Ties That Bind (10th Anniversary Edition) - Guy Baldwin
The writings of one of the most respected and knowledgeable people on the subject of the SM/leather/fetish erotic style, Guy Baldwin, has been compiled in this book. Issues regarding relationships, the community, the SM experience, and personal transformation, as they relate to this form of play, are addressed. Unlike many in the mental health field, Mr. Baldwin takes the approach that this style of erotic play can definitely be part of a healthy expression of one's sexuality. Many have benefited from his sound advice in seminars, workshops, and through his many published articles. Now, much of Guy Baldwin's wisdom had been published for you in this book.
Guy Baldwin, M.S. is a Los Angeles based psychotherapist who has specialized in working with erotic minorities for the last 20 years. He is perhaps best known for his essays, some of which appear in his second book, TIES THAT BIND: The SM, Leather, Fetish Erotic Style-Issues, Commentaries and Advice. He has also authored THE LEATHER CONTEST GUIDE: A Handbook for Promoters, Contestants, Judges and Titleholders and, most recently, SlaveCraft: Roadmaps for Erotic Servitude. In frequent demand as a prolific author, teacher, mentor and speaker, Guy has traveled the U.S. and Canada extensively to present a wide array of workshops, demonstrations, seminars and lectures to audiences of both players and health-care professionals, alike. In 1989, Guy served concurrently as International Mr. Leather, and as Mr. National Leather Association----the only person ever to do so. In 1999, he was keynote speaker at the Third Leather Leadership Conference held in San Francisco. In 2001, Guy was awarded both the Pantheon and Dominion lifetime achievement awards.