May I express my appreciation and thanks for the Bondage Supplement, and, indeed, for the magazine as well. Apart from its interest to ‘addicts’ like myself, I feel it does much good by showing all of us the universality of our ‘thing’. To this end I feel you will be well advised to use material supplied by your readers as far as possible. We all, I think, enjoy seeing real people in ‘uniform’ rather than the line drawings and the paid models shown in other expensive magazines. Like many of your readers I thought I was quite unique and, in consequence, I became more introverted and secretive. Then, more or less by accident, I saw a private German magazine and the light dawned: much, I may add, to my relief. Since those days I have come to accept that I am addicted to the pleasures of rubber and restriction.

The more I read about it the more I feel it is an escape back to childhood, when all decisions were made for one, generally by a kindly parental figure. There were so many times one was made to do or wear things for one’s protection and welfare. And wading was so often forbidden: ‘Don’t splash in the wet, dear’ was often heard in childhood.

Now to be dressed in a tight fitting suit, hooded, silenced, and strapped quite helplessly becomes for many of us an escape. Dressed like this we are unable to work or to worry; unable to go and see the bank manager or reprimand a careless secretary, all we can do is to be quite still and wait for absolution and eventual release. I am a little surprised that so few of your male readers mention the overwhelming sense of peace and tranquillity after such a dressing session. The affect is that of complete mental rest, a relaxation from these modern stresses and strains of society.

If I may state my preference than I must admire and be envious of the victims on page 19 and 20 of the Supplement: the masked male stretched out and patient, and the masked maid who could perhaps be made to wash the car whilst in her super uniform: great fun I know even though my African sun soon causes a useful sweat.

– F. G. (Africa) ACS 243