Mixing erotic vignettes with practical how-to suggestions and personal insight, Sensuous Magic is Patrick Califia's much-loved beginner's guide to S/M for couples. For all readers who harbor fantasies of erotic dominance and submission, Sensuous Magic demystifies S/M, explaining terminology and technique. Experienced players will appreciate the breadth of Califia's knowledge of S/M safety and technique and his insights into the psychology of S/M. Novices will be reassured by Califia's honest, unpretentious approach.
Completely revised, updated edition includes: myths about S/M, communication and negotiation, psychology of bondage, techniques of pleasure and sensation (including tickling, pressure, temperature, and impact play), whipping, sex in S/M scenes, safety, glossary, and updated bibliography and resource guide. Plus all-new erotic stories.