Workbooks, Guidebooks, and How-Tos
Better Sex Through Yoga: Easy Routines to Boost Your Sex Drive, Enhance Physical Pleasure, and Spice Up Your Bedroom Life by Jacquie Noel Greaux and Jennifer Langheld
The Mistress Manual: The Good Girl's Guide to Female Dominance by Mistress Lorelei
What X and I did was we both read it and then we compared notes. We talked about all the scenarios that Mistress Lorelei talked about and whether or not X found them arousing. Having the book to guide our conversation made it a lot easier to talk about all the ideas and concerns we had.
Whip Smart: The True Story of a Secret Life by Melissa Febos
The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships, & Other Adventures by Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy
Bitten: Dark Erotic Stories edited by Susie Bright
Dark Lover by J.R. Ward
The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice (writing as A.N. Roquelaure)I picked up this book because it combines fairie tales and sex, two things I'm interested in. Unfortunately, it's basically a story of denigration, abuse, and rape. It shows a culture of BDSM, but at no point do either of the main subs, Prince Alexi or Beauty, give their consent. If anything, it shows how much pain and suffering they go through before they accept that it is their place to be so abused and that they love their captors for it. In the end, Beauty has an act of final rebellion by standing up for herself and is given the most severe punishment the court can think of. This is not the depiction of a healthy BDSM relationship. It is deranged and abusive. The sex scenes are hot, but knowing all along that not all parties are consenting makes it basically glorified rape. Look elsewhere for your erotica.