I decide in the name of research to try something new. After discussing the compression and its beneficial feeling, reading up on hugging machines, Cardin’s findings and all things falling into this category I followed a suggestion to try something new.
Now to begin with I would like to state quite clearly this does not imply it is of sexual nature at all.
So with the open day of bondage, I decided to give it a try. There are studies as well as some articles in the magazine Psychology Today that feature the topic and how it can be beneficial for people with anxiety or autism.
Please do not attept to this at home as it really needs knowledge and expertise or you can inflict all sorts of injuries.
At first being in an environment like this did make me feel a little nervous but everybody was really nice and friendly. The first tie was a regular star chest harness. Yes, people, I am still fully clothed just because it says bondage it does not imply it is of sexual nature. It exuded a nice even compression on the chest which was kind of soothing. It was a familiar feeling that I have encountered with the weight jacket mentioned in a previous post.
Might as well go for the full
So after watching very interesting tying technics, people being suspended etc. I decided to give the full body a try. Curious and new to it all I was really sucking in all the impressions. Till I got blindfolded because I was not relaxing and was told: “I can see your brain ticking over”. Being blindfolded and tied up by strangers, most humans would be reeling in anxiety. Not me it was relaxing. I had to navigate through my nervousness, let my anxieties go and trust the people. The sensation was soothing and exciting at the same time. Exciting because I could not see so I was dependent on my hearing and voice. Soothing because this manmade immobility and blindness seemed to slow me in my tracks and force me to let go of my control and just be. All I could do was consent or not. There was no execution or decision to be made.
The sensation was soothing and exciting at the same time.
I would have like to have tried the suspension but I thought I do not need to go overboard the first time. I decided to start slowly, give myself a few days to evaluate if it is even for me and if I like it there is surely another time when it can be done. I chose it like mediation to stop my mind from ticking over and to slow me down, which worked brilliantly. I can imagine continuing it for the peaceful and therapeutic effect I found it had.