Playing to Lose

By Ariel Anderssen

The Memoir of a Jehovah's Witness Turned Submissive BDSM Model

Autobiography | Sex
108% funded
538 supporters
Manuscript received

Publication date: TBC

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What would you do if, at the age of sixteen, you realised that your sexuality made you a danger to society and to yourself? Contemplate suicide? Bury it beneath as many layers of denial as you could gather up? Or face it, understand it and turn it into your career, in the hope of helping future young people to investigate their own sexuality without shame? I did all three. The first two made me miserable. The third gave me my heart's desire.

In my memoir, I chart my journey from a strict religious upbringing as a Jehovah’s Witness to my current position as one of the most widely recognised BDSM performers in the world. My route between the two included a period as a wretchedly miserable, teenage political activist, in ashamed denial about my inconveniently submissive sexuality. In my book, I revist that guilty 16-year-old, to reassure her that not only is it OK for her to be kinky, but that one day she'll win awards for it. Through talking to her, I seek to speak to anyone who's ever felt ashamed of their own sexuality.

My book is about BDSM, and it is about sexuality, but most of all, it is about the struggle for self-acceptance and the rewards that come from confronting who you are with honesty and compassion. It is also about some ridiculous behaviour, because I exhibit a lot of that, and if I didn’t include it, I wouldn’t be being honest with you.

About the book: 

  • High-quality, B-format paperback
  • Approx. 432 pages, 100,000 words
  • EXCLUSIVE pledge levels available.
  • Ariel Anderssen's first book - a deeply honest and heartfelt memoir, in her own words
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