Friday, January 21, 2011
Shirtless Backs Ache For The Lash
Have you ever seen a shirtless young man running, throwing a Frisbee, or engaged in some other physical activity, and thought to yourself, “He has a back that just aches for the lash”, or “I’d like to see him writhing at the end of a whip”, or “I wonder how many lashes his back could take before he screams”?
Whenever I see a shirtless young man, my mind instantly goes to how he would look being whipped—and how he would take it. Like OKLASH said in his comment to the Jan 12 post, “The ancients observed that a muscled male back was built for the whip…”, and the back of a fit young man simply cries out for welts from well-applied leather. Young men cannot resist the desire to test themselves—that’s why so many play sports. What drives them isn’t just competition with other men; it’s an internal desire to push themselves beyond their established limits—to create new higher ones. Which is why they are perfectly suited for the whip.
If you’re reading this blog, you probably have seen the WhippingDudes videos I have posted to YouTube. That means you have watched me, Buddy Olive: Seized up and shirtless, writhing under the lash. When I review those videos, I keep thinking about how to make my body better for the next session—I want to make the most visually appealing videos I can while pushing my own limits of pain and fear endurance. My desire to show my audience a fit and muscular man taking the whip is what keeps me motivated to workout at the gym. I still have a long way to go to satisfy myself in that regard, but I don’t think I will ever really be satisfied—which is a good thing.
For the most part, I have been disappointed with the flogging videos I can find—when I can find one. The back-only flogging videos I have found all contain nudity or feature a fat dude (naked), tied up and being whipped by some sad dominatrix. Not exactly an image to summon up the blood. The notable exception is the “Chained Muscle” series, especially their “Corporal Punishment” DVD. Muscular and/or lean-athletic backs are exactly what I want to see take the whip—and those videos did provide that, but I always thought that the men took it too passively. Sure, I like to watch a man endue his punishment, but there didn’t seem to be too much “action”, by which I mean the videos didn’t provide a sense of dreaded anticipation in the prisoner—it’s almost like they took it with a resigned sigh instead of a genuine scream.
When I set out to film my floggings, I wanted to create something that people would watch again and again, finding pleasure in the variety in the different clips (different whips, different number of lashes, different setting, etc), and gaining an appreciation for the willful and authentic suffering of a man who strips off his shirt to endure the test of the lash.