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Bdsm Reference Books: Studies and Essays

Painfully Obvious by Robert Davolt

"Painfully Obvious" is a collection of 40 provocative essays by the former publisher of Drummer magazine and popular San Francisco leather columnist Robert davolt. Originally written for the this anthology takes an unorthodox look at leather relationships, community, contests, business, tradition, history and leadership. Inside perspective and practical tips on "what To War," "Leather On The Cheap" and "Passing The Bar," are delivered with authoritative research and barbed humor.
Juice: Electricity for Pleasure and Pain by Uncle Abdul

As an electrical engineer I find Juice an excellant resource in the field of the erotic use of electricity. Not only are the principles included accurate and applicable, but they are presented in a way that is both humerous and highly understandable by even a reader who had trouble with electricity in their high school physics. Having also checked out the other books in the field, Juice is the only one I've seen that presents the material this well. I also have to compliment the author on his commitment to safety in the erotic use of electricity. This cannot be more emphasized than he has done in his book.
A Defense of Masochism by Anita Phillips

With wit, grace, and theoretical rigor, Phillips ventures into the black vinyl depths of masochism and reclaims it. In Phillips's view, the very concept of masochism has been misunderstood for some years now, stripped of import and culturally defused in a way that benefits no one. Her ``project,'' as she defines it, means rescuing masochism from - its identity as a sickness, as something pathological, and setting it back into the context of diverse human experience and artistic creativity.''
Public Sex: The Culture of Radical Sex by Patrick Califia-Rice, Pat Califia

Public Sex comprises 19 of Califia's smartest essays on sex and politics from 1980 to the present. Always intelligent but never academic, Califia takes bold, unpopular stances on censorship and sexual freedom.
Ties That Bind: The SM/Leather/Fetish Erotic Style: Issues, Commentaries and Advice by Guy Baldwin, Joseph Bean

The writings of one of the most respected and knowledgable people on the subject of SM/leather/fetish erotic style has been compiled in this book. Issues regarding relationships, the community, the SM experience, and personal transformation, as they relate to this form of erotic play, are addressed. Unlike many in the mental health field, Mr. Baldwin takes the approach that this style of erotic play can definitely be part of a healthy expression of one's sexuality. Many have benefitted from his sound advice in seminars, worjkshops and through his many published articles. Now, much of this man's wisdom has been published for you in this book.
The Ties That Bind by Venessa Duries

The incredible confessions of a thrillingly unconventional woman. From the first page, this chronicle of dominance and submission will keep you gasping with its vivid depicitons of sensual abandon. At the hand of Masters Georges, Patrick, Pierre and others, this submissive seductress experiences pleasures she never knew existed....
Bound to Be Free: The Sm Experience by Charles Moser, J. J. Madeson

Of the vast array of human sexual behaviors and practices, sadomasochism (SM) is probably the least understood and, thus, the most feared among the general public. Moser and Madeson here provide perhaps the first intelligent, fully informed, fact-based discussion of what SM is, what it means to its practitioners, how it is practiced, and the structure of its subculture in contemporary American society. Moser, a practicing psychotherapist and counselor, provides the clinical approach taken in the first few chapters. Madeson, a 15-year participant in the SM subculture, provides the practical viewpoint taken in the remaining three quarters of the book. Together, they provide a perspective that is uniquely accurate, sensitive, and fair in its depiction and interpretation of erotic sadomasochism. Highly recommended for academic and special human sexuality collections; small and medium-size public libraries should consider if they have strong popular sex collections.
S&M: Studies in Dominance & Submission by Thomas S. Weinberg

This is a good book for anyone who is curious about the art of S&M. It is written in sections covering everything from simple knots and restraints to branding, cutting and leather clubs. It is a very well written book and covers alot of ground. If you are looking for answers to why you have always thought rope or leather were exciting, this is the book for you. If you are looking for naughty stories, pick something else. Rather heavy reading at points, but overall - very informative.
Erotic Surrender: The Sensual Joys of Female Submission by Claudia Varrin
Varrin relates her personal experiences with submissive fantasies as she introduces the general D&S (dominance and submission) vocabulary and emphasizes the emotional and physical benefits that can be derived from erotic surrender.