Ties that Bind

Author: Guy Baldwin
Publisher: Daedalus Publishing
ISBN: 1881943097
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Family & Relationships

The SM/Leather/Fetish Erotic Style - Issues, Commentary and Advice A well known psychotherapist and SM expert offers advice regarding relationships, the community, the SM experience, and personal transformation.

Urban Aboriginals

Author: Geoff Mains
Publisher: Daedalus Publishing
ISBN: 1881943186
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Self-Help

A subculture of gay men participates in a radical form of sexuality and community known as leather. Through intimate forms of encounter, using such tools as pain-pleasure, bondage and role-play, leather can bring a shift of consciousness and a new vision of the self. This innovative book pioneered in sensitively exploring and celebrating leathersexuality. As relevant today as when it was written 20 years ago, Urban Aboriginals is an intimate view of the Gay male leather community. Within its pages, Mains explores all aspects of this prominent yet widely misunderstood scene.

Dear Raven and Joshua Questions and Answers About Master Slave Relationships

Author: Joshua Tenpenny
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 9781257286645
Release Date: 2013-03-12
Genre: Family & Relationships

The world of consenting Master/slave relationships often seems murky and mysterious from an outsider's perspective, and there are few models for those who are tentatively venturing into it. When it's not just a fantasy any more, reality often turns out to be so different from fantasy that would-be owners and slaves don't know how to make it work in a sustainable way. This book is as far from fantasy as it gets. Written by a real-life Master/slave couple who counsel people in power-dynamic relationships, Dear Raven and Joshua answers real questions about real problems encountered in daily living with M/s. Whether you're playing part-time with a BDSM lifestyle, live in a leather household, or are attempting a 24/7 total power exchange, you'll find this book is a trouble-shooting resource you won't want to pass up.

All that is Solid Melts Into Air

Author: Marshall Berman
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 0860917851
Release Date: 1983
Genre: Civilization, Modern

The experience of modernization -- the dizzying social changes that swept millions of people into the capitalist world -- and modernism in art, literature and architecture are brilliantly integrated in this account.

The History Arts of the Dominatrix

Author: Anne O Nomis
Publisher: Anna Nomis Ltd
ISBN: 9780992701024
Release Date: 2013-12-18
Genre: History

The academic book on the history of the Dominatrix through the ages, with meticulous research from libraries and museums. From the ancient Dominatrix Goddess Inanna – Ishtar, the 17th – 19th Century Governess Dominatrix, the 20th Century ‘Bizarre’ ladies. Lastly Nomis theory on the Dominatrix’s practices as the ‘Seven Realm Arts’.

The Devil and Commodity Fetishism in South America

Author: Michael T. Taussig
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807898413
Release Date: 2010-03-15
Genre: Social Science

In this classic book, Michael Taussig explores the social significance of the devil in the folklore of contemporary plantation workers and miners in South America. Grounding his analysis in Marxist theory, Taussig finds that the fetishization of evil, in the image of the devil, mediates the conflict between precapitalist and capitalist modes of objectifying the human condition. He links traditional narratives of the devil-pact, in which the soul is bartered for illusory or transitory power, with the way in which production in capitalist economies causes workers to become alienated from the commodities they produce. A new chapter for this anniversary edition features a discussion of Walter Benjamin and Georges Bataille that extends Taussig's ideas about the devil-pact metaphor.

Thinking Kink

Author: Catherine Scott
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786498635
Release Date: 2015-04-17
Genre: Social Science

When the mildly kink-themed trilogy 50 Shades of Grey became popular reading in 2012, the media speculated that feminism was in reverse, as the public went mad over bondage and discipline, domination and submission and sadomasochism (BDSM). The novels provoked academic debate about BDSM and the issues it raises for feminists. Is the female dominant truly powerful or is she just another objectified body? Does lesbian BDSM avoid the problematic nature of heterosexual kink, or is it actually more subject to the "male gaze" of feminist theory? And what is it about kink that has creators of pop culture--from Anne Rice to the producers of Scrubs--using it to attract audiences? Examining the tropes of kink in books, TV shows, film and the music industry, this work addresses these and other questions that depictions of BDSM raise for the feminist audience. The author interweaves her own research and experiences in the BDSM scene with the subculture's portrayal in the media.

Screw the Roses Send Me the Thorns

Author: Philip Miller
Publisher:
ISBN: 0964596008
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Psychology

Light-hearted and fun to read, SCREW THE ROSES, SEND IN THE THORNS tells readers everything they need (and want!) to know about sadomasochism. Deeply committed to the blend of trust, fantasy and sensuality that makes S/M an intensely erotic and deeply intimate experience, Miller and Devon here offer everyone - from the complete novice to the well-practised sub or dom - clear explanations, solid advice, safety measures and steamy suggestions. Illustrated with over 225 photos and illustrations, the book also includes a glossary and 30-page resources listing.

The Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Man

Author: Henri Frankfort
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226112565
Release Date: 2013-06-28
Genre: Religion

The people in ancient times the phenomenal world was teeming with life; the thunderclap, the sudden shadow, the unknown and eerie clearing in the wood, all were living things. This unabridged edition traces the fascinating history of thought from the pre-scientific, personal concept of a "humanized" world to the achievement of detached intellectual reasoning. The authors describe and analyze the spiritual life of three ancient civilizations: the Egyptians, whose thinking was profoundly influenced by the daily rebirth of the sun and the annual rebirth of the Nile; the Mesopotamians, who believed the stars, moon, and stones were all citizens of a cosmic state; and the Hebrews, who transcended prevailing mythopoeic thought with their cosmogony of the will of God. In the concluding chapter the Frankforts show that the Greeks, with their intellectual courage, were the first culture to discover a realm of speculative thought in which myth was overcome.

SM 101

Author: Jay Wiseman
Publisher: Greenery Press (CA)
ISBN: 0963976389
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Psychology

The highly regarded, comprehensive introduction ot consensual SM - bondage, giving and receiving pain, role-playing, negotiation, finding partners and more. Revised, updated and expanded, including a new chapter on 'SM Organisations', sections on knifeplay, lifestyle relationships, SM pregnancy and more, and illustrations of key points.

Different Loving

Author: Gloria G. Brame
Publisher: Villard Books
ISBN: 9780679769569
Release Date: 1996-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

A breakthrough in sexual literature, this work is a complete, comprehensive user-friendly guide to and tour through the world of alternative sexual lifestyles. While the topics are exotic and erotic, the authors handle each one in a sensitive, thorough, analytical, and fascinating way and manage to explain a secret world to those who might wish to visit.

When Someone You Love is Kinky

Author: Dossie Easton
Publisher: Greenery Press (CA)
ISBN: 1890159239
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Family & Relationships

One in ten people are involved in bondage, spanking, erotic role-play, body modification or other unconventional lifestyles. Now, for anyone who's ever overheard a conversation, glimpsed a toy, or been startled by a tattoo, there is this book which is a sympathetic and comprehensive handbook for helping you understand the behaviours and lifestyles of people you care about.