Bondage and Sensory Deprivation

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Sensory deprivation is an extreme BDSM practice. It is also very fashionable nowadays. Having this in mind, our collaborator, Andrea Sneakers, had an interesting experience in which she combined bondage and sensory deprivation. Here’s her report.

First, a disclaimer: you should not try sensory deprivation if you’re a sensible person. Even though it sounds innocuous, it is actually a very intense experience, which can be very stressful for some people. Be cautious.

Now, to the point. Sensory deprivation is fashionable nowadays. Five years ago, it would have been almost impossible to find a place to try it. Now, a simple search on the Internet will show you that the number of places that offer this service has increased. What’s so attractive about it?

Well, sensory deprivation is a kind of perceptual strip tease. As its name implies, your senses are deprived of any stimuli. If you can’t see anything, you feel as if you were blind; if you can’t hear anything, you feel as if you were deaf. You get the point.

On the other hand, bondage is all about the senses. You constantly feel the touch of rope on your skin. You hear your own breathing. And watch what the rigger does.

So, how do these two mix up?

I must say that, at first, it’s not very nice. You feel awkward. And you have a hard time adjusting to the new situation. After all, the messages from your senses are contradictory. And, since the friction of the rope is the only stimulation, you feel as if it were the trunk of an elephant!

Once you get used to it, however, things become very pleasurable. You can notice every single detail. And that provides an exhilarating sensation, if you ask me.

In the end, even if it’s not something I would recommend to anyone, if you like extreme practices, I would say go for it! You won’t regret experiencing bondage and sensory deprivation.

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