Sophie Morgan is an independent woman with a successful career in journalism. Underneath her perfectly 'average' exterior though, is a sexual submissive. In this expressive memoir she recounts her introduction to a dominant and submissive relationship, BDSM and kink.
Open-hearted and open-minded, this real-life story takes you on a journey of discovery and sexual development in intimate detail. Sophie's autobiography guides you through her experimentation as she shares with you every high, low and orgasm along the way.
Sophie Morgan's candid and no-holds-barred discussion of her mental and physical journey allows the reader to connect with her in a way that few books offer. Her matter-of-fact and unpretentious style are a refreshing change to the usual tone of voice found in bondage-themed books, making it a must-read for curious readers and lifestylers alike.
Passionate, erotic, titillating and emotionally frank, these memoirs have everything you would expect from a real-life story.
Paperback. 314 pages.
"I had often wondered what a good hard spanking would feel like. But in a million years I would never have expected it to feel like this.
It was painful, obviously. A lot more than I was expecting - you can tell I'm of the generation that didn't get corporal punishment in school. The air whooshed from my lungs with each impact for the first few hits, and all I could think of was how much it hurt - definitely not the sexy paddling of my secret fantasies. In a panicked inner monologue I was trying to decide whether to put a stop to it proactively or just try and withstand it until he moved on when, suddenly, the sensation changed, blossomed almost. It still hurt, but the sting of my arse melted to a pleasurable ache in the seconds after the impact and, as the adrenaline pumped through me, suddenly even the pain of the initial hits was blurring with the warmth of the pleasure I was getting out of it."
- Author: Sophie Morgan
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Penguin Classic
The Diary of a Submissive by Sophie Morgan 9 out of 10 (24 reviews) Write your own review
If you want to read about real D/s play
Reviewed: 08 March 2014 by Laveila, a Straight Single Female
After reading 50 Shades of Grey I was bit worried about reading another erotica book as it seems it triggered lot of similarly themed books to be written and I was not too keen to read something similar to 50 Shades. The reason I decided to go for the Diary of a Submissive was simple, I wanted to read about experience of someone, who tried it for themselves, without the need to go into the psychically damaged motivation to try D/s play. Personal experience aspect is what I enjoyed about Over the Knee, where I also suspect the author has personal experience of being spanked, which allowed for better insight and more realistic story with some really interesting spanking scenes.
I really enjoyed reading the book because I could see the development in personality and I could also see the struggle to accept the enjoyment of the play, although I could also see the uncertainty and even struggle to accept the dominance, as Sophie slowly developed enjoyment of the D/s play.
This is something I could easily identify myself with, when I went through this stage few years back. I also started to develop a bit of interest as I was growing up in my teenager years, but did not fully go into it until my early 20s. Although I have to say that unlike Sophie I have far lower threshold of what I am willing to try in terms of amount of pain, submission and I admit I am not into humiliation at all, although I know some people really enjoy the mind play too. I also am switch and I lately tend to go more for the Dom role rather than being the sub.
Nevertheless this book was really well written with lot of insights into the dynamics of D/s play, not so much of insight into a real long term relationship, explaining some of the basics of the play from both mental and physical perspective from someone, who was very willing to try and who enjoys it, even if they sometimes hate it at the same time.
The book is well written, it keeps the reader´s attention through the book, but I can see that some people may be put off by some of the scenes described in the book, depending on what is too much for you. I may have far lower threshold for D/s play and I would definitely not go into some of the play described in the book or I would not enjoy the amount of spanking Sophie does, but I was still captivated by the story and the character development.
I am actually currently reading the sequel to this book, which does show I do think that this book is good.
- Well written, good insight into D/s play. Written from personal experience.
- Some scenes could be too much for some.
- Bottom line
- If you want to know how D/s play works, you may give this try.
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