Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Swell Digs: The Adventures of Ryan Takahashi

Or, to give it it's complete title...



I admire quite a few bloggers. I've mentioned PumpItUp's Female Muscle, the longest-running UK-based female muscle blog many times before here. Area Orion is a fantastic place for news, gossip, female muscle history, and of course, the fantastic female muscle morphs. Insane Muscle Girls, now on Tumblr, focuses on the sexier side of female muscle, while from the US, El Mariachi's Erotic Female Muscle pays homage to the author's favourite women in his own special way. BIG Female Bodybuilders from the UK does what it says on the tin, and Muscle Woman Quixada from Brazil will introduce you to women from, well, Brazil.

Some of these blogs were part of the inspiration for me to start FMS, all of them are highly recommended, but with the utmost respect to those bloggers, there's only one blog concerned with muscle women and the men who love them that I read purely for the quality of the writing, and that blog is The Adventures of Ryan Takahashi.

Unsurprisingly, given the subject matter, 'Ryan Takahashi' is a nom de plume. He claims to be a marketing copywriter - the blog providing him with a creative outlet - and I can't see any reason to doubt that, because whether he's writing the fictional adventures of his alter ego or his essays about female muscle, he does it, in my opinion anyway, quite beautifully.

But it's not just HOW he writes that Swell digs. It's also very much WHAT he writes, particularly in his 'essays' about muscle women, men who are attracted to them, and the perceptions of female muscularity in society. When I first came across the blog, reading essays such as What's So Alluring about Female Bodybuilders?, or The Strangeness of Having a Female Muscle Fetish, I felt like I was reading my own thoughts put into words. Perhaps you will find the same thing applies to you should you read them.

And these essays have, again, just my opinion, got better and better. His most recent posts on the subject, Top Ten Misconceptions about Having a Female Muscle Fetish, and Female Muscle and Masculine Insecurity are among his best work.

Whoever 'Ryan Takahashi' actually is, he has a gift. And one of the ways he's chosen to use his gift is to write about how it feels and what it means to be a female muscle head today. I can't imagine a better spokesman.


  1. Thank you for sharing my blog on your blog! I received a record number of hits today and could not figure out why until I figured out Female Muscle Slave was giving me free publicity.

    I appreciate you reading my blog and how you feel like I'm a spokesman for you and others who love female muscle. I feel like there are plenty of people like us who are afraid to admit their feelings publicly, so I started my blog as a way to start a rational conversation about why we're into what we're into.

  2. A well deserved hommage, I love Ryan's blog, great articles there