Welcome to the Darkside - A BDSM Primer

A Practical Guide to Help You Begin Your Journey in Discovering BDSM and Kink

Non-Fiction - Education
184 Pages
Reviewed on 03/16/2020
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Author Biography

Rajan Dominari is a well-known educator and consultant on the subject of BDSM and other relationships, and has been part of the BDSM lifestyle since his early teens.

Rajan got his start as a writer doing movie and video game reviews for publications, and giving relationship advice on various websites. He gained notoriety as a BDSM educator after starting his blog, ‘Dominant Desires’ in 2011, which went on to help thousands of people discover BDSM, learn how to build better relationships with their partners, and learn more about their communities.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Welcome to the Darkside is a work of non-fiction which labels itself as “A BDSM Primer”, and was penned by author Rajan Dominari. Written as a guidebook for those who think that they might be interested in stepping into the BDSM world for the first time, the book contains explicit language and descriptions as one might expect in order to deal with its contents. The lifestyle, practices, and roles involved in BDSM relationships and the general community are explained and explored, as well as a deeper insight into what it is that may draw a person into this particular set of behaviors, to begin with, and the satisfaction which they may gain from doing so.

Readers who have ever had any curiosity about the world of BDSM are certain to find the answers to all their questions in this very helpful and informative primer. Author Rajan Dominari has a clear passion for the subject and personal experience in the relationships and roles of the BDSM community, and this expertise shows throughout. There’s a freedom to the narrative and the prose style which offers no judgment on anyone who might be curious enough to pick up this volume, and personal touches add to the deeper insight into the pleasure and fulfillment which many people gain from BDSM practices. The guidebook also provides practical advice on communication and roles, a key feature that brings clarity to the work as a whole. Overall, Welcome to the Darkside is sure to be an essential read for anyone venturing into this new community for the first time.