Four Point Bondage

Last Updated: July 27, 2018

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Definition - What does Four Point Bondage mean?

Four point bondage is restraint of each wrist and both ankles. It is one of the simplest and most common bondage styles used by members of the BDSM community. A dominant person can restrain their submissive partner with four point bondage using a variety of bondage equipment.

Four point bondage is sometimes hyphenated as four-point bondage.

Kinkly explains Four Point Bondage

Dominants can restrain their submissive partners in a four-point bondage configuration using a variety of bondage equipment including rope, wrist and ankle cuffs, and vet wrap.

Beds seem made for four point bondage. A four-poster bed provides four convenient anchor points. Under-bed restraint systems can help dominants restrain the wrists and ankles of their submissive to beds without corner posts. Some BDSM specialty stores also sell metal frames with inbuilt cuffs intended for four point bondage.

It’s vital to be conscious of safety protocol when playing with four point bondage. Couples should establish a safe word or a safe signal if they’re also playing with gags and other devices which impair vocal communication. Play should stop immediately on these signals. Dominants should also monitor their submissive closely during play. If they notice their partner is losing circulation or in distress, they should also stop play. It’s a good idea to keep scissors close by to quickly release the bondage.

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