Shibari Suspensions

When people think about Shibari, they usually imagine someone suspended in the air tied around with rope. Shibari is not about the suspension, but these days, everyone thinks of Shibiri in that way.

Suspensions can be an incredible experience to enjoy for both top and bottoms. Suspensions in Shibari require really good skills, practice and dedication.
Every day it is more common for people who practice Shibari to rush into Suspensions. In many cases, they skip the safety protocols and knowledge in order to start with suspensions.

Before starting with suspensions, it is important to be aware of the safety protocols. Shibari is a practice that requires knowledge and practice. And, if Shibari itself can be in a way dangerous, suspensions are the most dangerous part of a Shibari practice.
In Shibari, especially in suspensions, it is very important to know the most common mistakes in order to avoid them.  

Unsafe ties, bad rope placement, old rope that can brake, lack of control, and ties that can provoke nerve damage, are some of the most common mistakes during suspensions that can lead to an accident.

Communication in suspensions is very important. You need to trust your partner and have a complete and clear communication before, during and after the suspension. The responsibility of a suspension is not only for the rigger, although the rigger is in charge of the scene, the bottom also needs to communicate and let them know if something is not feeling good.

If you are doing suspensions for the first time, it is important to be guided by a mentor in order for them to guide you and correct you. Although you can learn suspensions in online workshops or videos, it is always better if you have the supervision of a professional rigger that can lead you, correct you and help you improve your technique in order to avoid accidents.

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