Alternative S. Books: This Curious Human Phenomenon: An Exploration of Some Uncommonly Explored Aspects of BDSM by Peter Masters
The actual mechanics of much of BDSM---otherwise known as S&M or leather---is well-documented in numerous how-to books, various movies, and numerous novels. It is often seen as kinky sex, and is commonly portrayed as involving skin-tight black leather clothing, chains, ropes, and nude or semi-nude participants writhing in delicious erotic ecstasy while being flogged or whipped by domineering "masters" and "mistresses". And maybe this is what it is to many of the people involved. And, in fact, it doesn't really sound half bad. But there's much more to it than this. In reality there are wants, needs, and hungers being explored and satisfied by BDSM participants which often they aren't even aware of themselves.
"This Curious Human Phenomenon" looks under the hood to find out what's really going on, at why people "do" BDSM, at what makes it so enticing, at what needs it meets, and at why these can't readily be met elsewhere.
If you are looking to understand BDSM in a way most books don't talk about it then this is the book for you. This book gives a lot of valuable insight into the reasons why we like and do BDSM and explains it in a way I haven't read in any other books. I highly recommend this book to all beginners and I believe it would be helpful to those who have enjoyed the lifestyle for years.
Author: Peter Masters