Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Review: Portable St. Andrew's Cross

I attended a few street fairs in San Francisco and Los Angeles, before I finally realized what was right in front of me.  There is a wonderful design for a metal, tubular and portable Saint Andrew's Cross that is rock-solid, but collapses into a smaller collection of parts:

To give an idea of the size, I'm six foot five.
There is a chain that tightly connects the three legs, 
but I hadn't installed it before photographing.

This is what it looks like, set up in a bar, 
decorated with 600 lights, powered by three "D"-cell batteries.
It takes two slaves to set it up. 
I don't have the patience to get the lights untangled. 

These parts can all fit into a large-sized, hard-shell golf-club travel case with wheels.  I bought mine off of Craigslist for forty bucks, instead of full price elsewhere.

I can't install a permanent dungeon into my home, no matter how much I would like to.  However, modern designs for spanking benches, fuck benches, rim-chairs, portable slings and the like allow me to store these items away in a closet or the garage while not in use. It's nice to finally add a truly portable St. Andrew's Cross to the collection!

This is the center core piece that everything else attaches to. The entire assemblage is quite light in weight (compared to the extra-tall sling frame in my collection), though reassuringly stable and strong. Putting it together requires no tools.  It's elegantly engineered.

The back side.  Again, there is a nice chain that connects the three legs at the bottom, but is not shown here.

Pleasantly in use: The slave is 6'1", to give an idea of its use during the cross's break-in ceremony! The slave is a real thrasher, and there was never a moment of instability. I could never say that about the huge, heavy wooden Saint Andrew's Cross in my shed, which never gets used because it is worryingly unstable.

This young man is 5'9", and I think that he will need longer ankle-restraint chains than a taller man.

He disagrees!  He was determined to make it work.

Turns out, he was right!


Send an email to macdaddydesigns @gmail.com and order from Brian.  He sells the crosses for $299, plus $50 for shipping & handling, in whatever color you want.  I chose gunmetal gray.

The four-foot-by-one-foot-square box was awkward for one person to carry when it arrived, but very easy for two.

It didn't come with assembly instructions, but the only part that we got wrong at first, was the chain that attaches at the BOTTOM of the legs.  The parts just slide together in an obvious way, otherwise

I am very pleased, and can't wait to take it to play-parties in town, and other public events.

UPDATE:  The biggest "problem with this cross is that all of my kinky friends want to borrow it for play-parties, Pride festival leather tents, and the like.  Other folks tend to use it more than I do!  :->

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

New Flogging Videos and Pictures Posted

I was invited to do a flogging performance at the Faultline Bar in Los Angeles on January 23, 2016.  I asked a buddy to video-capture some of the goings-on. The occasion was the monthly fund-raiser for the Tom of Finland Foundation, hosted by, among others, Marc Randell Bellenger.

Photos with text saying "TOM's Garage!" are by Motorboot Photography:

My handsome play-partner is the well-known performer Christian Mitchell.  

He is a pleasure to play with, and brilliantly creative!  I was ably assisted by my good friend Sir Gerald.  We were the tallest men in the bar, towering over poor, helpless Christian!

Marc, our host for the event.

Plain, Simple Flogging

I tend to use my very favorite flogger for ninety percent of my flogging needs.  It's the Mister Thuddy from FlogMeBaby.com, and it's currently selling for 45 bucks.  I have owned dozens.  Why so many?  Because I teach Tops.  I will loan a flogger to a new Dom, and teach them to use it, and then I watch to see what happens.

If they go forth and start thrilling the public with their practiced skills, I will create an impromptu ceremony, praising them publicly, and presenting them with the flogger.  As a Tribal Elder, I see it as a crucial part of supporting a healthy Tribe. Generations of happy bottoms will thank me, long after I'm dead!

Here's my video of the Mr. Thuddy, in use at this event.

If I had to give away all but one toy, this is the one that I would keep.  

If you are looking for something shorter (for smaller Doms), I strongly recommend the Napoleon.

Florentine Flogging

I always like to include some Florentine flogging (using two at once). It's a real crowd-pleaser.
Here is the video that shows them flying around, during this event.


I just HAD to include some spanking, too - With a pretty ass like that, can you blame me?

Dragon's Tongues

  Here is a clearer view.  They are in between a flogger and a single-tail whip in intensity.
I also (briefly) used a single-tail whip, but it was hell to aim properly in that dark bar.  
So, we gave up fast, for safety's sake..

Flame Whip

Fiber-optic, digital "Flame Whip" (that's just my nickname - they are actually called "Space Whips"). I only used one, because the other one is in repair - the digital circuit-board malfunctioned, and it is being replaced for free.

Here is the video, showing it in use.