The author and publisher do not advocate practicing any of the activities listed herein.
Many are dangerous and some lethal.
People who choose to engage in these activities do so at their own risk.
This book is dedicated to Mark, Matilda, Martin, Linda, Peter, Alex, Aaron, Joseph, Adrian, and Nelson, the special friends who helped me survive both the earthquake and the death of my mother while trying to complete this book.
A special thanks goes to the people who helped me compile information for this book. In addition to my editors they are Diego, Michael, Tanith, Joe, Grant, Vinci, Bruce, Ron, Enrique, Janet, Russ, Cheryl, MD, Jamie, Doug, Stephen, Angela, Erich, Crimson, Robert, Wayne, Jay, Pete, Mark, Jim, Barry, David, Ted, Robert, Jonathan, Dan, Katheryn, Phil, Allen, Steve, Tim, Steve, Mark, Karen, Bernie, Michael, John, Ann, Bruce, Brad, Dwight, Susan, Paul, Lorna, David, Israel, Joseph, Hal, John, Nawana, Rick, Walter, Pat, Jack, Dwight, Carol, Tim, Chaz, Joanna, The Society of Janus, The Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, Skin II, Mad Dog Tattoo, Platinum Films, Fetish Times, Back Drop Club, Club Mud, British Museum Library, Mother Goose Productions, QSM, Katharsis, San Francisco Sex Information Switchboard, Stanford Lane Medical Library, The Gauntlet, Mr. S, Romantasy Boutique, Desmodus, Inc.
Many of the terms in this encyclopedia were coined by Dr. John Money and this special acknowledgement is given to him in gratitude for the many accomplishments he has made in the science of sexology. A list of his terms can be found under “Sexology.”
Members of the Editorial Board have generously agreed to review selected entries relating to areas in which they have personal expertise. They do not in any way endorse the material presented here or guarantee its accuracy. The opinions expressed in this book are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or values of individual advisors.
KIMBERLEY RUFER-BACH is a freelance writer, editor, and literary consultant based in Boulder Creek, California. She writes for magazines, newspapers, and businesses. Her work includes the text of The First Men in the Moon Math, a best-selling educational computer game. Egyptology is one of her main interests and she contributes to KMT, A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt. Kimberley is currently writing a novel which is set in ancient Egypt.
BRAD BUNNIN has practiced law in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1966. For more than a decade, he’s concentrated exclusively on publishing law, representing hundreds of writers and over three dozen publishers throughout North America. Brad is principal author of The Writer’s Legal Companion (Addison-Wesley, 1988), and he’s taught publishing law at the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley.
MICHAEL DECKER is a vice president of the National Leather Association, Seattle Chapter. He lectures nationally on the S/M circuit and is thoroughly committed to sexual education. He is currently gathering material for a comprehensive compendium for psychologists interested in his particular field of expertise.
J. PAUL FEDOROFF, M.D., F.R.C.P.(C), is a staff psychiatrist in the Forensic Division of the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, Associate Psychiatrist with the Neuropharmacology Division of the Toronto Western Hospital, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Canada. He has published and lectured extensively in the areas of neuropsychiatry and sexual disorders.
FLASH GORDON, M.D., F.A.C.E.P. Dr. Gordon is a San Francisco physician. He worked with the Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic from 1978 through 1990, and was Medical Director of the Medical Section there from 1985 through 1990. He was the Emergency Medicine Residency Director at San Francisco General Hospital from 1978 through 1980, and was active in emergency medicine from 1976 through 1988. He is a columnist in CityBike Magazine, the Northern California Motorcycle monthly, and recently compiled a selection of his columns into a book entitled Blood, Sweat, and Gears. Dr. Gordon founded the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of Doctors Ought to Care, better known as D.O.C. He also founded H.E.A.R. (Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers). He is Chairman of the Board of the Haight Ashbury Switchboard, and hosts the Medical Conference on the W.E.L.L., an electronic community based in Sausalito. Dr. Gordon’s personal interests are diverse.
CONRAD HODSON is a “kinky” blacksmith, a native of Oregon, and has been an S/M player for 18 years. He lives in Eugene with his lover of 25 years, who was also his first play partner. He feels strongly that no one else should have to take as long as he did to find out how S/M really works, and is committed to education and outreach about safe, sane, and consensual play. He is the president of the Oregon Guild Activists in S/M and has served two terms on the Council of the National Leather Association.
JOHN JOSS is an experienced television and radio broadcaster, director, writer, and author of several fiction and nonfiction books. John graduated from the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. He was also an actor in London’s theaters and today writes teleplays and scripts. John’s interests are diverse. He flies everything from gliders to fighter jets, races motorcycles, and devotes time to assist writers with grammatical editing.
H. MARTIN MALIN, PH.D., FACCS, is Associate Professor of Clinical Sexology at the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality and Consulting Clinical Sexologist at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Sexual Disorders Clinic. He is President of Sexology Associates, Inc., a private practice specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of paraphilic sexual disorders and gender identity/role concerns. Dr. Malin is a Diplomate of the American Board of Sexology, a Board Certified Sex Therapist and Clinical Supervisor, and a Life Clinical Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists, a member of AASECT, SSSS and numerous other professional societies.
KAREN MENDELSOHN came out as an S/M player in 1986. She has been coordinator of the Society of Janus and an officer of the National Leather Association. In 1989 she founded QSM which gives classes in San Francisco on all aspects of domination and S/M play. QSM has also held art exhibits, readings, and video screenings of S/M artwork.
LORNA MEYER holds advanced degrees from Vanderbilt University and Stanford in religious studies with minors in anthropology and art history. Lorna has extensive knowledge of foreign cultures.
JAMES DAVID-PETER MURPHY, PH.D. Dr. Murphy holds a doctorate in psychology, and specializes in the field of psychopathology. He has training in massage therapy, Chinese acupuncture and acupressure. He founded and directs Night-Thunder, Incorporated, a centre for intense internal transformational therapy. There he practices as a psychoneuroimmunologist.
FAKIR MUSAFAR is known worldwide for his forty plus years of research and for his personal practice of primitive body decoration and rituals. Fakir’s views have been expressed in the 1986 film Dances Sacred & Profane (released on home video as Bizarre Rituals), his own book Body Play, Re/Search Publication’s Modern Primitives (Fakir coined this term in 1979 to describe himself and a few kindred spirits), in Mark Thompson’s Leatherfolk, and in numerous issues of Piercing Fans International Quarterly (PFIQ) magazine. He currently publishes his own magazine Body Play & Modern Primitives Quarterly for those who view their bodies as living canvases to decorate and living clay to sculpt. A shaman, master piercer and body modifier, Fakir played a significant part in the revival of body piercing, branding and other body-related practices for purposes of spiritual exploration, rites-of-passage, healing and reclaiming the body.
Born Roland Loomis in 1930, Fakir was born a depression baby in Aberdeen, South Dakota. He studied electrical engineering and has a B.S.E. degree from Northern State University (South Dakota), plus an M.A. degree in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. For many years he held executive positions in San Francisco advertising agencies and operated his own agency where he specialized in high-tech advertising and marketing for Silicon Valley industries. Currently, Fakir is a popular speaker at universities, colleges and to special interest groups. He is Director of the Insight Institute and publishes unusual books and periodicals as Insight Books. In addition, he conducts workshops on Ecstatic Shamanism and offers private shamanic journeys, body piercings, or brandings in a ritual context. Fakir also likes to do ritual performance in galleries and theaters. He is married to French-born Carla who is also a collaborator in his workshops and performances.
JOAN A. NELSON, M.A. (PSY.), ED.D. (Human Sexuality), is a sex educator and clinical sexologist in private practice in San Francisco. Her published research attempts to describe the phenomenon of intergenerational sexuality—including nonproblematic as well as problematic relationships. Ms. Nelson’s relevant publications include: “The impact of incest: factors in self-evaluation,” a chapter in the book Childhood Sexuality, New Findings/New Perspectives (1981); “A new look at incest,” Forum Magazine (Aug. 1980); “Incest: self-report findings from a nonclinical sample,” The Journal of Sex Research (Nov. 1986); “Fear of sexual intimacy: an integrative clinical approach emphasizing learned inhibition as an etiological factor,” Journal of Sex Education and Therapy (Vol. 13, 1987); and “Intergenerational sexual contact: a continuum model of participants and experiences,” Journal of Sex Education and Therapy (Vol. 15, 1989).
MICHAEL PERRY, PH.D. is a licensed therapist with a private practice in Encino, California. He specializes in sexual concern therapy, relationship counseling and surrogate therapy, has a number of teaching credentials and is Board Certified by the American College of Sexologists. He is past president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex, Los Angeles Chapter, and now serves on the National Board. He produces audio and video programs on sexuality. Michael’s most recent project, Sex: A Lifelong Pleasure is a complete sexual self-help video series now in international distribution, produced by Lenox Holding of Amsterdam. Michael is also an author, an international speaker, and a radio and television personality. Michael has appeared on Geraldo, Sonya Live, Larry King Live, Hard Copy, and the Playboy channel. He has written many articles on sexual issues, including the G-spot, female sexual health, sex and drugs, and sex education. He has co-authored the book Marriage and the Family in the Year 2020 and was an editor for Handbook of Sexology, Volume VII, “Childhood and Adolescent Sexology.” Michael, before becoming a sexologist, spent 11 years studying for the priesthood.
VIRGIL PLACE, M.D. has specialized in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, and Pharmacology. After receiving his M.D. degree from Johns Hopkins, he did his internship and biochemical fellowship at Presbyterian Hospital, Chicago, and completed his training at the Mayo Clinic. Private practice gave way to clinical pharmaceutical research at Lederle, Syntex, and ALZA. Key involvement in developing hormone skin patches for women and men brought focus to the sexual problems related to hormone deficiency. He has emphasized treatment of male impotence by noninvasive pharmacologic therapy for the past five years. He has formed a new company, VIVUS, Inc., whose sole focus is optimizing therapy of impotence. Such efforts emphasize need for both partners to achieve maximal satisfaction through peak male performance.
GRANT C. RIDDLE is a technical manager by vocation and a writer by avocation. His articles on social/sexual subjects have been published in the medical journal Sexuality & Disability (1988), Fascination (1985), and OverGround (1991). His book Amputees & Devotees (1989) broke through the socially correct “conspiracy of silence” which surrounds the social/sexual concerns of disabled people specifically as they apply to amputees. His recent effort was co-authoring the autobiography of a woman parole officer who had been involved in the tumultuous events which surrounded the parole of the rapist/mutilator Lawrence Singleton in 1987, but it seems that, due to the extreme revulsion of the nature of that crime, he has encountered difficulties in locating a publisher willing to produce the book.
JAMES M. RODRIGUES, JR. has been a police officer with the San Jose Police Department in California for the past ten years. He worked as an investigator assigned to the Child Exploitation Detail for three and one-half years. As part of his assignment Detective Rodrigues worked undercover contacting and identifying pedophiles and child molesters involved in the sexual exploitation of children. Detective Rodrigues had occasion to work undercover and be contacted by a person interested in making a “snuff film,” where a young boy was to be kidnapped, sexually assaulted, and ultimately murdered on film. These acts were never completed; however, the ensuing investigation lasted ten months and gave Rodrigues in-depth background in this area. Detective Rodrigues’ experiences have given him unique insight into this sub-culture from which he has given the author guidance in this topic.
K.C. ROURKE has always been interested in people. She has explored herself and her fellow humans physically, emotionally and sensually through several “adult-oriented” occupations; she reads extensively about how people think, feel and act; she has learned much from thousands of assorted personal encounters. In the late 1960s she joined BackDrop Club and explored the role of power dynamics in sex and in life. She has since found great satisfaction in becoming the slave of a skilled and understanding Master. She has also found a compatible husband, and spends her time creating a comfortable discreet space where people with fetish/fantasy interests can play.
ED SARGENT, M.D. is a family physician in Oregon who has in the course of his practice provided medical care to some in the S/M community.
GREG SAWIN is a medical editor at ALZA Corporation (Palo Alto, CA) and has a B.A. in psychology from San Francisco State University (1979). He is also a director of the International Society for General Semantics (Concord, CA) and writes the “Dynamics of Thought and Behavior” feature in the ISGS quarterly journal Et cetera. One of his other interests is anthropology.
KRISTINA STONE, M.F.C.C. received her Masters in Counseling from the University of San Francisco and has studied in the field of Human Sexuality. She is presently in private practice as a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counselor in Los Gatos, California. She and her husband, Steve Stone, reside in Saratoga, California.