Reviewed By: Kashiko Black
April 4, 2012
Category: Polyamory, BDSM, Relationship, Dominant, Submissive, Queer
Fetishes/Kinks Found Within: Power Exchange
Back Cover Summary:
Power Circuits is an alliance between two alternative lifestyles: polyamory, or multiple open and honest romantic relationships; and power dynamics, relationships that choose to be consciously and deliberately unequal in power, such as dominant/submissive or master/slave. Both lifestyles are on the cutting-edge frontiers of romantic and sexual relating, and for a long time practitioners of both have found little sympathy in either camp. This is the first book of its kind that navigates the waters of effective polyamory and power exchanges, with many essays from the brave practitioners who swim there.
Reviewer Comments on Rating:
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Like many other books by Raven Kaldera, the subject matter is discussed comprehensively from a variety of angles to give the reader a number of ways to consider the information. The writing is clear and concise but remains entertaining and pleasurable to read. This book dares to address a tender subject for many in the alternative lifestyle by answering practical questions about the grey area of crossing polyamory with the power dynamics of BDSM relationships without villianizing those interested in that lifestyle choice. It does an excellent job of clarifying the lines between abuse and personal consent and reminds the reader that there is no clear answer outside what is personal preference. The essays included by other kinksters help to demonstrate the variety of ways one can approach and effectively combine power dynamics and multiple partners and I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking to increase their knowledge on the subject for practice or simple understanding.