In gaslit Paris during the 1890s, a young man comes of age sexually. Initiated by an older woman and advised on the arts of seduction by older men, he soon finds himself in bed with a series of beautiful and willing young women, trying every possible position, activity and orifice. Then he is shown the delights of birching the bottoms of beautiful women. And that's only the beginning! Here is a classic novel of sexual initiation in the Victorian style.