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Saturday 25 February 2017

No Escape

Benjamin Gelle for Navy Diver

When he thought he was well clear of the pursuing guards Benjamin stopped running and tried to get the electric cage off his body. If he didn't he knew it would continue to send out homing signals leading them back to him. As soon as they got close enough again they would activate it's punishment function remotely and then it would subject his body to a fearsome barrage of electricity. An assault that would only end when the capacity of the battery pack, stored in the pouch at the front of his underpants, was exhausted. He doubted he would still be conscious when that happened. 

Anxiously he felt for the securing clips at the back of his body, but though he found them he could not budge them. Seconds were ticking by. Then his fingers found the padlocks and in his heart he knew he was doomed. Looking down he saw the buttons on his underpants lighting up, one by one, he braced himself and then he felt the tingling vibration round his ribs.........

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Saturday 18 February 2017

The Milking Factory

KW - The Farm (click to enlarge)
 This is the earliest example (2011) I have found so far of the Milking Factory Idea, although I suspect more might be unearthed in due course. KW visualises an alien-like construct with youthful subjects secured to posts and even suspended in the air while their juices are coldly and continuously extracted. The subjects provide an interesting array of facial expressions ranging from resignation and bewilderment to orgasmic excitement at the moment of delivery.
Thanks to JJJJ for providing information on KW's identity/web location (see comment 1)

Kami Tora - Night Shift
Kami Tora's take considers the requirement for a little stimulation to ensure plentiful production. Thus the natural pumping qualities of the vacuum tube are augmented by electrical stimulation of the testicles. The choice of supplementary, giant dildo rammers is a little more questionable since such equipment, though exciting to watch, is not necessarily conducive to maintaining an excited erectile state except in the mind of well-practised recipient. However, one might expect to witness a spectacular ejaculation from time to time. The expressions of these captive milkers are more exaggerated suggesting that they are not experienced users, possibly even straight since their minder is a female nurse. Her calm indifference as she monitors their production efforts on a clipboard is a signal that the process may be unremitting for some time yet. Notice how the brackets holding the dildo ram to it's base resemble a human hand. Nice touch.

more Kami Tora (Note it's femdom!)

Destor777 - Hunk Milk - Milking Factory (click to enlarge)
Destor777's version of the idea is much more humanitarian. The victims subjects are allowed to lie down on a platform (not obviously padded for comfort, be it said). They are loosely restrained, just enough to prevent interference in the process, and stimulation is limited to the pump itself and testicular electro-stim. Destor's recreation of the various stages of excitement and ejaculation is rather subtle and well observed and the loose restraint helps make that possible.

see Destor777 at Deviant Art

Kalabro - Milking Factory (colourised by Jotto)
Kalabro has acknowledged at his blog how he took his inspiration from Destor and he has effectively reworked the same image in his own style which will appeal to the lovers of bulkier, slightly older men. Personally I like his less spiky technique although Destor captures the movement of the captives rather well. Kalabro's innovation is to combine a catheter style draining bottle with a robotic pumping arm, perhaps the most aggressive approach to extraction of them all.

Kalabro - Milking Adam
Kalabro also sketched other ideas for the scene. This one using the customary pumping sleeve and just a suggestion of anal stimulation. Kalabro always names his characters and that approach here suggests a group of buddies undergoing the same experience together.

Kalabro - Milking Dave
Kalabro subjects Dave to an even tougher regime featuring testicular noosing and electro-stimulation plus a fearsome-looking dildo ram whose demanding effects are written across the subject's face and evident too in his straining arms and twitching feet. You can see the working of the drain tube/bottle device in this image.
Kalabro - Milking Jamie

The floppy-haired youth is a familiar face in Kalabro's stable of suffering and Jamie here seems to be destined to experience life after milking as his draining tube flies away at the very point of ejaculation and an unpleasant-looking robotic clamp-like device waits in the wings to take over. 

See more at Kalabro's blog

also my A-Z article on Kalabro

why not visit  Another Milking Factory

Friday 10 February 2017

Vintage Season 17 - Set Me Free

Phil Lambert

The beautiful Phil Lambert looks as though he is awakening and about to abandon his artistic pedestal and step onto more solid ground here. The presence of visible hair on the model's body also marks a significant step too - towards a more real and open depiction of the naked male form. That body hair forms an integral part of the line that is the backbone of this picture - a sweeping arc that runs from his cheek down the length of his torso and away through his leg to the very tip of his toe. 

 If you imagine tracing that line with your fingers you will understand just how sensual the pose actually is, despite it's outward academic appearance (and we all know how erotic the stretching of a tired leg actually feels!). The modesty-imposing G-string introduces a key stopping-off point on that arc, in fact it draws attention to it - as does the hair on the model's abdomen which is clearly 'undoctored' and free to play it's natural role as 'treasure trail' and pointer. The dark crevice formed below the pouch by the model's intersecting legs is like the dot on that pubic exclamation mark and darkly suggestive in it's own right.

Billy Joe Carr

This image of Billy Joe Carr trying to free himself from a restricting net provides an apt illustration of another step forward. His genitals are showing clearly through the flimsy fabric of the posing pouch with the creases running down from the top hem suggesting an equivalent, sexual straining at the leash. In this image the posing pouch itself is clearly aiding and abetting a sexual display.

Joe Lynes

Here's Joe Lynes, struggling to hang on to something pretty important. Another man perhaps? Or is he trying to bring that dangling tassel into contact with his pouch? These 'struggle' images were generally suggestive of virility but this one has a distinct flavour of resisting rather than controlling. His compact, shapely pouch adds it's intended emasculating touch, but there's a glimpse of resistance there too in the shape of a penis making it's presence felt.

Danny Alsop (WPG)

You will observe that there is a striking similarity between this image and the the one of Phil Lambert that tops this post. Notably the subtly erotic folded leg and dark crevice motif. The difference here is Danny's happy 'come-on' smile and the more open display of manhood. This informality greatly intensifies the suggestive undertones of the pose and you can see here how the hand-on-head element (present in both pictures) signals availability. 

These images come from a time when censorship was gradually fading away through a series of compromises which sought to balance the opposing views of conservatism and freedom, coupled with an increasing disinclination on the part of officialdom to actually apply any 'rules'. In this confusion there was an incentive for erotic photographers to push at the boundaries. The prospect of seeing much loved models totally nude excited loyal followers and commercial image producers alike. This was a golden era in more ways than one.

Dick Stark (Champion)

The display is even more overt in this picture of  Dick Stark and he looks well pleased doesn't he? I have questioned the authenticity of the contents of Champion's pouches in previous articles but that doesn't affect the impact of the imagery. It is however a reminder that these models faced a challenge not unlike that of movie stars in the dying years of the silent movie era. When fans finally got to experience 'the real thing' would it add to their 'reputation' or destroy it?

John Davidson

There's absolutely no compromise in this picture at all. The angle of the shot makes it's sexual intent completely clear as well as flattering the model's assets in a delightful way. There's no question in my mind that the shroud of pouch fabric does nothing to moderate the erotic punch of this image - it actually increases it, not least because of the way it gathers together and disappears between his buttocks. 

This picture is probably also by Champion but I have to say that this cock looks real enough to me. I suspect that a shape like this was possibly even more alarming to censors (and exciting to audiences) in the UK, since the uncut men who predominate here only reveal this detail when fully aroused. 

At the end of this little historical review, John Davidson can look towards a better future with head held high and cock pointing upwards, even if it's not quite erect yet. (As it turned out in the UK 'the angle of dangle' was later to become another of the bizarre restrictions that for a time delayed the moment of complete freedom in the expression in sexual nudity). However, although this seems amusing looking back, we should not forget that the suppression of male nude images was part of a much wider framework of oppression intended to prevent gay men having any respect or freedom to enjoy their sexuality. 

It's no exaggeration to say that the ordinary gay men in these images and the photographers and publishers who stood behind them were heroes of the gay resistance, secretly reaching out to fellow gays around the world to reassure them they were not alone or forgotten. Their weapons of printed images were seemingly trivial in nature but their determination to be seen as human and beautiful, in spite of all the crude efforts of heterosexual society to make them invisible and ugly, played a vital role in undermining censorship and ultimately bringing the edifice of gay oppression tumbling down. 

As we have seen the humble, laughable, posing pouch was a key ingredient of that campaign, gradually transforming itself from defensive shield and instrument of oppression to the symbol of defiant Pride we see in the last picture. Even at this late stage the pouch is still crude in nature, inherently mannish I suppose, but it's also an ironic reflection of its improvised nature and temporary role as what you might justifiably think of as being like prisoner clothing. It deserves our respect and love.

(of the beginning!)
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Saturday 4 February 2017

Vintage Season 16 - Awkward Moments and Atmospheres

David Selhime
I have expressed the view in the past that some items of erotic clothing such as jockstraps, look best on bigger men and David Selhime above, seems to demonstrate that the same might be true for G-strings. His well-developed thighs provide a natural valley that the pouch just seems to flow into, matching the shaping of his body in that area. 

This is another example of an image where contours of the G-string are smoothed-out to present only a minimal impression of bulk or shapeliness underneath. The 'feminising' effect of this is augmented by the model's hand-behind-the-head pose which is very typical of 50's female glamour shots (although the hairy armpit and chest is obviously not!). I have already mentioned how these images 'normalised' men as glamour subjects, but I think it's fair to say that this image is not at all demeaning to this model's masculinity and yet it is able to inherit all the sexual undertones of heterosexual G-string images which were common currency in popular culture long before gay emancipation.

model not identified
When a man with an undeveloped body like this wears a G-string, the effect is quite different. There's no disguise or dilution of the model's masculinity going on here and (unlike my grumble about jock-straps) the proportions of the garment look fine on his slender body. But somehow it all looks  contrived and awkward. That's partly down to his pose of course but the pouch itself seems like an accessory that doesn't quite belong here and that he's not quite sure about either. 
However, that actually gives the picture a certain charm. 

Doug De Witt (WPG)
This image conveys a similar impression. The spontaneous-looking pose shows a casual awkwardness and lack of self-awareness that is endearing. Even though the model's torso shows evidence of plenty of gym work his physique retains a youthful slenderness on which the pouch hangs loosely. It seems an almost irrelevant feature contributing little by way of erotic effect, as though the model has yet to grow into it. 

Kenny Owens (WPG)
The potent effect of combining an awkward pose and a posing pouch is not confined to younger models as this image shows. You might see this as a man cautiously dipping his toe in the water but there's almost a sense of gravitational pull in the direction of the bottom right corner and the plunging G-string line is well to the fore in establishing that. It's a pose that shows off the model's physique very well but the pouch's inherent unconventionality seems to emphasise his awkwardness, uncertainty and vulnerability.

This example is overtly formal in nature, but is so contrived to be casual at the same time that it is in danger of mocking the subject. His relatively baggy G-string seems to underline his slenderness and creates the impression of someone who might be old enough to smoke and hone his muscles but is not yet fully qualified to wear a pouch as though it belonged there.

The pouch seems more at home on this young man's body and it's a fairly classic pose. His is a very manly body from the neck down and the model does not have an excessively youthful face, but in some strange way the overall image somehow strips away his self evident maturity, it's as though the pouch demands a significant degree of maturity in it's wearer.

Dennis Lavia

It's the same with Dennis Lavia here who was a popular physique model in his day. Although he sports tattoos and a manly body-builder pose here, it is amazing how the innocuous pouch seems to highlight his youth.
Phil Lambert
This is Phil Lambert who we saw looking much more grown up in the last post. The G-strings in the last three images above don't have that sense of incongruity I mentioned earlier on and the model's poses are classic posing stuff. But the combination of youth with a garment designed for an very adult purpose seems to highlight their inexperience.

Jean-Pierre by Barrington
This low slung pouch in this picture by British photographer John Barrington has a youthful precociousness all it's own although it looks too well-padded to be sexy in it's own right. The presence of a fully-dressed man in the background and apparent proximity to civilisation just behind the model lends this image an atmosphere of daring which matches the way he wears the garment.

Duane Knaus
A startled-looking Duane Knaus seems as if he's just been summoned for some very serious purpose. Oiled up and ready to go, the skimpiness of his posing pouch augments the erotic atmosphere and accentuates his nudity and vulnerability. A great image.


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