Which came first?

It would be easy to say that the internet simply made the BDSM tropes proliferate more easily, but it’s interesting to see that porn was actually available in the 1970s, generally printed in paper magazines, and — except for the grainy photos (actually grainy, and not Instagrammed) and the dated hairstyles — looks pretty much the same.

Ridiculous boots, fake-looking situations, and a “slave” who doesn’t look like he’s putting up much of a fight. Yup, it’s perfect!

Some of you reading this: Chances are that your kinky grandfather was rubbing one out to images just like this:

Tropes: Bondage of dis belief, boots, whips, heels.

About Tom Allen

The Grey Geezer Dauntless defender of, um, something that needed dauntless defending. Dammit, I can't read this script without my glasses. Hey, you kids, get off my damn lawn!
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2 Responses to Which came first?

  1. James says:

    Since this is a tradition that even predates your photos (I would note the book “The Adventures of Sweet Gwendoline” cartoons [still available today] that predate my life from even earlier, with the same sorts of things), one could almost call this “conservative family values.”


  2. schnoff says:

    Good to know that nothing much changes. Male gaze remains the norm, and “Dommes” aren’t there to get their rocks off, they’re there to provide fodder for the men. At least in the media. At home, I’d hope it’s a different story.


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