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The New Topping Book

Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
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Two decades ago, this book (and its companion volume, The New Bottoming Book) began teaching tens of thousands of people the joyous arts of BDSM topping and bottoming - not just "how-to," but "why-to"...the insider details of emotional support and ethical interaction during kinky play. Since then, the growing popularity of BDSM, and the blossoming of the Internet as a source of information and connection, have created a whole new universe of possibilities for players. Now, the completely updated revised New Topping Book gives even more insights and ideas, updated for a new millennium, about how to be a successful, popular player!

©2003 Dossie Easton & Janet W. Hardy (P)2016 Dossie Easton & Janet W. Hardy

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A MUST for the kinkster

This thoroughly covers the more psychological aspects to BDSM play as the top. This would also be helpful for a bottom to read to gain more perspective. There are anecdotal stories to illustrate concepts. It is easy to read and understand. Great for any level! I absolutely loved it and would recommend to anyone kinky.

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Good basic intro to Topping

Good introduction to topic. Goes in depth about different dynamics and challenges the assumed gender roles in BDSM. Something that threw me off came up right near the end of the book when one of the narrators uses the N-word after spending a lot of time talking about play that involves race dynamics. It felt like a bit of a surprise after talking about how that is risky and should be done with consent. Overall it felt like a choice made for shock factor, as the addition of that word did not do anything to further explain anything.

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Not what I expected

This wasn't what I expected when I bought the book, it's more an intro to BDSM society, culture, and norms, than any else. I guess I didn't really know what to expect, but the book gave me a new appreciation of the people that really get into BDSM. It gets a bit preachy at some points, and when they talk about BDSM rituals they got a bit far out for me, but it wasn't a detractor for me, just not my cup of tea.

I'd recommend this if you wanted to know more about BDSM culture, rather than an intro to the what, and how.

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Unique and educational!

This book is well written, and outlines the fundamentals of safe and consensual activities with another person or people, whether in the BDSM sphere, in (a) vanilla sexual/romantic relationship(s), both, or neither. May not be the best read for those in the ace/aro spectrum who happen to be sex-repulsed, although skipping the "interlude" sections may alleviate distress in that vein. Although I have some experience as a switch, I still learned a LOT from this read. I felt acknowledged as a member of the LGBT community and a polyamorous person without feeling as though the authors had to carve out room for that language or shove it in after the fact. Good for the curious, beginners, intermediates, and experts in the kink world. My first Audible listen, and certainly not my last from these two. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Thank you

Thank you for increasing my knowledge of being a top as I explore the kink world is a safe and consensual way.

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Absolute horrible quality

The writing of the book is great, highly recommend buying the book and reading it. However, my Top does not read, so i bought him this audiobook. The quality of production is so terrible it distracts from the writing.

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  • 05-02-18

Amazing for anyone interested in BDSM

Worth reading before the bottoming book. If you wish to bring bdsm into your life having an understanding of what a good top is will help you no matter what you position shall be. And if you take intiative in spicing up your sexual relationship then this will provide plenty of ideas!

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Great for beginners

Best book on the subject I've read yet! Gave us a much better understanding of kink.

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Great book for newer lifestyle Domme's

I am a pro Domme and fetish model. I fly a lot and downloaded this just based on reviews. The book is more for those in the lifestyle but I enjoyed the perspective and insight from life long players. Definitely recommend the book. This was so well written, I will next be listening to the first book, to get the sub perspective.

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Great Starter!

This a very good book for beginners or those curious about BDSM. It is very detailed in various forms of kink and rules on playing safe. It has insightful with scenes that explain the emotional connection and conduct. Although, the book is more geared towards lifestyle there is plenty of useful information for those just curious.

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  • 12-12-16

Perfect from Novice to Experienced

Don't over look this book even if you don't see yourself as a Top! Master or Mistress, Dominant or Daddy It's worth a listen to. Entertaining and thought provoking even I learnt a few things!