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PHOTOS: These Sexy Men Love To Strip Down For A Little Pup Play

eric and nikoOkay, everyone, it is time to discuss pup play.

Perhaps you are familiar with the practice of role-playing (sometimes sexually, sometimes not) as a dog. That’s pretty much all there is to it, and what exactly it means is up to you. You might have a leash and a collar; or chew on a bone; or do some obedience training; or just kind of roll around with some guys and bark. Oh sure, it looks kind of silly … but have you ever seen how undignified people look like during vanilla sex?

We asked a few pups what they like about getting down on all fours. “Everything,” said one.

“A good rub down,” said another.

And a handler explained that his favorite part is “my pup’s complete acceptance and love. He’s my confidant and sexy little beast.” Awww.

Pup play’s been around for years, but for some reason it’s been experiencing something of a renaissance. Over the last year, new pup play groups have sprung up in a couple different cities; events are drawing larger crowds; and in perhaps the greatest barometer of popular trends, there are more pup Tumblrs than ever before.

For some reason, 2014 is shaping up to be the year of the pup, with a community that’s growing like gangbusters. There’s a camp for pups called Camp K-9 in Washington state. There are whole shops devoted to buying tails and harnesses and bone-shaped gags, or a veterinarian’s outfit. Pup artisans can craft elaborate outfits for you. There’s a pup broadcasting star on the delightful No Safe Word podcast.

A kindly handler in Australia has put together a whole series of how-to videos for the aspiring pup.

There’s even an Indiegogo happening right now for a British maker of pup accessories. And you can find pup play parties from Portland to San Diego to Chicago to Missouri to Toronto to Saint Louis. In fact, the only city without a pup scene is San Francisco. Ha ha ha, just kidding, of course San Francisco is like ground zero for pupping out.

Now let’s get down to brass tacks. If you’re ready to dive into the world of pup play, where do you start? We asked Gabriel Green, Mr. L.A. Leather Bear 2014 and the organizer of Lost Puppy, a hugely successful pup party at The Eagle L.A. “To all single puppies looking to attract a handler,” he advised, “Don’t be ruff around the edges and have an open heart thats looking to be loved.”

But a lot of pups find it difficult to let go of their inhibitions, since we have a lot of social programming that tells us not to act like a dog. If you want to just let your mind go free and submit to a loving handler, of  vice versa, what’s the best way to get over the hurdle of self-consciousness?

“Let go of the societal stereotypes,” says L.A. Band of Brothers President Jeremy Ronceros. “Let go of what we should do, what is masculine and proper. … Those external concepts melt away.”

Nowhere is that advice more evident at Eagle L.A.’s Lost Puppy, where an affectionate bunch of pups and handlers and leatherfolk and bears all mingled and barked this weekend.

Check out the photos below…

band of leather brothers

Names: John, Nick, Mr. L.A. Leather Bear Gabriel Green, and L.A. Band of Brothers President Jeremy Ronceros

Favorite Famous Dogs: Snoopy, Brian, Odie, Tramp, Wishbone, Eddie, Rin Tin Tin

zach and friend

Names: Zach and Cockpit

Favorite Famous Dog: Brian


Names: Ryan, Yoshi, Gary, Beacon

Favorite Famous Dogs: Marmaduke, Brian



two boys

Names: Xavier and Scott

Favorite Famous Dog: Snoopy

sinners at the eagle

Names: Kieshav, mysterious “straight” guy, and Ali

Favorite Famous Dogs: Lassie, Brian, Toto, Scooby Doo, Courage

rope work

Name: Sir Erik and Hiram

Favorite Famous Dog: Beethoven

raise your arms

Name: Kryzstofer

Favorite Famous Dog: Snoopy

puppy kiss


Names: Pug and Garrett

Favorite Famous Dog: Snoopy


Names: Patrick and Jose

Favorite Famous Dog: Underdog

lost dalmation

Names: Ozzie and John

Favorite Famous Dogs: Pluto, Scooby Doo, Scooby

fire drag

Name: Klaus and Chartreusec

Favorite Famous Dogs: Balto and Scooby Doo

eric and niko

Here’s Mr. LA Leather Eric Leue with his arm around Pup Niko.

dancer with nipples

Name: John

Favorite Famous Dog: Clifford

cool dog

Name: Todd and an unnamed stray

Favorite Famous Dog: Benji

confused guy

Name: Lisa, Sanjay, Peter and Bryan

Favorite Famous Dogs: Scooby Doo, Air Bud, the Queen’s corgis, Courage, and Riot Dog

burly guys

Name: Frankie, John and Doug

Favorite Famous Dogs: Lassie, Clifford and Snoopy

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