Since I’ve shelved any possibility of being able to play this year, I really don’t have much to report on this blog. Quite honestly, this wasn’t how I wanted my kinky life to progress.
In the interim, I’ve been contemplating ways to set my toys aside in a safe manner, so they can be picked up again and be in good repair when interaction and play resumes. I’m hoping that will be in 2021, but without any good news on the efficacy of the vaccines that have been reported, at present that’s little more than a pipe dream.
I posted before about getting storage bins at a place like Big Lots!, and squirreling away things that need better protection like my leather floggers, and industrial/hospital restraints. The restraints for the most part are a bit more hardy than the floggers, singletails and such. They’re designed for rough and tumble use, but the hides that the floggers and whips are made from, are a bit more delicate and need to be better stored than just tossed into a box, or hung from a tie rack in the back of my closet.
While I’m mulling and planning for their long-term storage, I’ve been considering making a more definitive inventory of my toys. Over the past 25 years I’ve been collecting, and putting aside things in a spare bedroom (two, actually) and have in many ways lost track of just what I do happen to have. When I first started this blog, I did a half-assed photo inventory of my collection, and even posted some of the pictures here. I definitely think it’s time for an update in that regard. If for no other reason than to have a better idea of all the different things I have. I’m certain there are many redundancies, and probably a need for divesting myself of the excess. My girl has told me that she wants me to keep all of the hospital restraints that I have, even though she might be unaware of just how many of them I do happen to have in my possession. Not quite enough to outfit your average psych ward, but I could most definitely secure a fair few in good stead. Food for thought, right?
Many of the items are probably too big or too small for my slave. Not having had her here to measure against, I bought many things that were a good price, without having a care about size. Certainly it will be difficult to part with some of the pieces, but if they’re not the right size, then they’re not doing us much good. There’s only so much space for things, and I’d rather be making use of the toys, rather than just having four or five versions in varying sizes, thinking that in the future there might be need for a size bigger or smaller than she. I know she has a pet of her own, but most of the things I’ve purchased are with a female form in mind, not a male. And naturally there are differences when it comes to delicacy versus masculinity. Too, we have differing tastes in certain things. So that’s a consideration as well.
I thought I’d put in a small sample of what I made pictures of before. These were taken on a bedspread, in just the natural light of our spare bedroom, and an overhead light as well. In the intervening years I actually purchased one of those portable light boxes a few years ago, when I was considering perhaps selling some of my things on eBay. I sold a couple of phones on Swappa.com and it worked pretty well for that. Obviously larger items like spreader bars aren’t going to fit in a small box, so I’ll have to consider what I might do for them. Maybe a lighting cube or just make do with the natural lighting once more. Since I’m not in the market for selling anything right now that’s less of an issue.
I’d also considered buying an armoire, but unfortunately places like Wayfair, while having some good items, they’re mostly manufactured wood, and I don’t really like the construction of them. If one is going to have a piece of furniture like that, it should be made of a decent hardwood like mahogany. But I don’t have a spare $3000 to spend on a mahogany armoire.
Anyway, that’s where I’m at. As things progress, I’ll probably be posting more here. Or not. We’ll see.