18 November 2014

Meet the Readers: Svadisthana

We last saw Dean in these pages in April and since then he's been pretty busy! Besides a life schedule that widely incorporates fundoshi into his yoga and spiritual practices, he's started up five inter-related blogs under the Svadisthana title that explore different facets of sensuality – from gently poetic eroticism to unfettered raw sexiness!

And here they are!!

Svadisthana portrays the journey of the soul/self (the spirituality) within the body which in turns travels through space and time (nature). The journey is winding and always changeable (ego/mood).  The link is fundoshi, which takes on the form of a deity (a familiar icon) that can be perceived with the senses in a way of actuating the link between spirituality and nature.

Svadisthana II draws attention to the fetishes (specific likes) of the false ego, in this case the look of the male body in male underwear, sports and formal clothing in various states of undress. The mood is both provocative and narcissic.

Svadisthana III focusses on the false ego's identity as more subtle than the gross body and this is reflected in the subtle use of partial or full nudity.

Svadisthana IV portrays the false ego's identity as a MALE human being in it's purest form revealing the potency of lingam, and signifying the natural means of creation. 

Svadisthana V portrays an intimate visual reference of the male human body's erotic nature.

04 November 2014

Fundoshi Provocateur #2

I thought you might like these provocative fundoshi pix!

Also, for the time being the Fundoshi4All tumblr is disabled. I will figure out what is causing it distress and get right back to posting there and on twitter. Sorry for the inconvenience.


28 October 2014

Fundoshi Grab-Bag!

Some random favorites from my recent fundoshi photo-gathering expeditions:

Some of these are from traditional festivals, some are not. Some are even kind of sweet, some are more masculine or erotic.

21 October 2014

Comfy No. 2

Here are some more pictures of fundoshi-wearers in various states of repose: relaxing, playing, working, or aroused.

14 October 2014

Comfy No. 1

We've explored the erotic potential of fundoshi with tight binding and ropes for the last few weeks, but this ingenious garment is also adept at relaxation!

Worn by itself or with other clothing, fundoshi is infinitely adjustable to either gently cradle you, or -- if you're feeling fierce -- tighten and focus your life energy for sports and play. It pairs well with reds, whites, beer, tea, or a glass of water. It's great for a nature hike or a night club. This not-quite-nude state of dress somehow ups the ante on situations where nakedness or underwear might seem overly casual or sexualized. And yet, if the situation calls for sexy, it's hard to beat! It gives your lover something to do with their hands. It pushes back when you grow hard, allowing for a sweet kinky release when their fumbling fingers finally loose you. You can hang out with friends in a fundoshi, and it's also good for alone time. Carry a delicate sensuous charge with you everywhere you go, wrapped and coiled in soft cool cloth, in secret or out and proud.

07 October 2014

Fundoshi Bondage Part 3 of 3

The kinbaku-themed posts on this site have received the most +1s, gotten the most comments and re-posts,  and often gather two or three times the number of site hits as an average Fundoshi 4 All post! What is it about erotic bondage that flips the switch of fundoshi enthusiasts and non-fundoshi enthusiasts alike? Wikipedia is pretty informative on the history of Japanese Rope Bondage, but skirts around any sort of analysis. I think it may be as simple as the desire to be conquered, or "won," to be a prisoner at the whims of your (hopefully benevolent) captor, but also to embrace the elements of faith, danger, trust, pain, empathy, experiment, and submission. To surrender control, sexually, but within the agreed upon boundaries of a traditional and ritualized art form.

This is the third (and last, for now anyway) installment of Komatsu Komatsu's amazing photo collection. I am in awe of many of these, eager to learn, and very thankful for the ability to share them with you. I hope you've enjoyed this aesthetically as well as sensually!