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Thursday 30 September 2021

Captive Cop by Wudangx

 This is an impressive image of a chunky man in captivity with the cap on the floor suggesting a cop or military connection. The underwear no longer covers his modesty but makes a splendid accent between his ass cheeks. It creates the impression of invasive outside interference. That's reflected too in the prisoners repelled, bewildered facial expression and off-balance pose.

 This is an accomplished artist with crisp, neat style. It's an intensely erotic and dramatic pose with excellent, atmospheric lighting. The clothing is highly realistic with a convincing depiction of sheer, silk socks.

Wudangx's style resembles that of Saolin 1234 (previously reviewed at mitchmen blog).

Their Twitter sites suggest an association, but separate identities.Wudangx on Twitter

Tuesday 28 September 2021

Royale 2b update - Water Punishment

Bad Lads Army

 I have updated Part 2b of 'Navy Romeo' with extra links, including one to the video clip of 'Bad Lads Army', which depicts a parade ground punishment eerily similar to that meted out to Ted in Royale Studio's storyette.

Monday 27 September 2021

Bareass Blogs No 57

 Bareass Bestriding in tones of Black

So cute! 

Snub nose and modestly downcast eyes,

 wearing shades of Black which barely drape his body

 but accentuate impressive shoulders. 

Great colour toning too......

Go to Bareass No 58


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or start reading at Bareass No 1 and follow the links

Wednesday 22 September 2021

Royale Studio 2b - Navy Romeo (Part 2)

Royale Studio - Navy Romeo 22

This is one of the best images from Part 2 of Royale Studio's 'Navy Romeo'. In this section of the story there's a complete change of setting, from the contrived, studio set of a Navy Barracks in Part 1 to this leafy woodland. It must have felt odd and sexy for the models, having to wear the trademark, Royale, wetted trousers (notice the creases from wringing them out) to work in this more exposed environment. A number of other Royale Studio storyettes also had open air settings and it's said that this was the garden of Basil Clavering, the man who was the driving force behind the Studio. 

As well as the contrasting setting, there's a dramatic change of atmosphere. The jokey Peeping Tom's have turned on the object of their ridicule. They now have tied him hand and foot and are punching him. So what's going on? 


This open air shoot Royale used for Part 2, results in a different set of quality issues for us. Helped by bright, natural light, many of the original photos must have been as good as this one. Several other surviving images are equally fine, but the inability to control the direction of light outside has resulted in some localised over-exposure and washing out of the erotically-crucial, all-white, uniform areas. The effect is possibly magnified in some cases by deterioration of the source photograph before it was digitised. In addition, smaller thumbnail images inevitably suffer from blurring and indistinctness as well, but most of them in Part 2 are bigger than those in Part 1 and I have given them bigger displays here. The quality of  image 22 here seems to indicate that full size photos as well as catalogue thumbnails were sometimes printed with sequence numbers on them.

Royale Studio - Navy Romeo 16(?)

I believe this image to be the starting point of Part 2. It shows Ted (the vain Romeo) being helped out of a car by Spike. At this point Ted already has a rope around his chest and his hands are behind his back, possibly being restrained by Tom who can be glimpsed, close behind him inside the car. There's a half-decent impression of Ted's bulging crotch and a general sense of muscles and uniforms. 

You'll see as we go along that this part of the story is more action oriented and less about artful, erotic posing than Part 1. Having said that, the coal hod* Spike is holding has a certain, phallic quality about it and is suggestively angled upwards between Ted's open legs and just below his mouth, leaving the scene open to the mitchmen-esque interpretation of 'hidden eroticism'! Is Spike's hand pulling his head down?

(*The coal hod, was a commonplace domestic device in the 1950's, used for fetching coal from store and tipping it onto an open fire or into a burner. It's used for a very different purpose here and it pops up again in a later Royale story.)


So what has happened to bring about Ted's captivity? Royale's plot summary from their catalogue is not very helpful. It tells us only that "Later in the car, they stop in a lane, pull out Ted and rough house him.....". This confirms the unnumbered image above as the starting point of Part 2 and also the impression of a conflict, but doesn't explain why it has happened. 

I suggested at the end of Part 1 (without any real evidence) that perhaps Ted had spotted the two voyeurs and confronted them about their spying and mockery of his extreme vanity. Sailor Al's conjecture of an 'itching powder' practical joke and my own theory that Ted's secret homosexuality had been discovered (dynamite in the forces then!) might also explain a fight. Whatever the cause, it's clear Spike and Tom have decided Ted needs to 'dealt with' for his offence** and have therefore abducted him to this remote location. 

(There's an odd mark on Spike's buttock which looks a bit like a tear, is this evidence of a struggle? Well no, because it can also be seen in picture 03 in Part 1 and it has actually disappeared by No 24, below) 

**At the end of this post I recount a real life incident from a Cadet Force camp, when a junior member was subjected to a mock trial for being 'too posh'. This sort of arbitrary bullying of anyone 'different', disguised as laddish, practical joking, was commonplace in the Regular Forces (and elsewhere) in Royale's era and would not need any explanation to their audience.  The term 'rough housing' used by Royale had connotations of manly, boisterous toughness rather than plain assault, which is how we would see it today, rightly or wrongly.


I have 19 images altogether from Part 2 of 'Romeo'. The last image in Part 1 that I was able to (tentatively) give a number  was No14(?) and according to Royale there were 36 in the set altogether, which implies that there are only 3 missing from the 15 to 36 group, possibly including my conjectured, confrontation scene. 

There is a relative scarcity of sequence numbers on the images in Part 2. In many cases, like the one just above, it has been deliberately obliterated, leaving us to rely on continuity and intuition. I have given this picture No 16(?) based on the fit with subsequent numbering. That leaves a gap for a missing No 15 at the end of set 1. 

Question marks against sequence numbers signify that they've been assigned that number by me and not explicitly identified by a Royale catalogue source.

Royale Studio - Navy Romeo 17(?)

Ted is bundled off into the wood and this is quite a good image of a confused captive being bossed, off-balanced, by his captors. Ted's physique looks good here and once again his head is interestingly positioned, poised above Spike's crotch as though there is a magnetic attraction there. 

Despite the over-exposure and smaller picture size, you can still glimpse interesting  groin 'under-shadows' on all three men (their shapes revealed of course by the clingy, wetted fabric). It creates a sense of simmering sexuality.

You'll notice Tom and Spike have put on civilian-style, dark-coloured belts for Part 2 (they become clearer in the next image). Ted is still wearing his white military belt and gaiters from Part 1. All three men are wearing Royal Navy dress caps for this sequence, which are probably genuine and possibly their own. That detail links this little group of pictures together

Notice the dark mark on Spike's upper thigh, it will gradually become clearer.


Royale Studio - Navy Romeo 18(?)

Ted's captors free him from the lasso round his chest. It seems from this picture that his hands were were probably not tied in 16 and 17 despite appearances. Royale provide us with another trio of crotch bulges which seem to dance suggestively in close proximity to each other. They resemble the famous, enhanced 'Scott Studios' shapes discussed in the second 'Rigging' article (Royale 1b) and most notably displayed there by Brian Cross in his classic, tight shorts picture. 

Spike's chest here provides another nice shape which must have looked good in the proper photo and am I imagining a hint of nipple there? Yes, I know it's childish, but simple pleasures amuse - as they must have done back then!

Royale Studio - Navy Romeo 19(?)

If you're missing the views of succulent bottoms that dominated Part 1 of this series, this would have been the perfect antidote, were it not for the fact that the left side has been over-enthusiastically cropped by an earlier benefactor, removing half of what looks to have been the best bum of the three, Tom's (the truncated shape of the thumbnail 'box', bottom left, is incontestable, incriminating evidence!). As it is, Ted's peach-like ass undoubtedly seems to have grabbed Spike's full attention, he seems a lot bulkier in this image. The choice of sloping ground has helped accentuate the men's bottoms.

At first sight Ted is being escorted off into the undergrowth here and seems to be almost collaborating with his captors and leading the way (as though they are seeking a place for some kinky homosexuality). In fact I think that, having been freed, he is actually making an attempt to escape. The abandoned coal hod at Spike's feet supports this interpretation which then leads naturally into the next image. The technical necessity of depicting this moment using a static pose (with no rapid-fire snapping being available in the 60's) is largely responsible for the ambiguity.

Royale Studio - Navy Romeo 20(?)

Ted is brought down and recaptured. His tormentors decide to tie him up properly so he can't run off again. Tom attends to his feet and deliberately produces a provocative, humiliating display of the Romeo's impressive bottom (notice the emphatic stretch creases on his right buttock and centre seam). The pose also results in Ted's feet ending up in Tom's lap, which is an erotic coming together in it's own right and his projecting boot caps create another suggestive phallic shape which Tom seems to be grappling with. 

Tom's own bubble butt is seen in a nice profile set off by his flaring bell-bottoms in a way reminiscent of Tom of Finland's sailors. 

Meanwhile Spike begins to tie one of Ted's wrists, and he's almost sitting on his upturned face as he does so, thereby completing a seemingly inevitable 'docking' which began in back in picture 16.

Royale Studio - Navy Romeo 21

They roll Ted over and tie his hands behind his back. His backside is over-exposed in this otherwise crisp picture but his two tormentors are very nicely captured by the camera lens, thanks to some fortuitous tree shade. We see them holding him down and tying the knots. This double act is quite an usual take on what is one of the most erotic moments of bondage, when the victim's freedom ebbs away from him leaving him totally at the mercy of his captors. This moment is more believable and intense if there are two assailants.

The intimate collaboration between Tom and Spike, kneeling with their heads together, makes a nice image in anyone's language and there are some appealing details: Tom's crotch and neck (left) and Spike's shoulders and tight shirt. 

The 'mark' on Spike's left thigh, is finally revealed as a small tear. Is this then tangible evidence of a struggle earlier on? Unfortunately no again, because it's also visible in the Peeping Tom pictures 09 and 10 in Part 1. It must simply be wear and tear in the thin fabric Royale used for these tight-fitting replica uniforms.

21 is the first picture with a number box in Part 2 and this allows us to infer the number 20 for the previous picture. It is clearly the same scene - the plants just below the number 21 are almost identical those to the left of Tom's leg in 20. The preceding 'hatted' image sequence must therefore be Nos 16-19.


Royale Studio - Navy Romeo 22

Ted is pulled to his feet and Spike's punches the defenceless man in the ribs, vividly demonstrating his anger. His clenched ass draws our attention to the tension in his body as he delivers the punch, tension that is mirrored in Ted's scrunched-up torso. These elements are all connected visually by the line of Spike's muscular arm and although this is a static pose, it seems to create a convincing sense of effort and impact. 

There is a particularly suggestive juxtaposition here of Ted and Tom's crotch bulges which seem to be touching, or about to. In the context of Spike's violence and the bondage restraint, this gives the scene a truly S&M edge.

Royale Studio - Navy Romeo 23(?)

Having violently subdued Ted, the two voyeurs tie him to a tree, Cowboy & Indian style. It's almost as though they intend to burn him at the stake (but that doesn't really work with a tree!). Although the 50's and 60's were the heyday of Cowboy comics and movies this scene would still have seemed almost comic in character to it's audience at the time. It revives the sense of all this being just a playful, prank, despite the darker tone injected in No 22.

In the original, full size photograph Ted's cock area must have been graphically displayed at this point. Once again Tom seems to be rubbing himself against his thigh and Spike's eyeline suggests he is studying them. There seems to be an apple hanging on the tree behind Tom, a coincidental erotic hint?

This scaled-down image was used to advertise NARO 2 in Royale's catalogue, unfortunately I don't have a better version

Royale Studio - Navy Romeo 24(?)

The role of the coal hod is revealed as Spike uses it to throw water over Ted's bell bottoms, almost as though he's dousing those imaginary flames. That's small compensation for a soggy Ted! You might wonder where this water came from since any they brought with them in the hod (picture 16) must have been spilled in picture 19. 

If you were wondering why they didn't use a simply bucket, the subtle, phallic qualities of the hod come to the fore here:- it's shape, especially the tip, it's angling, which originates from just above Spike's scrotum bulge and, not least, it's use to deliver a stream of water onto the helpless captive's leg, which I hope I need not translate erotically.

Spike comes out looking good in this image apart from bedraggled-looking trousers, but we can only sigh for the tantalisingly washed out detail of Ted's torso (how slim he looks here!). The restraint of his head is a nice touch underlining his defencelessness.

Royale Studio - Navy Romeo 25(?)

Ted grimaces in this companion image as another slug of water engulfs his chest.
Presumably he was paid for this job (but not much, I imagine) and it must have been a fun assignment on the whole, but being buffeted by water in this way can't have been terribly pleasant. It's erotic for onlookers however and of course, men were men, back then!

Nice details again of Spike's crotch and Tom's ass.

It's quite possible that 24 and 25 were originally sequenced the other way round, but this seems a more effective progression, dramatically.

Royale Studio - Navy Romeo 28
This is a great, understated picture of captivity and domination - and tight trousers. Having drenched and battered Ted with water, his captors pause to gloat over the result. Spike seems to be still taunting him and he seems to be hold something(?) in his hand. Ted angrily struggles against his bonds, his dipped head reflecting his effort and frustration. We can see the water stains all over his trousers which look smooth and impossibly tight round his bottom - as do Tom's (left). Some groping at this point seems a natural next step, but none is shown.
The picture has some sunny over-exposure but it's caught the hair of all three men giving them a halo effect, which obviously isn't appropriate in at least 2 cases, but it imparts a slightly magical atmosphere to scene the as though this is very significant, but not quite real.

This picture is a bit of an oddity in continuity terms. Ted's hands are not tied here, but there are multiple loops of rope round his arms which he is straining against (and showing nice arm muscle). There's nothing round his torso. This restraint arrangement doesn't seem to match the preceding images. It's also taken from a different angle to every other picture in this sequence. There are a couple of missing pictures between (my) 25 and 28, which might explain this discontinuity, but there's no continuity either with the group of images that follow, as you will see. Perhaps this image was separately posed and intended as a 'cover', marketing image. It's also possible that the men simply took a break or that the restraints were re-jigged or loosened for practical reasons

Royale Studio - Navy Romeo 29 (?)

In this image Ted has been turned round and his hands have been tied to the tree above his head. His backside reasserts it's claim to the starring role. Tom's hand on his shoulder both restrains him and suggests support, sympathy even. Tom's role in these photos seems softer and more sensual than Spike's, who mercilessly continues to deluge the former Romeo with his inexhaustible supply of water. 

(Along with the roses and fruit trees seen earlier, the availability of a water supply supports the theory that this was actually Clavering's garden).

Royale Studio - Navy Romeo 30

The open air, sunny lighting probably helped the photographer to capture this spectacular image as a chunky-shouldered Ted is doused with water once again. I wonder how many times Ted had to endure this? In those days, it wasn't possible to see the final image until the film had been developed and printed, so it seems likely that many 'takes' were done to ensure there was at least one satisfactory photo. You can see his trousers here are absolutely sodden and Tom's face also suggests this wasn't the first enactment. Possibly for that reason, there's virtually no sense of erotic contrivance here although Tom's groin area seems to have some eyebrow-raising features!

This is the first view we have got of Spike's ass since Part 1 and it seems to be the most petit of the three, leaving him more boyish looking than he seemed earlier.

Luckily for us this picture's reference number has survived obliteration attempts and is visible on a bright display, so we know for certain that this is No 30.

Royale Studio - Navy Romeo 31 (?)

Once again, Tom and Spike gloat over Ted's plight. This is arguably the best image of Ted in the whole set (along with No14), showing him as strongly built with a well proportioned, chunky figure. A fortuitous alignment with background shadow has also endowed him with a big, strong and straight neck worthy of Superman. Appropriately enough, he shows no sign of breaking.

Tom has a slighter build but is putting on good manly front too (!) but, by contrast, Spike seems to be diminishing before our eyes. I can't think it's deliberate, but there's a strange sense that Ted's trials are making him stronger while his tormentors wither away.

There is a case for designating this as No 29 based on the rounded top edges of the obliterated thumbnail and this would make a less abrupt transition into this sequence. However but 31 and 32 are so similar that it seems impossible for them to have been posed separately and there isn't room for both between 28 and 30! Placed next to each other, their subtle differences lead the eye nicely into the denouement.

Royale Studio - Navy Romeo 32 (?)

In this near identical image, the focus of attention shifts back to Ted's alluring backside which seems to have become tensed and drawn in. The onlooker's smiles seem more forced, menacing even (is that just through holding the pose?). Both of them are leaning closer and Tom's cock shadow is noticeably more prominent. It foreshadows their next move.

Royale Studio - Navy Romeo 33 (?)
Tom moves in to undo Ted's belt, always an exciting, erotic moment, but one that modern photographers rarely bother with. His cock bulge hovers close to Ted's thigh, not for the first time in the story. This is looking bad for 'ladies man', straight-acting Ted.

Ted's chunkiness has returned but Spike looks distinctly gaunt and weedy in this image, pushed out to the margins by the attraction that Tom seems to have for Ted. The way in which the characters' appearances seem to alter from one picture to another in this series is quite bewildering and I'll come back to that in a post-script.
 At his point it's clear that Ted's feet are no longer tied together

Royale Studio - Navy Romeo 34 (?)

Spike moves in to help Tom peel down Ted's trousers in a theatrical 'reveal' of the fact that he isn't wearing any underwear (see Part 1).  Ripping the bell bottoms off probably isn't an option, because you can see how wet they are, almost transparent around Ted's thighs! Tom looks at his ass thoughtfully showing a prominent bulge (and nice pecs). Spike's groin pushes forward as though magnetically attracted to the sight.

There are two good quality versions of this picture in the archive

Royale Studio - Navy Romeo 35 (?) 
Bare assed and helpless, Ted's humiliation is almost complete. Almost.
He hangs his head but this doesn't seem to diminish the other men's interest. They stand back respectfully, almost in awe it seems. It's suggestive of that "what have we done?" moment that pranksters with a conscience experience when the jape passes the point of no return. Usually of course it's quickly followed by a "Oh well, what the heck" moment.

Sadly, this is a rather poor copy of an erotic highlight of this piece

Royale Studio - Navy Romeo 36 (?)

We are not told what, if any, indignities Tom and Spike inflict on Ted in his naked vulnerability. They slope off, leaving him to the tender mercies of whoever might chance upon him in this neck of the woods. If it's a gay cruising ground he might be in for far more than the boys have given him.  He makes a delicious sight for those inclined to the fuller figure. Spike however looks weedier than ever.

Notice that they are all wearing formal naval hats again for this finale. 
Take a bow chaps! 


Navy Romeo is one of the most complete Royale storyettes that have survived in reasonable quality. It's a  got a good, slightly mystifying story with plenty of erotic moments derived from stripping, abduction and bondage plus the esoteric art of showing men manoeuvring their (apparently) aroused organs in close proximity, screened only by the flimsiest veil of clothing. A modern equivalent would be the gathering of track athletes clad in leotards without any underwear. It's very sexy if you get a good view!

 Below I have reproduced Royale's catalogue description of this set. It's interesting but sketchy. It's quite difficult filling in the details of the narrative just from the pictures but presumably that was what you were meant to do. I'm not aware that any supplementary information was provided.

In Part 2c of this post  I look more closely at the players in this drama.
Links to the mitchmen Royale Archive will be provided there.
The majority of the images in this post have come from Sailor Al's Blog. He presented them in a different sequence to me, but I am happy to give him credit for unearthing them. As far as I know he didn't ever add to his collection there.


Institutional Bullying in the 1960's
In the 60's, many UK schools had a Cadet Force. This was a sort of sampler of military service dressed up as education. It involved lessons in marching, drilling, shooting, map craft and similar matters, all done in school time. Out of school there were occasional weekends at a real military camp where the skills learned could be practised in a more realistic environment. This is a true story from one of those camps.

 On the first night in camp the cadets were summoned from their beds to witness the 'trial' of one of their number, who was deemed to be 'too posh'. The trial was conducted by the senior boys within their ranks who had been awarded NCO status (Corporal, Sergeant etc). The poor victim was bullied into a confession, stripped of his clothes and subjected to humiliations of the type meted out to Ted here. None of the other members of the unit lifted a finger to help him. 

In recent years it has become apparent that this sort of arbitrary bullying was commonplace in the real services and accepted as normal, in fact it was not regarded as bullying at all, but as some sort of legitimate, masculine, tom foolery and 'rough and tumble'. 

This is a relevant, ambiguous example, possibly an initiation, like 'crossing the line' for the first time. It seems like a civilian ship rather than military but no one has spared the victim's blushes and his ordeal includes lashing  with wet towels as well as a dousing with sea water.
Bad Lads Army

More recently (2004) a parade ground punishment almost identical to Ted's was vividly depicted in the TV series 'Bad Lads Army' (link pending) which purported to recreate 1950's training practices. In this context Ted's treatment does not seem at all fanciful and at the time the motivations behind it probably didn't need explaining, let alone justifying.

Sunday 19 September 2021

Thursday 16 September 2021

Eddie's pre-sale nerves

 Steve-2021-214 took deep breaths and fidgeted nervously as he waited to be summoned to the rostrum. 

He knew his pre-sale conditioning had completely transformed his body. He was barely recognisable now as Eddie Wickes, the scrawny, 21 year old, who the Parole Panel had sentenced to enslavement for joy riding and writing off the Sheriff's brand new patrol car. 

If his parents were out there, waiting to buy him back, as they had promised, they might not even recognise him any more, not with his new Slave Name and muscular body. It was perfectly legal for them to buy him back, he would still have to live as a slave, probably hired out to a local farmer and kept in chains all the time, but at least he would be able to go home to sleep in the woodshed at the bottom of his parent's garden. His Mum might even be able to sneak him some of her apple pie from time to time as a treat to enliven the standard programme of nutritional blocks mandated by the State.

It was an idle dream, he suspected. His parents probably wouldn't be able to afford him any more. When the overseers at the Slave Induction Agency had seen how well he responded to physical training, they had done everything they could to develop his physique with weights and clever nutrition. He was proud of the amazing new body they had given him, but it had elevated his sale category from 'Standard' to 'Superior'. That meant the price he would command at auction had probably increased into the tens of thousands, way beyond his parent's means. He would now be in the sights of the ultra rich and if two of them took a fancy to him, the sky was the limit. 

It was flattering to be sought after, something he wasn't accustomed to. But the elevated price tag would make him far too valuable for ordinary labour. Whoever bought him would want to view him all the time and show him off to envious friends, to put his strength to the test and probably, he shuddered, use him for other private pleasures. If he failed to live up to their expectations....well, the punishments meted out to all slaves were common knowledge. He had been spared the worst of the whip during his preparation by the overseers so that his new body would not be sullied by scars. Once he was sold, it would up to his new owner to make his own policy on that score. He could do whatever he liked.

A shout broke into his thoughts. "Hey! 214! Wake up!" The Guard was beckoning to him, urgently. "You're up next" he said, then as Eddie shuffled past he added in a softer voice "Good luck, pal". 

Eddie climbed up the steps of the rostrum, trembling with fear, but glad that the light chains they had given him for his Sale Day allowed him to go to his fate with dignity. He emerged into the bright lights of the Sale Room, hardly noticing the murmur of excitement that greeted his arrival. He stood erect before them just as he had been trained to, facing forward with feet slightly apart and hands lightly clenched in front of his groin, modestly obscuring the contents of his sale outfit, a dazzling lime green thong. The attendants came and released his hands, re-shackling them to the post behind his back. He knew he looked great in these briefs, but part of him wished he didn't. They would probably be pulled down to his ankles if the bidding flagged and when that happened he was supposed to remain head up and proud as though nothing had happened.

After a pause to let the audience drink in the quality of the item on offer, the Auctioneer wearily began his introduction. "Ladies and Gentlemen, lot 127 is  Steve-2021-214, a Superior male of 21 years and I can tell you that an export licence will be available from the State Directorate of Slaves for this lot if the final realised price cannot be matched by a US buyer".

The audience buzzed with renewed excitement, but Eddie's stomach lurched, knowing he might end up anywhere in the world, cut off from his family for ever, probably in a place where the US Convention on the Treatment of Slaves was not recognised, where notions of civilisation were quite different......... 

He searched the audience hoping to see his father's face amongst the dozens of men seated in front of him, but the spotlights positioned to optimise his display were blinding. Even that faint hope of 'rescue' was dashed as the Auctioneer went on, "I have to tell you that I have a number of commissions for this lot and the bidding therefore will have to commence at hundred and twenty thousand. Who'll give me a hundred and thirty?" 

Hands holding accredited bidder cards shot up all over the room.

"Please let it be a kind man" Eddie prayed, eyes glistening as he held back his tears.


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Sunday 12 September 2021

Bareass blogs No 56


Bareass Bulk for the Beach

There are so many erotic triggers for me in this image:- 
  • that tight, yellow tee shirt - and how he seems to be revelling in it's clingy embrace!
  • his huge, broad shoulders and slender waist, 
  • his thick thighs, sheer bulk!, 
  • his smooth shaved(?) ass,
  • and lastly just the teeniest, tantalising glimpse of cock.

Somehow tough the villa setting of the image here doesn't seem to fit with the beach lifeguard shirt.
It's as though this fit, young, bodybuilder has stolen a lifeguard's shirt and is trying it on in the privacy of his home, imagining himself in the heroic role and enjoying the feel and  smell of another man's clothes, perhaps it's a man he desires as much as he admires.
Perhaps he's broken into his hero's home and is going through his wardrobe,
and the hunky owner is tied up, naked on the bed, forced to watch and wonder, what next? 


I don't have an ID on the model or the studio (Colt?). 
He's identified as 'Matt O' on Porn Savant
as 'Dale' on Adonis Male  
and there's more of this set on TGP

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or start reading at Bareass No 1 and follow the links

Wednesday 8 September 2021

The Look of Abject Surrender


This is No 25 of ''The Look" photo fantasy Series at mitchmen,
To see the others click on the label at the foot of this post
Photo courtesy of Wrestler4Hire

Sunday 5 September 2021

Art by Ultraswole

Ultraswole's style reminds me of Muscle Matt but his subjects are more mature than Matt's, both in age and behaviour, as witness this handsome gentleman. The erotic content is also much more subtle, although the graphic outlines in these briefs are by no means 'hidden', nor understated.



I like the singlet/vest worn by this character (if 'worn' is the right word for a garment so tight and sheer that even chest hair is visible beneath it!). Pictures like this, with a suggestively-formed, J/O fist screening off sensitive detail, hint at more explicit depictions, but if they exist, I haven't found them yet.

Ultraswole - Pink Ticket (my title)

This image found in the debris of Ultraswole's devastated Tumblr site is an even more obvious sanitisation and a rather sad hint of treasures which are now, it seems, buried, if not entirely lost. The harm done to gay artists through Yahoo's fit of asset-stripping respectability is a continuing  blight on the self-expression of our community.

Ultraswole - Dark Pecs

The preceding images are notable for their hairy chests and this image is a homage to men with hairy pecs, topped off by a strikingly handsome face. 

The 'darkness' alluded to in the title and background tones is curious. Are there hidden depths in this body-sculpting enthusiast's personality?

Ultraswole- Pool Pecs

Ultraswole's attraction to hairy chests is obvious in these pictures but in the world of body-builders, whom he clearly adores, body hair is regarded as an impediment to display and is therefore shaved off for formal, posing occasions. This contrasting hairless variant of the 'Dark Pecs' image reflects that practice has been given a light, playful tone with the pool-side setting and floating ring making the subject seem more youthful, compared with his manly, dark alter-ego . Other pictures by this artist also exist in both hairy and hairless forms which seems to show an interest in the transformative nature of the process and (dare I say?) the underlying eroticism of the custom.

Ultraswole - To Beard or Not To Beard?

This tryptych is a slightly academic exercise on the subject with no erotic undertones at all and no inkling of the artist's preference. I have posted another artist's photo-manip experiments with hair at my mitchmen gateway blog in No Hair or Hair? and More Hairy Experiments posts. Other 'hairy' and 'shaving' posts here at the mitchmen main blog are accessible through the labels at the foot of this post.
Ultraswole - A,B or C?

Shaving is just a superficial manifestation of the massively transformational nature of bodybuilding as a whole and participants are always keen to show how much they have grown over the years. This artist's interest in that process surfaces in a number of comparative images and I particularly like this one. It compares 3 different men rather than the evolution of an individual. 

As well as the obvious body  changes there is also a progression of hairstyles on these men from the ordinary and normal, though showy extravagance to shaven-headed dedication and professionalism. It's a perceptive charting of increasing obsession but the shrinking of the costume with increasing bulk also gives it an erotic dimension. Once again though the title shows no preference on the artist's part.

 In this image, the pairing of the original human inspiration with Ultraswole's enhanced vision for him draws attention to his (Frankenstein-like) ability to transform and create a more perfect specimen with improved bulk and definition. 

Ultraswole's choice of photograph is a standard beefcake pose, but it's not erotically neutral, the awkwardly-hitched shorts are intended to show off the man's pride in his thigh bulk but the action has a slightly clumsy sexiness. Ultraswole subtly transforms his baggy shorts into something briefer and more stylish, but he also provides grabbable shaping in the crotch region. There's a more subtle conversion of the reversed cap from geeky-looking into something rather more stylish.
Ultraswole - Superman Transformation
In this pairing Ultraswole invokes the ultimate transformational dream - that of man turning into superhero. Most of us would see his starting point here as a pretty super man in his own right anyway and strikingly sexy too, wearing a clever choice of shorts that modestly exploits that sex appeal without tawdry exhibitionism. 

By contrast, his supposed alter-ego of Superman bulges out of his skin-tight costume almost obscenely and is conspicuously well-endowed, although this version of the picture looks as if it's been toned down in that region for general consumption (if you'll pardon that expression) leaving us to read between the outlines. 

Interestingly, the subtle, earthy sex-appeal of the original inspiration pretty much disappears in his clean-shaven, covered-up, transformed self but the erotic interest not completely extinguished but switched into exaggerated bulk, shapely outlines and a real sense of simmering power. You pays your money and you takes you choice!

If you are intrigued by imaginative physical transformations you might like to look at the mitchmen articles showcasing the remarkable work of Yomero and Siproites
Too High
Ultraswole has a fondness for cartoons that explore the humour of bodybuilding, often featuring men at opposite ends of the transformation. This one features a wimp and his gym mentor in a scene which reminds me of the famous Charles Atlas, sand-in-the-face, beach bullying ads.  I confess that I find the bodybuilder's flash of anger and throat grabbing technique rather unattractive. It's an interesting domination scenario though and the final frame shows how much the target likes it!

Getting Vaccinated
Ultraswole's muscle-men are clearly not one-dimensional heroes and this one illustrates the paradox of physical strength not neccessarily going hand in hand with mental resilience. His flushed cheeks reveal a charming and somewhat sexy weakness. A cynic might find it strange that a modern, gym bunny might have an aversion to pain and needles though.

Mr Valentine

The softer side of muscledom is also nicely illustrated in this image and it cleverly gives the impression that a handsome hunk might respectfully offer his love to any one of us. Notice that the face is one of those from the tryptich earlier, someone has made up their mind! The heart shorts are somewhat corny but who could fail to be swayed by their generous contents?

Ultraswole's work is essentially fan art and he specifies his inspiration in this and the next picture and I guess the shorts here are equally frank about the depth of his interest.

Sam Asghari

 This image captures the slightly dishevelled look of gym users but it enhances rather that detracts from the appeal of this handsome man who the artist has fantasised about offering us more than roses.

Eric Janicki

The ability of an artist to strip his subject is another type of transformation, a wish fulfilment that probably has wider appeal to my readers than the swelling of muscles. The prominent veins of body-builders, much in evidence here, are not really my cup of tea. 

To conclude, a nice man wearing attractive shorts, yellow is my favourite colour!


See lots more Ultraswole on Instagram 

There's a limited selection at Ultraswole on Deviant Art also Ultraswole on Tumbex 

You'll discover many more of his popular images simply putting his name into Google

Thursday 2 September 2021

Letters Home From the Newly Enslaved

 Dear Mr and Mrs Walters,

Thank you for entrusting your son Simon to us. I enclose a snap of him, taken here at the Slave Reception Centre in Twisted Forks. As you can see he is well and happily settling into his temporary quarters here. He is a fine boy and my staff report that he has an obedient and accomodating nature which I hope to verify myself in a night or two. Simon is already undergoing intensive training in preparation for his entry to the Slave Disposal Auction where I feel confident he will do you proud and achieve a good price in excess of the reserve you specified for his sale. He has written a brief note to you which I have enclosed below.

The law requires me to advise you that here is a 28 day 'cooling off' period from the date of this letter during which we are not permitted to sell him and you can change your mind and redeem your son's Slave Indenture for the standard fee specified on the Government web site plus our own administration fee and accomodation charges (pro-rata) as per the price list enclosed below. 

In the unlikely event he fails to meet your reserve at auction, he will be entered into a Clearance Sale and you will be paid the standard rate for familial donations as specified by the law. Once sold he will be given a new enslavement identity and all contact with him will be ended.

Yours respectfully,

Garfield Shaftbury
(SRC Welfare Superintendant)


 Dear Mum and Dad,

Here I am at Twisted Forks. Ha ha! I am OK, I guess, although it's all been a bit of a shock. The chains are a bit of a drag, ha, ha! I don't blame you for sending me here, I know you needed the money and I guess I've been a pain in the ass for you these last few years. Actually Dad's whuppin's were good training for the way they do things here. So have the lessons Uncle Victor used to give me when he was looking after little Robbie and me. Ooops! I guess I never told you about them. Sorry they haven't given me a rubber. Anyway, they are giving me plenty of food and making me do lots of physical training, I don't know why since I've been told I probably won't be used for farm labour but what they call 'contact services'. Sounds like a cushy number. I hope! Ha ha! Anyway I hope I raise enough money for you so that you don't have to send Robbie here too when he turns 18, that's if Dad doesn't drink it all first. 

Your loving son,


P.S. Can you send me a bar of chocolate? 


Inspired by photo of Yaroslav, The New Slave, by Russian Captured Guys