Is Mrs. Timney really a puritan or a prude? with footnote on the nature of BDSM
It's possible that she's neither puritan nor prude, but thinks "gee, now I is da Home Secretary so I's got to act tough on da pervs." And meanwhile secretly enjoys in private the delights of an extensive wardrobe of leather and latex (bought, we hope, not at public expense, but keep looking through those receipts, lads!)
As for BDSM, now that elderlybloke has managed to pick himself up off the floor after being confronted with the facts of life as they are in the 21st century, I can assure him that most of the practitioners are very weak tea indeed. I used to attend the weekly munches of a local kink group, but got tired of their unending emphasis on whip/spank/beat/flog/flagellate with distinct hints of school-girlish giggles over doing "something dirty". In fact, it was all extremely tame and even more extremely boring. Tough ol' pervs like me need stronger meat than that.
More anent Mrs. Timney: Maybe Sarah Bee should take her shopping?