Desouza Vault — Bara Men in Peril

Welcome to Desouza Vault—Bara Men in Peril. This is one gigantic website where you can discover and explore men in peril themes within the bara underground art genre. The works of Madeira Desouza, 3D artist in “Sin City” Las Vegas, Nevada are showcased here. Desouza is an international gay male artist working since 2008 to depict compelling fictional male characters using 3D digital tools such as DAZ Studio.

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If you especially enjoy stories and images of men in peril, male peril, or danger and risk for masculine men, you will want to visit the Madeira Desouza site MEN IN PERIL NOW.

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Warning: Desouza Vault — Bara Men in Peril is a website which contains content tailored for adults of legal age only—male frontal nudity, sexual themes, and extreme fictional situations intended for viewing by gay males and straight females. Underage visitors should stay away from this website.


About the Bara Men in Peril Theme

The United States version of the bara genre of underground art in which Madeira Desouza works is a unique storytelling and artistic style that originated in Japan during the 1960s. By definition, bara genre works are created by gay men intended for a gay adult male audience. This is a big difference from works created by straight women for gay men. Images from the bara genre depict masculine (not feminized) men in peril typically emphasizing muscles, physical health and strength, and macho men—real-world traits which detractors choose to inaccurately label “toxic masculinity.”

This genre depicts men in peril and gay male, same-sex feelings and sexual identity of masculine, muscular men who sometimes behave in aggressive, violent, or exploitative ways towards one another instead of reinforcing typical plain vanilla depictions of romantic gay love or lovey-dovey hearts and flowers. It is also true that bara presents wild, adventurous, and unflinching perspectives that mirror real life behaviors of male aggression, power trips, violent tendencies, and exploitation. It is also true that the established storytelling and artistic theme of men in peril often springs from real-life peril that challenges real men.

Muscle Guy in Blue Jeans
Typical male character created by Madeira Desouza
Kick My Balls for $20
Typical storytelling theme from Madeira Desouza
The kind of male character you can expect from Madeira Desouza

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