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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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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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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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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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Ok right up until Spirituality and Lucifer

Ok educational book regarding BDSM except for all the hints about spirituality and more specifically Lucifer. I’m not happy about the constant hints about sexual magic and other new age garbage. Education about BDSM for Tops is well and good but don’t try to indoctrinate the reader into a Satanic cult.

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Not What I Was Looking For.

I thought this would be a book full of inspiration for BDSM scenes, foundational reminders of a top’s responsibly, and tricks for communicating better within unconventional relationships in 2019, etc. I gave up half way through chapter 8... the book vacillates between light erotica and a tediously basic How-To for interpersonal communication between you and your bottom. I could have found all of this by just skimming through Reddit and/or FetLife.

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not a bad listen.

it was good ! not exactly what I expected but got a lot of validation out of it .

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Good beginners guide

A good introduction to topping. Great for newbies while not being too simple. Well narrated.

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New top perspective

I recently delved into this world of kink and being a top appealed to me. I’ve watched a lot of videos and read some articles online but there is so much out there and it’s been difficult to understand. I’ve pretty much been running on instinct and talking with my bottom, who is also new. A friend recommended this book and I’m glad I got the audio version. I’ve listened to it for the past two days and found myself nodding in the affirmative as if it made total sense. Thank you for writing such a wonderful book. It’s a great starting point for anyone just entering into the world of kink.

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Very helpful and well written

With the exception of the last chapter, which was a bit nee-agey for my tastes, I learned more from this book than the last three on the same topic. The narrator was excellent too.

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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!

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  • 10-19-20

the real deal

great safe sane consensual advice, a must for any top or dominant, new or advanced.