I’ve started a new obsession…Bondage Magazines! 🙂 When I was a kid…all of 19 precious years old, some 36 years ago, bondage magazines were the best way to get material. No computers, no internet (“no phone, no lights, no motor cars”…I’ll be impressed if you remember that reference…lol) and only had the occasional tie-up in TV and movies, otherwise. Detective Magazines had moved to the unfortunate era when the ladies were the power figure and no longer captives (just before dying out entirely)…but bondage magazines were the shit!
Harmony. Friendship Studios. House Of Milan, or HOM as they were more properly known. Lyndon. Various other producers too…bondage magazines that you’d get at your local “adult shops” would be cover to cover hotties in some great bondage…for $7-8 bucks ($10-12 for extra-paged books like Bondage Life) per copy and you were set. Eventually, tho, the internet was born, other forms of distribution of VHS tapes were found, video started to be huge, and the magazine first became a way to advertise for a company’s upcoming video offerings…then disappeared altogether.
Nowadays? You have to be a touch creative to find them…but with internet helpers like eBay and Amazon, it’s not TOO tough…though getting to the “Adult” section of eBay can be a pain. :/ You have to have a credit card number on file with them before you can even LOOK at “Adult” listings…so sad. But I’ve been massing quite the collection of late. 🙂 I may in a future writing ask for your help in finding/purchasing a specific issue, but that one has a LONG story attached to it, and since I’ve droned on a bit here, I’ll save that for tomorrow…
Arielle Lane for today. 🙂
PS: Can you tell that when I was looking for inspiration for today’s piece, I had the cover of the issue below on the brain??? 😛 Pia Sands’ legs in the air led me to thinking, “I’ve done something like this before…but with who???” There’ve been several…Arielle was the first one that came to mind (and Pia kinda reminded me of Arielle anyway), hence the first pic and subject of this entry. I LIKE this variation on the cover…tying hands in front is always a welcome and cool-looking challenge. May try this someday. 🙂