• Alexandra Gold

Kinky Books For The Holidays

If you are searching for a gift for a kinky loved one, consider a sex-positive book. Here are TASHRA’s 10 recommendations, both classic reads and new perspectives, to get you started on your holiday hunt.

1. Polysecure: Attachment, Trauma and Consensual Nonmonogamy, By Jessica Fern

Psychotherapist Jessica Fern extends attachment theory into the world of polyamorous relationships.


2. The Heart of Dominance, By Anton Fulmen

The Heart of Dominance looks at consensual dominance in this how-to guide, emphasizing motivations and meanings of dominance.


3. The Erotic Mind, By Jack Morin

A breakthrough exploration of the psychology of desire, arousal, and fulfillment.


4. The Second Coming: A Leatherdyke Reader, A collection featuring many authors

An impressive collection of short fiction, poems, essays, photographs, and drawings exploring BDSM and lesbian sexuality.


5. The Toybag Guide to Playing with Taboo, By Mollena Williams

A comprehensive guide to staying safe while playing with sexual taboos, cultural taboos, and physical taboos by BDSM educator and former Ms. Leather, Mollena Williams.


6. The New Bottoming Book, By Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy

The New Bottoming Book gives insights into how to be a bottom.


7. The New Topping Book, By Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy

The topping edition of the above book on bottoming.


8. Dominatrix on Trial, By Terri-Jean Bedford

The autobiography of famous Canadian dominatrix Terri-Jean Bedford.


9. Leatherfolk, A collection featuring many authors and Edited By Mark Thompson

An anthology looking at the history of the gay and lesbian underground scenes and the leather and BDSM movements.


10. Essence of Shibari: Kinbaku and Japanese Rope Bondage

by Shin Nawakari

Japanese-style bondage artist Shin Nawakiri shares his tying techniques as well as the history and psychology of shibari and bondage.

Happy holidays and happy gift-giving to all our kinky family.

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