Suspension means hanging, so in suspension we have a bondage bringing the victim into a hanging position; vertically or horizontally, with the head at the top or at the bottom, tied up like a package , tied up in a bondage sack, hanging on a chain harness.
Like with all kinds of bondage with supension, too, it's important that no nerv is trapped, no blood vessel is squeezed and no muscles or tendons are pulled.
There's a fundamental principle: Suspension normally is something only for a short time. Although at the beginning it can be quite comfortable the passive part may soon experience the Jesus-on-the-cross-effect. (The tug at the arms because of the weight of the own body at some time begins to restrict breathing, and a person can suffocate in this position.)
Suspension Bondage is nothing for beginners. Before you try it you should learn the basics in a workshop or with a bondage handbook.
The basis for supension is a stabil opportunity for fixing; a ceiling beam, for example, a concrete ceiling or a bondage frame. And you should use crib or swing hooks. When you fix a person laterally or when a lateral pull develops even those hooks can get bent. So in order to be on the safe side a fixing at two or better even three points is preferable.
The bondage sack (made
of leather or stabile canvas; offered, for example, by the British company
Fetters) is a comfortable solution for a supension which can even last
a bit longer. Stabile fixing device allow a suspension vertically as well
Typical SM-suspension harnesses you can get in several different kinds. For once here the more expensive ones normally are the safer and better ones, too. You should check their comfortability beforehand. It's important that they are well-padded at the place which supports the groin.
But who prefers Rope bondage wants to know, of course, if and how to do suspension with ropes.
Yes, and as always there are several possibilities. To read a book or to study a homepage is no substitute for a real bondage workshop (There are some good Tutorials on the web, which are better than nothing). And you should never just try it out.
The American-European variation uses lots of threads around shoulders, waist and thighs to create a broad resting point. From those threads the rope ends are led above so that the tug is exerted regularly on all threads. After the rope ends have been fixed at a hoist or winch the person can be pulled up.
The Japanese Bondage variation has two different kinds of supension bondage.
The First: A rope with at least
8 parallel threads is put around the fixing points at upper arms/shoulders/rib
cage, the rope is attached at a snaplink above the victim, and another
rope is put around ankle and thigh (while the victim is still standing
on one leg), as far up as possible into the groin. Then the other leg
is fixed with another rope just like the first, and then the person is
supended.A little example is here!
Look for examples at Bondagenames-Page
And here to prove taht I know how it feels, a suspension with me as a "victim" bound by Andrea: