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Bondage Rope Safety Guide

You have probably heard about all the good things bondage has to offer. Not only it provides incredible visuals (nothing beats a beautiful torso adorned with ropes or a lovely set of wrists all bound up) but they are also a key component in the BDSM lifestyle. Oh! And did I mention it also feels incredible? The sensation of a rope sliding and teasing against the skin, with the premise of even more exciting things to come (he he) cannot compare to anything else in the world. When done right, bondage is not only a form to restrain people, it’s actually quite an art.

I say when done properly, because anyone can think, “Oh, tying a knot is easy. I’ll do it”, but the reality is there are a lot more other things to take into account. Trust me, although it may be not that hard (he he), there are some things you should take into consideration when you are playing with bondage. Beginning with choosing the right kind of rope, for example.

Many people choose to go with a soft kind of rope to lower the risk of chaffing. But you should know smooth and soft ropes also tighten when the ropes are being moved. This is why using may not be the best idea if your submissive or the person you are tying up has a tendency to move or squirm against the ropes (besides, who doesn’t squirm when they are tied up and other sensations are being placed upon them? wink*). That is the primary reason why you should go with smooth ropes that also resist being tightened to extremes.

And you know how you should always keep your instruments in top shape? Ropes are no exception. Like any piece of fabric, they will need to be taken care of depending on the material. For example, hemp rope requires regular washing, air-drying and re condition before using again. You should know this process can take up to 4 days, so it’s not something you can do in the spur of the moment. Most rope bondage is like this, it will need preparation before using again, so inform yourself about the best way to take care of your favorite rope bondage.

And this leads me to another advice: always keep a set of scissors or shears or basically anything that can cut the rope you are using. Remember, this should be done each and every time you are experimenting and playing with bondage. As a precautionary form, keep in mind to never use a knife because it could do more harm than good. Knives can cut the person you have tied up and you definitely don’t want to damage your little object of affection, right? So make sure to use something safe to cut the ropes in cases of extreme emergency.

And since we are talking accidents, never play with bondage in the dark. It can be dangerous because the submissive can get lost in the sensations and may loose track if their limbs are actually functioning and if they are feeling all right. Keep in mind the submissive should always inform the dominant how they are feeling and if any discomfort is coming from the bondage. Just remember this is a two way street; as the submissive should inform the dominant, the dominant should be constantly on the look out for any changes in color of the tied areas and for any circulation issues that may happen. See? Everything in BDSM is a collaboration, wink*.

Also, common sense it’s important. If your submissive or person you want to bound has circulation or joint problems, severe bondage probably will not be a good idea. If they have some other chronic pain issues, be careful about tying them up in a position they find uncomfortable or vary their positions often.

If you are not sure about how to proceed, remember the internet is a beautiful place to start. Any doubts you may have about rope bondage can usually be answered on forums or some other websites; you can even find some good instructional videos. And if you are old fashioned, you can always turn to books on the subject. Once you get the hang of it, the rest, as they say, will be history, wink*.