In 1994, "The Mistress Manual" was born as a simple pink guidebook self-published by a long-term and experienced dominant woman. She moved on to other efforts, and the book fell out of print -- much to the disappointment of thousands of eager and hopeful submissive men and dominant women. Now, Greenery Press has brought this underground classic back to life in an updated second edition. The perfect reading for the woman or man who has completed "Sexually Dominant Woman" and is looking for more information, "The Mistress Manual" covers everything from establishing your authority to exerting discipline.
“The Mistress Manual: A Good Girl’s Guide to Female Dominance” is an instruction handbook by Mistress Lorelei, published by Greenery Press. Its focus is on heterosexual female dominance, but much of the information can be adapted to other gender play scenarios. Written by Lorelei, an experienced lifestyle Dominatrix and feminist, it provides information to women “at all levels of the art”. In Part One: Becoming a Mistress, Lorelei encourages women (and men) to embrace their “shadow selves”, the sides that are denied them in everyday life, but ones they can experience through fantasy. Part Two: The Mistress in Action discusses practical ways to assert one’s dominance, the art of discipline and the skills one needs to become a successful Domme including various techniques including spanking and flagellation, bondage, humiliation and forms of control. In Part Three: The Five Archetypal Fantasies, Lorelei introduces the main role playing models: Nursemaid, Governess, Queen, Amazon and Goddess and what part these play in fulfilling fantasies. The Mistress Manual has a wealth of information, much more than can be covered in a short review. It is well written, with an emphasis on the psychological as well as the physical aspects of D/s. It is an excellent read that has plenty to offer for both novices and seasoned pros.