- Paperback: 251 pages
- Publisher: WholeSM Publishing (October 1, 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1895857058
- ISBN-13: 978-1895857054
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,881,338 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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On the Safe Edge: A Manual for SM Play Paperback – October 1, 1993
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...explicit (and humorous) how-to manual. -- Details magazine, New York, U.S.A.
...extensive sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and safe sex information.... ...an excellent, rigorous safety reference. -- Victoria Baker, editor, The SandMUtopia Guardian, San Francisco, U.S.A.
...its publication is a landmark event for our subculture, ...regardless of sexual orientation. Every S/M library should have this. -- Harold E. Cox, CheckMate & DungeonMaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.A..
Book of The Month -- Gay Times Book Service, U.K.
Extremely handy manual for anyone who like their sex on the rough side, but doesn't want to inflict GBH. -- Boyz, London, England
In the light of prevailing attitudes, a manual such as this ... is a very positive step. Highly recommended. -- Skin Two magazine, London, U.K.
Take my advice: check your prospective Top's or Bottom's bookshelf first. Make sure this book is on it. -- Gerald Hannon, The Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper, Toronto, Canada
Thanks for this effort. It's another valuable contribution to the literature on this most complex area of human behaviour. -- Guy Baldwin, M.S., author of Ties That Bind, and The Leather Contest Guide
From the Author
More and more people are experimenting. The success of On The Safe Edge reflects that growing awareness in the general public about safer, consensual play and the expanded role of a hitherto quiet revolution in sexual exploration.
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I cannot say enough good things about this manual. It's simply the best of both worlds (good scientific info meets street-cred-quality writing). It's down to earth, precise, clear, and comprehensive. If you've thought of it, its probably here - and there are probably more than a few things you haven't thought of.
It's not a step-by-step of 'how to do it,' as one other reviewer noted, but rather a comprehensive explanation of the dangers, safety precautions, and ramifications involved in BDSM activity.
I'm looking forward to a future edition with updates, but so far as I know this is the best, most easily available material for anyone wanting both a broad view of the topic and an intelligent discussion about important concerns and considerations.
Highly recommend this to anyone in to BDSM (or those who want to know more about it).
G. Elliott Simpson
On the Safe Edge: A Manual for SM Play
Read it carefully and keep it to hand for future reference. My hard copy is well read and has been lent to many friends.
VERY thoroughly researched; a great labor of love (in many senses of that expression). More than worth the investment.
If i was a Dom, i'd order you to buy it; As a sub, i say please buy it ... you won't regret it.