This is a whole world of exploration in advanced love making. For beginners, it represents a Pandora's box of surprises and I hope excitement.
I found the layout to be well thought out, a gentle introduction which feeds the mind with ideas, followed by advanced technique. For the DIYers out there, there is an introduction to making your own toys and lots of resource information in the back.
The authors comment frequently on the importance of communication and understanding by both partners - especially when setting out on this adventure.
In some ways, the technique is almost secondary, I think most readers, once they accept that they have more than a passing interest, will have a good idea of what pushes their buttons. The book handles the less tangible aspects of SM very well, reassurance for those unsure of their feeling, advice for those who are trying SM for the first time and useful tips for partners already involved and enjoying SM.
I found this book to be a revelation, very refreshing, reassuring in many ways. A few things made me blink in surprise, some was absolutely fascinating; much of the content can be adapted and intensified with little extra preparation to suit individual taste.
I particularly liked the humour, the style. A good manual for everyone. I commend it to the House!