The light at the end of the bunny tunnel

Portia suffers beautifully in r2 A/D/E’s Kagura from this month’s Collabor88. I love the name Kagura because it reminds me of Nawashi Kanna’s extraordinary partner. She’s a compelling presence on the stage. I have seen her play a glorious rope-bottom-as-goddess to Kanna’s gangster. But I’ve also seen her play a woman who does not want to be touched and can’t believe that this man with the rope is asking her to do such indecent things. I’ve seen her play this as wide-eyed shock and as resentment. I confess I prefer watching resistance than glory. After seeing the duo perform at a recent rope con, I said I loved seeing Kagura’s intense emotion, particularly fear. The idiot top I’d unfortunately paired up with cut me off, saying “The emotions aren’t real.” No, the staged emotions aren’t “real” in the sense that they are exaggerations. But they are real in the sense that these are the emotions we bottoms feel when we are in rope. We are gifted and generous enough to express them openly when we tie. Honestly, tops, you’re missing out on at least half of the pleasure of rope when you refuse to explore your partner’s psychological-somatic states. (You can watch Kanna and Kagura perform in Tokyo and in Vienna.)
This lovely bunny’s tail is a lightbulb. Of course! Unfortunately you can’t see the delicate tracery of the glowing globe. And you want to see the tracery. The Nogitsune poses in pix 1 and 2 are free from Aii at the Kurenai event. There are plenty of poses for furry ears as well as foxy bodies.
The thing you need to know about this outfit is that the bodysuit and metal modesty panel can be worn separately. Snap out the gold panel and your avi can use the toilet, or, if she’s emotionally open and filled with generosity, welcome some glorious fleshy bits into her exposed sex.

Credits
NEW from r2 A/D/E at Collabor88, sold separately as indicated
r2 A/D/E kagura boots[pink]Maitreya
r2 A/D/E kagura[pink]Maitreya: bodysuit, modesty panel and tail
r2 A/D/E kagura head-gear[pink]: ears
[monso] My Hair – Inni reds
S&P, O cuffs
Aii, + Kit Septum Gold + {egosumaii} (free at Kurenai)
White Widow, Charade Belt (in white and in black)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
-Glam Affair – Sia India – 04 A
KICHI – Red dot bindi (FREE on Marketplace)
{S0NG} :: Cupid~ Dark Green Eye
poses pic 1 and 2, Aii, Nogitsune poses (free at Kurenai)
pic 1 and 3 shot at Hollowtree

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How silly looking is Simone?

You may have noticed that I almost never use a mesh head. I own LeLutka’s Stella and Simone, whom you see here today in The Skinnery’s Maite skin in champagne and eyebrows and lipstick from adored. Adored, by the way, is running an advent calendar from now till December 24, which seems to promise all the lipsticks a Catwa or LeLutka mesh head could ever wear. There are also some tempting items on sale. Neither Stella nor Simone is as beautiful as my classic avs Portia and Anorak, who wear only Glam Affair (or old skins from Birdy). GA isn’t doing system skins any more. Neither are they doing enough skins for LeLutka heads for me to put more effort into embracing Simone. This means that I am stuck using my old Glam Affair system skins, which is fine since a lot of them still look good. Fine but ironic: I remain loyal to the product but the producer is no longer making money from me. Feeling convinced that I am going to fall too far behind the times to keep blogging, I headed over into The Skinnery, an old favorite of mine, and searched out something that would work for Simone. That’s when I realized that nothing works for Simone because Simone doesn’t work. I don’t like the included shape and, try as I might, I can’t create a face that doesn’t look cartoony. When I turn on moods and expressions, the contrast between Simone’s silly elastic face and the seriously slinky Lara body is unbearable. And completely unworkable for photos of bondage wear. It’s possible that I will have to create a caricatured body to go with Simone’s long nose, big eyes and large lips. Today, however, I am happy that a little bit of vintage styling made my cartoony Simone appear sexy.

The Skinnery, Maite champagne (comes with shape not shown; Maitreya Lara applier for champagne skin is a separate purchase)
#adored – exalted lips – sexpot edition {lelutka} (also a Catwa version; on sale right now and maybe all this week)
#adored – spellbound brows – molten metal edition {omega}
.LeLutka.Head.Simone 3.0
FGInc.+ Mariposa tattoo Outline, Flamingo (this is a sinuous symmetrical design, which covers arms and back as well as chest; Omega applier and system layer; gacha at Imaginarium)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
=Zenith=cairen dress (Sky) fitted mesh (past gacha)
tram D428 hair / maroon (an old hairdo without which I would fall into a coma)
tram -shizuku earring (group gift; group is free to join)
shot at Ethereal City, which Noon Jaxon cultivates with dedication

Baby girl does Filthy Sakura

I don’t usually like the cutesy little sub look and ethos, but I had to take a shot at simpering when I found the Baby Girl nipple piercing by Nova and Safira’s adorable Allyson Dress. Of course, my baby girl didn’t turn out quite as perky and sensuous as she should have. Don’t imagine, however, that she’s suffering because of the mean purple marks on her chest. Nox’s Love Bites is a long sinuous line of nibbles that travels all the way down to pleasure central.

Credits
NEW Nova — Nipple Piercings – Baby Girl Maitreya (at Kinky Monthly)
NEW Nox, Love Bites
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
[KoKoLoReS] Hair – Kiana ‘Accents’ (gift at Hairology)
*PH* knit choker (gift at Hairology)
NEWish – Safira – Allyson Dress – Black Lace (Maitreya Lara) (fucking love this)
NEW ::SG:: Diana Classic MESH Nails Maitreya (gift)
fri. – Bea Heels (Bats)
AnimAlive, Leather Cuffs from a prop (idk which)
-Glam Affair- Livy skin- Artic – 03 C (old gacha)
{S0NG} :: Chibi~ Abyss Eye
shot at Filthy Sakura

When a witch shoots Playboy

Much to my delight, my somewhat sexy and kinda kinky photos have been embraced by the Flickr-using pron stars of SL. (I did not know SL has pron stars. They are hot.) Today’s look started as an ensemble of gothy manga-inspired items from Cureless, which I have been loving of late. Somehow it morphed into a spooky centerfold. I blame the Damselfly hair, or the pose, or Portia’s breasts, or the Cursed Hina Halo, which turned into a macabre merkin.
This post could also be called You can’t have this. You’re looking at rare-gacha Cureless boots and body tattoo as well as Salt & Pepper’s cute Witch Please tat from an all-too-brief hunt.
I was going to add another look to the witch mix—and started with this photo—but I decided that I would never be able to convince you that a sweet blonde would pair a lacey romper with wooden crosses driven into her forehead and eyes. So stay tuned till next time for unbloodied submissive beauty.

Credits
CURELESS&DISORDERLY / Burned Heretic tat (rare past gacha at Mainstore)
Enfant Terrible. Witch Please tat (past OUAN hunt)
CURELESS[+] Sororis Obscura / Sister Lilith Shoes / (rare recent past gacha)
CURELESS[+] Yokai Chronicles / Cursed Hina Halo / COAL (past gacha at Mainstore)
:[P]:- Absole Shield Cuff (recent 50L Fri)
*~*Damselfly*~*Unity Rigged Mesh hair (old gift, SLB13 I think)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
-Glam Affair – Sasha skin – India 01 NB (old gacha)
{S0NG} :: Betty~ Lavi Eye

Pic three only
NEW Nova — Nipple Piercings – Baby Girl L Maitreya (at Kinky Monthly)
::Slack Girl:: Diana Classic MESH Nails Maitreya (new gift)
the book is the container for Spellbound hair

pose in pic one: [X] Schoolgirl 1
prop ladder in pic two: anc
shot at Filthy Sakura

What you made me do

Could this be Pleisure’s first faux-Japanese-schoolgirl rope-pron post? If so: needs more rope.
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Bottomed out?

About 5 weeks ago I found out I have two spinal bones rubbing against each other (a little) and vasculitis in one leg. I am afraid of bottoming in rope. I don’t want to hurt other parts of my spine. I don’t want my other leg to go. I don’t know how to give up bottoming. (Although it is the case that the woman I was tying with turned out to be mean, and she’s leaving town anyway. So there’s no one to bottom for.) I don’t want to give up futo momos. Just sitting on the floor fucks with my circulation. (I bought compression thigh highs, which might help and might pass for sexy.) I wanted to do a suspension, finally, and there’s now no chance of that, or, I imagine, any remotely strenuous positions. (There’s a cartoon vagina on the other side of this wall. And some despair. It may not be worth clicking. On the other hand: woman masturbating. You may have noticed that the av in the first picture is not thinking about back problems.) Continue reading

Babes (with a bit of bondage)

I met the owner of Floating World while I was shooting some new Tentacio and Fallen Gods gacha goodies. We talked about rope. :)
I didn’t get a good shot of Tentacio’s Dirty Okobos, which come with skeleton feet, so I had to get this shot right. It took me forever. The longer I beheld Anorak bound and bent over the more I realized what a horrific punishment pose this would be.

Credits
Photo 1
Tentacio, Tomoto kimono skirt dark (Arcade gacha) Fallen Gods, Venus Anatomica Black (Twisted Hunt prize: one of many colors hidden separately)
{Ama. : Blood Splatter includes Omega applier and Full Body Tattoo for classic avs, in light and heavy splatter
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
*DG*64 HAIR – MIX COLOR
Kibitz – Dali’s leather hand cuffs red (past gacha)
Kibitz – Leather collar sensei
[BP] War Fans v03 common (past gacha)
NOX. Giftmas – Day 23 [Indo Septum – Black] n/a
{S0NG} :: Aimi~ Aqua Eye
-Glam Affair – Caroline Skin – New Day – Artic A (n/a)

Photo 2 and 3
Tentacio, Let me Breathe Oxygen mask RARE (at Gacha Garden)
Tentacio, Let me Breathe white Harness (includes top and botom) (at Gacha Garden)
Tentacio, Tomoto kimono skirt candy (Arcade gacha)
Tentacio, Tomoto okobos candy (Arcade gacha)
*DG*64 (Dark Red)
ALTAIR* spike cuffs .pink. (past gacha)
*The Cove* Ever and Never Rings (ummmm…)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
{S0NG} :: Anim~ Aqua Eye
-Glam Affair – Sasha skin – India 01 NB (past gacha)
Izzie’s – Nose Bleed 1 (classic avatar)
[:T:] Runny 1 n/a
pose in photo 2 is from the prop Libertine, Justine Mature Edition [2.0]
shot at Fallen Gods
photo 3 pose by Slouch

Abuse of power comes as a terrible surprise

For the fourth week in a row, a prominent member of the rope community has been outed for repeat consent incidents. In one case these were sexual violations in private. In another, negligence in private. In a third, abuse of a partner in private. In a fourth—well we’ll see why the fuck he was doing what he was doing in classes. (And yes, these are all men.) Three of the four are—or rather were, in the first case—teachers with whom I have taken classes. You know I love my rope classes. I’ve been to six rope cons, two of Graydancer’s GRUEs, and countless local classes and intensives. Right now I feel sick, not just because of the revelations about power abuse by rope tops, but because I had my own experience of a nonconsensual incident with a teacher. I thought I put the bad feelings behind me. These included feeling embarrassed for not stopping it, which was made worse because my community may have seen me not stop it. I also lost my respect for him as a teacher, lost the respect he gives me as a [decent and somewhat fun] student, and the identification I feel with him as someone whose philosophy I appreciate deeply. I got over the bad feelings, got back a sense of mutual respect, and came to understand what happened as a serious error in judgment on his part. Partly in response to the recent revelations, I told the teacher that he didn’t ask for permission to suddenly and aggressively take me out of the rope my partner had tied. He apologized for not asking. I told him it’s okay. But is it? The bad feelings I endured when it happened came back after I talked to him. They have receded again, but I am really fucking wary right now.
I know this teacher always asks for permission to touch a student because I hear him ask when he circulates in the class. Why was I the person who wasn’t asked for permission? Was it because he believed I wouldn’t object? One of the things we bottoms struggle with is being dubbed “unsafe” when we don’t communicate about things going wrong. (Apparently now we need to be prepared to safeword in class as well as scene.) One of the things I struggle with as a new top is the fear that I am going to fuck things up. I have been talking a lot with my regular bottom to ensure that our negotiations are more thorough. In addition, I have asked him to tell me if he feels retroactively creeped out by something that he was okay with during the scene. (I was okay when the teacher took me out of the rope. It was pleasantly physically and psychologically challenging and a little hot. The next day I wasn’t okay.) I also told my regular top that it is possible that I too may experience delayed effects, or effects that come and go, and she needs to be prepared for that. One of the things I’m cherishing right now is the trust I have with both of them.

If you are a member, you can find good FetLife writings on and for bottom safety in all senses at Rope Bottoming Resources. If you need a model for dealing with a consent incident or need to prep yourself and other community members in case one occurs, check out Consent Rocks.

_CD_ Raku Boots Black – Maitreya Lara (at that Punk thing)
(first pic) Moon. Hair. // Devour (gg)
(second pic) old Ayashi gg
Gachas
Mossu – Temptress.Choker – Black – Maitreya
Tentacio—red ribbon kimono black & red (with panties)
Tentacio—Rune spell
Violent Seduction – Ume Hime Tanto (Red) (sword)

Ladylike latex




Credits
-Pixicat- Dragon.Dress Seductive nr1 (Maitreya) RARE (gacha at Epiphany)
07_{-Maru Kado-} Halo-Yubikiri Black (gacha at Kagami event)
tomoto, bell geta pink (maitreya) (gacha at Kagami event)
Zenith, Hydrangea Arborescens Purple (gacha at Crystal Heart event)
Dura, *DG*64 (Light red)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
[CX] Biomech Claws (Maitreya) (limited time group gift)
: Amorous : You bracelet n/a
Saga, Bohemian Flower Tattoo (gift)
[theSkinnery]Ming-Bare face(honey) NB CL2 n/a
.Birdy. Red (Scar) Porcelaine
.Pekka. HOMICIDAL Lipstick (fear)
[CX] Noh Eyeliner Style 1 (Tintable)
Rotten Toe, Goth brows 1
#adored – kit lashes
{S0NG} :: San~ Aqua Eye
pose 1 Nantra, Syzygy 4M
pose 2 X, Schoolgirl 1
shot at Filthy Sakura