Shibari and Legal Responsibility

Any human activity involves a legal responsibility. Whether you’re driving, cleaning your house, working, or cooking, there is always a legal frame within which such activity takes place. Usually, we’re unaware of such legal implications. However, when an activity is more problematic than others, that is, when it has the potential to provoke harm, it is important to know the legal dimension involved. Read the article and learn about Shibari and legal responsibility.

Shibari, as any practitioner will tell you, is a risky activity. Bondage and restraint can cause damage, which can go from mild to severe. Suspension can be fatal if there is an accident. When partners involve in sexual activity, some actions can become criminal, if partners don’t do them properly.

So, as you can see, it is essential to be aware of the legal implications of Shibari.

The first key word is consent. Never, under any circumstance, do anything that is not consensual. It is very easy to abuse someone who is restrained. That’s why limits and keywords should be specified in advance, if possible, in writing or in the presence of witnesses. Just as important, consent should not be renegotiated once a scene has begun. This is because the rush of hormones and the physical conditions of a participant in a Shibari scene might lead to the presumption that whatever decision they take at that moment is not valid.

Second keyword is safety. Don’t skip any safety measure you can possibly take. Do not practice bondage under the influence of alcohol or any other drug. If an accident happens under these circumstances, legal liability for its consequences will fall upon you.

Third keyword is responsibility. As much as you have the right to live a kinky sexuality, if that is your choice, you have the duty to take care, to the best of your knowledge and capabilities, of those involved in it. Always remember that tops and bottoms are people.

Now you know everything you need about Shibari and legal responsibility.

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