Day 41: Asymmetry
Asymmetry can be the main intent, or it can be the natural result of the tying process. Creating imbalance in a tie that already creates restriction in the entire body pushes the feeling of helplessness further. Asymmetry is a concept that can take many shapes and forms, it’s an interesting exercise in creativity that require listening and adapting to the body being tied.
There are lots of elements in a hogtie that can be moved or changed to create asymmetry. Is the asymmetry in the upper body, lower body, or both? Is the body itself in an asymmetric position, or is it only the rope pattern? Combine different ideas you like and make them different on each side.
Binding the Toes
An interesting way to create different shapes with the hog tie, is to play with micro bondage and include the toes in the tie. Check with your partner how ticklish they are before tying on bare feet.
Progressively create a hog tie and explore hot each side can be different
- Tension is more gentle on finger and toes
- The rope stays in place when moving in the tie
- Pull the tie in different directions; how does it hold?
- Use different methods used to tie each leg (Ex: single column tie on one side, frog tie on the other)
- Focus on the asymmetry of the upper body vs lower body.
- Try tying one side tighter than the other
- Explore how tying in the feet can influence the feeling of imbalance
- Try tying in the shoes, high heals in particular have a lot of possibilities
Inspirations and Resources
Credit: Frog tie asymmetric tie M: Nathaniel Flumen R/P: Ebi McKnotty – Chaos asymmetry M: FreakyFerret R/P: Ebi McKnotty – Toe hog tie M: Miss_Soffia R/P: Ebi McKnotty
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