There are risks attached to any bondage scenario even with the best bondage rigger. Bondage is never risk free. By working with a rigger who is skilled and aware of how to keep you safe, you will significantly reduce the risks of bondage but you will not eliminate the risk entirely.
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 key to reduce the risk.
It is your responsibility to communicate and give feedback before, during and after bondage.
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 ask your rigger at any point.
Having a good basic understanding of human anatomy and knowledge of the common locations where rope should not be placed on the body will make your bondage experience safer and more enjoyable.
This text is an extract from the “Rope bottom guide” by Clover. Click to download the compete guide from the ropebottomguide website.