kink & fetish

A worldwide subculture that influences everything from fashion to advertising, sadomasochism has a long and lively history. A Lover’s Pinch tells the story of consensual sadomasochism, from a controversial religious practice to a secretive sexuality branded a perversion. The origins of kink and fetish culture have been shrouded in secrecy and myths, until now. Here, Peter Tupper reveals the true story of sadism and masochism, dominance and submission. 

From the ancient Christian flagellants to the Fifty Shades trilogy, the history of consensual sadomasochism is a story of fascinating individuals, unlikely connections and strange twists and turns. Meet Arthur Munby, the Victorian gentleman who secretly married Hannah Cullwick, his maid of all work, and called her his slave; and Jack McGeorge, the UN weapons inspector who was outed as a BDSM club leader just before the Iraq war. Explore the links between Robinson Crusoe,Uncle Tom's Cabin and modern BDSM pornography, and between fetish fashion and anti-Catholic propaganda. Learn how the 19th century middle-class household nurtured dominant-submissive sexuality. Discover the secret history of a hidden world.

The Author: Peter Tupper is the cofounder of Metro Vancouver Kink (MVK) a nonprofit BDSM Community organization in Vancouver BC and remains active in the BDSM scene. He has won the 2017 Geoff Mains Non Fiction Book award from the national Leather Association Journal, the Globe and Mail, the Utne Reader and TheTyee.ca.

The Ultimate Guide to Kink is the first major guide to BDSM in a generation-a bold and sexy collection of essays that run the gamut from expert how-to tutorials to provocative essays that delve into complex questions about desire, power, and pleasure. The book brings together diverse voices from the kink community in an unprecedented way: each chapter is written by a different sexuality/BDSM educator. Divided into two sections, the first section features thorough, thoughtful pieces-on everything from flogging to bondage-packed with techniques and beautifully illustrated with original images from artist Katie Diamond. The second section is dedicated to role-playing fantasies and personal manifestos. From age play to masochism, these chapters cover some of the edgiest, most taboo and controversial elements of kink in depth. The Ultimate Guide to Kink features the expertise of renowned educators writing passionately on their favorite subjects, including Patrick Califia, Midori, Laura Antoniou, Barbara Carrellas, Lee Harrington, Jack Rinella, Lolita Wolf, Madison Young, Hardy Haberman, Felice Shays, Ignacio Rivera, Sarah Sloane, Mollena Williams, FifthAngel, and Edge. It will educate, inspire, and challenge both newcomers to the world of kink and experienced BDSM players.

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Screw the Roses, Send Me the Thorns will tell you all about sadomasochism. We made it light-hearted and fun to read because SM is fun to do. That's why we do it. But fun is only SM's overture; for those who grasp its message, SM is sexual magic. The right blend of trust, fantasy, and sensuality creates an intensely erotic and deeply intimate stew. We take away our lovers' freedom and lead them to profound liberty. We peer into the dark together, transforming it to light. In these pages you will find clear explanations for the curious, and solid advice, safety measures and steamy suggestions for the adventurous. Allow us to guide you through the captivating realms of sensuality, dreamed of by millions, realized by few, and understood by fewer still.

From ornately decorative to excruciatingly stringent, Japanese rope bondage is an art which has developed over centuries of martial and erotic practice. Accomplished Japanese-born educator and bondage practitioner Midori shows step by step how to achieve beautiful and exciting Japanese bondage on a variety of genders and body types. Each chapter begins with a spectacular, tasteful full-color photo of the finished bondage pose. “Midori is probably the most high profile bondage top in the world today…articulate, experienced, and a great communicator… (Her) book does not disappoint!” -SKIN TWO

In How to Be Kinky: A Beginner's Guide to BDSM, seasoned Dominant and Nicest Pervert Ever, Morpheous lifts the leather curtain and shows how to enter the world of safe and pleasurable BDSM play.

What exactly is kink? How do you negoitiate kinky play within your current relationship? How do you safely tie up your lover and have your way with them? What happens at a fetish event? How do you safely explore kink online?

Whether you're coupled, single, a switch or a sub; whether you know a Top from a Bottom, or a safeword from a swear word, Morpheous' best-selling book will guide you into, through and beyond the basics of the BDSM world while keeping you safe and sexy. From sharing your most secret desires with your partner - and discouvering theirs - all the way to hosting your own fetish party, Morpheou's signature style and tantalizing full-colour photos will give you the confidence and knowledge you need to explore your favourite fantasies and begin your journey into the exciting world of kinky play.

About the series... Shibari is the Japanese-inspired art of tying a subject to not only immobilize them, but to do so elegantly and beautifully - creating an intimate and erotic experience for both the subject and the person tying. Adopted by rope enthusiasts all over the world, shibari (literally "to tie” or "to bind”) is a cornerstone of erotic rope art and the subject of captivating performances and photographs. However, in-depth resources for learning the art are difficult to obtain, making shibari intimidating, obscure and difficult to master... Until now.

The Complete Shibari series is the most complete and accessible English-language guide to shibari ever published. Author Douglas Kent strips away shibari's mystery and reveals how to create visually stunning compositions with rope and the human form… in your own home or play space.

Complete Shibari Volume 2: Sky builds on the material from Volume 1: Land and explores the spectacular techniques of erotic rope suspensions. With short, clear explanations and over 340 lavish, step-by-step illustrations and photographs, Douglas Kent takes the intimidating world of shibari suspensions and makes it practical and straightforward.

As with the previous volume, this is not a "knot book”, but a straight-forward, hands-on guide for people interested in actually doing suspensions. This practical guide covers everything from scene safety, through establishing anchor points and selecting suspension hardware, to the physics and skills needed to suspend a human body safely and beautifully. Complete Shibari Volume 2: Sky is a ground-breaking, must-have book for anyone interested in taking their rope play to the next level… and into the air!

Tying down a load of lumber is one thing; tying up your partner is another thing altogether. In this book, famed bondage riggers the Two Knotty Boys show readers how to tie basic knots and use them in sensual bondage techniques. With the help of renowned photographer Ken Marcus, the Boys use more than 750 full-color photos to illustrate the techniques for turning rope into rope bondage. Easy-to-follow captions and clear, step-by-step images allow readers to learn at their own pace, review entire techniques at a glance, or lay the book flat on a bed or table and follow along as they subdue their partner. Written in a playful style that makes rope bondage safe and approachable, and covering a wide range of techniques from basic ties to decorative ropework pieces, Two Knotty Boys Back on the Ropes is the perfect bedside companion for curious newcomers and serious players alike.

Whether you’re looking to learn simple things to do with your hands (pinch, caress, spank!), or are ready to explore light bondage and the delights of submission (including an introduction to basic sex toys and how to use them), this book will show you how to get kinky while deepening that loving connection to your partner. Bondassage is a massage practice created by Jaeleen Bennis, who trains and licenses professional masseuses and bodyworkers in this exceptional set of techniques. Now you can learn the secrets of Bondassage to use in the privacy of your own home. Bondassage is perfect for couples looking to heat things up as well as singles looking to improve their sexual confidence.

The heroine, O, is a young, beautiful fashion photographer in Paris. One day her lover, Rene, takes her to a chateau outside Paris, where she is enslaved, with Rene’s approval, and systematically whipped and sexually assaulted by various men. Later, Rene turns O over to Sir Stephen, an English friend who intensifies the brutality, branding O on the buttocks and inserting a ring bearing both their names, in one of her labia. But the final humiliation is yet to come…

 

“An ironic fable of unfreedom, a mystic document that transcends the pornographic and even the erotic…what lifts this fascinating book above mere perversity is this movement toward transcendence of the self through a gift of the self.” –Newsweek