I really enjoyed this DVD/Book combo. In my opinion, it's one of the better flogging information and how-to books out there because it's not like a boring instruction manual that uses big words and is hard to understand. Joseph W. Bean talks to you (the studio audience) in a way anyone can understand. He jokes around a bit, and is very detailed and informative. The book is basically a read-along for the DVD, but I suggest you read the book too, because it has a little more information than what Joseph says in the DVD.
In the beginning, there is an introduction about Joseph W. Bean and safety tips about no-strike zones, ankles, bleeding, etc. On the DVD, it begins with Joseph going through what you need to know about flogging: What You're Doing (the scene you are creating, from painful punishment to sensual massage), The Body Itself (how the body reacts to stimuli), The Person Inside (knowing that bottoms can lie about their pain tolerance), The Tools At Hand (from novelty floggers to vests, spatulas, belts or pipe insulation), and Techniques (*demonstrations*).
When Joseph gets into the Technique part of the DVD, he then brings out a [female] "willing victim" named Elorin. He explains the muscles in the back, and then begins to do a Soft flogging demonstration on her. He explains what he is doing throughout the demo. Then brings in a male volunteer named Adam, who has never been flogged before. Joseph then preceeds to "take him the whole way". There are many still frame photos in the book of the flogging from the DVD. After the demonstrations, there is a Q&A section that the studio audience is allowed to ask questions, that are also answered in the book. It also has a section in the book that explains the Tools used in the flogging demo.
Overall, I think this is a great combo. I recommend this DVD/Book to everyone, from tops to bottoms, beginners to experts and everyone in between that is in the leat bit interested in the art of FLOGGING.