Pretty Piglet, In The Dark

I was impressed by how pretty this soft leather mask-like blindfold from Madame S manages to be. Certainly, the delicious model does not hurt! I’d say the little black nostril-grommets give her something of an animalistic look — wouldn’t this go nicely with a piggy-tail butt plug? But somehow, she still manages to look cute, rather than grotesque.

soft leather full-face blindfold

Madame S calls this the Asylum Mask, and says it’s “a very functional, attractive and secure blindfold. The velcro closures make it quick to get in place. The soft garment leather makes it quite comfortable.”

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10 comments on “Pretty Piglet, In The Dark”:

Mia commented on December 24th, 2008 at 4:38 am:

That mask really is quite appealing. If my man produced it mid-play, he’d certainly have no protests from me. Blindfolds are one of my favorite sexy time accoutrements. Now I need to find a spare $90.

Hisflower commented on December 24th, 2008 at 5:11 am:

MERRY CHRISTMAS!
hugs,
Hisflower

RC commented on December 24th, 2008 at 8:26 pm:

Very attractive, and I’m glad she can wear it comfortably.

It’s nice to see what looks like safe bondage around her neck. (Ropes or nooses are way too dangerous IMHO.)

Nawashi commented on January 2nd, 2009 at 11:52 pm:

Rope around the neck is only dangerous when you tie a knot that can slide; if you use a knot that locks into itself when tension is applied and pay attention to what you’re doing, the risk is minimal.

Rope Guy commented on January 3rd, 2009 at 3:00 pm:

Nawashi, I don’t really disagree with the broad point in what you’re saying, but I take issue with your comment as a whole because (in effect if not in intent) you’re arguing with other people’s risk analyses. That’s never legitimate; each of us has the right to choose the level of risk we deem appropriate.

Rope *anywhere* on the body has a level of risk. That level is usually quite low, but nerves can get pinched, skin can be abraded, blood flow can be constricted with unexpected results due to unsuspected vascular conditions, et cetera. Most people who are into bondage understand and accept these risks at whatever level they are comfortable with.

Now, rope around the neck fairly inarguably carries a higher level of risk than rope around, say, your leg; that’s because no matter how you *think* you’ve tied a knot, mistakes can happen, and since the neck carries all the vital airway, vascular, and nervous conduits, it’s a sensitive area. Which means, some people are going to consider it “too dangerous” for themselves and their loved ones; and IMO, it’s presumptive to tell them they’re wrong. It’s their decision to make.

“The risk is minimal”, as an expression of opinion, is fine; but arguing with somebody else’s personal decision about acceptable levels of risk? That I do not get.

Mia commented on January 4th, 2009 at 6:45 am:

RG, you’re quite hot when you get all technical and smarty-pants. I mean that in a good way, not a little kid’s “smarty-pants”/sassy kinda way. Because I would never be sassy and risk getting myself stuck on one of those Russian birching stations.

Rope Guy commented on January 4th, 2009 at 9:02 am:

Heh, Mia, thanks. But if you could get at one of those Russian birching stations, you’d probably be lining up to take it for a ride. ;-)

I used to do risk analysis stuff professionally, which is one of the reasons I almost never talk about safety issues on Bondage Blog. Some people want simple rules of thumb (there aren’t any) and a huge fraction of BDSM practicioners think safety rules ought to be universal (and argued about) rather than personal (and subject to constant revision in the light of experience). If I let myself go there very often, it takes all the fun out of a blog that’s supposed to be fun.

Mia commented on January 5th, 2009 at 7:17 am:

RG, maybe it is only hot because it’s so rare.

As far as the universal BDSM rules, fuck ’em. I don’t like anyone telling me what I can or can’t do in my bedroom (as long as there are no kids or animals involved, duh, since that’s illegal). But if you think it’s hot to break people’s fingers and those people think it’s hot to get their fingers broken (a la the guy on aag’s blog), then go to town. Just don’t come try to break mine, please, or I’ll be screaming my antiquated safe word.

Rope Guy commented on January 5th, 2009 at 7:28 am:

I can hear it now. “Prithee, desist!”

Mia commented on January 5th, 2009 at 11:47 am:

Damn. I’m so transparent.

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