The Mistress Manual - book by Greenery Press - review by DominaDoll01

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The Mistress Manual

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The Mistress Manual review

The Mistress Manual has a wealth of information, much more than can be covered in a short review. It is well written, with an emphasis on the psychological as well as the physical aspects of D/s. It is an excellent read that has plenty to offer for both novices and seasoned pros.
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Pros:
-Well written and thought provoking
-Wealth of information
-Useful to novice and pros
Cons:
-Boring cover design
Rating by reviewer:
5
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The Mistress Manual: A Good Girl’s Guide to Female Dominance|The Mistress Manual: A Good Girl’s Guide to Female Dominance” is an instruction handbook by Greenery Press. It’s focus is on heterosexual female dominance, but much of the information can be adapted to other gender play scenarios. Written by Lorelei, an experienced lifestyle Dominatrix and feminist, it provides information to women “at all levels of the art”.

In Part One: Becoming a Mistress, Lorelei talks about how expressing one’s female dominance is liberating within the constraints patriarchal culture, by transforming the power exchange and defying the prescribed gender roles. She also encourages women (and men) to embrace their “shadow selves”, the sides that are denied them in everyday life, but ones they can experience through fantasy. According to the author, the submissive is able to experience an emotional catharsis, by letting go and enjoying a sense of freedom.

Part Two: The Mistress in Action, discusses practical ways to assert one’s dominance, the art of discipline and the skills one needs to become a successful Domme. Some of the tools the author examines includes using suspense (mystery and anticipation) and variation to create a compelling scene fantasy, creating a set, using costumes and props, choreographing a scene, punishment as a form of pleasure and release, as well as rewards and aftercare. She also provides plenty of information on various techniques including spanking and flagellation, bondage, humiliation and forms of control.

In Part Three: The Five Archetypal Fantasies, Lorelei introduces the main role playing models: Nursemaid, Governess, Queen, Amazon and Goddess and the part this plays in fulfilling fantasies. The following chapters then go on to explain these roles in depth with examples and suggestions. The book also includes an afterword with “Ten Rules for a Successful Mistress” which is a visual summary of the lessons learned within.

The Mistress Manual has a wealth of information, much more than can be covered in a short review. It is well written, with an emphasis on the psychological as well as the physical aspects of D/s. It is an excellent read that has plenty to offer for both novices and seasoned pros.
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  • Did you find this book any more helpful than The Sexually Dominant Woman?
  • Essin' Em
    I'm so glad to hear this was a good book; I'm currently in pursuit of a plethora of material about doming, and this sounds like exactly what I'm looking for.  Thanks!
  • Dear Cock Wrangler.  Yes, this book is 100% more helpful than "The Sexually Dominant Woman".  It is about 4x's as thick with much more detail and helpful ideas.  I didn't find  "The Sexually Dominant Woman" helpful at all.
  • Yes Essin' Em.  This is great read with a lot of interesting suggestions.  A great addition to any aspiring Domme's collection!
  • Nashville
    Are any of the sections in the book meant to turn the reader "on" ?
  • DominaDoll01
    No Sleeping Dreamer. It is not really written like that. Patrick Califia's Sensual magic is though, both a resource and has fantasy erotic scenarios.
  • Naughty Student
    Oooh la la, I wish my partner as more open to this kind of stuff I could have so much fun.
  • thedude
    thanks
  • titi
    Thanks for the review!
  • sasweetheart89
    Great review!
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