REVIEWS
Whipsmart: A Good Vibrations Guide to Beginning S/M for Couples

By Jack Hafferkamp

Not knowing a half-hitch from a granny can be bad enough at sea. But when you’re face to face with an expectant submissive, you better know when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em.

This well-done tape from San Francisco’s Sexpositive Productions is a gentle, accurate introduction to BDSM from Mistress Morganna, who neatly manages the delicate job of mixing Miss Manners, Martha Stewart and Morticia via Angelica Huston.

The emphasis here is on partner play, with extra emphasis on the word play. The aim is to get you ready to do it yourself "safely and with confidence." You can take it all as far as you want to go: negotiating with a partner, erotic spanking, BDSM toys, bondage, nipple play, ice play even hot wax.

This tape works so well because it is so wholesome, straightforward and earnest. Kink, it clearly underscores, is as American as pie and as safe and gentle as you want it to be. If you or a partner are curious but a bit scared of or put off by the local scene, this is a stay-home intro that dispels myths and puts one on a safe course into new realms for exploration.

Whipsmart: A Good Vibrations Guide to Beginning S/M for Couples (Sexpositive Productions. $39.95)

Whipsmart is available at www.goodvibes.com
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