This month's book review is of one of the books I gave away in the July Book Contest. The New Bottoming Book
The New Bottoming Bookby Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy (formerly Lady Green) is a great beginner's guide to bottoming. According to the authors, this "new version" contains much of the original advice, like "connecting" and negotiation, but also has new and much-needed information.
The book is divided into two sections. The first one is about skills. These chapters help novices make decisions about who they are as a bottom, what checklists are, how to make one, including the way I recommended here not long ago, bridging the gap between fantasy and reality and finding a Top that will give you what you need and want. There is a big section on meeting someone online via chat rooms, mailing lists and/or Internet newsgroups and how to convert from "cyber" to "real-time," and dealing with the fact that their "reality" may not match yours.
The second section starts describing different "scenes", their 'rewards' and also tips on beginning and ending them Also included are sections on role play, with short subsections about bondage and submission. It has small sections on dressing, public play, sensation play and other thoughts when it comes to actual scenes. I feel these chapters are nice for a very fresh novice, but not necessary when someone has already been exploring somewhat.
All in all, I find the book very basic in it's explaining what bottoming is and how to start on that path. Certainly recommended for the novice this book can help shed the nervousness and dispel the fantasy of play.
- luna's Rating: 6 out of 10
- Paperback: 200 pages
- Publisher: Greenery Press (CA); 2nd edition (December 1, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1890159352
- ISBN-13: 978-1890159351