Kink by Stephanie Clifford-Smith
A Straight Girl's Investigation

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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.
 

About Stephanie Clifford-Smith

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Stephanie Clifford-Smith is a journalist and food writer.
 
Published June 1, 2011 by Allen & Unwin. 296 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Interested in the dirty details of the goings-on in other people’s bedrooms, the author placed an ad in a newspaper, trolled Internet fetish chat rooms and attended swinger parties to learn more about what drove people to their personal kinks and how it took shape in their lives.

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Clifford-Smith knows he is not lying because he says that his penis is small: “Liars scale up, not down.” Martin enjoys mild torture, so Clifford-Smith dutifully attends several of his dominatrix sessions during which his penis is stretched with a rope and pulley and whipped.

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