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Anne O NomisThe History & Arts of the Dominatrix

The History & Arts of the Dominatrix

Een gebonden uitgave (uit 2013) waarin de geschiedenis van de dominante vrouw wordt behandeld. Het boek bevat veel illustraties.


No book previously existed on the subject. Nomis set to work meticulously researching the most discreet and mysterious occupation of the Dominatrix. This book reveals the ancient roots of the Dominatrix lie within sacred rituals to a Goddess Inanna who ruled one of the most important cities of the ancient world, the city of Uruk (or Warka).

With a Masters degree in archaeology and art history, Nomis has included exerts of a hymn to the Goddess with rites of gender transformation, punishment, pain and ecstasy, linked to the high en-priestess named Enheduanna, and images of the Goddess.

Zie de website voor meer informatie, of lees een interview met de schrijfster.

Het boek is ook te koop als eBook.

MasochismGilles Deleuze


In his stunning essay, Coldness and Cruelty, Gilles Deleuze provides a rigorous and informed philosophical examination of the work of the late 19th-century German novelist Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. Deleuze’s essay, certainly the most profound study yet produced on the relations between sadism and masochism, seeks to develop and explain Masoch’s peculiar way of ‘desexualizing’ love while at the same time sexualizing the entire history of humanity. He shows that masochism is something far more subtle and complex than the enjoyment of pain, that masochism has nothing to do with sadism; their worlds do not communicate, just as the genius of those who created them – Masoch and Sade – lie stylistically, philosophically, and politically poles a part.

Venus in Furs, the most famous of all of Masoch’s novels was written in 1870 and belongs to an unfinished cycle of works that Masoch entitled The Heritage of Cain. The cycle was to treat a series of themes including love, war, and death. The present work is about love. Although the entire constellation of symbols that has come to characterize the masochistic syndrome can be found here – fetishes, whips, disguises, fur-clad women, contracts, humiliations, punishment, and always the volatile presence of a terrible coldness – these do not eclipse the singular power of Masoch’s eroticism.


Elise Sutton Female DominationElise Sutton

Female Domination

An exploration of the male desire for Loving Female Authority

Elise Sutton examines the prevalent male desire to be dominated by a woman. She explores from a psychological perspective why men have submissive desires toward the female gender, where these desires originate from, and how this common male fantasy reflects what is transpiring within society, as women are becoming more liberated and independent. Elise reveals that Female Domination is a large tent with many forms, expressions and lifestyles contained therein. Elise takes the reader into the personal and intimate lives of forty couples, who are not unlike your family members, the people you work with or the people you socialize with, yet who practice different variations of the Female Domination lifestyle. Through the experiences of others, Elise Sutton examines how society is evolving toward Female rule, one relationship at a time.

Elise Sutton

Uniquely RikaMs Rika

Uniquely Rika

Uniquely Rika provides a practical, intelligent, common-sense approach to adding D/s to your relationship; with long-termed success. You’ll see how fulfilling the inner desire to serve or be served is within your reach – without having to mask yourself in artificial roles and games.

Ms. Rika explains why several popular approaches fail to last. She then details her approach to creating successful D/s relationships; one which has proven as effective with seasoned D/s players as with those who never thought themselves to be a ‘dominant’ or ‘submissive’.


Uniquely Rika

Uniquely UsMs Rika

Uniquely Us

Uniquely Us picks up where “Uniquely Rika” left off. We are given first-hand insight into the experiences of eight couples with varied relationship styles, D/s interests, and gender preferences. We see how they applied Ms. Rika’s “Dominant-centric” approach to their long-termed, committed relationships.

Ms. Rika invites us into her world. The personal stories in “Uniquely Us” come from people with whom Rika has had direct influence: as a mentor, advisor, and as a dominant. Through the accounts of Robbie, Jen, Liz and John, Rhonda and Karl, Sean and David, Jeremy and Sarah, Lia and Jessica, and Melanie and Paolo, Rika encourages the reader to recognize similarities to their own path and find insights to how they might apply her approach to their own lifestyles.

Uniquely Us

In Praise of the WhipNiklaus Largier

In Praise of the Whip

In Praise of the Whip: A Cultural History of Arousal is a new history of voluntary flagellation in Europe, from its invention in medieval religious devotion to its use in the modern pornographic imagination. Working with a wide range of religious, literary, and medical texts and images, Niklaus Largier explores the emotional and sensual, religious and erotic excitement of the whip, a crucial instrument of stimulation in devotional and sexual practices. From early modern pornography to the Marquis de Sade and the fantasies of Swinburne and Joyce, the erotic and devotional imagination drew on the whip.