No not that book but another one
Tootling around the ‘Net I was rather perturbed to come across this news article ’50 Ways to Play: BDSM for Nice People’ by Debra and Don Macleod – USATODAY.com. Obviously this book is trying to make some cash from the Fifty Shades Of Grey phenomenon. I had not heard of the two authors, Debra and Don Macleod and so I did a little internet searching, to find out a little about them. Although they have written some other sex advice and titillation books, I could find no evidence that they are regular BDSM practitioners or had any long term experience of such things.
The idea that two inexperienced people, inspired by Fifty Shades Of Grey, should try a little kinky play, based on advice from a book that was written by two people who show no credentials of being competent in this field, just sounds stupid and potentially dangerous to me.
I don’t want to preach to the regular pain playing folk about safety but just in case there are some newbies reading this post, there are a lot of “How To” books about, written by people who have been doing this for a long time and know what they are talking about. So buy one of those books, not the “This looks like an easy way to make cash” type of books, that have piggy backed on the success of Fifty Shades Of Grey. My personal recommendation for a safe and easy to follow introduction to kinky play is below.
Don’t buy that book, buy this book
It is a good, informative and safe guide to the do’s and don’ts of kinky play and is easy to follow as well as being easy to dip into as a regular reference. You can get it here Amazon.com: Screw the Roses, Send Me the Thorns here Screw the Roses, Send Me the Thorns Amazon.co.uk.
Note – I am not making any money or getting any other gain from promoting this title, I just want newcomers to be able to learn how to play well and safe.
Has anyone read this new guide? Is it as bad as I suspect it may be?