Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Atomage Bondage Supplement No.4

Atomage Bondage Supplement No. 4 is reproduced here in its entirety. Must see images--besides the cover--on page 2 and page 18.

Adult warning: fuck-off if you're under 18 or whatever. (Can you tell I'm getting tired of the obligatory "OMG icky pr0n!" warning already?)

Front cover (page 01) // Page 02 // Page 03 // Page 04 // Page 05 // Page 06 // Page 07 // Page 08 // Page 09 // Page 10 // Page 11 // Page 12 // Page 13 // Page 14 & 15 // Page 16 // Page 17 // Page 18 // Page 19 // Page 20 // Page 21 // Page 22 // Page 23 // Page 24 // Page 25 // Page 26 // Page 27 // Back Cover

Please let me know if I made any mistakes with the links.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Atomage Bondage Supplement No.3

The rubber history qwest continues with Atomage Bondage Supplement No. 3. Welcome again to the wonderful world that is human sexuality. This is our history. Let's preseve it, analyze it, enjoy it.

Obligatory adult/18+ warning: do not click on the following links if you are under 18 or whatever age your country says you are not allowed to look at teh seks. Although there's no coitus pictured, I can see how this stuff can be offensive to most people.

Front Cover (page 01)

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Atomage Bondage Supplement No. 2

Rubber History Month continues. Today, I bring you Atomage Bondage Supplement No. 2.

Click on the text links to view the scans. As always, do not click on the following links if you are under 18 or are sensitive to erotic pictoral representations.

Front Cover (page 01)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Rubber History Month: Atomage Bondage Supplement No.1

April is Rubber History Month--OK, mid-April. So I've decided. I've also decided that Rubber History Month will go on for as long as I want.

To kick off this indefinite Rubber History Month, I have posted scans of the entire issue of the super-rare Atomage Bondage Supplement No. 1. Click on the links to view each page. (My pagination does not correspond to the actual magazine's pagination, but I hope you can deal with that.)
ADULT WARNING: Do not click on these links if you are under 18 or if you are a lumpen moralist (liberal lumpen moralist or conservative lumpen moralist, doesn't matter, just fuck off OK). Now let's get this road on the show!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Rubber in Literature: Jean Genet

Look what I found! A very tiny reference to rubber rainwear in Jean Genet's autobiographical novel The Thief's Journal:

When I was being followed on the Rues des Couronnes, the terror that the plainclothesmen caused me was communicated by the ghastly swish of their rubberized raincoats. Every time I hear that sound again, my heart contracts.

[Page 102 of the 1964 Grove Press edition. Same pagination as this newer/shinier paperback edition.]

Jean Genet (1910-1986) was a French writer mainly known for his highly erotic novels and plays on homosexuality, crime, and really cool stuff. If you enjoy reading Sade and Bataille (for the philosophical content, ahem) you will probably love Genet too. Genet was a fantastic prose artist--just get a load of this fabulous disembodied quote, also from The Thief's Journal: "To achieve harmony in bad taste is the height of elegance." Nice, huh? I should get that tattooed on my forehead.

The short paragraph quoted above makes me think about the sound of latex rubber and the memories and feelings that resurface. What are your aural rubber memories? The creaking of a heavy corset sliding over a catsuit or the rustling of a long gown, for example, brings up different associations. Rubber is an acoustic fabric, but that trait is often overshadowed by the primary tactile-visual qualities.