fines, because her sex dungeon didn't have a fire escape.

According to the British tabloid Mirror

A dominatrix who forced men to dress as women while they were chained up and whipped faces an £8,000 bill ... for breaching fire safety laws.

Lorraine White, 41, was prosecuted by the fire service after they were called to a fire and could not get in to her sex dungeon in Stockport, the Manchester Evening News reports.

Stockport magistrates' court heard how firemen finally gained access and found a trove of handcuffs, chains and other restraining devices in the basement.

The fire had been sparked by a leaking gas heater.