BDSM Safety - Bondage

With AtlantaBound coming up this weekend, it seemed fitting to post the next page on bondage safety from the BDSM safety handout I did.

? Be respectful that bondage has inherent risks.
? Make sure your rope is in excellent condition.
? Have a safe word and a safe gesture set up ahead of time.
? Know your bottom?s physical condition & health issues (Surgeries, bone issues, breathing and cardiac issues, etc).
? Know that once the bottom is bound, safety is up to the top, this is a major exchange of power.
? Never play when you are not at your best, be that from lack of sleep, drugs, alcohol, etc.
? Never put rope around the front of the neck.
? Never leave someone in bondage alone.
? Tie the wrists and ankles last, these areas are most prone to having issues, prolonged compression can cause nerve damage or numbness.
? Be constantly aware of the bottom?s breathing.
? Use shorter ropes, this allows more options in emergencies.
? Plan, plan some more, and go over it again just for the fun of it before you begin.
? Plan for the worst case.
? Make sure to have something handy to cut the ropes, ropes are much easier to replace than your bottom is. EMT shears work for this, but unless they are sharp, this will be work.
? Leave your ego at the door, do not attempt anything you are not well trained in, leave advanced bondage and suspension for those who know what they are doing.

Aftercare after bondage is important, often when the ropes come off, the bottom will be cold, rope may not seem warm, but it is, so have a blanket ready. Massaging the tied areas can also help restore circulation to the areas that were bound.

Hopefully people will read some of this and take it to heart, too often people attempt things they are not skilled or ready to do, and in some cases, like bondage, this can have deadly consequences.

28 Mar 2008 10:54:18

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