When you call yourself Serious Male Bondage, you'd better live up the moniker and this site does. Men encased from head to toe in rubber, latex or leather, chained or strapped down, suspended from impressive bondage equipment or confined in unique prisons. This site explores bondage in ways that will blow away novices, while experts will feel like they found Heaven on Earth.
This site is not about a particular type of man or body type; the men here come in all shapes, sizes, and ages. Regardless, it's not always easy to tell how a man looks when he's mummified in plastic or encased in a rubber suit. Serious Male Bondage is more of community of men into the bondage lifestyle, so you'll see many guys doing repeat scenes. But as well, they feature newcomers and bondage enthusiasts who stop by to play when they're in town. Some of the videos here had me watching with fascination, while others had me shaking my head in disbelief, even a little horror as I squirm at the mere thought of confinement. The gear here is outstanding, a bondage lover's dream come true, and the men are all very careful, safe and respectful.
Let me walk you through a scene called "Bullied No More". A guy wakes in a dirty basement to discover that he's shackled to a heavy ring in the cement floor. Tony Orlando is barefoot and wears a tank top and orange shorts. He struggles with the heavy manacles around his wrists, "Oh my God", he pants. "What the hell am I doing here?" Panic sets in as he tugs and pulls to get out of his restraints. A geeky-looking man with glasses enters; he's stocky and his name is Leroy. He wraps duct tape around his captive's mouth to stop his whining and begging. Turns out that the captive used to bully Leroy, and now he's getting a taste of his own medicine. Tony manages to remove the duct tape, so Leroy returns with a leather hooded harness; later he puts him in a metal hood that looks like something out of the Middle Ages. He then chains Tony into a chair-like contraption with movable parts to hold arms and legs in place to prevent the prisoner from moving. All the while Leroy taunts Tony and reminds him how it felt to be bullied.
There's not heaps of rope bondage on this site as these men prefer other gear like straps, chains, restraints, handcuffs, straitjackets, gas masks, full-body suits - even plastic wrap and duct tape. They also do a fair bit of suspension bondage. Serious Male Bondage also explores all kinds of confinement from a permanent, on-premise jail cell to a hole in the ground or a holding pit built into a backyard patio deck - I told you these men live up to their serious moniker.
When we reviewed Serious Male Bondage a year ago there were 490 videos and now there are 745 videos. Some of the videos are full scenes while others a split into shorter parts. The older videos are offered in WMV format and play at 640x480 to 720x480, then for a brief period the site was offering both WMV and MP4 formats, but the new vids are offered in MP4 exclusively and they're much bigger at 1280x720 and breathtaking in their clarity. They will play on most newer mobiles, where they look even better. The videos are all downloadable, but you can click and play them if you prefer, and although they're not actually streaming videos, they play well. Whether you get a full screen option when streaming depends on what player your browser uses for MP4s.
The set-up of Serious Male Bondage takes a bit of explaining. The updates are called Galleries and there are 620 of them. Many have both videos and pictures, some have multiple videos when a scene is split into various parts, and some only have a picture gallery. Sometimes the pics are digital stills sized between 533x800 and 683x1024, sometimes they're screencaps sized at 586x391. Some episodes have a handful of pictures, others have a couple of dozen. There are no slideshows or downloadable zip files, but you can save them individually. Oddly, there's a link on the navbar for More Images, but it's not linked, so nothing happens when you click it; that link on the tour leads to a straight bondage site.
Something else I really did like is that each scene has a lengthy and detailed description, and you'll often find links to sites that provided the various equipment and gear, so if you want your very own neoprene gas-mask hood or heavy steel collar, you'll know where to find them.
The member area used to include a link to the Serious Male Bondage Journal, a blog with all sorts of stuff. But now the link is only available from the tour, outside the members area. Still, you'll find lots of ads for real bondage gear (much of it used in these scenes) and there are some articles on male bondage.
There wasn't anything I disliked about the site. If I had to be picky, I'd have liked to be able to sort the content so I could view just the updates with videos and not the one with pics-only, but they're such great pics that I can't really complain. Also there's no firm update schedule where the site adds new scenes on a specific day of the week; they do say they update approximately every six days, and that seems to be the case. The membership price has gone up $5, but the recurring price after the first month is still $19.95, and either way, the site has grown a lot, so it's really worth it. And I'd have liked true streaming videos and older mobile vids, as well.
My visit to Serious Male Bondage left me very impressed - there's so much here to take in here - because this is the kind of site that an enthusiast will love exploring with scene after mind-blowing scene. And bondage lovers will marvel at the variety of fetish gear, equipment and clothing. I can hear you guys saying, "What's that?" or "Where the hell did they get that?" or "I want one of those." Serious Male Bondage is an impressive site, not only in numbers of videos (there are 745 plus updates every six days), but also in the amount of effort, preparation and gear that went into producing every single scene. If all porn were produced with this much passion, I'd never get anything done. Bravo!