Life After IML - April 2009

Close up of John behind David leaning on his back, both looking at the camera

January 2005 - with husband David in London. (The reason our relationship has lasted this long is that we've yet to agree which one of us is 'the boy'!)
Photo credit: Ulli Richter

On Sunday 8th March I attended a Just Rope event in West London. It's a pansexual club for people who want to practise their rope bondage skills, and a proportion of the door fee is donated to the Spanner Trust. Some people are there to learn new skills or experiment in a safe and friendly environment. Other people are there to be tied up - or like me - practise escaping. It's been a while since I was last there so I was pleasantly surprised to get out of an upper body harness in 25 seconds, vertical tie to a frame in 4.5 minutes and a hogtie in 3.5 minutes. My success rate isn't always so high so it was a very pleasant evening.

Collared Relationships - part 2

Last month six people provided quotes for a column on what it means to them to be collared. This month I wanted to examine the other side of that question, and so here are replies from seven people answering the question: "What does it mean to you to collar someone?" I gave no guidelines for the answers and allowed each contributor to take their response in whichever direction they desired.

Have fun, look after yourselves and the people you play with.

Best wishes,

John Pendal
International Mr Leather 2003

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