Jim Stewart ...
... has been interested in HARRY HOUDINI
and actively involved in man-to-man physical restraint challenges
the age of ten.
... bought his first pair of handcuffs from an ad. in the back of a
sports magazine at the age of fifteen.
... was a stage manager and prop maker before becoming a theatre and
... became a dealer in "Houdiniana", offering antique, modern
and specially made restraint devices to collectors
bondage enthusiasts on a hobby basis until 'retirement' from day-to-day
involvement five years ago.
... in 1976 launched "Fetters" in London which is now an internationally
known source of efficient physical restraint
and other erotic fetish gear.
... has organised escape and evasion exercises, physical control &
power-exchange games and fantasy fulfilment
in Britain and America.
... wrote a book called "So I Like To Get Tied-up ... So What!!?"
and articles with titles such as "I
know what I like -
but what is it called?"
and "Restrictive Practices".
OF THE 'HAS BEENS'
Stewart is ...
... currently assisting in academic research into the
psychology of "Power-Exchange" game-playing
a leisure activity and therapy.
... continually occupied prototyping and testing new designs for restraint
... editor or author of a series of articles
on different aspects of high-energy control and counter-control
... currently advisor to two major Fantasy Fulfilment installations.
... currently collecting written and oral material to add to this site.
... an enthusiast rather than just plain obsessive - but perhaps something
of a nutter.