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The New York Bondage Club is going stronger than ever

You can join the men of the New York Bondage Club tonight — and every Sunday night:

New York Bondage Club

The New York Bondage Club says:

“Each week we play and have new guys coming to the party and getting into kinky fun. Some are first-time visitors, others have been there before but haven’t played, and of course many play all the time. Some come for a free massage, others to get off in the back. Some get naked, some just in underwear, and some stay dressed. You can chat at the soda bar, or get frisky around the club. Experience your fantasies. Don’t be shy, tell the guys what you want. That’s what makes the club work. See you on Sunday.”

The fine print:

“You must be over 18 years of age to come to the club and have a valid state ID in order to attend any of our parties. Please remember that no drugs or alcohol are allowed in our space.”

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Suit of armor with metal codpiece

Shown here is foot combat armor made for Giuliano de’ Medici, as a gift from Maximilian I, on display as part of “The Last Night,” an exhibition at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art running until January 5, 2020. This armor dates back to the year 1515. It includes a metal codpiece, which, according to the museum, is a rare thing to have survived all this time!

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You can hear an audio description of the armor shown here — and the codpiece — by clicking here.

Complete exhibition overview here.

Special thanks to my kinky friend David for telling me about this exhibition!

If you are in NYC or are going to be visiting, check it out and let me know what you think!

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

This is a really good book

I recently finished “My Leather Life: Early Years” by Peter Fiske, narrated by Thomas V. Peterson, and I can’t recommend this book enough!

It’s available for purchase on Amazon.

Peter Fiske book review

 

Peter is one of our most passionate and loving of leather elders, who is well known in gay s/m circles as an expert in flogging and whipping. For anyone interested in learning more about this topic — as well as anyone who wants to understand more in general about who we are as kinky folk and where we came from — this book is highly recommended!

Peter shares personal stories of growing up in New York City and discovering a sexual interest in bondage and spanking at a young age. He also tells of serving in the military in the segregated South and finding leather sex at a dirty movie theater in Times Square. All of this takes place pre-Stonewall! Speaking of Stonewall, Peter was also a patron of this famous bar and tells of being present at three different raids before the famous rioting took place in late June 1969.

Peter was also active in the leather scene in San Francisco, meeting many of the “old guard” leather men of the day and joining a back patch club and attending leather runs. Peter later became active in brotherhood organizations, including The 15 Association, the Chicago Hellfire Club and Delta.

“‘My Leather Life’ reads like porn, but it is my life,” Peter shared in a recent posting on Facebook.

“All of our stories matter. Mine is no different than any of my readers,” Peter continued. “I have been lucky to live at the center and to find love. If you take one thing from my book, it is that it’s in your power to live authentically and to find your love and your friends. Drag queens told me that in the 60s. Be real. You can be real too. All it takes is courage and a glad heart.”

The group picture shown in this blog posting is in the book and is also from Peter’s Facebook page. The caption states that it is from the Folsom Fair in San Francisco in September 1991 and shows, from left, Shadow Morton, Coulter “Colt’ Thomas (who was the fifth International Mr. Leather and Peter’s lover), Sky Renfro, Peter himself, and John.

Colt Thomas IML

 

I absolutely loved reading this book. I’m inspired not only by Peter’s passion for leading an authentic life but also of his stories of standing up for those being discriminated against, including men of color, drag queens and those who are transgender.

But for me the most moving passages were those in which the author describes the way he plays. When Peter flogs or whips a bottom in a leather scene, he does it as an act of love.

We should all be more like Peter.

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.

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