Let’s Get Kinky, As Kinky as You Wanna Be


So before I get started in on my review today, I want to send a brief mention to Atlanta Poly Weekend. The weekend was such a wonderful experience in terms of meeting people, and I was so thrilled to have seen so many people in my panels! Thank you so much for having me as a presenter! If you haven’t gone to Atlanta Poly Weekend yet, they’re already planning for 2016, and I highly recommend that you go. It’s a wonderful space with wonderful people and a family friendly event.

Alex and I were super excited to be at #apw2015

Alex and I were super excited to be at #apw2015

I especially want to thank the amazing Dr. Liz Powell for being such an awesome panel-mate. You can catch us being awesome when we attend CatalystCon West 2015!

Don't worry, we'll bring our presenter duckies to CCON too!

Don’t worry, we’ll bring our presenter duckies to CCON too!

Now for the review I’m desperately writing to stave off con drop!


 

So let’s talk about today’s review. I read a lot of books. My Amazon book wishlist (if you want to support your fairy and buy her books, click here) is equal parts young adult fiction (my fave), and sex books. My sex books tend to be comprised of either practical instruction,  theoretical instruction, or erotic literature. When I got As Kinky as You Wanna Be from Cleis to review, I was anticipating a practical/theoretical book. I got so much more.

Sexy book covers really do it for me...

Sexy book covers really do it for me…

Shanna Germain’s As Kinky as You Wanna Be is actually a fucking treasure. It’s an amazing book for beginners, with an added twist. Almost every chapter has three parts. There’s a part written by Shanna, followed by an interview with a noted expert in the field, and wrapped up with a really sexy erotica piece. Some of the erotica is impeccably hot, and equally as sexy as the sorts of things Rachel Kramer Bussel puts out, and for good reason! Rachel has erotica included in this book too!

The book includes a resource guide and a dictionary, but don’t be fooled, it’s not a “how-to” book on BDSM. As Kinky as You Wanna Be features interviews and conversations about specific topics that some people might struggle with. The conversations cover topics like “Discovering Your Kinky Landscape”, “Culture and Etiquette”, and “Handling Rough Terrain”. They’re wonderfully thought out pieces that take a “your mileage may very” stance on a number of potential issues that come up. The interviews with the contributors are excellent too and the feature a number of fantastic (and favorite) experts such as Jay Wisemen, Lee Harrington, and Sunny Megatron.

Overall, I really loved this book, though I wish it could’ve had a bit more in terms of practical tips, as I felt that there was not enough for someone to get this as their “go-to” guide to BDSM. It’s a nice, solid beginner guide though, and I think it would go great with books that include a bit more in terms of how-to’s for people looking to explore, but unsure of how to proceed. The resource guide is lovely as well, however, I wish that the books had been broken up in terms of beginner, intermediate, expert, as there are some books on that list that I’m not sure I’d recommend to people who are just starting out. I LOVED the erotica list though, as most BDSM books don’t give you that, and it’s far harder to find quality BDSM erotica than you’d think.

Overall, I loved As Kinky as You Wanna Be and I think you will too! Get Frisky and get yours here!

 

And with that, I’m going to curl up on Alex’s couch and ride out my con drop with Binding of Isaac.

If you're having game problems I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems, but my bombs ain't one.

If you’re having game problems I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems, but my bombs ain’t one.