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Ultimate Guide To Kink

Ultimate Guide To Kink

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BDSM, Role Play and the Erotic Edge

Award winning author, filmmaker and sex educator Tristan Taormino presents this bold and sexy treasury that runs the gamut from expert tutorials on kinky erotic practices to thought-provoking essays that delve into complex questions about desire, power and pleasure. The Ultimate Guide to Kink features the expertise of renowned educators writing passionately on their favourite subjects, including Patrick Califia, Midori, Laura Antoniou, Barbara Carrellas, Lee Harringotn, Jack Rinella, Lolita Wolf, Madison Young, Hardy Haberman, Felice Shays, Ignacio Rivera, Sarah Sloane, Mollena Williams, FifthAngel and Edge. This comprehensive volume includes:

  • techniques and creative ideas for bondage, spanking, flogging, sensation play, rough sex and more, illustrated by Katie Diamond
  • lessons on how to eroticize power, cultivate deeper connections and incorporate kink into your sex life
  • role-playing fantasies from the popular to the taboo
  • provocative and personal manifestos on dominance, submission, sadism and masochism

Specifications for Ultimate Guide To Kink

  • Author: Tristan Taormino
  • Pages: 446
  • Publisher: Cleis Press
  • Year: 2012
  • Binding: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781573447799

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Customer Reviews

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C.H. (British Columbia, Canada)
Hit and Miss but Overall Worth It

Like most anthologies, this book varies wildly in quality from chapter to chapter. The majority of the content in this book is well-written, informative, and empowering, but there are a couple of real stinkers that either are clunky on the sentence level (Chapter 3 is a slog) or present some really pejorative and unhelpful information (Chapter 7 in particular says some really awful things about people with BDP!!). You lose nothing by skipping the horrible chapters, and ultimately those written by Midori, Taormino, Wolf, and Sloane are well worth the price of the whole anthology. Regardless of the disparate quality between chapters, I felt I learnt a lot from reading this book, and I definitely discovered some things about myself I wasn’t expecting to.

A fair warning: because this anthology was written in 2012, it certainly shows its age regarding its relationship to gender. Binary pronouns are EVERYWHERE. While very few of the authors make any heteronormative assumptions about what gender tops and what gender bottoms, the overwhelming narrative throughout the entire book is you are either a man with a penis or a woman with a vagina. I’d either attack this book with a pencil or skip it if you’re non-binary. I’ve definitely encountered worse gendered language, but enbies deserve better than this.