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You Know You Love It : Lessons in Sexual Mischief Hardcover – January 1, 2008
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About the Author
Dominatrix ILONA PARIS holds a masters degree in counseling psychology. She has a private counseling practice outside Boston, and has served as a specialist in substance abuse and trauma for the city. A guest on various radio programs and panels, she frequently surprises audiences with her intelligence and wit.
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The author is absolutely right on when she writes, "creative erotic is the salt and pepper of the sex world." She also points out another interesting observation about spicing up one's sex life, "...it's one sexual technique that actually gets better with age. Most of the time it doesn't even become part of one's lifestyle until midlife." It's one of those cases when youth doesn't triumph over experience and patience.
Ex-Pro/Dom-turned psychologist Ilona Paris defines the purpose of her book early and then sticks to her plan. "In truth, S&M is one of the most playful, fun, mischievous, and good-humored practices you can engage in. Those loaded initials pack a wallop of teasing, lighthearted sexuality that can do much for so many, from setting a young woman apart from her competitors in the sexual arena of the modern meat market, to spicing up a love life for long-married couples who're bored with the same old same old."
This book is not going to shock the timid because it's mostly fun games and soft pleasures. It's a great introduction to adding kink to the reader's love life. Anticipation is half the fun and this author knows how to use anticipation to bring her partner to the brink of heaven or subspace again and again before actually allowing them to leap over the edge to achieve Nirvana. The examples she gives of how almost all children have innocently practiced these same techniques with their peers or played the same games in their youth is particularly true to everyone's experience. And while role playing usually disappears from most children's favorite activities, it's benefits often wait to be rediscovered by many of the still young-at-heart decades later. It's a rediscovery of the natural curiosity and fun normal to every human's development.
This is the kind of book women should read and practice if they think, imagine, suspect that their mate is maybe getting bored or his eye is straying toward the definitely bored, desperate housewife next door or his new secretary/administrative assistant/co-worker at work. Trying out some of these love games on your mate will bring his full attention right back to you and your bedroom or adult playroom. The author drops numerous hints about eventually doing a sequel to this tome and so we can all look forward to more advanced mischief in our futures. There is a wonderful feeling of fun and light-heartedness, subtle and not-so subtle humor and very, very naughty, but oh so deliciously suggestive suggestions saturating this guidebook to adult pleasure.
Otherwise delightful and many insights into the kink world. I am also a psycho-therapist and only recently became interested in the BDSM world. Most of my reading seems completely phantasmagorical, not at all realistic. So many whippings and cruelties. Most women would be dead. This book makes her experiences seem superficial.
Sexual Mischief is an exciting and misunderstood area of sexuality. Ms. Paris' writing style presents material in a safe, candid, humorous way that encourages the reader to keep an open mind and learn about their own, sometimes hidden, desires.
This is a gem, do not miss it!!!