Bondage is the act of consensually restraining a partner for erotic, aesthetic or somatosensory stimulation. Because of the many forms and styles of bondage techniques, bondage can be divided into different categories based on motivations.
Bondage for a Purpose
– Best known as the “B” in BDSM, this form of bondage is motivated by a desire for one partner to be used for an ulterior purpose, such as making them more accessible for a spanking session.
As the name states, this form of bondage is used when one partner is used as an aesthetic object, like what would be seen in erotic photography. Rope is the most common restraint used in decorative bondage. The Japanese version of rope bondage is called Shibari. Shibari (縛り?) is a Japanese word that literally means “Decorativley Tie”.
Almost any form of bondage can be used as torture bondage. All that’s required is that the restrained partner is purposefully bound in an uncomfortable and/or painful position.
Completely non-violent, this form on bondage requires the restrained partner be restrained for aesthetic purposes only and to be able to escape without great effort. Usually shrink wrap or cling film is used for the type of bondage. Sometimes it is called “Mummification”
Seldom used in Western culture, meditative bondage is used often in Japanese bondage practices where interest lies in restraining a partner’s spiritual situation rather than their corporal body.
Many people think of bondage as rough and tough, however that is not always the case. It depends on the type of bondage you use. Bondage Techniques including soft bondage, where one partner’s hands are restrained simply by the other partner’s hands, or even through verbal bondage alone. What matters most is that there is trust between partners and that everyone is enjoying themselves! It is important that all sex play be safe, sane, and consensual. At Bondage Fetish Store.com you’ll be sure to find items for all your bondage needs.