Monday, 31 August 2009

SM Apartments Berlin - New SM Suite


For a long time now I have wanted to stay at the SM Apartments in Berlin. I have long regarded these as the premier stay & play apartment / hotel - I don't think there are any better in the world. As soon as I can afford it I plan on taking my husband for a dirty weekend there, neither of us have been to Berlin and would love to go and I really want to stay here!

For some reason this morning I decided to have a quick look at the website to see what was new ... well everything! They have completely redesigned the website, got a whole bunch of hot as fuck new photo's and even opened two new apartments! The largest ... the SM Suite is beautifully put together, even without the play space the apartment is gorgeous!

I've included a few of my fave pics from the new Suite here, if you ever fancy a dirty weekend in a fantastic hotel, skip the hotel and spend it here. These guys really know how to put together a destination.








SM Apartments Berlin

Thursday, 27 August 2009

International Mr Leather: 25 Years of Champions

I mentioned in an earlier post about going through my Kink library, well I thought I'd start sharing and suggesting books from that or ones that I have found an interesting read with relation to kink, leather and BDSM. This first one is all about history, in part a history of the leather community and the title holding movement over there.

The concept of Titles isn't something that is that big here in the UK, which is something I would like to see promoted and developed a bit more. But at the moment I just enjoy seeing and reading about it in the US.

I picked this book up in San Francisco on a visit to Folsom not too long after it was published. And its really fascinating to see how one of the largest kink events in the world has developed and grown, but its also a history of fashion and styles. Its fascinating to see what people look like, what they wore over the years and how this changed - not as much as you'd maybe imagine.

There are some great anecdotes and stories throughout the book, if your interested in the concept of IML, titles etc this is definately worth a read.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Woof: Bears, Boots & Bondage

Lots of talk lately, so thought today I'd do a bigger Woof post with three of my fave things ... Bears, Boots & Bondage!












Monday, 24 August 2009

Housekeeping

If your a twitter user you can follow wolvesperv on there to see when new blog posts are made. I've added a few new blogs and shops to the sidebar as well.

Super Masochistic Bob Has Cystic Fibrosis

I was just looking for a book in my Kink library when I came across my copy of Bob Flannagan: Supermasochist. A fantastic read for people interested in kink, performance art and getting through life.

The video below is taken from the film Sick about Bob ... so pleased YouTube have it there!





I love the comment to Disney about issuing a cease and desist order. For those who wish to sing along here are the lyrics (and incase YouTube do decide to pull it one day):
Supermasochistic Bob has Cystic Fibrosis
He should have died when he was young but he was too precocious
How much longer he will live is anyones prognosis
Supermasochistic Bob has Cystic Fibrosis

Um-diddle-diddle-i'm-gonna-die
Um-diddle-diddle-i'm-gonna-die
Um-diddle-diddle-i'm-gonna-die

When he was born the Doctor said he had this bad disease
It gave him awful stomach aches and made him cough and wheeze
Any normal person would have buckled from the pain
But Super Bob got twisted and now he's into whips and chains

Um-diddle-diddle-i'm-gonna-die
Um-diddle-diddle-i'm-gonna-die

Forty years have come and gone and Bob is still around
He's tied up by his ankles and he's hanging upside down
A lifetime of infection and his lungs all filled with phlem
The CF would have killed him if it weren't for S & M

Oh Supermasochistic Bob has Cystic Fibrosis
Supermasochistic Bob has Cystic Fibrosis
Supermasochistic Bob has Cystic Fibrosis
Supermasochistic Bob has Cystic Fibrosis!
Bob Flanagan 1952 - 1996

Woof: Pegs


Those lovely little things you use to hang out the clothes, well most people do! Some people now that if you use them in just the right way you can cause quite a lot of pain with them! Usually more so when taking them off then putting them on.




This last picture I have always loved ... the pose, the bondage and the alignment of all the pegs. Who said pain can't be artful? Love it!!



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Sunday, 23 August 2009

Project Alpha: Rip Off Trousers

A good few months ago I saw the Zip-Off Combats from Bleachers and Co. Loved them - a superb idea! The only problem was the price tag. Though I did have at home an old pair of combats.

And so Project Alpha began. This is as much about seeing if I can do it as much as making the trousers.

First of all, what are they? Camoflarge in the truest senses of the word. Army combats in good old woodland camo, and camoflarge to hide something or to blend in better.

You get yourself all geared up for a night out but you have to walk across town, catch the bus or tube etc. And as lovely as you are being out in Bleachers and Boots or a jock and chaps can cause some unwanted attention.

Problem is if you wearing some tall boots - changing can be a real hassle! So how about some army combats that have zips on the outside of the leg so you can walk about no worries with your gear on under them, and then just take them off upon arrival.

The hard part about the project ... finding a suitable zip! Though find one I did. So I spent a good few hours sat on the sofa infront of the TV unpicking the side seams on an old pair of combats. Most combats have leg pockets ... kinda bugger up the whole zip fitting. So question is do you resew them to make two small pockets or just get rid of them? I've gone for the easier option myself ... remove them. The whole point of the trousers is to make it easy to get from A to B - so extra pockets not really needed.

So here they are, my first mock up trousers ... these are an old pair that are too small for me now. So used them to prove the concept and see how easy they are to make. Pleased with the results so going to get a pair to make up properly.



Woof: Grabbing a quick one

Brilliant opening post

MasterZ has started a blog, and I think he has one of the most fantastic opening posts! And the picture for it is just perfect.

Read it here.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

BDSM: Safer kinky sex


The Dragon Clan have been raising a lot of awareness about this awesome guide from ACT (AIDS Committee of Toronto).

I'm not going to talk about it too much, other then to say if you practice any kinky play this is definately worth a read! You can see the document here - it is available as a PDF download at the bottom of the page.

XXL (Part 2)

Last night was the 6th Birthday of XXL running in Birmingham.

Happy Birthday XXL and congratulations for running such a great night!

Paul was planning on going and I quite fancied it so arranged to meet up, its been an abso-bloody-lute age since I last went to XXL. Which is strange, since when I've been I've enjoyed it ... even if it was at DV8 which is far from my fave venue in Birmingham.

But now of course it has moved to the Nightingale - and tonight was the (i think) first night of Growl ... the new Bear night being run by DV8 against XXL. There was a bit of uncertainty about how XXL would fare with the new competition. While the bear crowd is quite sizeable its not big enough in Birmingham to fill two seperate clubs.


So we met up in Eden just after 9:30pm. This has been a strange venue, it is right down the end of the gay village - quite stuck out by itself. And over the past ten years has changed its name a few times, changed owners, gone gay to straight to gay again a few times and had some refits and stuff. But never really found a niche or been that welcoming. That is until the new boys took it over a few years back, did a proper refit - remodelled, extended, changed the layout. Actually took some time to make it work and look nice. And they have been rewarded - its now one of my fave bars in the Village and it appears to be a lot of others too, it gets quite busy. Which is extra impressive since it is right on the border of the village. Congrats to them!

Though, Friday night it turns out is Karaoke night ... oh dear, so we finished our drinkies and headed up to the Fountain where we enjoyed the scenery sat outside. Normally when a club opens it fills up quite slowly ... not XXL. We noticed that all of a sudden the bar was a lot quieter, checked the time and it was indeed 11:00pm and the bears had moved on to XXL ... so naturally we wanted to go they were!

XXL has now moved to the ground floor of the Gale which is good because its a much nicer space, and I think infinately better then DV8. Went in, horrified the adorable bear on the desk about the day job - waxing.


he place was really rather full which is good to see! They even created a small wood for the bears to go and be naughty little bears in if they wanted! And the place is decorated nicely - lots of XXL branding, plenty of various sparkly decorations hanging above the dance floor, a BBQ in the garden giving away free XXL burgers and of course lots of bears, cubs, muscle bears, leather bears, some chasers, chubs - the whole lot! Generally lots of lovely lovely guys to lust after. There were two leather muscle bears in particular that really caught my eye ... i came over all unnessecary. Woof indeed! Or rather ... yes Sir!!

I have no idea what the music would be described as ... its fun, its dancy, its got lyrics, it has "disco rests" in the tracks ... but over all its good fun! Nothing too serious and nothing too cheesy. We started the evening with some drinkies and for me frequent visits to the toilet ... driving so on Coke and that goes right through me! One of the things that have never really worked for me that well are PA's at clubs. The atmosphere builds up and then everyone has to stop to watch someone sing some songs ... then it has to try and get going again. Well tonight there were two PA's, and the first was quite well done. We were chatting by the bar and Paul comments "that sounds like live vocals" ... and indeed it was! It was Paul Jonson starting his first track from the DJ booth. He then came on stage to complete his two song set .. no stopping, no big announcements, just got on with it!


Oh and he was really rather tasty to look at too ... and the songs were good, just that his voice did start to give up half way through the second track which was a shame. The second PA was later in the evening by Shanie. At least a lot of the people there would have fancied Paul ... she didn't go down that well. No matter how hard she tried she couldn't get the crowd going or into her at all. Felt a bit sorry for her ... nothing worse then performing to a crowd who just want you to finish! Full marks for effort ... but really not needed for the night.

We got to about 2:30am and since we both had early starts thought it was about time to head off. But since the night finishes at 3:00am I was quite impressed ... I nearly lasted to the end of a club night! And so I headed home and after about an hour waiting for the coke to wear off I fell asleep after one of the best nights out I've had! Loved it and really can't wait to go back again ... and hopefully make it a bit of a regular thing.


Woof!

XXL (Part 1 and three quarters)

Well, maybe if one of the two leather muscle bears were looking for someone to ....

XXL (Part 1 and a half)

In the Noel Coward song I've Been To A Marvelous Party there is a line that perfectly describes tonight ....

I couldn't have liked it more!

XXL (Part 1)

Oh my god!

Back in June I wrote about XXL moving clubs because of problems at its old venue. Well tonight I went back to XXL, this time at the Nightingale. This was my first visit to XXL for a long time!

I got home about 20mins ago just after 3:00am but I just had to write about it! Had the most fantastic night out ... loved every minute of it! One of the best nights out I've had out on the scene.

I'll write up more about it over the weekend, but just wanted to say yay! Loved it! Can't wait to go back!!

Friday, 21 August 2009

Stories From The Quilt

The AIDS Memorial Quilt celebrates the lives of real people who were loved and lost to HIV/AIDS. They are each remembered on a stretch of fabric called a panel. The website offers a closer look at one of the 47,000 panels that comprise the ever-growing AIDS Memorial Quilt.

Shawn Zalman Krevsky (Block 5247)

"I remember reading an article in the San Francisco Chronicle stating that within a few years, this was 1984, everyone will know someone who has been affected by AIDS. I could hardly get my head around this statement; little did I know that my youngest brother would be dead in ten years from the disease.

He was the youngest of five children, three older brothers and one older sister. He was so handsome. Music was a passion. He was a nature lover and traveled about to Canada, Yosemite, Stony Creek. Chronicling it all with oodles of photographs; he was quite the photographer, pictures that I cherish to this day.

I remember as he lay dying telling me that he would like to be a part of the Quilt. He died much too young at 39 years old. When I completed the Quilt, I did not want to give it up. It was a very painful experience. Once I did I knew that he would have wanted to be with his other 'brothers and sisters'. I miss him so."

- Helen K. Wade

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Woof: Leather Master

This picture just oozes sex, lust and *swoon*.

Unfortuantely I can't remember where I saw it so can't credit anyone, as soon as I know will update to credit them.

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Ya gotta love a Wallabie!

JockoHomo brings us this rather heart warming story of sexy professional rugby players sticking up for us gayers! It's great to see, and a real shame more teams couldn't be so pro-active!

Australia’s national rugby union team, the Wallabies, have the backs of the Sydney Convicts (Australia’s only gay rugby union team, and current title holders of the Bingham Cup) and agreed to take part in the This Is Oz campaign, ACON’s social inclusion initiative aimed at fighting discrimination against Australia’s GLBT communities. The Wallabies decided to take part after meeting with The Sydney Convicts, club founder and former president Andrew Purchas told SX news;

“We’re very pleased that the Wallabies and the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) has been so responsive and willing to support us and come on board with This Is Oz. Having these kind of high level professional sportsmen giving their support goes a long way to breaking down barriers , and countering the stereotypes and supporting diversity and acceptance … Kids really look up to these guys and follow their lead, so it really does a lot of good.”

This Is Oz is an online photo gallery where people can help fight discrimination against Australia’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community. Part art project, part human rights campaign, making Australia a place where everyone belongs.

Need to check out how sexy they are? Check them out for yourself ...




Monday, 17 August 2009

Petition for Apology to Alan Turing

Not really a fetish or kink post today, but an important one! The guy here may not be the sexiest of guys featured on these pages, but one of the few people in history that really does warrant being referred to as a genius!

Alan Turing was a brilliant mathmetician he, with the help of a dedicated team of course, broke the German Enigma code during World War 2 that saved thousands of lives and arguably was one of the turning points in the war!

He also helped to develop what we know as the modern computer, and developed the test by which we differentiate intelligence and artificial intelligence.

But what happened to him? Many people know his name and involvement in the war, but what about after that?

Did you know he was also Gay? I must admit I didn't and in 1954 he was convicted of having sex with a man. Instead of a jail sentance he accepted attempts to hormonally 'cure’ him of his homosexuality - through experimental, libido-reducing treatment. However, the conviction effectively ended his career and he committed suicide two years later at the age of 41.

Isn't that a great way for a government to thank him for what he did for the country and indeed the world!!

Well there is now a petition on the downing street website to give him an official apology. He was named one of the Time magazine’s 100 most important people of the 20th century and the Turing Award – the Nobel Prize of the computing world – was named after him.

Some interesting comments arising on the matter, for example some asking why should the government apologies. Laws should be over turned, but the convicitons are harder as its different people in government now.

I liked the notion of one poster on Digg:
By the same token you think corporations shouldn't apologise and make reparations if they do wrong and the leadership gets fired? ...After all they are 'different people'?

The apology would be on behalf of the nation, and represent the injustices done to all homosexuals over the past 200 years.
British citizens can sign the petition here.

Monday, 10 August 2009

Woof: Skinheads

I never remember my dreams, it is very very rare! Last night was rather different ... all I can remember is that it finished with my putting my hand on the back of a very sexy skinhead who was in an green jacket, bleachers and ranger style boots. Couldn't see their face, just remember the feel and colour of the jacket.




Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Housekeeping

Over the past few weeks I've added some more links to the sidebar, some blogs, organisations and stores. The list of places to shop really does seem to be growing quite a bit ... and I am quite fussy about who I add to it. I think I can see some places to shop reviews coming up! :)

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Master U Travel Sling

This weekend we were away but down in London on the Friday afternoon and I finally got to go to a shop I've been wanting to visit for quite a while - Master U. It's in Vauxhall, so south of the river but just three stops from the west end of the Tube and a few mins walk from the station.

Master U started several years ago and their Sling and Travel Sling quickly became the standard to which all slings would be measured - they are truly amazing! This weekend I found out why, and indeed purchased a Travel Sling after trying it out!!

In the next few days I'll write up a bit out the store and the actual sling and why it has just jumped to the top of my Shopping List along with the suspension system and cobra restraints.

This is a very unique design, all the support comes from the back and shoulders - not the neck as most travel slings do. And it can be used in a variety of positions ... comfortably. Hawk from Fort Troff has this to say about it:
I found this Travel Sling in London and I think it is the BEST in the world. Made by the world famous Master U, the design is simple, but extremely effective. The bottom can really have his legs COMFORTABLY suspended for extended periods.
He loved it so much he became the exclusive USA distributor of it!

I will naturally get some more pics and details about it to share here once its delivered. In the mean time here are some pics of Ashley Ryder trying it out in the store:




Then to get an idea of how versatile it is, here are some pics from Fort Troff!