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This Sunday and every Sunday in NYC: The New York Bondage Club!

If you are a local guy who wants to check out the bondage scene, or if you are an out-of-town visitor looking for some fun, be sure to visit the New York Bondage Club, which meets for play every Sunday night.

new york city bondage play party for men

Men of all ages, shapes and sizes and — all experience levels — are welcome. You can join in on the action, or you can just watch! You owe it to yourself to go at least once!

Check out their website get more information, and to see some of the action that goes on:

pictures of men tied up in bondage

Save the date: Memorial service for Andrew Harwin

Andrew Harwin, who died recently, was a member of Inferno, Delta, GMSMA and many other organizations. He was one of the organizers of the popular Folsom Street East block party here in NYC. There will be a memorial service for Andrew on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, from 3 to 5 p.m., at the LGBT Community Center in New York. It will be a wonderful opportunity to reminisce, to connect with those who knew and remember Andrew, and to help celebrate his life.

Andrew harwin

Leather Lounge this Saturday in SF

The monthly social event of BLUF SF — Leather Lounge — is held on the patio at the SF Eagle from 9 pm to closing every second Saturday of the month. Get your gear on and join for an evening of fun in leather. See old friends or make some new ones. All are welcome. Mention BLUF at the door if you get there before 10 pm.

BLUF SF

 

Official BLUF SF website here

Also find them on Facebook and Twitter

SF Eagle bar website here

Upcoming livecast with Rick TheTist

For who are interested in hypno-domination, check out Rick TheTist.

Rick TheTist

I had the pleasure of meeting Rick in person at this year’s IML in Chicago — and not only is Rick nice, but he is hot too!

He’s got a website where you can download a wide selection of audio files, many for free and many with bondage themes!

hypno bondage

Also, Rick TheTist will be conducting a “livecast” on Friday, July 19, at 10:30 p.m. Central time, so mark your calendar now!

His main site is here.

Also check him out on Patreon, Twitter and YouTube

Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition at the Guggenheim in New York City

There’s a really hot exhibition of works by Robert Mapplethorpe through July 10, then returning July 24 until early January, at the Guggenheim museum in New York City. If you are in or are coming to New York, it’s definitely worth checking out.

Although many of these photographs are famous, I had never seen them exhibited in a gallery before. I’m impressed with the technical quality of Mapplethorpe’s work, and I am moved by his subject matter. Mapplethorpe depicted leather and s/m sex, and even rubber and other fetishes! This was incredibly groundbreaking for someone in the 1970s. You have to remember that he was working before the Internet, before Tumblr made subject matter like this abundant.

I thought a lot about one image — “Joe (Rubber Man)” — because I am wondering where he would have gotten that full rubber body suit back then. There’s also some even more shocking stuff (not pictured here) including a watersports picture and another, a self-portrait, in which the artist has a bullwhip up his butt.

My favorite picture of all (shown above and below) is “Brian Ridley and Lyle Heeter,” the picture in which a leather Sir has his boy chained up in their living room.

Below are some of the pictures I took of the pictures:

Metalbond visits Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition at the Guggenheim

 

You can learn more about this exhibition at the Guggenheim by clicking here.

There are also several movies about Mapplethorpe, the best of which is (in my opinion) called “Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures” — trailer here: