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Bondage - Materials (Tape, Handcuffs, Rope, ...)

2010-03-23 Read: 4 826x

Quickies

Handkerchiefs, socks, men's ties, or scarves are good for spontaneous surprise scenes. Silk scarf knots can be impossible to untie; leave 6" tails when knotting off and release will be easier.

Torn sheets

Tear an old bedsheet into long strips that are 6" wide. They're comfortable, knot well and untie easily.

A knotted sheetstrip also provides support for standing positions. Fold the strip, tie a half-knot in it, set it over the door and shut the door securely, with the knot in the other room. Tie other strips through the resulting loop that hangs down from the door.

Tape

Start with a cool room; the captive's body temperature is going to increase.

1. Apply skin protection: disposable clothing, hosiery, sheets, skin lotion, or plastic-wrap. (Warning regarding plastic-wrap: Don't apply more layers than necessary or the captive's body temperature will reach the danger level.)

2. Add duct tape, PVC electrician's tape, or medical tape.

Keep scissors handy for fast release.

Cuffs

Leather cuffs

So comfortable and so easy! Good ones will cost you, but they usually last forever and are worth the investment. Test the cuffs and tug hard on them before you buy.

Handcuffs

Nice evening wear for dinner, but don't use them in a struggle or if the captive will be lying down. Nerve damage is too easy with handcuffs.

Don't buy handcuffs with cloverleaf keys; their "double-lock" mechanism is a junky sliding lever that can get nudged off and on by mistake, and they're cheaply made, so they can jam at the wrong moment!

Buy the fancier handcuffs, which have thin keys with pin-point tops. After applying the cuffs, use the pin-point to pop in the "double-lock" hole on the cuffs. This option keeps the handcuffs from overtightening.

Rope

Usually, a large captive enjoys the feel of thick rope (3/8" or more) and a small captive enjoys thinner rope (1/4" or less).

Twisted nylon rope is soft and attractive. Braided nylon rope is a favorite in the Scene because of the snake-skin appearance and smooth sensation; it's less likely to unravel than the twisted style.

Cotton rope is favored by those who like a basement/burglar ambiance. Buy a bit of cheap clothesline, experiment, and determine your own preferences before your second purchase. Make sure you don't buy the clothesline with the sinewy plastic cord center -- it'll eventually work out both ends and poke you.

When cutting rope into lengths, secure the ends to prevent fraying. Wrapping duct tape tightly around the end works well. "Whipping" ends takes time (consult a book on knots or sailing) but looks nice. Nylon ends can also be sealed by burning, but this makes a hard, scratchy tip.

For organized tying, lay out ropes from short to long, then tie on the shortest rope first, progressing to longer pieces. Example: 10' wrists... 10' ankles... 20' crotchrope... 30' chest harness.



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