Today we got the question, which cuffs are best to use for a hogtie. Well, we would like to explain that below.
What is a hogtie?
A hogtie is the tying of the hands and feet behind the back. Often the person who is tied lies on their stomach. That is not very comfortable, but that is precisely the intention. Hogtie is an English expression that comes from the days of the cowboys. They tied pigs and other livestock together with all their legs to keep them from running away. This way of tying up is also used in certain gangster customs. The victim is then placed on the stomach, hands and feet bound together and an extra loop around the neck. The tension on the neck can only be stopped by keeping the feet and arms tense. Eventually, the victim will cramp and wants to stretch the legs, tightening the loop around the neck and causing the victim to suffocate himself.
In bondage, a hogtie means that the submissive person is tied up in a position where the ankles and wrists are tied together behind their back with the help of rope or cuffs for the purpose of erotic pleasure. A hogtie is very easy to apply, but at the same time very effective to keep a person’s freedom of movement to a minimum.
There are many ways to apply a hogtie. Usually it involves tying the wrists and ankles together, but sometimes the hogtie is combined with a frogtie (a form of bondage where the heels are tied to the thighs, making the tied person look like a frog – hence the name) or a pretzel (which also involves strapping the forearms up to the elbow, tying the big toes together, and applying a gag). Sometimes only the wrists are cuffed to the ankles (left to left, right to right) in order not to block access to the genitals. The closer the wrists and ankles are brought together, the tighter the bondage feels and the more difficult it is for the tied person to move.
As with all forms of bondage, it is important that the person who is tied up can breathe freely and that the tension on the muscles does not last too long. Therefore always speak a safe word or signal or to end the game as soon as desired. Even if the mouth and nose are clear, breathing can be difficult if the head is tied back and too much tension on the chest muscles. It is also important to prevent the blood circulation from being tied off too much.
Hogtie: the means
Of course you can use rope for any kind of bondage. Each type of rope has its advantages. The disadvantage of rope is that it takes a long time for someone to be tied and also that it takes a long time to release someone. That can of course be a choice, especially if the act of tying up itself creates the necessary excitement. Others find it more pleasant to be bound and liberated quickly and more easily and to bring more variation into the hogtie play.
A great starter set for hogtie bondage is the five-piece cuff set. With this hogtie set you can make a classic hogtie, but you can also combine the cuffs. With the help of the Velcro you can easily turn two cuffs into one cuff that fits both wrists or both ankles at the same time. Moreover, the Velcro makes the cuffs easily adjustable. These sets are made of sturdy material and are particularly multifunctional! If you already have wrist and ankle cuffs, you can also buy the middle piece separately. And if you already have several bondage items in your possession, you can also connect them together with double carabiners. This is a cheap and effective way to expand your bondage practices.
Furthermore, you can of course let your imagination run wild. A hogtie is also nice to combine with a spreader bar. There are many types of spreader bars that you can use in a hogtie position. For example, this soft spreader bar where wrists and ankles are tied together. Spreader bars come in different sizes and materials.
You can also use a harness in combination with a hogtie. With this Easy Access Thight Sling you can, for example, make a frog tie (and variations thereof). And some bondage sets can be adjusted in such a way that they can also be used for hogties. This set from Zado, for example, consists of a leather collar, two bracelets, two wristbands and two anklets that can all be attached to a chain. You can do this at any place you want.