Medical Risks of Breast Bondage

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In the past few years, Breast Bondage has become more and more popular among Shibari practitioners. It is very common to find breast bondage images in the internet of breasts turning purple—and that doesn’t seem very safe.

The link between breast bondage and cancer

Other Shibari practitioners have become concerned about the trauma inflicted by breast bondage and how it can affect, or cause, breast cancer. Although there’s no scientific evidence that points to breast trauma or injury as a cause for cancer, treating the injured area can lead to its discovery. Although breast bondage doesn’t appear to be a cause for cancer, you should still play it safe—practice it in moderation and use your common sense.

Other medical concerns of breast bondage

Although breast bondage doesn’t appear to be linked to cancer, the same cannot be said for other medical implications. There is significant research that show that constricting breast tissue can lead to vascular compression, and, in turn, to a shutdown in blood flow. Breast tissue is different from other tissues in the body in that it has a high amount of endocrine tissue, which carries the lymphatic fluid, an important element of the body’s natural immune system.

As we get older, our bodies lose their natural healing and repair abilities. Because of this, in Japanese culture, breast bondage is shown practiced exclusively by younger women, and it is not recommended for women above 30.

How to avoid problems caused by breast bondage

It is important to know the risks and to try to avoid any rope bondage techniques that may cause damage in the future.

If you have a family history of breast cancer, you should definitely avoid breast bondage, as there are no guarantees—the ropes can damage your breasts, no question. Breast bondage pictures usually show tied-up breasts turning purple, and that is not safe practice.

Breast bondage is like safe sex: you should do it if you enjoy it, but you should also know the risks and the possible consequences. Use your common sense: if you enjoy breast bondage, don’t tie the rope too tight, and be safe.

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