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Many [players] feel that, with planning and the love of a caring partner, D&S can be a safe way to heal, change, and grow. Although each partner is strong enough to stand alone, each needs the other for the acceptance all humans crave, for validation, for someone to trust with the erotic fantasies in their secret heart. As you play at D&S, never forget that you are holding your partner's trust and fantasies in your hand, and extend around him the protective shield he needs at this time. Enjoy your time at the "top," but remember the one who put you there.

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Do you have a strange fascination with riding crops, even though you've never been on a horse? Do you gaze lovingly at ship's moorings, sensing there are better things to tie up than boats? If you do, then here is your permission to explore the dark side of your fantasies!

The Art of Sensual Female Dominance is a tasteful, insightful, and often amusing guide for women who want to incorporate domination into their love relationship and for those who just wish to play and have fun. It is a woman's intoduction to a different, more daring lovestyle that can spice up life in the bedroom and out. Claudia Varrin is a sophisticated lifestyle dominatrix who is highly regarded for her expertise in the multi-dimensional aspects of dominance. Writing from her D&S heart as well as her personal experience, her book discusses communication and trust in the D&S relationship as well as risk and safety factors. The book includes illustrations helpful for beginners, anatomy depictions for discipline and trampling, and true stories relating some of her favorite experiences with male submissives. Miss Varrin will guide the budding domina in the step-by-step techniques necessary to conduct the first D&S encounter and to get in touch with the inner power and self-control required to dominate another person.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Citadel; Later Printing Used edition (August 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0806520892
  • ISBN-13: 978-0806520896
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #91,466 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book was very thorough and precise.
T. Time
Although her audience is sexually adventurous women, this book will also help the male submissive to articulate his desires to be his would-be mistress.
Ms Mary D.
Ms. Varrin also has another book out which I have not yet read, but I feel if it is half as informative it too is well worth picking up.
Intelligent Crow

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103 of 107 people found the following review helpful By Ms Mary D. on January 1, 2005
Format: Paperback
I am former professional sensual female dominant of many years but upon seeing the beautiful cover of this book, I just had to add it to my collection. I read it from cover to cover and found it chock-ful of useful information and an excellent guide or gift for the nascent dominant. In addition to techniques for beginners, the book is full of scenarios which will not only amuse the reader but help her on her way to conducting her own sessions, as will the invaluable sample sessions listed in the book.

Based upon the other reviews I read here, I find that Ms. Varrin's book is somewhat misunderstood. She has been criticized that her book has little or nothing to offer the experienced dominant. But her book is not for the experinced domina, it states outright that the book is for the total beginner in a monogamous relationship who has no access to the professional scene, and let's face it, this is not the kind of subject one discusses at the coffee machine at the office.

As to one "reviewer's" veiled remarks that Ms. Varrin "lifted" material from other peoples' books, all I can say to that is "hog-wash." If one was to read all of the BDSM books published, one can easily see that many of them echo the same themes because there are standards that all of the players adhere to. Safe and safer sex was put in the disclaimer, probably because Ms. Varrin felt that repeatedly stating "now is when you put the condom on" would ruin the flow of the book. Because of the mild, introductory nature of the book, yes, first aid has been left out because the techniques are for beginners, not for advanced players who wish to draw blood. And any idiot can apply iodine to a cut.
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209 of 228 people found the following review helpful By Mistress Olivia on April 8, 2003
Format: Paperback
My copy is hardcover and I found it a few years ago... I had never heard of it or the author before (though she seems to fancy herself a bit of a celebrity)... but it looked interesting, so I splurged.
This book is aimed at women who want to explore their dominant side with male partners, and it is easily the most heterosexual thing I've ever read in kink literature - that is to say, it is aimed exclusively at monogamous and/or married couples and follows the Female=Goddess/male=worm archetype (though the author has a healthy sense of humor about it). Although I didn't find a great deal in here that was useful to me (more experienced players will find lot of the information to be rudimentary), your mileage may vary... I think it is a fairly nice guide for women who play with men and want to bring out their goddess side. As an attractively bound hardcover, it would make a great gift... I particularly think that subby men should read it and make a gift of it to that special Lady. It isn't too threatening, it isn't overly detailed or heavy on technique, and it might just inspire her.
The real caveat I found is that some of the information in this book echoes other books (such as SM 101 and The Loving Dominant) a little too closely, and if you've already read them some chapters will seem redundant... and I DO recommend reading a more thorough primer if you are a newcomer to BDSM. This book really only covers the basics of certain activities like bondage and flogging, and things like first aid and safer sex are given little to no consideration at all. Consider yourself warned.
Still, this book has some things to recommend it.
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55 of 58 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 12, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Great book that takes a look at femdom from all angles, safety, psychological, erotic, how-to's, knot tying, new uses for household goods. *snicker* I am a newbie but have always had bits of dominance play peeking out here and there since I was a kid. This book has helped me get in touch with the inner Amazon dominatrix that has been trying to claw her way out. This book fueled additions to my toy box and my fantasy life. Excellent book for women already interested in it, but for a woman who needs to be convinced, "The Sexually Dominant Woman: a Workbook for Nervous Beginners" by Lady Green is a gentler starting point. Have fun ladies!!!
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By C. Dashner on January 6, 2005
Format: Paperback
As both a Professional and Lifestyle Domme, I feel it is always a good idea to broaden my horizons, and learn new things to titillate and sensuously torture those submissives that come to me to live their fantasies and to experiment with their desires. Therefore it behooves me to constantly be on the look out for new and interesting material.

After having received Diva Claudia's book as a gift, I read The Art of Sensual Female Dominance cover to cover in one sitting. Her personality simply radiates from the volume, her sensuality bursts off the pages, though she is strongly linked to the visual and physical attributes of being a Sensual Female Dominant; one has to keep in mind one simple fact... Diva Claudia Varrin is, was and always will be a Professional Dominatrix, and mainly oriented in heterosexual terms, as it is mostly men who are seeking relief from unfulfilled desires; besides, it is extremely difficult to describe the emotion and the sensations of the power exchange between two willing partners without becoming pornographic. I always find it a more interesting read if I am introduced to the Author's personality, and try to keep in mind that everyone has different beliefs, ways of doing things, and try to assimilate what works for me, and discarding what I don't need. While The Art of Sensual Female Dominance is rudimentary, basic, and echo's much of the well known fetish literature in print, how many new ways can you say the same thing clearly, simply, and in a tone that almost everyone can understand easily? I believe, in her Guide for Women, Claudia has found a good way to get back to the basics and/or review progress.

Ms. Varrin outlines a potential scene from the beginning...
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