Gloria Brame, Ph.D.

Just a Leatherboy: Vintage Photo

Filed By Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 19, 2011 6:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: BDSM, leather culture, leather iconography, leatherboy, leatherman, vintage leather

Do you understand the allure of leather? Does it turn you on or off? It's hard for us leatherpeople to explain the erotic rush that leather toys and garments can evoke. It's something about all that soft supple yet durable hide wrapping around human flesh...

Oh! Perhaps this photo will explain.

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Gloria, you must be feining either innocence or stupidity ... I'm sure you realize there is more meat in this picture than just the leather ...

chaps by the way are yet another topic but it makes a nice "meat frame"

Speaking of nice meat, I'd say this guy is packing a prime, rare, thick New York strip.

I've heard it said that it's a kind of power play on nudity. Being that it's like exposed skin while still providing tease, striking in contrast and reflective contours highlight shape well as well as adding extra volume as well as holding symbolic norm/taboo defiant qualities. It's polar opposite but friendly cousin is the wet t-shirt.