For those readers who are curious, yes, much of this story is true. The sex scenes are fictionalized to a large degree. Sidney did have her first orgasm after trying bondage and spanking with her husband, her first G-spot orgasm in the same way as in the book, and the Shibari scene is also based on fact.
Her past is also substantially correct, including the rape as a teenager. Some of the romantic facts are also true. (spoilers removed here) Many of the trials of their relationship and mishaps involving BDSM are from real life as well.
Leia and Cari wish to emphasize, however, that as the title suggests, everyone is different. Don’t take this book as a blueprint for yourself. Make your own way in life. Don’t be discouraged by naysayers from a path that you believe is the right one for you. Do no harm to others in your pursuit of happiness. Safe, sane, and consensual, as always.
If you'd like to see a removed scene, the cucumber one which Leia made me take out! :D
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews Recommended Read
"Based on a true story, 31 Flavors delves into the lives of two real people discovering how BDSM fits into their lives. It’s serious, funny, sad, and HOT all wrapped up in a wonderful story with very relatable characters."
There are some things in life you have to try before you know how they will affect you.
After 5 years of awful sex, I was ready. Bondage and spanking had always featured in my fantasies, and one day, I convinced my husband to try them. That day was a turning point.
Ice cream comes in many flavors and that’s us too -- not vanilla, maybe not Rocky Road either. We can be a combination or make up our own and no one has the right to judge us.
But there will always be one question that tears at my soul: Will my husband, Nick, ever be happy with what I crave?