Screw the Roses, Send Me the Thorns: The Romance and Sexual Sorcery of Sadomasochism Themes

Philip Miller and Molly Devon
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Sadomasochism

The primary focus of the book is that of sadomasochism, or a sexual relationship involving an exchange of power between a dominant individual and a submissive. In this scene, the dominant individual is in control of the submissive through mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual control involving bondage, punishment, restraint, humiliation, and overall control. The submissive is required to adhere to the commands issued by the dominant in all circumstances. However, in successful sadomasochistic relationships, such issues are negotiated prior to the act of sexual activity.

Limitations on actions are prescribed by the submissive and acceptable techniques are discussed and agreed on. At no time is the intention of the dominant to physically, mentally, or emotionally harm the submissive. Instead, the goal of sadomasochistic relationships is a heightening of sexual pleasures of both partners through pain and humiliation. The sadist, or dominant, enjoys giving pleasure to the submissive, or...

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