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This is a review of the updated version I understand the first version was a lotfocused on het couples Although this isn t primarily a book about leather scene history in San Francisco, you get to learn a lot about it on the way Maybe all this great queer stuff wasn t there in the first edition A couple of things make this book stand out in a world of sex and BDSM advice books and tech manuals First, the writing It s really good A lot of books about sex, in an attempt to be not sala This is a review of the updated version I understand the first version was a lotfocused on het couples Although this isn t primarily a book about leather scene history in San Francisco, you get to learn a lot about it on the way Maybe all this great queer stuff wasn t there in the first edition A couple of things make this book stand out in a world of sex and BDSM advice books and tech manuals First, the writing It s really good A lot of books about sex, in an attempt to be not salacious, get really dry and medical Calfia manages to write about sex in a way that s both colloquial and informative, and yes, sexy The little bits of erotica at the end of each chapter that demonstrate what has been discussed are erotic except for a couple that were really not my kink, even in fiction so YMMV and represent a delightful sampling of sexual orientations Very much not just het monogamy Second, this book is very insightful about the psychological side of BDSM Lots of manuals tell you in detail how to perform some technical thing This one talks about the emotional A very practical, no funnystuff guide aimed primarily at hetero couples interested in first time S M exploration.I can t say that it was instructional for me except for the caution against whipping someone along the spinethat really sunk in but Pat rick s style is so enjoyable that I will read almost anything with interest. A well constructed introduction to BDSM that may be too much for the true novice I know I certainly got nervous whenever the subject of blood was brought up Nonetheless, the author makes a strong attempt to quell fears.An especially nice touch was the addition of short stories describing scenes at the end of each chapter, featuring a variety of activities and gender combination Probably the only thing bad about this book is that the number of these stories begin to dwindle as the book progre A well constructed introduction to BDSM that may be too much for the true novice I know I certainly got nervous whenever the subject of blood was brought up Nonetheless, the author makes a strong attempt to quell fears.An especially nice touch was the addition of short stories describing scenes at the end of each chapter, featuring a variety of activities and gender combination Probably the only thing bad about this book is that the number of these stories begin to dwindle as the book progresses, to the point where some of the last chapters have no short stories at all Which is a shame, because they will be many readers favorite part of the book A decent summary of BDSM culture and practices by Pat Califia the author was female identified when my edition was published in the late 90s, though they are now male identified and go by Patrick Oddly hetero oriented, given who the author is, though certainly other sexualities are addressed as well Very safety first, for which I give it an A Short on fantasy, long on practicality, which I find rather refreshing. If you d like to know what I thought of this book, please contact me directly and I d be happy to discuss it with you.All the best, TB Out of all the BDSM stuff out there, I really only ever recommend two books to relative newcomers This is the one I loan out for people who needinformation than basic physical stuff who want to knowabout the why of BDSM and how it works in a larger context I can t imagine a better introduction to the field. A bit outdated now, but a good basic guide To be honest, I mostly skimmed this one as I ve read so many 101 books by now &EPUB ☟ Sensuous Magic: A Guide for Adventurous Lovers ✐ Need help with your riding crop technique Wonder how to wrap your husband like a mummy Or maybe you caught your girlfriend wistfully eyeing a pair of handcuffs in a shop window and simply want to know how to bring up the subject with her 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 advanced topics like whip selection and master slave contracts Regina Marler This book provides ideas and scenarios to spice up your BDSM play. I bought this when I first was introduced to S M and Pat Califia I read it when I get in the mood, and I love it Very informative and well its by Pat Califia