Tassy Reviews: SM 101: A realistic introduction

A while back the good folks over at goodvibes let me have the chance to review the book SM 101 a realistic introduction by Jay Wiseman.

I for some reason have had a fit trying to get this book reviewed! I do not know why, and I send out my heartfelt apologies to goodvibes for being such a bad reviewer girl! I guess when I told myself “no more books to review, Tassy, no MORE!” I should have held up on that deal!

I do dable in bdsm from time to time, but i’m not hardcore by any means! I could probably take my dabling a notch, but …honestly i’m not always in that sort of mood… but let’s put it this way i’m probably in that mood more often than not.. It’s just between me and the hubs we have a hard time being in that mood together lol. However, actually we are planning a little bit of that type of fun this weekend…ANYWAYS… LOL
This book wasn’t an horrible book by any means, it’s just I found it to be a little.. overwhelming. I know this sounds stupid on my part, because I am an avid reader since I was a young child..but for me to actually sit down and read a book for review…I need more than just black and white words on pages…Pictures…lol I know..it sounds stupid right? I just need something to break it up for me..I am getting old can you tell?
This book is a very informative book on bdsm practices, but in my opinion it is more for the hardcore devoted bdsm person and not the amateur such as myself. I think that the book had lots of informative information on both sides, but it had more of a focus on as i say the hardcore and those who want to perhaps play in groups and/or with people they don’t know very well.
The only people I plan to play with are david and on that very very very rare occasion one of my ex boyfriends that I sometimes hang out with and every rare moon might do something with.
There are a lot of nifty check lists and worksheets to fill out in case you were to be playing in those sorts of situations, and maybe even when you are playing with people who should know you very well.
I also think that the knowledge in the book can help out in either of the situations , whether you know someone well, or not. It was just not an easy read for me. It was more educational than fun if you get my drift?
I do recommend the book in the long run. I think there is something there for everyone who wants to play in these types of situations, so I think it is worth at least having on hand and checking out
i was provided a copy of this book from the great patient folks at goodvibes.com in exchange for my honest thoughts & opinions. Your thoughts & opinions & experiences may very. All opinions above are my own and I was not required to give a positive review.