Ralph White is a computer professional by trade, and a part-time college professor. He resides in the eastern mid-Atlantic states. He is a survivor of two failed vanilla marriages, and decided that this time he would do it the way he wanted to. At this time he owns one slave by her consent. When this book was written, Master and slave were coping with a long distance relationship, working toward being 24/7. While this is his first fictional work, Mr. White has published over fifty magazine articles on computer programming, has written 300 pages of lecture notes for an on-line computer programming course, and is working on a book discussing Bible teaching on marriage (which may never be published…smile). At the moment, Mr. White is more inclined to begin writing a sequel to this work. Mr. White has interest in finding a second slave, eventually. But hasn’t really found anyone totally suitable thus far.
BDSM Primer
by Ralph White
Price: $19.95
Paperback: 207 pages
ISBN: 978-1-887895-56-9

With the proliferation of the Internet into our lives, there is an explosion of people wanting to find out about the BDSM lifestyle and culture. They turn to the net because they can do so without their wife, husband, boss, neighbor, etc. finding out about their kinky interests. To be sure, there is a wealth of information on the internet, and some of it is actually correct too!
     The key problem with using the Internet as a source for information is that what you are reading is often incomplete or not balanced. The author of the information is providing what he/she believes to be correct, but does not make an effort to say: "There are other opinions." The Internet has created a whole sub-culture inside of the BDSM lifestyle. There are just some things that you can't do on-line that you can do in real life. For example, in real life a slave might avoid eye contact to show deference and respect. You can't do that on-line, or you can't read the screen. So, in the on-line world, we use conventions like capitalizing dominant's names and not capitalizing submissive's names. If a person's only experience is on-line, they assume that this is a "rule" that everyone knows and follows. … It isn't! There are as many combinations of "rules" as there are people to make them, and not one is universal. In this volume, Ralph White strives to present not only his point-of-view, but other views to which he doesn't necessarily subscribe. The overriding principle in his book is: "If it works for you, it is okay for you."