Announcing the Winning Entry in our Kinky Book Report Contest!

Our Kinky Book Report Contest is over!

Thanks to everyone who submitted an entry. We wish everyone could win our grand prize, but, like The Highlander, there can be only one. Congratulations to the winner, who will receive a set of all in-print Daedalus Publishing titles and a $100 gift certificate to The Stockroom! All contestants will receive a little something for their efforts, so if you entered, be sure to check your email in the next few days! Our grand prize winner has been notified by email.

Here is the winning entry, a report on one of our favorite books, The Ultimate Guide To Kink by Tristan Taormino:

Title of book: The Ultimate Guide to Kink, BDSM, Role Play and the Erotic Edge.
Author: Tristan Taormino
Publisher: Cleis Press
Number of pages: 475

This is an amazing book written from many perspectives. It is a great resource for beginners as well as people who have been in the scene for years. The book is divided into two parts with the first being about skills and techniques and the second about fantasies and philosophies. Each author’s voice comes through in topics such as bondage, tantra, fisting, piercing, role play, sadism, and masochism (among others). Each concept is described in such a way as to make them accessible to those who have never participated while also giving friendly tips and reminders for other readers who have engaged in these various activities.
Taormino’s book gives just enough flavor to the beginning kinkster to whet their appetite that they might go on to find another resource with more in depth information. Each author is well known for the topic they have written about and while I personally did not recognize all the names, I am familiar with, and have met, a couple of these authors.

True not everything will appeal to every reader, but The Ultimate Guide to Kink can provide a safe way to learn about various kinks and allow the reader to see what might be interesting or exciting to explore. As someone who is working toward a Doctorate in Human Sexuality and needs to be as informed about all sexuality as is possible, I was enthralled by (nearly) every part of this text. There were some sections that I did not expect to enjoy: the chapter about piercing, for example, but I was surprised at how “not scary” it seemed.

Thanks again for all your amazing entries, and stay kinky and well-read!

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