Men in Chains review updated on 19 Jun 2018
Bind is a former escape artist who started Men in Chains because he wanted to explore extreme, non-sexual bondage. He says that he actually began the site in December 2012 while he was a voluntary prisoner and slave. He featured pictures of his confinement and wrote about how he felt living for hours at a time in a cage. Eventually he started posting videos of his own bondage play and Men in Chains grew so large he finally split the videos and journal into separate sites. Now Men in Chains features his videos and a small selection of his writing. If you're into bondage and confinement, you'll definitely want to join me as I visit this very creative site.
Men who are into bondage come in all shapes, sizes and ages, so you'll find quite a variety here. You'll see everything from hipsters to grandpas, along with muscle men, guys with slender or athletic bodies, daddies and some men with a bit of belly. It's all about the restraint and confinement, not the type of guys. Bind himself is a slender man around forty years of age; he's clean shaven, and he runs a nasty mouth and knows how to put his prisoners in their place.
One of the newer videos is called "Jail Break In". It features a twenty-something, inked beefcake hunk named Jimmy USMC who's appeared a few videos now. He breaks into what he thinks is an abandoned jail and finds an assortment of cuffs and restraints in one of the cells. He restrains himself face down with his feet and hands cuffed behind his back, then he carefully puts the key close to his face so he can let himself out of his cuffs when he wants to. But two men in prison guard uniforms find him, take the key and lock him in the jail cell for real. The two guards return in the second part and chain him the cell wall. The scene ends with the three men talking about the restraints, how Jimmy felt and the history of the jail, which was in use back in 1880.
"Cuffing Playpen" is another recent addition to Men in Chains, and it features two twenty-something-year-old guys wrestling and kissing in what looks like a giant crib. The guys roll around and kiss, and they eventually take their shirts off. One guy rolls his buddy over on his stomach and holds his hands behind his back, then he grabs a pair of handcuffs and attaches each hand to the bars on either side of the crib. Then the guys reverse and the bound guy strips his friend down to his underwear and cuffs his feet to the crib. The scene ends with the free guy lying his head on his bound buddy's chest while getting his hair stroked.
"Prison Hell" is one of the six series that are featured on the site, a two-hour movie that plays out in seven parts. A new inmate arrives at this prison to discover the warden is a sadistic bastard. The prison head uses Micky in his fight games, but then the warden makes a mistake and finds himself in a precarious situation where the prisoner becomes the captor. The other series are either continuing stories or videos that areconnected by a similar theme like "Bondage in Two Minutes", which features quick two-minute bondage sessions.
Each scene is like a movie with a story where the men are acting out roles. Sometimes it's a prisoner and his guard or a doctor and a patient in a mental institution. But there are solo scenes as well, like "Slave is Punished for Talking Back" where this slave finds himself bound to a bed with a sneaker duct taped over his nose and mouth. We watch him struggle and try to free himself, but we never see the master. And I guess you're getting the idea that there's no sex or full nudity. But at the very top of the site's homepage it says: "The focus of this site is men in bondage. This is not a porn site". Most bondage enthusiasts definitely won't complain.
You'll be treated to all kinds of bondage from ropes, chains and handcuffs to full body suits and plastic wrap, confinement cages, boxes and other devices. One guy has his hands and feet cemented in concrete, another is tied to a pole, and yet another is mummified in a body bag. Lots of men are hogtied and some are suspended with rope or chains. Bind even gets a tattoo while his hands are cuffed behind his back. And if you like prison role play, there's plenty of that with men acting as prisoners, correctional officers, jailers and wardens.
There are 236 exclusive videos on Men in Chains. They're available to stream in MP4 format, and each episode page has two versions; there's a smaller one that plays at 640x360 and a high-speed version for higher Internet connections that plays at 860x496, but the larger video is actually 1920x1080 so it plays very well at full-screen mode. The videos also played fine on my computer and should play fine on most mobiles. They're good amateur quality with good clarity and sound so you can hear all of the instructions and admonishing. The videos generally run between 20 and 30 minutes each, but some are only 10 minutes. Most of them are full scenes, but there are a handful that are broken into two parts, and there's also those six series of videos and their 86 parts that I mentioned earlier.
Each episode has a description about the men in the scene, where it's filmed and the general set up of what you're about to see. There are no picture sets, just a graphic banner that previews the video. None of the videos are dated, but over 100 videos have been added since we reviewed the site back in October 2016. We talked to the owner who says he updates weekly, usually on Saturday, and he seems to have done better than that since there are 102 new videos across the past 80 weeks or so. Plus the site's quite inexpensive to join and gives you excellent value for $12.
Are there any drawbacks? Nothing major. I'd like to see dates on the updates, and I was disappointed that the videos aren't available for download. There's no Help page for those who may have trouble playing the vids, but the site owner's email is noted throughout the site with his encouragement to contact him if you have any problems. Finally, the site doesn't have a dedicated member area per se and no join button, either - instead you can preview any of the videos on the tour, then if you're interested you click "Buy Now" button that pops up at the end of the video. Good news is that once you enter your password, you won't have to do it again. And honestly any flaws are trumped by the creative and authentic content.
Men of Chains is a labor of love created and maintained by a bondage enthusiast named Bind. He films scenes featuring extreme bondage and prison scenarios in realistic settings using all kinds of gear from duct tape or rope to full-equipped jails or playrooms. It's always a joy reviewing a site produced by someone who is really into their kink, and Bind certainly is. The 236 exclusive videos are good amateur quality, and the genuine and authentic bondage and confinement sessions will keep you charged up. There are also 17 of Bind's writings that may be stories or discussions about the bondage lifestyle. This is definitely one bondage lovers will want to check out.