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  • Paperback: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Greenery Press; 2nd Revised edition edition (8 Dec 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0963976389
  • ISBN-13: 978-0963976383
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 108,579 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The highly regarded, comprehensive introduction to consensual BDSM -- bondage, giving and receiving pain, role-playing, negotiation, finding partners, and more. This edition is updated and expanded, including a chapter on "SM Organizations," sections on lifestyle relationships, SM and pregnancy, and more, plus illustrations of key points.

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61 of 63 people found the following review helpful By "master_gabriel" on 8 Jun 2003
Format: Paperback
The strapline for the book says 'a realistic introduction...' and that's exactly what you get.
As a newcomer to BDSM, I was looking for something to give me an introduction to the scene. I had visited several websites' discussion pages, but found the things there a bit cliquey and not very helpful.
SM101, on the other hand, was extremely useful. The book assumes no prior knowledge of S & M, but takes the reader through the principles of playing, how to play safely, use of safewords and contracts. It then goes on to look at some of the techniques used, such as whipping, ropework, blindfolds and gags, and tells you how to improvise some equipment yourself. It has lots of ideas for scenes, and also tells you how to find like-minded people in your area.
The writing style is relaxed, honest and friendly, and throughout the book there are amusing quotes from people in the BDSM community, which help give it a down to earth quality - it's not at all voyeuristic or pervy - although I'm not sure I'd leave it on the coffee table!
The only drawback is that, with it being an American book, many of the contacts and suppliers are unavailable here - though there are of course web addresses and links too.
All in all, an extremely good introduction to the BDSM lifestlye. I found it a real confidence boost... and it gave me several ideas to try!
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By wilddommaster@aol.com on 9 Dec 2001
Format: Paperback
This book reads like a manual for those wishing to learn more about the practicalities of BDSM relationships. Its honest, friendly and amusing. It doesn't have to be read from beginning to end and dipping into it often yeilds some surprising things.
As said its very practical and you can have hours of fun subjecting one another to various suggestions such as bondage, clothes pegs, flogging and training plans, all of which can be done as seriously or flippantly as desired. There is a lot of really good advice on how to play safe and respectfully
We think this book is a must for anyone wanting a hand finding their feet in the kinky world of BDSM.
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 27 Aug 1999
Format: Paperback
SM 101 presents in an easy to follow format everything you ever wanted to know about sadomasochism but didn't even know enough to ask. The book is impressive in its scope, addressing areas of bondage, pain processing, dom/sub interactions, safety, how to use floggers, whips, clamps and other implements of "torture", finding partners, and even how to start your own SM organization. My favorite part of the book are the random quotes scattered throughout , addressing all aspects of SM from a personal perspective. SM 101 is more than a how-to book (though the novice will find numerous specifics on just how exactly to tie that knot or what to do with that belt folded so innocently in the dresser ), it includes a significant amount of personal reflection and philosophy gleaned from being an active and well known participant in the scene for over 25 years. Highly recommended.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Annie Fur Lactic on 8 Nov 2007
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This was quite an informative book for the beginner in BDSM practice, and was particularly useful in slave training if that is your area of interest. Although safety is paramount in all activities (safe, sane and consensual, right?), there were times when it became a bit like reading a health and safety manual instead of a new erotic discovery. For example, hot wax uses candles that are a potential fire risk..... no kidding Sherlock?

There are little sayings on each page that describe various fantasies and particular kinks, which were quite delicious however!!! Altogether a useful read but I feel that John Warren's "The Loving Dominant" and Philip Miller/Molly Devon's "Screw the Roses Send me the Thorns" are much better in terms of keeping it practical and safe but exploring the playful aspects with a better overall narrative.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 Jun 1998
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"SM101, A Realistic Introduction, Second Edition" by Jay Wiseman is what I consider to be the best book for newcomers to BDSM and those who want additional information about things they haven't yet tried or understanding terms and techniques that they may not be familiar with.
Jay writes in an easy style; the book is written in plain language and is completely understandable... infinitely "readable". He defines most all the current usage terminology, discusses the basics of SM play and Dominance and Submission better than anyone else in my opinion. It is a "How To" and a "How Not to Do" with explanations about every phase of BDSM play.
The best reason to buy this book, however, is to really understand what safety is all about. Also the book contains lots of resources for further information about the lifestyle as well as a wonderful "negotiation" form for new and experienced partners so that their sessions will be mutually safe and pleasurable. He stresses something that I know is true from my many years in the lifestyle and that is that open communication between consensual partners is of the utmost importance.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 July 1998
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In contrast to many books on sadomasochism, SM 101 offers an enlightened introduction, complete with safe, easy-to-understand and humorous instructions and ideas. Wiseman's insights into the drives of those who identify as being "into SM" open the doors for many who have kept their desires in the closet to come out and begin to practice in a safe and healthy manner. He allows his readers to benefit from his years of experience, both as a sadomasochist and as a paramedic. This book is a fun read, and enlightening and emotionally involving as well.
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