The Fetters BONDAGE READER SERIES

The series aims to bring into perspective the diversity of activities too often lumped together as SM and Bondage. These modestly produced booklets are intended to spark the imagination; which doesn't mean they were written as erotic fantasy fiction, neither are they instruction manuals. Every page bubbles with ideas, questions, off-beat opinions and an un-apologetic enthusiasm for the general subject. Mainly excerpts from informal correspondence, this series offers rare insight into the wide range of stimulating alternatives available to people intuitively attracted to some area of what editor Jim Stewart describes as "The adventure playground of SM and Bondage sex."

Titles include:

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LETTERS FROM THE FETTERS FILES

This home desk-top published book explores a wide variety of bondage and SM questions and answers, ideas and problems, fantasies and realities. These are discussed informally in letters between Jim Stewart and various kink-heads around the world. (All letters are reproduced with the full consent of the contributors. Subject matter includes:

  1. A VOICE FROM THE WILDERNESS

    Typical letter from an experienced self-applied bondage player with no previous contact with the outside world. Discusses intuitive knowledge and instinctive fantasies which turn out to be textbook cliches.

  2. SPORTS EQUIPMENT AS BONDAGE

    Ex-navy technician turned on mainly by diving, skiing and other restrictive sports gear describes how he has played intensely private solo restraint-games since early childhood.

  3. HAVE DUNGEON, WILL TRAVEL

    Bondage enthusiast with ex-army ambulance equipped for indoor and outdoor games seeks male and female playmates.

  4. BONDAGE PSYCHOLOGY

    Complex and obscure thoughts on distinctions between specifically SM activities and bondage-as-an-end-in-itself from a German Thinker.

  5. SLAVE CONTRACT

    A formal agreement document which details many alternative SM activities, is to be signed by a 'Subject' contracting to surrender him/herself to a period of 'Confinement and Control'.

  6. SM CLUBHOUSE WANTED

    A group of regular game-players advertise for isolated rural premises or secure urban 'Industrial space' suitable for a wide range of SM and bondage group activities.

  7. MEDICAL INSIGHT

    Cautionary notes from a senior doctor (also an experienced SM/bondage/Leatherman) detail the dangers of some popular SM practices, as he tries to separate often-repeated fiction from harsh reality.

  8. THE MISSING LINK

    Long-time FETTERS correspondent summarizes his gradual coming-to-terms with suppressed instincts. This intensely honest story shows how unfocused frustration for years screwed up his career, marriage and self-esteem. A fascinating insight into a problem more common than most people realize.

(60 PAGES 22500 WORDS 5.50 including p&p in UK.)

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WE LOVE S&M: Criminal Confessions from Suburbia

by Sally & Malcolm Barrett.

Whatever your sexual orientation there is something in this attractive small paperback for you. Full of humor, irreverence and down-to-earth common sense the ironically titled autobiography is packed with thought-provoking information.

Married 25 years, pillars of the local darts team and bowling club Sally and Malcolm published the story of their voyage of self-discovery as a protest against the current state of the law and censorship in Britain. It follows their progress from early erotic experimentation in suburban isolation to visits to Fetish clubs in Amsterdam, New York and San Francisco.

This charmingly ordinary British couple are the reality behind the lurid tabloids mythology of so-called Bizarre Sex. In telling their story they explode a lot of myths and reveal the humanity behind what too many people consider to be the dark side of human relationships.

Witty, surprising and full of observations about the way the world perceives SM, bondage and power-exchange games.

Also included in this volume is:

  1. BACKGROUND ON SPANNER

    A detailed review of the way the British Establishment deliberately contrived to criminallize consensual S&M games in Britain;

  2. EROTIC BONDAGE - 12 Talking Points:

    A series of informal notes prepared as starting points for discussions during a college course on Human Sexuality. The aim was to identify the diversity of sexual alternatives in activities too often lumped together as S&M.

    "This deliciously light hearted tale of innocents in the wonderful world of kinkery is essential reading for people new to role play in real life, and a valuable compendium of information for the casually curious" (Fetish Times, London)

(100 PAGES 5.50 including p&p in UK.)

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SO I LIKE TO GET TIED UP ...... SO WHAT!!?

by Jim Stewart

From a very early age the author was fascinated by legends of HARRY HOUDINI. Long before he understood anything about sex he knew he liked to get tied up, tie people up and watch people getting tied up ... and he never grew out of it. This attractive 100 page paperback is aimed mainly at men still struggling to deal with guilty fantasies about physical restraint situations. A book that could save years wasted in frustration.

Subtle distinctions between S&M games and bondage-as-an-end-in-itself are discussed and many different sorts of mutually enjoyable physical restraint, endurance, control and counter-control situations are explored in detail. People who have already accepted that bondage in one of its many forms is what they're into, will discover new paths by following the author through an amazing web of alternative tracks.

People of all sexual orientations will find this modest booklet a mine of information, thought-provoking comment, ideas and alternatives.

"Buy it for your uncomprehending friends and relatives, if not for yourself." Desire magazine

"There's a Houdini hiding inside a lot of men" Bound & Gagged magazine

(94 PAGES 5.50 including p&p in UK.)

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THREE SCENARIOS: GAMES MEN PLAY

A modest home desk-top published volume, this contains three intensely sensual rather than sexual stories taken from real life: Each describes in graphic detail a suspenseful Power Exchange situation played out by well-matched opponents. Together the stories illustrate the variety of opportunities available to people attracted to the psychological as well as sensual stimulus of SM/bondage related Mind Games.

  1. BRIGHTON FRONT

    A quiet weekend alone in a British sea-side resort turns into a Mind Game. Classic tale of a man unsure of what makes him tick, but unable to resist a challenge.

  2. SCENARIO FOR A LEATHER FANTASY

    The mysterious appeal of leather as a sensual stimulator is explored in thought-provoking detail in this suspenseful game of encounter between between a New York Leatherman and an ex-army, married-with-kids stranger to the leather / bondage /SM lifestyle. Not a seduction; a dangerous game of cat and mouse - but which is the cat? Written in the style of a movie script, this scenario offers a revealing look behind the scenes of leather, role play and intense man-to-man bondage games.

  3. INITIATIVE TEST

    This factual story of an army exercise in which two trainee Commandos abduct and transport an unwilling victim fifty miles without allowing him to resist, escape or attract attention illustrates the planning and skills needed to play any physical, outdoor SM/bondage fantasy game.

    (excerpt)

(64 pages 5.50 including p&p in the UK)

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BONDAGE READER SERIES - FICTION

Erotic fiction for men who are turned on by wrapping, strapping, chaining or tying.

A series of home Desk-top published single story booklets, each approximately 10,000 words/36 pages, un-illustrated. Although sexually explicit, each story in this series has been chosen because it contains detailed information about the ways and means of imaginative physical restraint games between strong and active men.

Erotic Bondage can take many different forms. Each of the authors has a different personal preference.

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WEEKEND IN THE LIFE OF A MOTORCYCLE MESSENGER

Two main elements dominate this action drama; hospital restraints and bike leathers. These are described in loving detail by John Strickland who bikes, loves to wear leather and knows all types of leather and canvas restraints from inside and out. It involves a motorcycle messenger who visits a hospital for violent patients, is given a tour of the Old Wing and finds it more difficult to get out than it was to get in.

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TOP RIDGE FARM

The potential of agricultural rather than city lifestyle for men turned on by bondage and restraint are explored in graphic detail: Industrial clothing, wet-weather gear and living close to the earth figure largely in Jim Stewart's tough tale. He also speculates on the subtle relationship between two masculine non-gay brothers experimenting together and dealing with their emerging sexuality in the rugged Yorkshire landscape.

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MORE ADVENTURES OF A MOTORCYCLE MESSENGER

Two separate stories from John Strickland which follow the fortunes of the bike courier and the prison hospital attendant who share a passion for rough and tumble in leather, heavy rain gear. As they spring traps and surprises for one another the balance of physical power swings dramatically between two well-matched opponents.

In a very short sequel to Weekend in the Life of a Motorcycle Messenger, Chris the hospital attendant who now shares a flat with the motor-cyclist Sam, gives him a night to remember, staked out in the garden in the pouring rain. In LOCKED IN LEATHER Chris agrees to survive a full 24 hours locked inside leather from head to toes and under severe restraint. But, as often happens, the Scene does not develop exactly as planned.

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EVEN MORE STRICKLAND STORIES

Two further tales in the Strickland tradition. In PVC PACKAGE motor-cyclist Sam decides to to pick up a tough kid and introduce him to the pleasures of shiny black PVC and his lover Chris joins in the game. HI MIKE is a story in the form of two letters to a friend about the outcome of advertising for somebody who's interested in Houdini and Escape Artists.

(Xeroxed, these single book copies cost 5 each including p&p within the UK. Set of five 20.)


Jim Stewart can be reached at: jimstewartuk@hotmail.com These are available through:

Fetters International
40 Fitzwilliam Road
London SW4 0DN
United Kingdom
From the US: 001 44 171 622 1356


Price list as of March 16, 2001

New price list begins - Fetters BONDAGE READER SERIES. These modestly produced desk-top published booklets are intended to spark the imagination. This doesn't mean they were written as erotic fantasy fiction, neither are they instruction manuals, but every page bubbles with ideas, questions, off-beat opinions and an un-apologetic enthusiasm for the general subject.

ALL BOOKS AVAILABLE DIRECT FROM Jim Stewart Prices below include post and handling from the UK Special reductions for multiple title orders Fiction

WEEKEND in the life of a MOTORCYCLE MESSENGER
     by John Strickland   5.50  USA $9
MORE ADVENTURES OF A MOTORCYCLE MESSENGER
     by John Strickland   5.50      $9
TOP RIDGE FARM & OTHER STORIES
     by Jim Stewart      5.50      $9
THREE SCENARIOS: GAMES MEN PLAY
     by Jim Stewart      6.50     $10
HOUDINI CONNECTIONS
     by Jim Stewart      8.00     $10

Non-Fiction
LETTERS FROM THE FETTERS FILES
                         6.50     $10
WE LOVE S&M:  Criminal Confessions from Suburbia 
                         6.50     $10
SO I LIKE TO GET TIED UP ...... SO WHAT!!? 
                         6.50     $10