Non-Mainstream Articles
by Pat Powers

These are articles that are primarily about sexual bondage, mostly how it's portrayed in various media, but also touching on how bondage is practiced in real life and its effect on culture and society (and vice versa). Even if bondage isn't your thing, you may find some of these articles interesting as they are mostly think-pieces and humor (or disjointed ravings as some call them).

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The Gorean Image

Sometimes, in venues where you don't really expect it, and where the participants probably wouldn't know what a Gor novel is, you find a Gorean image, like the slavegirl, um, streaker seen here. Here are some thoughts on what is and isn't a Gorean image. Essay, PG.

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My Lifetime Women In Prison Movie

My story "Doin' Time In the Blue Shadows" arose from some observations about the nature of sexploitation Women in Prison movies and the sort of women in prison movies you see on the Victim ... er, Lifetime Channel. Read all about it here. Essay, PG.

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Bondage: Cliche or Dramatic Device?

Are bondage scenes cliches by nature, or are they dramatic devices which can be endlessly reinvented and which are thus endlessly useful? We tend toward the "device" theory. Imagine that! Essay, PG.

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Consensual Bondage:

Why So Many Loosies?

When Skinamax does sexual bondage, they generally do Loosies, when the only way to do them righty is tighty. Essay, R.

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Why Drool Rules

Women drooling while gagged is a fairly obscure sexual interest, but like bondage itself, it also has a lot of dramatic power. Essay, PG.

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The Fun of Bondage

The imaginative that is characteristic of some commercial bondage imagery makes it more than a match for the mainstream. Essay, R.

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The Future of Hentai

The future of hentai is so bright thanks to the advent of 3D image rendering software, all the damsels are gonna have to wear blindfolds ... for their own safety, of course. Essay, PG. Illustrations, R.

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Imbalance of Power

The feminist movement has made stories about romances between couples where the male has plenty of power and the female has very little power to be rare, unless they follow a fairly predictable course. But the rise of unequal sexual power imbalances as a part of recreational sex offers more possibilities to writers.. Essay, R.

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Pony Girl Dreams

Sometimes you become the thing you desire. Essay, R.

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"The Boys Picked Me!"

When people who aren't into bondage engage in bondage play, the sexual element may be under the radar, but subconscious sexual bondage feelings may still affect them. Essay, PG.

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Ring Gags As Toy and Prop

Bondage models Lorelie and Darla Crane chime in on the efficacy -- or lack of it -- of ring gags for bondage play. And their comments explain why ring gags would make a great prop for mainstream bondage scenes. Essay, R.

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Following A Fantasy

The movie Star Slammer and the hentai Cool Devices: Slave Warrior Maya both feature imaginative updating of the tired old stocks imagery. But it's Cool Devices that really follows through on its potential -- and beyond! Part of the Futuristic Bondage series. Essay, R.

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The Top Ten Most Hated
Evil Captor Lines

The words fans of Damsel in Distress scenes absolutely HATE to hear. Humor, PG.

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A Hermit Crab Bondage Fantasy

The creators of the TV movie Velvet didn't have bondage fantasies in mind when they scripted it, but they built a beautiful shell for bondage fantasies anyway. Essay, R.

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Bondage By The Numbers

An international database of bondage scenes (really!) allows us to come up with some interesting numbers regarding the frequency of bondage scenes in such popular TV series as The Avengers and Xena: Warrior Princess. Info, PG.

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The Power of Nude Bondage

Having a damsel appear totally nude adds a new dimension of power to bondage scenes. Here's why, using an example of a Canadian TV series featuring a nude damsel. Essay, R.

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The Nude Bondage Corollary

If nudity contributes to the power of a scene, how that nudity is displayed is also important. Essay, R.

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Television's DiD Ragnarok

Way back around the turn of the century, a Very Bad Thing happened to most of the TV series that were most productive of DiD scenes -- they got cancelled. In masse. More or less. Info, G.

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The Scissors Collar Comes To TV

The scissors collar is a dangerous-looking device with loads of dramatic potential, so it's vaguely surprising that it's being used on television. Info, PG.

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The Fictional Bondage Rules Part I

In which we establish the basic principles for bondage scenes, from which our rules shall be derived. Call 'em FBR for short. That's pronounced "fubar." Essay, PG.

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The Fictional Bondage Rules Part 2

Why the female lead of this film should receive an award for Best Use of Tits and Ass in a Raunchy Motion Picture. Humor, R.

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The Fictional Bondage Rules Part 3

Sexy bondage is good bondage. Simple, true, and totally not understood in Hollywood ... Essay, R.

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