One of our members recently posted a guide on Fetlife about various resources covering rope safety. With their permission, we are re-posting it here. [We have also added new links that we’ve found useful]
As rope bondage is one of the most popular kinks among our members, we think it’s important that both bottoms and tops are aware of the risks involved in rope bondage, and take appropriate steps to mitigate that risk. Play safe and have fun!
I’ve been reading about rope safety because I’ve heard a lot about the risks of nerve injury. Thought it would be good to share what I’ve found.
Remedial Ropes. Site focused on rope safety, with a heavy emphasis on nerve damage.
A guide for rope bottoms and bondage models This link has photos of good and bad rope placement.
On My Nerves, Part 1 (signs of a bondage injury) Lists warning signs and gives some basic anatomy.
Nerve and Circulation Problems This link has diagrams that might be helpful.
The Little Guide to Getting Tied Up (Including Suspensions)
This is a book by Evie Vane. Covers more than all the online articles I’ve seen combined. Also includes stuff about the psych side of rope bottoming, e.g. mindfulness, communication, and instincts. It’s super detailed and useful.
Relevant Discussion Groups on Fetlife