Spankingest S/M Publisher
Readers with a penchant for pain can find solace (and strap-ons) in the oeuvre of Emeryville's Greenery Press, a teensy publishing house (not that size matters) that aims to please a highly specialized audience -- even if pleasing means poking, pinching, and dripping hot wax on bare flesh. Want to curl up, all tied up, with a good book? Think kink: Titles on offer include Flogging; The Compleat Spanker; Miss Abernathy's Concise Slave Training Manual; The Toybag Guide to Dungeon Emergencies and Supplies; The Toybag Guide to Foot and Shoe Worship (by Cal-grad dominatrix Midori, a Greenery favorite); and Intimate Invasions: The Erotic Ins and Outs of Enema Play, in which author M.R. Strict explains more about those handy bags than you ever thought you'd learn from a book. The company was founded some fourteen years ago by Janet Hardy, who derived its name from her own pseudonym, Lady Green, which she used for her writings (she is the author of The Toybag Guide to Canes and Caning, among others) until her kids were grown and out of school.