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Rebecca Joines Schinsky

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Rebecca Joines Schinsky is the executive director of product and ecommerce at Riot New Media Group. She co-hosts All the Books! and the Book Riot Podcast. Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccaschinsky.

This post is sponsored by Diary of a Submissive by Sophie Morgan available at AmazonBarnes & Noble, and wherever books and ebooks are sold.

Already an international bestseller, Diary of a Submissive is Sophie Morgan’s candid account of what an independent, 21st century woman gets out of relinquishing her power and personal freedom in a submissive relationship with a dominant man for their mutual sexual pleasure.

In the wake of Fifty Shades of Grey, here is a memoir that offers the real story of what is means to be a submissive and follows Sophie’s story as she progresses from her early erotic experiences through to experimenting with her newfound awakened sexuality.  From the endorphin rush of her first spanking right through to being collared, she explains in frank and explicit fashion her sexual explorations.  But it isn’t until she meets James, a real life ‘Christian Grey,’ that her boundaries and sexual fetishism are really pushed. As her relationship with James travels into darker and darker places, the question becomes: Where will it end? Can Sophie reconcile her sexuality with the rest of her life, and is it possible for the perfect man to be perfectly cruel?


Last week, we hit you with a big ol’ reading list for getting it on and asked you to submit your own favorite steam-it-up reads. Here’s a round-up of your suggestions from Facebook, Twitter, and email.

The Nice Girl’s Guide to Talking Dirty by Ruth Neustifter

Slow Sex: The Art and Craft of the Female Orgasm by Nicole Daedone

Sexual Healing by Barbara Keesling

The Big Book of Sex Toys by Tristan Taormino

Daily Sex: 365 Positions and Activities for a Year of Great Sex by Jane Seddon

Peep Show by Rachel Kramer Bussel

The Joy of Sex: Ultimate Revised Edition by Alex Comfort

Sexual Teachings of the White Tigress by Hsi Lai

The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships, and Other Adventures by Dossie Easton

The Gift of Sex by Clifford and Joyce Penner

Bared to You by Sylvia Day

I Love Female Orgasm: An Extraordinary Orgasm Guide by Dorian Solot

Red Hot Touch: A Head-to-Toe Handbook by Jaiya and Jon Hanauer

Passionista: The Empowered Woman’s Guide to Pleasuring a Man by Ian Kerner

Wisdom of the Body by Evelyn Eaton Whitehead and James Whitehead

Vagina: A New Biography by Naomi Wolf

How to Have Him Begging for More by Anna Maxted’s Position of the Day Playbook: Sex Every Day in Every Way 

Tickle His Pickle by Sadie Allison

Cosmo’s Steamy Sex Games