For techniques on the basic S&M and BDSM this is a good primer.
It's focus was on cis-gendered and heterosexual people. It also only focused on Male!Dominant and Female!Submissive, which is not always the case.
They claim that since they are cis-gendered, straight, white, male!dom and female!sub, that they could not write about others in the kink community- even though gay men started the scene. That's pretty lazy writing, because you could have researched or interviewed people. At least there was some acknowledgement for Queers* and POC and inter-racial relationships. Not the point though.
Basically, sums up kinksters. LOL
I will be posting some thought provoking quotes now. [At least to me :P]
The U.S. Attorney General's Commission on Pornography even proposed that women's professional advancement might be responsible for rising rape rates. With more women in college and at work now, the commission members reasoned in their report, women just have more opportunities.
Just let that quote sink in. This book was published in 1991.
The rising chorus of female protest shouldn't be written off as feminist-induced 'oversensitivity'.
My note in the margins is a big resounding YES! With three underlines. Yes, this is my copy. Lol
[...]antifeminist backlash has been set off not by women's achievement of full equality but by the increased possibility that they might win it.
Interesting food for thought.
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