A Lover’s Pinch made The Advocate’s list of “22 LGBTQ Books About Sex, Feminism, and Intersectional Desires“.
…Tupper uses his own extensive experience in the BDSM and sex-positive communities to add richness, humor, and authenticity to this fascinating book.
Thanks, Desiree Guerrero!
Many of the other books listed look like they cover different aspects of the history of sexuality.
I am proud to announce that A Lover’s Pinch is the co-winner for the Geoff Mains non-fiction book award for 2019, issued by the National Leather Association: International. My book shares this honour with The Sexually Dominant Woman: An Illustrated Guide for Nervous Beginners, written by Janet M. Hardy and published by Greenery Press.
This is the second Geoff Mains award I have won, the other being for the anthology I edited, Our Lives, Our History.
After a chance meeting with Dan Savage on the way to Kinkfest 2019 in Portland, OR, he agreed to interview me about my book for his weekly Savage Lovecast. The only hitch is that the segment with me in the for-pay Magnum edition, not the regular edition. You have to subscribe.
Evie Lupine hosted an extended discussion of A Lovers Pinch on her live video stream on March 22nd. Thanks, Evie!
A Lover’s Pinch is a deep dive that goes far beyond Leopold von Sacher-Masoch the Marquis de Sade. Admittedly, I wasn’t expected to read analyses of how religion, war, and slavery impacted our sexualities (and relevant imagery is included on some pages), but the author of this book is not afraid to broach those subjects.
I wouldn’t say that tricky subjects aren’t handled with care within these pages or that it’s un-PC, but the tone is sometimes decidedly frank. If you’re especially religious or still experience trauma from war or slavery, then A Lover’s Pinch might not be a book you wish to pick up (or you may wish to skip those specific chapters).
As part of my second trip to San Francisco for the Folsom Street Fair, I will be presenting at the Center for Sex and Culture on Saturday, September 29th, at 3pm. This includes a full presentation on the history of consensual sadomasochism, author Q&A, and personalized books for sale.
I’ve been interviewed about A Lover’s Pinch in VICE’s Tonic section. I’m getting more social media play from that than my initial announcement of the book.
After twelve years of work, it is finally in my hands in hardcover!
You can also order from Amazon, hardcover or Kindle.