Thursday, April 14, 2011

My first Blog---WELCOME

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen--Friends in Pleasure,


I’d like to take a moment to thank you for joining me.  As I start this new Blog, I find myself excited about this new adventure where I will discover many things about writing, romance, and myself as we share and grow together.  It’s my hope to provide you with all the information you need on the topic of BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Sadomasochism) and sexuality and become your #1 Resource for all things related to this erotic and unique lifestyle; and the one you’ll recommend to all your friends and fellow writers.   

To share a little about myself, I’ve been a Clinical Sexologist and Sex Therapist for the past 13 years.  My first book won the Literary Hall of Fame Award for Best Self-help Book 2002 and since then I’ve written eight(8) more books on sexuality and relationships. Though I don’t consider myself a “romance writer”, I much prefer to read those wonderful stories then write them, I have written and published two books on BDSM “romance” under a pen name—but we’ll keep those a secret.  I also produce a television show called PLEASURE and am the Sex Expert for various radio shows such as Michael Baisden on KISS FM, and various magazines and newspapers in both English and Spanish.  I teach Psychology and Human Sexuality courses as Rutgers University and have a private practice in which I provide general counseling and Sex Therapy.  I also conduct telephone consultations and coaching.  I also created a Dominance and Submission Coaching/Therapy model to help individuals embrace their desires in this lifestyle.  I share this with you to reassure you about my qualifications in the area of BDSM and sexuality.   

In 2010, I attended Authors After Dark hosted by Stella Price because I wanted to meet and interview my favorite author, Joey W. Hill. (BTW this is an awesome event which I would recommend to everyone!)  While there, I was invited to sit on the BDSM Panel and help normalize this unique lifestyle for participants.  I was honored to join my favorite author as well as others writing in this genre.  After the Panel, I met Annie Melton, the Publisher of Etopia Press who asked me if I’d consider writing a book specifically for authors on BDSM.  A few months later, I not only wrote one but two books:     BDSM for Writers:  The Ultimate Guide to Writing Believable BDSM Romances, and BDSM The Naked Truth.  Wow…I was shocked!  I never thought my desire to meet an author would lead to publishing two new books.  It’s amazing how small the world really is and how one desire and one question can leads to so much more.  It’s only fitting that the books’ debuts occur where it all began—at the Authors After Dark 2011 event. 

As I wrote BDSM for Writers, I thought about all the wonderful possibilities and what else I wanted to share with you, as authors, and how my desire to educate others on sexuality issues could help serve you.  I came up with the idea of conducting a BDSM for Writers Conference which we are currently working on and which will be exclusively for authors, providing you with panel discussions on dominance and submission along with hands-on workshops, events, and even publisher/agent appointments.  Plus, because this is a topic near and dear to my heart, the Institute of Pleasure is hosting a writers contest on BDSM romance called Sensual Sedition.  I will provide more about the Conference and the Author’s Contest on a later blog.

For now, I just want to touch bases and get your opinion on what you’d like to see on this website. I am opening the floor (so to speak) to you and asking you to help me achieve my goal of becoming your ultimate resource on BDSM and sexuality information.  Please feel free to pose questions, comments, and ideas on what you’d like to see and discuss.  I’m also in the process of building a website for BDSM for Writers which will also provide articles, interviews, and shows on this topic and much more.  Until then, you can visit my business website  I’m currently searching for a webmaster to help me build the BDSM for Writers website and help with my main one so if you know anyone who’s GREAT and doesn’t charge you an arm and a leg—or two Spankings and a Whip (smiles) —please  refer them to me.

Once again, thank you for joining me.  I look forward to our new adventure.    

Live with passion,

Dr. Charley Ferrer

Sensual Empowerment Specialist
Clinical Sexologist, Author, Talk Show Host
Executive Director
Institute of Pleasure
(718) 916-4124 (If this link does not open, please type it in yourself) 
Books by Dr. Charley Ferrer
NEW!  BDSM for Writers: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Believable BDSM Romances
NEW!  BDSM—The Naked Truth
The Latina Kama Sutra -- Nominated for Best Sexuality Book 2006/2007
The W.I.S.E.  Journal for the Sensual Woman -- Awarded Best Self-Help Book 2002
The Passionate Latina:  In Our Own Words
Sex Con Sabor Latina (A play)

In Spanish:
NEW!  La Latina Kama Sutra: El Guía  Absoluto Para Citas, Sexo, y Placeres Eróticos
Para La Mujer Sensual – Best Self-Help Book 2002
New Books Coming soon:
Sexploring:  30-Days to a Better Sex Life 
Body & Soul:  An Intimate Look at Black Men's Sexuality 
Sex Repairs :  The Quick Fix to Women’s Sexual Problems
The Latin Lover:  The Truth About Religion, Sex, & Machismo 

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