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A classic exploration of niche kinks, sexual misfits and DIY fetish, now revised and updated!
Author Katharine Gates, curator of the year-long exhibition KINK at Museum of Sex, has added a new introduction, plus chapters on Cannibal Play (“Eat Me!”), Suburbs of the Foot Fetish, and more. The expanded book also includes a handy “kinkmap” – your handy guide to the erotic imagination. Versions of this map have been used in college Psychology textbooks.
Often imitated but never equaled, this book is required reading for those who understand rule #51 of the internet: If it’s out there, someone is getting off on it.
Katharine Gates is a free-range anthropologist, curator, and freelance writer based in New York’s Hudson Valley. A graduate of Yale University, she was the founder of Gates of Heck, an artists’ book publisher collaborating with Annie Sprinkle and Art Spiegelman, among others. She was the curator of the year-long exhibition “KINK: Geography of the Sexual Imagination”, at The Museum of Sex. Her articles have been published in The Village Voice and Raw Vision magazine, among others. Her kink map has been published in college psychology textbooks.