Physics for Bondage People - go here!
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.)
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 as horizontally.
Hand hoisting cuffs exist in various styles. The best are those with an
integrated handle the victim can cling to. Normal wrist cuffs don't distribute
the pull evenly. That can cause the cuff to tip over which in turn leads
to a one-sided strain on the wrist.
Feet hoisting cuffs come as a kind of sandal (with a heel strap
and a broad resting point for the instep) and as a stabile lace-up shoe
with eyes under the sole. You can use comfortable old hiking or ski boots
Mountaineering harnesses: A professional gear for lowering people
on a rope. If you want something like that you should consult someone
from a specialist shop for mountaineering.
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!
The second much more strenuous variation the person is tied up at her/his
wrists and ankles. (To carry out Japanese supension bondage correctly
the disciples of the bondage mistresses and masters practice long and
hard.) A little idea of it here!
Once more: Japanese Bondage People learn a long time to do bondage
on the ground or in a half suspension (one-leg-suspension) before they
are aloud to start a whole suspension. If you are not safe with it, you
can damage the health of your model. One point more: If you try the first
suspension, let the suspension last only for a maximum of 2 minutes. Next
time you can go up to 3 minutes and so on. So you can avoid severe nerv
damages and other problems.
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:
Das Bondage Handbuch, Matthias T. J. Grimme, Charon Verlag 1999 (german)
Die Bondage-CD, redrope und Matthias T. J. Grimme, Charon Verlag 2001
Bondage Project Workshop 1 to 5 DVDs, Bondage Project 2004 (german,
but if you follow the film, it will be ok)