• The Ultimate Guide to Kink

  • BDSM, Role Play and the Erotic Edge
  • By: Tristan Taormino
  • Narrated by: Anneliese Rennie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 02-16-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Start Midnight LLC
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (64 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Ultimate Guide to Kink is the first major guide to BDSM in a generation - a bold and sexy collection of essays that run the gamut from expert how-to tutorials to provocative essays that delve into complex questions about desire, power, and pleasure. The book brings together diverse voices from the kink community in an unprecedented way: each chapter is written by a different sexuality/BDSM educator. Divided into two sections, the first section features thorough, thoughtful pieces - on everything from flogging to bondage. The second section is dedicated to role-playing fantasies and personal manifestos. From age play to masochism, these chapters cover some of the edgiest, most taboo and controversial elements of kink in depth. The Ultimate Guide to Kink features the expertise of renowned educators writing passionately on their favorite subjects, including Patrick Califia, Midori, Laura Antoniou, Barbara Carrellas, Lee Harrington, Jack Rinella, Lolita Wolf, Madison Young, Hardy Haberman, Felice Shays, Ignacio Rivera, Sarah Sloane, Mollena Williams, FifthAngel, and Edge. It will educate, inspire, and challenge both newcomers to the world of kink and experienced BDSM players.
©2012 Tristan Taormino (P)2017 Cleis Press
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5 out of 5 stars
By Paul R Kennedy on 06-23-17

Spoken Like A True Master!

Where does The Ultimate Guide to Kink rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 20%! Definitely one of the best books on Kink in years!

Would you recommend The Ultimate Guide to Kink to your friends? Why or why not?

Absolutely. The information is solid and well conveyed. The narrator is really enjoyable and brings the book to life. Admittedly the narrator was not what I was used to or expecting, initially her style may surprise you. I found her melodious voice, clear emotion and energy stimulating. She is not as staid as one might expect a narrator to be for a collection of instructional essays, however then again, Julia Child wasn't who she was for her dead pan delivery.

Have you listened to any of Anneliese Rennie’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. This is one of her best performances so far!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

F**K! The Mind F**k chapter! The chapter on Tantric Kink is also quite interesting.

Any additional comments?

I am what some might call a voracious reader. I “read” (i.e., actually read or listen to) over 100 books a year. I don’t own a television, rarely go to the movies, however my La-Z-Boy is surrounded by a seemingly endless stacks of books. My car used to be chock-full of boxes of CD and cassette “books-on-tape”… that is, until Audible came along! Now my Audible queue seems as deep as the piles around my reading chair!Audio books, unlike print books have a voice. Not my voice, but the voice of the narrator. Accordingly, a skilled narrator can either make or break a particular audio title. A lousy narrator can make even the best writing unreadable (unlistenable). A great narrator can make an otherwise mundane title come to life. Such is the case with the Ultimate Guide to Kink.Don’t get me wrong, the topic is an exciting one – it’s sex after all! The book contains a dazzling variety of excellent informative essays from a range of authors on myriad ways to express one’s sexuality. The content of the book is first-rate. That said, I agree with other reviewers that because it’s a compilation by various writers; and the content covers such a broad range of kinks and kinky – from newbie to hardcore; the book sometimes lacks a clear audience or singular message. The voice that holds it all together is the narrator. She is the constant.The narrator’s voice is pleasant, melodic and full of life. Not the usual stiff, droll, rhotic (i.e., Midwestern American English) epitomized by American newscasters. Her voice is melodious and full of expression. It brings lightness and life to the material, making the audio edition of this book fun and enjoyable listening. Admittedly, the first few chapters, which are full of lists and instructionally written information, can be initially off putting, however the narrator keeps it alive and definitely doesn’t let this important but admittedly uninspiring informational material put you to sleep. By the time you get to the chapter on Mind F**king… she has so much energy and zeal, and straight up sex appeal, that she makes you forget this is an information/instruction guide and not a porn novel.I know that some reviewers have panned this narrator for her lovely expressive voice and her infusion of emotion and character to what is after all a compendium of instructions. But then for some, doggy-style is considered “kinky”! I found this narration truly entertaining and strongly recommend it to anyone interested in increasing their sexual intelligence. A definitely must listen for novices and master kinksters alike!

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5 out of 5 stars
By cyndi on 03-18-17

Great in depth guide!

From the beginning this book was very welcoming with how to become apart of this community. This is a great listen for anyone needing a push on how to get into the BDSM lifestyle. Detailed tips and experiences, perfect for anyone needing a guide.I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mr. S. A. Kirk on 05-20-18

A great book

If you are a new or experienced player this is a great book for you to listen to and read. There are plenty of ideas presented here, including an exploration of the basics. This is a book written with sincerity.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 05-05-18

taken with a grain of salt

a great listen. however it could be quite intense. i wouldn't suggest it for total novices, but definitely something everyone should have a listen too at some point. even if its just to better clariffy what your own dislikes are.
or perhaps you'll find you clarify some mew likes ;)

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5 out of 5 stars
By anmaree on 12-24-17

loved It!

Great for when you first start dabbling into the world of bdsm and then to revisit and gain the beginnings of ideas for your own unchartwred scenes or new ideas on loved ones. A+++

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