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Product Details

  • Paperback: 173 pages
  • Publisher: Greenery Pr; 2nd edition (December 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1890159352
  • ISBN-13: 978-1890159351
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,525 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dossie Easton is a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counselor who specializes in the concerns of people with alternative sexualities. A lesbian bottom, she has been active in the S/M scene since the early 1960s.

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If your curious are just starting, READ THIS BOOK.
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One of the great aspects of the book is that the authors chose to reveal their personal experiences to explain or back up their opinions on certain subjects.
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This book was fantastically written and very informative!
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98 of 101 people found the following review helpful By Jaina A Davis on March 28, 2002
Format: Paperback
Who would think that being tied up and beaten could be the most pleasurable and empowering experience of one's life? Easton and Hardy's persuasive enthusiasm convinced me.
Concise chapters map out a sensible and intuitive path to bring a novice from fantasy to reality. The warm, personal style is unmistakably the hallmark of Greenery Press - as is the focus on ethics and infinite possiblities. I was especially moved by the underlying message that - rather than recklessly throwing yourself at someone's feet - to be an informed and thoughtful submissive is a rare and valuable gift to a lucky dominant.
For anyone who has nervously surpressed their fantasies of being swept away by a Powerful Creature or used mercilessly by a Stern Master, this book simultaneously reassures, encourages and inspires.
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71 of 76 people found the following review helpful By "a_reader_in_ms" on December 7, 2003
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent book for anyone interested in the bottoming part of BDSM. It encourages, informs, and empowers bottoms. The authors make it plain that: No, you are not crazy. No, bottoming does not mean that you are powerless or weak. No, you are not alone. Yes, it is ok to want this!
This is not a book on how to play, per se, but rather a book on how to be a strong, powerful bottom who can enjoy exploring that part of themselves. I recommend reading this book along with a book that explains how to get started, such as SM 101, by Jay Wiseman.
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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Dan on March 31, 2010
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This book reads like a reassuring letter from a close friend. Oh dearest reader, what you've been fantasizing about isn't as weird as you think. In fact, my love, I think it's wonderful and I'm so proud you're finally admitting it to yourself!

This book doesn't have much to offer someone who is already comfortable with the thought that his/her sexual desires involve submission.

The authors describe what goes on in the minds of bottoms (like to submit) and tops (like to control). They offer a lot of commonsensey stuff about negotiating your limits before a scene (the authors suggest using email, for instance) or negotiating, more carefully, when you're in-role together. The authors discuss some of the decisions you'll have to make as a bottom (like to what extent you'll want to maintain your role out of the bedroom) but the authors tend to throw out a cursory list of possible options, offering little depth and experience.

Even as someone with little experience, I was still disappointed with this read. It was too superficial, too "supportive" (I am not ashamed!), too obvious (i.e., communication is very important).

I think this book is best suited for people who've fantasized about bottoming but aren't sure whether it's what they really want or how they can get started doing it carefully. If you don't fit this description, and you've found a better book, please post is a comment here so that we can all read that one instead! Sorry, authors.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Aletheia Knights on October 11, 2011
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Every now and then, over the course of the year and a quarter that I've been exploring BDSM, I've stumbled across a perfect gem: an author who voices my own unspoken thoughts more clearly than I ever thought possible. Having spent over two decades ashamed of my own need and ultimately isolated from my sexuality, I cannot overstate the value of these little glimpses into other minds that think like mine. Polly Peachum's lovely essay "The Fragrant Dust" leaves me exhilarated and stunned with recognition. Miria Hunter and Yaldah Tovah have written some of the finest essays you'll ever read on the dynamics of consensual Master/slave relationships and the psychology of submission.

Perhaps it was a mistake to pick up "The New Bottoming Book" looking for more of the same. After all, such a perfect meeting of the minds is a rare thing. I've learned from and enjoyed plenty of articles that weren't entirely on my wavelength. But here was a whole book on the experience of bottoming, a book that professes on page 1 to be "a celebration of sensational submissives and marvelous masochists . . . of those who love to struggle and serve and scream and submit . . . of bottoms, submissives, captives, slaves, pets and all the beautiful recipients who ever peopled a kinky imagination." I hoped that here was a book that would help me understand my own sometimes mystifying needs and desires.

And there were some passages in the book that did exactly that. There's a list in Chapter 2 of emotions that a person might wish to experience in-scene, and along with such expected items as "helplessness," "lust," "humiliation," and "being nurtured," I was pleasantly astonished to discover "martyrdom," "pathos," "resentment," "sadness.
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59 of 66 people found the following review helpful By Todd Hawley on January 4, 2002
Format: Paperback
The original Bottoming book gave a lot of good information and advice to "bottoms" everywhere. This "new version" contains much of the original "advice," like "connecting" and negotiation, but also has new and much-needed information, such as a big section on meeting someone online via chat rooms, mailing lists and/or Internet newsgroups and how to convert from "cyber" to "real-time," and dealing with the fact that their "reality" may not match yours.
There are also chapters describing different "scenes" (and their 'rewards' and also tips on beginning and ending them)and role play, with short subsections about bondage and submission.
I've always enjoyed Ms Hardy's (formerly under the "Lady Green" pseudonym) and Easton's writing style: informative and at the same time informal enough that you sense they've been through virtually all of the same questions a bottom might ask of themselves or their partners. This truly is an excellent update to a classic SM instructional book.
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