A few things I don't like

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    Midian258
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    Aside from hoods, I also don’t like shoes or nylons that don’t come off by the end of the video/photoshoot. Revealing sandals that remain on might be alright, but nylons hopelessly distort the appearance of the foot, giving the model a toe-less mannequin-foot look. Dark or fishnet stockings against pale skin alleviate the distortion a little. A production without a clear look at the feet gets an automatic two star deduction at least. Shoes that get slipped off can be sexy like a striptease, but only if they come off.

    I’m also not a fan of torture, like in the video where Ariel is being electroshock tortured in the Recovering Stolen Property videos. Ariel looks great and I can deal with some uncomfortable restraint, but this just wasn’t sexy.

    I appreciate different tastes and experimentation, but these areas I can’t follow.

    #26389

    Sablesword
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    There was an old thread in the old forum on “Bondage turn-offs” (spelunking) Yep.
    Here: http://elegancestudios.com/wordpress/?topic=bondage-turn-offs-what-do-you-hate

    I agree with you about torture (not liking it). However that’s one of the very few points where Hywel’s tastes differ from mine.

    I also very much prefer bare feet. (“If the model isn’t barefoot, she isn’t in bondage, she’s just… tied up.”) In my case, however, it’s not because I dislike the distortion, but because I want the feet to be naked.

    #26390

    anonanonanon7
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    Playful, cartoonish protests are fine, but I also strongly dislike anything that looks like actual torture, pain or non-consensuality, even though it’s all simulated. There’s already too much of that dark stuff around the net.

    The models should generally look like they’re enjoying themselves, but that doesn’t mean smiling in every picture. A model who looks hot and bothered from being tied up can be an incredible turn-on. Jenni C is one of my favorite models because she really projects both of these looks so well.

    #26396

    Midian258
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    When things veer out of my “sexy” zone in terms of harsh content if possible I ignore the narrative and focus on the fact that I’m watching a model/actress on a set. Just like I like to do watching mainstream TV/movies. Often wondering how the actress feels being tied up on set is more entertaining than the cops and robbers narrative.

    #26400

    Midian258
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    I never cared for spreader bars. They look clunky to me and I like my ladies with wrists bound together, and ankles bound together. The opposite of a spreader bar.

    This is part of why I usually prefer rope to shackles. Rope embraces a lady much closer than shackles. And while shackles do have a nice inescape-ability, they often leave a lady with too much mobility, an in the recently reposted Sophia in the Attic photoset, where she looked like she could have just walked out the front door and left if she felt like it. I much prefer the shackles Sophia wore in a photoset whose file is marked bedroomeveningmetal where she wears shackles that hold her wrists ankles together about as close a rope would. Loose shackles are good for marching a prisoner from one place of captivity to another or for public display.

    On the topic of too much mobility, I think it detracts from a photoset/video has a model whose hands are tied in front of her in a way that makes it easy for her too remove her gag and then use her teeth to free her hands. Hands bound in front is fine if they are attached to the knees or ankles, or if the arms are secured to the torso in a way that prevents the damsel from reaching her mouth with her hands and vice versa. This is a considerably more minor point than feet that remain obscured by shoes or nylons.

    As for the torture issue I touched on this a little bit in my “Credo” I mistakenly posted in the suggestions forum. Despite an absolute preference for happy captives in the real world. I do enjoy a good damsel in distress scenario. For me the dividing line is that the damsel be distressed about her confinement, and her helplessness, and what might become of her, or even a bit uncomfortable in her captivity (Like Paige and Ariel in the Morocco video), but not in real pain, suffering visible injuries, or terrified out of her mind. Just where this boundary between sexy damsel in distress and too much distress is varies from person to person and situation to situation. A bit like how a submissive finds degrees of restraint arousing up to a point, past which the restraint becomes uncomfortable in a bad way or even painful.

    If you’re reading this Hywel, keep doing what you’re doing, no one creation of yours can satisfy everyone’s tastes at once. So take notice of what little things your fans post that strike your imagination, or if there’s something that absolutely everyone likes or dislikes. But don’t drive yourself crazy trying to include or exclude everything everyone wants at once.

    And although some of your creations are so dead one perfect they make me wonder if you’ve been reading my mind, not everything your create has to dead on perfect to be interesting and worthwhile. Have fun and experiment, we wouldn’t be here if your vision was not similar to ours. And of course, we want more of the same, but better, but not too similar as to be repetitive.

    #26402

    Midian258
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    That’s supposed to be “dead on perfect” above, not “dead one perfect”.

    #26404

    Sablesword
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    Spreader-bars are a point where we differ, then. I think they’re fine, as part of a mix. I wouldn’t want to see them all the time, but I do like seeing them fairly often. I do find a close-tied package attractive (especially if it also includes toe-ties, and as long as it doesn’t look too stressful). But I also find spreader bars attractive – where you see clunkiness, I see a cute-awkward helplessness.

    #26405

    Midian258
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    Different strokes for different folks and all that. None of my posts here are meant to be criticisms of other peoples tastes. Just illuminating my own.

    I’d just like to mention as I did in my Credo post that there is a strong physiological similarity between fear and arousal which is part of the appeal of a Damsel in Distress.

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