Sinful Sunday - strength and submission

Posted at 11:43 on 4 May 2014 by Pandora Blake

Tags: bondage, Dreams of Spanking, Female gaze, Gender politics, Sinful Sunday, Will Savage

I'm fascinated by the associations between power roles and gender. Dominance and submission are not inherently masculine or feminine - in fact most of us are both at different times. But our society has historically linked the concepts of maleness with sexual/social dominance.

There are other ways to be masculine. Even within the traditional set of cultural associations, the male ideal of chivalry includes a lot that is submissive. The idea of noble service; the knight pledging allegiance to a king or queen. In the modern era, respectable masculinity involves dutifully playing your social role - as public servant, breadwinner, protector - even though it restricts your personal freedom.

Maleness in our society is, in some ways, about the ties that bind. The limited wardrobe; the institutional hierarchies. Roles associated with masculinity, such as politician or soldier, are about strength and power; but they are also about submission.

Will Savage embodies strength and Submission at Dreams of Spanking

Model: Will Savage. Photographer: Hywel Phillips. Director: Pandora Blake for Dreams of Spanking.

Sinful Sunday

Comments

That's a lovely bit of submission :)

~Kazi xxx

Yes - he carries it with such grace.

Thank you so much!

Thank you! Will is an amazing model.

Tied and ready for action! I love the idea of strength straining against restraints. All that confined power!

Isn't it interesting what the eye picks out? For me it's his tattooed bicep... but then I've always had a bit of a thing for arms ;)

Oh so true and your image portrays that strength and submission perfectly.

Thank you so much!

Thank you! Will is an amazing model.

Tied and ready for action! I love the idea of strength straining against restraints. All that confined power!

Isn't it interesting what the eye picks out? For me it's his tattooed bicep... but then I've always had a bit of a thing for arms ;)

Simply stunning image!

Rebel xox

Thank you! Will is an amazing model.

Tied and ready for action! I love the idea of strength straining against restraints. All that confined power!

Isn't it interesting what the eye picks out? For me it's his tattooed bicep... but then I've always had a bit of a thing for arms ;)

Fuck he is hot, and all tied and ready...oh the possibility.
I want him - plain and simple.
And your words are so true - more attention is paid the confining roles of women, but men are restricted by society's expectations as well.

Tied and ready for action! I love the idea of strength straining against restraints. All that confined power!

Isn't it interesting what the eye picks out? For me it's his tattooed bicep... but then I've always had a bit of a thing for arms ;)

i like your commentary on the definition of masculinity, and what a lovely, lovely picture...his nipple is striking!

Isn't it interesting what the eye picks out? For me it's his tattooed bicep... but then I've always had a bit of a thing for arms ;)

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Great image!

~Mia~ xx

Thanks!

The rigger for this shoot was Ariel Anderssen. It was interesting that in all her years of bondage modelling/rigging, she'd never tied up a man before. I want to see more beautiful boys on bondage sites!

Hywel takes gorgeous pictures. This was the first time he'd shot bondage photos of a man, though - he said later he needed my direction or he'd have had no idea what to look for!

Thank you! Much food for thought :)

Mmm, beautiful response. Bondage as armour. We can wear our submission with dignity and at times it definitely carries power.

Thanks!

Thank you! I don't like the fitness guys who are so low body fat that they look shrink-wrapped, but some muscle on a bulky guy is just delicious.

I have SUCH a thing for men's arms.

Thanks so much! It was hard to choose just one picture from this set as the whole gallery fit the prompt, but I'm really happy with this one :)

He's a professional fetish and fitness model so it was definitely me who was the lucky one!

Ooohh . . . very sexy, and I do so like playing with rope, would love to do the untying here!!!
Xxx - K

The rigger for this shoot was Ariel Anderssen. It was interesting that in all her years of bondage modelling/rigging, she'd never tied up a man before. I want to see more beautiful boys on bondage sites!

Hywel takes gorgeous pictures. This was the first time he'd shot bondage photos of a man, though - he said later he needed my direction or he'd have had no idea what to look for!

Thank you! Much food for thought :)

Mmm, beautiful response. Bondage as armour. We can wear our submission with dignity and at times it definitely carries power.

Thanks!

Thank you! I don't like the fitness guys who are so low body fat that they look shrink-wrapped, but some muscle on a bulky guy is just delicious.

I have SUCH a thing for men's arms.

Thanks so much! It was hard to choose just one picture from this set as the whole gallery fit the prompt, but I'm really happy with this one :)

He's a professional fetish and fitness model so it was definitely me who was the lucky one!

Amazing definition on this photo.. oh, all the things you could do with him ;-) xx

Hywel takes gorgeous pictures. This was the first time he'd shot bondage photos of a man, though - he said later he needed my direction or he'd have had no idea what to look for!

Thank you! Much food for thought :)

Mmm, beautiful response. Bondage as armour. We can wear our submission with dignity and at times it definitely carries power.

Thanks!

Thank you! I don't like the fitness guys who are so low body fat that they look shrink-wrapped, but some muscle on a bulky guy is just delicious.

I have SUCH a thing for men's arms.

Thanks so much! It was hard to choose just one picture from this set as the whole gallery fit the prompt, but I'm really happy with this one :)

He's a professional fetish and fitness model so it was definitely me who was the lucky one!

What a stunning shot! I really like your pondering of d/s and gender roles to go with it as well!
xxPenny

Thank you! Much food for thought :)

Mmm, beautiful response. Bondage as armour. We can wear our submission with dignity and at times it definitely carries power.

Thanks!

Thank you! I don't like the fitness guys who are so low body fat that they look shrink-wrapped, but some muscle on a bulky guy is just delicious.

I have SUCH a thing for men's arms.

Thanks so much! It was hard to choose just one picture from this set as the whole gallery fit the prompt, but I'm really happy with this one :)

He's a professional fetish and fitness model so it was definitely me who was the lucky one!

This is absolutely beautiful. The contrast between his strong male form and the implication of the rope is so distinct and yet the more I look at it the rope seems to become part of him, almost like an outfit, like chain mail or something and then all I am can see is power.

Mollyxxx

Mmm, beautiful response. Bondage as armour. We can wear our submission with dignity and at times it definitely carries power.

Thanks!

Thank you! I don't like the fitness guys who are so low body fat that they look shrink-wrapped, but some muscle on a bulky guy is just delicious.

I have SUCH a thing for men's arms.

Thanks so much! It was hard to choose just one picture from this set as the whole gallery fit the prompt, but I'm really happy with this one :)

He's a professional fetish and fitness model so it was definitely me who was the lucky one!

lovely

Thanks!

Thank you! I don't like the fitness guys who are so low body fat that they look shrink-wrapped, but some muscle on a bulky guy is just delicious.

I have SUCH a thing for men's arms.

Thanks so much! It was hard to choose just one picture from this set as the whole gallery fit the prompt, but I'm really happy with this one :)

He's a professional fetish and fitness model so it was definitely me who was the lucky one!

absolutely hot as hell!! love this photo sexy chest and love my man tied up!

Thank you! I don't like the fitness guys who are so low body fat that they look shrink-wrapped, but some muscle on a bulky guy is just delicious.

I have SUCH a thing for men's arms.

Thanks so much! It was hard to choose just one picture from this set as the whole gallery fit the prompt, but I'm really happy with this one :)

He's a professional fetish and fitness model so it was definitely me who was the lucky one!

Yum! Look at those arms... *drools*

I have SUCH a thing for men's arms.

Thanks so much! It was hard to choose just one picture from this set as the whole gallery fit the prompt, but I'm really happy with this one :)

He's a professional fetish and fitness model so it was definitely me who was the lucky one!

So many things to love about this image. The lighting, the ropework but, above all, the masculinity this image conveys. Prompt perfection. Jane xxx

Thanks so much! It was hard to choose just one picture from this set as the whole gallery fit the prompt, but I'm really happy with this one :)

He's a professional fetish and fitness model so it was definitely me who was the lucky one!

Wow.

Love the picture; gentleman was very lucky.

He's a professional fetish and fitness model so it was definitely me who was the lucky one!

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