In May of this year I was fortunate enough to attend a BDSM convention that Princess Kali was presenting her Erotic Humiliation class. During her class she mentioned that she was writing a book about the topic and that it would be out soon. As she presented her class I became more and more excited for what the book might contain. Her knowledge and story-telling is very engaging and I hoped that her book would be just as fascinating. So when Enough to Make You Blush: Exploring Erotica Humiliation came out I was well rewarded. Let me tell you about this wonderful book!
Not only does it read like one of her wonderful intensive classes, but it has a lot of first hand accounts from other people in the lifestyle that she surveyed for the book. It's great for beginners and experienced players in humiliation and it covers so many different forms of humiliation; many I wasn't even aware of. I was so thrilled that some of the stories of Princess Kali's Pro Domme days were in there and they are hilarious and entertaining.
The first sections of be book are the basics of what erotic humiliation is, why people like it and how to start negotiating it with your partner. If you unclear about erotic humiliation, start with the definition from the book;
Erotic humiliation is about taking a "real world thing/word/action which we commonly understand as "humiliating" and re-contextualizing it as erotic play by adding a layer of acceptance, appreciation, and mutual enjoyment. Erotic Humiliation plays on concepts like misogyny, gender roles, and the "ick factor" to create an experience that is ultimately pleasurable, rather than offensive, injurious, or disgusting. (pg. 11)
I really appreciate a book that can take survey responses and use them in a way that moves the information along and provides even more experience and added benefit. Princess Kali does a fantastic job of making the survey responses work for her in sharing the important terms and teaching the nuances to this often tricky play activity. You can't beat the added true stories either!
Some of the more common humiliation activities have entire chapters devoted to them. If you've ever had an interest in erotic humiliation in context of foot fetish, objectification and dehumanization, chastity and orgasm games, sissification and forced feminization, nudity or body function and fluids then you'll love the in-depth information and personal stories to help fill out your dreams, ideas and play repertoire. I was especially excited about the objectification and orgasm games personally and was not disappointed. A couple ideas are now a part of our play!
Erotic humiliation finally has a resource guide that every kinky person will want to own! Well-known presenter and Humiliatrix, Kali Williams, teaches you how to embrace the moments of embarrassment and pleasure to deepen scenes and relationships. Her candid and humorous true stories are the perfect compliment to the necessary safety information you must have to make erotic humiliation spark for you. She provides you with plenty of deliciously devious ideas, creative verbal assaults, subtle public play and hot displays of embarrassment and erotic shame that will leave you squirming in your seat. Enough to Make You Blush gives you a powerful item in your SM armory to bring your most secret “embarrassing” fantasies to life. And when you think you've had just enough mental foreplay for your own exchanges she gives you the tools to make it safer, more exciting and fun!
- lunaKM's Rating: 10/10
- Paperback: 206 pages
- Publisher: Erotication Publications (November 8, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0692534911P