Franklin Veaux (tacit) wrote,
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How to Tie a Star-Shaped Body Harness

Note: This is part 8 of an occasional ongoing "how to" series on BDSM.

Part 1 of the series, How to Tie a Rope Harness Part I, is here.
Part 2 of the series, How to Tie a Frog Tie, is here.
Part 3 of the series, How to Tie a Shinju, is here.
Part 4 of the series, How to Make a Custom Dildo out of Ice, is here.
Part 5 of the series, How to Make a Spikey Decorative Collar, is here.
Part 6 of the series, Theory and Practice of Ginger Figging, is here.
Part 7 of the series, Rape Fantasy and Resistance Play, is here.
As you can probably figure out, most of these tutorials are really, really not work-safe.

This particular tutorial is not work-safe, photographically or in text. It shows and describes an unusual rope harness shaped like a five-pointed star. If it sounds like it's up your alley, clicky the link!



This fun and unusual rope harness is quite lovely to look at. It's also surprisingly easy to make, and works well on both men and women. Like other body harnesses, it doesnot restrict movement by itself, but it can be used to attach other ropes to if you want tokeep your partner from moving around too much.

This harness can be made with just about any kind of rope. For this tutorial, I used cheap cottom/poly clothesline from a dollar store. You'll have to experiment to find out how much you'll need; with thin rope like this, 35' or so is usually enough, but with thicker rope you'll need more.

There aren't any knots in this harness, except at the very end, so it's perfect for folks who don't know how to tie knots. It's also quite comfortable to wear under clothes.

Like other harnesses, you'll start this harness by finding the center of the rope. To make this easier, once you've found the midpoint of your rope, tie a small piece of thread or string around it or mark it with a Sharpie; that way, you never have to search for it again.

This harness starts out with a simple shinju, even simpler than the one that I talk about here. So if breast bondage is your thing and you'd like to learn to make a quick and easy shinju (breast harness), just follow the first few steps of these instructions.

How to make a karada rope harness: step 1

First, find the center point of the rope. TLoop the rope around your partner's chest, just below the breasts (if your partner is female) or just above the bottom of the sternum (if your partner is male). Then, bring the rope back around the front of your partner's body, above the breasts or high up on the torso.

Bring the rope back around behind your partner's back, under your partner's arm...

...and pass it through the loop you've already made.

From there, it goes up over one shoulder and back down between the breasts or the center of the chest.

Loop it underneath the bottom rope, right between the breasts, then bring it back up over the other shoulder. Then bring it down the back and through the loop again.

If you want to make a shinju, that's it, you're done. Just tie the rope right there and that's all there is to it.

If you want to keep going to make the star, after you pass the rope through the loop in the back, bring it back up over the same shoulder again, like you see in the second picture above. Then...

...bring it across the front of your partner's body and under your partner's arm, right where the upper rope goes around your partner's torso. Bring it behind your partner's back, through the loop again, then back up your partner's other shoulder.

Finally, do the same thing again. Across your partner's body, behind your partner's back, and tie it to the loop in the middle of your partner's back. That's it! you're done.

If you still have a lot of rope left and you want to, you can use it to tie your partner's wrists together behind his or her back, which is kind of fun.

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