By Clarisse Thorn

There's an immense tradition of fellows who exchange guidance, tips, and strategies for seducing ladies. in the final half-decade or so, those underground "pickup artists" have burst into the preferred attention, aided by means of Neil Strauss’s bestselling ebook The Game and VH1’s hit fact convey The Pick-Up Artist. a few males within the seduction neighborhood are sleazy misogynists who wish not anything greater than strength and regulate. a few are shy wallflowers who have no idea the way to say hello to a woman. the single factor all of them have in universal is a riding have to allure women.

Clarisse Thorn, a feminist S&M author and activist, spent years getting to know those men. She saw their discussions, watched them in motion, and discovered their concepts. via the top of all of it, she'd given a lecture at a seduction conference and made up our minds opposed to turning into the subsequent nice courting trainer. In Confessions of a Pickup Artist Chaser, Clarisse tells the tale of her time between those Casanovas, in addition to her personal unorthodox reports with intercourse and relationships. She examines the conflicts and harmonies of feminism, pickup artistry, and the S&M neighborhood. such a lot of all, she deconstructs and reconstructs our perspectives on intercourse, love, and ethics — and develops her personal grand idea of the game.

Find Clarisse's web publication at clarissethorn.com, or persist with her on Twitter @ClarisseThorn.

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