Taking his first step into leather and bondage over 3 decades ago, ty dehner found that memories were insufficient and began writing about his adventures. These true-life experiences were published in the once-famous Bound & Gagged magazine. As his experiences grew, so did his ideas, and he started to write fiction, with his first published story being Skin boi. It was well-received on the internet and, to this day, is one of his most requested pieces.
With the explosion of the internet, there were many new places to share bondage fiction. But ty found that many of the sites didn't last, and he felt there was room for something better for all of us that were into man-to-man bondage and gear action.
In 1999, he created the online magazine Ropedweb. In the beginning, this digital magazine featured a few of ty's original stories and some basic bondage images. In a short few months, other writers submitted their stories to Ropedweb. The bondage and gear photos became more creative, going places that few images did. Readers of Ropedweb found football, leather, rubber, cops and more in their stories, photos and eventually video.
Looking back at the legacy of Ropedweb, stories from today's established authors were first published as these talented individuals started to explore their talents. By the time Ropedweb came to an end in 2005, it had been viewed in 160 countries worldwide with hundreds of stories told, thousands of original gear and bondage images and over a dozen exclusive videos.
Since his introduction as a submissive into the leather BDSM world, ty has been involved with many community activities, including Ropedweb's sponsoring the International Deaf Leather contest in Seattle, taking over the historic New World Rubbermen and donating the contents to the Leather Archives in Chicago, marching in the pride parade in Vancouver, B.C., creating exciting web sites for Dungeon on the Bay, the Jail Training Center, and several others.
ty dehner has attended many fetish events, including International Mr. Leather in Chicago, Rubbout in Vancouver, B.C., Dore Alley and Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco, and the first CLAW in Los Angeles and has enjoyed meeting the many leather, rubber, sport gear fans that attend. He has experienced legendary places such as Hellfire Club in Chicago, the former Academy in Atlanta, and SirNContrl's Dungeon on the Bay.
More recently ty has continued to write short stories about gear and bondage which have been shared on the MetalbondNYC web site. There you can find many new works, as well as some that appeared in Ropedweb along with some personal experiences.
In 2021, ty was part of CLAW – LA. This first-time event brought leathermen together for education and friendship. Teaming with fellow author Alex Ironrod, ty had a booth in the Vendor Market selling his books, including Master Eb’s Spirit that premiered at CLAW. ty also was part of the vast education session that CLAW is known for. His topic was how to self-publish, which was well received.
Through all his writing ty has had one focus, to share his kinky experiences and dreams with others in the hopes that they will step out into this exciting and creative community to be part of it. He has always enjoyed hearing from those that enjoy his work, as well as those that share their experiences after reading his work. If that includes you, please send an email.
ty dehner continues to write hooded and secured in a small space in the desert of the Coachella Valley.