Smut Shelf Review: How to be Kinkier – More Adventures in Adult Playtime by Morpheus

on April 10, 2012

How to be Kinkier Book

I am a happy lifestyler. I met my husband on Fetlife, I go to a munch religiously every week, and our neighbors down the street totally have a dungeon we’ve played in. BDSM is a part of my fundamental makeup, and I just love it to pieces. I fall on the lighter side of things, identifying more with the idea of a service submissive than that of the flogged-to-welts bondage doll, but I can appreciate a good scene too. Green Candy was kind enough to appeal to all facets of my kink interests by sending me a copy of How to be Kinkier: More Adventures in Adult Playtime by Morpheous.

The first thing I noticed when flipping through this particular tome was the photographs. Make no mistake, the content is excellent, but the pictures really elevate this lengthy (306 pages!) piece of work to something special. They’re clear, crisp and extremely visually appealing, transforming this book from a well-written instructional to a coffee table book that friends will want to swipe. Attractive models of all stripes cavort through chapters, some swapping top and bottom positions with equal ease. That being said, I don’t consider this porn – there are unabashed breasts and a penis or two, but everything is presented artistically and supports the text nearby – gratuitous this ain’t.

As far as information goes, How to be Kinkier is chock full of it. The tone of the book reminds me of a particularly engaging presentation in text form – it speaks to the reader and is laced throughout with anecdotes that illustrate concepts without sounding preachy or boring. Short “recesses” in each chapter inform readers how to use exotic items like thumb cuffs and leather mummification bags. There is a bemusing preoccupation with balloons that is dusted throughout the book, but overall the tone is balanced and covers an almost dizzying array of subjects that left even my know-it-all self educated. Needle play? Check. Vacuum beds? Check. BDSM dynamics within a poly relationship? You betcha. And if you’ve ever wanted to know how to make an involved set of water-filled anal beads out of a series of long circus balloons, boy do I have good news for you.

Endorsed by the great Nina Hartley, full of fun how-tos and a fantastic resource for singles, couples and groups that want to take things beyond the fuzzy handcuffs – How to be Kinkier is one of those comprehensive collections that every nightstand needs. I love this book – just maybe not all the evil new ideas it’s given my Dominant hubby. 😉

Get your own copy of  How to Be Kinkier: More Adventures in Adult Playtime over at Amazon today!


One response to “Smut Shelf Review: How to be Kinkier – More Adventures in Adult Playtime by Morpheus

  1. Bud Green says:

    This is a wonderful review! Great book!!!!

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