A Straight Girl's Investigation

Book - 2010
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From bondage parties and peeping toms to plushies and foot worshippers, one woman's sometimes mind-boggling, mostly hilarious, always fascinating investigation into sexual fetishes   Turned on by something unusual? Interview subjects required for ultra-confidential research into fetishes. Call Sandra.   Stephanie Clifford-Smith was fascinated by fetishes. She wondered what happens the first time someone with a sexual fetish shares it with their lover? Do they risk their lover running screaming from the room by asking to lick their eyeballs? Or do they find some oblique way of bringing it up--perhaps when they're struggling with a stray eyelash? Or is it easier to just go behind their back and find a willing partner on the internet? Are sexual fetishes widespread, or are they only the domain of a kinky minority? And how has kinkdom changed over time? So Stephanie assumes an identity, puts an ad in the local paper, and sets off to find out for herself. She infiltrates the scene, goes to bondage parties, and watches grown men as they have their diapers changed. She thought nothing could shock her, but she was wrong.
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2010
ISBN: 9781741759129
Branch Call Number: 306.77 C63k
Characteristics: vii, 295 p. ; 20 cm


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The contents of this book (appropriately called "Kink") is what resulted from Australian journalist/author, Stephanie Clifford-Smith seriously wondering about the sometimes-confused inter-relationship between sex, kink, and fetish.

Placing a simple, straight-forward ad in a Sydney newspaper to notify interested "kinksters" of her research into the subject - Stephanie soon found out that she was, indeed, dead-wrong when she thought that she couldn't be shocked.

So - Read for yourself in "Kink" how Stephanie's investigation into the often-concealed world of fetish not only brought to light the odd, and the hilarious - But, it also transcended into the downright creepy, too.

All-in-all - This work of non-fiction has its good moments, and its not-so-good moments, as well. It's all, of course, up to what the reader finds interesting, or not.

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