A very common way to tie the chest is to make a horizontal structure that creates a ladder. These are commonly used as a structural element to attach another part of the body to it. Both the wraps or the stems can be used as an anchor point. Alternate names: Shinju 真珠 (pearl), munenawa 胸縄 (chest rope).

Ladder Chest Harness

A classic is to have two wraps, one above, and one under the pectoral muscle and continue the structure over the shoulders to prevent it from sliding down.

Practice Time!

Design your own chest harness starting with a single column tie around the chest as the base for an horizontal structure.

Self evaluation checklist:

  • Frictions are tight and compact with no undesired twist
  • Wraps are flat against the body, no uncomfortable twists
  • Tension is even across the tie
  • Is the tie symmetric?
  • Pull on the tie in different direction to measure it’s solidity

Exploration ideas:

  • Play with the number of wraps, and the number of ropes per wraps
  • Try different placement of wraps, what works best for the chest being tied?
  • Try different designs with the shoulder rope (half hitch fish shape, twists or more complex frictions)
  • Try different positions of the arms when tying, notice that chest gets more narrow with the arms up
  • Try different starting point? Over the pectorals, or under the breasts, or at the waist?
  • Flip your tie and put the front in the back and vice versa. Do you prefer the main stem in the front or in the back?
  • Is the sensation more pleasurable when the wraps are tights or loose? Are there a parts of the body more sensitive than others, and it is better better to squeeze or to keep looser in these locations?
  • Tie the harness without changing position (being in front, or behind your partner)

Credit: M: Ebi McKnotty R/P: AlexK7

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