The Daily Beast spoke to Mad Men creator/executive producer Matthew Weiner about the aftereffects of the Drapers’ divorce, whether Betty is a terrible mother, Don’s S&M fetish, the triumphant return of Joan (Christina Hendricks), and much more.
The relationship between paying for sex and power, that is to say who holds the power in the client-provider interaction, is complicated, as is the question of who has the power when someone is being paid and carefully constructing a scenario where they get slapped. So far I don't see a lot that's revealing about the sex Don's having. He has a highly contrived and controlled fantasy he plays out (bra must be on, woman on top, slapping in the face). It's just like the rest of his life. In this way at least the sex seems to fit with his character.