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The Master's Manual: Handbook of Erotic Dominance

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Jack Rinella is a columnist for Gay Chicago and has been an active leathersex top with over 17 years of experience. In this book he relays personal experience of leatherfolk, scenes, kink and becoming a successful leather top. Written in an addictive first-person format, The Master's Manual offers insights into the gay leather community and how to find your stride with dom ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published May 26th 1997 by Daedalus,U.S. (first published August 1994)
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I read this book a while back. The relationships built on the dynamics of domination and submission are intriguing. I am always interested in the psychological aspects and mindset in any situation and was not disappointed by this book. The core elements of dominance and submission exist at varying levels in all relationships. Sometimes on a scale that moves from very subtle to the extreme of master/slave, sometimes temporary, sometimes long term. To explore the deeper elements of the dominant/su ...more
Mar 11, 2009 Alice added it
This book was decent. It was much more of a reflection of thoughts and beliefs than a "manual," a sort of taste of one man's journey through D/s. I was disappointed to find two distinct typos.

I think the best part was the chapter on other books, which all sound much better than this one. I must go and read them all immediately.
I thought this would be a good reference book for future work and I suppose it is. However, the information was just a rehash of what I'd already read before and I didn't feel it was as well presented.
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Written from the perspective of a gay a lot of the stuff was really not applicable to me. That's about all I can say regarding this book.
Very interesting and anecdotal book on gay leathersex. While I am not gay nor do I own chaps, still a very good read.
Very solid read and inspired me to take some notes.

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