BDSM – A Guide for Explorers of Extreme Eroticism is finally here

Ayzad's BDSM - A Guide for Explorers of Extreme Eroticism

Here it is. The beast in the above photo is the reason why I haven’t been posting much here lately. This is the first English-language edition of my BDSM – A Guide for Explorers of Extreme Eroticism, the book that jumpstarted my career as a sex educator in 2004, when it was first published in Italy. Since then the original work went through four major updates and visual restylings and became a veritable best-seller, both among the general readership and among professionals like psychologists and sexologists; you can read about it in the dedicated page.

The national success of the book came at the harsh price of a ludicrously difficult history with its publisher. I only recovered its publishing rights a couple of years ago, enabling me to put it out as an independent production that’s still going strong in my home country. Having taken back the rights also meant I was finally able to work on foreign editions, starting of course with the English-language one.

English cover of  BDSM - A Guide for Explorers of Extreme Eroticism

It took many long months of (unpaid and often grueling) work to turn a dream into a physical object. I was helped by great translators, revisors, photographers, visual artist and by the emotional support of many loving friends, without whom I’d probably have abandoned the project long ago. Along the way I met pretty much every single obstacle I could, from unrecoverable loss of the the digital assets to the everchanging file format requirements from the companies printing the book on each side of the ocean. Yet – against all odds – it is now done and available all over the world. You can see it yourself by peeking at the index, downloading a preview (in epub, Kindle or PDF format) or even reading online an – awfully low-resolution, sorry! – excerpt. Oh, and of course you can also buy it, in digital form or as a paper book. 

[EDIT – What did I tell you about hurdles? Some digital stores just had a technical issue with the paper edition, but they assured me it will be back on sale in a couple of days]

I’d really like to know what you think of it, so please use the comments area below!

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