Kink: The Shocking Hidden Sex Lives of Americans

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Take a walk on the wild side...

Internationally renowned sex author Susan Crain Bakos has traveled far into the American psyche and has returned with a provocative survey of sexual adventures. From fetishists to bondage fans, from piercers to disciplinarians, she reveals the kinky secrets of seemingly "normal" people, including:

* The handsome executive who enjoys his wife, but requires a dominatrix for himself.

* The church-reared woman who enjoys spanking.

* The S/M sex clubs ...

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Overview

Take a walk on the wild side...

Internationally renowned sex author Susan Crain Bakos has traveled far into the American psyche and has returned with a provocative survey of sexual adventures. From fetishists to bondage fans, from piercers to disciplinarians, she reveals the kinky secrets of seemingly "normal" people, including:

* The handsome executive who enjoys his wife, but requires a dominatrix for himself.

* The church-reared woman who enjoys spanking.

* The S/M sex clubs in large cities and small towns who cater to a special clientele— but not who you'd expect.

* The psychologist who knows submission is her ideal state.

* The couple who host S/M bondage parties for every kind of kink.

* The husband who convinced his wife to video themselves and their friends making love.

Find out what has driven so many people to their sexual limits.

The author ofThe Female Superior Position makes a shocking, sexy foray into the kinky subculture, in a book that proves that truth is stranger than fiction. This is her firsthand study of the state of kink in America.

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"As much titillation as education."— Library Journal

"Intriguing...breezily anecdotal."— Publishers Weekly

"A trustworthy guide."— Kirkus Reviews

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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: 9780312956844
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1995
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 325
  • Product dimensions: 4.22 (w) x 6.82 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Crain Bakos is known the world over as a writer on sex, from nonfiction books (What Men Really Want, Sexual Pleasures), to a novel (The Female Superior Position). She writes many articles for magazines such as Penthouse, Redbook, and Cosmopolitan, and is currently editor of the New Women's Forum. She lives outside of New York City.

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2001

    This book does not do justice to the American Scene

    This book is uneven in scope and and in conclusions. It titlates to the purient interests of the reader, and, then the author chooses a moralistic conclusion based on her personal prejudices and outlook. I do not recommend this book at all.

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