|I do love women tied up with scarves, but I also love to see women wearing scarves for fashion, particularly fashion headscarves.|
|I do love women tied up with scarves, but I also love to see women wearing scarves for fashion, particularly fashion headscarves.|
Interview with Thomas Silk, KnottySilkScarf
What made you and your late wife decide to create a bondage site? Were you lifestylists before creating the site?
To explain, I need to start from the very beginning.
I've had two fetishes since I was a kid. The first one was silk scarves, particularly square silk scarves that women used to wear as fashion headscarves. That fetish started, and this is a true story, in the late 1950s when I was probably in first grade. The teacher, who had to be in her 20s – perhaps early 20s – played a game with the class called Pin the Tail on the Donkey. It is where you are spun around blindfolded and then you try to pin the tail on the donkey. The teacher used her silk scarf, which she wore almost every day as a headscarf, as the blindfold. I was probably blindfolded for about 30 seconds or less. I don't know if the smell of the scarf was from her perfume or her hairspray or some combination, but it was the most erotic smell I had eve
Forget BDSM...I'm Into FBDEIt has bothered me for sometime that Damsel in Distress (DID), Guy in Distress (GID) and Couple in Distress (CID) bondage gets lumped into BDSM as if it is some sort of subset of it. It isn't! Okay B is there for bondage, but by association we get lumped into everything else, which is wrong.
What does BDSM stand for? Bondage and Discipline, Dominance and Submission, Sadism and Masochism. But what most people think of when the term BDSM is used is the infliction of pain by someone on to someone else. This is fine when two or more consenting adults do it. And that is a major difference with DID (or whatever your flavor of "in Distress" bondage is). We just watch it. Unless you are a producer or rigger or model...we just watch. We don't participate. Other differences...most of us don't like real pain to be involved in DID scenes. That leaves out discipline also (except for the occasional spanking video).
Its all about gags...I was having a conversation on DA with another photographer concerning gags. Yes, I am a gag snob. What does that mean? It means that a woman's bondage is not complete unless she is gagged.
[First, a disclaimer...Whatever adventure our fantasy heriones have, we fully expect them to be rescued or overcome the bad guys and girls. There is a universal appeal to a woman being held against her will, struggling and awaiting rescue or trying to escape. It shows up in TV, movies and in literature all the time. The writers, artists and photographers on DA do an excellent job illustrating various types of fantasy bondage adventures. These are fantasies, not real life. No one I know actually wishes such predictments on anyone in real life, unless it is part of fantasy play in a loving relationship.]
Back to gags...why are gags important? It has been said that communication is
Robbery, Tie-ups, Mouth filling gags, and SexWhat could be better? A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. With models Loren Chance, who we have photographed on numerous ocassions, and Chloe Night, a wonderful new addition to our site, we produced a number of stories in both photos and video. The afternoon was filled with these two ladies struggling in scarves, ropes and pantyhose and forcing each other to...well, you'll just have to see it on our web site. We highly recommend both models. All in all, it was a fun day!
For those that say bondage should not involve sex...you know...only fully-clothed women tied up and no touching.
First, let me say that many years ago I used to feel that way. Harmony, before they started doing naked and topless bondage, actually sent a questionaire to their subscribers asking if they wanted nude and topless bondage. I voted no and I lost...they rightfully did it anyway. I still love images and drawings of full
Expression and EmotionOne theme you will notice in the images that I have posted is that our heroines, even though they are gagged, express their feelings. There is communication between our helplessly bound and gagged captives and their captors (usually women).
The one thing I hate in a TV show or movie or DID photo set or DID video is when the heroine sits there with no emotion at all. Her gag is so good that she can't even make any noise and she is tied so well that struggling is out of the question. And worse...her face is blank of emotion. This happens much too often and then I see comments about how good this damsel is being tied up, just because she is tied up. Not so good. [Often it is less the actress that makes a good scene than the director telling her how to play the scene.]
Being held captive is all about emotion. The emotion can be anger, frustration, uncertainty, and yes, fear (as non-PC as th
Nancy Drew and Other BooksI've always been curious about Nancy Drew , Trixie Benton (did I get that right?) and other girl detectives. Although now the teen age girls are involved with vampires, or just school life (sometimes solving mysteries and still getting tied up) in books, for decades (and to some extent today) being a girl detective was very mainstream. What happened when the girl detective figured out who the bad guys were? Well, sometimes she ended up bound and gagged. In some cases, other characters ended up in ropes and gag.
Now obviously we don't deal with girls or teenagers in our work (although some of the models can make themselves look like teenagers, if we wanted to). We do have our very sexy Mandy Clue character, an older version of Nancy Drew, who gets into all sorts of sexually explicit bondage on silencedladies.com.
The actual number of stories in which the teenage girl detectives get tied up is relatively small (compared t
The 12 Stages of Storyline Fetish BondageCopyright 2011 Knotty Silk Scarf Productions
There seems to be 12 stages for everything these days. So I decided to develop the stages of storyline fetish bondage. This is not a master/slave thing or even role playing by couples. It certainly does not apply to a video were a woman is tied up and simply struggling. This is storyline or plot-driven bondage involving a heroine who stumbles on or is the target of some criminal activity or who is tied up by a jealous girfriend or perhaps by the hero for her own good. Not only does this apply to productions designed to showcase bondage, but also to most TV and movies which have bondage in them. Whether the producers of these shows and movies intend it or not, their bondage scenes are searched for, evaluated and played over and over.
The 12 steps are similar in many ways to the steps which would occur in real life situations.
I give a few examples for each step. The
A Plea for Realistic Gags on TV and the MoviesCopyright 2011 Knotty Silk Scarf Productions
I finally found one of my holy grails on youtube the other day. It was an episode of The Virginian entitled "A Slight Case of Charity." The Virginian was a long running TV western in the 1960's (ending in 1971, I believe). It had 249 episodes and only a couple DID scenes in all that time. In this episode, Trampas, a popular cowhand, goes to Charity's hotel room and finds another man there. The man punches Trampas and leaves. Trampas gets up and finds Charity in the closet bound and gagged. The bondage was poor. She was tied with cloth strips at the ankles and hands, which were in front of her. It looks like she could have easily gotten out of the ties. She wore an OTM cloth gag, again a white strip of cloth, which she could have pulled off her mouth. Trampas unties her feet and pulls her up. He then unties her h
Scarves and BondageI love seeing a woman tied up with scarves. I particularly love seeing a woman gagged with a scarf. When I talk about scarves I am referring to silk (or silk-like) scarves. I prefer square scarves over the oblong or long scarves. Although any scarf of any material is generally better than no scarf. My love of scarf bondage isn't because scarves are the most effective bondage material. [Arguments can be made either way on the effectiveness of scarves.] It isn't because they can be colorful, although I do like that. It isn't because it is a softer way to bind a woman. Suggest that to a woman who has a scarf tightly tied in her mouth and she would disagree. Others may suggest these as the reason for scarf bondage, but these are not the primary reasons I love scarf bondage.
Scarves are (primarily) a woman's fashion accessory and the only one that is ideally suited for bondage.
Pantyhose/Nylon Stockings and BondageOne of the sexier experiences a man can have is to go out with beautiful a woman (his wife, girlfriend or just a date) all dressed up, her hair done, wearing high heels AND wearing pantyhose or stockings. Seeing someone like this on the street is also a treat in this age of dressing down and maximizing comfort. 50 years ago it was the norm for a woman to dress up everyday (as it was for a man to wear a suit everyday). Today, women wearing pantyhose or nylon stockings is almost (not quite) relegated only to fetish status.
There is definitely a segment of the bondage community that loves to see women tied up wearing pantyhose or stockings or tied up with pantyhose or stockings. There is even a portion of the community that likes to see a woman fully encased in pantyhose.
Pantyhose, of course, are the logical combination of nylon stockings and panties, which eliminates the need for a garter or other way to hold up the hose. The allure of pantyhose, as with panties, is that when they
Rope and BondageRope or cord is the best bondage material made for securing a heroine. Now it is not the easiest to apply. That honor goes to tape. Rope requires skill and honestly, few people could actually secure someone with rope in real life, particularly a struggling woman, and make it look like the fetish bondage producers do. But in terms of strength and beauty, there is nothing like rope to secure a heroine.
Certain types of rope or cord are better suited for bondage than other types. The first characteristic to be considered is the diameter or size of the rope. Too big and it difficult to use for bondage. Too small and it may not be strong enough and could cut into the skin. Also there are different qualities of rope from coarse, which might result in rope burns, to soft rope. However, if the scene is suppose to be more gritty, coarse rope or cord, such as packaging cord, might be appropriate. Rope comes in different colors so your heroine's bondage can be color coordinated, if desi
Tape and BondageI have said many times that I am not a fan of the use of tape in bondage. Having said that, it is a very effective way of restraining someone. It is perhaps the easiest way of binding someone. If I was a real criminal today and had to bind someone, I would certainly carry duct tape even though I am not a fan of it.
Tape, like other binding materials, comes in many forms. Some like duct tape (or duck tape) is very effective and what most people think of when they hear about tape bondage. Certain types of packing tape is effective, as might be some types of electrical tape or medical tape. Still some tape, like masking tape or Scotch tape, is mostly useless for bondage. Some tape looks good, but doesn't have much stick.
My opinions on bondage materials are formed by three areas...how good are they really...how appealing are they to look at in fetish videos and on TV/movies...and perhaps an unique test, how personal is the item. The more personal, the more erotic for me.
Over the Nose GagsI once read a comment by someone that they didn't understand over the nose gags. That surprised me. If you have the perfect mouth gag...cloth, tape, ballgag, stuffed or any combination...so the heroine can't make a sound through her mouth, she can still make quite a bit of noise through her nose. Try it, if you don't believe me. Now most heroines might not think to use their noses to generate noise...and it is noise. But, if they did, that perfect gag isn't so perfect, is it?
You mostly see over the nose gags in Japanese movies and TV shows. The Japanese are very logical. An OTN gag not only minimizes noise coming through the heroine's nose, it also restricts air flow...We NEVER want to put a damsel in a situation where she can not breathe, So an over the nose gag must be of cloth or something that still allows breathing. Still, air flow would be restricted with an OTN gag. That results in less struggling (because she doesn't get enough air to struggle). As I said, the Japa
Chloroform and BondageHer eyes start to get sleepy. Her eyes flicker as the sweet smelling, sleep-inducing odor that was soaked into the folded handkerchief takes effect. With the handkerchief covering her mouth and nose, the young beauty has no choice but to inhale the chloroform. She is held tight in the grasp of her assailant. Slowly her eyes close and she slumps to the floor or bed or in the arms of her attacker. She is now at the mercy of that same assailant. Will she simply be bound and gagged? Put on ice, as it were. Or will she be kidnapped? Or does her assailant have even darker plans for her?
Drugging or chloroforming the heroine is one of the classic ways to subdue her...the others being by threat of force (with or without a weapon), physically subduing her, knocking her out cold (hitting her without really hurting her...as unrealistic as that is) or by her voluntary submission. Chloroforming seems to be a very popular way to subdue the heroine. It shows up in TV and movies all the ti
Non-Adults and BondageThis is, of course, dangerous territory. Let me be specific. I am not talking about anything sexual. I am talking about the use of bondage on non-adults in the course of a mainstream story.
There are perhaps three age groups in this category: teenagers (13-adult), older children (perhaps 10-12) and young children (under 10 years old). And for this discussion I am talking about both girls and boys.
Non-adults have been tied up and gagged in stories going back as far as my searches go, both on TV, the movies and in books. Still there is a great sensitivity to these age groups being tied up so there is perhaps an age appropriate level of bondage. Mel Gibson's movie "Ransom" had a young boy taped up and that was criticized for being over the top. One of the soaps (Days of Our Lives??) had a young boy tied and a bandanna tied in his mouth and they were criticized. These were perhaps too realistic for some people's taste, but made sense for the particular story.
Teenagers are offer
What is IT About Gags???Poll #34 shows that a gag is the most important part of tying up a woman for most (about 40%) of the people responding in the poll. That is about the total of the next four answers combined.
So what is so important about the gag. If you are a real criminal, there is little point in tying up a woman if a scream can bring help. So a gag might be considered a necessity. But we don't deal with real criminals...we don't want anyone to go through non-consensual bondage in real life.
In stories (books, TV or movies) a gag tells the audience that the captured heroine is just a pawn, usually awaiting release or rescue. She is there to squirm and struggle (if we are lucky). Her dialogue is not important to the story...other than to express defiance or fear (which she can do eyes anyway). Usually, the plot, particularly if she is tied up for a long period, will include a scene where the gag is removed for a while and she is allowed to have a dialog with her captor. Then the heroine is gag
Handkerchiefs and BondageA subject I haven't covered in my survey of bondage and bondage materials is handkerchiefs. Unlike scarves, handkerchiefs are rarely used as binding materials because they simply are not big or long enough. They are gagging material.
Men's handkerchiefs come in a variety of sizes and most sizes can be used both as stuffing and tied in the woman's mouth. The large handkerchiefs easily being tied in or over a woman's mouth and the small ones are typically just barely large enough to be tied in a woman's mouth.
For much of the 20th century (at least into the 1960's), most men carried a handkerchief at all times. There were even companies that provided clean handkerchiefs for men as a service. In fact, many men carried two handkerchiefs. One in their back pocket to be used for...well, you know...and the other in the breast pocket of their suit coat for decoration. [Unlike today where the hanky in the breast pocket might be a fake hanky for decoration only, back in the day, they we
Ballgags and BondageThose of you that have read my journals probably know that I am not a big fan of ballgags. By ballgags, I am talking about the rubber ball with a strap or cord or scarf running through it that is tied in the mouth. Ballgags don't have to be made of solid rubber. A wiffle ball can also be an effective ballgag. Of course, the ball can be made of almost anything. [A broader view of ballgags would include a cloth gag with a large knot in it that goes in the mouth. The knot being the 'ball.']
For those that favor ballgags, there is no better way to gag a heroine. Secured in the mouth, there is no way to talk and apparently little noise can be made. Although appearing very secure, ballgags can have the same issues as any gag secured IN the mouth. How secure the ballgag is depends on how tight the gag is strapped and how big the ball is relative to the heroine's mouth and thus, how deep it goes into her mouth. Of course, some of the security issues are addressed by adding hardware
Masks and BondageI love masks in fetish bondage. In particular, I love masks worn by villains, male or female. Now a mask could be anything ranging from a handkerchief, bandanna or scarf tied over the lower part of the face to ski mask or balaclava to to a nylon stocking or pantyhose over the villain's head to a Halloween mask that covers the entire face. What makes masks so wonderful is that the heroine immediately knows that she is in trouble. The villain has announced that he or she is a villain. No subterfuge, no ruse...just I'm here to rob you, kidnap you or have forced intimacy (thank you Captain Kidnap for that term) and I don't want you to know who I am.
The good news for the heroine is that killers usually don't worry about wearing a mask because witnesses are not typically an issue.
Which masks do I think would be most terrifying to a heroine? I have two favorites. One is the nylon stocking or pantyhose over the head. Not only is it a mask, it distorts the villain's face which would a
The Five Senses and BondageSight, touch, smell, taste and hearing...these are the five senses. They tell us about our surroundings. For a bound and gagged heroine, she depends on her senses to aid her in her escape attempts, to calm her natural fears and to simply understand her perilous situation. However, each of the five senses can also be used against the heroine in one way or another. And a couple senses can be taken away from the heroine making her even more helpless and terrified.
We often hear that gags are the ultimate form of helplessness because they take away a woman's greatest strength, her power to communicate. But this isn't really true. Taking away a woman's sight, a primary sense, is by far the greatest form of helplessness.
Without being able to see, the heroine probably doesn't know where she is. She may not know what her situation is or how she is bound or how many other captives there might be. Perhaps the most frightening aspect of being blindfolded is that the heroine probably does
Gloves and BondageOkay, gloves are not really any type of bondage material...unless you consider the rare times when a glove is stuffed in a heroine's mouth to keep her quiet. And yet gloves are a part of fetish bondage. They have been since the time of Irving Klaw. And gloves are a fetish item, themselves, with web sites featuring women wearing gloves.
Now there are lots of gloves worn by both women and men. They include work gloves, oven gloves...all sorts of gloves. What we are talking about are gloves worn by women primarily for fashion. There are three basic lengths of women's gloves. These include the gloves that cover the wrist, gloves that extend up to the elbow (matinee gloves) and opera gloves that extend past the elbow.
Irving Klaw had underwear-clad beauties with ulta-high heals running around tying gagging, spanking and generally having fun with each other. They often wore long gloves extending above the elbows or opera gloves. Irving Klaw knew fetish.
The following is from Wikiped
Villains and BondageI know that for some folks simply seeing a beautiful woman in bondage is enough. And it is true, bondage in itself is erotic; it can also be a work of art. In particular, rope work is an art form. But fetish bondage is also about emotion. Beautiful rope work can lack emotion without motivation. And the best motivation in TV, the movies and fetish bondage is an evil villain.
Bondage is at its best when it is non-consensual. I am not knocking consensual bondage. It is what loving couples do even when they are role playing. But for a voyeur of bondage, and that is what we are when we look at TV, the movies and bondage photos and videos, the emotion is peaked when there is a sense of danger and true sense of being helpless in a dire situation. That is why even with more than 50 years of television, the bound and gagged heroine is still a popular theme. And you can not have that sense of danger without a villain.
Villains come in many varieties. There are the larger than life
Robberies and BondageThe young woman watched the three masked robbers from her vantage point on the floor as they ransacked the house. The wall safe was open and was now empty because the young woman had been too scared and had given the robbers the combination. It had all happened so fast when she arrived home. The two men had bound her in what they called a hogtie. The woman had stuffed her mouth with a foul tasting cotton handkerchief and had knotted the young woman's own silk scarf over her mouth as a bizarre fashion accessory. The young woman's attempts to struggle had only caused her skirt to ride up exposing her satin panties and had popped the top button's on her tight fitting silk blouse exposing her bra covering her well-endowed breasts. Just then the three robbers gathered around the young woman with evil in their eyes and smiles under the handkerchiefs that covered their faces. "Now, what do we do with this pretty youn
Kidnapping and BondageSara was nervous. She had walked this way to the bus stop more times than she could remember, but now she wished she had driven and paid the outrageous parking fees the downtown garages charged. She picked up the pace of her walk and the woman behind her seemed to do the same. Sara had seen the woman a several of the stores she went to. She was sure that it was the same woman because of the dark blue raincoat, plain white headscarf she wore tied under her chin and the dark sunglasses. Okay, it was 1958 and a lot of women wore headscarves and sunglasses. Sara wore them on certain occasions herself. Still, this woman seemed to be following her. It could all be innocent, of course.
Sara was relieved to see a car parked on her side of this deserted street with a woman bent over doing something in the backseat of the car. She was a tall woman wearing a raincoat, a floral silk headscarf and sunglasses. As Sara approached the car, th
Femdom and BondageFemdom - Female domination
I love strong, smart female villains (and heroines). Of course, I like them to end up bound and gagged also, perhaps several times in a story. But I particularly love seeing a woman tie and gag another woman and have her enjoy doing it.
The stereotypical woman is loving, gentle, caring, trusting, perhaps more likely to be sub-servant than a man and more about resolving conflict than creating it. A female villain has none of those traits. She is scheming and ruthless...and yet she is all woman. No one expects her to be evil and yet she is and she is proud of it. And she can be just as evil as a guy. It is this incongruity that makes this type of villain so sexy.
The heroine can step into this role also, but it is not her natural role. She is forced into it by the situation or by what has been done to her by the villain. She has to dominate her captor in order to escape. Unlike the female vill
Emotion and BondageHow long had it been? The young woman pulled on the cord keeping her in the tight hogtie. She grunts through her gag, a combination of a man's handkerchief stuffed in her mouth and her own designer silk scarf tied tightly between her lips. She was terrified when they accosted her and physically forced her into bondage. She was too terrified to really resist or even think for that matter and they could see the terror on her face. But now she was simply angry. Who gave these assholes the right to do this to her? And that woman tying the rope in her crotch. What a bitch! Still the worst thing she did was tie the young woman's own expensive scarf in her mouth. The scarf will be ruined with lipstick marks and stretched out of shape. That was a $200 scarf! The young woman couldn't wait until she got her hands around that woman's throat!
Just then the woman stood over her with a big smile under the mask that hid he
Drawings and BondageI want to say right up front that I CAN NOT draw and I wish I could. In fact, it is one of my bucket things that I would like to learn how to do before I die. My drawings are worse than the worst on DA. That is why I rarely try to draw anything and I would NEVER share one of my drawings even if I thought it was sort of okay.
By drawings, I am referring to traditional art, not the 3D stuff. However, see the end for comments on 3D.
I believe that drawings, if they are done well, can have more impact than photos and video. But this ideal is only rarely met. Why can drawings have such impact? Because drawings can depict scenes that would be difficult to reproduce. This includes locations that a typical bondage production company wouldn't have access to. This includes bondage ties that might be impossible or difficult for a model to do. This includes sexual acts that some models might be unwilling to do. This includes emotion
Cleave Gags and BondageI am sure you are saying to yourself...what else can he say about gags? To me, gags are what makes fetish bondage erotic. I don't know why, but they just are. Perhaps it is the looks that the heroine gives when they know they can't talk. Perhaps it is the mmmpphhing sound that the heroine makes when gagged, which can sound very sexual. Perhaps it is eliminating the heroine's greatest strength, her ability to communicate. Perhaps it is the excitement and frustration of the heroine when rescue is so near if only her gag didn't prevent her from crying out. It is probably all of these combined. For me, gags are the most important part of bondage. Yes, I am a gag snob.
Having enjoyed fetish bondage for more years than I prefer to think about and having produced bondage pictures and videos for about 15 years, I have studied the science of gags and gagging. So I wanted to comment on different types of gags. This is about cleave
The Thomas Silk 15-Minute Rule of BondageThere have been a couple of models that have told us about a 15 minute rule...if you are strictly bound and uncomfortable, the producer must release you within 15 minutes (or less) or something like that. We have no issues with that. Our bondage, while secure, was rarely so uncomfortable that models complain. We often had models bound for much longer than 15 minutes. But there is another 15 minute rule...one that I developed. If your heroine is bound for 15 minutes and can not get free herself or get her gag off, she will never get free or get her gag off (assuming her situation stays the same)! This is one of the Thomas Silk Rules of Bondage.
What I mean by that is if there is a flaw in the bondage, the heroine will discover it within 15 minutes of struggling or less. If she can't find a flaw in the bondage, she will remain bound and gagged until her situation changes. Why would she be able to get free or get her gag off after hours of
Blindfolds and BondageOne of the most underrated bondage accessories is the blindfold. By covering the eyes, a villain can remove one of the essential senses the heroine has...that sense is sight.
Almost anything that can be tied, taped, or secured over the eyes in some manner (like a hood) to blindfold the heroine. I personally prefer a silk scarf, which will not surprise any of you. A blindfold can be tied loosely or very tight. It will not impact the effectiveness of the blindfold, although it might determine how long the blindfold stays in place. The thickness of the blindfold will determine whether the heroine is in complete darkness, sees shadow or light or perhaps gets a distorted view of what is happening.
Emotionally, a blindfold has to increase the heroine's terror at her situation. Not being able to see means that see will not know when or where she is about to be touched. She will not know exactly where her captors are or what they are doing. Th
Headscarves and FashionCopyright 2013 Knotty Silk Scarf Productions
This is the first part of a two part discussion of headscarves. This first part deals with headscarves and fashion, both today and in the past. I want to clarify some misconceptions about headscarves. Whether you like headscarves or not (and I realize a lot of men and women don't like them or think that they shouldn't like them based on today's perceptions), the one thing to remember is that a beautiful woman wearing a fashionable headscarf still looks beautiful. A FASHION headscarf, one that is NOT worn for religious reasons, can add intrigue, femininity (in colors, patterns and feel) and be functional. However, if a headscarf is worn badly, like any fashion accessory, it can simply look bad.
From the sites that I run, most of you know I have an interest in scarves. Why does a guy care about scarf fashion, specifically headscarf fashion? Because I grew up at the height of popularity of fashion headscarves. I have always though
Struggling and Bondage - Part 1
What a turn-on it is when a pretty woman is securely bound, gagged and struggling. Fighting her bondage and gag even though there is little hope of getting free. Struggling makes the difference between a boring scene and an exciting one. There are several types of struggling and they can occur at different times during a story.
1. Capture struggling
Technically, capture struggling occurs prior to the heroine's actual bondage or as she is being bound. Although she is not restrained with ropes or tape, she is always restrained. Her captor(s) grab and hold her. Typically, she is also handgagged. So she is in bondage even before ropes or tape or other restraint is applied. Sometimes this can be as little as the heroine being grabbed from behind and dragged away, but the good scenes are much longer.
There are lots of people who enjoy watching a heroine being grabbed from behin
Struggling and Bondage - Part 2
2. Struggling While Bound and Gagged
It is what a bound and gagged woman is expected to do...struggle against her bondage. When she doesn't, when she just accepts her fate and doesn't resist, the scene that is produced is simply boring regardless of how she is tied up. A good bondage scene may contain several different types of struggling during this period of captivity.
Testing Her Bondage
Although this type of struggling doesn't always occur, when it does it happens it happens at the beginning of captivity and it is a slow and methodical type of struggling. The damsel is literally testing to see how well she is tied and gagged. Often she simply can't believe that she has been made so helpless so easily.
Vivian sat on the floor of her own walk-in closet. Her hands were bound behind her back and her ankles were also tied together. A handkerchief was packed into her mouth and
Struggling and Bondage - Part 3
3. Escape Struggling or Struggling with Purpose
Isn't the damsel trying to escape anytime she is struggling? Yes and No. Of course, she believes that she is trying to escape by struggling, but when a damsel is bound and gagged securely and is by herself, her actual chances of escaping her bonds are reasonably small (see the journal article on my 15 minute rule). But after a while her struggles may become focused. She may develop a plan of escape. That is when she is struggling with purpose or escape struggling.
Struggling to be Heard
One of my favorite types of struggling is when a rescuer is nearby, perhaps searching for the damsel or perhaps just a bystander, and the damsel tries to alert them to her plight. The most obvious way to do this is to try to make enough noise through her gag to be heard or to get rid of her gag altogether.
If a gag is properly selected and secured for the location and situatio
What is a Good Gag? An Effective Gag?A while back I had a poll that asked how effective the best gag could be. I offered the following answers for a woman bound and gagged in a bedroom of a house...
1) You can be right next to the damsel and not hear her whimpers.
2) You can be right outside the door of the room she's in and not hear her mmmmppphh.
3) You can be downstairs (or upstairs) and not hear her cries for help.
4) You won't hear her cries outside the house.
Most people chose 2 or 3, and these are probably the most correct answers. But it is complicated. How thick are the walls? Is the woman tied with her face buried in a thick carpet or blanket or is she tied to a chair where her moans might carry better? Where is the rescuer relative to the damsel? How much ambient noise is there? Etc.
The best a gag can do (without covering her nose) is to reduce the noise the damsel can make below what she can do through her nose. Try it, a lot of noise can be made
Well, It is Reality...Sort OfThere has been a notable change in TV bondage. In the past, when a woman was gagged, even with a poor gag, she would remain silent or make faint gagged noises. We all look at these scenes and cringe. Yes, we like to see the woman nicely gagged. That cleave gag, OTM gag or tape gag is better than nothing, but we know that if the director let her scream, it would bring down the house.
Well, it is time to rejoice bothers and sisters. Yes, we are approaching the promised land....well, sort of.
Now, in quite a few scenes, they are letting the woman scream through their gag. And guess what? The gags aren't very effective. Sometimes they talk through their gags...real conversations. Forget gag talk. They just talk. And yes, tape fans...that goes for taped mouths (without stuffing) also....lots of noise.
Criminal Minds has let their women scream, but not always. More terror, I suppose. The Transporter
What is the Definition of Pantyhose Bondage?One of the things that has puzzled me is the definition that some people have of Pantyhose Bondage. Their definition is that any woman who is wearing pantyhose and who is tied up (with rope, tape, but not tied up with pantyhose) is in pantyhose bondage. As someone who has actually done REAL pantyhose bondage...a woman tied up and/or gagged with pantyhose...for well over a decade, this just irks the hell out of me.
I recently saw a drawing of a woman wearing a blouse, skirt and pantyhose, tied with rope and tape gagged...nice drawing, but it had the caption pantyhose bondage. How is a woman tied with rope and tape gagged in pantyhose bondage? And not rope bondage or even tape bondage? You wouldn't call it blouse bondage or skirt bondage, would you? It make NO sense to call it pantyhose bondage.
If I told you that a photo set was scarf bondage and the woman wasn't tied or gagged with scarves, but just was wearing a scarf as a fashion acc
The Best Bondage Photograph I Have Ever Seen
Of course I should have said the best "criminal" bondage photo I have ever seen. This was posted a long time ago by :iconRoadster1600:. I have no idea where they got it. Criminal bondage is what real criminals might use to restrain someone. It is not a the perfectly tied well-known model with yards of rope wrapped around her body with every rope perfectly placed and a big ballgag in her mouth (with a caption saying something about a robbery). [Although that is fine for fantasies.]
This picture is no doubt posed, but could have been taken by a real robber who tied up the woman during a crime. [Hopefully, that is not the case.] I am guessing that it was taken in the 1960's (or perhaps 1950's). It is unique in that the bondage is done with one long thin cord at least 12 feet long and perhaps 15 feet long. It is tied with a half hitch knots, not the commonly used square knot. The cord
Let's Not Let Facts Get in the Way...ChloroformJenny felt uneasy. It was a big bedroom, not what she was used to. She still was reeling from the unexpected news of this inheritance. She was startled out of her thoughts by the knock at the door. It was Maggie and Doris the long time maids for the estate, who even at this hour were wearing their maid uniforms.
"We thought you might like some hot chocolate before you retire," Maggie, who was in her 50's said with a smile.
"I appreciate that, perhaps later," Jenny said as she brushed her hair.
"Later won't do, Mistress," Maggie said, "Now we will have to do it the hard way"
Jenny was startled by the maid's tone. She put the brush down to look at her. There was a gun in her hand. Before Jenny could react, the 26-year old Doris grabbed Jenny from behind with her left hand and clamped a man's handkerchief over her mouth and nose. The handkerchief smelled sweet. Jenny instinctively struggled, but Doris had her in a
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