will find a small collection of fiction and nonfiction books listed below.
The titles and author's names are linked to the store and database at
Amazon.com should you wish to learn more or make a purchase from them.
Leatherman's Handbook: Silver Jubilee Edition
A good introduction to the gay male SM world of
the early 1970s revised briefly for the 2000 edition. It gives a good
basic overview of the history of "Old Guard" as well as insights
into how different from and similar to gay SM is from het SM.
Leatherman's Handbook: The Original
Anyone wanting to learn the
"Old Guard" ways will find many of its roots here.
for the Shy: Show Off, Dress Up and Talk Hot
Carol Queen is absolutely the best. She makes sense out of
feelings most people share but are afraid to admit. You should read this
little book, especially if you have any shy tendencies. We would all live
fuller lives if we could follow half of her truths.
the Ropes: A Basic Guide to Safe and Fun S/m Lovemaking
Race Bannon provides some
much-appreciated accurate information in this honest and straightforward
basic guide to S/M. He explodes prevalent myths about S/M and replaces
them with a playground of erotic fantasy and an emphasis on consensuality.
Possibly the most important trait of this book, though, is that it's
delightfully devoid of the "This is the One True Way" trap
evident in too many sexuality manuals.
Delightful examples of questions and issues that
commonly come up during negotiation, useful for both the novice just
learning to say yes, and the more experienced hand who has met a new
partner. The chapter on "S/M Technique" includes good basic
safety and sensation information. A recommended reading list, and a
glossary. --Cheryl Trooskin
Magic 2 Ed: A Guide to S/M for Adventurous Couples
Need help with your riding-crop
technique? Wonder how to wrap your husband like a mummy? Sensuous
Magic has the answers. Writer, therapist, and sex radical Patrick
Califia-Rice has updated his classic introduction to S/M and power play to
embrace couples of all persuasions and at every stage of experience.
Although not a comprehensive technical guide (you will need a book on rope
bondage, for instance, if you want to learn appropriate knots and
techniques), Califia-Rice's text offers insightful warnings, advice, and
commentary, the kind of guidance you might expect from a seasoned mentor.
It is especially well-suited to daring beginners, who can learn the basics
on safety and communication, while being titillated by more advanced
topics like whip selection and master/slave contracts. --Regina Marler
Magic: A Guide for Adventurous Couples
Sensuous Magic is clear, succinct and engaging even for the reader for
whom S/M isn't the sexual behavior of choice. Califia's prose is soothing,
informative and non-judgmental she both instructs her reader and explores
the territory for them. When she is writing about the dynamics of sex and
the technical aspects of it, Califia is the Dr. Ruth of the alternative
Bride Wore Black Leather...And He Looked Fabulous!: An Etiquette Guide for
the Rest of Us
This is an excellent, helpful guide to etiquette for
folks who didn't think Miss Manners would work for them - although, as
Drew slyly implies, she could! The book offers common-sense advice told
humorously and well for folks who move regularly in non-traditional roles
and relationship structures.
Mistress Manual: The Good Girl's Guide to Female Dominance
It's everything the author says and more. One of the few
books that stresses that this should be done for the couple's MUTUAL
pleasure. I also think it may be the only book out there that comes from a
monogamous loving relationship viewpoint - not that is the only way to go
in this lifestyle but very rarely talked about. It's fun, HUMAN, and very
Sexually Dominant Woman: A Workbook for Nervous Beginners
This was a wonderful book for the curious beginner. It
was written in a very clear and open style, defining terms as it went
along. The author was careful to explain drawbacks as well as benefits of
different types of dominant/submissive play, and gave many safety tips as
she went along. Many suggestions for further reading were also given. The
book is best for the beginner to BDSM, and works well for both dominant
and submissive as a reference. For more experienced players, the safety
reminders would be most useful.
of Unusual Sex Practices
What other people do for their
pleasure is often shocking--and fascinating. That's why Brenda Love's
authoritative and entertaining book is so mesmerizing. From adultery and
birth control to computer sex and pubic hair sculpture, Love probes more
than 700 topics, including both norms and extremes. 150 line drawings.
of the Cane
Levi L Cane is notorious for writing some of the
world's most depraved stories. His tales of bondage, punishment and sexual
torment are always graphic and he has been acclaimed for his attention to
explicit detail. After reading only one novel, Rose is convinced that she
doesn't want to know anything more about the author, or discover the
secret of how he develops his stories. But fate and circumstances work
against Rose, leaving her trapped and at the mercy of the novelist.
Despite her reluctance, she is soon on the verge of learning all about his
meticulous research and, with the help of the Servants of the Cane, it is
a lesson she will never forget.
When their plane is hijacked and forced to land in the African
state of Leontondo, lovely Jane Freeman and petite redhead, Moira Kinsella,
soon learn that their chief hope of survival lays in total submission to
the will of their captors, in particular the beautiful, sadistic Krista,
whose passion for her victims is matched only by her cruelty. Jane and
Moira, together with young American Nicki Ginsburg and air-stewardess
Anita Simpson, are also compelled to serve as amusement for General Koloba,
Leontondo`s ruthless dictator, and his henchmen. Reunited with their
husbands, Jane and Moira remain confined, during which time the quartet
become involved in an exotically intricate combined relationship. Jack,
Moira`s domineering and manipulative partner, is involved in secret
negotiations, so that instead of the freedom they hoped for, the other
three find themselves sold as slaves to the infamous Lord Staith,
prisoners on his tropical island of Kendu, from which there will be no
The Market Place Series
A diverse world of pansexual sadomasochistic delights.
These are "must read" classics in our culture! Recommended
highly by this webmaster. - NID
Ms. Adamson's friendly, conversational writing
style perfectly couches what to some will be shocking material.
Slave (The Marketplace Series, 2)
The second volume in The Marketplace trilogy. The Slave covers the
experience of one exceptionally talented submissive who longs to join the
ranks of those who have proven themselves worthy of entry into the
Marketplace. But the price, while
delicious, is staggeringly high.
Trainer (The Marketplace Series, 3)
The long-awaited conclusion of Adamson's stunning
Marketplace Trilogy! Now these mentors divulge their own secrets, and the
desires that led them to become the ultimate figures of authority.
Academy: Tales of the Marketplace (The Marketplace Series, 4)
If you've read the first three books in this series,
you'll be well equipped you jump into the Academy and learn along side the
trainers and spotters. Many questions from the previous novels are
answered in intelligent and arousing ways.
Credits: This book list was created by the efforts of our 2001 hostess
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