Women and Kink: Relationships Reasons, and Stories
Do you ever wonder if you are the only one, going against the grain, searching for something more, different, or even taboo, hoping and needing to fulfill your deepest desires? Do you wonder, “Am I normal?” Perhaps you have friends or loved ones who are kinky and you are curious and intrigued about their lifestyle. Are you searching for role models of people who have carved out a life for themselves outside of the “white picket fence” expectations?
Then this book is for you!
Inspired by original research from nearly 1,600 women from the kink community, you will journey into the motivations, meanings, and benefits of kink in these women’s own words. People throughout the world are extremely creative in designing relationships and a life that best suits their needs. This book illustrates how these people come together in play, in romance, in love, in sex, in friendship, and in community.
“I was born this way. My submissive eyes found dominant eyes along the way, i have seldom had vanilla sex in my life, i would rather go without….”
“I engage in many of the activities that were listed, not for reasons of sexual gratification, but because they offer satisfaction in other ways.”
“i don’t like real pain however so it is always controlled with ‘safe’ words.”
“For me, kissing is the most intimate activity—though this is in the context of never having had intercourse with a man. Even were I to, though, I think it would be second place to (tongue-in-mouth) kissing.”
“To me it’s about feeling incredibly wanted.”
“I love a man in uniform. I think it has to do with their dominant look …”
“I do like a proud submissive attitude in a sub, I don’t like doormats.”
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The ISBN is 9780429274640
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Jennifer Rehor is a licensed marriage and family therapist, AASECT-certified sex therapist, and clinical supervisor.
She is the owner and founder of Affirming Therapy Center in San Diego, CA.
Julia Schiffman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), sex therapist, and community activist.
In her private practice, she serves sexual minority communities focusing on sex and relationship counseling,
Helping to Preserve our History
Women and Kink: Relationships, Reasons, and Stories is proud to be accepted in the Kinsey Institute Library and Special Collections at Indiana University, the Leather Archives & Museum in Chicago, Illinois, and the Lambda Archives of San Diego, California.
Jennifer and Julia are vending at Gossip Grill Sex Positive Pop-Up Art Show on Sunday, March 19 at 3:00pm.
Jennifer and Julia are interviewed for The Rocket Review for a full hour during his podcast (date TBA).
Jennifer and Julia are featured on Harry Mohney’s Erotica Museum Las Vegas Sex Nerd Podcast (date TBD).
DSREI Diverse Sexualities Book Awards 2022
Women and Kink: Relationships, Reasons, and Stories has been nominated for the Diverse Sexualities Research and Education Institute (DSREI) Diverse Sexualities Book Awards 2022!
The goal of the DSREI Diverse Sexualities Book Award is to recognize the best recent book that contributes to the understanding of Diverse Sexualities (sexual identities, sexual orientations, sexual behaviors, sexual interests, gender identities, gender orientations, gender expressions, relationship identities, relationship orientations, and relationship structures not accepted by the dominant culture).
SSSS Bullough Book Award 2022
Women and Kink: Relationships, Reasons, and Stories has been nominated for the Bonnie and Vern L. Bullough Book Awards 2022!
The Bonnie and Vern L. Bullough Book Award is given every other year to recognize an outstanding book that advances sexual science. The purpose of the award is to encourage and recognize outstanding scholarship in the field of sexology.
AASECT Book Award 2022
Women and Kink: Relationships, Reasons, and Stories was nominated for the AASECT Book Award for General Audience for 2022!
AASECT Book Award for General Audience is presented to the authors of a book that makes a significant contribution to the general public’s knowledge of sexuality.
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