Jay Wiseman's Erotic Bondage Handbook

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If you can tie your shoelaces, you can create an erotic masterpiece! From the author of SM 101 comes this compendium of sensible, sensational advice about how to tie up your sweetie, or get tied up yourself. Everything from simple hands-behind-the-back experimentation to immobilizing spreadeagles and hogties - all presented with Wiseman's trademark humor and responsibility. Simple and easy-to-follow, with no complex knots and plenty of illustrations to guide you on your way to ...
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Overview

If you can tie your shoelaces, you can create an erotic masterpiece! From the author of SM 101 comes this compendium of sensible, sensational advice about how to tie up your sweetie, or get tied up yourself. Everything from simple hands-behind-the-back experimentation to immobilizing spreadeagles and hogties - all presented with Wiseman's trademark humor and responsibility. Simple and easy-to-follow, with no complex knots and plenty of illustrations to guide you on your way to bound bliss.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781890159139
  • Publisher: Greenery Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 323
  • Sales rank: 232,724
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Jay Wiseman (Jay Joseph Wiseman)(born 1949) is an American BDSM writer and speaker.

In 1991, Wiseman started the Greenery Press publishing house with his partner Janet Hardy, author "Lady Green" of The Sexually Dominant Woman. The publishing house grew to the point of publishing several titles a year, and they hired two other employees.

As of 2006, Wiseman has written 11 books and dozens of articles in magazines from Playboy to Redbook.

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  • Posted December 15, 2010

    Don't waste your time!!

    I bought this book just after it was released, and I have to say it was a huge disappointment. I love how-to type books, and I love books that have anything that have to do with the lifestyle, but it has felt like an absolute chore every time I pick this book up. Generally I pick it up once a year determined to finish the thing. After a decade of trying to read it, I"m barely half way though. I'm all for practicing safety, but it seems to be the ONLY point the book has at all. Caution is never a bad thing, but all focus on caution, and your session will never get beyond the first step. I highly recommend passing on this book, unless you like reads that give you that dry crunchy feeling of chewing on cat litter.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2000

    Bondage must-have

    One of the author¿s stated objectives in writing this book is ¿to deepen, broaden, clarify, and update the body of knowledge regarding bondage.¿ To this end, the Handbook is an unquestionable success. Perhaps more importantly, this book puts a huge body of bondage knowledge into a concise, available, and accessible form. Handbook contains over 200 pages of pure rope and bondage knowledge, written by someone obviously passionate about the topic. Jay¿s instructions are generally quite clear, although some ties (Japanese Arm-wrap Harness comes to mind) would benefit from a numbered or bulleted list format. The simple line drawings were a perfect accompaniment to the text. These 200 pages are very well written, and structured logically for both an initial read and later references. This ¿part 2¿ of Handbook is the most complete bondage how-to I¿ve seen. It¿s targeted at novice-to-intermediate bondage enthusiasts, and covers this ground thoroughly. In his own words, Jay Wiseman has a reputation as an ¿ultra-safety-conscious person,¿ and this publication won¿t put that reputation at risk. There are another 100 or so pages preceding the bulk of this book. Before getting to the core topic, Handbook covers basic BDSM terminology, his own credentials, and safety, safety, and more safety. I have mixed feelings about this part of the book. There is enough new material, particularly relating to bondage, to justify reading it. However, most of ¿part 1¿ is a repetition information in Screw, SM101, and every other major BDSM book. I feel like Handbook goes to the 50% depth on safety information¿ not deep enough to be a newbie¿s first BDSM book, but long enough to give that impression. The repetition of this information in ¿part 2,¿ applied to specific ties and techniques, is infinitely more useful. Throughout the book Jay refers to his ¿research¿ and ¿files,¿ information he has deliberately collected about deaths and serious injuries in BDSM play and related non-kink pursuits. He outlines some valuable conclusions about causative factors in BDSM injuries in addition to appropriate precautions. Unfortunately, the reader gets very little direct data¿ statements are phrased with ¿most¿, ¿many¿, ¿few¿, and similar relative words. We¿re left to trust Jay¿s analysis and categorizations. A summary of the data itself, sample size, source, and completeness information would have been interesting to me, although my background is in analytics and this may not be a problem for other folks. There is one major leap from this research. Although Jay has always been extremely cautious about any breath or neck play, he covers military-style restraints that include a rope around the neck. He provides solid rationale for this decision, despite its disagreement with common wisdom. I applaud his willingness to think out of the box. There will always be room for a ¿more advanced¿ book on a given topic, and this is no exception. Don¿t buy Handbook to learn about suspension, because the topic isn¿t covered. Handbook doesn¿t detail the stylized techniques of Japanese bondage, and Jay consistently assumes that bondage will be limited to 2 hours. As far as it goes, however, this book is exceptional. Who should read this book? Certainly, any BDSM newbie interested in bondage from either side of the rope will love it. Buy a broader introduction to BDSM book first, but Handbook is a must-have for you. Bondage enthusiasts with some experience will also get a lot from this book. Folks like me, with years of experience haphazardly tying people up (or favoring leather and chains ;), might just find that it kindles a real interest in good bondage. Even if you¿re BondageMaster, you¿ll probably enjoy reading Handbook.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2000

    The reference we've been waiting for

    Jay Wiseman's new book addresses bondage for the rest of us in a creative, thorough and safety-conscious manner. Loaded with illustrations and practical suggestions, it is very careful to refer readers to other sources on topics that are not within the book's scope. The emphasis is on bondage techniques for lovers, and he often shows multiple ways to do the same basic tie so that people can find what works best for them. If you and a friend have ever wanted to experiment with rope and such but didn't know where to start, this book belongs on the nightstand!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2001

    Excellent basic introduction to bondage

    As with SM101, Jay has done an excellent job of writing about this topic. As a long time 'bondage enthusiast,' Jay certainly had a wealth of knowledge to draw from. And in fact, he has put a huge amount of bondage info into a concise, and available form. It contains over 200 pages of pure rope and bondage knowledge, written by someone obviously very passionate and knowledgeable about this topic. If you are a 'bondage fanatic,' just play at it on occasion or somewhere in between, this book is well worth having.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2000

    A good introduction to the art of bondage

    This is a good introduction to the 'why', 'what', 'how', 'when' and 'who' of erotic bondage -- this is not for those interested in non-consensual interactions! The introduction gives insight into Jay Wiseman and how he wrote this book. The knots section is fairly detailed but since I tend to be a bit 'lazy' I had to flip back and forth between this section and the 'positions' section. The position section could use a few more pictures but served as good inspiration for someone with experience and a good enough description for the novice to follow with some patience and time. A must read book for those who want to do BDSM where the 'B' is going to play any role.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2000

    Got Rope?

    Jay will show you what to do with it, and how. He'll teach how to pick your rope, what else you might want to use, how to knot it, loop it, tie it, wash it and hang it out to dry. Simple hands-behind-the-back or fancy body harnesses, hot spreadeagles and tormenting genital ties; they're all in there. Jay's books are fun to read--you'll hardly know you're learning to be a safe, considerate partner, but you are, and it will show. Now go practice!

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