Basic selfbondage techniques and devices
Selfbondage Boxtie
By Anonymous

  • 1 x Steel O-Ring 2" diameter
  • 2 x 20 feet rope 1/4" diameter or greater
  • 1 x 6 feet rope 1/4" diameter or greater
  • 1 x Cable-tie (Zip-tie)
  • 1 x Wire Cutters (and/or Pair of EMT Scissors)
  • Basic Knowledge of Knots
  • Emergency Escape System

The first thing that is needed is to create the wrist coil so that it is snug but not so tight that it cuts off circulation. Knot the 6 foot rope to form a large loop, a Reef Knot is fine but I use a Fisherman's Knot. Coil this loop 5 or 6 times to shrink it down to size. Place both your wrists through the coil together, then twist them to form a figure-8 in the coil. How tight does that feel? To loose, to tight. An addition loop in the coil will tighten the coil and the reverse is true, you could also move the knot.

You should now know how many times you need to feed to rope though the o-ring to create the wrist coil.

With the wrist coil suitably created it's time to move on. Fasten the o-ring to the first of the longer ropes at it's midpoint, I use a Larks head for this as I don't want the ring to slide around.

With the ring in place it's time to create the harness to hold the wrist coil in place in the middle of your back. In this case I use a modified Bikini/Yoke Harness (which I learnt from BondageU)

In this case you start with the ring held in the centre of your back and wrap the rope under your left arm, around your front, back under your right arm and then feed it through the ring. (Your could go right then left, the choice is your's)

You now have a loop of rope wrapped around your upper chest just beneath your arms.

Now bring the rope back under your right arm, then up over your right shoulder. Then pass the rope behind your neck (in the manner of a yoke), down the front of your left shoulder and under your left arm.

From here feed the rope back through the ring and then up and over your left shoulder again.

This is a go place to stop and check that the ring is still in the middle of your back, and to check that the rope around your chest isn't so tight as to restrict your breathing.

Remember breathing is important.

From your shoulder bring the rope down and wrap it round the chest rope and bring back up and over your right shoulder.

It should't matter whether you go down under the chest rope and up over it, or if you go down over the chest rope and up under it.

From the right shoulder bring the rope down and through the ring again. Then bring it back up to the yoke behind the neck. This makes a good place to tie the harness off, as it is rather difficult to reach with your hand's trapped in the wrist coil.

To tie the harness off I tend to bring the ropes up over the yoke and then down under it. Split them so they are separated by themselves, and then tie off the harness. Again a Reef Knot is fine.

The image left should give you a idea as to how this should end up.

Please Note: I tend to double the ropes over the shoulders to reduce to chances of the ropes digging in uncomfortably.

This next bit is optional, but here it is.

Much like the wrist coil set-up, the body-coil (20ft rope number 2) requires careful adjustment to ensure it is just tight enough.

Knot the rope into a large loop and then coil it 5 or 6 times. Then place the rope around your body under your arms.

We'll start with the right arm (because that's the one I drew). Bring your arm up and under the ropes, then over and down to create a figure-8 in the body-coil with your body in one loop and your upper arm in the other.

Then repeat with your left arm.

This coil is quite awkward to adjust to an appropriate tightness. As you need it tight enough that it won't slip off your upper arm past your elbows. Yet at the same time you need to avoid placing to much pressure around your chest. Remember breathing is important.

Getting this right will likely require several attempts.

Now its time for the end game.

Placing one hand through the wrist coil (yes it is a hand, you can see the fingers...ish), taking care not to tangle the strands. Then slide a looped cable-tie up around the wrist coil until as much of the coil is through the cable-tie as possible.

Next is the difficult bit.

You need to pass your other hand though the coil in the same direction as the first. So that when your arms are crossed behind your back the wrist-coil form a figure-8 around your wrists.

At this point there should be a cable-tie looped around the crossed ropes and between your wrists.

This is the point where getting out goes from difficult to virtually impossible. So... are you going to pull that cable-tie tight?

Getting Out?

This is where the Wire Cutters come in, if you are fortunate you may be able to snip the cable-tie cinching the wrist coil and then be able you work you hands loose.

If not your going to have to cut the wrist coil with the scissors to free your hands. Try to avoid the harness if you can, there's a lot more rope involved in that.


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