Favorites from International Mr. Leather


Sadly we are not at International Mr. Leather (IML) this year. This is the first time in a very long time that we have missed it. We are sad that we won't be seeing all of the regulars (and disappointed new folks too).

We thought we would take the opportunity today to share some of our favorite memories from past IMLs.


You Never Know Who or What You'll See at International Mr. Leather!


Things can get pretty exciting at IML--you never know who or what you'll see! Two years ago this (see above) was right next to our booth. Talk about distractions! (We love that he's keeping it hard!)


Ginger Bear Sporting His Surge C Ring from gear essentials


Light-Weight Comfort

This hot ginger daddy stopped by to pick up a Surge. He liked the clean, fresh design. It made it look like his dick was absolutely exploding out of his cock ring.  Because of its 100% aluminum construction, it is healthy to wear next to your family jewels and is super-comfortable for all day / play-all-night wear.  I forget I'm even wearing it--until I get boned. Then I know it's there keeping the blood pumped in my hard rod so I am firmer, fuller and ready for action!

Did I mention the design?! The Surge penis ring has an elegance all its own--it's my favorite beach cock ring--you should see how beautiful it is when you emerge from the surf--beads of water glistening on its silky-smooth surface while it is wrapped around your surging dick.  And the buff aluminum really pops out next to tan skin!  Does it get any better?


Double-Ringed:  The Torque C Ring & 16 Oz. Weight by gear essentials



Handsome from every angle--here are three pics of one of our fave IML friends--and he's double-ringed!

There are a lot of things in life that can enhance your experience--and double-ringing is one of them!  Wearing a cock ring to restrict blood flow (meaning your cock gets bigger, harder, firmer, thicker and more sensitive) along with a ball weight means you are going to have an extra-sensory explosion of an orgasm!  Double-ring and experience the joy of a hot metal gear essentials' cock ring pumping up your dick and a weight tugging your balls.


Double-Ringed:  Nice PROFILE with Torque & 16 Oz. Ball Stretcher


The Power of Stainless Torque!

The Torque cockring is an architecturally-inspired penis ring crafted from solid stainless steel. Its wider bandwidth (.6 inches / 15 mm) provides support and pushes your cock and balls forward. Blood flows into your engorging penis and is restricted by your cock ring from leaving. This leaves you thicker, fuller and harder. And the Torque will bring more power to your fucking--over four ounces (120 grams) of additional torque to make your bottom writhe with pleasure!  


Double-Ringed - The Rear View:  Meeting of C Ring & Ball Weight


Ball Weight Bliss

Here's a great shot of a ball weight from behind. And if you have read this blog at all, you know I love my ball weights!

But why wear one?

  • Ball stretchers give an erotic twist and tug which brings on even more intense sexual pleasure. A ball weight—even as light as 8 ounces—intensifies the experience and orgasm for me—to the point that I don’t want to have sex without it.
  • Want more mind-blowing sex? Ball stretchers prevent your balls from retracting before you cum so that when you do, the weight around your balls makes ejaculation even more intense. A number of customers have said that they experience MORE cum AND shoot farther as a result of their ball weights.
  • Want a bigger ball sac? When you regularly wear a ball weight your ball sac stretches out. When you stretch enough to go to the next size, you can slip the 8 ounce (1/2” bandwidth) size on between your existing ball weight(s) and your shaft. It’s a great way to add weight and add to your ball sac. (If even that doesn't fit, the new Omega Split Ring is really effective--because it's flared it can fit where a lot of rings cannot.
  • The ball weights ‘play’ with your balls so your hands are free to explore other things!
  • Pleasure your partner: during intercourse your ball stretcher will bounce off your partner’s taint. You may not think you want to be repeatedly ‘tapped’ by 3 lbs. of solid metal but it provides another repeated physical contact with your partner. Both of you will feel each thrust punctuated with each swing of your balls. The taint is a highly erogenous zone—in Tantric practice, pressure is put here to disperse sexual energy throughout the body—instead of just focusing it around the genitals. 


Sharing the Love:  Time for a Head Butt!  With The Hold & Titan .2 Glans Ring by gear essentials


Test Run! The Titan .2 Glans Ring

Abe shared his reaction to his new Titan glans ring (also known as a head ring). He wrote:  "I love it! Keeps the foreskin retracted and keeps my head exposed! When I'm flaccid the foreskin can cover up the ring from the front, but is still retracted. Perhaps a ring with silicone at the bottom would be good for keeping the foreskin completely pinned down. Would love to test some out!!"

Abe loves it--and you will too!

Here's a close look (this is not Abe):


Catch a Glimmer of the Titan Glans Ring beneath His Foreskin

You have to love the way this head ring looks--it is beautiful and feels great hanging on your dick!  The added weight of the solid stainless steel Titan .2 means you will notice each bob and sway of your pendulous prick.  If you want more--go with a bigger bandwidth (also available in .4, .6 and .9 inches). We keep hearing it--and we agree--it's like a mini hand job in your pants!


Test Run:  New Hold Cock & Ball Cage

At IML customers have the opportunity to try things on and get a feel for how they, fit, feel and work.  It's one of the benefits of being there. A lot of customers want to make sure that their new gear will still fit when they get a hard-on.  Hey, feel free to test!

Sometimes a crowd gathers! In the circle above, everyone is wearing gear essentials' gear. In front you can see the Hold Cock & Ball Cage and the Titan .2 glans ring. These are two very popular pieces.

Regarding the Hold, Nate from Texas wrote:  "A more complete review will be forthcoming. I just got this today. I had to try it out tonight. It is a little odd to put on, but wow, once you get it on it is like armor for your manhood. The shaft ring portion is very nice. I let myself get hard and soft a few times and then power stroked one out. It is very intense... I'm looking forward to more."                 

Here's a closer look at another IML fan in his new Hold (it is not Nate):


IML Boner:  the Hold Cock & Ball Cage by gear essentials: "Armor for Your Manhood"


You may wonder just what he is pointing at! Well, this is the typical reaction to putting on the Hold Cock & Ball Cage. The Hold is not just a cock ring. It also includes a place for your balls to drop and a supportive shaft ring. For those of you with little experience with shaft rings, you will quickly discover how much additional support this gives your throbbing cock. It's all good!

Thanks for sharing my trip down memory lane! I wish we were there saying hello and doing fittings (but somehow I know you'll survive without us!) If you need some gear essentials' gear, check out Leather 64 Ten. They are located at 6410 North Clark Street in Chicago and are open extended crazy-late hours this weekend. Please let them know that gear essentials sent you!

Have a GREAT time at International Mr. Leather!

gear essentials…Sex is Better here! ENJOY!




(Photos by Jay Williams.)







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