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Ties That Bind is a book written by Guy Baldwin and Joseph W. Bean, and published in February 1993.
The writings of one of the most respected and knowledgeable people on the subject of SM/leather/fetish erotic style has been compiled in this book. Issues regarding relationships, the community, the SM experience, and personal transformation, as they relate to this form of erotic play, are addressed. Unlike many in the mental health field, Mr. Baldwin takes the approach that this style of erotic play can definitely be part of a healthy expression of one's sexuality. Many have benefitted from his sound advice in seminars, workshops and through his many published articles. Now, much of this man's wisdom has been published for you in this book.
This book provides examples of:
- Bondage Is Bad: Averted Trope. Guy Baldwin takes the stand that bondage is actually good.
- Internalized Categorism: Guy Baldwin has helped people to understand that BDSM does not make someone a bad person.
- Safe Word: This is one of the topics Guy Baldwin discusses in this book.