How to Bind the Chest

Binding the Chest with Hands Folded Behind

Although there are nuanced differences in the methods employed by different people, here I'll explain a very basic way to bind the chest in preparation for suspension.

This step removes the bound one's freedom to move their arms, so in a way, it's one of the steps where they can feel the deepest sensations of bondage.

After tying the hands, wrap the rope around the upper chest.

Hook the rope around the back and then wrap it around the chest a second time.

How you hook the rope is what determines how tight it will be.

When people are first starting out, their rope tends to be rather tight, so please be careful.

The rope should be wrapped around the point just above the center of the upper arm. (The top of the armpit, as viewed from the front.)

If you run your finger along the upper arm from top to bottom, you should find a spot that's a little sunken in. The rope should be wrapped around the area just above that spot.

After wrapping the rope around twice, make sure to tightly fasten the rope from the wrists (vertical rope) and the rope you wrapped around the chest.

In order to fasten the rope, I use a three-point edge.

In the above image, I've slipped the excess end of the rope into the chest rope in order to keep it taut, so that I can smooth it out.

Before the next step, barring, you should smooth out the chest rope.

In the below image you'll see me doing it with one hand. I use my other hand to support the body.

As you can see in the image, in order to smooth the rope out, you place your pointer finger in between the rope and flesh so that the rope becomes raised up a bit, then slide it back with your finger.

Smoothing is a very important step in the process. If the rope is simply left on the body without smoothing, it could pull or pinch the skin. Smoothing the rope can greatly enhance the sensations felt by the bound one.

Smoothing should be done on any rope that touches the skin, whether it be on the arms or the legs.

Next, we'll take the excess rope out and begin barring.

Please slip the rope through from behind and then pull it down from the top for barring. If you do it the opposite way, it will cause rope to get stacked up in the armpit, which is a rather confined space, and could lead to numbness.

This chest barring is done in order to prevent the ropefrom slipping up to the neck during suspension.

Sometimes in bondage films, or porn, they don't do barring for visual reasons, but you should make sure to always do it when you're starting out.

After the right barring, you should move on to the left barring. As you can see in the below image, after getting this far, you should reach the end of the rope just underneath the left armpit.

When this happens, wrap the rope around and slide the end over.

As I explained in the "How to Handle Rope" section, you can tie it in a way so that the new rope isn't stuck around a knot, but I think this way looks the best.

Now, connect the new rope.

Now, we'll wrap rope around the lower part of the chest.

This rope should be wrapped around the midpoint between the upper rope to the elbow.

It'll look the best if the midpoint between the upper and lower rope falls just above the center of the upper arm.

Make sure you don't wrap the rope too close to the elbow. Also, it's important to balance the tightness of the upper and lower ropes. As you go along, it's common for the lower rope to get tighter, so please be careful.

The ideal situation is to end up with equal levels of tightness for both the upper and lower ropes.

Unlike with the upper rope, you don't hook the rope around when going around the lower part of the chest a second time. It will look better if you pass this rope under the vertical rope coming from the wrists. (Behind it, as viewed from your side.)

In order to fasten the lower rope and the vertical rope.

You should use square edging. You can also use a three-point edge like with the upper rope.

Please fasten the rope tightly, like you did with the upper rope.

Now, do barring for the lower rope.

This time, however, don't just slide the rope through. Use your finger to push in the rope to the body so that the barring fits well in the crevice.

Please make sure not to pull the barring too tightly here. Just let it sit on top of the rope that you pushed in with your finger.

Don't pull it with your fingers. If you pull the barring rope and try to make it fit, it will make it tighter than necessary.

After finishing the left and right barrings, pull the rope through the gap between the upper and lower ropes, and fasten it around the upper rope in a cross shape, first vertically, then horizontally. Then, you can run it up over the shoulder.

After pulling the rope around to the front, line it up with the inner side of the top barring and the outer side of the lower barring, then wrap it around to the back.

Fasten it around the upper rope on the other side, in a mirror image to what you did on the left, then fasten it around the diagonal rope above in third cross loop. Then, move it around the front to the back again on the right side of the front of the body, just like how you did it with the left side.

The important thing here is to make sure the tightness of the shoulder rope is balanced on both sides.

In order to keep the shoulder rope from slipping to the outside ends of the shoulder, we need to slide rope underneath it.

Then, tie the rope on the back to finish.


Depending on how much rope you have left, you can tie it so that it stays out of the way. If you have a lot left over, you can also tie it around the back rope in a spiderweb fashion.

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