AN INTRODUCTION TO SUSPENSION BONDAGE

Suspension bondage is a form of bondage in which a tied person is suspended from one or more suspension points. Suspension bondage generally carries greater risks than regular bondage.

Different shapes

With suspension bondage, a distinction can be made between partial suspension bondage and full suspension. In partial suspension, the person is bound in such a way that part of his body weight is held by ropes, cables or chains.

Often the choice is made to have the tied person balance on one foot and to have part of their weight supported by a chest harness. The other leg pulled up in a certain direction. Another form of partial suspension is lifting the legs up on a suspension hook, while the tied person is on his or her lower back. With full suspension, the person is fully supported by ropes or chains and there is no more contact with the ground.

Why do people practice suspension bondage?

The main effect of suspension bondage is to create an increased sense of vulnerability and inescapability in the tied person. The one who is tied up must feel that it is impossible to escape. Especially when you are tied up in a large open space, it also creates a sense of objectification, submission and helplessness. Erotic for the one who observes it and very exciting for the person who is at the mercy of this type of bondage.

Positions

Vertical suspension

In vertical suspension, the person is pulled up from his or her wrists. Wrist cuffs are used for this, especially for suspension bondage. This prevents tissue damage and decreases blood circulation. Leaving someone on metal buoys is also not a wise choice, because they can cut.

An alternative and commonly used method is to use a bondage harness made of ropes. Ropes are tied around the body, upper arms and thighs. The tied person is thus sufficiently supported and it prevents that certain parts of the body are overloaded. In reverse suspension, the tied person is hung on the head. Since the blood goes to the head, it is not recommended to linger in this position for a long time.

Horizontal suspension

With horizontal bondage, the body is suspended in a horizontal position. Sometimes face up, but more often face down. Usually the body is lifted from the ground by cuffs on the wrists and ankles. Hogtie is also often used to bring the ankles and wrists together. It is also possible to choose to keep the legs apart by means of a spreader bar.