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Friday, December 14, 2018

Darts & Targets

One of the things I've always enjoyed about writing for this blog is the opportunity to come across things that prompt thoughts I might not otherwise be exposed to or consider. I had just such an experience and came across some images that initially made me grin and  then actually got me thinking. And I don't believe I've ever really examined this area as a point of interest: human dart boards!



And while I tend to doubt this is anything other than body paint, the notion is kind of cute. Although in this case....and a few others, I believe the intended "dart" is something fleshy attached to a male groin rather than a pointed projectile.

Yeah, somehow I'm thinking her goal is  penetration, not puncture.

And this is just a gaudy nightmare!

More neat craftsmanship with a definite goal in mind.

And as appealing as burying your own 'projectile' deep into the bullseye may seem, what about the other more "BDSM-ish" option......true pointed darts?

Here is a cartoon version I believe is from a recurring Penthouse comic.

She seems less than happy with her tormentor's marksmanship. But she is still a cartoon character.

But here is a poor gal whose bottom is all too real. Granted the darts are the lighter, more pin-like ones that in this case I believe came from a blow-gun. Even still, there must be a bit of sting in being the human dartboard for them:


Ouch!

I have to admit that I immediately began to think of the dangers in a game like this. Foremost being stuck in the tailbone, and at first I figured that these darts don't penetrate very far....as evidenced by the way some are barely staying 'stuck'. Here's another:

This is a pretty fleshy target. And perhaps that adds a layer of protection? Although being a bit zaftig also presents an easier target to hit.

But then I found a few images where it seems like the darts did indeed stick quite emphatically:

I would not have predicted the reaction I had to this shot. I found it pretty hot.

Here you can see the blow-gun.

Wow! This young lady must have had a terrible ride back home!

And, while some of those blow darts definitely made an impression, I found another ample bottom that ended up pierced....only this time it looks like real darts were used! Big ouch there, right?

I can't help thinking this is a bit dangerous.

And speaking of danger, I have to think this last shot is posed. As risky as being a human dartboard may be, I can't imagine anyone wanting to risk a bullseye like this one:


So there you have it! Something new and different. Love it or hate it, but whether you are thinking someone should hire a psychotherapist for these people or wondering where you can buy a blow-gun, it is something that it seems appeals to more than just one oddball in the world. Like I said, I didn't like all of these scenarios, but a couple had me daydreaming. Did I mention I used to play a lot of darts back in college? ;-)




Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Clothed sexiness

As previously promised, today I am going to offer just a few of my favorite photos that feature people with their more interesting parts covered. At first I gravitated towards a bunch of shots I had of "foot stuff" but then I felt that was a bit of a cheat, so I went back and just chose images that had other things going on. In all honesty though, given my weakness for feet, I could fill multiple posts for weeks on foot imagery alone. (I will confess some of these others may have been posted before......but that is just proof that they are indeed favorites of mine.) So here goes:


I just find their expressions so fresh and believable. The blonde is clearly happy and even a little proud to be where she is.

Another happy sub and somewhat smug Top. 

If you can appreciate bullying this is bullying at its best.

This could be more innocent than I take it to be, but I just love the fact that they are so public.

Again, it's all in the expressions.

And of course I love a little bi-racial lezdom.......even with clothes.

And what collection of clothed imagery would be complete without my guilty obsession: this model whom I refer to simply as "Chic Glam" (because of her T-shirt logo)? I wish I knew how to find more of her stuff......even though I do have images from two other shoots she has done.

To be honest, I definitely prefer bare parts. My only point in posting this was to indicate to Tumblr fans that their "adult" guidelines are kind of silly when it comes to things that can truly titillate an adult......and how "female-presenting nipples" are not a crucial element. One of the things that get me going is when an image seems to reflect a genuine couple rather than models. Although I have been fooled before. even with models, I just like when something seems real about the situation.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

L-"O"-ng awaited

After No-O-vember ended, early December was such a whirlwind of medical tests and worry, that the decision "to O or not to O" got postponed until this past weekend. But Rosa decided that December would be neither be O-less, nor the O-fest October was. Instead she decreed what will be a reasonable (and I think, still generous) mix. I am to have one O per week.....and to start things off, I had my first that morning very much like this:


The differences being that I was laying on my side and kissing her feet as it happened......and I'm not nearly as big as this guy! LOL

The other thing that we do differently at these times, is that Rosa just reclines back and uses ONLY the vibrator in an almost lazy way to stimulate me. No other touching....except to reposition me when she wishes. It makes for a VERY submissive experience to be brought to orgasm so literally "offhandedly". It was a fun time. Rosa did a few start-and-stops with the vibrator and after a while I was kissing and licking her soles and toes like a starving puppy who'd just been given his kibble. And then I informed her as I "got close" as per our rules, finally asking for her permission to orgasm.

Today Rosa texted me to surprise me and say I should do a tease.....so that is what I'll be up to a bit later. 

Interestingly, I am not sure if the strategy of O-ctober and No-O-vember did as much to restore my libido as the favorable culmination of the various tests and procedures that were all lumped together recently. But I do think they helped. O-ctober was probably the biggest contributor since it was the first time in a long time my body had to process so many orgasms. And I think that was probably a good therapy for me. No-O-vember got difficult a few times, but the stress of the impending procedures did knock some of the edge off. Now, however, I am eager to get "all things 'lifestyle'" rolling again! I just need a bit more recovery before getting into anything TOO demanding. 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Female-presenting Nipples

"Female-presenting nipples"

Now if that isn’t the perfect name for an alternative band, I don’t know what is! 

And if a nipple is inverted, is it no longer "presenting"?

The buzz going around is that Tumblr, ( the six-letter word for porn in a crossword puzzle) is going to go “porn-free” ( singing…”porn free…..as free as the wind blows…….) much to the chagrin of the legions of chronic masturbators who are Tumblr's biggest fans.  Here is their CEO to explain it to us all:

"A better, more positive Tumblr

Since its founding in 2007, Tumblr has always been a place for wide open, creative self-expression at the heart of community and culture. To borrow from our founder David Karp, we’re proud to have inspired a generation of artists, writers, creators, curators, and crusaders to redefine our culture and to help empower individuality.

Over the past several months, and inspired by our storied past, we’ve given serious thought to who we want to be to our community moving forward and have been hard at work laying the foundation for a better Tumblr. We’ve realized that in order to continue to fulfill our promise and place in culture, especially as it evolves, we must change. Some of that change began with fostering more constructive dialogue among our community members. Today, we’re taking another step by no longer allowing adult content, including explicit sexual content and nudity (with some exceptions).  

Let’s first be unequivocal about something that should not be confused with today’s policy change: posting anything that is harmful to minors, including child pornography, is abhorrent and has no place in our community. We’ve always had and always will have a zero tolerance policy for this type of content. To this end, we continuously invest in the enforcement of this policy, including industry-standard machine monitoring, a growing team of human moderators, and user tools that make it easy to report abuse. We also closely partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Internet Watch Foundation, two invaluable organizations at the forefront of protecting our children from abuse, and through these partnerships we report violations of this policy to law enforcement authorities. We can never prevent all bad actors from attempting to abuse our platform, but we make it our highest priority to keep the community as safe as possible.

So what is changing?

Posts that contain adult content will no longer be allowed on Tumblr, and we’ve updated our Community Guidelines to reflect this policy change. We recognize Tumblr is also a place to speak freely about topics like art, sex positivity, your relationships, your sexuality, and your personal journey. We want to make sure that we continue to foster this type of diversity of expression in the community, so our new policy strives to strike a balance.

Why are we doing this?

It is our continued, humble aspiration that Tumblr be a safe place for creative expression, self-discovery, and a deep sense of community. As Tumblr continues to grow and evolve, and our understanding of our impact on our world becomes clearer, we have a responsibility to consider that impact across different age groups, demographics, cultures, and mindsets. We spent considerable time weighing the pros and cons of expression in the community that includes adult content. In doing so, it became clear that without this content we have the opportunity to create a place where more people feel comfortable expressing themselves.

Bottom line: There are no shortage of sites on the internet that feature adult content. We will leave it to them and focus our efforts on creating the most welcoming environment possible for our community.

So what’s next?

Starting December 17, 2018, we will begin enforcing this new policy. Community members with content that is no longer permitted on Tumblr will get a heads up from us in advance and steps they can take to appeal or preserve their content outside the community if they so choose. All changes won’t happen overnight as something of this complexity takes time.

Another thing, filtering this type of content versus say, a political protest with nudity or the statue of David, is not simple at scale. We’re relying on automated tools to identify adult content and humans to help train and keep our systems in check. We know there will be mistakes, but we’ve done our best to create and enforce a policy that acknowledges the breadth of expression we see in the community.

Most importantly, we’re going to be as transparent as possible with you about the decisions we’re making and resources available to you, including more detailed information, product enhancements, and more content moderators to interface directly with the community and content.

Like you, we love Tumblr and what it’s come to mean for millions of people around the world. Our actions are out of love and hope for our community. We won’t always get this right, especially in the beginning, but we are determined to make your experience a positive one.

Jeff D’Onofrio CEO

Well, doesn’t that make it all crystal clear?  I went to check the updated “Community Guidelines” for further clarification. Here’s what it says:

What is "adult content?"

Adult content primarily includes photos, videos, or GIFs that show real-life human genitals or female-presenting nipples, and any content—including photos, videos, GIFs and illustrations—that depicts sex acts.

( I’m sorry, but if I am the only one to find “female-presenting nipples” to be a hysterically funny phrase, then I don’t know what the world is coming to. What is interesting here is that it seems bare behinds are OK. And if so, why are they OK but nipples not? And if a behind is bare and OK, and an anus is visible, is that still OK? Anuses are also not mentioned as objectionable.  For me this is great because I much prefer to look at a cute rosebud of a butthole than a nipple! But how arbitrary! Yet by this standard, an enormous amount of spanking content would technically be fine. You can even have a bare butt, but no genitals showing….so keep those kicking legs closed, folks, or wear a thong…...and make the situation seem disciplinary rather than sexual, and I guess it’s smooth sailing. Art/illustration is allowed............ unless it shows the sex act. So Rembrandt’s famous print drawing of a couple coupling would be a no-no. Which means…………….Rembrandt out, Realspankings.com in. Genius. )

A clear illustration of the sex act.

What is still permitted?

Examples of exceptions that are still permitted are exposed female-presenting nipples in connection with breastfeeding, birth or after-birth moments, and health-related situations, such as post-mastectomy or gender confirmation surgery. Written content such as erotica, nudity related to political or newsworthy speech, and nudity found in art, such as sculptures and illustrations, are also stuff that can be freely posted on Tumblr.

Now wasn’t that helpful?  I love the breastfeeding exception. What if the lady is breastfeeding her husband…..in a diaper? LOL I’m a kinky guy and a case can be made that there are things I like and do that are sexual for me that no one else would see as sexual, and things that others think are sexual that I don’t find to be. Take my own Tumblr. So far I have not deleted my entire  “Caption Hell”  site….which features captioned kinky imagery with sarcastic critical commentary, and only deleted the images with nude people in them with their parts showing. And oddly enough, after deleting anything that technically violates Tumblr’s new rules, I still had over half of my original content intact. But I don’t really care if I eventually delete the entire thing. No one goes there anyway and I can just go back to making fun of bad captions here. Which brings me to a few points about this new direction for Tumblr:

1: Since I love irony,  I love the irony of Tumblr wanting to disown the thing they are most known for. It reminds me of an old Kinison line: (paraphrased from memory) “I don’t get this whole ‘Rock against drugs’ thing!  Somebody was high when they came up with this shit.‘Rock against drugs’ is like ‘Christians against Christ’!!!! Rock CREATED drugs!”


"Oh!!!!!!!"

2:. In all honesty, regular kinky porn Tumblrs have gotten redundant to a point of frustration with everyone taking the same images from one another and adding very little of anything new to the mix. There have been so many times I’ve seen something I like and save it to a file only to find I already had it. So no loss there.

3: The porn imagery side of Tumblr has probably done more to killing any real and genuinely interesting interaction than Twitter, so perhaps its demise may prompt more participation on Blogger? There’s a Tumblr site out there I like going to where the owner actually regularly communicates with readers while posting images and interacting on advice and feedback, However, on the few occasions where I have tried to chime in on some things I thought I could help with, my input was limited to a set number of characters. For me this was the epitome of frustration as I had to edit out things I wanted to say in order to fit the main body of my message into the space allowed. So if you think about it, Tumblr’s very format did more to encourage a “here are some nudes. Hit ‘like’ if you enjoy them and ‘reblog if you love tits’-mentality" than anything else.

4: While I never like hearing about censorship, it is the choice of any carrier to set boundaries for their content. But going back to the guidelines themselves…...are they not in fact a quagmire of trying to precisely define the indefinable? Given the point behind “Caption Hell” for example, there could be a case made (if I felt even remotely inspired to do so…...which I’m not) that ALL of the nudity previously presented was in the context of socio-political criticism and therefore technically permitted. And conversely, some of the images remaining are clearly sexual to someone like me while in no way showing a nipple!  ( Imagine that.) So what is porn? And what is erotica? And what is just plain weird fun for a kinkster? And just why are nipples so bad…..but only if female-presented? The male nipple develops at the same time during gestation and is essentially identical to a female nipple. 

And lastly, 5: While I currently do use Tumblr as a prime source for imagery, there are PLENTY of other places out there for sourcing………..or I suppose masturbating if that is one’s thing. Also, keep in mind…...with something as desired and popular as porn, if one place shuts down, two more will probably open in their place. (it’s like a hydra…..only with penises.)




I will soon be following this up with a collection of my favorite super-hot (for me) images where both parties are ……..can you believe it?............fully clothed. And I will probably be writing more about this as things develop.......besides, it's too funny to ignore....or not spoof. I mean, wouldn’t it be brilliant if someone devoted an entire Tumblr to carefully-cropped close-ups of male nipples on hairless guys so that they were indistinguishable from female ones? just to fuck around with them?

Man-boob.


Colonoscopy

While intended as humor, this cartoon of mine is genuinely accurate for me.

So yesterday I had my colonoscopy. At 59 it is the third I’ve endured and the second under the miraculous anesthesia called “Twilight”. (Yes that’s right, my first colonoscopy was done while I was awake…..and yes, I did yell out a couple of times.) But if you are either a youngster not yet ripened sufficiently to warrant such intimate scrutiny, or are of age but have been lax about your well-being, then let me tell you: the  procedure itself is NOTHING. A cakewalk.  So if you have been putting one off based on that fear, schedule one without trepidation. You see, it is not the colonoscopy itself that the initiated dread……..it’s the prior day’s prep, and while that has improved somewhat since a decade ago, it is still ……..unpleasant.




Back in the  early days, a colonoscopy meant a day of a clear liquid diet diet and drinking an uber-gallon of foul-tasting laxative that the manufacturers insisted was pleasantly flavored. Now it’s three small bottles, the size of a regular soda, of a sparkling, lemon-flavored and carbonated masking of magnesium citrate. (Think of a ramped-up 7-Up that will give you the runs). In all honesty, while the major soft drink manufacturers have nothing to fear, the stuff I got from Rite-Aid was drinkable without an intense inclination towards retching.



Time passed. I was hungry despite my consumption of broth, white cranberry juice, and sugar-free lime jello, yet I obediently downed my three bottles of magnesium citrate between 4:00 and 8:00 as directed. Nothing happened for a good while after finishing the first bottle. I drank the second and waited. And after one false alarm, it hit like a gastric tsunami: a tidal wave of excrement. At first it wasn’t so bad. It reminded me of an enema without the fun part.  But once the ‘solids’ were out, it just kept going. I was already pissing out of my ass by the time I finished my third and last bottle.

And then? It JUST KEPT GOING! Every so often, right until I went to bed at 10:30 I would have to literally bolt to the bathroom. Then again at midnight…………..and again at 1:00am (almost messing my bed) and again at 5:00am. Even after I awoke at 5, I had an impossible time of getting back to sleep. In the morning, I STILL was “going” right up until my shower before being driven to the doctor.

Once there things settled for a while. I waited for my turn as the waiting room TV informed me of the seemingly crucial to some, inane pop culture news-of-the-day via “GMA Daily”. The only non-annoying person on this show was Michael Strahan (whom I once met on a work-thing when he was still playing, and who seemed genuinely like the guy you see on TV….which has always made me think: “why Michael? Why do shit like the gig with Kelly Ripa and now this? You’re better than this.”) I was doing my best to scan e-Bay auctions on my phone and ignore the drivel when the show ended and Kelly Ripa & Ryan Seacrest came on next. Would there be no end to my torture? Mercifully just as I considered tearing off my own head, the technician called me via my commonly-mispronounced name. I thanked her genuinely and she assumed this was due to my waiting. I assured her the wait was quite reasonable and that my gratitude stemmed not from her ending some waiting room impatience but rather from her saving me from Kelly.




“After everything we’ve all been through getting ready for this procedure, why would you subject us to Kelly Ripa?” I asked with a smirk to let her know I was at least partially joking. She laughed which emboldened me to continue. “You know,“ I said, “you guys could promote these procedures as a sort of historical 'Devil’s Island Experience'.  You’ll be given a diet of broth, deprived of sleep, and you’ll even feel the effects of dysentery….and then tortured, albeit via daytime television, and interrogated before proceeding. It’s the whole package! You could even put up old “Papillon” movie posters to really sell the idea.” She snickered politely, but I think by now she had sensed the ugly truth beneath my humor. 


“Papillon” the 1973 movie………..based on a spurious book where besides the things mentioned, there were also a lot of things going up asses.

Anyway, the next thing I know, I’m in a hospital gown (again) (I’m getting good with them now) and soon led to the main procedure room. There I met my anesthesiologist, a  petite Asian woman who talked like she had downed 17 cups of espresso before coming to work that day. In contrast to Kelly Ripa, she was refreshingly stimulating.


While researching this post, I discovered that in TRUE IRONY, Kelly Ripa suffers from “misophonia", and I am SO GLAD since her voice is one of the main contributors to my own misophonia. (link)

I told her that if they found anything of value inside me, we’d split it 50/50. She laughed and told me a related story about a friend who had recently purchased a former “Mafia House” and was being teased about what they’d find in the walls. I suggested they purchase those new wall scanners carpenters are using now and hope they find treasure instead of bodies. She like that a lot, assuring me she would suggest that and cut herself and me in on anything they find! Then she hooked me up intravenously, shot me up and I was OUT!

When I awoke, I felt of all things…..talkative. But it passed before I drove the young, also Asian, assistant helping me crazy.  At this point my Honey, Rosa, joined me as we discussed my results with the doctor…………..which were…………..GOOD! He removed one tiny polyp he had little concern over, told me I had very mild hemorrhoids (which I have had since I was 19) and said he’d “see me again in 5 years”. Since the colonoscopy ruled out anything ‘bad’ as the cause of some gastric issues I’ve been having, I am to have a very simple test for something else. But it’s nothing major…….a topic for another day.

So………………..I’m DONE! Rosa has had her endoscopy and is finishing treatment for h.pylori. Her biopsy came back good. My two hernia surgeries are done and healing nicely (I have a belly-button again!)…….and my colonoscopy was also all good news. So it’s time to finally take a breath, enjoy life and the upcoming holidays, and hope the market recovers from the nosedive it just took. Maybe Rosa and I can finally get back to some naughty adult fun?


And who knows? Maybe we can even bring Nickki in on some "fun" once I'm fully healed?

EDITED TO ADD: On a serious note, after publishing this post, I got to read something on Tomy's Blog  (linked) that I am recommending as "essential reading" for anyone who practices (or has practiced) DD with a loved one and sometimes wonders about their role, not just in the relationship, but in life itself. If unlike the Scarecrow & Tin Man, you have both a brain AND a heart, you owe it to yourself to read Tomy's eloquent post.



Saturday, December 1, 2018

Birthday thoughts

Well, it's been a week! Rosa has had two procedures and we've only gotten results from one, and that one has her on a treatment for a stomach infection. My stepson hit the curb parking during his driving test......so that didn't end well. I had my surgery and am just now feeling more pain-free. And I have a colonoscopy scheduled for Wednesday. Yes, it's been a fun-fest from start to finish.

So today is my 59th birthday and my favorite girls are all obligated to go to a shower for the middle of the day. I'm OK with that. I am going to drive today and do some shopping for my birthday dinner. 

No-O-vember is over and I' waiting to see what this month will bring. I am not exactly in the best shape for anything TOO strenuous, but some attention might be fun. (I went looking for a cute FemDom Birthday-spank cartoon for today's post and BOY, what a disappointment! Plenty of ladies getting their whacks, but the guy ones are horrible. So I'm going with this:)

No, it's not ME.

I'm thinking a good result on the colonoscopy and Rosa's other test will boost my mood tremendously, but until then I am in a sort of emotional holding pattern.  Besides, there doesn't seem to be too much going on in the blogosphere. Anyway, I'm going to start my day and try to make the best of it.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Recuperating

Yesterday I had my second, and hopefully last, hernia repair. Last time it was for an inguinal hernia, and this was for an umbilical hernia. Both surgeries were performed robotically with a da Vinci device and the recovery period afterwards is just amazing to me. You just bounce back so quickly! And no sutures......just glue.

I have a bit of pain today, but nothing I can't handle. Still, with all of the trips to the hospital and all of the little 'indignities' that can mean, I have to say, nothing really tripped any fetish switches for me. So when I see imagery like this, I just feel like I missed out on an opportunity:

I mean if I'm going to be uncomfortable, why not at least have it be a little edgy?

Everyone was very nice and professional and the only 'glitch' was that my scheduled surgery had to be delayed due to an emergency appendectomy that required the room. But if my going hungry a little longer meant saving someone's life, how can I complain? 

Another positive to this recent procedure is that besides correcting a problem, I will now once again have a normal navel! I know that doesn't sound like a big thing but it has been a bit embarrassing in the summer to have this pop-out 'outie' like a woman in her last months of pregnancy. If I'm going to be embarrassed, I think I'd prefer something more like this:

How would I tell the technician that her therapy had to stop short of an orgasm.....or else be postponed until after "No-O-vember"?

So I am again on some minor physical restrictions like no lifting for a week, even though  want to begin decorating for Christmas, but I can work around that. And I don't have any other real restrictions besides that main one that did not come from my doctor. LOL I suppose I might be given a tease though? And besides, there's only a couple more days left in the month. I don't know what December will bring and Rosa and I have had bigger issues on our minds than when I might once again have an "O". But I am definitely feeling the frustration and would love some attention......even if it was purely clinical in nature:

I have to admit, even with a bit of belly-pain, I am definitely envious of this young man right now!