Kink: The Hidden Sex Lives of Americans

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Not illustrated! Popular sex writer Bakos reports from parties and other events she has been invited to, and from interviews with people whose anonymity she protects. She paints a picture of straight and narrow America rioting in bondage, sado-masochism, fetishism, transvestitism, swinging, and other naughty pleasures behind closed doors. No index, bibliography, or phone numbers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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A look at how -- and why - -the sexual practices of Americans have gotten kinkier over the years. From bondage and S/M, to fetishism, transvestitism, and swinging, the author examines what has driven people past sexual limits.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312118457
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 2/6/1995
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 247

Table of Contents

Introduction: What Are Your Neighbors' Sexual Secrets?
Pt. 1 Almost Every Sexually Adventurous Person Has Tried... 1
Ch. 1 What Is the One Thing He Says She Won't Do That He Really Wants to Do? Heterosexual Anal Sex 3
Ch. 2 Bondage 101, Tie and Tease 12
Ch. 3 The Spanking Game 23
Pt. 2 Pushing the Limits 39
Ch. 4 S/M as Foreplay 41
Ch. 5 Advanced Bondage 54
Ch. 6 Master/Mistress and Slave Relationships 70
Ch. 7 Homosexual S/M: Lesbians Do It Harder 85
Ch. 8 Who's Really in Charge? Topping, Bottoming, Bottoming from the Top - and the Switch 99
Pt. 3 Getting It Your Way 111
Ch. 9 Finding a Partner 113
Ch. 10 S/M for Sale: The Doms 127
Pt. 4 Other Kink 143
Ch. 11 The Video Revolution 145
Ch. 12 Fetishes 159
Ch. 13 Gender Bending 174
Ch. 14 When One Is Never Enough 186
Ch. 15 Body Piercing 200
Pt. 5 The Therapeutic Opinion 213
Ch. 16 Working Within the Kinks 215
Ch. 17 The Dysfunctional Perspective 228
Conclusion: How Far Will It Go? 241
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