Risks in Bondage Suspension

We have talked about Bondage Suspension in past articles, and as you have learned, it has different positions and has become very popular in the past years. One of the goals of people who enjoy rope bondage is to learn and enjoy a suspension scene. This is a very erotic, sensual, and aesthetic art form of bondage, but it also has its risks. Here, we tell you all about the risks in bondage suspension.

Amateurs, don’t do it

In Bondage Suspension it is important to acknowledge the possible danger and take safety precautions in order to avoid it. Bondage suspension is a difficult subject to find information on. It can be risky for amateurs to practice it. In order to do it, you should search for information, read, attend workshops or classes and take it slowly. It is important to be guided by an expert and to take it seriously.

Risks in Suspension

One of the Bondage Suspension risks—apart from the nerve damage a rope may cause—is falling. Unfortunately, the danger of falling in a bondage suspension scene is not uncommon: whether it’s due to a weak suspension point, bad equipment, poor technique or inexperience. A fall from a suspension can kill or paralyze a person, more so if they are doing an inverted position. Other consequences from a fall can be nerve compression, circulation problems, fainting, or the harness hang syndrome, which is common when someone is suspended in a standing position without any weight on their legs. If a person is unconscious, it can be very difficult to extract them safely from suspension bondage.

Be safe!

Bondage suspension requires knowledge, practice, safety measures and the ability to react if an emergency happens. We recommend to work with spotters who can help the rigger get the person down if an emergency occurs, but the most important thing is to take it seriously and to be aware of the risks.

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