Simple Bondage Ties

All bondage, including rope bondage is dangerous. And I’m an artist, not a teacher. But I do think there are a few, easy to learn, beginner rope techniques that can be used in bedroom bondage type situations.

Wrists Together

Tying your partner’s wrist, or wrists to a bed post (or having your wrists tied) is the simplest kind of BDSM rope tie, and how most us started. It seems simple enough to tie a quick overhand knot around a pair of wrists and lash them off to the frame overhead, but as your partner starts wriggling and moving around, pulling against the rope (or neck tie or scarf), that overhand knot is tightening and cutting off circulation. Not good. If you only learn one thing about rope bondage, it should be how to tie a single (or double column) tie–that is a loop that can go around a body part and not get tighter if pulled. Think more leash and less noose. I use a Sommerville Bowline.

Futomomo

A futomomo tie is formed whenever the leg is tied bent at the knee, with the calf pressed tightly into the hamstrings. A simple tie dating back centuries, the futomomo is very often one of the first ties learned. There are a number of ways to tie these, and some can even be used for very challenging suspensions. I mostly tie a Spiral Futomomo.

Butt Rope

Rope can be used to tie hip harnesses for suspensions, but it’s also just fun to tie up your partner’s butt in the bedroom. I call this, creatively, butt rope. I’ll often start with a single column around the waist or upper thigh and then just freestyle webbing from there. Good butt rope is like a snowflake, no two are alike. Butt rope is a very fun and easy way to experiment with beginner bondage at home.

Butt Prayer Rope

Combine a single (or double) column wrist tie, with butt rope, and you’ve basically got a hog tie shape. I call this (again, very creatively) butt prayer. Hog ties don’t photograph well in my opinion, so I don’t shoot them much, but they’re an entertaining bedroom bondage shape.