Suspension is something that frequently comes up with regard to rope bondage. People see pictures of it, and are awed at how graceful, beautiful, and intense it looks. Rope artists and riggers want to learn it, to do it; rope bottoms want to try it.
This post discusses the ins and outs, the ups and downs, and most importantly, the whys of suspension.
This is another one of those awful questions which is most efficiently answered by “That’s entirely dependent on you and your individual tastes and style”.
But, as I’ve already mentioned, I rather hate that kind of answer. So I’m going to actually discuss some of the factors that affect this, and hopefully I’ll be able to provide some food for thought and actually help you make some informed choices about how long your rope lengths are, how many of them you have, etc.
I’m going to discuss
– the typical lengths of rope, and why
– the number of lengths of rope, and why
– and other important bits and bobs that it’s very handy to have in your rope kit.
I’ve finally gotten around to creating a glossary of rope terms, intended to make things easier for people who are new to the site or to rope bondage. Sorry it took so long! Life has been busy.
(Also, this thing will be updated from time to time: if anyone finds a thing that needs explaining somewhere on the blog, let me know, and I’ll add an explanation here).
When I was first starting out with rope, I had trouble understanding the appeal of it. I certainly had no idea of how popular it was, the doors it could open, and the many benefits it could add to my life.