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(Feb 18th 2018)

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Bareass Blogs No 17

Bareassed Breakfast Brew
(for a 'boarder)

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Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Bareass Blogs No 16

Bareassed Blues

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Saturday, 17 March 2018


It seems like there's a whole new generation of gay artists arriving on the scene of late, possessing top quality technical skills and highly individual techniques. That exciting trend is exemplified by the remarkable pictures of 'Pickedapeck'

Good Morning Sunshine
 You are immediately struck by the calm pastel colours and the uncomplicated designs (designs somehow seems a more appropriate word than compositions). The men he draws are very modern fellows with swept hair and well trimmed beards, often wearing glasses in nice, positive portrayals. Examples of domestic imagery like this convey a sense of uncomplicated, youthful living and loving  (see also my last picture for another example)
Pickedapeck - Welcome to the Club Sir
The erotic styling (what unexpected words this artist is making me use!) is centred around plain white underwear and socks rather than total nudity. As a fan of white shorts since adolescence I totally endorse this approach, few artists make them count as much as this one.  However, the spotlight in this picture above and the hint of restraint tells you there's more to his work than that
Pickedapeck - Try To Relax
 It comes as a surprise to discover an abundance of fetish elements too, featuring bondage and even breath control. Despite that, there's a sense of experimentation here rather than anything more sinister, an impression borne out by this title. The plethora of modern equipment with comfortable seating, computers, headsets and microphone suggest it's a very well organised experiment though. How times have changed from bike shed days! The distinctive characterisation of the captor/controller seems to simply suggest a degree of difference rather than historic stereotyping. It doesn't look like he's even going to be directly involved, since the captive's senses are already fully occupied.
Pickedapeck - Breathless
In this variant of the same idea, the restraint frame is totally domestic but the body positioning is much more erotic with the upward sweep of the tubes deeply suggestive of extraction. The artist spells out the breath-control element which is propelling the captive's excitement, not just in the title but in his parted lips and flared nostrils we glimpse though the mask. This is serious stuff all of a sudden.

Chunky earphones are another modern iconic ingredient in Pickedapeck's imagery but is this man undergoing serious sensory deprivation and brainwashing or just listening to music?
If you think it's the same thing go stand in the corner!

Pickedapeck - Laterz Dude
I'm a fan of simplicity in bondage imagery and this is about as simple as it gets. The detail isn't too clear here but the captive is trying to escape from his cuffs and the wild eyes tell you he's none too happy about being put on hold (as it were). The caption here is couched in language that's casually dismissive introducing a psychological leverage of total domination and uncertainty. In a world of pristine white clothing (and gags) those leather restraints seem to be heralding the end of innocence.

Pickedapeck - Non Verbal Communication
Darker toning here, darker straps and a professional quality leather gag seem to signal deeper, deviant devilment. The practical arrangements we can see don't seem so terrible, although we don't know if that ring's a vibrator or a more aggressive shock device. However the facial expressions indicate that both parties know this is more than just having fun. The teasing out of the captive's cock from the protection of those close-fitting, highly conventional (virginal?) underpants seems to symbolise a significant event. I'd be interested to know what music the artist thinks is being played here! At one time the captor's tattoos would have signified manliness, rough manners and sexual tastes to match. Nowadays it seems to be  a classless 'coming of age' thing of a more sophisticated nature. Like the 'welcome' picture above, I sense a sharing of experience here, a passing on of 'the knowledge' and an induction into things they don't tell you about in school.

Pickedapeck - Go With The Flow
This image differs from similar ones above in that a jointed robotic arm is provided, able to do more than just suck to maintain a supply of ejaculate. Though restrained and gagged, the subject seems quite relaxed (enjoying the music ?) as he submits to the machine's demands. There's a sense of calm introspection here, almost like giving blood and you can well imagine he'll get a drink and a biscuit afterwards. A number of Pickedapeck's images depict the solitary and passive enjoyment of sex like this and in others where another person is involved he is sometimes doing the same job as the robot arm here. Of course the role of unselfish sexual comforting is not without it's own pleasure and gratification, but it's not usually the stuff of porn images which is what we are dealing with here, despite the high quality artistic presentation. It's all part of the benign and ordered universe that seems to be the backdrop for this artists imaginings.

Pickedapeck - In Space No-one Can Hear You Come
This image seems to encapsulate that sense of detachment and introspection even more, but it's coupled with an oblique and rather extreme take take on the whole idea of breath control (i.e. exposure to the vacuum of space). That makes you wonder if the borrowing of the title phrase which normally ends in 'scream' is as arbitrary and wacky as it first seems.
Pickedapeck - The Volunteer Is Ready
The volunteer too seems happily relaxed, all he has to do is listen to his 'cans'. But he is still strapped down, suggesting he might otherwise want to leave at some point. Some of the other images above have tubes and leads of undefined purpose but in this medical-cum-laboratory experiment we also seem to have electrical stimulation of various zones (including 2 tastefully-placed ball tinglers) in addition to conventional 'friction' techniques. I love the way his cum extraction tube passes back inside his shorts on the way to an unseen receptacle.
Pickedapeck - Gymspiration
Any gay man whose been a regular gym user will 'get' this fantasy. That stunning ginger guy who always gets the attention and sets the pulses racing. Here he gives up his juices in an exercise not included in the normal fitness curriculum. His stylish, co-ordinated apparel is set aside so he can be seen in the artist's universal white uniform of desire. The visible ejaculation, destined to land on his own face, is a embellishment that doesn't appear too often in Pickedapeck's output but coupled with the restraints and a firm hand gag it assumes the character of submission and controlled behaviour rather than relief. It looks like the old "You like that, don't you?" routine for non-believers, but then, what man doesn't if it's offered in the right way?

Pickeapeck - Labrat-57

This is a relatively recent (2017) image that revisits the 'Lab Rat' theme and develops the artist's thoughts on it. The title here points to a whole succession of men undergoing this experiment, which accounts for the sophistication of the equipment. The vacuum pump 'cum' milker is shown connected to a sizable collection vessel suggesting repeated extractions are required (and possible!). The breathing control tubes are augmented too, with a bellows attached to the smaller of the two airways. This dual tube arrangement also featured in 'Breathless' above so we can imagine that this arrangement is not simply monitoring the patient who appears to have slipped into unconsciousness.

All sorts of sinister possibilities come into view which are not dispelled by the gloomy lighting. Suddenly those neat white shorts seem to have assumed a similar status to medical operating gowns, providing minimal cover while the professionals deal with the subject's body at will.
Portrait Of The Artist At Work
 As Tom of Finland said, "if a new picture doesn't make me hard I know it's no good" and this image is a terrific example of that phrase in action. Artist self-portraits in our genre usually depict a naked model tempting the artist's brush and palette, but I suspect this one doesn't use any of these things. You can tell this rendering is utterly truthful. Even with his trousers down, this guy manages to seem cool and self assured. Even his computer comes with an erotic label, casually subverting the most subversive and domineering of global companies. I can't wait to see what else Pickedapeck has up his shorts!

Regardless of the real or imagined fetish content of these pictures, I can't help but be struck by the visual integrity of Pickapeck's very distinctive style. Regular readers will know I normally look for sensuality as a key ingredient in erotica. His highly stylised men don't have the gleaming mounds that usually characterise this. His style understates their (not unimpressive) physiques and makes them seem more like real people. Their sexiness is conveyed to us via a different route of carefully chosen clothing, accessories and hair which are also more suggestive of their personalities than muscles are. The actual sexual content is restrained and quite respectable by modern standards. I'll be fascinated to see how his technique and content develops in the futures and whether he reveals more clues to the secret desires that seem to bubble wickedly under the surface.

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Tuesday, 13 March 2018

The Look of Envy Parts 1 & 2

But with butts, there's always a but ............

This is 'Look' No 10, 
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Friday, 9 March 2018

A Fantasy World of Bodybuilder Morphs at IFNB

If you like my recent BuiltByTallSteve muscle morph post you might enjoy looking at IFNB blogspot where the author has produced a large quantity of morph photo manipulations to conjure up a fantasy world of naked bodybuilding where cock size and performance form part of the judging criteria with cum shoots a mandatory element in their presentation routines. The entire infb blog is dedicated to developing and exploring this fantasy in all it's aspects.

In his fantasy world, exercising this additional 'muscle group' becomes part of the body builders' training routines and gym assistants are employed specifically to 'spot' them in this crucial part of the workout. Getting 'spotted' themselves is an occupational hazard for these men due to the enhanced libidos of the contestants who develop a constantly 'ready' state brought about by increased exercising of the muscle group in question. (somewhat contratry to most men's experience, sadly, and also to conventional scientific opinion on the effect of muscle development substances on the male libido).

The answer to this unexpected phenomenon seems to lie in the introduction of studcum into the bodybuilder's diets. Top alpha studs are imported by the contest resorts to serve fresh milk to those competitors who can afford to pay for it.

Such is the power of the enhanced sex drives of these men
 that the flexing of their muscles can be enough to induce ejaculation.
It's a valuable capability for the stage presentation.

Flying spray is not the only hazard for other gym users. Top ranking contestants develop an overwhelming arrogance and swagger and will pick other men out at random to help them finish off their 'cock bulking' routines. Typically, his body builder claims that the other guys know that someone is gonna get used and it's up to them to keep out of his way if they don't like it.

Because of perpetually enhanced erotic state, lesser competitors at pre-contest formalities run the risk of being humiliatingly covered in deliberate emissions from the top rankers they encounter. They can take comfort from the fact that if they wipe it off and eat it their own regimes will benefit and it will cost them nothing but their pride.

Contestants are required to give up a sample before going on stage to pose and the ability to splatter yourself is seen as a sign of quality and is no disadvantage in the judging. In any case these bodybuilders all have their adoring fans who eagerly help out with spills to demonstrate their love. Perhaps also hoping that some of their hero's magnificence will rub off on them (as it were)

When organisers introduced all-nude dormitories for contestants it was almost inevitable that fans would break in and seek out their favourites to see if they could wangle an autograph, picture or sperm sample out of them. The more obliging bodybuilders would happily flex their muscles for them which would sometimes also cause a simultaneous auto-ejaculation to the delight of all.

Competitors can augment their income and finance their training by giving demonstrations and workshops for their followers, this one is on 'cum skills'. One lucky fan gets a great demonstration of the star lecturer's cum shooting skills. (You may recognise some familiar faces in this deceptively simple photo manip which cleverly turns an ordinary J/O scene into something much more interesting.)

When the competitors go on stage, they all hope to be winners and show off their best qualities.
The massed display of prime beef manhood can be very alluring for those watching from the sidelines who must try and practice self-control lest they prejudice their own performance when their turn comes. It doesn't get any easier in the climactic scenes.....

Collegiate level amateurs spray cumloads, excited by having to flex naked in front of judges and fans. Their off-stage arrogance is tempered with anxiety as they become the ones to be judged, knowing most of them will troop off as losers. But there can be worse outcomes........

  "Middleweight IFNB pro Craig Frewer (left) has a slight cock failure during an abs pose.  Frewer's extreme cock prepincluded controversial (and completely unpredictable) pre-contest SPH treatments (sperm-production hyperdrive),which caused Frewer some of the most memorable cock posing failures – yet also caused him to setan IFNB record for cum shots in a single round for Middleweight professional naked bodybuilders". (IFNB quote).
(IFNB quote)

The anonymous author of the blog writes lengthy commentaries against each picture like the one just above. He uses the same deadpan style as straight body builder magazines and lays out the erotic practicalities of the sport, back stories for the imaginary competitors and details of the numerous organisations who participate in it.

These morphs are based on real competition bodybuilders so there's a lot of heavily cut, tanned and veiny muscle which isn't normally my cup of tea and this blog author hasn't changed my mind about that. However there are 'softer' muscle images too and I do enjoy very much his accounts of the top contestants practice of squirting over fellow contestants, trainers, officials and fans alike and sexually abusing them whenever they feel like it as a crude dispay of male dominance. The quality of the morphing varies but there's plenty of good examples posted, as I hope I have demonstrated with my selection here.

There's a mass of material and you can't help but be drawn into the world he creates in a satisfyingly comprehensive way. Even if bodybuilding's not your thing you can enjoy the fictional manipulations and ribbing of those who take it more seriously.

Lot's more at IFNB blogspot
(International Federation of Naked Bodybuilding)

Monday, 5 March 2018

Last Chance Saloon

Gay Art by Mitchell - Last Chance Saloon
The Mitchville Cops are a generous spirited lot.
When they catch rogues up to no good, they don't automatically run them in.
Instead they ajourn with them to a local bar to hear their pleas of mitigation in comfort.
As you might have expected, the local villains soon get to know each Officer's preferences
and share with each other the arguments that will go down best with each one.
When you're looking at a 10 year stretch a hairy ass is not so daunting.

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Reraizure - Bondage Artist


You may have seen this remarkable image before, it's one of the most memorable creations of the bondage artist* 'Reraizure'. The model is precariously balanced on the foot rest of the stool and secured to it by rope across the seat but the whole set up seems to be defying gravity and somehow makes him appear very, very naked and vulnerable. His strapped back arms and bowed head epitomise submission, marvellous.

Reraizure explains that another model was supposed to sit on the stool to assist stability. That would have created a highly erotic alternative image but this one works very well as it is and if there's a bit of trickery keeping the stool stable it doesn't matter in the slightest. 

*I should perhaps explain that Reraizure only does the ropes, he doesn't take the photographs.

 Reraizure makes a speciality of suspension bondage, but in all fairness it's the photographer's vision that makes this image so striking. The barn-like setting suggests a remote and unfrequented location  The window casts a flattering light on the naked captive's body and the highly textured wooden walls and beams which contrast with the smoothness of his skin. It only allows him a tantalising glimpse of the sky outside his lonely prison and a sense of time passing.

This 'open' type of bondage is a stark contrast to the closed submissiveness of the previous image. It shows the captive in a heroic light with his arms posed to fight and folded leg poised for flight. He would be at home on one of Michelangelo's painted ceilings, honouring some deity or other by lounging at his feet.

  There's a sense of flight in many of Reraizures suspension images (not surprisingly). In this one the body line cleverly echoes the sweep of the stairs which can be seen spiralling upwards or is it downwards? The running pose seems to suggest a flight of a different sort as though to escape the baffling visual maze, which borrows from Escher's idea of endless staircases which bring you back to where you started. There's a better-known companion photograph to this, showing the model seeming to descend with foot outstretched just above the banister rail (below).


Icarus was the mythical character who foolishly tried to fly with stuck-on wings and you can see those two ingredients alluded to here. The mirroring of the stair rail slope 'ties in' the model to the idea of a rapid descent. It also reminds me of boyish pranks sliding down banisters which is not entirely inappropriate either. The nudity of the model is a welcome bonus.

This is one of my favourites, an archetypal suspension bondage image with a very desirable captive neatly parcelled up in inescapable ropework. We can't see his wrists but the multiple leg tie-backs and supplementary roping around his feet suggests a captor that really means business but has stopped short of complete excess. Once he's off the ground, this guy ain't goin' nowhere and his face shows an intriguing combination of calm and concern. Quite what the title means I'm not sure!

This is another moderately familiar image and one in which it's the sporting apparel that immediately 'connects' with me, setting the imagination racing into naughty kidnap scenarios. The raised leg affords an enticing glimpse of buttock and simultaneously pulls down his waistband at the back to tantalise in that area as well. On a more aesthetic level the neatly aligned, body and arm roping is very satisfying

This image has a couple of deceptive ingredients that only become apparent with closer study. The model is less enmeshed than first appears, as the body roping emulates his unusual 'band' tattoos.
Also the model in this picture is actually lifted off the ground but that's not obvious, partly because of the lighting and also I suspect because the image does not seem to demand it and tricks the eye with his standing pose.

Notice the metal links held in reserve, looped though the door mesh top left.

This is pretty much the same pose as the sporting 'Connect' above but this model does have one foot on the ground, just. It makes a big difference. That enforced tip-toe now has an element of stress about it, nicely echoed in the drawn-up, other foot. The suspension here helps to induce a bowed, submissive head in the model. Suspended by the primary bondage on his arms, escape without help is going to be extremely difficult

Reraizure calls it Lily but I know this as the stork or crane pose. 
I assume it's not the model's nick name! He's called Phil.

Seen alone in an unfurnished room he's either on display or stored out of the way and it's an effective scene setting device. His trendy jeans and bare top don't obviously suggest that this situation has been pre-planned. Is this a workman whose work failed to impress as much as his physique? or personality or one who volunteered for an extracurricular fee-paying job and now has reason to regret it?

This study of a cute captive is Classical in the sense that it is a nude in a relatively simple form of restraint, but the body ropework and asymmetrical limb restraint is more akin to Japanese Shibari than the European Classical tradition.

The atmospheric lighting too steers us away from brightly-lit, academic body studies in a more erotic direction. This open leg sitting/kneeling pose is both submissive and sexy even if you can't see anything. You know his undercarriage is touching the ground and  buttocks fully spread. 
He might be displayed on a pedestal but we aren't in a conventional slave market here!
In Balance
 This is a quirky picture with a neatly dressed captive seemingly 'hung out to dry' at the doors of an old garage or workshop. The thigh roping frames his crotch and his hands are safely out of the way. Whether he's gazing at his captor departing or an interested newcomer arriving you can decide for yourself but the image is full of potent uncertainty and opportunity.


Reraizure doesn't really do erotic art and though his bondage images are undoubtedly homo-erotic, he doesn't really do overtly gay imagery either. This gets close though, even though the two men are tied (to each other) back to back. Both attractive, you immediately wonder what connects them in their nudity. As I have observed above the flat kneeling position is full of eroticism and the interlocking heads are not devoid of sensuality either.

There's also a Reraizure tumblr page, it doesn't have different material or as much as the Deviant Art page has but it's easier to navigate and view, with different commentary

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