Rigger BDSM Archetype

What is a rigger?

A rigger is a dominant who enjoys controlling a submissive by the use of bondage and restraint. Rigger is a term that is commonly connected to a person who enjoys tying ropes. However, a rigger can use other things to restrain a submissive.

Control with bondage for a rigger is a favourite. They may like their submissive to fight back or be bratty or may enjoy it when a submissive is meek as stays still. A rigger may enjoy other dominant activities. If they have a sadist streak they may enjoy combining impact play with their bondage. Wax play is something else riggers can enjoy adding into their bondage play.

Which BDSM archetype matches well with a rigger?

Bondage is a very common part of BDSM play, and so most dominants will display some rigger traits. Riggers however, enjoy the control by bondage aspect of BDSM the most. Because of this they match up the best with rope bunnies. Rope bunnies enjoy being restrained with all kinds of things, not just rope.

How do riggers use rope for bondage?

Riggers who enjoy rope may do so for practical reasons. Rope can be used quickly and easily to secure a submissive. It can be cheap and easy to buy too. However, some riggers may enjoy more artistic methods of tying such as shibari and kinbaku, both Japanese styles of restraints. They may enjoy using rope to lift a submissive off the ground in a suspension or may be more into hog ties that leave the submissive on the ground but totally immobilised. There are different kinds of ropes a rigger can use to, that will give different sensations to the submissive and may require different approaches when tying.

What other BDSM equipment do riggers use?

Chain is a common restraint riggers use, as are handcuffs and manacles. They may use spreader bars, straight jackets or stocks and pillories to restrain their submissive. This might be simply for BDSM play or it may be part of the rigger’s sexual play too.

Where can I learn more about rigging?

For those interested in exploring more about rigging using rope, take a look at our extensive course on shibari, Japanese rope bondage at the BDSM Training School.

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