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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.


Guy Geltner

Flogging Others

Corporal punishment is often seen as a litmus test for a society’s degree of civilization. Its licit use purports to separate modernity from premodernity, enlightened from barbaric cultures. As Geltner argues, however, neither did the infliction of bodily pain typify earlier societies nor did it vanish from penal theory, policy, or practice. Far from displaying a steady decline that accelerated with the Enlightenment, physical punishment was contested throughout Antiquity and the Middle Ages, its application expanding and contracting under diverse pressures. Moreover, despite the integration of penal incarceration into criminal justice systems since the nineteenth century, modern nation states and colonial regimes increased rather than limited the use of corporal punishment. Flogging Others thus challenges a common understanding of modernization and Western identity and underscores earlier civilizations’ nuanced approaches to punishment, deviance, and the human body. Today as in the past, corporal punishment thrives due to its capacity to define otherness efficiently and unambiguously, either as a measure acting upon a deviant’s body or as a practice that epitomizes – in the eyes of external observers – a culture’s backwardness.

Amsterdam University Press


Elizabeth Swan

Swan’s Way: A Domme’s Progress

Swan’s Way: A Domme’s Progress is an autobiographical story of Elizabeth Swan’s life as a dominatrix. For the literary BDSM voyeur there is a glimpse into her dungeon sessions to find out what men (and occasionally women) ask for. There is an introduction to her background pre domination and lastly, there are outtakes at the end. For when a session doesn’t go entirely to plan…

Dit boek bevat enkele illustraties van Sardax.


Julie Peakman

Sexual Perversions

In a series of original essays, Sexual Perversions attempts to open a debate – to begin an exploration into the history of the many sexual activities considered outside the realm of normal behaviour. For the first time in an examination of this period, such diverse subject matter as necrophilia, paedophilia, cross-dressing, religious perversion, foot fetishism and rape, will be brought together. The book covers religion, culture and literature in history and introduces new scholars working in the arena of the history of sexuality. It involves an analytical appraisal of documentation including plays, poems, erotica, trial records, pamphlets, sermons, and travelogues, in a multi-disciplinary approach.

Dit boek op de website van Julie Peakman

Julie Peakman

The Pleasure’s All Mine

Handcuffs, paddles, whips—the words alone are enough to make a person blush. Even by our society’s standards, the practice of things like BDSM is still very hush-hush, considered deviant sexual behavior that must be kept hidden. But the narrow view of what is thought of as “normal” sex—a vanilla act performed by one man and one woman—is more and more contested these days. And as Julie Peakman reveals, normal never really existed; for everyone, different kinds of sex have always offered myriad pleasures, and almost all sexual behaviors have traveled between acceptance and proscription. The Pleasure’s All Mine examines two millennia of letters, diaries, court records, erotic books, medical texts, and more to explore the gamut of “deviant” sexual activity.