Rochelle's Reviews > Playing Well with Others: Your Field Guide to Discovering, Exploring and Navigating the Kink, Leather and Bdsm Communities

Playing Well with Others by Lee  Harrington
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it was amazing
bookshelves: bdsm, non-fiction, cannonball-read-v
Recommended for: Anyone interested in getting kinky.

This is the book we need in the post 50 Shades world. The authors, Lee Harrington and Mollena Williams, present their information in a manner that is kind, funny, knowledgable and straight forward. Who should read this? Anyone even a tiny bit interested in engaging with the kink community, or in seeking a kinky experience.

50 Shades of Gray, which I never read but have heard about endlessly, has raised the profile of BDSM in the mainstream. There's been lots of tittilated chortling and the coining of the condescending term 'mommy porn.' Whatever. Playing Well With Others is the informative self-help, how-to, etiquette guide antidote. The authors may burst your fantasy of constant wild naked rumpuses, but they will tell you how to prepare for a real orgy.

The foundation of this book is respect. The messages the authors return to again and again are 1) respect yourself, 2) be respectful of others, 3) ask, don't assume, 4) If it isn't yours, don't touch it, and 5) your kink is not my kink, but your kink is ok. All of these are different iterations of respect.

The only thing I wish they'd spent more time on is what to do when things go wrong.
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Reading Progress

Started Reading
January 2, 2013 – Finished Reading
January 3, 2013 – Shelved
January 3, 2013 – Shelved as: bdsm
January 3, 2013 – Shelved as: non-fiction
January 13, 2013 – Shelved as: cannonball-read-v

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Jo * Smut-Dickted * This is a nice review of the book. I am also enjoying it!

Rochelle I posted a longer review on the Cannonball Read 5 blog, but I think this shorter one is better. Oh well. It was my first review for them and it's not a kink site.

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Vivian Good review, Rochelle. Thanks.

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