Pros and Cons
- some high-res photos
- downloadable vids
- large photo collection
- many mediocre-looking videos
- no zipped photo sets
- download limit
Who is Lew Rubens? For some of you familiar with the world of bondage, he is a man of whom you might have heard already. He has been a bondage master for over 40 years and is known for his original and creative suspensions. He joined the public side of BDSM about 3 years ago and six months later started this site, Bound N Determined where he can showcase his art and his appreciation for bondage.
His talent and love for this kink definitely shines through on BoundNDetermined, but that may not be enough. First off, while he might be a master at bondage he needs to do more learning when it comes to web design. Although it's been redesigned since we last looked in, the site still looks pretty amateurish.
I wouldn't necessarily mind it that much, except the navigation and flow does leave a little to be desired. All the video clips are in one area, but then they're mixed in again with the photo sets in other sections. These are supposed to be organized by year, but some photo sets get filed under two different years. Still, it ain't rocket science and at least seeing some of the content a few times made me appreciate his knots and restraints even more.
After redesigning the site, Rubens removed a few of the oldest vids, but he's also been pretty good about adding more, so you'll find about 73 videos in total. Some are video footage of him creating a bound work of art or it's just a babe in the finished product, writhing around. The video quality varies from mediocre to excellent, but even the highest-quality ones I checked out were choppy. Now all the scenes come as Windows Media downloads.
The photo collection remains impressive and there are now about 257 galleries of pics. These pictures are a beautiful showcase of his work, as he ties and binds a sexy naked girl in ways not many people could think of doing. If you're a true fan of bondage, you cannot help but appreciate what this man does. Some of the pics are high-res, but even those that aren't look great.
As for extras, there's some random content that comes from other sites. There's also a streaming video library featuring more of Rubens' work, but you'll have to purchase time before you can play those scenes. Updates are twice a week. The video quality could be improved, but Bound N Determined still offers an original, erotic take on BDSM that any fetishist will love.