Suspension Bondage

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All you need to know about suspension bondage

Suspension bondage is often just called suspension and is mostly done using rope. Although it can be achieved with chains or cuffs too or a combination of all those things. It’s a very advanced variety of bondage that involves the rigger (person doing the tying and suspending) really knowing what they’re doing. It is a risky form of play but one that is very popular because of the way it looks, the sensations given to the bunny and the variety of positions and suspensions that can be undertaken. Taking bondage from tying down to being tied up, literally, your feet won’t touch the ground

What is suspension bondage?

Suspension bondage is when someone (the bunny or bottom) is tied not only to restrain them but to lift them off the floor, partially or completely depending on the tie and the wants of the people involved.

What kind of rope is best for suspension bondage?

Mostly this comes down to personal choice. Cotton rope isn’t recommended for suspension because of the way the knots compact together and become tight and hard to unfasten. Jute is often a favourite for suspension. If in doubt, ask at your local peer rope event for what others like to use to make an informed choice

What skills do I need to practice suspension bondage?

As a rigger (the person tying) you need to gain a good knowledge of suspension. To do this, attend local rope events to get instruction from others who have experience at it. There you’ll be able to ask all kinds of questions and you’ll be able to watch others suspend as well as get help doing your own.

Don’t undertake any suspension, full or partial, until you feel completely ready to do so. When suspending for the first time have someone more experienced to help.

As a bunny, you need to make sure you tell your rigger about any health issues, especially nerve problems, circulation issues or about any medication that might make you dizzy or affect your heart at all. If in doubt –tell them! If you have reliever medications such as inhalers or epi-pens make sure they are in an accessible place and that the rigger knows how to administer them if you need them.

How can I practice suspension bondage safely?

Make sure you have a pair of EMT safety sheers so you can cut your rope quickly in an emergency.
Check your suspension point is strong enough to take the weight of your bunny.
Ideally have someone else around to help and to spot potential problems.
Practise, practise, practise. Make sure you know what you’re doing before attempting a suspension.

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