Kink in exile

Notes from a kinky nomad

What’s your favorite book?

Alright everyone, it’s audience participation time again!

What is your favorite BDSM or alt sex related book and why? Do you have a favorite author? Can you remember the first piece of kink literature you ever read?

I don’t think that I could personally name a favorite book. I’m fond of Midori’s Wild Side Sex, but I wouldn’t recommend it to a novice because I think you need some expirience in the kink scene to understand Midori’s humor. I also love Dossie Easton and have at one point or another read just about everything she’s written. If you are new to the scene check out the Topping and Bottoming books written with Janet Hardy.

Oh, and the first time I remember reading specifically about kink was in My Secret Garden by Nancy Friday.

Written by kinkinexile

September 7, 2007 at 8:40 am

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  1. I don’t know if this is actually the question you’re asking, but we have a collection of kinky stories called “Taboo” which I just love. But this is not so much about how to do BDSM as it is, well, porn.

    I don’t tend to read books about how to do BDSM in an overall sense, actually. I’ll read how-to books for skills and the like, occasionally.

    Eileen

    September 7, 2007 at 8:51 pm

  2. I don’t know if this is actually the question you’re asking, but we have a collection of kinky stories called “Taboo” which I just love. But this is not so much about how to do BDSM as it is, well, porn.

    I don’t tend to read books about how to do BDSM in an overall sense, actually. I’ll read how-to books for skills and the like, occasionally.

    Eileen

    September 7, 2007 at 8:53 pm

  3. I totally fangirl on Janet Hardy.

    Well, I would if I were a girl.

    I have several of the Janet Hardy and Dossie Easton books. I have not one, but several posts named after “When Someone You Love is Kinky” because it probably had the most influence on my marriage. I gave it to my wife to read when we were separated a few years ago; I had read it myself twice before giving it to her so I’d be prepared to discuss it with her. I also have the “Topping” and the “Bottoming” books, and I think I have “The Sexually Dominant Woman” which she (Janet) wrote under “Lady Green.”

    I should also mention that Janet pops in on soc.sexuality.general, and we’ve had some good dialog. She’s hot.

    Tom Allen

    September 8, 2007 at 2:25 am

  4. I lovelovelove Laura Antoineau’s Marketplace series. I hope I spelled her name right. Probably not.

    I spent a solid week not sleeping because of those books. Still the only D/s I ever really got into. Preachy, escapist, and wonderful.

    Oh, and everything Pat Califia ever wrote.

    Calico

    September 12, 2007 at 6:38 am

  5. The first SM book I ever read was The Q Letters, by Sir John Q. I remember being fascinated by his categorization of the types of submissives he had underneath him.

    Of course, I learned many years later that he was a full-out asshole, and if you do a lot of the things he says he did, bad things will happen.

    In terms of non-fiction authors, I have to say Joseph Bean. He writes with a voice that speaks to me, and his styles of play are spot on with mine. I love his book Leathersex.

    My favorite SM theory book is Leatherfolk, hands down. I can just sink into that book, and often do. Page after page, just pure historical and philosophical bliss.

    For SM fiction, nothing can get me off faster than Carol Queen’s Leather Daddy and the Femme. First two chapters, a whole lot of self-loving.

    Boymeat

    September 12, 2007 at 9:26 pm

  6. Midori’s Wild Side Sex. For me the book seems unusually good at both the psychology and aesthetics of BDSM play.

    Larry Townsend’s Leatherman’s Handbook has a special place in my heart because i was the first book I read about kink and fetishes. Way back then I’m not sure what else there was.

    Richard

    September 19, 2007 at 4:42 pm


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