Review date: September 2016
Bound in Public, one of the sites included in the Kink Men network, consists of group scenes set in public locations: bars, toilets, storefronts and sex clubs. The hardcore action has a domination / submission dynamic and an emphasis on humiliation. In true Kink.com style the performances are by guys who are really into the scene, but these are not grizzled veterans, some really hot young guys star in both the dom and sub roles. The 230 videos meet the studio's high production, though updates are irregular.
Like the videos it hosts, Bound in Public's tour lays everything out on the table...and the bar, and the bathroom floor, and the locker room benches. All of its videos are represented by detailed scene descriptions, substantial selections of photos and brief preview clips. No nasty surprises here, at least none that are undesirable.
In general, navigating Bound in Public is simple. Updates are arranged on the homepage by date, and individual scene pages have clearly marked links to different media and viewing options. However, the site's search options are limited, so finding specific types of content can require some browsing. More expansive search term menus, and a separate model index specific to Bound in Public (not Kink.com's master model index covering all it's other gay sites which are not included with your membership), would be a real benefit to users of this site.
The Men and the Action
The men of Bound in Public range from porn veterans to fresh-faced newcomers, and the action of each video places them in very intense B&D scenarios. The models don't share a particular body type but they do share the ability to tolerate and enjoy constriction, pain, humiliation, and rough treatment. The beautifully shot scenes, and the interviews both before and after help to calm any lingering concerns about the voluntary nature of these completely realistic dom/sub sessions. Every aspect of the video's progress is carefully planned and no safety limits are breached.
When it comes to professional fetish porn, Kink.com is one of the most polished producers around; the viewing quality of the videos is excellent. The company's HD videos are always professionally shot and edited. They're well paced, the sound mixes are tight, and the action is perfectly captured, even when the camera is winding through a complex crowd scene or a dimly lit set. In short, these videos are television quality, but you won't ever see them there!
Bound in Public adds one new hour-long, DRM-free video almost every week. There are now 230 of these well produced videos. They are available for viewing in segments, so Kink.com claims each one is a videos, rather than a part of a longer video. We count each extended scene as one. New updates are not predictable.
Given that the site's videos tend to be long - around an hour on average - it's nice that they can be downloaded either as complete movies or shorter scenes.
Streaming Flash files are offered in three qualities; default size is 720x406, but you can open the player in a new window and re-size as you wish. All of Bound in Public's videos are offered as downloadable and streamable files in Windows Media and MP4 formats. The HD quality movies replay at around 1280x720 pixels at a whopping 7000 (Windows) or 3000 (MP4) kbps (very recent MP4s are 5000 kbps) .
Screens: There is a fully mobile-friendly version of the site included with your membership, so you can stream direct to your handheld device. The high-definition videos work well on the big screen.
Image and Other Content
Every video on Bound in Public is accompanied by a huge gallery of high-quality digital photos - between 250 and 500 images each. The pictures are as professional as the videos, and are available for online viewing but the option to download zip files has been removed.
If hardcore BDSM and public humiliation scenes get you off, but the thought of actually being on all fours in the back room of your local leather bar is a little unsettling, then you'll definitely be able to get your vicarious kicks through Bound in Public. While the updates are irregular, there are over 203 hour-long scenes available, and there are hundreds more included in the Kink Men network.
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Bound in Public is operated by Kink.com and has been online since 2010.