As Requested

10 March 2008 8:38

RiggingAs RequestedSan Francisco, CA –- Several readers have requested more pictures of my rope work. Some have asked that I elaborate on using rope to seduce. Lo’ and behold, the universe has granted an opportunity to comply. After helping friends move a refrigerator, brunch and meeting up with more friends in the Castro, my boy and I went to the Eagle for Beer Bust. The place was crowded. Cheer San Francisco was having a fundraiser. Mama Reinhardt and members of the family were there.

Derek and I finally worked our way into a corner of the patio with the help of some of our cohorts. I ran another variant of the quick arm binders Mark Yu taught me on Derek (right). I did it primarily to have some fun and entertain our friends. This attracted some attention. Enter Rich Stadtmiller and a group of boys that included Joseph. (below). Rich is a photographer that chronicles community events and posts the pictures to his website at RichTrove.com. Joseph is the boy seduced.

As RequestedThe first thing you need to do in order to seduce a boy with rope is get his attention. Sometimes this is as easy as wearing a couple coils of rope on a carabineer attached to your belt. I’ve gone as far as standing on a bench in a crowed bar holding a coil above my head but then I’m subtle like a brick to the face. I get the best results attracting the attention of a new boy, however, by running rope on someone I already know, like Derek. This inevitably sparks an interest. Generally, I’ll stick to quick binders and fast tie-downs for this purpose… remember, boys have short attention spans. I run the rope with confidence and clearly answer any questions from the folks watching. This helps assure the boy that might have the courage to step up.

When I finished the binder on Derek, Joseph’s buddies pushed him forward and it didn’t take long to get his shirt off. I learned as I uncoiled my line that Joseph had never been in rope bondage before. I make my physical assessment as I ask him about pertinent health issues and injuries. I talk him through as I run the rope across his body and stay close to give him a sense of security.

Sidebar: Do Not Touch the Boy in Bondage. If you are out and come across a boy in bondage (handcuffs, shackles, restraints, rope, a collar), don’t fucking touch unless you get permission. This isn’t some abstract SM/leather culture etiquette; it’s common courtesy.

With Rich’s permission I’ve posted a few of the shots he took to a gallery under my pics page to share them with you.

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