Since the mid-70’s Hardy has been active in the leather community and a member of many BDSM/Fetish organizations including Dallas Motorcycle Club, Leather Rose Society, NLADallas, Discipline Corps and a founding member of Inquisition-Dallas. Considering himself a “Pain Technologist” he specializes in CBT and has an unusual fondness for clips clamps and clothespins, as well as more esoteric SM play. Professionally he is a filmmaker. His documentary on the leather lifestyle “LEATHER” has won numerous awards and appeared in festivals around the world, and his latest film, “Out of the Darkness, The Reality of SM” is currently being used by health care professionals around the world. His non-leather projects include the documentary “The Big Fair” a look inside the State Fair of Texas, which is soon to be distributed.
Outside his filmmaking, he is a gay political activist, author & speaker on aspects of the SM/Leather scene. His first book “The Family Jewels, A guide to male genital play and torment” is available at bookstores everywhere.
He was awarded NLAI’s Man of the Year award in 1999 and in 2007 he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Leather Association International. Since April, 1995, he and his boy Patrick have been living together in Dallas with their Feline Mistresses, Elvira and Samantha and newcomer Jack-The-Cat.
Soul of a Second Skin: The Journey of a Gay Christian Leatherman
by Hardy Haberman
Price: $16.95
Paperback: 126 pages
ISBN: 978-1-934625-38-5

Can a Christian be kinky?  That’s a question that is rarely asked.  More specifically, can a gay leathermen be a Christian?  That is the key question that this book seeks to answer.  Nationally known and respected leatherman, author and speaker Hardy Haberman reveals his spiritual journey and gives readers both kinky and straight insight into the soul of his beliefs.  His views on the BDSM lifestyle and Christianity are enlightening, entertaining and sometimes controversial, but the story of his journey is sure to be thought provoking.
     For anyone seeking to reconcile their religious and spiritual beliefs with their sexuality and kink, this book is a valuable resource.  For people unfamiliar with the Leather /BDSM/Fetish community, this book offers a glimpse into the world of radical sexuality.  For Christians, it is witness to the extravagant grace of God and a testament to an unconventional pathway to abundant life.
     Yes, it is not only possible to be a gay Christian leatherman, but it can be an interesting journey getting there.

Playing With Pain: Stories from My Life in Leather
by Hardy Haberman
Price: $17.95
Paperback: 130 pages
ISBN: 978-1-934625-17-0

Call it an intense stimulation, unpleasant sensations, or a cathartic catalyst.  Whatever you call it the reality is pain.  It can be a motivating force or a consequence but in the world of BDSM it is a key to unlocking some of the most amazing experiences imaginable.  Though many people who enjoy BDSM will tell you that they are not “into pain”, they forget that in almost any kind of activity in the dungeon or bedroom, pain plays a significant role. From a playful swat of an erotic spanking to an out-of-body experience brought on through an intense temporary piercing, pain can produce amazing effects. 
     Explored through stories drawn from actual experiences, Hardy Haberman takes readers into the world of SM through the eyes of an experienced practitioner.  These safe, sane and consensual encounters illustrate the many ways pain heightens our experiences.  Playing with Pain explores the often overlooked secrets of how people process pain in an erotic setting and the dynamic power exchange involved.  It also explains how intense stimulation can be applied in precise and measured ways.  Both the serious BDSM enthusiast and the novice alike will find a wealth of information in these stories. 

More Family Jewels: Further Explorations in Male Genitorture
by Hardy Haberman
Price: $19.95
Paperback: 155 pages
ISBN: 978-1-934625-09-5

From powerful and intense to subtle and sublime More Family Jewels explores and explains the ins and outs of male genitorture.  The word genitorture might bring some frightening images to mind, but in reality it is not always about pain.  It can incorporate a full range of sensations from sensual to painful.
     Explained in detail through stories and personal anecdotes, Hardy Haberman gives the reader more tools and tips to enhance their sex lives.  Heterosexual and homosexual readers alike will find these accounts erotic as well as educational. 
     Basic safety and anatomy are combined with advanced techniques to make this book relevant to almost anyone interested in BDSM activities as well as a glossary to help the newcomer understand the language of the dungeon.  In the practice of male genitorture, there are delights for both the giver and receiver that are sure to bring a powerful new experience to any relationship.