The Toybag Guide to Medical Play front cover

Front cover for The Toybag Guide to Medical Play

By Tempest
Published in 2006 by Greenery Press

The easiest way for me to decide how much I like a book is my reaction to its length.  A book that seems far too long, you can bet it is not a title that I enjoy.  On the other hand, wishing a book were longer is a sure sign that it is good.  In the case of The Toybag Guide to Medical Play, I wish the book were much, much longer.

This particular guide begins with a discussion on what medical play is.  The book’s general premise is that medical play is a form of role play. I know lots of folks love role play, but I have never understood its appeal, and ordinarily a book with such a heavy role play focus would be a turn off for me.  However, embedded in the text are wonderful tips for creating and using various medical toys.  It also contains a nice introduction to such play options as enemas, speculums, vet wrap, and medical gags.  Though it explicitly does not offer any instruction on catheterization, inflation, and sounding, it does inform the reader of their existence. It also includes an impressive list of references and resources.