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Bondage Safety Techniques for Safe Bondage Play

Safe bondageThere are risks all around us, all the time. We knowingly take them pretty much every time we leave the house. Getting in a car is a risk, riding a bike is a risk, even meeting new people can involve some risk. Some of us take this to different extremes by incorporating risk into our fun. Bungee jumping, skydiving, surfing and more are super fun but also potentially dangerous activities.

So then why is it people look at you with shock when you mention you’re into some risky behaviour in the bedroom? The thing is, being into bondage is no more risky than any other activities and can definitely heighten your sex to unbelievable new limits. But shhhh, don’t tell, we don’t want to take away the mystique! Really, even though bondage can be perfectly safe, you have to play properly for it to be. It is possible for some bondage practices to hurt in the bad way, so it is imperative to play properly and reasonably.

There are many different ways you can ensure you and your partner stay safe when you’re involved in hot bondage action.

Safeword

A safeword is a verbal recognition that means you or your partner need to stop what is happening in a bondage scene. It can be almost any word you choose, such as “apple,” “horsefeather,” or “chair.” Once you or your partner say your personal safeword, action needs to stop. Some people prefer a “red, yellow, green” system of safewords, mimicking traffic lights. Green is go, yellow is slow down and red is stop. Because some people do enjoy playing with power dynamics, it is advised you don’t use the words “stop” or “no” - some actually like those in their sexy talk to mean the opposite. Picking a non-sexual word is a clear indicator that the action should cease.

Communication

As with all things sexual, communication is key. Some might say it takes away from the spontaneity of sex, but it is advised to discuss your bondage scene fully before you start so that both partner’s know what to expect and what will happen. Bondage is one of those activities you don’t really want to spring on someone unexpectedly as unanticipated acts might be surprising and hurt in that bad way. Of course, discussing and sharing beforehand can be super hot and get the two of you even more worked up and ready for fun.

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Use proper equipment

One of the things about Fifty Shades of Grey that tied people in a nasty knot was the use of zip ties for bondage. This is definitely not advised. While some of us really appreciate and love DIY solutions, bondage scenes aren’t really the place for dangerous improve. There are many great products out there to ensure you get a hot binding while not risking yourself or your partner.

You can find cuffs and rope that will ensure proper circulation and no damage is done. If you do need to think on the spot, items such as soft scarves are much more appropriate.

Know your limits

One thing about bondage is that it is easy to get carried away - as either the top or the bottom. Tops might indulge a little too much in spanking, for instance, and slap a little too hard for the bottom’s liking. On the other hand, it is also quite easy for a bottom to want to push for more and more punishment - but then regret it the next day while trying to sit casually at work. Of course, pushing our limits is what can make this sort of scene so damn amazing, but it is important to be reasonable. This is another reason why communication is so key: you can know each other’s limits and check in when you think the other person is reaching theirs. Keep each other grounded!

Take your time

Sure, you can incorporate a little slap and tickle into a quickie, but more than likely you’re going to want to take your time when enjoying a hot bondage scene. Trying to rush through things will mean you might not be warmed up and ready and the action might take off too quickly. Rather, ensure you have plenty of time to play, ensuring both physical and mental ease and relaxation.

Don’t engage in bondage alone

We’ll close out with this very important message: as much as you might like being tied up and getting off, don’t do it alone. You could inadvertently restrict your circulation and cause yourself real harm. There’s risk and then there’s foolishness.

There are many different ways to get your thrills and excitement from bondage. Enjoy finding what is best for you safely!

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