Resources, Guides & Sex Cultures

The Ethical Slut

The Ethical Slut $16.99

The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures, is a popular and often referenced book from Greenery Press, written by Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy, the authors of The Bottoming Book and The Topping Book.

This updated 2nd edition eloquently... More >>
 

The Ultimate Guide to Kink

The Ultimate Guide to Kink $19.95

This collection of communal knowledge of kink and kinky craft covers the ins-and-outs of BDSM, role play, necessary wear and gear, with beautiful illustrations from Katie Diamond, and informative essays from some of our favorite voices including Midori, Jack Rinella, Ignacio Rivera, and more! This... More >>
 

The Piercing Bible

The Piercing Bible $20.00

Piercing pioneer Elayne Angel has performed over 40,000 piercings since the 1980s and has brought many practices, such as tongue-piercing, into the mainstream. She brings her exhaustive knowledge to this groundbreaking manual that covers everything you need to know about the process,... More >>
 

Radical Ecstasy

Radical Ecstasy $16.95

For Millennia, seekers have used physical and emotional extremes to achieve transcendence and exaltation. Today, many BDSM and leather practitioners are discovering the potential of these practices to reach personal, interpersonal and spiritual goals.

In these pages,... More >>
 

Sensuous Magic (Patrick Califia)

Sensuous Magic (Patrick Califia) $14.95

For all couples interested in bondage, S/M, dominance and submission - women and men of all sexual orientations and genders.

Topics include:

How to introduce bondage, spanking, whipping, and other S/M techniques into your relationship; how to choose whips,... More >>
 

When Someone You Love is Kinky

When Someone You Love is Kinky $15.95

Many, many people in this world have sexual interests or practices that are in some way unusual. These people may enjoy bondage or spanking, erotic role-playing, dressing in special clothes that turn them on, or a host of other activities that place them outside the sexual... More >>
 

Age Play

Age Play $9.95

Introducing the Toybag Guides: Workshops in a Book from the scene's top educators!

Sturdy little 4" x 6" quick reference guide you can drop in your toybag!

You’re as young as you feel! The adult baby, the sassy schoolgirl, the bratty teen – all hold an... More >>
 

Healing Sex

Healing Sex $25.95

Healing Sex is the encouraging, sex-positive guide for all women survivors of sexual assault- heterosexual, bisexual, lesbian, coupled, and single-who want to delight in their own sexuality.

While most books on the topic broach sexuality to reassure... More >>
 

My Girlfriend Comes to the City and Beats Me Up

My Girlfriend Comes to the City and Beats Me Up $13.95

From the acclaimed author of Happy Baby (MacAdam/Cage Publishing), comes this brilliant collection of fiction, memoir and the murky terrain betwixt and between. My Girlfriend Comes to the City and Beats Me Up (Cleis Press) offers some of the most provocative texts on the BDSM... More >>
 

Bondage for Sex (Chanta Rose)

Bondage for Sex (Chanta Rose) $31.95

In "Bondage for Sex," Chanta Rose teaches bondage that is easy, safe, and comfortable during penetrative sex. For many couples, the bondage comes off before the sex begins. Here Rose teaches rope bondage that couples can use safely during partner sex, thereby incorporating bondage as part of the... More >>
 

Fetish Sex: An Erotic Guide for Couples, (Violet Blue)

Fetish Sex: An Erotic Guide for Couples, (Violet Blue) $19.00

This book is written for the fetishist, for their lovers and for anyone who wants to make a fetish into a sex toy. Or, to maximize a fetish, figure out if you have a fetish, how to talk about it with a lover, "come out" about your fetish, or find community—or just hot porn. Most everyone has a... More >>
 

Wild Side Sex: The Book of Kink (Midori)

Wild Side Sex: The Book of Kink (Midori) $17.99

This delightfully twisted new volume by acclaimed writer and sex educator Midori titillates as well as educates. Wild Side Sex: The Book of Kink takes erotic adventure to a personal level and exposes some of Midori's most helpful and empowering secrets.

Let the world famous Midori... More >>
 

Secret Sexual Positions (Stubbs, Ph.D.)

Secret Sexual Positions (Stubbs, Ph.D.) $16.95

This new, lavishly illustrated guidebook by the bestselling author of Erotic Massage takes readers on a tour of sexual practices throughout the ages. Drawing on a rich variety of cultures and eras, Secret Sexual Positions provides methods that can open us to forgotten or undiscovered... More >>
 

Kiss of Desire, A Guide to Oral Sex (Stubbs, Ph.D.)

Kiss of Desire, A Guide to Oral Sex (Stubbs, Ph.D.) $17.95

An illustrated, full-color guide to the pleasures of oral lovemaking by the popular author of Erotic Massage and Secret Sexual Positions.

With fifty full-color illustrations, Kiss of Desire brings vivid techniques and a menu of delights to the mastery of oral... More >>
 

LeatherSex (Joseph Bean)

LeatherSex (Joseph Bean) $16.95

This book was written for people seeking a more interesting and fulfilling erotic life. It gives guidance in one popular style of erotic play which the author calls "leathersex"-sexuality that may include S/M, bondage, dominance, submission, fantasy, role playing, sensual physical stimulation, and... More >>
 

Leathersex Q and A (Joseph Bean)

Leathersex Q and A (Joseph Bean) $16.95

Here, the author of Leathersex becomes the Ann Landers of Leather, answering scores of actual letters sent to him over several years of his career as a lecturer, columnist, and editor of a gay men's leather magazine. His answers and insights are intended for anyone trying to negotiate... More >>
 

Ties That Bind (Guy Baldwin)

Ties That Bind (Guy Baldwin) $16.95

The writings of Guy Baldwin, one of the most respected and knowledgeable people on the subject of the SM/leather/fetish erotic style, have been compiled in this book. Issues regarding relationships, the community, the SM experience, and personal transformation, as they relate to this... More >>
 

Urban Aboriginals (Geoff Mains)

Urban Aboriginals (Geoff Mains) $15.95

A subculture of gay men participate in a radical form of sexuality and community known as leather. Through intimate forms of encounter, using such tools as pain-pleasure, bondage, and role-play, leather can bring a shift of consciousness and a new vision of the self.
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Leather Contest Guide (Guy Baldwin)

Leather Contest Guide (Guy Baldwin) $14.95

This is truly an exhaustive guide to the leather contest. Contest promoters, contestants, judges and winners will all benefit from the sound advice presented in this book.

Written by Guy Baldwin, one of the most famous names in the leather community and a former titleholder, this book... More >>
 

Leatherfolk (Mark Thompson, ed.)

Leatherfolk (Mark Thompson, ed.) $17.95

Since its publication a decade ago, this Lambda Literary Award-nominated book has become a classic must-read on the shelf of books adressing human sexuality and identity. Widely cited as among the most useful books of its kind, Leatherfolk is both... More >>
 

Beneath The Skins (Ivo Dominguez)

Beneath The Skins (Ivo Dominguez) $14.00

In recent years, large numbers men and women have coalesced into a vibrant community that generally refers to itself as the leather/SM/fetish community. This community is defined by a common interest in styles of sexuality that are broadly described by the term "leather/SM/fetish." With the... More >>
 

Please Understand Me II, Keirsey

Please Understand Me II, Keirsey $15.95

This practical and insightful book about personality types has been so useful for us and our friends, families, and business associates that we decided it would make things easier for all of us if we stocked it.

Phenomenon: Keirsey and Bates's Please Understand Me, first... More >>
 

Partners in Power (Jack Rinella)

Partners in Power (Jack Rinella) $16.95

Is it possible to form lasting, healthy, loving relationships that are based on power, control and pain? Of course, says Jack Rinella, author of The Master's Manual and The Compleat Slave.

Respected columnist and scene leader, Rinella, has carefully explored how BDSM... More >>
 

Consensual SadoMasochism

Consensual SadoMasochism $17.95

Easy to read, easy to follow, and easy to understand, in this book the authors define and demystify the unique language of consensual sadomasochism, examine the psychological power of erotic dominance and submission, provide a carefully considered guide for safe SM play, and explain... More >>
 

Screw The Roses, Send Me the Thorns

Screw The Roses, Send Me the Thorns $24.95



One of the better classic instructional/overview S/M books, first added to our inventory by popular demand after being discussed extensively in various message boards.

There is lots of technical info (with illustrations and photos) on bondage, leather, knot... More >>
 

Folsom Book: A Guide to Electric Sex

Folsom Book: A Guide to Electric Sex $9.50

Written by the folks at Folsom Electric Company, this is a basic manual on using signal generator boxes (low-frequency) with electrode attachments for erotic play. This book is great for beginners looking for clear and basic instructions for e-stim play.

It covers... More >>
 

Leather and Latex Care

Leather and Latex Care $11.00

Leather and latex clothing has become quite popular in recent years. Both the mainstream fashion industry and alternative sexual subcultures have propelled leather and latex wear to unprecedented popularity. But these materials require special care if they are to maintain their beauty.
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Love In Abundance

Love In Abundance $15.95

Relationship counselor Kathy Labriola offers an overview of alternatives to monogamy in this revealing, liberating, and informative book. This work is broken into easily discernable chapters including a working definition and layout of the models of open relationships, followed by an examination of... More >>
 

The Loving Dominant

The Loving Dominant  $16.95

John Warren, known as "Mentor" to the tens of thousands who have read his books or hearkened to his advice at his workshops and gatherings, has brought his decades of BDSM experience to this comprehensive manual. From its advice on "Stalking the Wild Submissive" to its extensive Resource... More >>