Review: Spanking for Lovers by Janet Hardy

spankingSpanking for Lovers by Janet W. Hardy, Barbara O’Toole (Illustrations)

I was a sex educator between 1998 and 2003, running a nonprofit called Sexline Information. When I was running Sexline, I bought every single sex instruction book that I could find….because you know, reference! After I quit the sex ed business, I stopped buying sex instruction books and moved on to other interests. This is one of the first ones that I’ve bought in a decade or so. I love sex and I love getting spanked, so I’m the appropriate audience for Spanking for Lovers. Yay!

The book was written in a conversational tone, overlaid with a veneer of smart-aleck. It was like being guided by your naughty, literate sophisticated aunt. This book is educational without being didactic. To my unexpected pleasure, I loved the scrawled side notes throughout the book; they worked well and added pertinent information. The chapters were well thought out, making it easy to search for a specific topic of interest. Need to find a nifty position for your new sweetie and you? Why, it’s right under Positions!

I would have appreciated an appendix….but then I would have also appreciated Library of Congress subject headings and a call number, so you might take that request with a grain of salt! The book did a great job addressing spanking different body types and levels of fitness and agility. I particularly liked the beautiful illustrations, however I would have liked to see more variety in body type and ages represented. We need a few more fat folks and older folks!

This book is a fine addition to anyone’s sex how-to-do-it-better library!

Spanking for Lovers by Janet W. Hardy, Barbara O’Toole (Illustrations)

About Avery Cassell

Avery Cassell is a queer butch San Francisco writer, poet, cartoonist, and artist who grew up in Iran.
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