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The Mistress Manual: The Good Girl's Guide to Female Dominance

3.72 of 5 stars 3.72  ·  rating details  ·  207 ratings  ·  20 reviews
In 1994, The Mistress Manual was born as a simple pink guidebook self-published by an experienced dominant woman. She moved on to other efforts, and the book fell out of print - much to the disappointment of thousands of eager submissive men and dominant women. Now, Greenery Press has brought this classic back to life in an updated new edition - perfect reading for the wom ...more
Paperback, 171 pages
Published June 15th 2000 by Greenery Press (CA) (first published February 1st 1997)
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The best book on Femdom I've ever read, for sure, and one of the best on BDSM.

Folks will probably say that this book is too specific - that it's heteronormative and focuses on too narrow a subculture of D/s. (Femdom IS heteronormative - that's kinda the point, that it relies on gender roles and archetypes in order to subvert them.) Me, I personally appreciate that Mistress Lorelei isn't trying to write about anything she hasn't tried extensively herself, and I find pretty much all the things sh
House Hesson
Domestic Discipline is a more roleplay and fantasy oriented form of D/s, usually involving a female Dominant and male submissive but with the possibility of a female submissive. I could see two femme men adopting the practices, too, but the book doesn't cover that - the author strictly entrenches this school of Dominance in feminine superiority, or at least the perception of such in the mind of the submissive.

Two full chapters are devoted to her treatise on this feminine superiority, which hones
Cheryl Walters
I, myself, have explored the possibility of being a domestic dominant mistress and my husband loved the experience, to say the least! This book can be very helpful to couples looking to add more than just a dash of spice to their sex life as well as to women who are eager to discover and experience the intoxicating power that she can wield over men, or maybe even other women, using sex and her own sexuality. For the curious, the book will certainly make you want to take more than just a peak int ...more
Leandra Vane
I loved this book. This author has such a strong voice and the pacing is great. The information is concise and useful. Highly recommend to those looking for a healthy introduction to female dominance.

A more detailed review can be found on my blog: http://theunlacedlibrarian.blogspot.c...
Jan 15, 2009 Lauri rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Excellent, comprehensible, enlightening read. Lots of concrete ideas for any budding Mistress. LOVE the panty cocktail!
Omiss Pearl
You could do a lot worse than "The Mistress Manual" for a novice female dominant, and it certainly does what it implies, which is giving you the tools to take on the role of a dominatrix.

However, the challenge with any such product is that there's a definite separation between being a dominant who happens to be incidentally female, and the whole Mistress Domina shtick.

So this is a good book for seeming sexy to the average man who identifies as or has submissive fantasies, or for a woman who wan
This book was wildly misogynistic for being a manual of feminine power. It had a lot of good suggestions for entertaining 5 different kinds of fantasies and variations therein, but had an incredibly antiquated view of the how to flip the script. If you need ideas for role play, it's got a few of those. If you want to learn how to be a fem dom, move along.
Well written for a variety of different women who wish to explore this aspect of their personality, including those who don't feel naturally dominant.

It's also possible to skip some parts and just read the bits that appeal to you, although ultimately I read the entire book, some parts several times and still reading.

It's a good introduction, however if it sparks a deeper interest you may wish to indulge in further research...I can't recommend anything yet but will review when read
A good basic primer for the would-be Mistress. I did, however, think that it was presumptuous to assume that the coupling would always be Female/male when there are plenty of lesbian Domme/sub relationships. I also had difficulty relating to some of the Domme/sub archetypes presented, but that is to be expected with the subjective nature of sexuality.
C. Calyptratus
Didn't find anything new or too interesting.
Kate Vassar
Very enjoyable read, but very much... not what I'm familiar with. The author says she comes from the Domestic Discipline community, and I'm more of a BDSMer. Nevertheless, lots of interesting and useful stuff.
A book that clearly illuminates the reasons for studying the Female Archetypes, and how they can be integrated into your sex life.
It is a good book for those that want to "play". I tis a fairly funny book for those in the lifestyle
Useful book for the Female Domme. It has great scene ideas. And it's a good one to give to a newbie Domme.
Opened my eyes and mind to so many things. A good start for the questioning domme.
It's so good I'm reading it again and using it for reference
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