Tying and Flying: Bondage for Self-Suspension

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Self-suspension can be used for dynamic movement, exploring intense sensation, performance, learning partnered bondage, ritual, and more. This first-ever guide to self-suspension takes a thorough and nondogmatic approach, including everything from meticulous safety information to practical step-by-step rope bondage instruction. Beautiful color photography with a diverse range of self-suspenders is featured throughout. Whether you’re brand new to rope or you already have years of practice, this reflective and nuanced approach has something for you! Preparing your body to both tie and be tied, building a rope kit, communicating with a spotter, creating a self-suspension community, assessing risk, and much more are all discussed. There are hundreds of instructional photos and detailed explanations of ties, including multiple variations on chest and hip harnesses as well as leg ladder, mermaid, bent leg ties and much more. After how to build a solid foundation is explained, in-air skills including upline theory and practical management plus a wide variety of specific self-suspension rigs are covered.

Author Shay Tiziano is a renowned self-suspender based in San Francisco, with more than a decade of experience educating and performing around the world. This book combines her movement-focused, fun, and attainable approach with quotes and perspectives from many other self-suspenders.

DISCLAIMER:

This book is intended to supplement your learning and provide suggestions for harm reduction; it is not a substitute for in-person instruction and utilizing your own judgment. 

No form of bondage is ever without risk. Self-bondage is dangerous, even potentially deadly. Self-suspension is an aerial activity with many inherent dangers. There is always a chance of injury regardless of how experienced you are, safety measures you have in place, who is spotting you, or who your teacher(s) is/are. While you may be able to take steps to minimize risk, self-suspension is never a completely safe activity, and the dangers can be unpredictable. 

Never tie alone or without appropriate instruction. Consult your doctor before attempting potentially strenuous activities like self-suspension. Should you decide to attempt any bondage activities, including those shown in this book, you agree to assume full responsibility for your actions and further agree that everyone involved in this book’s writing, design, publication, photography, and so on has no liability for your actions.

Although the author and others involved in the production of this book have made every effort to ensure that the information in this book is correct at press time, they do not assume and hereby disclaim any liability to any party for any loss, damage, or disruption caused by errors or omissions, whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident, or any other cause. The advice and strategies contained herein may not be suitable for your situation. Neither the author nor any others involved producing this book shall be liable for any loss of profit or any other commercial damages, including but not limited to special, incidental, consequential, or other damages.




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