Self Bondage

Last Updated: May 23, 2016

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Definition - What does Self Bondage mean?

Self bondage refers to someone tying, binding, or restraining themselves. This can be accomplished with rope, handcuffs, chain, or other commonly available restraints.

Kinkly explains Self Bondage

When practiced alone, self bondage is one of the most dangerous forms of kink play and in some instances has led to death. The more someone binds themselves, the more limited their range of motion becomes, and the more difficult it becomes for them to release themselves.

Release mechanisms such as a key in a block of ice are sometimes employed to designate the amount of time the self bondage will last. Because of this, it can be especially difficult to get unbound quickly in the case of an emergency.

If health issues occur, such as an asthma attack, or other emergencies such as a fire, self bondage can be fatal if the person can’t release themselves in time to deal with the emergency.

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