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The Caps and Collars/ Flat Cap Gang story at Google Groups has been on a break since January, I am working on it and hope to resume shortly. (see Group News for link)

Message updated 14th July 2024

Saturday 31 March 2018

Augustine revised

Strapped to the boiler
 As part of my on-going revision of my A-Z of Fetish Artists,
 I have updated my article on Augustine 
with more examples of his work and link to his blog

Wednesday 28 March 2018

The Art of Opemam77 (An7)

Opemam77 - Wild Tiger and Wolf captured
 I'm not a big fan of superhero art but these images by Opemam77 caught my eye on Deviant Art. This picture is not dissimilar to 'A New Life' by Chirenon but the superhero ingredient, if you buy into it, renders the captivity all the more pitiful. I've not come across this pair of heroes before but the facial characterisations (with facial hair no less) suggest a cross-generational situation rather more earthy and intriguing than the usual, smooth, blandness of Batman and Robin. The clingy outfits suggest all sorts of possibilities for dealing with them which are duly enacted at Opemam's Deviant Art page.

Opemam77 - Robin in Creature Bondage

This artist's renderings of Robin discard the short jerkin he is usually clothed in and substitute a leotard-like variation, an alteration which earns my approval, although I dare say it's heresy to purists. Sadly he passes up the opportunity for an enhanced bulge in this dramatic capture moment but you can see this could be a truly great picture if executed with  a slightly more fluid technique.

Opemam77 - Robin in Stocks
Robin suffers a more embarrassing fate in this series. Less refined images but
I like the idea of him being blessed with such a substantial backside.
Duly dealt with in succeeding images

opemam77 - Superheroes Zero and Nick
 This is a stock superhero image, I wonder who first created it?  
Opemam's slinky outfits add a certain je ne sais quoi, particularly Nick on the right who looks as if he's up for Captain America but has a mischievously sexy expression..
Opemam77 - Zero and Nick in captivity
 It's not hard to see why these superheroes are so sought-after as captives. 
In this case however they have fallen into the hands of malicious Christmas dwarves.....

Opemam77 - Zero and Nick get decorated
Being decorated with Christmas tree baubles must be exceptionally humiliating for a super hero and I'm sure the attachment technique will be almost as painful for them.

Opemam77 -Nightwing
 To finish, two Superhero Superasses both lovingly rendered, 
I'm sure the artist had fun with these.

Opemam77 - Wolf
Wolf again whose one-tone suit and stubbly chin I find most appealing.

Opemam77 doesn't have the most developed of techniques and CGI can be a cruel medium,
 but he explores some interesting and very sexy ideas
 and I recommend a look at his Deviant Art page.

Friday 23 March 2018

Bareass Blogs No 18

Bareassed and Bewildered
in the Basement

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Thursday 22 March 2018

Bareass Blogs No 17

Bareassed Breakfast Brew
(for a 'boarder) 

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Wednesday 21 March 2018

Bareass Blogs No 16

Bareassed Blues

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Saturday 17 March 2018


It seems like there's a whole new generation of gay artists arriving on the scene of late, possessing top quality technical skills and highly individual techniques. That exciting trend is exemplified by the remarkable pictures of 'Pickedapeck'

Good Morning Sunshine

 You are immediately struck by the calm pastel colours and the uncomplicated designs (designs somehow seems a more appropriate word than compositions). The men he draws are very modern fellows with swept hair and well trimmed beards, often wearing glasses in nice, positive portrayals. Examples of domestic imagery like this convey a sense of uncomplicated, youthful living and loving.
 (see also the last picture below for another example)

Pickedapeck - Welcome to the Club Sir

The erotic styling (what unexpected words this artist is making me use!) is centred around plain white underwear and socks rather than total nudity. As a fan of white shorts since adolescence I totally endorse this approach, few artists make them count as much as this one.  However, the spotlight in this picture above and the hint of physical restraint tells you there's more to his work than that
Pickedapeck - Try To Relax

 It comes as a surprise to discover an abundance of fetish elements too, featuring bondage and even breath control. Despite that, there's a sense of experimentation here rather than anything more sinister, an impression borne out by this title. The plethora of modern equipment with comfortable seating, computers, headsets and microphone suggest it's a very well organised experiment though. How times have changed from bike shed days! The distinctive characterisation of the captor/controller seems to simply suggest a degree of difference rather than historic stereotyping. It doesn't look like he's even going to be directly involved, since the captive's senses are already fully occupied.
Pickedapeck - Breathless

In this variant of the same idea, the restraint frame is totally domestic but the body positioning is much more erotic with the upward sweep of the tubes deeply suggestive of extraction in progress. The artist spells out the breath-control element which is propelling the captive's excitement, not just in the title but in his parted lips and flared nostrils we glimpse though the mask. This is serious stuff all of a sudden.

Chunky earphones are another modern, iconic ingredient in Pickedapeck's imagery, but is this man undergoing serious sensory deprivation and brainwashing - or just listening to music?
If you think it's the same thing go stand in the corner!

Pickedapeck - Laterz Dude

I'm a fan of simplicity in bondage imagery and this is about as simple as it gets. The detail isn't too clear here but the captive is trying to escape from his cuffs and his wild eyes tell you he's none too happy about being put on hold (as it were). The caption here is couched in language that's casually dismissive introducing a psychological leverage of total domination and uncertainty. In a world of pristine white clothing (and gags) those leather restraints seem to be heralding the end of innocence.

Pickedapeck - Non Verbal Communication

Darker toning here, darker straps and a professional quality leather gag seem to signal deeper, deviant devilment. The practical arrangements we can see don't seem so terrible, although we don't know if that ring's a vibrator or a more aggressive shock device. However the facial expressions indicate that both parties know this is more than just having fun. 

The teasing out of the captive's cock from the protection of those close-fitting, highly conventional (virginal?) underpants seems to symbolise a significant event. I'd be interested to know what music the artist thinks is being played here! 

At one time the captor's tattoos would have signified manliness, rough manners and sexual tastes to match. Nowadays it seems to be a classless 'coming of age' thing of a more sophisticated nature. Like the 'welcome' picture above, I sense a sharing of experience here, a passing on of 'the knowledge' and an induction into things they don't tell you about in school.

Pickedapeck - Go With The Flow

This image differs from similar ones above in that a jointed robotic arm is provided, able to do more than just suck to maintain a supply of ejaculate. Though restrained and gagged, the subject seems quite relaxed (enjoying the music?) as he submits to the machine's demands. There's a sense of calm introspection here, almost like giving blood and you can well imagine he'll get a drink and a biscuit afterwards. 

A number of Pickedapeck's images depict the solitary and passive enjoyment of sex like this and in others where another person is involved he is sometimes doing the same job as the robot arm here. Of course the role of unselfish sexual comforting is not without it's own pleasure and gratification, but it's not usually the stuff of porn images which is what we are dealing with here, despite the high quality artistic presentation. It's all part of the benign and ordered universe that seems to be the backdrop for this artist's imaginings.

Pickedapeck - In Space No-one Can Hear You Come

This image seems to encapsulate that sense of detachment and introspection even more, but it's coupled with an oblique and rather extreme take take on the whole idea of breath control (i.e. exposure to the vacuum of space). That makes you wonder if the borrowing of the title phrase which normally ends in 'scream' is as arbitrary and wacky as it first seems.
Pickedapeck - The Volunteer Is Ready

This volunteer also seems happily relaxed, all he has to do is listen to his 'cans'. But he is strapped down, suggesting he might otherwise want to leave at some point. Some of the other images above have tubes and leads of undefined purpose but in this medical-cum-laboratory experiment we also seem to have electrical stimulation of various zones (including 2 tastefully-placed ball tinglers) in addition to conventional 'friction' techniques. I love the way his cum extraction tube passes back inside his shorts on the way to an unseen receptacle.

Pickedapeck - Gymspiration

Any gay man whose been a regular gym user will 'get' this fantasy. That stunning ginger guy who always gets the attention and sets the pulses racing. Here he gives up his juices in an exercise not included in the normal fitness curriculum. His stylish, co-ordinated apparel is set aside so he can be seen in the artist's universal white uniform of desire. 

The visible ejaculation, destined to land on his own face, is a embellishment that doesn't appear too often in Pickedapeck's output but coupled with the restraints and a firm hand gag it assumes the character of submission and controlled behaviour rather than relief. It looks like the old "You like that, don't you?" routine for non-believers, but then, what man doesn't like this, if it's offered in the right way?

Pickeapeck - Labrat-57

This is a relatively recent (2017) image that revisits the 'Lab Rat' theme and develops the artist's thoughts on it. The title here points to a whole succession of men undergoing this experiment, which accounts for the sophistication of the equipment. The vacuum pump 'cum' milker is shown connected to a sizable collection vessel suggesting repeated extractions are required (and possible!). The breathing control tubes are augmented too, with a bellows attached to the smaller of the two airways. This dual tube arrangement also featured in 'Breathless' above so we can imagine that it is not simply monitoring the patient, who appears to have slipped into unconsciousness.

All sorts of sinister possibilities come into view which are not dispelled by the gloomy lighting. Suddenly those neat white shorts seem to have assumed a similar status to medical operating gowns, providing minimal cover while the professionals deal with the subject's body at will.
Portrait Of The Artist At Work
As Tom of Finland said, "if a new picture doesn't make me hard I know it's no good" and this image is a terrific example of that phrase in action. Artist self-portraits in our genre usually depict him with a naked model tempting his brush and palette, but I suspect this one doesn't use such things. You can tell this rendering is utterly truthful. Even with his trousers down, this guy manages to seem cool and self assured. Even his computer comes with an erotic label, casually subverting the most subversive and domineering of global companies. I can't wait to see what else Pickedapeck has up his shorts!

Regardless of the real or imagined fetish content of these pictures, I can't help but be struck by the visual integrity of Pickapeck's very distinctive style. Regular readers will know I normally look for sensuality as a key ingredient in erotica. His highly stylised men don't have the gleaming mounds of muscle that usually characterise this. His style understates their physiques and makes them seem more like real people. Their sexiness is conveyed to us via a different route of carefully chosen clothing, accessories and hair. These are more suggestive of real personalities than muscles are. The actual sexual content is restrained and quite respectable by modern standards. I'll be fascinated to see how his technique and content develops in the futures and whether he reveals more clues to the secret desires that seem to bubble wickedly under the surface.

See more at 'Pickedapeck'

Tuesday 13 March 2018

The Look of Envy Parts 1 & 2

But with butts, there's always a but ............

This is 'Look' No 10, 
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Friday 9 March 2018

A Fantasy World of Bodybuilder Morphs at IFNB

Did you know? 
There are now two IFNB posts at mitchmen (link at the foot of this article)
There's a third in the pipeline, look out for an announcement (Jan 2023)

If you like my recent BuiltByTallSteve muscle morph post you might enjoy these images from the IFNB blogspot (now sadly deleted). There the author had produced a large quantity of morph photo manipulations to conjure up a fantasy world of naked bodybuilding where cock size and performance formed part of the judging criteria with cum shoots a mandatory element in their presentation routines. The entire IFNB blog was dedicated to developing and exploring this fantasy in all it's aspects.

In his fantasy world, exercising this additional 'muscle group' becomes part of the body builders' training routines and gym assistants are employed specifically to 'spot' them in this crucial part of the workout. Getting 'spotted' themselves is an occupational hazard for these men due to the enhanced libidos of the contestants, who develop a constantly 'ready' state due to increased exercising of the muscle group in question. (This is somewhat contrary to most men's experience, sadly, and also to conventional scientific opinion on the effect of muscle development substances on the male libido).

The explanation of this unexpected phenomenon seems to lie in the introduction of studcum into the bodybuilder's diets. Top alpha studs are imported by the contest resorts to serve fresh milk to those competitors who can afford to pay for it.

Such is the power of the enhanced sex drives of these men
 that just flexing their muscles can be enough to induce ejaculation.
It's a valuable capability for the stage presentation.

Flying spray is not the only hazard for other gym users. Top ranking contestants develop an overwhelming arrogance and swagger and will pick other men out at random to help them finish off their 'cock bulking' routines. Typically, this body builder claimed that the other guys know that someone is gonna get used and it's up to them to keep out of his way if they don't like it.

Because of perpetually enhanced erotic state, lesser competitors at pre-contest formalities run the risk of being humiliatingly covered in deliberate emissions from the top rankers they encounter. They can take comfort from the fact that if they wipe it off and eat it their own regimes will benefit and it will cost them nothing but their pride.

Contestants are required to give up a sample before going on stage to pose formally. The ability to splatter yourself is seen as a sign of quality and is no disadvantage in the judging. In any case these bodybuilders all have their adoring fans who eagerly help out with spills to demonstrate their love. Perhaps also hoping that some of their hero's magnificence will rub off on them (as it were)

When organisers introduced all-nude dormitories for contestants it was almost inevitable that fans would break in and seek out their favourites to see if they could wangle an autograph, picture or sperm sample out of them. The more obliging bodybuilders would happily flex their muscles for them sometimes causing a simultaneous auto-ejaculation - to the delight of all.

Competitors can augment their income and finance their training by giving demonstrations and workshops for their followers, this one is on 'cum skills'. One lucky fan gets a great demonstration of the star lecturer's cum shooting skills. (You may recognise some familiar faces in this deceptively simple photo manip which cleverly turns an ordinary J/O scene into something much more interesting.)

When the competitors go on stage, they all hope to be winners and show off their best qualities.
The massed display of prime beef manhood can be very distracting for those watching from the side-lines. They must try and practice self-control lest they prejudice their own performance when their turn comes. Watching and waiting doesn't get any easier in the climactic stages.....

Here, Collegiate level amateurs spray cumloads, excited by having to flex naked in front of judges and fans. Their off-stage arrogance is tempered with anxiety when they become the ones to be judged. They know most of them will troop off as losers. But there can be worse outcomes........

  "Middleweight IFNB pro Craig Frewer (left) has a slight cock failure during an abs pose.  Frewer's extreme cock prep included controversial (and completely unpredictable) pre-contest treatments with SPH (sperm-production hyperdrive). This caused Frewer to have some of the most memorable cock posing failures – yet also enabled him to set an IFNB record for cum shots in a single round for Middleweight professional naked bodybuilders". (IFNB quote).
(IFNB quote)

The anonymous author of the blog writes lengthy commentaries against each picture like the one just above. He uses the same deadpan style as straight body builder magazines and lays out the erotic practicalities of the sport, back stories for the imaginary competitors and details of the numerous organisations who participate in it.

These morphs are based on real competition bodybuilders so there's a lot of heavily cut, tanned and veiny muscle which isn't normally my cup of tea and this blog author hasn't changed my mind about that. However there are 'softer' muscle images too and I do enjoy very much his accounts of the top contestants practice of squirting over fellow contestants, trainers, officials and fans alike and sexually abusing them whenever they feel like it as a crude display of male dominance. The quality of the morphing varies but there's plenty of good examples posted, as I hope I have demonstrated with my selection here.

There's a mass of material and you can't help but be drawn into the world he creates in a satisfyingly comprehensive way. Even if bodybuilding's not your thing you can enjoy the fictional manipulations and ribbing of those who take it more seriously.

If you enjoyed this article, you might like IFNB Revisited too


UPDATE July 2021
There used to be lot's more at IFNB blogspot but it's been deleted by the owner.
If it pops up again I'll update this page

(International Federation of Naked Bodybuilding)

Monday 5 March 2018

Mitchell's - Last Chance Saloon

Gay Art by Mitchell - Last Chance Saloon
The Mitchville Cops have generous spirits.
When they catch rogues up to no good, they don't automatically run them in.
Instead they ajourn with them to a local bar to hear their pleas of mitigation in comfort.
As you might have expected, the local villains soon get to know each Officer's preferences
and share with each other the arguments that will go down best with each one.
When you're looking at a 10 year stretch, a hairy ass is not so very daunting.

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