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A book that dispels the myths about those who prefer to go beyond 'vanilla' sex, Sadomasochism: Powerful Pleasures is a comprehensive exploration of the entire sexual subculture that lies on the cutting edge of society.

The mental health professions and society have marginalized people who practice sadomasochism (SM). This interdisciplinary collection dispels myths surroun
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Hardcover, 365 pages
Published August 9th 2006 by Harrington Park Press (first published July 27th 2006)
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Little Danny
Interesting, but I went into it thinking the book would examine BDSM through a more theoretical lens. It's very quantitative/instrumental in its appraisal of the culture, focusing a lot on statistics, legal institutions, scientific hypotheses, etc. I'd have preferred a blend of ethical and instrumental approaches (perhaps more first-hand information and personal interviews), but I can see now this was not the intent of the editor. Some very neat and factual information, but just that: informatio ...more
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