Read an Excerpt
1. A Red Room of Pleasure & Pain
2. Sexual Domination & Submission
3. Delayed Sexual Gratification
4. Behavioral Restraint & Mind Games
5. Bedroom Bondage & Restraint
6. Japanese Rope Bondage
7. The Ottoman Empire
8. Suspended Sex
9. Hold Me Down
10. Sex & Sensory Deprivation
11. Pain & Pleasure
12. Erotic Spanking
13. Flogging Instruments
14. Love Bites & Scratches
15. Nipple Clamps & Toys
16. Feel the Burn
17. When Ice Is Nice
18. Glass Toys & Temperature Play
19. Talk Dirty to Me
20. The Sounds of Sex
21. A Public Power Play
22. BDSM Rituals
23. What Should I Wear?
24. Voyeurism & Exhibitionism
25. Erotic Humiliation
26. BDSM & Self-Pleasuring
27. Rough Sex & Force Fantasies
28. Orgasm Control
29. A BDSM Sex Toy Box
30. The Power Pull
31. Erotic Electrostimulation
33. Erotic Torture
34. Bondage Positions
35. Crotch Ropes
36. Sexual Positions & Thrusting Techniques
38. BDSM & Cunnilingus, Part I
39. BDSM & Fellatio, Part I
40. BDSM & Cunnilingus, Part II
41. BDSM & Fellatio, Part II
42. Anal Play
43. Anal Sex
44. Sex & Mirrors
47. BDSM & Defamiliarization
48. A BDSM (Romantic?) Getaway
49. The Softer, Soapier Side of BDSM
About the Authors
Sex is supposed to pack a punch. It’s supposed to take you off guard, make you hold your breath for what might come next, gasp with discovery, quicken your pulse and consume you, mind, body and soul. Sexual desire should make you say and do things that you would never normally say or do, and the severity of physical sensations should paralyze you. Sex should set you on fire, so that an unrecognizable shade of yourself comes alive in the smolder.
Take this pop quiz to see whether your sex life is as body-and-mind-blowing as it should or could be.
1. Are you physically aroused by the intensity of your partner’s desire for you?
2. Do you find yourself fantasizing about unorthodox sex acts with your partner?
3. Do you feel physically and emotionally exhausted after sex?
4. Is erotic desire a prevailing theme in your relationship?
5. Do you occasionally feel (pleasant) pain or (exciting) fear during sex?
6. Do you regularly lose yourself in erotic role-playing, restraint or rough sex?
7. Do you imagine being “used” by your partner during sex, or using him/her?
8. Do you use a variety of sexual aids to intensely stimulate all your senses during sex?
9. Does your partner sometimes seem like a different person during sex? Do you?
10. Do you revel in the sexual anticipation of what your partner will do next?
If you or your partner answered “no” to any of these questions, you’re not alone. Many couples feel that sex has lost its erotic impact and, if you’re one of them, it’s time to add a few kinky weapons to your after-dark arsenal. Actually, forget “a few” and add lots of them. Moderation is for sexual puritans. There are fifty thrills and chills in this book, boldly borrowed from the world of BDSM—Bondage, Domination, Sadism and Masochism. These edgy ideas are guaranteed to get the juices flowing and the nerves firing like never before. And despite their deviant reputation, they are essential elements of a healthy sex life, even for nice people like you.
For some reason, romance and gentle lovemaking have a monopoly on mainstream sex. Of course, sex should be loving and meaningful. But that doesn’t mean you always have to stare deeply into each other’s eyes or move as one in the missionary position. Consensual rough-and-tumble sex, with a dose of high-sensory kink and BDSM for good measure, is noticeably absent from many couples’ sex lives, and many partners are unhappy with the vacancy. They complain of bland, routine sex lives and crave something harder and faster, something that consumes them with desire, excitement and exhilaration. They want something that injects an erotic buzz into their everyday life and makes them long for nightfall.
Gentle caresses and candlelight can’t always do that. That is why I never suggest romance movies to “spice up” a love life. I can’t think of anything more predictable. Instead, I recommend horror films. They get the blood pumping and the adrenaline flowing. They make you hold your breath and wait for the ax to fall. They bring energy and excitement into your evening. Think of this book as a horror flick as opposed to a romantic “chick flick.” You and your partner can enjoy it together, without any risk of falling asleep halfway through.
Not too long ago, I had occasion to visit a legal brothel in Nevada on business. I was given a tour of the facilities by a friendly courtesan in high heels and a garter, and several of the working ladies showed me their “bedrooms,” which they were allowed to decorate as they wished. The irresistible appeal of the place became tangible the moment I stepped into these bedrooms.
Each prostitute’s bedroom was decorated in classic bordello style. The walls were painted in solid, bold, deep colors—scarlet red or burgundy, emerald green or deep, deep purple. Almost every king-sized bed had a canopy over it, with sheer fabric flowing down to envelop the square of the bed into an even more private and sensual space. The bedding was satin and the air was fragranced with intoxicating incense. There was absolutely no mistaking what was supposed to happen in those rooms. These ladies were professionals at setting the mood.
Look around your bedroom. What do you see? A laundry hamper full of dirty clothes? An exercise bike in the corner? A pile of bills on the dresser? A laptop on the nightstand? Boring beige walls with cheesy, cheap-feeling flower-print bedding? Chances are, your bedroom couldn’t be a less sexy space if you dragged in the toilet, sat on the lid, and started clipping your toenails in front of the person you’re supposed to be seducing.
It’s time to transform your bland bedroom into a spicy boudoir. Get rid of anything that doesn’t scream sex. Throw caution and those interior design magazines to the wind, and roll some cathouse color onto your walls to instantly create an arousing ambience. Add a canopy over the bed, one that can enclose you and your partner within. Trash those flimsy vertical blinds and hang deeply colored velvet drapes that block every trace of light. Lay a luxurious area rug over that oh-so-functional laminate flooring. It’s a raunchier room already, isn’t it?
Because your new bedroom is pulling double duty as an adult playroom, it should also have an “adult toy box” in which you can hide—under lock and key if necessary—some of your BDSM playthings. Find an old trunk at a garage sale and spray-paint it scarlet red or glossy black. Or find a stiff cardboard box with a lid and wrap it in purple velvet. As you read each way to play, you’ll get ideas of what items you might want to put in this toy box (see #29).