Different Loving includes extensive quotes and personal profiles drawn from
in-depth interviews with well over 100 participants in and experts on dominance
and submission. They were conducted between the spring of 1991 and
the spring of 1992. Our interviewees were uniformly open and forthcoming,
and, naturally, many of the interviews tended to wander, often far afield of
the main theme of this book. We have edited and compacted the interviews
so as to allow each person to speak for him- or herself while keeping this book
at a readable length.
Each of our interviewees was given the option to appear under his or
her true name or under a pseudonym. Most chose, for obvious reasons, to
appear under pseudonyms; some, who are already publicly known, appear
under their real names; and some others who appear under their real names
do so here for the first time in terms of their interests in D&S: They have
chosen to use Different Loving as an opportunity to come out.