Nerve Damage in Bondage – Contributing Factors

Rope bondage involves many risks. Consequently, participants must take all necessary precautions. No matter how safe you play, there are some factors that can contribute to nerve damage.

In Bondage no one wants their scene ruined by nerve damage or an injury. Moreover, some incidents are not evident at first. Being aware of the possibility of nerve damage in bondage can help you mitigate risks.
Individual differences in nerve vulnerability are one of the factors that can cause nerve damage. Some people have bombproof nerves, but others are very sensible. There are a number of health conditions that increase vulnerability to nerve damage, which include diabetes, thyroid or kidney disease, autoimmune diseases, poor nutrition, vitamin deficiency, and weight. Thin people are always at a higher risk for acute compression nerve injury. Nerve damage can also be cumulative. People witrh a long history of tying might experience nerve injury, even though there was nothing different in that particular session.

Another contributing factor is Anatomical location.  The part of the body where you place the rope will certainly affect the risk of an injury, some locations are generally riskier than others, like the radial nerve, knees, elbows, armpits, or the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve.

Nerve damage also depends on the duration and severity of compression, although once the damage is done it’s done, it is important that you remove the tie at the first sensation of numbness or if something is not feeling ok. If you are compressing the armpits or putting extra pressure into a tie, that can also lead to an injury. The position also can cause nerve damage and can cause stretch related injuries which are the most common type.

Remember, always be careful and take the necessary precautions. Now you know how to avoid nerve damage in bondage.

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