Suspension is the most fascinating—and the most dangerous—of the Shibari feats. Hanging above the floor and feeling the hug of the ropes is the most exhilarating experience for bondage practitioners and enthusiasts alike. In this article, we offer 4 tips for trying suspension, especially if you’re doing it for the first time.
First of all, keep safety as your number one priority. An accident during suspension can cause serious damage, ranging from bone fractures to nerve damage, breathing troubles, and circulatory problems. This is serious, and you should only try it if you’re willing to be responsible. It will take hours to consider all the necessary safety measures, but it is time well spent.
Unless you’re qualified to do it yourself, hire a professional. Don’t let your ego get in the way. If you have the necessary knowledge and skill, go ahead and enjoy. However, if you’re not an expert, look for a professional you can trust and let them do their job.
Obtain explicit and specific consent from all participants involved. Remember, if you obtain consent by downplaying the risks and failing to reveal all the necessary information, then it is not valid. Discuss the scene thoroughly with all participants involved. Don’t ask for a blank check. Instead, be honest, specific, and clear. Participants must be convinced, not coerced, to participate.
Finally, don’t rush the experience. Let it unfold. This might require a couple of hours, and that’s okay. Shibari is not something you can do quickly. Besides, it makes no sense to rush. Assimilate and enjoy every part of the process. Keep the communication open and the emotional bond strong.
To sum up, hire a professional if you can’t do it yourself, prioritize safety, negotiate consent, and forget about the clock during the scene. By following this advice, you and your partner will have an unforgettable experience.
We hope you find useful these 4 tips for trying suspension.