Do you read books on BDSM practices and safety?

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Do you read books on BDSM practices and safety?

SubmissiveFeminist SubmissiveFeminist
Educational and reference books, not erotica. Do you use them to better your play? If so, can you recommend some?
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Yes, I read books on BDSM.
22  (65%)
I haven't, but I'd like to.
10  (29%)
No, I just like to play.
2  (6%)
Other
Total votes: 34
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08/02/2012
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- Kira - - Kira -
Screw the Roses, Send Me the Thorns gets recommended a lot. The Ultimate Guide to Kink just came out recently and is a good read.
08/02/2012
Yaoi Pervette (deleted) Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
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Originally posted by - Kira -
Screw the Roses, Send Me the Thorns gets recommended a lot. The Ultimate Guide to Kink just came out recently and is a good read.
I second the recommendation of Screw the Roses; Send Me the Thorns. The book does an excellent job covering safety issues especially.
08/02/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
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Originally posted by - Kira -
Screw the Roses, Send Me the Thorns gets recommended a lot. The Ultimate Guide to Kink just came out recently and is a good read.
I second The Ultimate Guide to Kink. I bought it because you gave it a thumbs up and I think it's excellent. A lot of it is new to me, and some of the information I may never use, but it has solid educational value.
08/02/2012
MimiPhryxus MimiPhryxus
I like most of the books on shibari
Anything by Lee Harrington rocks my socks including his AgePlay stuff ^_^
08/02/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Yep, helps me feel safer and learn new tricks
08/02/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
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Originally posted by Petite Valentine
I second The Ultimate Guide to Kink. I bought it because you gave it a thumbs up and I think it's excellent. A lot of it is new to me, and some of the information I may never use, but it has solid educational value. ...
Yay! Glad you liked it! Some of it I'll never use either, but I still enjoyed reading those bits.
08/02/2012
Ilovelingerie Ilovelingerie
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Originally posted by SubmissiveFeminist
Educational and reference books, not erotica. Do you use them to better your play? If so, can you recommend some?
No I havent read any.... but I have been wanting to get a couple clean/dirty books
08/02/2012
Zandrock Zandrock
I learned all my rope work from the knotty boys. Back on the ropes I think is the one I use. Whatever their newest and colour book is. I have read some of screw me the roses, Jay Weisermans's book was good too. I find I dont read entire books though. I read sections on what I am doing (so rope bondage, or bondage with restraints, etc.) When I buy a flogger then I will read sections on that. I also find the internet is just a great source. I visit some boards where people are very knowledgeable and have great advice.
08/03/2012
nosrslylol nosrslylol
I really wish I had a regular partner to do BDSM with, then I'd have reason to read books and such. :/
08/03/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
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Originally posted by nosrslylol
I really wish I had a regular partner to do BDSM with, then I'd have reason to read books and such. :/
No harm in being prepared for when you do find someone.
08/03/2012
ScarletFox ScarletFox
I love reading books on BDSM Practices, I have read Screw the Roses and SM 101. Also the Loving Dominant was a really good one. I am currently reading Wild Side Sex: The Book of Kink by Midori at the moment. My introduction to BDSM was through books and for me other then actual play (which I don't get a lot) its my way of keeping up with learning more about different facets of it.
08/03/2012
TheirPet TheirPet
It's always good to be safe. I've read up on BDSM safety before.
08/03/2012
laroc nite (Tina) laroc nite (Tina)
very interested
08/03/2012
xxjoel xxjoel
I'd love to read some informative books on the technical aspects of BDSM (etiquette, ties, etc) but I don't know where to begin...
08/03/2012
Midnightsun327 Midnightsun327
Screw The Roses is an awesome book. Also, SM 101 is a favorite of mine, too. I love The Submissive's Activity Book, which is a workbook that helps submissives come up with their submission style. For rope bondage, you can't go wrong with a Two Knotty Boys book.
08/05/2012
roseofchaos roseofchaos
Quote:
Originally posted by SubmissiveFeminist
Educational and reference books, not erotica. Do you use them to better your play? If so, can you recommend some?
The New Topping/Bottoming Books, by Janet Hardy and Dossie Easton, are also quite good. They don't provide any technical instructions on how to hold a flogger, how to make certain knots, or anything along those lines, but they do give excellent information and reference for the in-scene interactions between the top and the bottom. The Toy Bag Guides by Greenery Press are very useful, as well; when necessary, they can even help bridge the gap from vanilla to kinky. (My primary used to have an intense fear of anything sharp, but after reading the Toy Bag Guide to Erotic Knifeplay and the New Topping Book, he learned how to be a wonderful top, knifeplay or otherwise. )
08/06/2012
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
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Originally posted by SubmissiveFeminist
Educational and reference books, not erotica. Do you use them to better your play? If so, can you recommend some?
No, but I'd like to!
08/07/2012
Mrs.Intensity Mrs.Intensity
I haven't but I am curious. I would definitely want to know about all the safety issues/precautions involved. I cannot see myself doing the more hardcore bondage play, but I think mild exploration would be lots of fun!
08/07/2012
Katelyn Katelyn
Two Knotty Boys! Their book is currently out of stock on Eden but I recommend anything they write/teach. They just retired : ( Miss em!!
08/07/2012
snarknemesis snarknemesis
I found The New Topping/Bottoming Books to be immensely helpful. I'm hoping to check out the Ultimate guide to kink soon!
08/10/2012
thisisadeletedaccount thisisadeletedaccount
I'm a bookworm - I have the New Topping and Bottoming Books and enjoy them greatly, and I'd love to expand my BDSM info library.
08/12/2012
k3 k3
I own the SM101 book and loved reading it. :]
08/18/2012
Total posts: 23
Unique posters: 21