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Erotic Surrender: The Sensual Joys of Female Submission Paperback – February 1, 2003
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"Erotic Surrender" fully succeeds in that goal. Claudia's writings left no doubt in my mind that she lived these experiences and loved them. I found her willingness to share the most intimate details of her submissive relationship with her British master to be truly remarkable; she exposed her soul to us in a way many others would not have the courage or insight to do. I especially loved the story entitled "Bride of the God", in "Masochism," chapter nine.
This book receives my highest recommendation.
As I read I began to believe that the author is not particularly sexually sophisticated. Her distaste for and confused descriptions of oral and anal sex were odd notes for someone purporting to be well-versed in erotic submission.
There were some jarring notes which set off alarm bells in my mind when dealing with her relationship with her Lord as well. I understand there is a sad lack of material written by submissive women for submissive women, but I do not think this book is a good introduction to the topic though it has provided fodder for discussion between my partner and myself. On that level it's a success, but that really isn't why I bought this book. Disappointing.
Varrin's book on surrender wasn't just sexy for me, it had a spiritual side, helped me understand better what I'd read among theologians like Thomas Moore and his Dark Eros, for example; not to mention some of my friends who found healing exploring the somewhat safe edges of the dominance-submission world.
I read last week where sex survey numbers are up the last 25 years in the how many of us are talking dirty in the bedroom department, which Varrin calls mild BDSM. For instance, where 40% of men were talking dirty back when, it's now 79%; back in the day 47% of women were naughty talkers, up to to 85% today. These are 2010 numbers set against 1,074 interviewed in 1883, says Playboy editors. Something nasty is going on here and a lot of it is good, says Varrin.
Indeed I've asked myself for years: what of all the souls who arrive at the spiritual hospital wounded and seeking healing? When it's been a sexual healing portal where one has found real breakthroughs I've ask if the how or where really matters. The point is you find the wellness portal as soon as you can. Some answers here are explored in Erotic Surrender.
Even if you are a Baptist Republican and can't see yourself picking up a whip or a paddle for the wife on the way home next Valentine's Day? You might benefit the most from reading Varrin.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this book, it's wonderful and supports feminine psche. Very helpful for newbie entering into lifestyle of submission .Published 2 months ago by Linda A Schmidt
Having a background in psychology as well as 30 years' experience in this way of life I can say with good authority that this book is total trash (assuming that you are serious). Read morePublished on July 16, 2012 by Krimson
Erotic Surrender - The Sensual Joys of Female Submission by Claudia Varrin is a piece of fluffy, otherworldly description of D/s and BDSM that made me wondering what planet she's... Read morePublished on July 27, 2011 by lunaKM
Loved the prospective from a female view point. In this case
a female who was a Dom then switched to a submissive. Gives
two further prospectives.
As an "interested", I was looking for some books to get more serious and realistic information about the BD/SM culture and what the various practices really were (not what I... Read morePublished on January 12, 2010 by curious
There's a disturbing belief I see often in online BDSM forums, to the effect that a submissive who enjoys him- or herself in any way in a BDSM context is not a "true" submissive. Read morePublished on May 30, 2008 by Kelly (Fantasy Literature)