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.

International Mr Leather

Author:
Publisher: Leather Archives & Museum
ISBN: 1887895388
Release Date: 2004
Genre: International Mr. Leather (Contest)

This book records the history of the International Mr. Leather event in Chicago covering the first 25 Years

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.

Redefining Normal

Author: Brent Heinze
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1532727216
Release Date: 2016-05-11
Genre:

"Original versions of these writings were published in Out front and are included here in cooperation with Q Publishing Group, Inc. (OutFrontMagazine.com)"--Title page verso.

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’.

Sm 101

Author: Jay Wiseman
Publisher: SCB Distributors
ISBN: 9780937609415
Release Date: 2011-12
Genre: Self-Help

100,000 COPIES IN PRINT! The long-taboo subject of consensual BDSM (bondage/discipline, dominance/submission, sadomasochism) is coming "out of the closet" - much to the delight of the millions of adults who enjoy engaging in bondage, spanking, erotic role-playing and similar consensual practices. With chapters on everything from partner-seeking to afterplay, including step-by-step guides to bondage, spanking, flagellation, roleplay, erotic torment and much more, Jay Wiseman's SM 101 has taught the fundamentals of safe, exciting SM to tens of thousands of people of all genders and orientations! "If you want to read SM nonfiction that has a pulse and passion, that inspires as much as it instructs, SM 101 is the book for you." - Joseph Bean, Drummer

Living M S A Book for Masters Slaves and Their Relationships

Author: Dan And Dawn Williams
Publisher: The Nazca Plains Corporation
ISBN: 9781610981965
Release Date: 2011-04-01
Genre: Fiction

This book is a valuable resource for those interested in real-time Total Power Exchange Relationships. Dan and dawn share the reality behind the lifestyle that so many only fantasize about. This is a book based on the experience of a couple, who has been living together as Master and slave for well over a decade and covers such topics as: challenges of living as a M/s couple; building your own M/s dynamic; changing terminology; the communities of M/s and BDSM and how they dance together (and apart); styles of D/s and M/s; Ms and polyamory; leather; orchestrating situations with multiple slaves, as well as many other topics.

Accelerando

Author: Charles Stross
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101208473
Release Date: 2005-07-05
Genre: Fiction

The Singularity. It is the era of the posthuman. Artificial intelligences have surpassed the limits of human intellect. Biotechnological beings have rendered people all but extinct. Molecular nanotechnology runs rampant, replicating and reprogramming at will. Contact with extraterrestrial life grows more imminent with each new day. Struggling to survive and thrive in this accelerated world are three generations of the Macx clan: Manfred, an entrepreneur dealing in intelligence amplification technology whose mind is divided between his physical environment and the Internet; his daughter, Amber, on the run from her domineering mother, seeking her fortune in the outer system as an indentured astronaut; and Sirhan, Amber’s son, who finds his destiny linked to the fate of all of humanity. For something is systematically dismantling the nine planets of the solar system. Something beyond human comprehension. Something that has no use for biological life in any form...

The FemDom Experience

Author: Elise Sutton
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1430304642
Release Date: 2007-01
Genre: Self-Help

An experience is the process of personally participating in an activity, event or lifestyle. Fantasy does not always translate over to reality because reality must contend with the bodily limitations of the physical world, whereas fantasy enjoys the unlimited boundaries of the imagination. Nevertheless, fantasy is often the product of reality. For one person'TMs fantasy is another person'TMs reality. ; ;Notable FemDom author Elise Sutton examines the Female Domination lifestyle by taking the reader into the personal relationships and sexual practices of everyday people who live astonishing secret lives. ; ;Elise adds her insight and commentary as she examines what constitutes a successful FemDom relationship.

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.

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.

Viral Dramaturgies

Author: Alyson Campbell
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319703176
Release Date: 2018-03-20
Genre: Performing Arts

This book analyses the impact of HIV and AIDS on performance in the twenty-first century from an international perspective. It marks a necessary reaffirmation of the productive power of performance to respond to a public and political health crisis and act as a mode of resistance to cultural amnesia, discrimination and stigmatisation. It sets out a number of challenges and contexts for HIV and AIDS performance in the twenty-first century, including: the financial interests of the pharmaceutical industry; the unequal access to treatment and prevention technologies in the Global North and Global South; the problematic division between dominant (white, gay, urban, cis-male) and marginalised narratives of HIV; the tension between a damaging cultural amnesia and a potentially equally damaging partner ‘AIDS nostalgia’; the criminalisation of HIV non-disclosure; and, sustaining and sustained by all of these, the ongoing stigmatisation of people living with HIV. This collection presents work from a vast range of contexts, grouped around four main areas: women’s voices and experiences; generations, memories and temporalities; inter/national narratives; and artistic and personal reflections and interventions.

Venus in Fur

Author: David Ives
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 0822225336
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Drama

THE STORY: Thomas, a beleaguered playwright/director, is desperate to find an actress to play Vanda, the female lead in his adaptation of the classic sadomasochistic tale Venus in Fur . Into his empty audition room walks a vulgar and equally

Faeries Bears and Leathermen

Author: Peter Hennen
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226327297
Release Date: 2008-11-15
Genre: Social Science

Over time, male homosexuality and effeminacy have become indelibly associated, sometimes even synonymous. In Faeries, Bears, and Leathermen, Peter Hennen contends that this stigma of effeminacy exerts a powerful influence on gay subcultures. Through a comparative ethnographic analysis of three communities, Hennen explores the surprising ways that conventional masculinity is being collectively challenged, subverted, or perpetuated in contemporary gay male culture. Hennen’s colorful study focuses on a trio of groups: the Radical Faeries, who parody effeminacy by playfully embracing it, donning prom dresses and glitter; the Bears, who strive to appear like “regular guys” and celebrate their larger, hairier bodies; and the Leathermen, who emulate hypermasculine biker culture, simultaneously paying homage to and undermining notions of manliness. Along with a historical analysis of the association between effeminacy and homosexuality, Hennen examines how this connection affects the groups’ sexual practices. Ultimately, he argues, while all three groups adopt innovative approaches to gender issues and sexual pleasure, masculine norms continue to constrain members of each community.