Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Suspension bondage

This blog has been sadly neglected over the past couple of weeks. I have been ill plus business has kept me on the road.

As one can imagine I have been in the company of many dominant women over the years. The scenes and antics are endless with my hyperactive kinky mind periodically latching on to some form of D/s perversion for a time then ravenously ‘chewing’ on it like a frantic dog with a challengingly sizeable bone. Then having sucked the marrow from it moving on to the next D/s subset.

For example, suspension bondage thrilled for a time and I purchased a most comfortable harness and some simple artifacts to facilitate dangling from a beam in my home.

As I have pedantically offered on many occasions, the two important elements of suspension, rather antithetical to BDSM, are safety and comfort. The first is self evident and the bound should never be left alone with escape readily available. But the second is important in seeking the desired long term elements of control, helplessness and vulnerability.

The harness I purchased was made of broad nylon straps with thick fur-like padding where the body’s weight was supported. (Leather is gothically traditional but rather impractical in that it stretches and pinches, bringing a level of pain which can quickly transform to non erotic). A one piece collection of waist belt, straps up and over the shoulder, and the most significant, straps running under the thighs serving both to support most of the weight and forcefully spread the legs while hanging.

In suspension the straps transferred all the weight to two large thick rings on the shoulder straps, just at the back of the neck. So suspension was a simple matter of stepping up on a chair, hooking the rings to a set of chains attached to the beam and having the dominant partner slide away the chair. (Important to have the chair at the ready to reverse the process).

The effect on the male anatomy is most priapic. Something about shifting the tension/pressure on the spinal cord brings instant tumescence. When cuffed, hands behind the back, the offer of total control and a most humiliating display of the erect penis are quite amusing for the tending dominant woman. It offers intense elements of power exchange.

The design of my harness left the buttocks well presented and free for basic chastisement and the addition of anal plugs. With the support rings at the nape of the neck, the position/posture resembled that of a puppy or kitten held in the jaws of a tending mother hound or cat, quite symbolic.

One word of caution for practitioners is to carefully observe for orthostatic syncope (fainting). Over time, with extensive suspension, the bound can (and probably will) feel light headed and enter a state of euphoria. This phenomenon occurs when held upright and motionless for long periods which results in pooling of the blood in lower extremities (away from the brain) and thus fainting. Soldiers standing at attention for inordinate periods experience this as do choir singers. The proper intervention is to merely lie down which for fainting soldiers and choir singers is a readily available solution.

But this is not readily available for the bound! So observe and have that chair at the ready to end suspension. (Orthostatic syncope can be deadly, experienced rock climbers are very much aware of this and are trained to intercede by shifting positions to the horizontal when stuck).

The biological/anatomical explanation for this phenomenon is that the human circulatory system has never fully adapted to standing upright which cro-Magnon man (?) first endeavored tens of thousands of years ago. Its original design was for being on all fours (can that explain my occasional penchant for puppy play?).

My latest Pink Flamingo release will be out shortly, succinctly entitled ‘Suspension Bondage’. It is male and female dominant/female submissive (sorry Jane, but there are incidental characters you will enjoy) and will entertain the devotees of this form of long term control.

So please purchase, enjoy and by all means comment!

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