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BDSM in Literature-S01E34

BDSM in Literature-S01E34
Recorded December 3rd, 2017 / Published January 10th, 2018
  1. Welcome to Kuldrin’s Krypt I’m your host Master Kuldrin. If you are new to the show we use our combined 30 years of experience to dispel myths, get rid of stereotypes, and answer your questions about BDSM. You can call in at 865-268-4005 to leave your question or visit the Krypt at kudrinskrypt.com
  2. Rules to Love by:
      1. Safe, sane, consensual, and informed
      2. KNKI: Knowledge, No Intolerence, Kindness, Integrity
      3. “Submission is not about authority and it’s not about obedience; it is all about relationships of love and respect.” -Wm. Paul Young
  3. On this episode of the Krypt we are going to talk about BDSM in Literature, and no we’re not discussing 50 Shades but first, I have to welcome my amazing co-host, Funsize.
  4. Literature both fiction and nonfiction is a staple of civilized society.  The lifestyle is a society in and of itself and we have our literature.  Our fictions delve into our deepest fantasies and our non-fictions help us learn and share with others.  Funsize you are a huge connoisseur of the written word.  What books do you find span the scope of our world the best?  
  5. Non-fictions:
    1. The Topping and Bottoming Series
      1. This is a series of books that has been around since the mid 90’s.  Written by Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy, these books, explore the basics of each perspective in the lifestyle.  
      2. Dossie Easton also wrote the Ethical Slut which explores polyamory.  
    2. The Ultimate Guide to Kink by Tristan Taormino
      1. A very well written basics guide to everything you need to know when you first enter the lifestyle.  Of course there are a lot of interesting things to be found within these pages even if you aren’t new.  
    3. BDSM:  How to Take Your First Steps into BDSM
      1. Another great book for newbies by Scarlett Dalton.  
    4. Life, Leather, and the Pursuit of Happiness by Steve Lenuis
      1. This particular book delves into the history of leather culture and the beginnings of modern BDSM as we know it.  History is very important so this is really a must read.  
      2. You should also check out the Leatherman’s Protocol Handbook by John D. Weal.  
    5. Other nonfictions to check out when you have a moment are:
      1. Raven Kaldera’s books Power Circuits: Polyamory in a Power Dynamic, and Sacred Power, Holy Shrine.  
      2. Two Knotty Boys and Two Knotty Boys Back on the Ropes, a couple of interesting, educational, and entertaining books on learning the art of rope bondage.  
      3. Elizabeth Cramer, Kuldrin I know you love her writings just because she keeps things short and simple, which works well with your busy schedule.  She has written something like six or seven books detailing how to be a dominant and how to be a submissive.  We’re both huge fans for a reason.  
      4. And finally, Igniting the Fire:  the Art of Romantic Submission by Master Arcane.  This amazing book illustrates the BDSM dynamic through the eyes of a truly caring dominant.  I’ve personally read this book at least twenty times over.  If you want to get an idea of what you’ll be reading definitely go back and listen to the amazing interview between Kuldrin and Master Arcane.  https://kuldrinskrypt.com/s01e14
      5. There are dozens of others we could recommend but in order to keep me from talking until I’m hoarse this is the list we’re going to have to settle for today.  If you have any more suggestions feel free to join in the discussion on our Fetlife group, Kuldrin’s Krypt.  
  6. Fiction
    1. So our starting point for this particular half of the list is a rather obvious choice; the granddaddy of Sadism, the Libertine,  Marquis de Sade.  
      1. Justine explores a whole world of human sexuality, torture, imprisonment, and the duality of the justice system.  Even if it doesn’t quite explore true BDSM and power dynamics it is a wonderful read.  
      2. 120 Days of Sodom is a novel of erotic orgies.  While this sounds fun in a sense, this particular tale is all about sexual abuse, torture (not the fun kinds), and finally the slaughter of several characters involved.  
      3. There are several other works by de Sade, many of them available for free in PDF format.  It is however, important to remember while de Sade inspired the word sadism for his works on featuring pain in a sexual setting, much of what is actually portrayed is not respectful or caring.  It is in fact abusive and often non-consensual acts in vivid detail so if you can not stomach these things, be sure to skip these classics.  
    2. The Way of a Man With a Maid by anonymous is actually one of my favorites.  This novel portrays a man who is fascinated by a young woman, which leads to acts of obsession, bondage, and questionable consensual content.  It’s highly erotic but can again doesn’t accurately portray the consent necessary for anyone truly in the lifestyle.  
    3. Anne Rice’s Sleeping Beauty series illustrates the traditional tale of sleeping beauty in a more erotic light.  It truly does display certain fetishes and parts of the BDSM lifestyle.  
    4. Maya Banks the Enforcers Series, Mastered, Dominated, and Kept, are three books which mix the erotism of BDSM with more romantic notes.  Quite enjoyable.  
    5. The Kushiel’s Legacy Series by Jacqueline Carey, which set off my exploration of the lifestyle.  I read the very first novel in this series when I was only thirteen years old and when it’s subject matter was discovered it led to a talk which led me to my training years later.  It’s still one of my favorite’s not only because of the highly masochistic main character, or the erotic scenes, but also because of the political intrigue.  
    6. And finally the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series by Laurell K. Hamilton.  The series as it moves along begins to depict more of the lifestyle and even features a submissive character, Nathaniel, to explore what it’s like for some of us out there.  What’s more is that these novels, despite their fantasy/ sci-fi setting, still manage to (mostly) accurately display everything from fetish clubs, to power dynamics, to the roles of protectors.  I’m clearly a huge fan.  
  7. So these were the literary works we’ve chosen to delve into.  As we said before there are tons more to be found.   
  8. A final note or two.
    1. I’d like to thank our Executive Producer Jeremiah, Our Senior Producer Matt, Producer Missy Lynn and our Jr. Producers K-2SO, Irish Mt. Dragon and The Accidental Trucker. If you would like to become one of our show producers go to our website, https://kuldrinskrypt.com/supportme to get that information.
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NEXT WEEK’S AGENDA
  1. Next on The Krypt we are going to dive into consent. In the meantime go to kuldrinskrypt.com for shownotes, how to subscribe information, and the link to Fetlife group so you can take part in the conversation and be eligible for giveaways. While you’re there click on support us to because a patreon supporter.
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