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Summary

Mixing erotic vignettes with practical how-to advice and personal insight, Sensuous Magic is the author's guide to sadomasochism for couples. For readers who harbor fantasies of erotic dominance and submission, Sensuous Magic demystifies S/M, explaining terminology and technique. Experienced players will appreciate the author's knowledge of S/M safety and his insight into S/M psychology. Novices will be reassured by the book's honest, frank approach.

This new edition discusses myths about S/M, the psychology of bondage, communication and negotiation, techniques of pleasure and sensation (including tickling, pressure, temperature, impact play, and whipping), and sex in S/M scenes. Also included are a glossary, updated bibliography, and resource guide.

©2001 Cleis Press (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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  • Adam
  • 12-03-13

Inspired and important understanding for lovers

Where does Sensuous Magic rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Among the best books dealing with relationships and intimacy I have read

What did you like best about this story?

The gradual and credible introduction into a big area of expression in lovemaking

Which character – as performed by Allen Steel – was your favorite?

does not apply

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

this is an informative book, not a narrative

Any additional comments?

must read for people seeking to grow in their expression of love and intimacy

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  • Michael T. Grove
  • 11-03-13

Not Sensuous just nasty

What disappointed you about Sensuous Magic?

Sensuality I believe has to do with feelings this has more to do with gymnastics and friction.

What could Patrick Califia have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

There is little love more about sex acts.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

No emotion that is the problem.

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