Where is the Male Submission Art?
Seriously? Where is it? I’m not just talking about porn (though that would be nice too), I’m talking about the art. As in good. As in quality. As in nuanced, and beautiful, and actually existing on this plane.
I finally figure out what the hell my sexuality is and no one’s drawing pretty pictures of it. If someone actually is drawing pictures of it, it’s usually a gag cartoon (unintentional pun!), has to be paid for, often involves grossly unattractive men being dominated by stereotypical embodiments of mainstream “feminine beauty” (blonde, busty, tall, heavy makeup, did I mention BLONDE?) sheathed in various fetish textiles such as rubber, PVC, or vinyl. These pitiful offerings are about 1/1000 of the BDSM art available, the rest of which is 998/1000 male domination/female submission, and another 1/1000 female domination/female submission.
Here is a typical example of a Google search: I type “male submission comic” (that way I get art AND story). First search result: Torture Brothel.
Female submission may do it for some people, but it doesn’t really do it for me, certainly not when it’s male domination. I like female domination and male submission. I like beating men up. That’s why I searched for “MALE SUBMISSION.”
Search results rapidly dwindle to forum threads on most memorable female vs male battles in comic books.
Another example. Google search: “femdom comics.” First search result: Femdomcomics. Seems promising. Open. Paltry teaser offerings of “rich-bitch” femdom archetype. All involve face-sitting, high heels, human ashtray, and forced feminization. I have a list of things I’m not into, and that’s a good summary.
Finding male submission/female domination erotica is just as frustrating. First of all, NO ONE CAN WRITE. Second of all, no one is creative. Thirdly, things such as “character development,” “realistic characterization,” “basic grammar,” and “decent dialogue” apparently do not exist. Yes, I could just write my own, and then it would be everything I want. Sometimes that’s satisfying, but if I come up with it, I already know everything that happens. There’s no discovery.
It just floors me that it’s so impossible to find any art vaguely related to male submission, much less anything of quality. On Fetlife, the Facebook of fetish and BDSM, I find it very telling that “femdom” and “female domination” are listed as fetishes, but male submission is not. All the focus is on the female fulfilling male pleasure, which is not a jot different from male domination or stereotypical mainstream sexuality. It runs counter to the entire concept of female domination.
Why are there no depictions of reasonably attractive men submitting to women with real bodies (as in, bodies with fat. Fat looks good on women. It’s what gives us tits and ass. Flat stomachs on women are disgusting)? There’s PLENTY of art of Barbie-type women submitting to men with poor hygiene and beer guts. Even in mainstream fantasy art there’s a whole genre of stereotypical virginal beauties being offered up to monsters in chains. Where’s the hot guy being offered up for sacrifice in rope bondage? I want that.
Why am I expected (by whoever it is that draws or writes these things) to be turned on by the domination of a weak-willed weakling with an unhealthy body type? What is there to dominate?
I’ve read lots of blogs by female dominants blaming the male-dominated market, which focuses on the fulfillment of male fantasies (which according to the examples I’ve found are all extremely boring). This seems terrifyingly accurate, but knowing the source of the problem doesn’t make it less frustrating.
Just to use a rather blatant example, where is the painting of the conquered barbarian, beaten bloody and tied up being forced onto a dildo before a woman in natural fiber clothes? Where is the comic with a defiant warrior being offered up on a platter to be the sex toy of half a dozen young women? I don’t want to read about cheating, no-good husbands who finally get their due and do all the vacuuming and get spanked three times a day. I don’t want to look at timid pretty boys with no personality sucking a strap on. I CERTAINLY have no desire to see nurses give enemas to adolescent boys. An ephebophile I am not.
So where is all the male submission art? I’m not even asking for a real person, just a picture. It’s the internet. When you can’t find what you’re looking for on the internet, you know something is terribly wrong.