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Daedalus Publishing Intelligent publications for erotic adventurers. Daedalus Publishing Company was started in 1992 by Race Bannon, author of the popular SM "how-to" book Learning the Ropes.

Since then, Daedalus has made quite a name for itself by continuing to put out some of the best and most well respected non-fiction and fiction books in the kink publishing world. Now returning from a hiatus, Daedalus will celebrate our 20th anniversary by publishing new titles that explore the cutting edge of s*xuality as fearlessly as ever.

Wonder Woman was the original bondage queen, created by a man who was himself submissive and lived in a triad with two w...
03/26/2015
Discover Wonder Woman's Queer, Kinky Feminist History in Jill Lepore's...

Wonder Woman was the original bondage queen, created by a man who was himself submissive and lived in a triad with two women. Check out some of that history here:
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In The Secret History of Wonder Woman, Lepore points to how the women in Marston’s unconventional life shaped the values and ideals found throughout his comics: his wife, Elizabeth Holloway Marston; his (scandal!) long-term live-in mistress and the mother of several of his children, Olive Byrne; and Byrne’s aunt Margaret Sanger, the pioneering feminist and founder of Planned Parenthood, who worked to make birth control affordable and available for women.

So a man who lived a scandalous, unconventional life created an unconventional superhero, a strong female character whose encounters were a metaphor for the suffragette struggle and where feminism was going in the early 20th century. Lepore does a wonderful job of showing how Marston’s life and passions manifested themselves in Wonder Woman’s content. http://ow.ly/KNGN9

In Jill Lepore's The Secret History of Wonder Woman, the noted author of many crucial books (including Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane...

Check out the lush, sensual illustrated edition of Ernest Greene's erotic novel, now available exclusively from Stockroo...
03/24/2015
JT's Stockroom - The Illustrated Master of O

Check out the lush, sensual illustrated edition of Ernest Greene's erotic novel, now available exclusively from Stockroom. We're extremely proud to present this large-format limited edition with 44 pictures by acclaimed fetish artist Fernando. Only 1,000 copies have been printed, each signed and numbered by Ernest Greene. This is a marvelous example of eroticism in word and image, so pick up yours today.

http://stockroom.com/The-Illustrated-Master-of-O-P5603.aspx

This large format collector's edition of Master of O features 40 full page full color illustrations by renowned fetish artist Fernando.

"It's almost a year later, and this is what I have learned about sexuality, gender and loving a Transman.1. First, I lea...
03/24/2015
How Loving A Transgender Man In My 50s Changed My Life

"It's almost a year later, and this is what I have learned about sexuality, gender and loving a Transman.

1. First, I learned a brand new vocabulary that is now framing how I see the world. I didn't know that I was considered a"Cis-Gender" human, which means that my genitals match the gender identity I was assigned at birth. Even as a sex educator; I was not familiar with the term: "Binary Spectrum of Sexuality". I knew all about a spectrum of sexuality and gender; but "Binary"?

For those of you that do not know what "Binary" means when used to describe the gender spectrum it's like this: Binary means that there are two polar sides to something and when we talk about binary gender we are talking about female and male. In the middle is the spectrum of gender identity that some activists and educators call gender fluid or gender queer. And there is more! Some people are now calling themselves "Non-Binary" and this can refer to anyone who are not men or women, or are both men and women. It can get confusing until you understand some people are a combination of things. Gender is not always about having all of your bits match your presentation anymore. "

For most of my life, I identified as 'straight'. I married young and had kids. Then I met Mac. Mac was my earthquake. Loving a transgender man has rewired my brain and changed how I look at sexuality and the world....

ONLY available at Stockroom: The Illustrated edition of Master of O contains 44 full-color pictures showing all the hot ...
03/24/2015
JT's Stockroom - The Illustrated Master of O

ONLY available at Stockroom: The Illustrated edition of Master of O contains 44 full-color pictures showing all the hot M/s action in Ernest Greene's modern update of the erotic classic. Only 1,000 copies; each one comes signed and numbered. http://ow.ly/KI5uT

This large format collector's edition of Master of O features 40 full page full color illustrations by renowned fetish artist Fernando.

On March 6, 2015, Stockroom threw a great launch party for the illustrated version of Ernest Greene's Master of O. The e...
03/20/2015

On March 6, 2015, Stockroom threw a great launch party for the illustrated version of Ernest Greene's Master of O. The evening included auctions of prints from the book, readings by Ernest Greene and his wife Nina Hartley, and wrapped up with hot play party.

We love this interview that LA Magazine did with Ernest Greene, comparing Master of O and Fifty Shades of Grey. Not only...
03/13/2015
Battle of the BDSM Novels: Master of O vs. Fifty Shades of Grey - Los...

We love this interview that LA Magazine did with Ernest Greene, comparing Master of O and Fifty Shades of Grey. Not only does it give you a good history of the original Story of O and why Ernest saw a need to write his own version, it does a great job of talking about what kink looks like from an insider’s point of view. Unlike Master of O, both Story of O and Fifty Shades were written by people who found the idea of doing it for real kind of distasteful. One of the things we love about Master of O is that it gets across the idea that kink is a very human and intimate activity, not something that’s exclusive to monsters in three-piece suits.

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What message were you trying to get across in Master of O?
One of the things that I set out to do was to portray dominant heterosexual guys as something other than figures chiseled from granite, people with no personalities, people with no sense of humor, people with no compassion. They’re not like that at all. Most of the literature about BDSM is told from the point of view of the submissive partner, which is obviously a very dramatic position because they are the person to whom things happen. But it is a journey for their dominant partner, too. So I wanted to talk about that experience. What is it like from the other end of the whip?

I also thought that Los Angeles bears some resemblance to post-war Paris, which sets the scene in Story of O. It’s a place of self-reinvention, a place where popular culture is booming at all times, a place where people wish to be involved. There are all kinds of activities barely beneath the surface that are quite surprising, unexpected and interesting. It’s a city full of all kinds of people doing all kinds of things that are interesting, some of them in public and some of them very much not in public. I wanted to give it a noir-ish feeling, and I think at its best it kind of gets there. http://ow.ly/KgJcZ

Before there was Christian and Ana, there was the Story of O. Author Ernest Greene reimagines the bondage classic from the other side of the whip

We're delighted about this interview with Master of O author Ernest Greene. It gets across a lot of the things that we t...
03/12/2015
Battle of the BDSM Novels: Master of O vs. Fifty Shades of Grey - Los...

We're delighted about this interview with Master of O author Ernest Greene. It gets across a lot of the things that we think are important about Master of O and the depiction of responsible BDSM in general. Whether you enjoyed 50 Shades or not, check out Master of O for a portrait of D/s relationships from someone who's actually lived in one.
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LA Magazine: Do you feel as though the film and books are not a very accurate depiction of that world?

Ernest Greene: Not only is it “not very accurate;” I’d say it’s defamation. The behavior it depicts is in so many ways opposite to the ethics of our community. Everything we do is based on the idea that BDSM is sex play between consenting adults who are informed in what they are doing. They are doing so not just willingly but enthusiastically. Fifty Shades of Grey is a story about a stalker with mommy issues who’s trying to work it out through his kink and who doesn’t care very much about the enjoyment and participation of his partner. That is not what we’re about. As such, I think it presents a very dangerous misconception. Another dangerous misconception that it repeats is that people who are interested in various kinds of power exchange-based sex play are all child abuse victims who are trying to engage in DIY psychotherapy. That’s not a way you can accurately characterize what now numbers hundreds of thousands—if not millions—of people.

http://ow.ly/KgnXK

Before there was Christian and Ana, there was the Story of O. Author Ernest Greene reimagines the bondage classic from the other side of the whip

03/09/2015

Trying to choose photos to share from our launch party celebrating The Illustrated Master of O... but not finding many that are Facebook-safe!.. Such a Kink-World Problem.

30 Minutes Left! Live Auction - 12 Fine-Art Pints from Illustrated Master of O http://ow.ly/JZk79 @TheMasterOfO @Ninalan...
03/07/2015
The Illustrated Master of O

30 Minutes Left! Live Auction - 12 Fine-Art Pints from Illustrated Master of O http://ow.ly/JZk79 @TheMasterOfO @Ninaland - Bid Now!!

Silent auction 'The Illustrated Master of O' hosted online at 32auctions.

Under NO circumstances are campaigns of violent threats against women "jokes." Best wishes to Brianna Wu and others who ...
02/25/2015
Man Who Terrorized Brianna Wu For Months Says He Was Just Kiddin Around

Under NO circumstances are campaigns of violent threats against women "jokes." Best wishes to Brianna Wu and others who have to face this kind of online intimidation.
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Wu isn't laughing.

"If you look at the history of people who do actually get prosecuted for threatening women," she told Jezebel by phone this morning, "invariably when it goes to court they say, 'Hey, hey this was just a joke." She points to the case of Peter Nunn, a British Twitter troll who went to prison this year for threatening a female MP with funny jokes like, ""If you can't threaten to rape a celebrity, what is the point in having them?"

"My goal from the beginning has been to introduce consequences into this equation," Wu says. "In Grand Theft Auto, I can blow up helicopters and police cars and nothing happens. In the same way, gamers think they can threaten to murder women and nothing will happen."

When Wu originally began trying to find "Connors" and pursue criminal charges against him, "I felt guilty," she says. "It was clear from the videos that this was someone suffering from mental illness. I thought they needed professional help more than prison. Now finding out this is joke by this person that redoubles my effort to put him in jail."
http://ow.ly/JE2T9

"Jace Connors," the man who made several bizarre and threatening videos about game developer Brianna Wu, has revealed to BuzzFeed news that he's actually Jan Rankowski, the member of a "provocative," as BuzzFeed puts it, cult comedy group. And he says -- wait for it -- that he's now being harassed b…

Erika Moen does a great job of bringing some nuance to the whole discussion about #50ShadesofGrey. Love it or hate it, j...
02/20/2015
50 Shades of Grey: My Kind of Trash

Erika Moen does a great job of bringing some nuance to the whole discussion about #50ShadesofGrey. Love it or hate it, just remember to tell yourself: "This is NOT my #BDSM manual." http://ow.ly/JpXmT

It’s not perfect, but it’s just a book

As Laura Antoniou says: "This book is The Story of O for the new millennium - frightening at times, with a degree of fet...
02/18/2015
beyond50covers: Master of O by Ernest Greene This... - Marketplace & More

As Laura Antoniou says:

"This book is The Story of O for the new millennium - frightening at times, with a degree of fetish that would make the Marquis and Sacher-Masoch quail with inadequacy. "

beyond50covers: “Master of O by Ernest Greene ” This book is The Story of O for the new millennium - frightening at times, with a degree of fetish that would make the Marquis and Sacher-Masoch quail...

Absurd and yet terrifying at the same time. Note that the Klan is asking for its members to leave their robes at home an...
02/15/2015
KKK issues “call to arms” over Alabama same-sex marriage ruling

Absurd and yet terrifying at the same time. Note that the Klan is asking for its members to leave their robes at home and dress like normal people.
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In a latest attempt to capitalize on political and racial controversy, a Ku Klux Klan faction from Mississippi has initiated a “Call to arms in Alabama” in response to federal courts ruling that an amendment to the state constitution banning same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.

The post, which appeared on the United Dixie White Knights’ (UDWK) website and later on Stormfront — the largest online white supremacist forum — championed Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore for defying federal courts and called for Klansmen to leave their robes behind and take to the streets in protest.
http://ow.ly/J4bbs

The hate group melts down after a federal court rules an amendment banning same-sex marriage unconstitutional

Need some hot reading for Valentine's and beyond? Our new erotic novel, Master of O, will give you far more than Fifty S...
02/13/2015
JT's Stockroom - Master of O Paperback

Need some hot reading for Valentine's and beyond? Our new erotic novel, Master of O, will give you far more than Fifty Shades of full color. Dita von Teese says:

"For me, reading Master of O evoked old feelings and also stirred new ones. The story has the quality of lived experience, elegantly yet explicitly capturing the way a certain elite likes to play. Modern erotica seems to have recently piqued interest of the mainstream, but Master of O keeps its promises!"

http://ow.ly/J2hKJ

THE TOYS IN THIS CATALOG ARE FOR USE BY CONSENTING ADULTS AS NOVELTIES, FASHION ACCESSORIES, AND SEXUAL TOYS. JT'S STOCKROOM ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR UNSAFE, IMPROPER, OR ILLEGAL USE OF THESE ITEMS.

Check out this video. It gives a thumbs up to Midori's classic book from Daedalus Publishing, "Wild Side Sex." Great to ...
02/12/2015

Check out this video. It gives a thumbs up to Midori's classic book from Daedalus Publishing, "Wild Side Sex." Great to see some good information coming into the mainstream, and acknowledgement of educators who have been working in the community for years.

@TheAtlantic made a nice little animated video examining #BDSM & then thanked me & my book "Wild Side Sex"!
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Fun animation, good info, stylish design. I'm delighted! #wildsidesex #fsog #50shades @DaedalusPub #bondage

Thinking about alternatives to Fifty Shades of Gray? This article by the Chicago Tribune gives several, inlcuding our ve...
02/05/2015
As 'Fifty Shades of Grey' hits theaters, consider these books

Thinking about alternatives to Fifty Shades of Gray? This article by the Chicago Tribune gives several, inlcuding our very own Master of O, by Ernest Greene. Here's what Keri Wigington has to say about Ernest's book:
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This modern-day adaptation is set in Los Angeles among the Hollywood elite. When O is introduced, she is already the perfect submissive, which really means she calls the shots, based on the boundaries she sets. Ray, who seems a little too squeamish, introduces her to his half-brother Steven. Ray wants to share O, who he said gets bored easily. Both male characters are more likable in Levine's version, and O is portrayed as a willing, able participant.

"Fifty Shades" makes sure to inform the reader of all details concerning consent, negotiation, hard vs. soft limits and all other ethical matters concerning a BDSM relationship. Levine skips the legalese, a move that makes the book more fun from the start; he suggests his readers take a tutorial about such matters if they are so inclined. Don't skip over the foreword if you dive into this 763-page erotic drama; it only enriches the reading experience to understand Levine's background and motive for writing the book.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/books/ct-prj-fifty-shades-of-grey-reading-20150205-story.html

The film adaptation of E.L. James' "Fifty Shades of Grey" is set to hit theaters this Feb. 13. The book has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide and it has already broken records for ticket sales: Excited moviegoers made it the highest selling R-rated film in Fandango's pre-sale history.

Check out this piece by the fabulous Rachel Kramer Bussell on why Ernest Greene's Master of O provides a "smarter and se...
02/05/2015
Meet a sexier, smarter Dom than Christian Grey

Check out this piece by the fabulous Rachel Kramer Bussell on why Ernest Greene's Master of O provides a "smarter and sexier dom" than Christian Grey:

http://citypaper.net/blogs/meet-a-sexier-dom-than-christian-grey-of-50-shades/

"What makes Master work is Greene's intimate knowledge of his subject. "The descriptions of actual BDSM activities are pretty much all taken from experience," he said. Hartley, who calls him "sir" at home, credits him with turning her on to the joys of a dominant/submissive relationship.

"In Fifty Shades, one gets the sense that Christian is grooming Ana into a preordained submissive role: She is conceding to the Red Room of Pain's torments because she loves him. But in Master, Steven and O complement each other. That's not to say they always agree, or the book wouldn't be 762 pages, but they come to BDSM from a place of mutual respect. This was vital to Greene. "O is no passive recipient of Steven's demands. He finds her so attractive precisely because she's every bit as enthusiastic about their sexual adventures as he is," he said.

Part of the problem is a dearth of truly knowledgeable kinky fiction.

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Our titles include "Wild Side S*x," by Midori; "Fe**sh S*x: A Guide for Couples" by Violet Blue; "Spirit + Flesh" by Fakir Musafar; "Urban Aboriginals" by Geoff Mains; "The Master's Manual" and "The Compleat Slave" by Jack Rinella; "Leathers*x" by Joseph Bean; and the classic "Ties That Bind" by Guy Baldwin. Check out our website for more titles.

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