Part 2 of the Gay Highwaymen interview with outgoing Mr. Alameda County Leather Marc “pony” Owens about race play, a controversial topic even among seriously kinky folks…
GH: What kinds of men do you want? What kind don’t you want? What kinds of men want to play this way with you? What do you think is in it for them?
MpO: I desire mostly men who are older and bigger than me. I’m a bear lover and love to worship and serve older bear types. I like the kind of Sir, Master or Daddy that will nurture you. A Top that can put you in your place and show a form of affection at the same time. I always believe that if you don’t love your slave, boy or submissive it’s an empty journey for both.
Although I enjoy serving White men because of the racial dymanic of it, I enjoy worshipping men of color too. As long as they are in a Superior position over me.
I guess I’m really not into Masters, Daddies, or Sirs that will publicly insult their submissive in front of other Tops. It always appears to me that the ones that do that are in it for themselves only. By insulting the submissive publicly they feel like they are looking great in the eyes of their peers not truly knowing that they are making them both ( Top and bottom ) look bad instead. I’ve seen Masters humilate their submissives ( not in the way we all know and love ) but in a way that leaves the submissive devastated and with a loss of self confidence.
What is in it for them? PLEASURE! Rather it’s sex, domestic servitude or what ever the Top desires from the submissive. A White Master who is into the racial scene gets great pleasure having a black slave at his feet serving them the way they desire. I believe that is what comes first and foremost.
GH: What kinds of reactions (good and bad) have you gotten from the leather (and related) communities? Support? Criticism?
MpO: I’ve gotten mostly positive reactions from the leather and related communities. I’m a member of the 15 Association. The longest-standing gay male BDSM Association in the western USA with premier BDSM players. I know many of the members that are supportive of me. And because of that they treat me that way. They get it. They understand the method of extreme BDSM in all its “non politically correct” way.
However, I understand some have criticized me for the racial kink I get into. For example I often attend the annual ‘Bootcamp’ event. It’s a camping weekend event and a place to explore and indulge in extreme S&M play. I was in a scene where I was on my hands and knees licking the boots of all the White Tops, being kicked and spat on and using racial epithets was a sensational high for me. But some members were offended by it and excused themselves from the scene before it started. Knowing what was going to happen.
This lead to intense round table discussions about my behavior and why I enjoy it so much. People who are offended by it and criticize me for it have their beliefs and I respect that. Just as much as I respect a person’s rite of passage to explore places in their fantasies and real life that gives them pleasure.
In Leather Service, pony
For part one of the interview, click here. Part three soon.