Empowering Through Education
We're glad you've found your way to BLOC, a place on the web where Leathermen come to read erotic stories about consensual slavery, learn and discuss among themselves how to evaluate submissive males and to create a step-by-step psychological process enabling submissive to discover their true nature as property naturally belonging to Men. Because submissive males do not have the strength to live and be what they are, it is our responsibility as Men, and our pleasure, to take them there with our gifts!
The essential challenge for Men today is to realize and celebrate their natural dominance and to take what is theirs from submissive males who exist only to serve Men, and whose primary desire is to be trained properly to offer the service they want to give.
Since submissive males already "know" in their heart-of-hearts what they really are, but, of course, it is not their place to explain this to Men, even if they could. Submissives operate essentially from an emotional place, a receptive place, and depend upon Men to give their lives flavor and direction.
But in our strange society, Men do not learn naturally from the culture how to dominate. They are taught instead to be ashamed of all their natural masculine desire to control, to direct, to run things.
Leather offers Men a potential community in which their natural dominance is recognized, respected, and celebrated, and it offers submissive males a potential opportunity to serve Men and be owned by them completely and to be used for their pleasure.
While many today, Leather in the way I've been speaking is simply a form of role play, a pleasant diversion from the reality of a 9 to 5 job, there is a deeper level to which Men may aspire, a level and a sensibility that we create ourselves through community and by recognizing that there exist males who need our control, who want nothing more than to give us ownership of their lives, and thereby make e forpossible the Master/slave dynamic.
In this dynamic lies supreme pleasure far beyond anything experienced by those whose sensibilities are defined by conventional culture, whether straight or gay. I wish you well on your journey into Leather and I hope you will feel welcome to share your stories, your experiences, your questions, and your passions with the Men of BLOC.
Things you should Know...
A. Learn how to play well with others in Leather...
1. Spanking...give it, take it, or switch up!
2. Bondage, are you up for it?
3. Sex toys? Want to know more?
B. What is Leather? What is Fetish? What is Power Exchange?
What is Leather Culture?
1. SM is not necessairly M/s & M's is not necessairly SM.
2. What makes a good boy, great?
3. What makes a good Master, great?
4.This is not about right or wrong; it's about knowing who and what you are and being able to communicate this to anyone who asks. And if you honestly do not know yet; please avail yourself of some of the myrad of opportunities on and off the internet, and most expecially ask the men of BLOC. These are some of the understandings that make coming together necessary, and possible.
WORD: The internet is no substitute for Walking the Walk.
Sooner than later it's time to "Get Out And Boogie"
Livin' it; Lovin' it, Bein' it!
And Have Fun - It's a Great Life!
Basic Questions...leather, like many other things in life, requires some self examination. You need to figure out what position/role you want to play before you tkae to the field. Ask yourself the following questions.....Through self examination and research, find out what's right for you.
1. Why be a leatherman?
2. Why me?
3. Where do/can I fit in?
4. What am I bringing to the table?
5. The LEATHER Tradition....what does that mean?
a. Old Guard, New Guard...what's the difference?
b . Did you know the flag we use on our site is the "Leather Pride" flag?
c.. Did you know that there is a National Leather Anthem?
6. What does it mean to be Pansexual?
7. Why don't we also post the Gay/Lesbian flag?
9. Required reading:
1)The Leatherman's Handbook by Larry Townsend
Published by Carlyle Communications, Ltd. - NY, NY
2) Leatherfolk edited by Mark Thompson
Published by Alyson Publications - Boston, MA
3) Urban Aboriginals by Geoff Mains
Published by Gay Sunshine Press - San Francisco,CA
4) Ties That Bind by Guy Baldwin, MS
Published by Deadalus Publishing - Los Angeles, CA
Anal: Anal Sex when a man fucks another man in the ass.
Bear: A man who has a hairy body.
BD/SM,S&M: Bondage Sado masochism, slave & master.
Bi,AC/DC: Bi-sexual, man who enjoys sex with both men and women.
Bi-curious: Gay man who hasn't come to terms with his orientation yet.
BJ: Oral blowjob, oral sex (sucking a penis).
Bottom: Catcher men who love to be fucked.
CBT: Cock and ball torture.
Cherry virgin bottom: Man who has never been fucked in the ass.
Chicken: Males under age 18, considered minors in the USA.
Cocksman: Stud top who pleases and satisfies bottoms with his cock.
Cut: Circumsized, a penis without foreskin.
Dad: Daddy mature men, usually over 40.
DBM: divorced black male.
DDF: D&D free disease/drug free.
Dom: Man who enjoys BD/SM as dominate, active, master.
DWM: Divorced white male.
Escort: Man who spends time with men for money, usually includes sex.
Farming: Guys wanting to be fucked and have cum shot into their hole.
Felch: The sucking out of semen or piss after anal sex when ordered
Frat: Preppy neat, clean cut, college age men.
French: Oral sex.
GAM: Gay Asian male.
GBM: Gay Black male.
Greek: Anal sex.
GS, Golden Shower: To urinate on or in your sexual partner.
GWM: Gay white male.
Hawk: Men mostly over 40 into very young guys, often minors.
Hunk: Men who are well toned and defined, but not overly muscular.
Hustler: Male prostitute, man who has sex for money.
ISO: Is seeking other / in search of.
J/O: Jack off / masturbate.
Jock: Atheletic, college age men.
LTR: Long term relationship.
Metro Sexual: Straight man who appears gay (clothing, hairstyle, etc.)
Otter: Twink with a hairy body.
Pig: Slut man who enjoys being used sexually, often by a group of men.
Rim: Rimmming lick and tongue fuck a man's ass hole.
Safe Sex Top: Man wears a condom during anal sex (sometimes oral).
Son,Boy: Men over 18 into older men (Dads and Hawks).
Straight: Man who enjoys sex with women, only.
Stud: Cocksman very good top, pleases and satisfies bottoms with his cock.
Sub man: Who enjoys BD/SM as subservient, passive, slave.
SWM: Single white male.
Swallow: man who enjoys sucking a penis and swallowing cum.
Top, Pitcher: Men who love to fuck men in the ass.
Trade: Straight man who has limited sex with men for personal gain.
Tween: Men 18 and 19 years old.
Twink men 18 to 24, smooth & slender.
Uncut: Uncircumcised, a penis with foreskin.
Vanilla: Straight forward, non-kinky sexual activity.
Versatile: Men who love both to fuck and to be fucked.
Very Oral: Men who prefer French kiss, cock sucking to anal sex.
WS:, Watersports: See GS, Golden Shower
Each one, Reach one.....Each one Teach one!!!
This is a TEST ---------> THE LEATHER SLANG CROSSWORD
BLOC - Leather Library: Basic books that you should read, and own...
SM 101: A Realistic Introduction by Jay Wiseman
Ties That Bind
One of the best - a real world look at how this stuff works. Written in real world terms by a man who has lived that of which he writes, and has counseled others as a psychologist. These can be found on Amazon.com.
The definitive work on the mind of the slave. This can be found on Amazon.com
The Leatherman's Handbook II
This was originally written in the 70's and was the first how-to book of its kind. Updated in the 90's, it remains dated but useful. Both the original and the updated versions can be found at amazon.com
The Master's Manual
Another good how-to book. This shows a greater understanding of the slave mindset and the needs of the slave than Townsend's Book. This can be ordered from Rinella's website at http://www.leatherviews.com/.
Probably the best overview on the Leather Tribe out there. It is more an anthropological and sociological book on the subject, but has some good stroke stuff as well. It is out of print, but can be ordered from the publisher, Gay Sunshine Press in San Francisco. They have a web site where the book can be ordered. The address is http://www.gaysunshine.com/
Trust, The Handbook
This book is about fist - ALL about fist. Probably more than anyone really wants to know about fist, up to and including the social graces associated with who brings the lube. Lots of very good safety and technique info here. This can be found on Amazon.com.
SM101 - On The Safe Edge Trevor Jacques
Somewhat dry and clinical, but it's probably the best physiological study of the impact of SM practices on the human body. It explains what happens and how to do it without damage. Covers nearly every known SM practice, from the most basic to the most advanced. This can be found on Amazon.com
Edited by Mark Thompson
An anthology of writings on leather sex, covering both genders. Most good. Some bad. Some really bizarre. This can be found at Amazon.com
A somewhat high-end discussion of the spiritual practice of SM and Sadian Magic. This can be found at Amazon.com
One of the classics of SM erotic fiction. A decent discussion of the mind of the Master, as well as the responsibilities of the Master. Ending is goofy. This can be found at Amazon.com
Journals of a Master : Two Classic Gay Erotic Novels : Entertainment for a Master the Love of a Master John Preston Another classic. Entertainment for a Master covers in detail the mental side of things. This can be found on Amazon.com.
The Real Thing
An edgy story of Old Guard protocol run amok. Very dark ending, but intriguing nonetheless. Out of print. Published by Masquerede Books, Inc.
Leathersex: A Guide for the Curious Outsider and the Serious Player
Bean, Joseph W. 1994.
Daedalus Publishing Company.
Forbidden Fruit: Psalms of a Black Master
Best Black Gay Erotica
by Darieck Scott (Nov 24, 2004)
Black Fire: Gay
African-American Erotica [Kindle
Edition] Various(Author), Shane Allison (Editor)
Robert J. Rubel, Ph D
2008 The Nazca Plains Corporation
Order for Discipline and Service Handbook NEW !
The Handbook of Master Jack McG's Household
2009 Alfred Press
Miss Abernathy's Concise Slave Training Manual
1996 Greenery Press
The Path of Service
Guideposts for Excelleence
Christina "slavette" Parker
2006 The Nazca Plains Corporation
Partners in power
Living in Kinky Relationships
2003 Greenery Press
Protocol Handbook for the Leather slave
Theory and Practice
Robert J. Rubel, Ph D
2006 The Nazca Plains Corporation
To Love, To Obey To Serve
Diary of an Old Guard slave
V. M. Johnson,
1999 Mystic Rose Books
These websites provide an array of information from vocabulary to where to buy leather. We at BLOC are very interested in your development as a Leatherman, as well as your views pertaining to Leather and it's myriad practices. Please visit our Contact page to share your thoughts and opinions. We value your input!
- The Deviants Dictionary www.public.diversity.org
- Peterboot's Guide to Gay Leather in New York www.peterboots.com
- Dusk Peterson's Leather Fiction, History and News www.duskpeterson.com
- The LeatherWeb www.leatherweb.com
- Superdrewby www.superdrewby.com
- Fetish Information Exchange www.fetishexchange.org
BLOC201: Talking Points
What is BDSM?
(B/D = "Bondage & Discipline." D/s = "Dominance & submission."
S/M = "Sadism & masochism.")
Some people enjoy submitting to another person, placing themselves under the power of another. It can be a very hot thing for someone to say to you, "I'm yours. Use my body for your pleasure." This is D/s; one person is dominating, the other submitting. Slave/master, Daddy/boy (or Daddie/boi). D/s is an erotic power game, where both people are getting off--one on the thrill of controlling, the other on the thrill of being controlled. This is also where the terms "top" and "bottom" come in; the top is, roughly, the dominant; the bottom is, roughly, the submissive.
Then there is S/M--"sadism and masochism". Whips, canes, nipple clamps, knife play, feathers, all the wonderful things that are designed to cause, in greater or lesser degree, pain & pleasure. It can be a powerful thing to submit to someone else who wants to hurt you; it's a fantastic gesture of trust. Pain is not really pain anymore in an S/M play; it becomes overwhelmingly intense stimulation, which when administered by a skilled top, or domme, can bring a bottom, or submissive, to entirely new heights of ecstasy.
Sometimes the D/s aspect becomes secondary to the sensual play; you don't have to enjoy obeying another's commands to enjoy being tied up and whipped! And of course, pain (whether light or heavy) is only one sort of sensation; there are many others, and all of them can be lots of fun to play with.
This sort of play, merging pain and pleasure to create an amazingly powerful experience for the bottom, is sometimes known as SM: Sex Magick. The precise definitions of B/D, S/M don't matter so much as do the experiences they point towards. All these areas, as you can see, overlap and intermingle in many many ways, but for me they all meet in the single concept of Sex Magick: taking a fantasy and turning it into reality, creating a magical space in which your desire can come to thrilling life!
But this is just the beginining. Before you go run off to find a top or bottom to playo with, there is so much more to learn (safewords, protocols, proper etiquette, finding your limits, etc), and these links can guide you in the right direction.
Visit these other sites for more information on BDSM:
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a non-profit 501(c)(3) (pending) organization, is a traveling collection of thousands of books, magazines, posters, art, club and event pins, newspapers, event programs and ephemera showing Leather, fetish, and S/M erotic history. The Library includes:
- Rare books dating as far back as 1701
- Flagellation tracts from the 1700’s
- A special section of limited editions from European and American publishers dating back to the 1800’s
- Classic works of Von Sacher Masoch, De Sade, Trocchi, Rabelais, Boccaccio, and Ellis
- More modern writings of F.C. Campbell, Dolcet, Reage, Prescott and Vassi
- Serialized books such as Bizarre
- Autographed copies from many modern writers and modern educational classics from Nazca Plains Publishing.
- Original copies of “Bizarre Magazine,” “Erotique,” “Fantastique and Physique Pictorial” from the 1940 and 1950’s
- Early editions of “London Life,” magazines of special interest such as the first article on S/M in a major publication
- The “Life Magazine” showing the Chuck Arnett mural of leather men
- The Arrest of Monique Von Cleef
- Complete collections of “Black Leather in Color,” “The Leather Journal,” “Dungeon Master,” “Drummer,” “Cuir,” “Body Play” and many other magazines of the last five decades.