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Allured or intrigued by S/M sexuality, but not sure where to start? No book will give you a more thorough introduction -- learn about safety, styles of play from bondage and flagellation to psychological dominance and submission, and tips for finding a partner. Ideal for beginners of all orientations. Don't miss the resource list. 1993, 249 pp. description taken from here.
I had always heard amazing things said about Jay Wiseman's books. SM 101 is a great book. I loved how Jay wrote it. There was no "preaching" that this is right or wrong, that people should think this and not that, etc. He gave straight information, and was upfront that opinions of these things differ for whether or not people consider some things safe or not, going too far or not, etc. He said that he, and everyone else out there, is not a know-it-all, profession when it comes to this topic. Things are always changing, evolving, and opinions can differ greatly. Not everyone knows everything. Period. And, this that what Jay tells you.
There aren't any "hot spots" in the book, no sexual stories of experiences, etc. There is only information; and great information at that. On the side of the pages there are little boxes with one quote per box. I can't wait to turn the page for a new quote (seriously). I think for me, it added a special touch, something that made the book more at-home-cozy and personal. One quote that I liked was "Nowadays, a woman is free to want anything except to sometimes give up her freedom." (page 250)
Just to give you an idea of what the book covers, I am going to include the table of contents:
giving and receiving erotic pain
general safety considerations
SM and safer sex
a novice women's guide to erotically dominating a man
constructing an SM starter set
This really is a great introduction into SM and it offers quite a bit on SM relationships as well, which is really nice.