Self Bondage

Self Bondage

If you are going to try self bondage alone be aware of the risks involved. This can be potentially a life threatening kink. Prepare properly, this is not a spur of the moment thing. Have a check list and follow it religiously. It would probably be wise if you could gain your expertise whilst in the company of another person.

Warning: In a self-applied bondage situation escape can be difficult even with a knife!

  • Do not place anything around your throat.
  • Don’t engage in this type of play if you suffer from blackouts, fits, dizziness, heart condition, breathing disorders, diabetes, high blood pressure or any other medical condition where you face loss of control.
  • Use of a fail-safe, tried and tested, release mechanism.
  • Be aware you are likely at some stage to fall. Minimise the effects, cushions, foam etc. Clear the area of play so you don’t strike furniture on your way down.
  • Be able to reach a knife. Make sure it isn’t likely to stab you should you fall. Use a retractable blade.
  • Always cut bonds in a motion way from the flesh. Never cut bonds positioned against wrists.
  • Take the time to learn the knotting involved, practise at both tying and untying. Use good quality rope at a diameter that is suitable to your body size. Remember the thinner the rope the harder it is to undo.
  • Make use of a safe call. Pre-arrange a time for such call.
  • Give a friend a key. Make sure you are missed.
  • Have a defined play space and let your friend know where you are likely to be. Time wasted searching for you could cost your life.
  • Make sure your restraints don’t interfere with the blood flow anywhere, especially your hands. Be aware of nerve and tissue damage, blood clots.
  • Don’t use slip knots to tie your wrists. Purchase a good set of leather cuffs instead.
  • Using handcuffs? Make sure the handcuff keyhole faces the palm of the hand you cuff. Don’t use self tightening models.
  • Make sure the key is in reach and maintain the locking mechanism of the handcuffs with lubrication.
  • Extinguish all flames, candles, cigarettes, heaters, incense before you start.
  • Don’t have a gas fire or gas appliance operative.
  • Beware of dehydration, select light clothing or no clothing.
  • Don’t use saran wrap.
  • Don’t be afraid to call for help. Better to be found than not found at all.
  • Using a gag? Make sure you can dislodge it. Suffocation is not the way to go.
  • Don’t tie yourself up on a water bed, especially in a hogtie position; you will NEVER make it to your knife, scissors, etc. Also with water there is a danger of suffocation. Pass out, your face moulds into the bed. For that very reason waterbed manufacturers warn against laying babies on waterbeds.

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