Seven Years Of Bondage Sex Art

One thing I’m always on the watch for here at Bondage Blog is artwork that speaks to the common fantasies many people have that center around unwilling or forced bondage sex. These are often called “rape fantasies”, but I don’t much like the term in connection with the non-photographic visual arts; rape is a legal concept requiring a real human victim not consenting, and it strikes me as nonsense to be making claims about what various pixels or bits of pigment or ink might have consented to. But artwork showing forced sex, wild and violent sex, rough sex, apparently unwilling sex, in bondage? That I always pay careful attention to, and sometimes publish, because depictions like this are sometimes erotically useful in ways that photographs cannot be. A photograph, if it is not to be evidence of crime and thus inherently a boner-killer to all civilized men, is inherently limited in what it can show; artwork knows no such limits.

Now, it turns out that I don’t really publish very much artwork of this sort because my own tastes run to pleasure and beauty — when in doubt, I ask myself “Does this image fit with ‘taking pleasure in the beauty of restrained women?’ as the Bondage Blog motto demands?” And when you plumb the depths of the internet for this sort of thing, an enormous amount of what comes back stuck to the chewing gum on your plumber’s snake is extremely violent and ugly and bloody. I see a lot of this in my daily rounds of ‘teh internetz’, but I try really hard not to bring it home. Instead, I tend to prefer what is looming, what is threatened, what is implied but not shown.

But, in seven years, a few items accumulate:

  • Ravished By A Pirate — Artwork by French illustrator Albert Dubout. A greasy hairy pirate has a girl hanging by her arms and is working her from behind. Dubout is essentially a comic artist, which makes this especially weird.
  • Bondage Sex, Anime Style — An anime girl is tied on her back over a desk and surrounded by horny men with their peckers out.
  • Raped In Hell? — Artwork by Suzanne Ballivet. It’s hell. There are demons and chains. Things are about to get ugly.
  • Pole Ravishment — artwork by Fameni. Two innocent-looking girls tied to a pole and ravished vigorously by an ominous pair of hooded men.
  • Japanese Rape Shunga — A traditional shunga print showing a samurai with a female captive. He’s got her ankles tied wide to a long piece of bamboo and his cartoonishly bulbous penis is about to strike home.
  • Victim of An Audit — This is an ancient Chinese stone cut illustration showing a woman tied to a table while torturers bring in a horse. Both her genitals and the horse’s are cartoonishly exaggerated, so it’s pretty clear where the scene is going.
  • Dragged Into The Woods — A villainously-drawn fellow (you can tell he’s an exaggerated racial caricature) has dragged some fair young thing into the birchwood and tied her hands apart to a pair of trees. The rest is as you would expect.
  • An Homage To Dolcett — This post features the famous Dolcett illustration of a woman astride an erect man and forced by a neck rope that he’s holding (over a pully) to bounce up and down on his erection at his command. Also featured is an amazing but much gentler photographic homage to the image from Sex and Submission.
  • Bondage Sex, Manga Style — A dynamic manga bondage sex panel.
  • Aggressively Owned Twins — This is an example of modern graphic novel bondage sex art in what has become a very common style, featuring lots of rough bondage sex with girls who are enslaved and not showing any hint of being part of the fantasy. Very brutally drawn.
  • The Difference Between Dogs And Werewolves — artwork by Grigbertz that includes a poor girl left in the pillory overnight and visited by a horny werewolf.
  • Bondage ‘Toon Gets Ravished — Anime bondage sex; a handcuffed anime girl is ravished from behind.
  • Straitjacket Sex — Manga style bondage sex with a woman strapped into a straitjacket.

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3 comments on “Seven Years Of Bondage Sex Art”:

Michael Alexander commented on November 13th, 2010 at 5:02 am:

An excellent post. I hadn’t seen a few of these and I like your taste. I especially liked the “Difference between Dogs and Werewolves.”

Toon Man commented on February 24th, 2011 at 8:14 pm:

Now wait a minute. What about those of us who don’t like rape pics? What about art images of women tightly bound and gagged? Doesn’t that count too? From John Willie to Franco Saudelli and others doesn’t their work amount to something too? Once in a while you’ll post a lovely illustration of a tied up lady. For example, the 1950s illustration of the girl struggling on the floor trying to make a phone call. I would dearly love to see more pictures like that.

Rope Guy commented on February 25th, 2011 at 12:01 am:

Um… Toon Man, it rather feels to me like you didn’t read the post that accompanies these links.

Bondage sex is not the same thing as rape. Don’t believe me, ask my lady. Plus, as I explained in exhaustive detail above, rape is a legal concept that applies to flesh and blood people; it doesn’t have a lot of meaning in the realm of art.

But I said all that already. You just didn’t read it.

I do get that you’re expressing a preference for more of the “softer” bondage art. I appreciate the feedback and I’ll keep it in mind as I make my choices. But at the end of the day, I’ll probably wind up posting what catches my eye, and I do enjoy some of the rougher bondage sex imagery out there.

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