Care and Nurture for the Submissive - A Must Read for Any Woman in a BDSM Relationship by Elizabeth Cramer, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Care and Nurture for the Submissive - A Must Read for Any Woman in a BDSM Relationship

Care and Nurture for the Submissive - A Must Read for Any Woman in a BDSM Relationship

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by Elizabeth Cramer
     
 

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Submission can be described by a lot of words but "easy" isn't one of them. Discovering and honoring your desire to submit takes courage, strength and passion. Learning to follow the lead and rhythm set by another, and stretching your limits to accommodate training and service can challenge and exhaust you.

The discipline to hold your tongue, retrieve your

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Submission can be described by a lot of words but "easy" isn't one of them. Discovering and honoring your desire to submit takes courage, strength and passion. Learning to follow the lead and rhythm set by another, and stretching your limits to accommodate training and service can challenge and exhaust you.

The discipline to hold your tongue, retrieve your paddle, or wait around endlessly while knot after knot is being tied as part of a bondage ritual drains your energy. Submission stretches, taxes, pushes, and exposes your body and soul to the whim and desire of another. Submissive women need support, care and nurture to continue on this journey in a healthy fashion.

Care and Nurture for the Submissive offers tips, understandings, and pathways to tend the fragile and beautiful souls of submissive women. Self-care is not selfish; it is essential. Only when you are taking care of yourself as a healthy, whole being can you give that self to another with a full heart and free joy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016644240
Publisher:
Living Plus Healthy Publishing
Publication date:
05/16/2013
Series:
Women's Guide To BDSM , #2
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
100,514
File size:
125 KB

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Care and Nurture for the Submissive - A Must Read for Any Woman in a BDSM Relationship 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a guidebook of sorts for any woman who is either in a BDSM relationship and is the submissive, or is looking to be the submissive, but doesn't currently have a partner or Dom. There are chapters on how to set boundaries, how to protect yourself, how to tell if people are lying to you, and how to be submissive, even if you are alone. There are also helpful ideas on how to develop an honest relationship your your friends or partner, as well as making sure you stay healthy both physically and emotionally in any sort of relationship. I would recommend this book to women that are in BDSM relationships, or are seriously considering getting into one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With the whole 50 Shades craze, there is a lot of questions about the nature of BDSM, and a lot of misunderstandings about the lifestyle of BDSM circulating as a result. This book is a great resource for women who are interested in learning more about BDSM as a submissive. The reality is often nothing like what was portrayed in Fifty Shades of Gray and there are a lot of “twue” doms out there who will lie to a submissive who doesn’t know any better. What I like about this book is that the author breaks down different key aspects of submission, and explains in an easy to understand way, how to handle different situations a new submissive might face with a Dominant. The first few chapters cover choosing the right type of submission for your desires, the signs you are dealing with a liar or an otherwise “dangerous dom” and outlines the different types of roles of a submissive woman. Other topics covered in the book are: Ways to explore your submissiveness while you are still single, building a network of friends and support, dealing with past hurts with your Dom, how to safely grow past your limits, the difference between soft limits and hard limits, communicating in the relationship even as a Submissive, how to keep your private life private, keeping the relationship fresh with your Dom, and what to do when the relationship comes to an end.
margaretdaniels More than 1 year ago
In all honesty I have been interested in the subject of submission for several years but have never had the courage to find out anything about. I was pleasantly surprised with this book. It took the time to explain everything one should know about submission prior to undertaking this type of a relationship. This book is not like others that I have seen that is just about the physical but it really gets into the emotional aspects of a submissive relationship. This is the type of information that I wanted and this book definitely delivered. I loved the analogy that was used that basically described the person as a flower. I think that the subject is tastefully discussed and does not make it out to be so dark secrete that the subject generally invokes. The book is well written and has a great deal of information to offer. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Being a sub can be challenging at times and this book understands that and teaches subs how to deal with those challenges. Being a sub means focusing on someone else most of the time but as this book points out is is important for women to care for themselves as well so that they can better serve their Dom. This book is especially great for beginners because it teaches you not only how to be a good sub but also how you can successfully communicate with your partner so that the experience is pleasurable for both of you. This book is definitely a must read for new subs!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book takes an interesting approach to describing and explaining aspects of BDSM relationships through the overarching metaphor of a woman as a flower in a garden. I like the imagery used and in many ways the metaphor makes the explanation easier to understand and follow. An important part of being a submissive that I feel is often underrepresented in the literature is how to please yourself as a submissive without having a Dom around. There is a whole chapter dedicated to that in this book, which I greatly appreciate. Another interesting topic that is covered, which again is important to discuss, is social interactions with others and having someone that you can talk to, as well as how to handle losses or break-ups. What I really do enjoy about this book is the well roundedness of it, covering nearly all aspects of life in relation to this genre of sexual interest, and how to apply it to your life.
debrahh More than 1 year ago
I've been involved in BDSM for several years now. I, however, am mainly dominant and likely would not have thought to get a book for the submissive woman. But, it was recommended to me, and I've actually learned a lot from it... I really love how Ms. Cramer parallels a dom/sub relationship to gardening--I guaranteed would have NEVER thought of it that way or been able to see the similarities in the two situations. The advice given in the book is sound and wise, and is wonderfully applicable to this very unique and occasionally difficult to handle word that we call BDSM. The book addresses many of the main concerns with being in a D/s relationship, including exposure to outsiders, recommendations for communicating with other submissives, and finding the right dominant for each submissive woman's particular needs. All in all, it is a very handy little book to have, and I'd recommend it for anyone starting out with BDSM or even as a general info refresher for a regular.
crystalclearJH More than 1 year ago
I learned a lot from this book. My husband and I have experimented with BDSM and I prefer being the submissive. This book helped me to understand why communication with your partner is so important. I learned that by sharing my past with my husband it can help our relationship grow and improve our trust in each other. It tells you specific ways to communicate with your partner so that you both understand your limits, wants and needs. There was also great information on keeping your self safe if you may be looking for a partner. I also learned that I need to seek out other submissive women because it's important to have friends who can understand this part of my life and they won't judge me when I share my thoughts and feelings. I am going to have my husband read this book so that he can learn more about communicating with me.
neilmignol More than 1 year ago
Another great book by Elizabeth Cramer!! One quote from the book which I loved is “Best relationships aren’t just the ones we can enjoy today but also the ones that can heal yesterday and take us to tomorrow. I also believe that a key to a happy relationship is communication and the ability to try new things as explained in the book. I would recommend reading this book to everyone! Really some good information for anyone starting a relationship whether it be BDSM or heterosexual.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago