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GALLERY: 297 / DATE: Feb 10 2011 / IMAGES: 92 / VIDEOS: 1

Mikey and Tony are becoming regulars at the Institute. This time Mikey was in the mood to be strapped to the bondage transport chair. Well I should say, Tony was in the mood to put Mikey in the transport chair. The chair is the creation of Mark; he tends to build things a little over the top. This was a police car seat designed to put prisoners in a sitting position with their hands handcuffed behind them. The hard plastic has no place to hide weapons or evidence because of the one piece design. Mark mounted this chair on heavy metal struts with heavy duty hardware. Tony adds several straps and two different hoods. One hood is a 665 neoprene double hood and the other is an Instincts full rubber hood with mask and hose. Add Tony, tickling, and a toy, you have a great scene enjoy.


GALLERY: 296 / DATE: Feb 7 2011 / IMAGES: 49

In a last-minute idea, we decided to try some moonlight outdoor bondage. This is not easy because San Francisco is always very cold, even during the summer. Tim wanted to try our neoprene sleepsack, so we setup our bondage board on the backyard deck while thinking that he would be warm enough inside of the head-to-toe sleepsack with attached hood. The night was clear with a full moon, so I setup the camera on a tripod and took one-second time exposures with a remote trigger cord. The length of the cord allowed me to be in the photos at the same time, while holding an LED flashlight and trying to give Dalton some light while he strapped Tim into the gear

The photos turned out a little blurry because of our motion, and because the camera's auto-focus didn't work very well in the darkness even with the aid of the flashlight. But, it was a really fun scene, and we would like to try it again when we have another willing subject and full moon. Any volunteers? The neoprene sleepsack is from 665 Leather, the straps are from Mr. S, and a special thanks to our friend Tim for helping us with our moonlight bondage experiment.


GALLERY: 174 / DATE: Feb 5 2011 / IMAGES: 72

These photos were taken with my old digital camera. Although the quality of the images aren't the best, it's exciting to watch JG-Leathers as he experiments with our Serious Bondage chair while outfitted in his rubber, gas-mask and E-stim gear. As you can see, JG is a real gear-head and subscribes to the same philosophy that we do, which is ‘more is better'.


GALLERY: 295 / DATE: Feb 4 2011 / IMAGES: 90

I continue to be amazed at how many secret play spaces we unearth. These photos were taken in 2005, in a private playroom located in an upscale apartment building in Los Angeles. We had been invited to this location to photograph some cool gear manufactured by Sonny Black of DungeonFurniture.com (which has since folded due to the 2009 economic downturn). Sonny manufactured some of the highest quality BDSM furniture on the market, sold to both dominatrix's and private players around the world, and used in many live music concerts, motion pictures and music videos.

The photos in this gallery highlight Sonny's popular Horizontal Cage and Padded Wall Rack. Our model was restrained with a polithera of Humane Restraint straps and cuffs which seemed to complement Sonny's furniture quite nicely. Maybe Sonny's Dungeon Furniture business will be resurrected in the future after the economy regains its footing. I hope so; he made some really nice stuff. His gear was undoubtedly an icon, and is now a collector's item.


GALLERY: 294 / DATE: Jan 31 2011 / IMAGES: 147 / VIDEOS: 1

Mikey of guystiedup.com and Tony were anxious to try the new bondage chair. I have been playing with it privately for some time. It was a chair that was one of four we found on the street. The wicker seats were damaged, but who needs a seat. I made a seat with access and a padded ridge to emphasize the effects of a plug. The idea was to create a comfortable but immovable position. The use of straps from head to toe has been developed over time. Cock and ball bondage is very effective in this position. I have created two of these chairs, one for use in another location. There is nothing like the frustrating position of being teased with no ability to move toward the stimulation or away from the plug. Mikey and Tony have their own style of play. The chemistry between these two is obvious. The one thing for sure is Mikey is ticklish.


GALLERY: 293 / DATE: Jan 28 2011 / IMAGES: 58 / VIDEOS: 1

Serious Bondage has forged ahead with a live web cast. We alerted MetalBond, our biggest SeriousMaleBondage.com fan of our plan to do a quick live web cast. Only a couple hours earlier, we talked about doing something live. Ed was available along with Mikey and Tony. I had an idea of using a chair I have used for self bondage and personal private play. I have had several long endurance sessions along with several really powerful blowjobs. The chair fits my body perfectly, but fit Ed fairly well even though he is larger. I mounted the Oak chair to a plywood circle to prevent tipping. The toe and foot bondage is very effective. Twenty two straps and head bondage makes this a very overwhelming but very comfortable bondage. I usually experience this naked with a plug plus cock and ball bondage. I have spent several hours in this rig, but I leave the straps snug but not too tight. I can put myself into 90% of this, but my upper bondage and elbows lack proper attention. The previous chair was pine and failed under a partial escape attempt. Like most bondage gear it has been improved to foil att attempted escapes. Enjoy this edited video.


GALLERY: 278 / DATE: Jan 25 2011 / IMAGES: 36

When our friend Louis comes to visit he always wants to be tied up. As a matter of fact, he considers his stay at the Serious Bondage Institute a mini-vacation. In this brief set of photos we documented his latest restraint adventure. Mind you, Louis is the one to think up the bondage scenario and round up the gear, and all he wants us to do is strap him in and leave him for a few hours (or sometimes overnight). Louis has a big bladder. Louis brought a pair of unique boots with him which he found at a thrift store. I think they are Snow Boarding Boots. Notice the cool metal attachment points. Thanks for the idea Louis! Straitjacket and black leather straps from Mr. S, tan leather straps and canvas bed belts from Humane Restraint.


GALLERY: 291 / DATE: Jan 22 2011 / IMAGES: 63 / VIDEOS: 1

Mikey and Tony have a great energy, I always love shooting with them. Mikey has a very cool blog GuysTiedUp.com (however Tony is still waiting for Mikey to build his). Mikey is an absolute bondage pig and Tony is a "sadistic bastard Sir", according to Mikey. Today we tried an old piece of gear in a new place, the closet. This is a very old San Francisco home with wood floors very thick plastered walls. The walls feel like cement and this room or closet actually has an echo. The chair has been fit into this space by removing the door frame, which makes it impossible to get the chair out. It is also bolted to the floor. The full headed gasmask from Studio Gum. The bubbler bottle is home made by SBI. The interaction between these two is always very hot.


GALLERY: 290 / DATE: Jan 20 2011 / IMAGES: 79 / VIDEOS: 1

The Serious Bondage Institute takes a technical leap forward. Our first attempt at a live webcast was a success far beyond what was expexted. The idea of broadcasting a bondage session internationally has reached reality. We set up our cameras and told a few friends, all we needed was a willing subject. Ed had a friend from out of town that had the desire to be mummified. There was no time like the present to share this with our fans. Recon and MetalBond chat rooms became a buzz and the link was spread around. We had more audience then we could hope for with little or no advertisement. Mark relayed comments from the chat rooms and emails which made us realize just how cool this was. Some of our close friends teased while total strangers from Europe asked questions. This was no large production; we just wanted to see if it would work. It stimulated our imaginations to do more elaborate and more interactive productions. Thank everyone who linked in, we hope you will join us in the future. This is the edited second hour.


GALLERY: 256 / DATE: Jan 19 2011 / IMAGES: 142

As you can see in these photos, there is no lack of gear to play with when you visit the Serious Bondage Institute. In addition to our own gear, our friends Vic and Tim brought some of their favorite toys, so the result was a smorgasbord of stuff to play with. (as an example, hanging in the background is Vic's custom stainless steel torso cage)

Vic started by securing Tim in a Mr. S padded straitjacket and ‘Bishop Muzzle', and then used a Mr. S suspension harness to suspend him off of the floor. Once suspended, Vic attached a spreader bar between Tim's ankles which turned out to be a really hot configuration. He was totally helpless and available.

After the suspension, Vic helped Tim to the floor where he then zipped and strapped him into an ultra-cool, custom, Mr. S two-layer leather leg sack. This leg sack is great because it has two layers of leather so it is really thick, corset-style lacing down the back which allows it to fit like a second skin on a variety of people, and a wide and double-thick waist belt which brings the whole thing together. This piece of gear, when combined with our custom, heavy, Mr. S two-layer straitjacket (not shown in these photos) takes the leather bondage experience over the top for an overwhelming and very serious bondage experience. This bondage is great, but what I especially like is the heavy weight of the gear itself. It's like that heavy lead blanket they put over you at the dentist office before they take an x-ray. It's the sheer weight of the gear and it's resistance to your struggling that is the turn on for me. The weight of the gear has a wonderful emotional impact on your psyche, because you can immediately sense how futile it is to try to escape. The gear wins because of its restrictiveness AND its weight.

Vic removed Tim's muzzle and replaced it with our favorite form-fitting leather hood with pin-hole eyes (also from Mr. S). This ensemble put Tim into a complete head-to-toe heavy leather cocoon.

I was the one taking the photos during the scene, and since I'm a fan of metal bondage, I handed Vic a 4-chain RigidCuff heavy metal collar to lock around Tim's neck. Fantastic! If we only had a bolt in the floor we could have locked one of the chains to it and left Tim to flail around on the floor in bondage bliss. As it was, this combination of gear is my idea of a great bondage experience, and what a fun time we had. Notice the other cool RigidCuff shackles hanging in the background. They make some great gear which we will feature more of in the future.

A special thanks to our friends Vic and Tim, and to Mr. S and RigidCuff for manufacturing this cool gear.


GALLERY: 289 / DATE: Jan 18 2011 / IMAGES: 78 / VIDEOS: 1

The Serious Bondage Institute takes a technical leap forward. Our first attempt at a live webcast was a success for the most part. The idea of broadcasting a bondage session internationally has reached reality. We set up our cameras and told a few friends, all we needed was a willing subject. Ed had a friend from out of town that had the desire to be mummified. There was no time like the present to share this with our fans. Recon and MetalBond chat rooms became a buzz and the link was spread around. We had more audience then we could hope for with little or no advertisement. Mark relayed comments from the chat rooms and emails which made us realize just how cool this was. Some of our close friends teased while total strangers from Europe asked questions. This was no large production; we just wanted to see if it would work. It stimulated our imaginations to do more elaborate and more interactive productions. Thank everyone who linked in, we hope you will join us in the future. This is the edited first hour.


GALLERY: 257 / DATE: Jan 17 2011 / IMAGES: 20

I was in Germany in 2006 and visited the popular Kitty Cat Club in Munich. Wow! What a club! Two floors with 8 playrooms, two full bars, a dance floor with a live DJ, a big socializing room, and dressing rooms so you can arrive in your street clothes and change into your fetish clothes before entering the club (fetish attire is required). I wish we had a night club like this in the US. It was very clean and well run, and there was plenty of gear to play with in each room.

I had attended the popular Boundcon bondage event earlier that day where I had met a guy who was into latex, and that evening he showed up at the Kitty Cat Club so I strapped him into this cool electrocution chair for a few pictures. The chair was made by a local metal artist Robert Mayer. The wood frame of the chair and the heavy tan straps against my friend's latex turned out to be quite exciting for everyone. There were lots of onlookers.

In the background of a few of the photos you can see a vacuum cleaner attached to a silver vertical frame made of round pipe. This is a vertical 'vac bed' which can be hoisted off the floor once the person has been sucked down and pinned between the two sheets of latex (latex sheets not shown). The Kitty Cat night club seemed to spare no expense when it came to the furnishings.


GALLERY: 283 / DATE: Jan 16 2011 / IMAGES: 26 / VIDEOS: 1

Custom Posey Restraint Sheet

This restraint sheet is a custom version of their "Posey Restraint Net". Product number #8115.

The "current" version (Catalog dated 1996) has only 5 straps across the body, but does have an additional one from the center bottom to the foot of the bed. The restraint net in the pictures has 7 straps across the body.

From their catalog: "Ideal for total immobilization without patient discomfort or medication."

Some of the custom and not current features of this item include:

Three cuffs for each arm. A pair of thigh cuffs. A pair of calf cuffs. Extra length. A "V" strap that goes over the head. This use to be standard. A crotch strap. A waist strap. This use to be standard. A chest strap. This use to be standard. Use of friction buckles instead of D rings.

This video shows this unique piece of institutional restraint gear in use. Please follow this link for more information.http://sj.blacksteel.com/posey-restraint-sheet/


GALLERY: 288 / DATE: Jan 13 2011 / IMAGES: 18 / VIDEOS: 1

The research continues in the area of medical fiberglass. We have now had enough experience to begin to refine our quality of work. We knew our willing guinea pig would enjoy having a very cool piece of gear to take home. He is very crafty and creative, so the next time we see this fiberglass head case it will have hinges and locks I'm sure. There were a few things we were unsure of in the beginning, the noise, the saw, and the tightness.  Now that we are more comfortable doing this, we make it tighter and cut it off with more purpose. The bondage is tight without pressure points so it could be worn for many more hours than a more compressing hood. Yossie of Blacksteel.com was our most experienced technicians.


GALLERY: 282 / DATE: Jan 6 2011 / IMAGES: 33 / VIDEOS: 1

Part 1of4 - A friend of Serious Bondage invited us to visit his beautiful play space. This space is very well equipped in its own right, but we had several institutional restraint systems of our own.  We used a small medical type bed to restrain our willing and obviously very stimulated volunteer. The first was a bed restraint system made by Humane Restraints. These are now out of service in most institutions because they have been replaced by Velcro and plastic models. The porous leather and body fluids became a health hazard. Most restraints have unfortunately been replaced by the use of calming drugs and shifting hospital policies. As they were replaced most were destroyed, but some made their way to Ebay. These restraints were from a real institution and showed many years of hard use. The only piece of gear which is not authentic was our tan muzzle, which we obtained from TwistedClinic.com.


GALLERY: 271 / DATE: Jan 6 2011 / IMAGES: 93

This set of photos was taken a number of years ago and features a friend of this web site who loved to be restrained in multi-layers of tight latex rubber. He is first outfitted in a Mr. S latex surf suit. He then dons a unique molded latex gas-mask hood from Maxcita and climbs into his heavy weight latex sleepsack with internal sleeves. Once he's zipped in to the sleepsack, we used a number of Mr. S two-inch leather straps to secure him to the wire bed frame. What a great sight. For those who play with heavy rubber and tight restraint, you'll know what this experience is all about - your body cocooned in multi-layer latex, your head encased in heavy rubber with a gas-mask controlling your breath and limiting your vision, with each inhale permeated with the odor of natural rubber. There is no way to escape; you are completely helpless, encapsulated head-to-toe in this bizarre, thick, skin-like material.

As you peer through the lenses of your gas-mask, you experience a strange emotional distance from the rest of the room. The ear plugs ad to this separation, as the only sounds you can hear are that of your own breathing. This is a definitely a solo adventure. You are slipping far away from the everyday world, your life, your surroundings. This is also an extremely erotic experience. Your cock is hard, and with your pre-cum you find it pleasurable to hump the tight slippery layers of rubber which confine your throbbing member.

You breath is hot and moist as it passes back and forth through the chambers of the gas-mask, and the white inhale limiter screwed onto the intake port reminds you of just how little control you have over your situation. The feeling of the tight-fitting latex against your body is extremely enjoyable, but you realize that if you get too excited while humping the rubber you might overheat and panic. Heavy rubber, especially multi-layer, doesn't breathe at all, so you need to be mindful about not overtaxing yourself. You are alone, so remember to pace yourself. You are riding the edge. I know it's difficult to stay calm with that big plug up your ass. That's part of the experience.


GALLERY: 281 / DATE: Jan 2 2011 / IMAGES: 3 / VIDEOS: 1

At the end of our interview with Van Darkholme of Bound Gods, MetalBond and I went on a brief tour of Kink.com's infamous ‘Upper Floor' where they do live webcasts of BDSM scenes for their website of the same name. The building manager also showed us the ‘saloon' set in the basement which is designed to look like a real bar where they also shoot BDSM scenes. The Kink.com building is four stories and occupies an entire city block in San Francisco. Unbelievable. It reminds me of being in Hollywood. Last time I checked they operate an impressive 26 websites including the popular gay sites Bound In Public, Naked Kombat, Bound Gods, Butt Machine Boys and Male Wank.


GALLERY: 272 / DATE: Dec 30 2010 / IMAGES: 125

As you may know, we love to visit our local Mr. S store in San Francisco because we never know what will be happening when we arrive. On this day we were able to photograph the test of a neoprene sleepsack by two store employees. This type of sleepsack is very snug, durable, and easy to wash. As a matter of fact, we own one ourselves and photograph it often for our web sites. It has a heavy front zipper and the traditional internal sleeves. In these photos you will see that the guys had a lot of fun with the sack, especially when it was suspended over a Dungeon Bed steel bondage bed frame which can also be purchased on the Mr. S web site. I had a good laugh when the suspension part of the test was underway and one of the guys announced "almost nobody has died from doing this". A special thanks to the Mr. S store and its employees for allowing us to photograph their crazy antics. Imagine having a job where bondage play is part of your daily responsibilities?


GALLERY: 280 / DATE: Dec 27 2010 / IMAGES: 40 / VIDEOS: 1

Mister X is so much fun to restrain. I can let my creative juices flow because he is pretty tough. Tonight I dragged out a fairly old piece of leather gear and found a new way to use it. I love leather better than any other bondage gear. I'll play with anything, but leather just has a smell and feel like nothing else. Mister X fits about everything we have because he is an extra-medium like me. I have spent only a short time in this particular leg sleeve and jacket, but as I tap out this description I'm sure that tonight I'll spend a few hours strapped in the center of a friend's king size bed in this same gear. Mister X is shown here in a Mr. S straitjacket, hood and custom leather leg sleeve.


GALLERY: 279 / DATE: Dec 24 2010 / IMAGES: 52 / VIDEOS: 1

Last week was a chance to meet Trapper Smith on our home turf. The last time was in LA and it was a great deal of fun. Trapper's zentai suit fetish and love for bondage is powerful, I was happy to help him out. I had that involved a suspension and Trapper was willing to give it a shot. Mummification is not new, but I have never used our, what we have named "gingerbread board" for suspension. It took a little planning to figure the stresses and strains of this position. It isn't nice to break willing bondage models, so safety is as always my first priority. Everything goes well and Trapper was impressed with how comfortable and restrictive this position is. He put his best effort into trying to escape; you can see this clearly in this video.

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