How to Suspend Horizontally

Before Suspending

On this site, I'm going to explain comparatively simple methods of suspension.

But no matter how simple the method, suspension always involves supporting the weight of a human body with ropes, and is a very serious type of bondage, so you need to be careful of the following.

1. Make sure the suspended one is in good health.

2. Make sure the rope and harness used for suspension are capable of supporting the weight.

3. Always keep a close eye on the suspended one's condition so that you can notice any problems immediately.

Regarding (1.), if your partner is in bad health, it may become hard for them to withstand the suspension, so you shouldn't suspend them until they get better.

Also, you shouldn't suspend people when they are drunk, or immediately after they've eaten.

Of course, the same goes for you. If you are also in bad health, you shouldn't attend to suspend anyone. No one has the right to bind anyone else unless they're aware of this.

Regarding (2.), you won't be able to tell what condition the rope is in unless you regularly take care of it, so please make sure you're doing regular maintenance.

If a rope snaps during a suspension, the bound one will fall to the ground without being able to use their arms or legs, which could result in serious trauma to the face or head, so please be very careful.

まThe harness also needs to be strong enough to hold up a human body. Even with a person who weighs only 50kg, when you raise and drop their body, pressure equal to hundreds of kilograms will be exerted for an instant.

Sometimes, suspension can result in force being exerted in unexpected directions. The equipment needs to be capable of supporting not just vertical suspension, but horizontal and twisted pressure as well.

Using simple harnesses can result in accidents, so please make sure not to use that kind of equipment. (Sometimes they're so weak they can't even be called harnesses.)

Regarding (3.), this is basically a definition of the right to bind. Suspension exerts an intense amount of stress on the suspended one. Tying rope too tightly can cause numbness, so please play close attention to your partner.

Horizontal Suspension

Horizontal suspension is when you suspend someone who is lying down, as if on a bed.

In suspension, you don't pull the body up, but rather, let the rope carry the body (the weight). (Often, first-timers try to pull the body up.)

Here, we'll start from the point after completing chest and waist binding.

The suspension rope should be attached in this order: chest, leg, other leg, waist.

First, attach the suspension rope to the chest.

Slide the rope through these four ropes on the top and bottom of the chest.

Then, do a U-turn with the suspension rope and slide it through the other side.

Leave some slack on the rope, then fasten it.

Slip the rope tails through a carabiner, then fold back the rope, and take it through the loop of the rope head.

You're just passing the rope through the rope head here, so there's no need to fasten it tightly.

After passing the rope through the rope head, go back up to the carabiner and fasten the suspension rope.

When you do this, do not pull up the body with the suspension rope, as if you're hanging them.

All you should do is go back and forth between the chest rope and the carabiner. The suspension rope shouldn't feel tense.

Next, apply rope to the legs.

Please make sure you don't apply rope on the kneecaps.

(The above picture is a bad example of rope being applied on the kneecap)

It doesn't take much for this to get painful, so make sure you don't get too far up from the knee.

(The above picture is a bad example of rope that's too far up)

Apply the rope about 5 to 10cm up from the knee.

Please don't apply rope below the knee. It'll just end up slipping off anyway once the knees bend.

Leave some slack on the rope that you apply to the knees, since the knee area will become larger once the knee bends.

Once one leg goes up, the body will lose its posture, so before raising the knee, make sure you let the bound one know and explain what kind of position will come next.

Then, tell your partner to lean forward so that their weight is focused on the chest rope.

Don't pull up the body. Just let the rope carry it.

After that, lead the rope through the carabiner like you did with the chest rope, grab the rope head, lead it through the carabiner again, and then left up the leg.

Height-wise, the knee should be at the same height as the chest.

Please make sure to support the bound one with your arms and body so that they don't start spinning.

Then, raise the other leg to the same height.

Once both legs are raised, it's a battle of time.

If you take too long with the remaining steps, you may have to lower your partner halfway through.

The next important step is smoothing out the rope that's been applied to the skin.

This makes a huge difference, so please make sure to do it.

Lastly, apply rope to the waist.

The waist should be at the same height as the chest and knees.

In the photo, I fastened the excess rope in a sail formation, but you don't need to do this if you don't have enough time.

It's easier to bend the legs instead of stretching them out, so please converse with your partner and decide.

This is how it looks when it's finished.

Now, you need to start the lowering process.

No matter what kind of suspension you're doing, the lowering process is the part you need to take the most care with.

Sometimes, I hear about accidents where people fall. Most of those accidents happen during this step.

When you unravel the suspension rope, do it with one hand, not both.

Use your other hand to grip the rope and keep it from falling.

You should grab the rope just above the rope head (on the carabiner side).

(In the above image, I'm pointing to the rope head)

If you grab below the rope head, the body will fall as soon as the rope is unraveled, so please be very careful.

(The above image is a bad example of grabbing the rope in the wrong place.)

You should lower the body in the opposite order of how you raised it: waist, leg, other leg, chest.

Some women who especially enjoy this will keep their weight concentrated on the chest rope even after their legs are lowered, so please take care up until the very last step.

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