Book Review: Dominance & Submission The BDSM Relationship Handbook

By | October 14, 2013

Man and woman

Title: Domination & Submission The BDSM Relationship Handbook
Author: Michael Makai
Available at: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Books a Million
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Published: Sept. 22, 2013
Michael Makai’s website: http://domination-submission.com/#

It has been a while since I have read a book regarding the lifestyle and I have become really excited about it. This book has delivered and then some. Well written and easy to follow Michael gets right to the point of the subject and keeps it going the whole way through.

Right from the first chapter Michael had me hooked and I looked forward to reading more. Domination and Submission is straight to the point and covers any and all aspects of the BDSM and D/s lifestyle you would want to know about.

As I was reading I would find myself thinking what about this particular subject and a few more turns of the page and there it was.

Not only does he give good information about subjects that have been a part of the lifestyle for years but he also brings it up to date covering subjects such as meeting online, BDSM social media and dating sites; he also interjects the matter of safety in meeting people online for the first time which is so common in this digital age.

What makes the book enjoyable is that he injects a dash of humor to his writing, which gives it a nice touch and breaks it up. At the end of each chapter he includes a portion called My Two Cents where he gives a personal view of the topic. This gives the topic a more personal feel and allows you to view it from the perspective of a voice with experience.

While Michael goes into great detail explaining a subject and defining terminology he does not bog you down with overly long explanations. At the back of the book is an appendix with the terms and a full definition of each.

If you are new to the lifestyle and want to know the difference between a slave and a sub or what the protocols are for attending your local munch then this book is a must read. Were you curious on how to conduct yourself at your first play party? This book covers that topic as well. The information in this book is pertinent  to some many aspects of the lifestyle.

Michael goes into talking about toys and their uses but not in a run out and get this and play with it now kind of way but he gives you the information of what it does, what it is capable of and even what its pitfalls an be if used improperly.

Even if you have been around in the lifestyle for a while it is worth reading as there are always some new tidbits of information that can be gleaned from the pages.

This book is and should be a welcome addition to your library if you have any interest in the lifestyle and want to know more.

15 thoughts on “Book Review: Dominance & Submission The BDSM Relationship Handbook

          1. coachK

            finally finished this book you recommended to hotlilmess and can’t thank you enough. it was one of the best D/s BDSM books i’ve had the chance to read. the personal stories were great and insiteful and helped me realize firm and fair can be turned into fun and fair with a slight twist of the wrist so to speak. keep the recommendations coming.

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