Predicament bondage

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In this situation, the model is faced with the predicament of choosing between remaining in an uncomfortable tiptoe position, or setting her weight down on her feet and having her nipples and hair painfully pulled by the ropes.

Predicament bondage is the art of restraining a person by bondage in such a way that there is a limited number of positions in which they can be, each of which are so uncomfortable that they are forced to shift their weight or position. Upon doing so, they place themselves in the other equally uncomfortable position. Alternatively, one submissive partner may be forced to choose one position that causes pain to another submissive partner whom they know and love, with the only other position they're able to choose being a position that causes pain to him/herself, so that psychologically you have the conundrum of being able to spare your loved one the pain, but only by submitting to pain yourself, or else you must make the oppsoite choice of being "selfish". This type of bondage is used in BDSM and power exchange play.[1][2][3]

A form of edge play,[4] it puts the subject between "a rock and a hard place" in having to choose or alternate between the two positions, each of which carry their own pain.[5] The default position is typically intended to cause muscle fatigue, such as standing on tiptoe, which forces the subject to choose a more physically painful position, for example letting themselves lower their weight and stand regularly while forcing a rope attached to their genitals to pull taut and cause pain.[1]

An example would be when a subject is tied in such a position so that remaining still will not cause any discomfort, but moving their body will pull on ropes, weights or other devices meant to cause them pain. The subject could then be tickled, sexually pleasured or otherwise enticed to move uncontrollably.[6]

In another example, the subject is forced to stand on tiptoe by tying their hands, breasts or hair to an upper point, or in a hunched position by tying their genitals or thighs to a lower point; causing increasing discomfort over time if he/she remains still, but sudden pain if the subject tries to fix their posture.[6]


  1. ^ a b CRC Press, Forensic and Medico-Legal Aspects of Sexual Crime, p. 148
  2. ^ Wiseman, Jay. " Erotic Bondage Handbook", 2000. p. 318
  3. ^ Sensuous, Sadie. "It's not about the whip", Trafford Publishing, 2003. p. 45
  4. ^ Sovereign House News, Predicament Bondage with Domina Skye
  5. ^, Predicament Bondage featuring Midori, March 2008
  6. ^ a b, Predicament Bondage