Ties that Bind is a 1993 book by Guy Baldwin. It is a collection of writings by Baldwin, who is one of the most respected and knowledgeable people on the subject of SM/leather/fetish erotic style. Issues regarding relationships, the community, the SM experience, and personal transformation, as they relate to this form of erotic play, are addressed. Unlike many in the mental health field, Mr. Baldwin takes the approach that this style of erotic play can be part of a healthy expression of one’s sexuality. Many have benefitted from his sound advice in seminars, workshops and through his many published articles. Now, much of this man’s wisdom has been published in this book. It is dedicated to James Kane.