In my podcast/audio I share most of my thoughts about “hoods” – Kink of the Week. (You can listen by clicking the play button)
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I have never used any form of a hood in any of my sex adventures, although I want to try it some day. I had someone offer, however I wasn’t quick enough in purchasing the hood. I wondered why use one. I explain in my audio, that it’s a matter of trust, especially if the hood cuts off all the senses. I think that it also takes away from knowing the person, induces fear which releases those chemicals in the brain, or just that gift of anticipation.
I prefer leather, because I love the scent of leather. I think that latex or rubber would be interesting to the my senses as far as touch. I think using a hood would be some thing to use to lessen the senses, trust again comes to mind. I would want to try one on, to see how it felt, however to use during sex, I don’t think so, maybe with a hood & a strap-on in a room full of people. I might get off on the “fear” & “anticipation” it would cause others.
[Below are a few photos I took while at Market Days in Boystown, Chicago Illinois. I know that the hood is used more in “puppy play” none the less it still is a hood and in my opinion, has or is somewhat meant for the same effect or is it affect? lol]
Hoods. They are, in my opinion, more of an extreme fetish-wear. Hoods have been used in all sorts of movies, for different reasons. I think of “American Horror Story.” Just look at the photo. This was used to strike fear, it’s mysterious, frightening, sexual. It’s all about the unknown. Yet, it draws you in, doesn’t it? Maybe it’s just me then. I think some may view it as having sex with an entity, spiritual, like in a dream. It’s wrong on many levels, yet a part of you wants to know more, right? Ok, maybe it’s just me again.
Let’s not forget “The Gimp” from Pulp Fiction. I don’t remember when I first was aware of “hoods” and sex. But, this sealed it for me. It was a date movie. My date was made to feel uncomfortable, not sure if it was because of the homosexual content surrounding the entire scene involving the gimp. I wondered when I saw the hooded man, why is he wearing the hood? Perhaps he was just being used, an object, tool for pleasure to to perform pleasure. There is no identity when an individual wears a hood, so perhaps that takes away an emotional connection.
I am pretty sure I would be very willing to “play” with the whole hood idea. Depending on who I was playing with and what the rules were at the time of the scene.
Please keep in mind these are my thoughts and opinion, nothing more, nothing less.