PLAY DOCTOR VIDEO - How did it all get started?
A history and explanation.
- As told to Stanley Zimblatt, Esq.
Of course, PLAY DOCTOR has been a medical fetishist for many years, being identified long before the onset of adulthood. Over the years, his interests became more specific and his collection of materials (printed text & pictures, 8mm film, and VHS tape) grew quite extensively. The problem was that none of it completely satisfied his interests. By 1990, he had accumulated several hours of video that were accumulations of his favorite scenes from many other videos, but, even this was lacking. As the availability and popularity of the Internet increased, PLAY DOCTOR became even more exposed and he was able to arrange meetings with people of similar interests whereby he was able to "play doctor" more frequently. With some people, he was able to capture the experience on 35mm film or VHS tape and so his personal preference collection was started.
In April of 1997, Play Doctor was traveling in the southwest United States and he was supposed to meet up with a friend to "play doctor" and create a video for their personal enjoyment. As the designated weekend approached, the meeting with that friend never materialized but Play Doctor was, nonetheless, prepared to make a video. He had been reading the local underground newspapers and an advertisement caught his attention: "Quality At Its Finest - Specializing in Fantasies, Fetishes, Role Playing, Domination, Erotic Toys, or Whatever Comes To Mind - Voted # 1 Outcall Service - Serious Inquiries Only." It sounded just like what Play Doctor had in mind so he dialed the number and explained exactly what he wanted to do and the kind of girl he was looking for. In about an hour, "Gina" showed up, and HOUSECALL was made (after checking her identification and verifying that she was over 18 years old, of course). She was lots of fun and easy to work with, anal receptive if not even anal erotic (but she never had an enema), and - to this day - Play Doctor says this is his favorite video. Produced on April 20, 1997 Housecall sold 69 copies at an average price of $79.00; expenses were $1,121 and net profit was $4,330.
About two weeks later, Play Doctor had identified a "scene room" for rent that looked just like a doctor's exam room. "That would be perfect!", he thought. He contacted Gina to see if she would be interested in getting together again and, sure enough, she was. About an hour before it was time to meet Gina at the scene room, Play Doctor got a call from Gina's friend. She told him that Gina had been in an accident but that she (her friend) had spoken to Gina, knew what was needed, and that she would be interested in keeping the appointment. So, Play Doctor kept the appointment and met Gina's friend, Ashley at the scene room. Her ID was checked and she was certainly older than 18. Although Ashley wasn't Gina - she was a bit more reserved but still anal erotic (and wanted $200 more), Exam Room was produced on May 5, 1997. It has sold 101 copies at an average price of $79.18; expenses were $2,254 and net profit was $5,743.
Initially, Play Doctor sold the videos through the Internet newsgroups, chat rooms, and word of mouth. For something that was done primarily to satisfy his own interests, he became amazed at the number of people with similar interests . . . and, similar frustrations. People who bought Play Doctor Videos liked what they saw! They were also willing to pay the $75-$100 price for quality medical fetish material. After all, that's what Beth Tyler and other BDSM/Fetish producers were charging and it was a specialty niche market product. Play Doctor thought that maybe he should make another video - this time with every intention of producing a quality medical fetish video! Given the cost to produce the video(s), and to accumulate profit for future productions, Play Doctor felt that purchasers were not just buying a video; they were actually buying a share in the production!
Over the years, Play Doctor had made the acquaintance of Lady Ashley Pierce, a professional Mistress and Dominatrix. She had a fully equipped and very adequate "medical" room and Play Doctor had visited her on several occasions. She understood the fetish and she played it out well! By her own admission, it was one of her favorites. Play Doctor discussed with her the possibility of making a "male doctor/female nurse, female patient" exam video and she was very interested; she even had a friend who would be the patient. Play Doctor had also made friends with a person who shared the same interests (initially, a purchaser of Play Doctor Videos) and who was able to operate the video camera. No longer would the video camera sit on a tripod and be adjusted by Play Doctor as the scene required; "Dr. Rick" would be the cameraman. The date was set and, on November 6, 1998, Visit to the Gynecologist was produced. It was the # 1 BESTSELLING Play Doctor Video! 103 copies were sold at an average price of $77.23; expenses were $4,076 and net profit was $3,879.
In the Spring of 1999, Play Doctor was contacted by a female, "Linda", in the San Francisco area (who had an interest in medical fetish and especially enemas) suggesting that he have a website. They got to discussing the idea, and the fact that Play Doctor had no interest in learning how to develop and maintain a website, although he thought it was a good idea. She offered to develop the website for him and he let her try it - providing her with some material and figuring that was the last of her. Well, he was wrong. A few days later, she contacted him and gave him an address where he could look at the "beta-version" PLAY DOCTOR website. He really liked it and - long story short - they formed a relationship and the PLAY DOCTOR website ( as it previously existed - www.playdr.com) was born! Over several months, the popularity grew to such an extent that it was costing Play Doctor $500 - $1,000 per month to have the website hosted. It was at that time September, 1999 - that Play Doctor decided to have ADULT CHECK be the Adult Verification Service (AVS) for the website. Video sales increased, the cost of having the website hosted decreased, and Play Doctor made about $400 per month from the AVS (until ADULT CHECK got greedy in December, 2002). The compulsive masturbators and freeloaders were doing nothing but costing Play Doctor money. In January, 2001 Play Doctor had to located a new webmaster because Linda had encountered some personal problems and was no longer able to work on the website. Through Internet newsgroups, Play Doctor put out an appeal and "interviewed" various people who responded. Ultimately, Harvey (from offshore) was selected and he did a fine job of maintaining the website through December, 2003.
In the Spring of 1999, Play Doctor decided to try a little experiment and test out the male-to-male medical fetish market. He had made the acquaintance of "Dr. Marc" who ran the Fantasy Hospital. The unique thing about Dr. Marc and the Fantasy Hospital is that it is an authentically reproduced hospital room and procedures suite and Dr. Marc is a trained medical professional able to administer sedation and perform procedures such as catheterization and sigmoidoscopy. Teaming up with Dr. Marc and, with Dr. Rick at the camera, Mr. Lee Visits the Clinic was produced on April 10, 1999. Expense was minimal and profit was split three ways. There were 54 copies sold at an average price of $86.06; expense was $678 and net profit was $3,969.
Shortly thereafter, Play Doctor again teamed up with Lady Ashley Pierce to produce an "instructional video" about the various ways to measure body temperature - followed by the cameraman getting caught masturbating and being disciplined in the exam room by the Nurse - Lady Ashley Pierce. Nurse Takes Her Temperature was produced on July 23, 1999 at a cost of $1,619. 45 copies were sold at an average price of $51.91, so net profit was $717. Play Doctor thought that this was a pretty "hot" video but, apparently, the market did not agree. "Nurse Ashley is sooo sensuous and sexy . . .", Play Doctor says.
While video sales continued month after month, and website revenue from the AVS was a steady source of cash, Play Doctor was thinking about the next video possibility. In the bleak mid-winter, he was talking to Lady Ashley Pierce and the idea of creating a sequel to the Mr. Lee video was discussed. Dr. Rick was available to do the videography, sales had been good enough to support funding another video, so - teaming up with Lady Ashley Pierce once again - Mr. Lee & The Nurse was produced on February 14, 2000 to show the sequel/follow-up visit. Expense was $2,454 and 47 copies of the video were sold at an average price of $76.94; net profit was $1,163.
Several months later, Play Doctor was in a YAHOO! chat room (which he says is mostly a waste of time) when he asked a female user whether she had any interest in being in a PLAY DOCTOR medical fetish video. As it turned out, she had done some B&D work and she was very curious about "medical", including getting an enema which she never had. Play Doctor thought that, like most chats, this would go nowhere but the communication continued and a date was set to rendezvous at a convenient location for Play Doctor, Dr. Rick, and . . . Samantha. Everything went as planned (and Samantha's ID was checked and her age verified - she's a mommy!) and Samantha was given her First Exam & First Enema, the title of the seventh PLAY DOCTOR video. The production date was June 15, 2000 at a cost of $1,823; 48 copies of the video were sold at an average price of $74.53 with a net profit of $1,751.
Then, for two years, there was a dry spell and Play Doctor was unable to secure models for photo or video work despite all of his best efforts. A site for models surfaced - One Model Place - and that turned up nothing, in fact, they eventually banned Play Doctor from being a member. Play Doctor contacted them but they arrogantly and ignorantly refused any discussion. Play Doctor continued to search model groups and websites in search of female models interested in doing medical fetish photo/video work. He became very frustrated knowing that they had to be out there; they were doing "worse things" involving being beaten and even urinated upon! At last, he received a reply from a female who was interested in something for her and her friend. She couldn't travel, but her metro NYC location could be accommodated and Play Doctor and Dr. Rick rendezvoused at her apartment in the Bronx. On July 3, 2002 Two Girls Play Doctor was produced - in sweltering heat - in a third floor apartment with an overworked and under-powered window air conditioner (of course, only after Ids were checked and ages weer verified to be over 18). Although both girls were a bit giggly - and the one who played the part of the patient turned out to be hesitant to vaginal or anal insertions - they managed to get some good footage and a reasonable video at a cost of $3,301! The market for girl/girl medical fetish video is not as strong as Play Doctor thought with just 42 copies of the video being sold at an average price of $59.87; net loss of $786.32.
Even though Play Doctor was a bit discouraged, he kept trying to figure out "the secret". One day, however, Play Doctor received inquiry from a female who had done a bit of bondage and fetish modeling and she was very curious about medical fetish. Play Doctor arranged to meet her and they "played doctor" for several hours. Following that session, they stayed in contact until she was ready to explore her curiosities again. This time, they would do a video (but, unfortunately, Dr. Rick was not able to be there to film it) and Curious Nurse was produced on December 3, 2002 (after verifying from their previous meeting that she was over 18) to include her getting her very first enema, too (and showing the expulsion)! This was not a video for everybody, but there were 23 copies of the video sold at an average price of $66.25. Expenses were $1,090; net profit for this production was $433.
Play Doctor had become frustrated trying to produce medical fetish videos outside of an exam room. Strong sales from Exam Room and Visit to the Gynecologist had shown him that the market responded best to: 1) Male doctor/female patient scenarios; 2) in a medical setting. He began looking for an opportunity to secure an exam room, either on a part-time basis or in a situation that he controlled exclusively such as owning a building. He began to look for investment real estate when it seemed that he could not rent an exam room from a true medical professional.