Breath Control Bondage

Breath control bondage is considered exciting and arousing for people who derive pleasure from the physical sensation of being deprived of oxygen.

There will always come a time when couples or partners will decide that everyday sex can be taken to a whole new level. The suggestion to introduce rough play during lovemaking could come from one partner, or it could be a natural progression between lovers who’ve come to understand and anticipate each other’s needs – and what the other may or may not be into.

Consensual rough sex can take many forms: sensation play, sensory deprivation, or psychological bondage. There’s a whole new realm of erotic possibilities out there for the couple whose relationship is based on complete trust and understanding. Perhaps you’re in a relationship where you decide you’d be willing to try anything. But would you consider the practice of breath control bondage?

Great sex means different things to different people. For many it can be just another enjoyable part of daily life. And for some others, it could be a time of taking things closer to the edge, where moments of intense pleasure go hand in hand with intense danger – sometimes in ways that’s almost…lethal.

Rough sex and danger are somewhat synonymous – that’s what makes it so appealing to certain couples. The over-the-top thrill, the edginess you won’t find with mainstream lovemaking. Engaging in an exercise that could go either way (life or death), as is the case in breath play – is actually a rush for some and takes their orgasmic delights to greater heights.

Breath Control Bondage Filled with Risk

Lovers who wish to seek pleasure from breath control bondage need to know it has its highs – as well as lows. This form of breath play during sex (also known as erotic strangulation) is filled with risks even when practiced with a loving partner.

That’s the reason why there should be a system of safety procedures which allows this form of rough sex to be practiced. Breath control bondage is considered exciting and arousing for people who derive pleasure from the physical sensation of being deprived of oxygen. It causes a feeling of light-headedness, even unconsciousness, when the supply of oxygen is restricted. In the same vein, the other partner gets the kick, that psychological rush, arising from cutting off a lover’s air supply during sex. Intensely stimulating, yet potentially harmful.

Starving the brain of oxygen, even for brief periods, has its price if this form of play is practiced over time. Is the risk of cumulative brain damage – and sometimes even death – really worth the erotic gains? Thousands of couples seem to think so, as this is a widely practiced area of rough sex which is definitely not restricted to the dungeons-and-leather variety.

Ordinary couples have sought to explore this powerful range of sexual experience despite its considerable risks. It would be only right to send out a caution that accidental deaths have occurred during this kind of practice and it is in the best interests of a couple to take the necessary steps to ensure that no permanent harm is done.

Breath control bondage involves one partner controlling the other’s breathing. Rough sex practiced in its many forms usually provides a consensual encounter where one person receives control given by the other, for their mutual enjoyment.

Erotic asphyxia or oxygen deprivation is no different. This practice allows couples to enjoy rough sex with erotic strangulation, which releases endorphin or that chemical high occurring when blood supply to the brain is suppressed as pressure is applied to the neck’s carotid arteries.

The sensation of being strangled during sex is considered an intense sensual experience for lovers who take part in this form of play. If you’re considering breath control bondage with your partner, then you’re one of countless couples fascinated by this practice. You’ve probably heard about how great it gets. Well yes, it’s true: erotic asphyxiation does heighten sexual pleasure.

There’s the control part, that feeling of power when you exert the pressure either on the nose, face, neck or even chest of your partner. It could be through the traditional way of squeezing with hands around the jugular. There’s no need for any toys or props and it’s visually more appealing to watch. However the risk is greater here especially in terms of exerting the right amount of strength without crushing or completely choking.

Couples have sat down to discuss carefully the different options available and you and your lover can work out which is best for you. Some use the choke-hold option that’s common in wrestling, or by simply pinching the partner’s nostrils and also covering their mouth with your palm. An added edge is to press a heavy object on the chest or binding it tightly thereby cutting off oxygen completely.

There is also the use of belts, which can be tightened to taste using the many holes in it. Additionally, there’s the option of a bag over the head. It’s really possible to enjoy different modes once you and your partner decide to try out choking or breath control bondage. Some have noted that it can truly be addicting, especially as orgasms and oxygen are so correlated.

Why and how is this so? It’s basic science really: the less oxygen you receive, the better it gets and the more powerful the orgasm. This happens because breath control bondage restricts that flow of blood carrying oxygen to the brain, causing orgasm to come much easily as you feel more and more lightheaded.

For those seeking this extreme thrill you will find that, when practiced carefully, it is a technique you’d want to experience again and again during rough sexual play. It takes one to a dark, fathomless depth not found in many other scenes. But it can easily go wrong.

Breath Control Bondage Rough SexThat’s the reason why, with every form of sexual play involving one’s control over another, the introduction of cautionary steps is key. For example, the use of safe words. Or in this case, safe signals, as you won’t be able to actually speak, most times! It could be just a pinch or a few quick taps if it all gets too unbearable or intense.

Up to 1000 people die practicing breath control bondage, either alone or with a partner. Beginners in this form of play should take things slow, discuss with each other about what they believe are their limits of endurance or control in such situations.

What experts advise is that true suffocation should not occur – which means no one should actually restrict a lover from breathing. Bottom line: absolutely don’t; never ever consider cutting someone’s oxygen off through any means. There are “safe” modes of practicing breath play whereby you can actually “control” your lover’s breathing without actually cutting it off completely. That has the potential of being incredibly dangerous even among hard-core professionals.

A wrong move, one moment of pressure held on for too long, lack of communication and miscalculation can all lead to unwanted results. This is because even less than a minute of suffocation can lead to death, not caused by the breath play itself but by the heart attack taking place within 15 -20 minutes later. People will still indulge in high risk erotic breath control bondage no matter what you tell them.

Breath Control Bondage Tips

For those wanting to practice a safer version of breath control bondage for their sexual pleasure, then there are a few tips:

  • Remember to ensure that the subject is able to breathe at all times – no exception. Communicate with each other all through the session. Establish a safety gesture and watch for it closely at all times.
  • Find the safe spot to “strangle”, which is mainly above the Adam’s apple or hyoid bone (right under the jaw). Squeeze lightly upwards, just enough for partner to still be able to breathe as well as speak, though perhaps not as normal.
  • Avoid putting pressure on delicate areas such as the hyoid bone as death occurs if broken. In fact all handling of the windpipe, especially the carotid artery (down the side of the neck) should be light as it is easily crushed and cuts off oxygen to the brain, which can be fatal.
  • You need to use methods of breath control bondage that you can actually, well, control. So this means putting a cord around your partner’s neck is out of the question. It’s virtually impossible to know how much pressure is applied which makes it hard to gauge for safety. So really, rope strangulation is not an option if you wish to play safe.

No matter how tempting it feels to go the extra length to actually cut off a person’s oxygen, don’t give in to it. Many have found that the true enjoyment of breath control bondage lies in being able to enjoy that feeling of power, in contrast to the sense of vulnerability linked with choking, without the necessity of actually putting anyone in real danger. If this is a twist you feel will go well with your next rough sex session, why not start to discover your erotic breath play horizons?

Published by Rosie Raphaelle

Her mission is to show women how to have fun, safe and meaningful sex. Her sex tips articles has been published in many women's magazines.

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