Ties that Bind

The SM/leather/fetish Erotic Style : Issues, Commentaries, and Advice

Ties that Bind

The SM/Leather/Fetish Erotic Style - Issues, Commentary and Advice A well known psychotherapist and SM expert offers advice regarding relationships, the community, the SM experience, and personal transformation.

Reader's Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies

Reader's Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies

The Reader's Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies surveys the field in some 470 entries on individuals (Adrienne Rich); arts and cultural studies (Dance); ethics, religion, and philosophical issues (Monastic Traditions); historical figures, periods, and ideas (Germany between the World Wars); language, literature, and communication (British Drama); law and politics (Child Custody); medicine and biological sciences (Health and Illness); and psychology, social sciences, and education (Kinsey Report).

The Leather Contest Guide

A Handbook for Promoters, Contestants, Judges, and Title Holders

The Leather Contest Guide

A Handbook for Promoters, Contestants, Judges and Titleholders The complete guide to the leather contest for promoters, contestants, judges and winners.

Queer Religion

Queer Religion

This ground-breaking and eye-opening book examines the intersections of religion and same-sex desire, from St. Augustine to Hinduism to contemporary LGBT and queer culture. * Contributions from 28 distinguished North American and international scholars and activists from a variety of religious traditions * A comprehensive index of key ideas and concepts

Becoming a Kink Aware Therapist

Becoming a Kink Aware Therapist

As a result of recent media interest, the practice of BDSM has become more mainstream yet remains marginalized. Now more than ever, greater numbers of heterosexual and LGBTQ couples are starting to explore some form of BDSM. However, profound misunderstandings continue leading to unintentional physical and psychological harm. Drawing on current research and ethnographic narratives from the kink community, this book seeks to provide psychotherapists with an introductory understanding of the culture and practice of BDSM, and presents specific therapeutic concerns related to common misconceptions. This book strives to de-pathologize BDSM practices, while also providing concrete ways to distinguish abuse from consent, harmful codependency, and more. Packed with practical suggestions and rich case studies, this book belongs on the shelf of every therapist seeing BDSM and kink clients.

Safe, Sane and Consensual

Contemporary Perspectives on Sadomasochism

Safe, Sane and Consensual

Psychological and medical perspectives on sadomasochism have historically been concerned with understanding it as a form of psychopathology. In the past (but still often today) studies of S/M have been concerned with extreme and most often non-consensual acts. However, more recently there has been growing interest in exploring the meaning of S/M in non-pathological ways. This book directly addresses this development, presenting some of the most recent cutting edge work on S/M by leading international scholars who all seek to understand rather than pathologise. This includes the latest thinking on theory and practice, academic-community pieces, as well as the presentation of new empirical findings across the range of identities and practices that constitute S/M.

Between the Cracks

The Daedalus Anthology of Kinky Verse

Between the Cracks

The Daedalus Anthology of Kinky Verse Fromthe lascivious satire of Catullus to the obsessions of Michelangelo, the fetishes of Edna St. Vincent Millay to the faunal fantasies of DH Lawrence, the howling of Ginsberg and the beats to the sultry slammers of modern-day San Francisco, poet/photographer Gavin Dillard has collected the most exotic of the erotic of the poetic pantheon, lest any further clues be lost between the cracks.