Slap, Tickle, and Tie by Peter Birch
1 out of 5 paddles
Mr. Birch started out this book with a brief discussion of what is a fetish. Expecting this to be an introductory chapter of a larger and more in depth discussion I continued on. Then came the second chapter and the third, each time I found a brief and cursory discussion of an aspect of a fetish or sexual kink such as bondage or spanking positions.
Followingthe fourth or fifth chapter I returned to the beginning pages and discovered a small passage where this is a compilation of eight articles about the author’s favorite fetishes.
This explanation satisfied me, some what.
As I read on I wondered who the audience would be of this book. The total beginner might pick up the book thinking they were going to learn a lot about kink but they would come away disappointed. Each fetish along with the discussion of bondage and spanking doesn’t attempt to explain or understand the psychology of why people may be attracted to it. Someone interested in exploring kink and wanting to learn more come away with the feeling of not having actually learned anything. An individual within the BDSM community would react even more so because all this book does is give the author’s preferences.
I’m always interested in discovering new material, whether a book or an article that can be used to refer people to who have a yearning for something more and wonder if BDSM and kink are what they are missing in their lives. I can’t see telling anyone with little or no kink/BDSM background to use this book for anything. It would more likely scare them away than inform.
Reviewed by Ronni