Van Darkholme is an established bondage video director, performance artist, erotic fine art photographer, pop culture personality, YouTuber and Twitch streamer.
Muscle Bound Productions
Since 2001, Darkholme has operated Muscle Bound Productions, releasing about a dozen films featuring muscular studs in bondage. Darkholme is a devoted practitioner of Shibari, an elaborate and artful form of rope bondage that originated in Japan.
Male Bondage: Art Deserves a Witness
He is also widely known as an erotic fine art photographer.His book “Male Bondage: Art deserves a witness” was first published in 2006. Due to its popularity, it is now in its third edition.
From 2008 – 2017, Van Darkholme was a director for leading fetish erotica studio Kink.com, the largest BDSM video company in the world. He created Kinkmen.com for the gay market and developed the following websites: BoundGods.com, MenonEdge.com, 30MinutesofTorment.com, NakedKombat.com, and BoundinPublic.com. Artfully produced in Kink.com’s San Francisco Armory facilities, the sites feature many of Darkholme’s favorite fetishes, including muscle worship, bondage, SM, and hardcore sex.
In 2017, Van Darkholme left Kink.com and moved to the Carolinas where he owns a house on 15 acres of forest land which he is currently transforming into a private retreat. His vision is not only to have people from all over the world visit him and escape city life for a couple of days, but also to share his extensive knowledge on Shibari and BDSM training in educational events.
Since February 2020, Van Darkholme has been streaming as Vansamaofficial on Twitch. His streams include cooking, working out, arts and crafts, insights into life on his farm, gaming and chatting with his ever growing community which currently includes around 160,000 followers.
Darkholme’s unique content, his weird sense of humor and quick wit have instantly made him a fan favorite. Even more important, his channel is a great and safe place for LGBTQ+ viewers to hang out. Twitch was quick to recognize his success by making him a Twitch partner in August 2020.
Return to Kink.com
In September 2022, Van Darkholme returned to Kink.com to help the company re-establish their reputation as the number one fetish erotica company in the world. Please check out my brand new website Bondage Compound!!!