Footnotes on this site use a short form of citation.  For complete information on a source, refer to this list.

In addition, I am listing books  at Goodreads, with reviews.

1.     Akin, Jimmy. “Stunner! Pope Practiced Self-Mortification.” National Catholic Register, 2010.
2.     Allione, Tsultrim. Women of Wisdom. Snow Lion Publications, 2000.
3.     Ambrosio. “Information for Professionals Confronted With Erotic Power Exchange.” Ambrosio’s BDSM Site. (accessed February 1, 2016).
4.     American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Third Edition, Revised. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association, 1987.
5.     Anderson, Reb. Being Upright: Zen Meditation and the Bodhisattva Precepts. Rodmell Press, 2001.
6.     Barreno, Maria Isabel. The Three Marias: New Portuguese Letters. Doubleday, 1975.
7.     Baumeister, Roy. Masochism and the Self. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1989.
8.     Beauvoir, Simone de. The Second Sex. Translated by H.M. Parshley. New York: 1974.
9.     Belenky, Mary Field, Blythe Clinchy, Nancy Goldberger, and Jill Tarule. Women’s Ways of Knowing: The Development of Self, Voice, and Mind. Basic Books, 1988.
10.     Belenky, Mary Field, Nancy Rule Goldberger, Jill Mattuck Tarule, and Blythe Mcvicker Clinchy. Knowledge, Difference, and Power: Essays Inspired By Women’s Ways of Knowing. Basic Books, 1998.
11.     Berman, Morris. The Reenchantment of the World. Cornell University Press, 1981.
12.     Blanch, Andrea. “The Problem of Feminine Masochism.” Cornell Journal of Social Relations 9 (1), no. 1 (1974): 1-15.
13.     Boucher, Sandy. Turning the Wheel: American Women Creating the New Buddhism. Beacon Press, 1993.
14.     Brazier, David. Zen Therapy: Transcending the Sorrows of the Human Mind. Wiley, 1997.
15.     Britton, Bryce. The Love Muscle. Plume, 1982.
16.     Califia, Pat. Sapphistry: The Book of Lesbian Sexuality. Talahasse, FL: Naiad Press, 1980.
17.     Caplan, Paula J. The Myth of Women’s Masochism. 1st ed. New York: Dutton Adult, 1985.
18.     Card, Claudia. “Consensual Sadomasochism: Charting the Issues.” Feminist Reprise. (accessed Februay 1, 2016).
19.     ________. “Consensual Sadomasochism: Charting the Issues.” In Lesbian Choices, New York: Columbia University Press, 1995.
20.     Christ, Carol P. Womanspirit Rising: A Feminist Reader in Religion. HarperOne, 1992.
21.     Cowan, Lyn. Masochism: A Jungian View. Dallas: Spring Publications, 1982.
22.     Crenshaw, Theresa L. The Alchemy of Love and Lust. Putnam Adult, 1996.
23.     ________. The Alchemy of Love and Lust: How Our Sex Hormones Influence Our Relationships. Putnam Adult, 1996.
24.     Cross, Patricia and Matheson, Kim. “Understanding Sadomasochism: An Empirical Examination of Four Perspectives.” Journal of Homosexuality 59 (2), no. 2 (2006): 133-136.
25.     Cutler, Bert. “Partner Selection, Power Dynamics, and Sexual Bargaining in Self-Defined Bdsm Couples.” PhD, Northern Illinois University, 2003.
26.     Donaldson, Stephen R. A Man Rides Through. Del Rey, 2003.
27.     ________. The Mirror of Her Dreams (Mordant’s Need, Book 1). Del Rey, 2003.
28.     Easton, Dossie, and Janet W Hardy. Radical Ecstasy: Sm Voyages to Transcendence. San Francisco: Greenery Press.
29.     ________. The New Topping Book. Emeryville, CA: Greenery Press, 2001.
30.     Eisler, Riane. Sacred Pleasure: Sex, Myth, and the Politics of the Body. Harper Collins, 2002.
31.     Elgin, Suzette Haden. The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense At Work. Prentice Hall Press, 2000.
32.     Flinders, Carol L. At the Root of This Longing: Reconciling a Spiritual Hunger and a Feminist Thirst. HarperOne, 1999.
33.     Foucault, Michel. “Sex, Power and the Politics of Identity.” In Ethics: Subjectivity and Truth, edited by Paul Rabinow, 163 – 173. New York: The New Press, 1994.
34.     Games, Alex. Balderdash and Piffle: One Sandwich Short of a Dog’s Dinner. Vol. 2 of Balderdash and Piffle. London: BBC Books, 2007.
35.     Glucklich, Ariel. Sacred Pain: Hurting the Body for the Sake of the Soul. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
36.     Goleman, Daniel. Emotional Intelligence: Why it Can Matter More Than Iq. Bantam, 1997.
37.     Harrington, Lee. Sacred Kink: The Eightfold Paths of Bdsm and Beyond. Raleigh, NC: Mystic Productions, 2009.
38.     Hayden, Dorothy.Masochism as a Spiritual Journey.” 2011.
39.     Henkin, William A. “A Union of Love: Creativity, Transformation, and Identity.” (accessed 6/26/2016.
40.     Horney, Karen. New Ways in Psychoanalysis. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co, 1947.
41.     James, William. The Varieties of Religious Experience. New York: Penguin Books, 1958.
42.     Johnson, Robert A. We: Understanding the Psychology of Romantic Love. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1988.
43.     Kendrick, Keith. “Sadomasochism Isn’t What it Used to be Or
Why Would Anyone Participate in S/m.” (accessed 6/26/2016, 2016).
44.     Klein, Anne Carolyn. Meeting the Great Bliss Queen: Buddhists, Feminists, and the Art of. see notes for publisher info, 1995.
45.     Kornfield, Jack. A Path With Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life. Bantam, 1993.
46.     Krafft-Ebing, Richard von. Psychopathia Sexualis. New York: Rebman Company, 1944.
47.     Kutchins, Herb, and Stuart A Kirk. Making Us Crazy: Dsm: The Psychiatric Bible and the Creation of Mental Disorders. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1997.
48.     Lady Wyllo. “Mental Orgasm: The Phenomenon of Brain Sex; a Personal Journey.” Simply Service. (accessed 5/18/2014, 2014).
49.     Lessing, Doris. The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four and Five (Canopus in Argos: Archives). Flamingo, 1994.
50.     Levine, Judith. Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children From Sex. Da Capo Press, 2003.
51.     Levine, Peter A. Waking the Tiger : Healing Trauma : The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences. North Atlantic Books, 1997.
52.     Marcus, Maria. A Taste for Pain: On Masochism and Female Sexuality. Translated by Joan Tate. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1981.
53.     Mint, Pepper. “Toward a General Theory of Bdsm and Power.” Freaksexual.
54.     Money, John. Gay, Straignt, and in-Between: The Sexology of Erotic Orientation. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.
55.     MsIn10sity. “Subspace: Falling Or Floating Or Something Else?” (accessed 5/26/2016.
56.     Noble, Kathleen. Sound of a Silver Horn. Fawcett, 1994.
57.     Phillips, Anita. A Defense of Masochism. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1998.
58.     Piercy, Marge. The Moon is Always Female. Knopf, 1980.
59.     Pipher, Mary. Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls. Riverhead Trade, 2005.
60.     Réage, Pauline. The Story of O. Olympia Press, 1954.
61.     Restak, Richard. “‘Empathic Civilization’: Our Brains Were Built for Feeling Each Other’s Pain.” The Huffington Post.
62.     Robinson, Marilynne, and Sarah – interviewer Fay. “Marilynne Robinson, the Art of Fiction No. 198.” The Paris Review (186), no. 186 (2008):
63.     Sacher-Masoch, Leopold Ritter von. Venus in Furs : A Novel ; Letters of Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch and Emilie Mataja. Translated by Uwe Moeller, and Laura Lindgren. New York: Blas Books, 1989.
64.     Samois. Coming to Power. 2nd ed. Alyson Books, 1982.
65.     Savage, Jon. The Kinks. London: Faber and Faber, 1984.
66.     Savage, Linda E. Reclaiming Goddess Sexuality: The Power of the Feminine Way. Hay House, 1999.
67.     Shainess, Natalie. Sweet Suffering: Woman as Victim. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985.
68.     Shaw, Miranda. Passionate Enlightenment. Princeton University Press, 1995.
69.     SlaveMaster. “Sm as Spiritual Path.” Bornslaves. (accessed January 30, 2016).
70.     Thorn, Clarisse. “There it is.” (accessed 1/31/2016.
71.     Tyler, Anne. The Accidental Tourist: A Novel (Ballantine Reader’s Circle). Ballantine Books, 2002.
72.     Uribarri, Jaime. “Christians in Philippines Celebrate Good Friday By Recreating Crucifixion of Jesus.” NY Daily News, 2011.
73.     Wikipedia contributors. “Queer.” Wikipedia. (accessed 1/30/2016, 2016).
74.     Wile, Douglas. Art of the Bedchamber: The Chinese Sexual Yoga Classics Including Women’s Solo Meditation Texts. State Univ of New York Pr, 1992.
75.     Wooden, Cindy. “Pope John Paul Practiced Self-Mortification.” National Catholic Reporter, 2010.