Bondage. It’s bigger than you might think. There are more bondage clips on Clips4Sale.com than any other fetish. More than all those obvious ones you might think of first like Big Boobs and Ass Worship. More and more people are cautiously dipping their toe into the world of rigging and binding and bondage sex. It should also be said that the age old movie/comic book plot scenario of the Damsel In Distress is as popular as it has ever been, maybe moreso. So in this month’s Bondage edition we figured we’d talk to somebody who makes bondage his living. Borderland Bound is the the number one bondage studio on Clips4Sale.com, and Steve is the man behind it.
First, how did you get into bondage? A lot of people into bondage express a passion for comic strips and comic books where often the damsel in distress is saved and freed from her binds by the hero after falling foul of the super villain. Can you associate with this or was it something else that drew you to bondage?
SB : “I liked the comic books where the girls were tied up, and the panels showing the build up to that happening. Wasn’t as interested in seeing them getting rescued! I’m an ex-author and started out doing write ups for others, then had the opportunity to shoot for another producer (bondage) and quickly realized that this was the thing for me”.
Do-It-Yourself Bondage Classes
There are many facets to bondage and the mentality and dynamics behind it. But before any of that, you need to be good at it. How long did it take you to get to the level you are at now and is it something that can be learned quickly or does it take some time to master? Is it something you are still mastering?
SB : “I had to pick it up quickly because it was a business from the outset. I never did anything like this in my private life so I had to learn how to tie, which I managed from watching videos online. I’ve become a stickler for the fine details, so the ropes and gags always have to be just right. That said, there’s only so much fussing you can do when you have a real girl or girls there waiting for you to get it done so they can focus on their part of the game. I’m still mastering things now, always varying the routines, enhancing the custom scripts I mostly shoot, lending all my own vision. I’ve come to intuitively know how to work things and it seems to be going ok. I listen to what my customers and clients want and if I’m in a position to give them that, I will”.
In your Clips4Sale studio you specialize in tying up beautiful women, and it’s something you’ve had a lot of success at, as I said before you are the top bondage studio in a hugely popular category. The girls you employ are a big attraction, but beyond that what do you think is the fundamental reason so many people enjoy seeing the girls in these particular predicaments?
SB : “The girls have to look good. That’s just my own personal standard, but as time has gone on, I’ve started using different types of models. I’m trying to give as many people the kind of ladies they would like to see and I do put a lot of thought into it. With Borderland Bound, it’s the whole package that draws people, I think. You have the hot models, the effective gags and tape or rope work, the kinky, often surreal plots. The atmosphere. The girls are always genuinely tightly bound and genuinely tightly gagged and every step of the scene being shot has them fully immersed. The confluence of all of this has people eagerly awaiting our scenes”.
The Fantasy of the Predicament
Is there a particular tie (hogtie, chair tie, etc.) that you like the most? If so, what is it and what is your favorite type of gag and why? Is there a certain type of rope you like to use? Nylon, Hemp, Jute?
SB : “I like all of the ties I employ in the scenes. I’m not interested in the really elaborate stuff where the girls are tied in strange and wonderful ways, though I can appreciate the skill and time taken to do these things. My customers prefer the more credible ties, I think, and that’s why I do them. I want people to really get into the fantasy of the predicament and not be distracted by how many ropes I’ve been able to get on the girl etc. Cotton, hemp and jute are what I use”.
You are a seriously busy man with your day job, but are you into the BDSM lifestyle outside of your work in your personal life? Are you involved in any local groups and/or do you ever get involved in teaching others how to tie?
SB : “I’m not, no. I’m all about the work. This is giving the people what they want and they know they have my total focus on that”.
Safety is a Serious Business
No bondage should be taken lightly. It’s a serious business that can turn dangerous pretty fast if not done in a correct and proper manner. What are some of the things people should keep in mind to keep their playtime safe and what are some of the precautions you take?
SB : “For the last two or so years, we’ve been shooting safety interviews with the girls before the scene starts, where we reveal one of the signals the girls can use if they suddenly want out. If they are gagged, they blink three times. If they are blindfolded and gagged, they have a coin in their fist, which they can throw and we will hear. I always have at least one other person on set too. We also know how far we want to go with the models, and they know this too. Safety is the biggest part of what we do and one reason why the girls feel comfortable working with us”.
I think it’s fair to say, like most things fetish, bondage is and has been misunderstood for a very long time. Recent popular culture has maybe change things a little. Would you say public opinion is coming around to all things bondage and BDSM? And where do you see it going? Will it ever be completely accepted by society?
SB : “I don’t think it will ever be entirely accepted as most people just don’t get it. They’ll see people tied up on TV or in movies etc and may be aware of something exciting being done, if it’s somebody hot they’re seeing, but I believe it isn’t fully articulated for all, as it is for some. Most people still prefer sex to fetish stuff, in my view, which is just as well. Keeps us niche and appealing. My friends and family are supportive of what I do and thus accept it, but it isn’t for them personally. Fortunately it is for many, many others”.
Benchmark of Bondage Studios
Your Clips4Sale Studio Borderland Bound continues to be hugely successful, and frankly the benchmark for all other bondage studios on the site. What is the secret to your continued success, and what plans, if any, do you have to keep your studio on top?
SB : “I’m on this every single day like an athlete. That’s all I can say. Hard work and having a vision. Sometimes it’s tough, especially on shoot days where as soon as I’m done with that I’m back in my office editing peoples’ customs and updating my site and stores. Not everybody is willing to put in the huge volumes of time necessary to do this well, and I respect that, but for me, there’s no other way. This isn’t about tying up a pretty girl for fun. As I said before, this is about giving the customers what they want and it carries a big responsibility for me”.
Are there any movies that you watched which had bondage in them, like for example the movie ‘Secretary’. If so is there any one movie you’d recommend to someone interested in bondage themed entertainment?
SB : “There are lots of movies I’ve seen over the years (none sought out specifically for bondage) which featured girls tied up. Two that I can think of had an impact on me. I was a very young boy when I saw both. One was the 1987 movie, Dragnet, where three girls are tied and gagged and walked quickly away. It’s a seconds long segment but there was this one stunning girl in a glittery dress. The overall vibe was very exciting. I like that it was in a Comedy too. The other was also – the TV series, Police Squad. Again, a very short scene with a hot busty blonde tied on a chair. In both scenes the ropes and gags are sloppily done but they had so much ‘less is more’ charm, they stuck with me. So I guess what I’m saying is that the hidden/ unintentional bondage stuff is more alluring than movies themed towards it”.
Do you have any helpful tips or advice for a novice wanting to learn how to tie their partner?
SB: “I’ve never done it with any of my partners but you should perhaps learn how to tie properly and safely by watching online tutorials, as I did. And when using gags, have that signal. It’s essential. Oh, and don’t keep them tied up for too long, eh?”
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