Bondage Positions

The most popular form of movement restriction during BDSM play is bondage. Beginners to this lifestyle like to use restriction because it has a focusing effect on their partner who can’t move during intercourse. It is also a safe way to play out your victim role-play fantasies because it allows the bottom to struggle without getting hurt.

Mature members of the BDSM community appreciate restraint more for the psychological effect. The top, also called the Dom(me) or master, gets to have complete control over their partner deciding what will happen next and making all the choices of bondage positions and equipment. Having to surrender completely to another person, gives a strange sense of freedom and adrenalin to the bottom person – they can just focus on the sex and the pleasure.

Take note I’m not mentioning the word pain. This is because especially the Japanese style rope bondage Shibari puts the sub in a meditative state as it takes a long times. While the submissive is forced to be still, the dominant adult uses rope and knots to provide pressure on certain body parts that will cause great pleasure. There are a few books like Midori’s the ‘Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage’, that will teach you this erotic skill. There are also many bondage houses that you can visit for this service.

It can take a couple of years to perfect rope bondage. If you are in a hurry to try restraint with something else like leather wrist and ankle cuffs, then visit a professional Dom(me) with your partner. They will show you all the tools of the trade and how to use them and also demonstrate the various positions. By reading our forums you can also find out about BDSM workshops that takes place in your area.

Where normal bondage focuses on Symmetrical positions like the ‘hogtie’, where your wrists is tied to the matching ankle behind your back, Shibari is all about Asymmetric poses like the breast harness, crotch rope and body harness. Some other popular positions is the ‘baltie’ where you knees are drawn up to the chest and wrist are bound to ankles; the spread eagle where you have to keep the limbs straight out and fastened them at wrist and ankles to an object like the bed or a door; the simple restraint – tying the hands together in front or behind with rope or leather and last the over-arm tie – take arms over the head and fasten wrists, strap tied up arms to waist.

Hogtie

A bondage technique in which the bound person’s ankles and wrists are bound together, usually behind the back; then the ankles are bound to the wrists wile the person lies on his or her stomach. Also, verb to tie in a hogtie.

The hogtie is a bondage position involving the tying of a person’s wrists and ankles together behind their back using some form of physical restraints, such as rope or cuffs.

Some people derive erotic pleasure from the hogtie itself, by seeing a person in a prone submissive position; but more commonly the hogtie is used as part of a BDSM sexual bondage play, and in association with other bondage equipment. Typically, hogtie bondage involves putting a person who is laying face down into some form of physical restraints, with ankles and wrists bound together behind the back. In BDSM play, however, a hogtie is any position that results in the arms and legs being bound behind the person.

The hogtie is a bondage position involving the tying of all the four limbs together. It differs from a balltie, which involves tying the limbs together in front of the person. They both differ from the spread eagle tie, which seeks to fully separate the arms and legs. Otherwise, the objective of these ties are the same, which is to immobilise the limbs and to render the tied person accessible and vulnerable to a range of sexual play, such as erotic massage or tickling, or sexual stimulation. The ability of the tied person to interfere with play is severely limited especially from the front. As with all bondage plays, the free partner is regarded as being in the dominant or controlling position, while the tied partner is regarded as being sexually submissive, though in some plays the tied partner may control the situation verbally.

Many feel the only proper way for a person to be hogtied is with bare feet, as the upward facing soles show vulnerability, subservience and sexuality. The hogtie is especially suited to tickling plays as the bare feet are exposed and easily accessible to the free partner. Though the person may be fully or partly clothed, as can be the case in strict bondage not involving BDSM activities, it is often preferred that they are nude.

A variation of the hogtie is the open hogtie, which is a form of frogtie on front position, when corresponding wrists and ankles are tied together, leaving the buttocks and anus exposed for sexual play, such as erotic spanking.

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