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About the Author

Violet Blue is an author, editor, robot mechanic, female porn expert, and professional pro-porn pundit and the Assistant Editor at Fleshbot.com. A published sex columnist and trained professional sex educator since 1998, she’s been a member of Survival Research Laboratories since 1996. She lectures on human sexuality at UCs and other schools. She is the editor of six erotic anthologies and the author of five sex ed books.

Thomas Roche’s erotic stories have appeared in hundreds of magazines, websites and anthologies including the Best American Erotica series, and the Best New Erotica series. His books include three volumes of the Noirotica series and the short story collections Dark Matter and, with Alison Tyler, His and Hers. He is currently Managing Editor of Eros Zine and can also be found online at skidroche.com and livejournal.com/users/thomasroche."

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 223 pages
  • Publisher: Daedalus Publishing Company (February 25, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1881943232
  • ISBN-13: 978-1881943235
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.7 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,036,835 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Violet Blue's journalism on hacking, privacy, LGBT issues and sex can be seen at Engadget, ZDNet, CNET, CBS News, Oprah Magazine, MacLife, Playboy, SF Appeal, the San Francisco Chronicle, and more. She has presented two Google Tech Talks on sexuality and privacy, she is a crisis counselor, a harm reduction educator and a media crisis NGO trainer. Blue was the first female podcaster, she won a Federal lawsuit to stop an impersonator (in name and likeness), and she lost a domain to Libya -- her initials are banned for use in URLs country-wide.

Ms. Blue has authored and edited over 40 books, including five (Bronze, Silver and Gold) IPPY award-winners, some of which are now in eight translations. Violet was a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show, when Ms. Winfrey featured Violet's book on women and pornography (11/17/09). That book is also excerpted and featured on Oprah Winfrey's website, as well as in O, The Oprah Magazine.

Ms. Blue is on Twitter @violetblue and her human sexuality blog is tinynibbles.com.

Blue has reported on hacking, cyber crime and personal privacy violations in countries such as Malaysia, Germany, Russia, China, the Dominican Republic, the United States, and Serbia. Her stories regularly break news about hacking and cybercrime, affecting the largest online companies and millions of users. Blue broke the story when Anonymous hacked The U.S. Federal Reserve ("The Fed" Bank), the story in which social sharing app Snapchat was hacked and its user database maliciously exploited, and when Comcast was hacked and millions of user accounts were compromised. She is also responsible for breaking several critical stories in which Apple iMessage and Apple iCloud were exploited, and when hackers showed how to hack an Apple iPhone in 60 seconds.

Ms. Blue has given keynote talks at such conferences as ETech, LeWeb, and the Forbes Brand Leadership Conference, she received a standing ovation at Seattle's Gnomedex, and has given two Tech Talks at Google. In 2012, Blue presented "Hackers and Harm Reduction" on the featured stage for CCC's 29c3 hacker conference in Hamburg.

The London Times named Violet Blue one of "40 bloggers who really count."

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I found this book to be a thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining piece of reading. I have found that since I began working in the industry, I sometimes find myself somewhat overly informed on topics that deal with kink, fetishism, BDSM, and so on. I don't mind being knowledgeable at all. There was a time when reading a book on such a topic was very much like looking at pictures on the same topic. I was more than aroused. I was intrigued by the very idea that these activities took place. I couldn't wait to grow up and begin my exploration of the world where fantasies became realities, and all these curiously wonderful things truly existed. I now live in that world, and I am extremely grateful and happy that I do. While reading books on such topics can no longer serve the function they did when I was a much younger person, they serve a new function. Not only am I continuously entertained when I read a well written sex book, a book like that helps to keep my own ideas fresh, and helps me to guard against getting too "routine" in the constant expression of my own sexual appetite.

I believe that it is also worth mentioning the purpose a well written sex book serves in the online computer era. I love the online sex world, obviously since I'm here at this very moment. The wealth of information offered today is amazing. The convenience and accessibility we enjoy in the modern age is a gift. As much as I love what the internet has done for my sexual well being, there will never be a substitute for a good book.

I realize that writing a sex book full of information that could fill sex industry professionals with shock and awe would find a very limited audience. People starting their own journey of sexual adventure and self discovery need a good map.
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By KJ on October 3, 2007
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This book will tell you just about everything on a number of fetishes and how to integrate any (that turn you on) into your relationship with your partner, respectfully and safely. Violet also explains how to understand your partner's fetish. Interspersed with chapters on fetishes are short erotic stories. Huge source list in the back. No pictures, but a quick, entertaining, informative read!
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While the variety of fetishes described was good, there was nothing specific, just general suggestions. For someone who knows what their fetishes are and has a steady, trusting partner up for experimentation, this book is not for you.

On the other hand, if you are just starting your interest in the world of fetish or someone has suggested something to you and you aren't sure, this would be your pick.

The book is fairly well written but the lack of content and the sexual anecdotes got tiring after the first chapter.

If you have a corset, latex, leather or shoe fetish you are better off just searching the internet for information- there is a half page on shoes and a page and a half about corsets, essentially saying that people happen to have fetishes in those areas.

Overall I give this book 3.5 stars- a good try but a failed attempt to cover even the most "mainstream" of fetishes.
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I've had particular fetishes since before I hit puberty some 20 years ago. I've struggled all my life to ignore them and make them go away. After reading this, I saw myself differently. Psychologically these are part of me, and denying their existence in me is denying myself. I still don't indulge in my fetishes more than I used to, but I have come to terms with myself and accepted who I am. This book contains not just an overview of most of the fetishes out there, but some of the deeper meaning and reason behind the. The chapters on how/why we have fetishes were most impressive to me. Having an eloquent well written book to point my wife to helped me explain how I feel. She understands me better as well.
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