Bellamy’s Clutch Suggested Reading
for New Dominants & Tops as well as submissives & bottoms looking to become more knowledgeable about BDSM. These books can be found online and where appropriate we have provided a link to it.
Note: 50 Shades of Grey by author E. L. James is complete shit. It’s a whimsical tale of copycat fiction that should not be used for any guide of BDSM. No one should be using this book to form a basis of their own BDSM ethos and experiences. Don’t… Just Don’t.
The Holy Bible, King James Version, 1611
Frankly, you probably do need some Jesus if you are even on this site. But if you are the few who did not have the awesome experience growing up with Sunday school classes and the goodness and dirtiness of the Bible.. It’s worth a read. Particularly punishments of the Old Testament.
The Better Built Bondage Book
Douglas Kent, 2007
This is a great DIY book filled with illustrations and diagrams to start creating your own BDSM equipment from home. We really like the near step by step guide to making basic BDSM toys with materials that can be found at any hardware store.
Screw the Roses, Send Me the Thorns, The Romance and sexual sorcery of sadomasochism
Philip Miller and Molly Devon, 1995
This old school text covers a variety of dynamics which is great for the beginner Dominant coming into the scene. Some parts of it are even comical as it takes a relaxed approach to exploring BDSM.
The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage
For Dominants looking to get into their first rope scenes, this is a great book. You’ll get a review of the history of Japanese bondage and it is a good reference as you explore.
The Virgin and the Beast
Philosophy In the Bedroom
Marquis De Sade
Anything by De Sade is worth a read. Afterall, he's where the term sadomasochism originated. Other works works include: Juliette(1799), Justine (1791), The 120 Days of Sodom(1785).
Sex Disasters and How to Survive Them
Charles Moser & Janet Hardy
Erotic Bondage HandBook
Lessons In Service from Charlie Trotter
Edmund Lawler & Charlie Trotter
This book is good for the more service-minded submissive.
Anne Desclos/Pauline Réage
This popular work is about a woman who is forced for become a sex slave and later coerces other women into slavery as well.
The Sleeping Beauty Quartet
Anne Rice, 1999-
This is the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty, but with an erotic twist. She becomes enslaved to her savior and must learn to submit and serve him and others.
Black Snake Moan
History of O
The Night Porter
The Girl Next Door (Warning)