Master Bert Cutler


Master Bert Cutler has been out of the SM closet since 1978 and has a passion for Master/slave relationships and community. He is a founder of APEX (Arizona Power Exchange), a founding board member of Butchmanns, an instructor and Executive Committee member for Butchmanns Experience weekends, and a board member of CARAS (Community Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities). He holds the titles of Mr. APEX 1991-1992, Southwest Master 2003, and International Master 2003.

Bert’s academic publications include: 2003 doctoral dissertation “Partner Selection, Power Dynamics, and Sexual Bargaining in Self-Defined BDSM Couples” and co-author in the 2009 Archives of Sexual Behavior “Hormonal Changes and Couple Bonding in Consensual Sadomasochistic Activity.” His doctoral dissertation remains a touchstone for research in the field of human sexuality and provides a rich context for understanding SM as a healthy and empowered aspect of sexual expression.