Synopses & Reviews
"Everything You Need to Know to Get Your Kink On."
—Rachel Krame Bussel, editor of The Big Book of Orgasms
Let’s say you read Fifty Shades of Grey, or another erotic, provocative novel like Story of O. You enjoyed these fictional accounts of dominance and submission, power and lust, pleasure and pain, hot sex and incredible orgasms. Let’s say you enjoyed them a lot. Where do you go from there? Tristan Taormino lays out the best ways to make your fantasies into reality in 50 Shades of Kink, her newest primer to erotic exploration. It’s both the perfect beginner’s guide and a wonderful refresher course. Whether you want to get up close and personal with blindfolds, crops and paddles or are just looking for some inspiration to keep things fresh in the bedroom, 50 Shades of Kink is your playbook.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN INSIDE:
- techniques and creative ideas for bondage, spanking, flogging, sensation play and more
- how to eroticize power, cultivate deeper connections and incorporate kink into your sex life
- role-playing fantasies from the popular to the taboo
- the language of kink (it’s more than just safewords)
"A gentle guide. You'll be an expert quicker than you can say 'horse-hair butt-plug."
"This slim volume is a guide to BDSM for newcomers, written by an expertTristan Taorminoand packed with useful advice about the practices and products."
Erotic Trade Only
"After the international phenomenon of Fifty Shades of Grey, this is the book the world neededa quality how-to guide and overview on the basics of BDSM"
"Whatever your level in the world of BDSM, this book should be on your shelf."
"I cant stress enough the importance of being educated on the terms, toys, gear and how to play safely when it comes to kinky sex, and 50 Shades of Kink covers it all."
A Good Woman's Dirty Mind
"If you enjoy reading about dominance and submission or bondage but don't know where to start, this is the guide for you. From telling your partner you have these feelings to perfecting rough sex, Taormino's book is there to walk you through it all. So take a deep breath, keep an open mind, and get reading so that you can maximize your pleasures."
Bitches n Prose
"This book is brilliant."
"If you are interested in kink but don't know where to start, you MUST read this book."
"Adventurous couples can find fun and exciting things to try and talk about in this book."
NonFiction Reads Book Reviews
"50 Shades of Kink does a good job of setting the record straight. This book ought to be included as required reading with every copy of 50 Shades of Grey."
Toy Meets Girl
"Not sure what sensation play involves? Think the idea of paddling someone might be fun but not quite sure which paddle or why? Have some idea of the difference between a top and bottom, or a Dom and a sub, but arent quite sure? 50 Shade of Kink will answer all these vexing questions and a lot more besides."
"Empowering, easy to follow, purse-sized guide to everything a newbie needs to safely and enjoyably explore their kinky fantasies."
Early 2 Bed
"This isn't a book for straight people, or queer people, for men, women or genderqueer folksit's a book for anybody with a growing interest in kink."
"Each chapter is the equivalent of a lecture in Kink 101, from debunking myths and the need for communication, to bondage basics and rough sex."
"Tristan Taorminos 50 Shades of Kink should be required reading for anyone interested in BDSM and kink."
Penny's Dirty Thoughts
"From the basic techniques involved to inspired suggestions, youll learn about bondage and spanking, how to eroticize power and cultivate deeper connections. Tristan will teach you the language of kink as she lifts the veil on popular taboos and fabulous fantasies."
"I can't recommend this book enough!"
"Tristan Taormino lays out the best ways to make your fantasies into reality in 50 Shades of Kink, her newest primer to erotic exploration. Its both the perfect beginners guide and a wonderful refresher course."
Creative Loafing Tampa
"This book needs to come bundled with every copy of 50 Shades that is ever sold."
Bex Talks Sex
Praise for Tristan Taormino:
Editor Tristan Taormino possesses a simple modus operandi. She blends sex and writing. And like Susie Bright before her, Taormino prepares a potent cocktail.” - Bay Windows Online
Tristan Taormino is an inspiration, and a sensation. She is literally all over the map, from a recent trip to teach sex-ed in Germany, to appearances on HBOs Real Sex and Ricki Lake, a column in the Village Voicem authoring numerous books, most notably The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women, which landed her on Howard Stern. Its hard to even try t summarize her career, so I wont. Suffice it to say, she has her hands ( and other body parts) in just about every area of the sex industry- from writing and editing books to designing buttplugs, film and television work, to hands on sex education and college lecturing.” - Rachel Kramer Bussel
Taorminos approach is humorous and entertaining.” - True Lust-Earl Lee
the writing is lively and sparky, and offers insights into the many and varied scenes going on in America today.” - Forum Reviews
described by Penthouse magazine as Americas anal sex guru” - Desire
With her soft, chestnut colored curls, 21st century-modified cat-eye glasses, and a fitted black tee shirt and fabulous brown suede A-line miniskirt that showcase her creamy skin and alluring tattoos, Taormino is that delightful rarity: a sexy, intellectual post-punk librarian-type who writes columns about getting through heightened airport security with her adult toys after Sept. 11.” - Kera Bolonik, The Sunday Magazine of the Hartford Courant
Tristan Taormino can tell you everything you want to know about the world of kink, and more! Operating on the pleasure principle, 50 Shades of Kink
is a truly helpful how-to that is the perfect beginner's guide to the realm of kinky sex and can also serve as a wonderful refresher course. Whether readers want to get up close and personal with blindfolds, crops, and paddles or are just looking for some inspiration to keep things fresh in the bedroom, 50 Shades of Kink
is ideal for everyone and their lover(s). Included are techniques and creative ideas for bondage, spanking, flogging, sensation play, and rough sex; lessons on how to eroticize power, cultivate deeper connections, and incorporate kink into ones sex life; and role-playing fantasies from the popular to the taboo.
About the Author
is an award-winning author, columnist, editor, filmmaker, and sex educator. She is the author of seven books, including Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships
and The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women.
She is editor of 23 anthologies, including more than a dozen volumes of the Best Lesbian Erotica
series, which she created. Shes written for a multitude of publications from Yale Journal of Law and Feminism
to The Village Voice
She has been featured in more than 400 publications and appeared on countless TV and radio shows. She lectures at top colleges and universities and teaches sex and relationships around the world.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Fifty More Shades
1. Embrace Your Inner Kinkster: Myths, Truths, and Communication 2. BDSM Basics: Terms, Roles, and Principles
3. Dominant/Submissive Role Play
4. Sexual Power Games: Pleasure and Orgasm Control
5. Sensory Deprivation: Blindfolds, Hoods, and Earplugs
6. Sensation Play: Massage Oil Candles, Nipple Clamps, and More 7. Bondage: Basics and DIY
8. More Bondage: Restraints, Bondage Tape, Gags, and Collars
9. Smack! Spanking, Paddles, and Crops
10. Smack Harder: Floggers and Canes
11. Rough Sex
Epilogue: Fifty Items for Your Toy Bag Appendix: Reading List
About the Author