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How to Be Kinkier: More Adventures in Adult Playtime
How to Be Kinkier: More Adventures in Adult Playtime
by Morpheous
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 19.75
21 used & new from CDN$ 19.75

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars There Is No Better Guide To Kinky Sexuality., March 24 2012
As a former fetish model myself, I can attest that this follow-up to How to Be Kinky: a Beginner's Guide to Bdsm shows the painstaking approach Morpheous uses regarding the ins-and-outs of BDSM, ensuring that any and all loose ends are properly tied up (and I promise to stop using such atrocious puns.... ;) .

In How to Be Kinkier, Morpheous takes the already-impressive array of kinky possibilities he addressed in his previous book and expands upon them considerably. This takes the form of everything from how to make proper use of the myriad new toys available to how to handle new social relationships within the kinky family, all with an authority which reveals that the author is putting his degree in education to good use (whether the subject is "shop" or "psychology".... ;) .

His expertise and experience in this area shows in even the merest sentence of his work. To use one brief example, he at one point states that if one's "pirate" fantasy scenes continually employ bondage as an element, one may wish to expand upon that area and thus open up countless new and innovative scene possibilities (after all, the "B" is where it is in "BDSM" for a reason....) This was mentioned so effortlessly as to seem almost casual, and yet it affected me personally as I recalled why I liked the 1942 pirate film The Black Swan so very much when I was 15: the scenes in which Maureen O'Hara is overpowered and tied up by Tyrone Power or other male cast members (fortunately I immediately recognized this fetish for what it was, as I was fortunate enough to have been a child at the tip of the tail end of the time when it was still acceptable to depict bondage often on mainstream television).

Never has an "educational textbook" been so arousing and evocative! Morpheous displays mastery of his subject matter with all the fullness of a royal banquet, and as with such a feast there is much virtually anyone will find to their taste!!

How to be Kinky: A Beginner's Guide to BDSM
How to be Kinky: A Beginner's Guide to BDSM
by Morpheous
Edition: Paperback
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended Reading For Anyone Entering the Scene, Jan. 23 2011
Those more familiar with the media-sensationalized aspects of the BDSM community expecting Morpheous to be the Marquis de Sade will be pleasantly disappointed. Morpheous is as erudite and intelligent as the Marquis but stresses constantly that all endeavours in the kink world be "safe, sane and consensual". This is the mantra which echoes throughout the book, as the author depicts and describes a vast array of delightful deviances and all the while states how they can be acted out without damaging either the body or the mind of anyone involved. Just as one should practice safe sex, so too should one practice safe kink.

This is not to say that sex and kink are one and the same, or that the latter is always accompanied by the former. The art of fetish is often sexually gratifying, but such things go so far beyond normal "vanilla" sex that sexual acts do not even need to be a part of kinky play. It is very complex and deep-reaching; the physical element of it is really merely the shell for its discovery of the psychological issues/qualities of its practitioners.

As such, "How To Be Kinky" is perhaps the best primer out there for those who wish to begin exploring interests they may only have dreamt of, and is vitally recommended reading for anyone new to offline kinky experiences. For those who wish to properly delve deeper still, Morpheous is working on a second book....

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