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Thursday, 18 January 2018

A Hunk Born to Suffer?

Every so often Bound Gods comes up with a stunningly memorable image*
 and for me this is one of them.
Brock Avery and Trenton Ducati
 1
Brock Avery (right), who we saw being seduced by Rocco Steele in my last post, actually has a stunning, pneumatically-muscular physique, just look at those arms! It's beautifully showcased by the shibari roping here, but it has rendered him completely defenceless. Even his cock is restrained which is a nice psychological assertion of control by his captor. These encasing ropes wouldn't stop Brock escaping, it's the presence of his angry captor which does that and he is attacking him with the most elementary of weapons, his fists. The scene has a raw, one-on-one, combat earthiness made nightmarish for Brock by his defenceless state. The gag and the windowless privacy of the shower, complete with spooky, running water, makes it unlikely that anyone will hear what's going on and intervene to save him.
One of the Bound Gods 'Creepy Handymen' series

Photo by Falcon Studios

2
Intrigued by this scene, I instigated a 'mini-hunk hunt' and dug out this picture which shows Brock's physique in a more elegant, less bulky form. I have a fondness for softly curving muscualrity like this. A torso which is not too lean, not too sharply 'cut'. Also for bodies featuring hair grow-back!
However, further investigations revealed Brock, for all his masculinity, to be a serial sufferer.



3
In 30 minutes of Torment he is confronted by the man himself, Van Darkholme, who clearly finds Brock's luscious pecs as irresistable as I do. Brock's display of anguish is most endearing.
But his pec punishment does not end here.

 

 4
Those dangling balls look like innocuous decoration - until they are set in motion
when they create a continuous sensation of tweaking for the unfortunate wearer.
Strange, how muscularity attracts direct punishment like this.
But muscles alone do not make you strong if your hands are tied.


 5
Van Darkholme does not neglect other targets either but my attention soon drifts back to Brock's splendidly curvacious contours, made all the more luscious by the gleaming, sweaty highlights.


6
Of course, if you work on a Kink movie you've got to expect a bit of stick,
but teamed up with Damien Moreau (left), Brock endures the mother of beatings
from his old 'creepy' enemy, Trenton Ducati.
This image showcases Brock's lower body and if you follow the link to the trailer
you'll see it dancing under the lash.

In passing, note the fiendish cruelty of this restraint frame, which only requires it's victims to be restrained by overhead wrist ropes. The tilt of the frame tips the victim into the net, which sags just enough under his weight, to leave his body in an uncomfortable, backward-curved position. That impells him to try and make himself upright, but against the wrist restaints and the tilted foot rest, he cannot achieve balance. It's a punishment in itself, wearing-down the victim over time, 
both physically and psychologically.



7
Inevitably those nips have more punishment to come. These mechanical pullers look scary enough even before the screw is tightened, but the design is less physical than it appears, more suck than bite. It seems that due to austerity cut-backs Brock and Damien have to share a pair between them.
Is it my imagination or is Brock looking enviously at Damien's half, wishing it were on him?
Slaves eh? What do you do with them?



8
Brock gets another opportunity to show off his superior aptitude for enslavement. He's up against Seth Santoro this time and they are seen here being assessed by Christain Wilde. Brock's chunkier-looking muscularity is reduced to a grovelling, boot lickin' subservience. You can see his stature is rather more diminutive than Seth which may account for his propensity to be bullied - even out of ropes.



 9
 Here you see the proof. Seth Santoro's screen persona is not renowned for domination traits (despite his improbable wrestling nick name of 'The Tsuanami'). However in face to face combat, even he gets to rub Brock's nose in it. Here he invites, his former fellow slave to sample his reproductive wares, up close. Brock puts on a suitable display of disgust at the prospect which I imagine required some self discpline - unless the irony is just too humiliating for him!. To be fair this video fight is not all one-sided but I'm enjoying Brock's tribulations too much to present a balanced view!




10
Freed from ropes (but still on them) Brock's six-pack muscle is showcased here. You'll see shots like this in all his wrestling outings but sadly it's not exactly a triumphant moment. His open legs look awkward, somewhat undignified and are leaving a dangerously open goal for Seth to exploit.
Brock's thigh's, stunningly chunky, lure on-lookers too towards this area of vulnerabiltity.
Seth v Brock at Naked Kombat




11
His match with Alexander Gustavo produces more humiliating moments.
This rather laddish-looking opponent even finds space to spank Brock on the bare backside. 


12

Poor Brock doesn't fare an awful lot better vs Mitch Vaughn. In fact the humiliations seem to be escalating as his mouth becomes the latest target. He's already had a taste of boot-lickin' but this is one step up (so to speak) and that foot ain't gonna be very clean unless Kink Studio have cleaning ladies with the most superior talents! Nevertheless, foot-fetishists (amongst whom I consider myself an curious lurker) get a nice portrait of Mitch's left foot.


13
Here Abel Archer takes his turn, offering Brock a chance of intimate aquaintance with his sweat glands. It's actually an apt reflection of the way he seems to smother all Brock's combat moves in the video. I'm not clear whether smelling or licking is the order of the day here, but if Abel neglected to shower thoroughly this morning things could get sticky!

As it turns out, Kink and Abel have more plans for the long-suffering Brock,
which I will proceed to in my next post

* I explore some other Bound Gods classics in my my Tribute to Bound Gods series

For other 'hunk hunts' click on the label below

Monday, 15 January 2018

The Look


The look that says, "Ooohh! I may just have made a mistake here".
and
"You will be careful with me, won't you?"
An over-enthusiastic pick-up realises this Daddy may be more of a challenge than he appeared
(see link below if you require more clarification!).

(Actually Brock Avery makes awkward situations something of a speciality,
it's an admirable quality which I will discuss in my next post.)

This is 'Look' No 9, for others click on the label below

Photo: Brock Avery and Rocco Steele @ My 10 Inches

Friday, 12 January 2018

The Bondage Leanings of Michael Stokes

Michael Stokes is perhaps best known for his calendar style images of uniformed men
 and in particular (for me) some great shots of the luscious Colin Wayne
(who sadly has yet to offer up his body to a rope-master!)

Fireman Colin Wayne

However, sprinkled amongst this photgrapher's work are some evocative bondage references


This rather genteel restraint of Attila Toth harks back to the coded messages of 50's/60's vintage beefcake put out by AMG and WPG. This model wears more clothing than they did then, but that does not detract from the image and has the effect of placing his imagined captivity more in the present day, 'real world'. The model's lean, clean cut, boyish look is somewhat reminiscent of Tin-Tin style adventures. His light build and youthfulness is contrasted with a heavyweight rope that would secure an ocean liner, thereby implying an predicament of some severity, which is nicely reflected in his slightly mystified expression.


 This example is a dramatic contrast in technique, with the model clad in a seriously sexy grubby jockstrap (and dare I say moist? - click to expand!). He's blindfolded and secured with rope that's more believeable than Atilla's, even if the knots aren't!. His bindings are configured asymetrically for artistic effect but it opens up his torso to the looming electical monstrosity towering over him, which seems to represent an undefined but rather unpleasant threat, and judging by the way he's reeling away, it already has him in it's thrall. It's like a 1950's B-movie with invisible beams but the modernistic villainry is set alongside an elaborately carved chair. It's worthy of The Inquisition, but with an upholstered seat, probably unsuitable for serious torture exercises. 
I haven't identified the model yet (do any of you know?)


 Rodney Santiago seems to have wound up in the same dangerous place, three years later according to the dates on the photos. However, there's a distinct sense that the danger has gone, the model seems quite relaxed in restraints that seem tokenistic and almost girly. 
The imagination has to work hard on this one but we can feast on Rodney's buns.

 In these two images Stokes conjures up a whole world of captivity with Kyle Clark as the hapless victim. His slightly gaunt-looking face (no doubt a by-product of engineering that amazingly cut torso) gives him a mature and slightly 'hard' appearance which is the direct opposite of Attila's boyish appeal above. To me this suggests a worthy captive, a more equal contest between man and chains, 'the Beast being tamed' if you like. The second picture, where a mask is added, amplifies that idea and if you switch between the two pictures you'll see Kyle seems to relax/droop into his restraints in a submissive way that is surprisingly erotic.


These two pictures play with captivity in general.
In both cases the element of nudity introduces a distinctly erotic flavour but not the same one. 

Bryant Wood's chain gang convict on the left would barely register on the sexual senses were it not for the spectacular, gleaming torso artfully revealed. Convicts are not meant to look like this! One can only conjecture the effect on the other prisoners but it's as if Bryant is sadly contemplating how all the effort put into that physique has only made it into fodder for hard labour. 

The right hand image is quite different. With total nudity implied, this is a caged victim of a very different hue, alert and anxiously awaiting the attentions of his captor, which are not expected to be benign. I've commented before on the difficulty of making cages and prison bars look erotic, but the photographer has made a decent job of it here, with the help of a striking model and a tantalising glimpse of his pubes.


Lest you doubt the erotic intent of Michael Stokes' experiments with bondage!
This image will probably still be posted on the internet when all of us have gone.
It's Pure Lust Dust.
I think the model is JR Bronson but will accept corrections! 
If I'm right Michael Stokes has certainly brought out the best in him


This image is simply magnificent on all sorts of levels. It isn't really depicting bondage but flirts with spreadeagle restraint and crucifixion alike - or even descent of an angel. The loin cloth contibutes mischievously to those associations, but it is in any case a garment that I find erotically interesting with all sorts of historical and cultural connections that fire the imagination.


It took two brave men to make this picture, the photographer and the model. 
It doesn't have the same intrinsic beauty as the preceding picture and fetishists will look upon the result with different eyes to the rest of the world, but no-one could deny the powerful impact of the clever, pseudo-medical imagery. It graphically spells out the pain of an invisible sort of restraining bondage, one which most of us will never have to experience. Great stuff. Good job.


We finish with this cover of one of Michael Stoke's publications 
which returns to a more classical theme of Herculean pulling.
The straining makes all the difference!



also Stokes Photo on Twitter and other social media,

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

The Most Popular mitchmen Posts of All Time (2017)

Priapus of Milet - Shooting The Past
Regular readers might be shocked that there's not a Mike Carcel image headlining this article,
surely he's not been overtaken in the total hits count since last year?
Well, no he hasn't, but read on and I will explain. (Image Courtesy of Telemachus)

According to my Blogger 'hit stats', the mitchmen articles registering the most hits during 2017 were
Table 1 – mitchmen Articles with Most Hits in 2017
Position
(& last year)
Article
Published
Hits in
2017
'All Time Hits' position
1 (2 )
2012
5673
2
2 (1)
2008
4844
6
3 (3)
2010
3681
1
4 (9)
2015
2402
26
5 (4)
2010
2354
3
6 (5)
2009
2158
4
7 (11)
2012
1778
10
8 (-)
2009
1597
20
9 (-)
2017
1411
102
10 (=6 )
2010
1347
7
11 (=6 )
2009
1267
5
12 ( - )
2014
1258
35
13 (15)
2009
1204
9
14 ( - )
2009
1140
21
15 ( - )
2012
1126
23
16 ( - )
2014
1064
44
17 (17)
2010
1044
17
18 ( - )
2012
1023
15
19 (10)
2014
1014
55
20 (13)
2010
1009
16

I have changed my approach to this annual review this year, counting only hits registered during the current year, rather than their cumulative totals since publication. This gives a more current view of what's popular and is more interesting, I think. The old-style table appears further down this article. To see earlier years click on the 'MPP' label at the foot of this post. The titles in all the tables link to the original posts. Please tell me if you have difficulty with any links

The top article this year is Priapus of Milet-1 and that is the reason why a recent example of his art is displayed above. He's not really a fetish artist in the conventional sense but he often explores sinister physical and psychological subjects in an understated way which is quite classy. My choice of image is one of those sort of fetishy, control situations from his recent story 'Shooting The Past'. A hunky, factory worker is persuaded to pose in 1930's 'heroic worker' style and then to strip for the camera, producing this slightly comical, deliciously submissive relationship. This situation is more erotic for me than the view through the lens would be.

My 2012 articles on Priapus were based on his early stand-alone images but he seems to produce stories now, which are published regularly at Telemachus12 (a site I highly recommend for its stable of top class artists, of which two more, Jotto and Franco also feature in my top 5). The link from that site to mine drives some of the 'hit' figures here and I suspect the same is true of the other top scorers, but I have yet to identify all the sites concerned.

Priapus displaced Cavelo from the top spot (in this list) in 2017 but both artists still registered more hits than last year (as did most of the top ten in a year in which overall site views increased by 14%).
Mike Carcel stayed in a respectable 3rd place.

As in previous years the list is dominated by my A-Z of Fetish artists and other artist appreciations, so, as you might imagine, I am pleased to see my own 'Christmas Criminal' story at No 4. I must admit I did plug it a lot on my 'front page' but the success of this experiment - use of colour and publication via the blog - is encouraging me to try more .

Two new artists enter the top 10 this year, Sean Platter and The Hun. As I have mentioned in past years, 'demonic' is a frequent search term at mitchmen, Platter's imaginings are clearly very popular. The Hun takes his rightful place alongside the other fetish masters following my renovation of his A-Z article. I should point out that I don't have comprehensive figures for 2016 so some of the (-) rankings here may simply reflect that vacuum, rather than a sudden rise in popularity.

The balance of the top 20 is made up with some interesting 'non-Artist' entries. My new measure of popularity tends to exclude the latest year's articles because they don't get a full year of readability, but 'Milking Factory' gets in at 9. 'Woodenart' last year also got into the chart in his first year but his disappearance now and the comparison with the figures at the top of the table shows the extent of the challenge in sustaining that first flush of popularity!

This blog has a strong retrospective flavour which is very well represented in my top 20 but I'm particularly glad to see the article on the seminal and ground-breaking 'Bound & Gagged' magazine getting the attention it deserves together with several other articles celebrating the glories of what you might call 'the liberation years' from the 60's to the 90's. My first sight of a 'Bound and Gagged' magazine gave me a thrill of excitement comparable with my first encounter with Tom of Finland's work and
the experience I describe in 'My Initiation'. All never to be forgotten.

'Retrorope' is a welcome counterbalance to these dusty memories, despite his name he's a worthy and classy representative of the modern way, refreshingly simple and youthful. You might visit his Retrorope blog if you haven't been there recently, there's an interesting set of pics called 'Camp Retrorope' (post dated 9th Aug 2017).

There's no representative from 2011, 2013 or 2016 in this table. The nearest contenders were
2016   Greasetank - Part 1   @34

My 'Index of Artists' Page scored 8664 hits in 2017, which exceeded all these articles, I'm glad visitors find it useful and hope it will lead newcomers to fantastic art they never saw before.
Total blog visits this year were 393K, up 14% from 2016 (343K).
Total mitchmen blog visits for all years to date are 2.32 million (*see footnote below)

Table 2 below shows the results using the method I have used in the past 
Table 2 – Articles With Most Hits Since Publication

Posn
(last yr)
Title of Post
(& link)
Year of
Publicn
Total
Hits
1 (1)
2010
21126
2 (2)
2012
18065
3 (3)
2010
12568
4 (5)
2009
10950
5 (4)
2009
10680
6 (8)
2008
10256
7 (6)
2010
7950
8 (7)
2012
6390
9 (9)
2009
6082
10 (14)
2012
6006
11 (10)
2010
5608
12 (12)
2010
5403
13 (13)
2011
5304
14 (11)
2009
5265
15 (15)
2012
5148
16 (18)
2010
4809
17 (19)
2010
4779
18 (16)
2010
4650
19 (17)
2010
4599
20 (27)
2009
4371

The all time top 20 once again saw only small changes in 2017. Unsurprisingly (given it's lead) my Mike Carcel A-Z article kept it's spot at the top.  Priapus of Milet-1 in second place closed the gap but not by much. These two articles continued to pull away from the nearest challengers but late-starter, A-Z article on Cavelo is in hot pursuit. He jumped two places to 8th and may well hit 4th place in 2018 at this rate.
Further down, A-Z of Fetish Artists – Platter had a another good year rising 4 places to enter the top 10 and is in touching distance of 8th spot. Is this man a new contender for the Fetish Hall of Fame?
The only new entry in the top 20 was A-Z of Fetish Artists – The Hun, which rose 7 places to grab a toehold in the top 20, pushing out 'More Bondage Sightings'
Michael Mitchell and Marc both recovered the places they lost last year

There are still no posts in the list later than 2012, but several are poised just outside it.
The top contenders in these years are 

2013:- my 2nd article on Mike Carcel which is stuck at No 30 (29), 
2015:- closest is A Christmas Criminal (ep 1-5) at 26 (72),
2016:-  A-Z of Fetish Artists - WoodunArt is at 59 (66).>



For comparison, my 'Index of Artists' page reached 16040 total hits during the year (up from 8664) 
which would have earned 3rd spot in this ranking if I counted it as a post.
 It shows the continuing level of interest in artists who work in our field.

You can see from the list of missing years that the total hits method of assessing popularity is biased towards older articles and so (being a geek!) I worked out the 'total hits per year' since publication to even things out - see table 3 below. In this list, multi-part articles are represented by the highest scoring individual post and I have left out all 2017 posts which did not have a full year and are covered by a separate post.

Article
Published
Hits per year
Position
(& last year)
'Total Hits' position
2012
3167
1 (3)
2
2010
2645
2 (2)
1
2015
1868
3 (5)
26
2010
1632
4 (4)
3
2016
1452
5 (1)
59
2009
1341
6 (9)
4
2009
1192
7 (7)
5
2012
1081
8 (6)
8
2008
1067
9 (-)
6
2014
1045
10 (8)
25


As you can see, this method helps redress the balance, but the usual suspects still bag the top spots and no-one is going to shift them any time soon. My own 'Christmas Criminal' and 'Woodenart' retain the afterglow of their 'newly-published' effects in 2016. It will be interesting to see how they fare next year. Tagame is still hanging in but not likely to trouble the leaders.


Unfortunately the oldest A-Z entries, notably letters A-G, were much sketchier and originally had censored images so they are not well represented in these results. I have replaced most of the adulterated pictures now but my plans to revise more of these articles are progressing slowly. Cavelo was done a couple of years ago and has started to overcome the handicap of being one of those early articles.

The articles I post to this blog are very much based on my own interests and fancies but the results of this survey do help me plan future offerings. My readers preferences doesn't always match my own (where are Les, JoeT and Link?). Nevertheless it's gratifying to see such interest in the great artists who often have a fairly low visibility on the web.


Remember, this comparison is only made for entertainment, since I don't really know how accurate Google's stats are, I suspect they don't even count people who just browse through the blog roll. Also the hit numbers on older articles suggest that stats prior to the blog's temporary suspension in 2010 were probably deleted.

Thanks to all of you for your continuing interest and support.

Saturday, 6 January 2018

The Estate


After lunch, Alexandre took me on a tour of his estate. We soon came across two men who were working together clearing some fallen wood. It was a sweltering day and they were wearing only underwear (both in the same shade of blue, which was the estate colour). Moistened by the sweat of their labour, the garments clung to their bodies most revealingly. Alexandre called to them and they stopped what they were doing and turned towards us, striking provocative poses.

"They want to be chosen to bed with you tonight" laughed Alexandre, noticing my surprise. "You can pick one of these two, if you wish, but there are plenty more working in the fields further on".

I must say that, looking at them, these two men did not look eager at all. They met my eyes with sullen stares. I supposed Alexandre must reward them in some way for providing hospitality to his guests. In fact, by some peverse law of nature, one of them had indeed taken my fancy. His very hostility stirred me, a challenge which was very masculine in nature.

Alexandre interrupted my thoughts, "Come, you don't need to decide now" he chuckled, having noticed the connection we had made. We turned and walked on down the path and he continued, "There are some other very handsome creatures down here, bringing in the harvest, but these two will still be here working when we return to the house. You'll be able to pick him up then if you wish and take him back with you for your shower".


Photo credit: Jordan-and-Jocelyn-by-Alexandre-Berthiaume

for other illustrated fantasy mini-stories, click on the label below

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

The story of Leo the Abducted Cop


I have updated my 2013 story of Leo, the black cop. 

Based on images by Bound Guys Studio,
 it tells how Leo is kidnapped and forced into a life of terrible servitude.

I have developed and spiced up the narrative, 
improved the flow and added some extra images

Read the revised story of Leo, the Abducted Cop

ref-390

Sunday, 31 December 2017

The Most Popular 'mitchmen' Posts of 2017

Kalabro - Milking Factory

At this time of year it is my custom to indulge my vanity and geeky side by reviewing the year's posts to see which attracted the most visitor interest. According to my Blogger 'view count' stats*, the 20 below are the most-visited mitchmen posts out of all those first published in 2017
(titles have links to the original posts).

Posn
Title (+link)
Hits
Published
1
1411
Feb
2
804
Apr
3
632
May
4
602
Mar
5
582
May
6
522
Mar
7
465
Mar
8
427
Sep
9
Control (by Chirenon)
422
Jul
10
422
May
11
419
Jul
12
417
Aug
13
406
Apr
14
403
Apr
15
402
Apr
16
389
Jul
17
386
May
18
385
Jan
19
376
Aug
20
359
Aug

Stats collected on 30th December 2017,
Where articles have equal numbers of hits, those with the later publication dates are ranked higher.
italicised entries are 'follow-ups' from multipart sets (see 'Duplicates' below) .

The winner this year is not an A-Z article for once, but a collection of Milking Factory fantasies by different artists. Themed posts like this have also done well in previous years (e.g. 'You're Going Down' which was 3rd in 2015) and I particularly liked this group which included some stunning art by Kalabro. A similar cluster of posts at GMBA (current link in sidebar) also attracted appreciative comments so I wasn't entirely surprised by it's popularity, perhaps by the scale of it's triumph though! It fell just 32 short of Woodunart's record of 1443 last year

A bigger surprise to me was the popularity of my 'hunk' series about Mitch Colby and his fetish & wrestling careers. Every episode scored well and 7 of the 9 made it into the top 20. This was my personal appreciation of a man whose persona seems quite modest but who has some very attractive, masculine qualities. The top scoring article in the set (No 5) featured some of his erotic wrestling performances with some great-looking partners, all wearing sexy gear plus (perhaps most importantly) a spanking giff. Never underestimate the popularity of spanking! The next 3 ranking articles from the set were all about his leather fetish appearances which are my favourites too and probably less written about than 'erotic wrestling', where I know he has a lot of fans. There are lots of sites reporting this subject, so I didn't expect my contribution to grab so much attention. Colby's articles also benefited from being posted early in the year and some episodes were overtaken by later posts in the closing weeks of the year.

Naturally posts from January have an enormous advantage over December (see 'Averaging Hit Rates' below). My articles tend to be 'slow-burners' so it's not surprising that nothing after September even made the cut, which at 359 was higher than both last year's 317 and 331 the year before. Apart from the winner, all articles scored higher than the equivalent ranking position last year, significantly so for the 4 runners-up. (View last years table). This was in the context of increased visits to mitchmen overall.

The good showing by my two articles on Siproites was also unexpected, simply because that artist deals often with male to female transformations. I toned down that ingredient for my article, but it's still a bit off-piste for a gay fetish blog! I'm glad that many of you also 'get' this intriguing predicament art. It follows a similar good showing by my review of Yomero's racial and body size transformations posted in 2015.

'A-Z of Fetish Artist' articles usually feature prominently in these charts and 7 made it into the top 20 this year (against 11 last year). This was out of a total 15 published during the year which concluded the first edition of the series. The total was boosted by a couple of one-hit wonders but I think this was a good showing in a relatively weak year (imho) and it reflects the continuing popularity of this series. In 2018 there probably won't be many new ones, as I have reached the letter Z and plan to direct my short term efforts mainly to bringing the early articles up to a better standard.

I didn't do a bondage collection post until the last few days of the year, but despite this the number of articles with photographic content rather than artwork was boosted by Mitch Colby's muscle from 3 last year to 8 this.

~


Duplicates
In my standard table above, popular multipart series, like Mitch Colby this year and Christmas Criminal last year, can give a distorted view of the subjects people are actually looking at. If I eliminate all but the first entry in these series (those italicised in the table above) the revised chart below is produced.

Posn
Title (+link)
Hits
Published
1
The Milking Factory
1411
Feb
2
Hunk Hunt – Mitch Colby 5
804
Apr
3
Siproites Transformation Art – 1
632
May
4
A-Z of Fetish Artists - Zelolee
427
Sep
5
Control
422
Jul
6
A-Z of Fetish Artists – Yael
422
May
7
A-Z of Fetish Artists – Franco Part 2
419
Jul
8
A-Z of Fetish Artists – Zamok 1
417
Aug
9
A-Z for Franco Updated
389
Jul
10
A-Z of Fetish Artists – Yahn
386
May
11
Mike Carcel still top post in 2016
385
Jan
12
A-Z of Fetish Artists – Zanuf
359
Aug
13
353
Jun
14
352
May
15
346
Jun
16
341
May
17
338
Sept
18
336
Aug
19
333
Jun
20
The Look (Huh? feat Tony Orion)
328
Jul

This approach allows 7 more articles to enter the top 20 including 3 more A-Z's 
(which then claim half the top twenty places). Links are shown for these additions only.
Perhaps more interestingly, the unexpectedly profuse Fetish Art of Beau appears at 15.

This chart also includes 4 single photo posts with modified images and a humorous commentary 
(i.e. 'Control', 2 'Looks' and 'Mitchell's on Holiday'). 
My jokes don't usually do this well, just blame it on Brexit!

~

Average Hit Rates

I mentioned above how early articles benefit from being available for a longer period of time, so finally, I worked out how this table would look if I took into account the publication date (i.e. days on the site) as well as the total hits.

On this measure (ave hit rate for a year of 365 days) Milking Factory (with 1653) is just pipped to the top spot by my article on 'The Other Zero' (1653) which was published much too late (in October) to break into in the main charts. These two are followed by Zelolee (1404) and much further back by 'Mitchell's on holiday' (1153), Zamok - Part 1 (1144), and Mitch Colby - Part 5 (1099) with Franco - Part 2 (974) squeezing Siproites-1 (973) into 8th place.

However this method is no less flawed than the simple comparison of totals, giving undue weight to later postings which fit their initial surge of readers into a shorter timescale. As a telling example, my December post of Fujimoto's 'Abducted Cops' has clocked up 211 hits in 16 days so far. That's a hit rate of 4813 per year. Don't ask me why! I exclude obvious anomalies like this but I don't expect 'The Other Zero' or my 'Holiday' post of the lovely Mike Radon to figure so prominently in future surveys! Time will tell.

Remember, this comparison is only made for entertainment, since I don't really know how accurate Google's stats are, I suspect they don't even count people who just browse through the blog roll.

If you want to look at previous years surveys click on the 'MPP' label below

Thank you to all my readers for your interest in my blog, 
I will publish the updated all-time list of favourites shortly. 

Happy New Year!