Does anybody remember Manscape magazine? This was a digest-sized gay porn periodical with lots of stories, many of which featured kink themes.
With great pleasure, I received a brand-new issue of Drummer magazine in the mail this week! The publication is 100 perfect-bound pages and includes articles, photographs, and lots of erotic male BDSM artwork. Even the ads are hot. There’s a report on the Old Guard leather scene that existed back in the 1950s and 60s. The theme is “The Superhero Issue,” and there’s a stylized rope bondage photo essay by Bruce LaBruce that rounds out the issue. My favorite section is the “Tough Customers” photo profiles.
Congratulations to editor Drew Kramer and publisher Jack MacCullum for bringing Drummer back!
You can get a digital subscription or a digital-and-print combo by visiting the official Drummer website, drummermen.com. I have the latter. There’s also an archive of vintage issues of Drummer.
This print magazine — Pledges & Paddles Volume IV, published by Outbound Press in 2000 — has 64 pages of stories and pictures about frat hazing. All the stories feature male-on-male bondage, and many also have themes of humiliation, homoerotic pranks, and sex. Among the most memorable of the “true” stories is one called “Ex-Marine Pledges a Frat,” which was a prequel to a much longer story called “The Marine and the Sissy.”
In addition to the fantastic collection of stories is a large number of very high-quality photographs, as well as several hot, full-page illustrations by the male erotic artists Cavello, Leo Ravenswood, Sean, and Titus. I am impressed with the quality of this publication, which is one of many specialty issues of Bound & Gagged compiled back in the day by the publisher Bob Wingate.
Bob’s website is here, although he has not updated it in some time.
I will be mailing this magazine, along with two other regular issues of Bound & Gagged, to SpacePupSilver, who is working on assembling a complete set. Are there any other collectors of these magazines out there? If so, who’s got what? I encourage anyone who has these to give them away or trade, rather than sell.
There are five recently published issues of Drummer magazine — available at drummermen.com — with more issues on the way!
Meanwhile, if you are a subscriber as I am, you can access the first 100 issues of Drummer, which are archived under their Origins tab. Here are two of these vintage issue covers:
Find the old and new content at the Drummer official website, available here.
And they have a new Editor-in-Chief! And they are promising a new issue coming soon! Details are available at their website:
They have some newer content available, including five complete issues as well as articles. And one of my very favorite features is a complete library of the first 100 issues! If you are a subscriber as I am, you can access this vast library.
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A Metalbond reader shared the links below to TWO online auctions, for a large selection of vintage Bound & Gagged male BDSM print magazines:
As well as what looks like a very large selection of vintage VHS male bondage tapes, including titles from Zeus, Grapik Art and others:
I don’t know who is selling these items, but I do hope they find a good home!
A friend is cleaning out his attic in preparation for a move, and he has a large collection of vintage male porn magazines he’s like to sell to a good home. These titles include publications from Larry Townsend, Zeus, Bound and Gagged, and many others.
These magazines are from the pre-VHS, pre-INTERNET days — when the only source for such materials was to visit adult bookstores! Some time ago…
To inquire about this collection, visit ropesnyc on Recon