50 Shades of Kink: An Introduction to BDSM (Paperback)

50 Shades of Kink: An Introduction to BDSM By Tristan Taormino, Rachel  Kramer Bussel (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Tristan Taormino can tell you everything you want to know about the world of kink, and more! Operating on the pleasure principle, 50 Shades of Kink is a truly helpful how-to that is the perfect beginner's guide to the realm of kinky sex and can also serve as a wonderful refresher course. Whether readers want to get up close and personal with blindfolds, crops, and paddles or are just looking for some inspiration to keep things fresh in the bedroom, 50 Shades of Kink is ideal for everyone and their lover(s). Included are techniques and creative ideas for bondage, spanking, flogging, sensation play, and rough sex; lessons on how to eroticize power, cultivate deeper connections, and incorporate kink into one's sex life; and role-playing fantasies from the popular to the taboo.

About the Author

Tristan Taormino is an American feminist author, columnist, sex educator, activist, editor, speaker, radio host, and pornographic film director.

Rachel Kramer Bussel (rachelkramerbussel.com) is a writer, editor, event organizer, and erotica writing instructor. She's edited over 70 anthologies, including The Big Book of OrgasmsCome Again: Sex Toy EroticaDirty DatesOn FireSpankedPlease, Sir, and Please, Ma'am, and is the Best Women's Erotica of the Year series editor. Her nonfiction has been published in The New York TimesThe Washington PostMarie ClaireO, The Oprah Magazine, Elle.com, Salon, Slate, Time.com, The Village Voice and numerous other publications. Follow her @raquelita on Twitter and learn more about her writing workshops and consulting at EroticaWriting101.com.

Praise For…

"A gentle guide. You'll be an expert quicker than you can say 'horse-hair butt-plug."--HuffPost Lifestyle

"This slim volume is a guide to BDSM for newcomers, written by an expert--Tristan Taormino--and packed with useful advice about the practices and products."--Erotic Trade Only

"After the international phenomenon of Fifty Shades of Grey, this is the book the world needed--a quality how-to guide and overview on the basics of BDSM"--Aerie's Room

"Whatever your level in the world of BDSM, this book should be on your shelf."--Cara Sutra

"I can't stress enough the importance of being educated on the terms, toys, gear and how to play safely when it comes to kinky sex, and 50 Shades of Kink covers it all."--A Good Woman's Dirty Mind

"If you enjoy reading about dominance and submission or bondage but don't know where to start, this is the guide for you. From telling your partner you have these feelings to perfecting rough sex, Taormino's book is there to walk you through it all. So take a deep breath, keep an open mind, and get reading so that you can maximize your pleasures."--Bitches n Prose

"This book is brilliant."--Rebel's Notes

"If you are interested in kink but don't know where to start, you MUST read this book."--Book Overdose

"Adventurous couples can find fun and exciting things to try and talk about in this book."--NonFiction Reads Book Reviews

"50 Shades of Kink does a good job of setting the record straight. This book ought to be included as required reading with every copy of 50 Shades of Grey."--Toy Meets Girl

"Not sure what sensation play involves? Think the idea of paddling someone might be fun but not quite sure which paddle or why? Have some idea of the difference between a top and bottom, or a Dom and a sub, but aren't quite sure? 50 Shade of Kink will answer all these vexing questions and a lot more besides."--Clitical

"Empowering, easy to follow, purse-sized guide to everything a newbie needs to safely and enjoyably explore their kinky fantasies."--Early 2 Bed

"This isn't a book for straight people, or queer people, for men, women or genderqueer folks--it's a book for anybody with a growing interest in kink."--Feminist Allies

"Each chapter is the equivalent of a lecture in Kink 101, from debunking myths and the need for communication, to bondage basics and rough sex."--Malin James

"Tristan Taormino's 50 Shades of Kink should be required reading for anyone interested in BDSM and kink."--Penny's Dirty Thoughts

"From the basic techniques involved to inspired suggestions, you'll learn about bondage and spanking, how to eroticize power and cultivate deeper connections. Tristan will teach you the language of kink as she lifts the veil on popular taboos and fabulous fantasies." --Tamsin Flowers

"I can't recommend this book enough!" --Krissy Novacaine

"Tristan Taormino lays out the best ways to make your fantasies into reality in 50 Shades of Kink, her newest primer to erotic exploration. It's both the perfect beginner's guide and a wonderful refresher course."--Creative Loafing Tampa

"This book needs to come bundled with every copy of 50 Shades that is ever sold."--Bex Talks Sex

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781627780308
ISBN-10: 1627780300
Publisher: Cleis Press
Publication Date: March 18th, 2014
Pages: 168
Language: English