Tristan Taormino

  • Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships Quick View
    Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships

    Tristan Taormino

    Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships

    $ 17.95

    • An in depth guide to all kinds of non-monogamous relationship styles.

    • Accessibly written and broken into three wide ranging sections: choosing an open relationship, styles of open relationships, and creating and sustaining your relationships.

    • Great for anyone who is interested in learning more about how people practice non-monogamy, whether you are currently solo, in an open relationship, or in a monogamous relationship. 

    From the Publisher:

    Relationship expert and bestselling author Tristan Taormino offers a bold new strategy for creating loving, lasting relationships. Drawing on in-depth interviews with over a hundred people,Opening Up explores the real-life benefits and challenges of all styles of open relationships—from partnered nonmonogamy to solo polyamory. With her refreshingly down-to-earth style and sharp wit, Taormino offers solutions for making an open relationship work, including tips on dealing with jealousy, negotiating boundaries, finding community, parenting, and time management. Opening Up will change the way you think about intimacy.


    Author: Tristan Taormino

    Publisher: Cleis Press (2008)

    Pages: 246



  • The Ultimate Guide to Kink: BDSM, Role Play and the Erotic Edge Quick View
    The Ultimate Guide to Kink: BDSM, Role Play and the Erotic Edge

    Tristan Taormino

    The Ultimate Guide to Kink: BDSM, Role Play and the Erotic Edge

    $ 19.95

    From the publisher:

    The popularity of kink has exploded in the past 25 years. There are hundreds of community organizations and dozens of annual conferences across North America and Europe, and the Internet has allowed BDSM and kink aficionados to share information and resources. But with so much BDSM information out there, how do you know which techniques are accurate, road-tested and safe?

    With The Ultimate Guide to Kink, people who are interested in pushing their erotic boundaries as well as experienced players can find exactly what they need described by experts.

    Internationally recognized sex educator, author and filmmaker Tristan Taormino has gathered the key figures in the BDSM and kink communities—those experts who present at conferences—and invited them to write passionately on their favorite subjects. With this book, readers won’t have to attend dozens of events to learn from the experts.

    The Ultimate Guide to Kink begins with “Skills and Techniques,” pieces featuring nuts-and-bolts, how-to tutorials, sprinkled with creative ideas and examples, explicitly illustrated with line drawings created expressly for this book by artist Katie Diamond. The second section, “Fantasies and Philosophies,” shares a variety of role-playing fantasies and personal manifestos. From masochism to age play, these articles cover some of the edgiest and most taboo elements of kink in-depth. These subjects have long been a part of kink but are rarely discussed outside of closed circles. Taormino shines a bright, inviting, authoritative light into that darkness.

    In her introduction Tristan writes, “The kink community is built on the radical notion that people can express their erotic needs and desires and have them met. We believe that dreams do come true, and not at Disneyland, but in our bedrooms.” The Ultimate Guide to Kink is for anyone curious about BDSM and role play, those involved in the BDSM community, and those looking for a current, explicit, informative handbook. The Ultimate Guide to Kink educates, inspires and challenges both newcomers to the world of kink and experienced BDSM players.


    Publisher: Cleis Press (2012)

    Author: Tristan Taormino

    Pages: 266



    Tristan Taormino is a feminist porn icon, writer, director, advocate and sex educator. Her books give candid information on everything from anatomy to sex toys, her pornography is refreshingly honest and authentic, and her commitment to sex positive, pleasure-based sex ed is palpable in everything she does. Tristan's goal with her amazing VividEd series of instruction DVDs is to "prioritize female pleasure and orgasm and strive to diversify how sexuality is portrayed." In this she has definitely succeeded.



    Cleis Press, a mission-driven feminist book publisher, was founded in 1980 in Minneapolis, Minnesota by Felice Newman and Frédérique Delacoste. Winners of multiple Lambda Literary Awards, International Book Awards, Rainbow Book Awards, and Independent Publishers Book Awards, Cleis has a history of producing the best quality sexual education guides, sexual self help books, and diverse erotica collections. At the end of 2014 Cleis Press was purchased by Start Publishing, a New York-based company that primarily publishes and markets eBooks.

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