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"This slim volume is a guide to BDSM for newcomers, written by an expert—Tristan Taormino—and packed with useful advice about the practices and products."
—Erotic Trade Only
"I can’t stress enough the importance of being educated on the terms, toys, gear and how to play safely when it comes to kinky sex, and 50 Shades of Kink covers it all."
—A Good Woman's Dirty Mind
"If you enjoy reading about dominance and submission or bondage but don't know where to start, this is the guide for you. From telling your partner you have these feelings to perfecting rough sex, Taormino's book is there to walk you through it all. So take a deep breath, keep an open mind, and get reading so that you can maximize your pleasures."
—Bitches n Prose
"This book is brilliant."
"If you are interested in kink but don't know where to start, you MUST read this book."
"Adventurous couples can find fun and exciting things to try and talk about in this book."
—NonFiction Reads Book Reviews
"50 Shades of Kink does a good job of setting the record straight. This book ought to be included as required reading with every copy of 50 Shades of Grey."
—Toy Meets Girl
"Not sure what sensation play involves? Think the idea of paddling someone might be fun but not quite sure which paddle or why? Have some idea of the difference between a top and bottom, or a Dom and a sub, but aren’t quite sure? 50 Shade of Kink will answer all these vexing questions and a lot more besides."
"Empowering, easy to follow, purse-sized guide to everything a newbie needs to safely and enjoyably explore their kinky fantasies."
—Early 2 Bed
"This isn't a book for straight people, or queer people, for men, women or genderqueer folks—it's a book for anybody with a growing interest in kink."
"Each chapter is the equivalent of a lecture in Kink 101, from debunking myths and the need for communication, to bondage basics and rough sex."
"Tristan Taormino’s 50 Shades of Kink should be required reading for anyone interested in BDSM and kink."
—Penny's Dirty Thoughts
"From the basic techniques involved to inspired suggestions, you’ll learn about bondage and spanking, how to eroticize power and cultivate deeper connections. Tristan will teach you the language of kink as she lifts the veil on popular taboos and fabulous fantasies."
"I can't recommend this book enough!"
"Tristan Taormino lays out the best ways to make your fantasies into reality in 50 Shades of Kink, her newest primer to erotic exploration. It’s both the perfect beginner’s guide and a wonderful refresher course."
—Creative Loafing Tampa
"This book needs to come bundled with every copy of 50 Shades that is ever sold."
—Bex Talks Sex
Praise for Tristan Taormino:
“Editor Tristan Taormino possesses a simple modus operandi. She blends sex and writing. And like Susie Bright before her, Taormino prepares a potent cocktail.” - Bay Windows Online
“Tristan Taormino is an inspiration, and a sensation. She is literally all over the map, from a recent trip to teach sex-ed in Germany, to appearances on HBO’s Real Sex and Ricki Lake, a column in the Village Voicem authoring numerous books, most notably The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women, which landed her on Howard Stern. It’s hard to even try t summarize her career, so I won’t. Suffice it to say, she has her hands ( and other body parts) in just about every area of the sex industry- from writing and editing books to designing buttplugs, film and television work, to hands on sex education and college lecturing.” - Rachel Kramer Bussel
“Taormino’s approach is humorous and entertaining.” - True Lust-Earl Lee
“ the writing is lively and sparky, and offers insights into the many and varied scenes going on in America today.” - Forum Reviews
“ described by Penthouse magazine as ‘America’s anal sex guru’” - Desire
“With her soft, chestnut colored curls, 21st century-modified cat-eye glasses, and a fitted black tee shirt and fabulous brown suede A-line miniskirt that showcase her creamy skin and alluring tattoos, Taormino is that delightful rarity: a sexy, intellectual post-punk librarian-type who writes columns about getting through heightened airport security with her adult toys after Sept. 11.” - Kera Bolonik, The Sunday Magazine of the Hartford Courant