After four years of researching digital dungeons and online communities, social researcher and author Angela Lewis emerges with a book brimming with information about sexual deviations practised everywhere – from exotic purpose built playpens to the most ordinary of suburban bedrooms. MY OTHER SELF is an intrepid anthology of the secret and sometimes bizarre sexual lives quietly practised by millions of everyday people. As these ordinary folk tell their stories it becomes obvious that the world of kinky sex is far from the exclusive domain of rock stars, movie goddesses and politicians. By relying on the anonymity provided by the internet, Dr. Lewis was able reach an extraordinary level of cooperation with the people she interviewed. Their detailed testimonials make My Other Self a unique piece of social research unparalled in its category, providing a wealth of information to those who may be curious about what goes on behind closed doors.
This provocative book explores the secret lives of those enjoying an array of sexual deviations: from leather, teeth, diapers and long fingernails, to spanking and hairy armpits. As well as real-life stories and insights, it contains explanatory background information, links to related interests, jargon and search terms and is easy for the reader to dip in and out and move around. Recommended by the counselling community, MY OTHER SELF is much more than just another book about erotica as it seeks to establish a much needed dialogue around society's understanding and acceptance of alternative sexual interests.