Yes, Ma'am - erotic book by Cleis Press Inc. - review by Jesco_White

Yes, Ma'am

Book by Cleis Press Inc.

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A lot of work up and not a lot of pay off...

This book is a fun and easy read, however there is not very much pay off in any of the stories. I put this at the top of my must read list.
It's a fun and easy read.
Not many different scenarios in the stories.
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The book Yes, Ma'am, edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel, is a nice collection of eighteen short stories centered around female domination|Erotic Stories of Male Submission and is a pretty easy and fun read (I read the entire book in two sittings), however it didn't meet my expectations for what a thorough collection of erotica should be. I must confess I didn't want to put the book down, however this collection definitely has its shortcomings.

I am somewhat new to the world of female domination but I love the thought of being a slave to a dominant woman, of being told when and how to cum, or more appropriately when and how to make her cum. The book Yes, Ma'am is a fun read but I found most of the stories had the same scenarios, different characters but a real lack of originality. Not to give away the entire book but there were really only a handful themes across all eighteen stories. Personally, I can only read so many stories about finding a new domme or a wife being unfaithful before I lose interest. In all fairness, there are several of stories about good female dominated relationships but there are not very many sexual encounters. I found most this book to be sexually unrewarding. There is a lot of build up and very little reward in either a strong domme play or sexual release. I suppose part of the domme theme is that the slave doesn't get sexual release, but expect it more then twice in eighteen stories.

All in all the book is really only fun read and kept me interested (and hard) but it wouldn't be the first on my list of recommendations for erotica. I expect more restraints, more flogging, and more orgasms in my erotic stories. Does that make me masochistic? :P
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  • Cock Wrangler
    I would say that makes you not-so-submissive, actually. I would imagine that someone who really gets off on femme dom would not need certain parameters of scenarios to be fulfilled by stories on that subject, so long as they're well-written. Not saying your take is wrong, or anything, but maybe this book had a slightly different target audience.
  • Jesco_White
    I understand what you mean. I should of mentioned I am rather new to this area.
  • Well, to be fair, we can't expect ALL subs to be so generalized into this bubble. Regardless if you are a sub or dom, we all have different fantasies and ideas of what gets us off, and some of us DO have parameters or higher expectations, or simply a more vivid imagination, of the femme dom aspect of BDSM. It doesn't have to fall into the lines of what is commonly supposed to be a turn on to a sub, i mean, c'mon, we are all human, and not all humans find the same things erotic! I personally prefer an eclectic collection of stories that are well written AND offer something new and different in each story. If this collection of stories wasn't meant for you, that's fine, it doesn't make you less submissive at all. I personally feel your pain, I can't stand stories that fall way too easily into the same typical scenarios that are trite and boring, which is pretty common in so many erotic collections like this.
  • k3
    Hmm. Too bad it wasn't a better read.
  • mistressg
    Great review. Wish this had better ratings and reviews. I was hoping for a good book about female dominance.
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