Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage by Midori

Ecstatic pleasure, consensual pain, and awe-inducing precision: traditional Japanese rope bondage is not for the faint of heart or short on time. That said, those up for the challenge will find Midori's tour of this storied tradition as mesmerizing as it is thoroughly informative.

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She Comes First: The Thinking Man's Guide to Pleasuring a Woman by Ian Kerner

Perhaps his reluctance to eat your dish has less to do with his appetite and more to do with his fine dining inexperience; consider that meal presentations can be rather elaborate, cutlery potentially foreign, and serving-sizes run the gamut from modest to generous. Don't 86 the whole shebang: an opportunity to explore Ian Kerner's dinnertime primer—familiarizing himself with some choice recipes for success—will undoubtedly have him ordering up a 2nd and 3rd course.

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The Gender Quest Workbook: A Guide for Teens and Young Adults Exploring Gender Identity by Rylan Jay Testa Ph.D.

Though our innate senses of gender reside within, the overwhelming dominance of cultural programing can often make discerning them exceedingly challenging. Testa has devised this course of exercises with the objective of elucidating for individuals the nuances of their personal gender identity that might otherwise go ignored or obscured.

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Your Beauty Mark: The Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour by Dita Von Teese

Unmistakeable not only in her singular brand of haute-burlesque performance, but her honing of an aesthetic-of-self so meticulous it cannot be duplicated, Von Teese pulls back the velvet curtain to share some her the beauty tricks-of-the-trade. This icon's goal is never to make you over in her image, but rather to grant you magically transformative tools allowing you to realize an amplified one all of your own.

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Sporting Guide: Los Angeles, 1897 by Liz Goldwyn

Lifetimes before matching a "right swipe" provided listless men with the opportunity for casual coitus, Los Angeles' brothels and bordellos thrived amid a Hollywood that was yet to fully form. Our site's own Madame, Liz Goldwyn constructs a fiction (based largely on actual events encountered within her extensive research) of flop houses, feathered lamps, and fast cash for love. This was how the West was done.

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