miércoles, 13 de noviembre de 2013

Guide for Rope Bottoms (Guia para "Sumis@s de la cuerda" y/o modelos)

This is a set of guidelines for those who are new to rope bondage, and those who
want information on bondage safety from the rope bottoms perspective. With the
increase of bondage riggers who are not aware of safety, it is important for a
resource such as this, to provide rope bottoms with information that you will need
to make informed choices with your rope bondage experience.
One of the most important points to remember about rope bondage, besides
having fun, is there is always a risk. There are risks attached to any bondage
scenario even with the best bondage rigger. There is ALWAYS a risk. You can
minimize this risk be being self-aware, informed and working with a rigger who is
skilled and risk aware. You will significantly reduce the risks of bondage but you
will not eliminate the risk entirely. It is very important to understand and
remember that all bondage has an associated risk.
This article is a general guide; it is by no means suited to every rope bondage
situation and every body type. It is important to remember that every person’s
body is different, what is correct for you, might be dangerous for another person.
It is the riggers responsibility to ensure what they are doing, is right for your
fitness level and body type but for this to happen, it is up to you to communicate.
Communication is vital to reduce the risk involved with rope bondage. It is your
responsibility to communicate and give feedback before, during and after
Sometimes skilled, experienced and risk aware riggers can go against these
guidelines with your risk aware consent, if approached with caution, keeping the
risks and safety in mind. However, a rigger must know the rules that they are
breaking and why these rules are there to begin with, before they decide to break
them. Don’t be afraid to question your rigger at any point.
You are responsible for you. You are responsible for who you allow to tie you. It
is up to you to know the risks involved in what you are about to do.
Educate yourself. Be aware.
Learn about your own anatomy and personal vulnerabilities. It is your
responsibility to disclose health problems to your rigger or inform them of
anything you think they should be aware of.
The Bondage Rigger
Ideally, your rigger should, be good at communicating, posses good knowledge
of anatomy, be aware of potential risks and how to act in an emergency. Your
rigger should demonstrate good skill and experience, with an openness to learn

and expand this skill.

How to measure a good rigger?

This is a difficult question, with no exact answer. Here are some suggestions to

consider when negotiating bondage with a potential rigger.
What bondage experience have they had?
Years of experience does not always equate to years of skilled bondage. It

could mean that they have been performing unnecessary risky bondage for

many years and they have been very lucky. When taken into account with

other factors, their level of experience can be a good indicator.
How confident do they feel about their rope bondage skills?
There are some riggers who feel very confident of their rope bondage skills

even if they are limited. Even if the rigger boasts years of experience, drops

names and talks about how many people they have tied, please check for

references; do not just take their word for it. Do not to confuse an attitude of

arrogance with one of self-assured confidence.
Do they have any references?
It is good practice to check references if you are being tied by this person for

the first time. Ask around to see if you can obtain any references from people

the rigger has tied up before. Always get more than one reference, including

(if possible) a reference from someone you consider to be an experienced

rope bottom or top. If possible, get a reference from any people who have

refused to allow the rigger to tie them to find out why they chose to refuse.

Do not allow anyone to tell you that you are doing the wrong thing by seeking

this information. It is for your safety.
Does the rigger know common vulnerable or problematic areas when

placing rope and sites of common injury?
When asking this question, it is important for you to be familiar with the

correct answer, I would recommend finding out as much as you can about

bondage and anatomy. At this point, it can be good to discuss with your rigger

any personal vulnerable areas you are aware of.
Does the rigger have a suitable means to cut the rope in an emergency?
For instance EMT Shears or rescue hooks etc. It can be useful to have your

own pair of EMT Shears, this way you can give them to your rigger and know

they have a reliable means to cut the rope in an emergency. Although, if they

do not have a means to cut the rope, this can be a good way of establishing

they are not responsible enough to tie you.

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