Stable One And Stable Two

During the Apollo project, the astronauts returned to Earth in re-entry capsules which were designed to splash-land at sea and float until the astronauts could be retrieved by Navy vessels. At the time, there was a significant design concern about the capsules; they were said to have two stable floating attitudes, called Stable One and Stable Two. Stable One was desired; in Stable One position, the capsule floated upright and the astronauts could be retrieved without getting wet. Stable Two was emphatically undesireable; as you’d imagine, in Stable Two the capsule was upside-down, the astronauts were considerably less comfortable, and the retrieval hatch was underwater. NASA tried not to talk about the existence of Stable Two.

What does any of this have to do with bondage? Well, the following series of photos suggests that there’s a similar dynamic applicable to bondage girls on air mattresses in swimming pools. (Don’t try this at home.) Here’s Julie Knight as a SocietySM slavegirl, at repose (as if she had a choice) on an air mattress. Is he really using her mouth as an ashtray? It’s hard to see from here:

Julie Knight tied in a swimming pool

Unfortunately, air mattresses aren’t very stable; or rather, like the Apollo capsules, they have more than one stable position. Here, our unfortunate slavegirl is in the process of capsizing:

Julie Knight capsizing

And finally, Stable Two:

Julie Knight underwater

Hopefully, Navy rescue swimmers are in the water and on their way.

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3 comments on “Stable One And Stable Two”:

Angela Caperton commented on April 15th, 2009 at 3:45 pm:

This definitely gives a whole new meaning to “contingency plan”.

Mia commented on April 17th, 2009 at 7:38 pm:

i’m really starting to dig breath play, but that’s just a wee bit more than i could handle :) you know, the whole upside down in the water thing….

kinkerbelle commented on April 21st, 2009 at 3:51 am:

Wow… I find this completely HOT. Let’s go swimming!

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