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Celebrating The Mr S Neoprene Puppy Hood

the neoprene dog hood is an iconic design and I wanted to take the time to celebrate the great puppy mask created by the neoprene pup mask team in design.

Today I wanted to take a little time to send some love to Mr S Leather and thank them for their wonderfully designed neoprene puppy hood.

Created by the amazing Chris who runs the neoprene gear production @ Mr S, this versatile puppy mask represents many months of design and creative energy so human pups world wide are able to enjoy this fun way to express their inner pup selves.

I love the versatility of the hood as well as how simple it is to get on and off when out and about. As you can see in the pictures, our pack and friends have enjoyed out hoods, not just in Australia but across the world!

As I always recommend, go with the original and the best:

Check out the neoprene puppy hood here @ Mr S

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Rubber & Latex Gear Care

rubber puppies enjoying their time playing while wearing sexy latex and rubber gear

Care For Your Rubber & Latex Gear

Hey Pups! Today I wanted to give a quick overview of how to look after your rubber and latex gear so your rubber pup self is wonderful and shiny for many years!

Latex is an organic product that requires ongoing care. It's not a difficult process but when done your latex clothing will have a great shine and will last you many years of enjoyment.

Below is a quick video that covers what I do to care for my rubber suits.

Latex Care Tips & Tricks

  • Be sure to use a quality latex polish such as Black Beauty @ Mr S or Pjur available @ Eagle Leather
  • Just a small spray of polish on your rubber gear goes a long way. Either use your hand or a soft cloth to shine the rubber up with a simple buffing motion.
  • Rubber is delicate so be sure to avoid sharp points or snags. It's best to check your nails are not too sharp as they can tear latex if you're a too rough.
  • After wearing latex clothing it's important to wash away any sweat or other fluids off the gear. I jump into the shower and give it a gentle clean with warm water and a little dish washing liquid.
  • Once clean I lay out on a dry towel and gently pat dry.
  • Apply a small coating of latex polish will help nourish the rubber and keep in supple for your next outing.
  • Sunlight can damage latex! Be sure to store your latex hung and in a dark cupboard. This way the light is not able to cause deterioration.
  • Consider having your latex chlorinated! More information about this here -> Have You Heard Of Chlorinated Latex?
  • Avoid petroleum based lubes, they can damage rubber gear. Best to stick with water or silicone based lubes.
Gpup Alpha checking out his new chlorinated rubber catsuit. This human pup loves being a rubber puppy.

My Favourite Places To Buy Latex Gear

Have a great day! Hugs and rubbery tugs... GPup Alpha

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Avoiding Dehydration & Heatstroke While Wearing Latex & Rubber

safety with rubber and latex gear

Recently my partner Jyan and I attended the amazing Folsom Europe in Berlin. I was amazed at how many rubber pups were in attendance. Sadly one hot day there was a medical emergency I needed to attend due to heatstroke. Today I thought it was important to discuss how to stay safe and avoid dehydration and heatstroke while wearing your favourite latex and rubber gear.

How To Stay Safe In Full Rubber Gear

What Are The Signs Of Heatstroke or Dehydration In Rubber?

The early signs of heat stroke can be subtle so be aware of the following signs of things starting to go wrong:

  • Becoming thirsty
  • Feelings of confusion, irritability or disorientation
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Muscle or abdominal cramps
  • Fainting
  • Seizures if allowed to go too far

What Is The First Aid For Heat Stroke?

  • Get the person out of the sun and into a cool shaded area away from the heat.
  • Remove the person's hood and as much of the rubber gear as modesty will allow so they can cool off.
  • If the person is alert give small sips of water, cordial or sports drink to help replenish fluids.
  • If they are not starting to feel better, or they are starting to get worse:
    SEEK MEDICAL HELP IMMEDIATELY.
  • Apply cool towels, gently fan the skin and cool sprays of water can help bring the body temperature down.
  • If the person has any medical conditions or any concerns about their health, see a doctor ASAP.
rubber puppies enjoying their time playing while wearing sexy latex and rubber gear

Tips & Tricks To Avoid Heatstroke In Rubber Gear

Always choose your gear with an understanding of the climate you will be wearing it. An afternoon in the sun on a very hot summer day is not the day to wear full rubber gear!

Make sure you are well hydrated *before* you put on your gear and head out! The darker your urine is the more you need to top up your fluids!

Keep out of the sun as much as you can. Enjoy the shade knowing that you'll stay cooler and will also be protecting your expensive gear from the damage of sunlight.

Avoid alcohol, excessive exercise such as dancing and any substances that increase body heat (drugs like amphetamines, cocaine and even marijuana can lead to increased body temperature).

Take time to open up your gear and allow your skin to breath! Take a break, drink some cool water and let your body temperature regulate.

If you start to feel unwell, nauseous, faint or confused, get changed out of your gear and allow your body to get back to it's  normal temperature. Get out of the sun and rest while having a cool drink.

If someone faints or collapses, get medical help immediately. Get them out of the heat and help them cool by removing rubber gear and fan their skin to help cool them down. Cool towels and even sprays with a cool mist can help reduce temperature.

rubber puppies enjoying their time playing while wearing sexy latex and rubber gear

Look after yourself pups. It's great to look amazing in gear but it's no use if you pass out or feel sick. Look after yourself and your fellow rubber puppies!

Hugs and tugs,

Gpup Alpha.

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Travelling Kinky

Travelling Kinky With Human Pup Play

Travel is one of my passions and travelling as a human pup can certainly present a few interesting situations. For this reason I wanted to share a few tips and tricks that Pup Boss and I picked up on our most recent travels to Europe and Asia.

Packing!

travelling with kink gear

Travelling with gear can be tricky. It's a balance between packing your favourite kink clothing and the dreaded weight limits of local and international airlines.

One tip I recommend is if you're attending an event, think about what you want to wear for each day of the event, then half it!

Mix and match is the key to winning the kinky luggage challenge!

Remember your leather shirt can go with jeans as well as leather pants. With the right jeans you can go from day wear to restaurant smart casual! Think, "what will go with what?"

Airline Weight Limits

Most airlines are very strict with luggage limits. The first key is to know exactly how much you are allowed to bring!

First check your ticket to see how many bags and how many lbs or Kg you are allowed to pack. This is normally in the fare details of your fights.

Secondly know your airline status! The higher you are the more extra pounds you may be allowed. Top tier status of Qantas adds a very generous extra 30kg to your weight limit! It's worth checking!

On the topic of weight limits make sure you have a travel luggage scale! This baby can save you hundreds of dollars in excess luggage fees! They can easily be picked up at Amazon very cheap.  Here are some I highly recommend.

I like to pack hoods, tails and other delicate items in a plastic container to help ensure they don't get damaged in transit. Below is a quick video that explains what I mean.

Airport Security

Since 9/11 security has been consistently tight. Throughout the world airport screening can be a tense experience and it's really not a time to pick arguments or draw attention to yourself. It just pisses people off and slows the whole process down.

Tips that have worked well for me include:

  • Wear boots or shoes that come off easy. You will be taking them on and off so the easier the process the better for you. I love my Corcoran Boots for their big zipper side.
  • Consider if you wish to take your collar off temporarily. Yes I know our human pup collars are intimate however I think for the purpose of smooth travels even a hardened master would allow you to take off a chunky metal collar to allow easier travel. If you do choose to wear your padlocked collar it never hurts to have a key handy should the FDA want to get busy with bolt cutters.
    That said my chainmail collar has never triggered the system.
  • The same goes for chastity devices. Unless you are an exhibitionist, absolutely comfortable showing your junk to an underpaid, probably grumpy, security guard... Do you really want that potential hold up going through security?
  • Best tip I was ever given was "these guys are underpaid, over worked and yelled at all day. Give them a break, just follow the rules and they will leave you alone... Remember the less they have to deal with you means they can devote their time to protecting you from bad things happening on planes."

Douching while travelling

One thing that can be a pain to travel with is a douching kit. They can be fiddly, wet and bloody annoying to pack.

Today I saw this cool new travel douche by the guys at Mr S. You can check out the Skwert Douche here, and a great video with Pup Amp demonstrating below:

Help, I've Bought Too Much!!!

What can I say, one of the pleasures of travel is seeing so many amazing things, books and gear when visiting new places. It doesn't take too much to suddenly be over your weight or hand limit when it comes to carrying stuff!

This is where the local post service has saved my bacon! Books, leather and even gifts that I don't immediately need I pack up in boxes and send home.

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Depending on the weight of your gear as well as how urgently you'll need it when you get home air or regular mail can be a great choice.

Be sure to check out for special deals. In France you can buy a prepaid 7kg box that ships airmail and costs half of what you would pay for normal airmail!

For non urgent but heavy items I will send by sea however remember it might take up to 10 weeks to arrive depending on where you send from.

If you ebay, DHL or other shipping accounts be sure to check out what's available before you travel. You may be able to get some great pre purchased deals!

On tip that can save you a lot of time and fiddly pen work is to pre print some home address labels for boxes as well as the forms you need to fill when posting gear home.

Final Tips

  • Prebook as many tours, restaurants and tickets as you can before you go. This can save you heaps of money and also help you plan your days while out and about.
  • Don't let people embarrass you for doing "tourist stuff". You're a tourist, go enjoy!
  • TripAdvisor.com is a fantastic resource. Do your research here for hotels, restaurants and attractions. It usually has heaps of GLBTI listings as well. It's a great resource and don't forget to leave your reviews after you leave! (Here are some of mine if your interested!)
  • Remember you can also pre-purchase tickets for public transport in most cities.
  • If you are heading to a country that does not speak english, learn a little of the local language. Enthusiasm and having a go will get you far and is a great way to meet fun people!

So there you go pups, just a few tips and tricks from our recent trip to Folsom Europe.

Please, if you have any travel tips, drop me a message in the comments below! I'd love to hear from you.

Hugs and tugs,

Gpup Alpha

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Finding and Exploring New Human Pup Play Experiences

finding new human pup play experiences.
GPup Alpha, Zepher and Vulcan exploring the world of human pup play

When I first discovered human pup play that was very little information available. I did not have a trainer, I lived in a small rural town with no kink community and to be honest I felt isolated.

When I met my training, and now partner Pup Boss I was introduced to a whole new world of human pup training as well as other kink trainings that I didn't know existed.

Staring out in the community can be hard. We acknowledge this in a recent workshop we held at ACON (the AIDS Council Of New South Wales here in Australia).  In this video Jyan and I discuss some important tips on how to find new experiences if you are exploring puppy play.

Key points I get from this video:

  • Don't be afraid to try new stuff. There is many aspects to puppy play. Some you will love, some might be 'meh...' Give stuff a try, you just never know.
  • Go with your intuition. If something feels right go with it however if you don't feel safe or worried best to stop and evaluate.
  • If you are going to try new things, seek out experts or at the very least people who know their stuff...
  • Check out your local groups, they are a wealth of great people as well as experts in various aspects of kink and fetish play.

My question to you...

What would you recommend for people wishing to find new and interesting experiences in human pup play?

Hugs and tugs,

Gpup Alpha

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Rubber Pups @ Urge Black Auckland

Hey there Pups!

So Seca Pup and I ventured out to introduce a bit more rubber pup play to the Auckland scene.

Urge Black Auckland was a kick ass night and just wanted to give a huge thanks to Paul and Allan for an amazing night. Special cred to Love Your Condom NZAF as well for the great pics. You guys rock!!!

So if you are visiting NZ, be sure to look for any of the Urge parties. 🙂

http://humanpuppics.tumblr.com/post/147691250805/gpup-seca-urge-black-auckland-awesome-night

Hugs and tugs,

Gpup Alpha

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The Secret Life Of Human Pups, The Feed SBS

The Secret Life Of Human PupsJust two weeks ago Sirius Pups were invited to participate in a short documentary “The Secret Life Of Human Pups” by journalist Patrick Abboud @ The Feed SBS.

I have to say it was not an easy decision for us. Each participant had concerns, worries and hesitations. These aside, we were keen to help show a side of human pup play that we feel has not been captured before. A chance to show a human side without a “freak show kink” elements that has been portrayed in some previous dealings with the topic.

Today just 24 hours post release I am so relieved to see that not only a wonderfully professional and kind portrayal of animal role play, but also an overwhelmingly positive response from our community.

Participation in this project was not an easy decision. I had my own particular concerns.

Would I still have a job after it has aired?
What would happen if my patients saw this?
How were we going to be portrayed? After all we don’t have control of the editing once the shoot was finished.

So by Monday night we were on the edge of our seats waiting to see how we were going to be portrayed.

The final result? WOW!!! We were all so impressed with the wonderful piece that was created. If you’ve not seen it, please check it out below.

The Secret Life Of Human Pups by Patrick Abboud, SBS The Feed

What can I say, the response has been wonderfully positive. I am heartened to have had messages from Europe, The USA, Asia and Australia all sharing their own personal moments having watched the piece.

Despite waking at 4am worried, I awoke to wonderful messages of support. I had a totally normal day at work. I saw patients, had lunch and did it all again in the afternoon. All normal, “nothing to see here”….

Ahh so the world is still spinning, perhaps just that little bit “ruffier” knowing that coming out as a human pup is one thing I don’t need to do any more.

Huge hugs and tugs and thanks to all involved, it’s been a leap of faith and absolutely worth it.

If this piece has touched you, we’d love to hear. Let us hear your human pup pride 🙂 . RAWR!

Gpup Alpha, a fucking proud Sirius Pup.

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Laird Leatherman Stephen Morgan Interviewed Part 3

Laird Leatherman Stephen MorganToday I share the final part of the 3 part interview with Stephen Morgan, Laird Leatherman 2015-16.

Laird Leatherman Stephen Morgan Interviewed Part 1 of 3

Laird Leatherman Stephen Morgan Interviewed Part 2 of 3

Gpup Alpha

Full Transcript here:

Gpup: In the top twenty there’s a, the marking system was forty percent for leather image, forty percent for presentation and twenty percent for physical appearance. For the people who were worried about bodies, it would appear that they’ve diminished that a little bit but you know.

Stephen: Yeah. That’s not the main focus of it.

Gpup: Now one of the commentary that I noticed, I was following along the Twitter feed during the process and there were people on stage who weren’t really … There were some people who could argue that they weren’t wearing leather or they weren’t wearing enough leather.

Stephen: In regards to the leather image section?

Gpup: Yeah.

Stephen: Leather image is not limited to just cow. Leatherman image is not just limited to hide. The classic of a leatherman going back to the seventies and eighties usually involves a black t-shirt, a bar vest and a pair of blue jeans. There’s not that much hide in that. I think if someone can carry off an image that represents the leather community, it doesn’t matter if they’re not wearing that much leather or not.

Gpup: If we look at your shirt, that is an example of the almost prototype leather man of the past say, that it’s a masculine image, with or without facial hair, but generally it’s. Now if we were to contrast that with say somebody wearing leather corset, how does that sit in the context of the IML competition?

Stephen: I think there’s scope in the IML competition to encourage not just masculine expressions of leather, which was probably made last year with Tuga with the high heals and the corset. There was a couple this year that were expressing themselves.

Gpup: Did that come across more as an expression of self rather than an expression of an ideology?

Stephen: Yeah, in both cases it was. They happened to love leather, but they have a more feminine side to their personalities. They were on stage being themselves, and I’d much rather see that than someone who’d much rather be in a corset standing out there in a pair of chaps.

Gpup: Yeah, yeah. Okay. I think that was one of the things that I noticed, because I don’t know these people, it’s really hard to do it from a Twitter feed isn’t it?

Stephen: Yeah, true.

Gpup: If wearing a corset is them, if I went and visited their home and they’re strutting around vacuuming in their corset …

Stephen: Jeremy said I’d love to have a zero win twice, it’s just exist in a corset. It’s like you go, you earned that. It’s yours and that’s how you … If that’s how you fantasize leather, then you should have every right to be able to express them in that way.

Gpup: Absolutely, it’s not like Violet and Chapsky has the exclusive rights to corsets in America. Okay. I was going through the contestants, and it’s a fairly white male event when you look at it from a very superficial point of view. I had a really interesting interview with one of the Onyx brothers and fascinating and so wonderful to hear of the strength that’s coming from that group. There were a few guys of Asian decent as well. Do you think that there’s room for more diversity within the leather community?

Stephen: One of the things is that’s wonderful that the leather community is that it embraces diversity. The number of non-white and Caucasian competitors was pretty, I think it was well represented there. It’s probably a fair representation of the existing leather community in the USA. There’s always greater scope for making the community more diverse, but I think the numbers that were there was probably because of how the actual leather community is represented.

Gpup: Okay, so you’d say it is a fair reflection of this is how it is currently?

Stephen: Yeah.

Gpup: Cool. How would you compare the US leather scene to the Australian leather scene?

Stephen: It’s much grander in scale. That’s the first glaringly obvious thing. I think there’s geographical variations in the US leather scene, from east to west coast, from northeast to southeast.

Gpup: In what way?

Stephen: I haven’t been to all those communities. I’m judging this on the basis of how they were represented to me through the contestants that I know. I spent time in New York, I spent time in San Francisco, a little bit of time in Miami, so I haven’t actually seen a lot of the non sort of main touristy cities in the US. Melbourne’s got a really strong leather scene that is up there with everything that I’ve seen anywhere else in terms of diversity, in terms of size, and in terms of community involvement with those that are in the leather community here. I think that you can divide the leather community in the states into the party community and those that take it a lot more seriously. I think that division’s comparable to here as well.

Gpup: Say for example, if you go to one of the local leather parties, that you’re going to have people that you know, you’ve arrived and you know well okay these are established people within the community and I know them well, and then you will see some people who might still have the swing tag hanging from their mandatory piece of leather. A similar comparison has been made within the pup community as well, but I wonder, these are the people who we’re going to need to foster because …

Stephen: I was one of those people at one point, where I went to a party up with the Birdheims, but I found a community that I resonated with. Not everyone has a full kit of gear when they first go out.

Gpup: It’s expensive.

Stephen: It is very expensive. It’s probably why you see the rising popularity of the rubber community with the younger guys, it’s because that it is more economically accessible. At the same time, I don’t think it’s fair to be dismissive in any way, shape or form with those people because they are …

Gpup: The future.

Stephen: Yeah.

Gpup: Within the leather community, there’s a lot of crossover, and one of the big crossovers is, and it’s a community you’ve had connection with as well as the pup community. What was IML like from a handler perspective?

Stephen: There were a lot of pups there. The popularity of pup play is growing and growing and growing and is becoming a very integral part to the leather community as well. I was actually waiting for my interview at the time, but they had a discussion on leather  pup play, and that they had allowed a certain sized venue within the hotel. They had that to capacity and twice over, which gives an idea of how interested people are in it. It’s really great to see the diversity of the hoods that have been developed and how much more intricate they’re getting, which means people can express their own identities, rather than having a generic off-the-shelf hood in black. Which was where things were at not too long ago. I think the pup community assimilates well with the broader leather community, and is integral particularly from a handlers point of view. It does sort of sit quite nicely.

Gpup: I think currently there’s and I think this is almost universal. I don’t know but it’s the Tupperware drawer issue that there’s lots of pups but not quite as many handlers. I wonder is this, again are we fostering new generations of handlers and leathermen and you know from a futuristic perspective, if we project ourselves forward, what do you think is some good things we can do to encourage mentorship within all pup kink communities.

Stephen: Making sure the events are inclusive is the key one. If you encourage events that are say are just pups, and there’s no crossover with the leather community, you might find that there are some very willing leathermen that would be handlers for pups that maybe don’t identify as pups themselves, but enjoy being in that environment. If you can cross over and cross pollinate events with different sectors of the community, you’re going to find people that resonate with one or two different elements. That will be important in creating the environment where mentorship can happen.

Gpup: I think initially some of the interface between say the pup community and the leather community was a little bit awkward, and there were some rough patches, but it would appear that that’s, everyone’s making it a safe ground now.

Stephen: Yeah. I think mostly that’s because there’s no definition of what pup play is. There’s no definition of what constitutes a good pup or a bad pup or an indifferent pup. People can get involved into that scene to the depth that they’re comfortable with. I think that’s the key thing to remember with all kink players that people are going to work within their own comfort levels. For some it might mean getting into full kit, helm, hand pads, knee pads and getting out and completely pupping out. For others it might be a way they interact in their greetings with their mates. For others it might be a more sexual role, for others it won’t be a sexual role at all. That’s something that I think, because there’s no handbook or hand guides for these kinks that have been long established. Everyone has the right to express their kink how they see fit.

Gpup: I think we forget that it’s not a zero sum game. Everyone’s able to come to the table and bring their own, it’s like pot luck really isn’t it. Pretty gross.

Stephen: Yeah. One thing I enjoy when I greet pups is to greet them in a pup manner. That doesn’t make me a pup because that’s not what I identify with.

Gpup: I think if you [inaudible 00:14:00] pups, we don’t greet them in a human way every time either.

Stephen: No. There’s that sort of element which is … That’s what’s great about bringing diversity into any community, is that we write our own rules.

Gpup: Yeah. We’ve jabbered on for some time, quite some time and I really appreciate you energy and being able to keep up with this. Perhaps in closing where do you see the leather community in the next five to ten years?

Stephen: I wish I had a crystal ball. I would like to hope that the leather community is going to … It’s going to be different to what I expect. That’s the one thing that I am sure about. I would like to hope that it’s grown. I was going to say that I hope some of the misconceptions and people’s prejudices about it would be broken down but in the other respect that’s part of the allure of the community. If it was openly on the table for everyone, I think it wouldn’t have the magic that I find with it. I’d like to think that for those who are interested in it, they have a safe place to come and explore at their own pace.

Gpup: With that in mind, if there was a young person who’s sitting at home, watching this video, and they don’t know where to start and they … No connections to the community at all, what would you recommend to them?

Stephen: Reach out to … If you’re in Australia, reach out to one of your local clubs. We’ve got them in Brisbane, we’ve got them in Sidney, we’ve got them in Melbourne. Reach out to a title holder of those clubs of our. Ask them where would be the best place to go. Ask them what would they want to do. Come along to something. Remember if you come along to something, just take it at your own pace.

Gpup: You don’t have to have formal leathers to [inaudible 00:16:31][crosstalk 00:16:31]

Stephen: You don’t have to have a … No, no. God no. Borrow something off a friend, see if you like it.

Gpup: Yeah, yeah.

Stephen: Come along, have a look and give it a shot.

Gpup: Cool. If somebody wanted to contact you, what would be the best way for them to contact you?

Stephen: Go through Facebook and search Laird Leatherman that would be a very easy way of doing it.

Gpup: Okay. Sounds good. Are there any closing points that you would like to share with the group?

Stephen: All I can say is get involved if you want to do it. Get out there and throw your hat into the ring, because you’ll have a good time.

Gpup: Cool. Well thank you very much Steve. You’re Daddy Steve, I apologize.

Stephen: It doesn’t matter.

Gpup: Your time is really appreciated and I look forward to hearing the response from the community from your great open and sharing in this chat.

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The Value Of Human Pup Training

Today Bolt and I talk about how it’s important to get the most out of your human pup play you need to consider an earnest approach to human pup training. Just like a sport, training, in particular puppy training, will help you get the most out of your human pup experience and pup space.

There is more to human pup play than putting a collar on.

Today I want to share how the key to human pup play is not held within the body, but you can gain access to “pup zone” with practice and acquiring the skills of human dog play.

Human pup postures are some of the first trainings you will get as a Sirius Pup.

These pup postures can be used to control the experience a human pup has. Hood also change the way a pup experiences their environment. Human Pup Hoods are a training tool by changing vision, hearing helping centre a pup in “the now”.

Would you like to learn more about human pup training? Be sure to check out these posts @ Sirius Pup Australia:

Happy training pups.

Hugs and tugs, Gpup Alpha

Full Human Pup Training Transcript Here:

Pup Bolt: Being a handler is a lot like owning a dog, a bio dog, a biological dog. I don’t think we’ve explained that much in this channel before, but a bio dog versus a human dog is completely different.

Gpup Alpha: Absolutely, and you can lock up a bio dog in the back yard, and people don’t get too upset, but if you leave your human pup in the back yard.

Pup Bolt: Yeah, they wouldn’t be happy about that, I don’t think.

Gpup Alpha: Bio pups, they’re a lot more harder. They’re hard work.

Pup Bolt: They’re work.

Gpup Alpha: You’ve really got put, which is why when it comes to human pup play, it’s important that you are willing to put in the same level of work.

Pup Bolt: Yes.

Gpup Alpha: Because some people, they think, I put a collar on. I’m an human pup.

Pup Bolt: It’s not exactly the same.

Gpup Alpha: There’s more to it. There’s more to it than just putting a collar on. There’s actually stuff to learn. At Serious Pup, that’s one of the things that we’re really big on.

Pup Bolt: Oh a plug. What is that a shirt from SeriousPup.com?

Gpup Alpha: No, SiriusPup.net

Pup Bolt: My bad.

Gpup Alpha: There’s skills to be learned. There’s skills to be learned, because one of the things that I’ve heard a lot, and that I don’t necessarily agree with, is that pup play in innate. It’s inside me, and I’m just releasing it, right? I will tell you now that I do not share any DNA with a dog. None at all.

Pup Bolt: Don’t think so.

Gpup Alpha: No, but to be able to enjoy the puppy experience and the Nivana of the puppy experience, as everybody calls, is the pup space, is actually a process of work by you practice something. Are you a sporty person?

Pup Bolt: I play rugby.

Gpup Alpha: You play rugby. Have you every played a game of rugby where it’s almost like the whole thing was in slow motion, because you were doing the actions, you never thought about it.

Pup Bolt: Oh yes, I know exactly what I’m doing. Once you learn the rules, you know exactly how it works, and you just flow with it.

Gpup Alpha: Yeah, so it’s that flow peak experience. When you learn the skills of human pup play, you can have the same flow peak experience, which in many ways, is what the head space is about. It’s about not having to think. It’s about being able to release what are the tensions of they day.

Pup Bolt: That’s cool. Yeah, exactly.

Gpup Alpha: To get to that you have to know the skills, and so it’s important to learn some.

Pup Bolt: Important, you heard it here.

Gpup Alpha: Yeah, but even simple things like knowing the positions. Do you guys teach the positions here?

Pup Bolt: No.

Gpup Alpha: You’ve got the first three positions that you get taught with us is that you have to be able to present a kneel and an all fours. Present is when you’re kneeling with your paws on your knees, and then you slide your paws forward, and that’s a kneel. When you’re on all four positions, then that’s an all fours. Originally, when I learned that stuff, I was like, “Oh, why do I need to know this? This just seems really silly,” but if you put a pup into a present position, their head is up, and they can actually look around the room, and they can see stuff. Whereas if you put somebody in an all fours, because of the nature of the neck, they can only see down.

Pup Bolt: They look at the ground.

Gpup Alpha: Yeah, so if you’re a handler, and you don’t want your pup seeing what you’re doing, you put them in an all fours. Put them in an all fours, and then they can’t actually see what’s going on, so you can control the environment.

Pup Bolt: This is good.

Gpup Alpha: If you want the pup to be alert, to be able to look you in the face, and to be able to see what you’re doing, you put them in a present, because then the heads right up, and they can move their head around. Do you know what I mean?

Pup Bolt: Yeah, I see exactly what you mean, this is training.

Gpup Alpha: Yeah, absolutely.

Pup Bolt: Training 101 for a pup handler.

Gpup Alpha: Yeah, and there’s other things. People talk about hoods, and they say the hood is an expression of the pup’s self, and it is, but pup hoods also help create the head space. When it covers your ears, you lose auditory import.

Pup Bolt: A good portion of it, yeah.

Gpup Alpha: Yeah, so you can’t hear as much. You also lose a lot of you peripheral vision, because of the nature of the eyes, so that narrows in the field of vision, so it really forces you to concentrate on whatever’s in front of you, and that’s the same as being concentrated on the now. As a training tool, a hood isn’t just about looking pretty. It actually puts you closer into the head space, as well.

Pup Bolt: That’s so cool. Look at you learning.

Gpup Alpha: For me, people say, you don’t have to have gear, you can be a … What did they call it? They said a flesh pup. You can be a flesh pup. You don’t need gear. I think when you’re first starting pup play, don’t go and spend $2,000 on gear.

Pup Bolt: That’s expensive.

Gpup Alpha: It is, and the gear’s not cheap. You want to choose good gear, don’t buy cheap shit off eBay, because it’s cheap stuff off eBay. Seriously, buy the proper stuff ,because it’s going to last.

Pup Bolt: Yeah, improper padding for your knees is the worst ever.

Gpup Alpha: Yes, and I always say the first things you should be buying is knee pads, and wrist guards.

Pup Bolt: Oh yeah, 100%. The first time I went to a march, all I wore was wraps. Worst idea ever.

Gpup Alpha: Padding is good.

Pup Bolt: Yeah, padding is good.

Gpup Alpha: Especially in the knees. From a biological perspective, unless you’re a baby, your body is not used to having gravity go through the knees, the same way that when you’re in an all fours position. I’ve got a couple of physiotherapist mates that are teaching me how to move fast in an all fours position, which is really …

Pup Bolt: That’s so good.

Gpup Alpha: It’s more tricky that you think. There’s a lot of kinesthetics involved with that.

Pup Bolt: Lots of hip movement.

Gpup Alpha: It’s like a Pilates class. As a side tip, if you want to have a really good sex life, I highly recommend Pilates, really recommend Pilates.

Pup Bolt: Cool tips with the Gpup Alpha.

Gpup Alpha: Keep them little. I’m all you know.

Pup Bolt: I’m all you know. Yes.

Gpup Alpha: Absolutely, Pilates for pups. Wasn’t there somebody who did a Yoga class for pups?

Pup Bolt: Yes, it was last year, for sure. Actually in foursome, and I think I remember hearing 9 o’clock.

Gpup Alpha: Okay, that’s great.

Pup Bolt: There’s Yoga classes for pups too.

Gpup Alpha: A tip for handlers, you might want to attend that. If you attend that, you might know which pups are more flexible. The more you know.

Pup Bolt: Hey.

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Introducing Pup Beacon

Pup Beacon

Pup Beacon and his pup, Pup Cerberus

Today I want to introduce the wonderfully open and welcoming Pup Beacon. A human pup I had the chance to meet in LA.

He was kind enough to share not one experience but two. Firstly is his experience in human pup play and secondly his own personal experience in being a PrEP educator and advocate in his local community.

Pup Beacon On His Human Pup Experience

You can check out The Mutt Pack LA Here.

Pup Beacon Talks PrEP

You can learn more about PrEP in this post @ The Pup Safe Project. PrEP For HIV Prevention

Full Interview Transcript:

Gpup: Could you introduce yourself and tell us where you’re from.

Beacon: Sure. “Herro”. My name if Pup Beacon. I live in LA. Long Beach specifically. I am originally from Northern California but I’ve been living down here for about 10 years.

Gpup: Okay. You identify as a human pup.

Beacon: Yup.

Gpup: How did you become introduced to the pup community?

Beacon: I discovered many things through erotic fiction. I was a very sheltered little boy growing up and didn’t find visual photo or video porn. I discovered erotica first which is quite fun. If anyone hasn’t explored it yet, you really should. I discovered erotic fiction and with it there are a lot of just regular sex erotica but there’s also Kink erotica. One of the first things that I discovered … I may have discovered other things before this but this one particular stands out just because it was written by someone I’m friends with now and he was a prominent members in the LA pup community. It was a particular erotic fiction about someone transforming from a human into a puppy and specifically with a lot of hypnosis, mind control, other fun Kinky elements. There’s probable leather, rubber or something else involved. Maybe water sports or … Yeah. I can’t recall off the top of my head. Anyways, when I was a teenager in high school, that was when I first discovered it. It took me a few year to actually get involved with pup play until after I came out. When I first wanted to seriously get involved, I was in a relationship at the time with a guy who was very vanilla.

I tried talking to him about pup play and he was simply grossed out which I’m finding is actually a reaction that a lot of pups have had when they’ve tried to tell a significant other about pup play which I don’t understand that. Having gone through it I kind of understand where they’re coming from. I had that reaction. Thankfully it didn’t deter me from exploring it further but once we broke up ironically not soon after we had our conversation, once we broke up it was like, “Okay. Game on. This is happening. I’m going to exploring pup play and any other number of other things that I explored.”

Gpup: Excellent. What are 3 things that drive your passion to human pup play?

Beacon: Interesting. The main thing that I enjoy about pup play is just that it’s … To me, it’s just very joyful and very happy, right? Whenever I’m pupping out or I see other people pupping out or I’m handling other pups, there’s just so much joy, so much warmth and it’s just such a positive environment. That’s one of the things I absolutely love about it. It’s a good way to center one’s self and kind of focus on the present, focus on the now as opposed to everything else that’s going to on in someone’s life, work, school, family, friends, whatever. Just to be able to focus on that super delicious squeaky toy that’s right in front of you that you just want to chew on forever. It’s so awesome. It’s just such a great release and it’s wonderful and also pups are just really, really fucking hot. If there’s pup butts in the air, then it’s a good time.

Gpup: You’d be out sniffing.

Beacon: Yeah. Sniffing. Biting. Licking. Whatever. Humping. It happens.

Gpup: It does. I’ve been to dog parks. I’ve seen this happen.

Beacon: Yes. It happens for the bio dogs. Why can’t we do it?

Gpup: We do.

Beacon: Exactly. It’s great.

Gpup: Do you have any particular breed identity?

Beacon: No. Whenever I see like on Puppy 101 on Facebook or whenever anyone’s asking about breed or identity, that’s not something that I’ve really spend a lot of time thinking about. Yeah. I just identify as Pup Beacon. That’s it. Yeah.

Gpup: How would you describe Pup Beacon being different to your normal persona?

Beacon: I’m starting to see them kind of merge a little bit. Whenever I’m pupping out which admittedly it’s been a little while since I’ve done for various reasons but I’m very … I get cuddly. I like to cuddle up and wrestle around and look after especially the smaller or the younger pups. That’s something that I do in my normal life. I try to look after younger pups or at least anyone that’s kind of coming up in the Kink world. If I’m able to latch onto someone and just make sure that they’re doing okay, if they’re feeling okay, I’m very cuddly when it comes to anyone that I meet. If there’s an opportunity for cuddles, I’m not going to turn them down.

Gpup: Do you identify with the more alpha role?

Beacon: Really. Yeah. I was in a leather family for a couple of years and since being on my own, I’ve been exploring like my dog side and my alpha side a little bit more. I haven’t really pupped out in awhile but whenever I go to pup moshes, I’m typically just looking out for all the pups. Giving a lot of scratches and back rubs and making sure that the other pups are getting enough to drink and resting and that sort of thing which is kind of like a handler often type role.

Gpup: For some people human pup play is almost a transitory event. They may be introduced to Kink through pup play and then they may take on other roles. You mentioned that you’re exploring your dom side. Do you still have the same connection with the pup stuff as well?

Beacon: In general yeah. Right now, I’ve been training a puppy. Definitely doing pup stuff with them. We do other Kink stuff. Last weekend we were out a couple of workshops doing CBT and nipple play but before that, we were at the off sunset festival back in April. Yeah. I guess it was April. They had a pup mosh. My puppy moshed out and I was taking care of him and making sure that he was okay. Pup play is very much still a part of my identity and something that is an interest of me as a dog as well.

Gpup: Fantastic. What would recommend to anybody that was interested in pup play but unsure where to start?

Beacon: The first place that I start apart from all the erotica that I read was just finding people online that were experienced in pup play. The first doms that I played with I found off of RECON or FetLife. It’s really easy on those websites to kind of list the interests of the individuals. If you go on someone’s profile and they say that they’re into pup play and they have pictures on their profile of either being a pup and pupping out or handling other pups, it’s like, “Okay. That guy is in a pup play.” That’s kind of a good place to start and ask them questions and see if you can have that experience with them. That’s a good way to start. I want to give a shout out to our LA puppy, Pup Zero. He is absolutely one of my favorite puppies especially in LA. I don’t know as many puppies outside of that but he’s definitely one of my favorite puppies. He’s adorable. He’s very sweet. He is a good person especially for anyone that lives in LA to talk to, to ask questions about how to get into pup play and everything.

Gpup: Does the LA pup scene have like a Facebook page or a website?

Beacon: We do. It’s Mutt Pack LA is our Facebook page. That’s for primarily those of us that live in LA but there’s also a lot of other like in San Diego or Northern California that kind of stretches the boundaries of who’s on in the group.

Gpup: What’s the pup scene like here in LA?

Beacon: It’s been growing over the past couple of years. My former pup Ruther who I’m so very close to, when I first got into that leather family, there were very few of us that were out moshing about. at least that we’re out moshing in public. There were more that weren’t necessarily out in public but those of us that were moshing … You go to a mosh a handful of years ago, there’s only a handful or 2 puppies running around. Fewer than ten. What have you. Our LA Leather Week that culminate with Off Sunset which I referenced earlier, we had a puppy mosh, a puppy event leading up to LA Leather Pride. The entire bar was just packed full of puppies which was amazing. A lot of little pup butts running around. It was adorable. The pup scene has definitely exploded like crazy in the past couple of years. It’s really nice to have a bar like the Bullet to kind of be the home of the pups. They have more or less a permanent mosh space for us at the bar. It’s really nice to have that support from the community.

Gpup: It sounds like the other Kink community so the leather community they’re open to the entrance of the pups.

Beacon: Yeah. Absolutely. We have had a lot of … There’s a group called Avatar in LA that does a lot of workshops and demos about Kink and they’ve had some pups do some pup play demos for the group. When you have groups like that have been around for an awful long time that are supporting pup play, it says a lot.

Gpup: Do you think there are any frustrations within the pup community currently?

Beacon: I don’t know. I don’t know if I necessarily insight into that particular question. Yeah. Personally I don’t really have a lot of frustration. I really, really love observing all the new puppies that are coming onto the scene and seen how they’re expressing their pup side. In a way it’s a little bit different. Like you said earlier that a lot of pups are exploring Kink first from pup play. For myself, I explored a lot of other Kinks before I started doing pup play. It’s interesting when you have 2 different people entering the same zone but from different entrances. They bring different things to the table and then they learn different things along the way. It’s really interesting to watch those pups and see how they evolve and how they grow and what their journey is. It’s different from my journey and obviously everyone’s journey is different. It’s really interesting to see how different their journey is. If there’s any opportunity where I can give cuddle, scratches or advice to answer questions whatever, then I absolutely enjoy it.

Gpup: Cool. Where do you see human pup play in the next 5 to 10 years?

Beacon: Good Lord. I think it’s definitely going to continue to grow and at some point it’s going to become static in my personal opinion just because anytime that you’ve something that becomes so popular, there’s going to be a lot of interest. There’s going to be a lot of interest from people who just want to see what’s going on, right? If there’s a big crowd, people want to go see what’s going on over there. I think there’s going to be a lot of people that are just going to be interested in it because it’s interesting and because a lot of people are interested in it right now. I think that at some point in time we’ll have people that decide, “You know, it’s not for me. I support it but it’s just not for me.” I think that that’s going to happen at some point where the … Not necessarily the excitement but it’s a very specific time in the Kink community and pup play is the thing right now. I’m not sure necessarily what the next thing will be but I think that it will very much be a very passionate group of people that are into pup play which is great.

I think at some point in time if people are going to be so familiar with it, then you don’t really have to look at what’s going on over there in the crowd just because everyone knows about it which is a good thing.

Gpup: I look forward to seeing what it’s going to be like in the next few years. It sounds like you will still be there whether you’re …

Beacon: I sure hope so.

Gpup: When you’re hogging the leash or on the mats.

Beacon: Both.

Gpup: Absolutely.

Beacon: Yeah.

Gpup: If somebody wanted to contact you, have a chat about pup play, what’s the easiest way for them to contact you?

Beacon: My name is Pup Beacon on Facebook, RECON, FetLife. That’s the easiest way to do it.

Gpup: You must have gone in early to be able to claim all of those.

Beacon: I guess so. I kind of survived the Facebook purge. I hope no one from Facebook is watching this video but I know that a lot of pup profiles got deleted. I think during that whole purge process my profile was inactive and so kind of slipped up under the radar.

Gpup: Very good.

Beacon: Yeah.

Gpup: I really appreciate you taking the time to catch up and to share your thoughts. Thank you very much.

Beacon: You’re welcome.

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