Call it an intense stimulation, unpleasant sensations, or a cathartic catalyst. Whatever you call it the reality is pain. It can be a motivating force or a consequence but in the world of BDSM it is a key to unlocking some of the most amazing experiences imaginable. Though many people who enjoy BDSM will tell you that they are not “into pain”, they forget that in almost any kind of activity in the dungeon or bedroom, pain plays a significant role. From a playful swat of an erotic spanking to an out-of-body experience brought on through an intense temporary piercing, pain can produce amazing effects.
Explored through stories drawn from actual experiences, Hardy Haberman takes readers into the world of SM through the eyes of an experienced practitioner. These safe, sane and consensual encounters illustrate the many ways pain heightens our experiences. Playing with Pain explores the often overlooked secrets of how people process pain in an erotic setting and the dynamic power exchange involved. It also explains how intense stimulation can be applied in precise and measured ways. Both the serious BDSM enthusiast and the novice alike will find a wealth of information in these stories.