I'm not exactly admitting to anything you understand, but Goliath's new little hardcover tome The History of Sexual Punishment, kinda bubbles my giblets in a way that even the best from this publisher has yet to. Not that I don't love all the Goliath titles I have expounded on in this blog, but this new book, from the Karl F. Sturer Collection and part of the Goliath’s “Digest” series is a just right for my sensibilities.
And that’s all I’m admitting to.
Across the 240 images presented here (some actual monochrome, a real collector’s treat, plus engravings, VictorianDaguerreotypes and film and digital images) we get mainly women giving and women receiving flagellation pornographic images…which is perfectly fine with me. Given that this girl-doming-girl is a mainstay of hetero-male porno, it’s no surprise that from as early as 450 BC in Greece, up through the 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th (and beyond) in the stuff represented here, we get lots of woman topping other women. Yes there are a few guys in the mix, both dom and sub, but you get the idea.
Across the book we get 30 chapters, with names like, “Erotic spanking as a consensual practice,” “The Berkley horse,” “The paddle,” and “Lesbian spanking.” Rest assured, into spanking, interested but not yet having indulged in it, or just a passing fan, a goodly amount of positions, practices and instruments are well explored here. Be you a fan of the slipper, a fanny high and exposed over a couch or lap, a teacher making clear her lesson with a cane, you get lots here to salivate over.
As we often find with Goliath, this book is presented in multi-languages. Spanish and Italian are represented in the intros with English and German the dominant languages throughout the book.
You can grab The History of Sexual Punishment, here.
As any freelancer, un-agented worker, build-your-own-brand brander knows there is a fine line between trying to get the word out about your wares and shameless (icky) self-promotion. Chris and I do our fair share here for sure, but we also try and keep a balance so anyone coming to this blog, among all the many many other blogs one could come to, will at least, maybe (hopefully) be entertained. By its very nature a blog on any site 'advertises' for that site, is promoting something in some way, so it really is a case of the tail wagging the dog we know.
This time I admit to being blatantly self-promoting by telling you about my recent publication of a book at SinCyr Publishing.
I already have a story appearing in a SinCyr anthology (see here) so I know how wonderfully the company works in releasing, promoting and in the actual creation of their tomes. My Tease and Arouse (see here and here) is now available.
Writing the wide variety of stuff that I do, fiction and non-fiction both, and certainly skipping across genres from erotica to science fiction to whatever else (a jack-off of all trades, masturbator of none) I am very happy with the short fiction in T&A and would invite you along for the ride if you are of a mind to enjoy some naughty words of this particular stripe.
At the end of the day, Chris and I, and so many authors I know, are as much flattered as thrilled to have publishers like SinCyr out there paving the path for erotic fiction and genre stuff in general. A regular traipse through my local Barnes and not-so Nobles fills me with sadness when I see how little erotica the store puts up on its shelves and how genre fiction in general seems to be dwindling ever more to puzzles, Funko figures and magazines (does anybody feel a sense that Barnes is going the way of Borders in a last ditch effort to stay open?)
Thank you SinCyr.
- R. Greco