SM 101 A Realistic Introduction Author:Jay Wiseman Widely recommended as the most comprehensive introductory text on consensual erotic SM practices, with over 20,000 copies sold to date. — It goes by many names: bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, sadomasochism, and more. In Jay Wiseman's SM 101, the long-taboo subject of consentual sadomasochism is accurately, insightful presented ... more »in the context of adult human sexuality, experience and tradition for the interested non-specialist general reader. SM 101 surveys the entire spectrum of consentual sadomasochistic practices from from bondage, to spanking, to erotic role-playing, and more. Now in an expanded second edition, SM 101 includes a new chapter on starting and running sadomaschistic organizations and events for consenting adults. Greenery Press has an extensive title list in the area of human sexuality and maintains a site on the World Wide Web (see the above URL) with a complete roster of their publications in various aspects of human sexuality and practices.« less
Contains lots of useful information about the technical details of S/M. My only complaint is that it gets a bit "one true way"-ish in places, dictating that submissives (in particular) "should" behave a certain way, when surely the flavor of a scene or the details of how it's played out ought to be up the individual players to decide (once safety concerns are taken care of).