Fetish - book by DK ADULT - review by lolife

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Fabulously Fetish!

This book is a must for anyone interested in BDSM at all - in any form. It has something for someone of every letter and you are sure to find some new interests that you didn't know you had. FETISH is educating and concise while being beyond visually arousing and stimulating. A must for your kink bookshelf!
Beautiful photography and very valuable information for beginners.
Not discreet and a bit heavy on female domination for my taste.
Rating by reviewer:
somewhat useful review

Content / Style / Audience

FETISH makes a statement immediately due to its rubber cover and “FETISH” in silver script on the front. It’s a book that makes a bold statement. This is a great book for beginners as it discusses the basis of BDSM relationships – safe, sane, and consensual throughout the book, weaving it into fetishes discussed.

FETISH provides a wide-range of fetishes, each illustrated with lush colourful photographs that simply burst from the pages and bring the desires to life. This book runs the gamut including ALL of BDSM. Not just a few letters. There a sections on toys and how to select the proper types – such as what to look for in a cane or flogger. Descriptions of sadism and masochism and their history continue the narrative with the requisite mentioned of De Sade and Sacher-Masoch. FETISH includes a fetish dictionary which would be quite helpful for a beginner that isn't sure what they like is called.

The pages on “How to be a Good Dom/me” are a must read for anyone beginning in this lifestyle and a nice refresher for those a bit more seasoned. Safe, sane, and consensual is stressed and there are resourceful websites offered - Fetlife.com anyone? Though one of the things I find annoying is the author stresses the Master/Mistress and the Y/you phrasing.

The book begins with “What is Fetishism?” providing an overview of practices considered “fetishistic” – such as foot worship or cross-dressing. The basics of S&M are reviewed – sections on how to be a good Dom/me or submissive. The art and the text slant are oriented more toward a Femme Dom perspective, so the majority of the book would appeal to those of that persuasion.

This small book packs a powerful punch of visual stimuli, knowledge and know-how that will be enjoyable to kinksters of every interest and skill level.
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • As a way to introduce your vanilla partner to kink or to spice up an existing relationship
    • Beginners
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Bedroom ;)
  • General
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    Other tags that are useful and descriptive for this product.
    • Bdsm
    • Erotic photography
    • Good mix of styles and content


The layout definitely gets your attention. The book is stark with the word "FETISH" in metallic grey on a black background. The first pages allow you to dive right in - the topics are neatly arranged and sub-sectioned with very descriptive photos to entice you to look further. The chapters are accentuated with very visually stimulating photos to illustrate the them.
    • Diagrams / photos included
    • Not very discreet cover
    • Soft cover

Personal comments

This a wonderful little book for anyone interested in BDSM to have on their shelf. It's one of those that you can go back to again and again for the lovely photos and erotic descriptions.


This book reinforced my own fetishes and persuasions and led me to a few new ones - burlesque anyone? I'm sure it will do the same for you and open your perceptions as well.
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  • VieuxCarre
    Your review is detailed and worth reading; however, if I may, I would suggest not really referring to the "Master/Mistress, Y/you" thing as "crap" as you wrote. There are people out there who do write like that and it's not crap to them.

    Just a suggestion so that no one gets their panties in a bunch. Mine aren't, because, quite frankly, I don't care for it either. Good job, though.
  • lolife
    Good point. It's just an insane pet peeve of mine and it was only the real downer in the book.
  • Miss Cinnamon
    There are ways of expressing your distaste for certain terms without calling them "crap". Thank you for the informational review, regardless.
  • lolife
    Cynthia - Agreed. I have amended the review. I wrote this late at night and wasn't totally on my game.
  • NuMe
    Thanks for the review!
  • Sammi
    Thanks for the review
  • Jade
    Thanks. I almost bought this a couple months ago wish I had now.
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