The current challenge for Tie Me Up Tuesday, is an arm restraint. Two versions require a partner and the one version was meant to be a self-tie.
THE ARM RESTRAINT
This is how the arm restraint is supposed to look. There was a link to a YouTube video for the tutorial, but I found myself having to play it over and over again to see the tie around the bicep.
I was so confused because his hand is sort of blocking what he did for part of the tie. So, for about 40 minutes, I would hit pause and rewind on the first like 10 seconds to watch it over and over again. You’d think I’d be an expert at those first the 10 seconds after watching it that many times, but I still felt like I was wearing a dunce cap.
Obviously, mine didn’t come out looking like Patrick Shibari’s version. Out of about twenty attempts, I only had two completed ones. If I had someone to tie me up, I think an arm restraint would definitely come out better.
FIRST SUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT
When I say successful, I use the term very loosely. I really mean that I got through all the steps even though I think some of them were incorrect.
My first successful attempt was done fully naked so I chose the black rope. Why? It may not standout when I have a black curtain, but I’m so pale that there is definitely a huge contrast between my skin and the rope haha.
This attempt took about fifteen tries to actually get to this point. I spent about two and a half hours that night and I was getting frustrated that it was not coming out right. Looking at these photos, I think that the problem was the fact that I have giant arms and boobs. So obviously, there’s no way this arm restraint would keep my arm snuggly pressed against my boob. My arm also seems to be short so where the elbow bends is slightly higher than my boob.
SECOND SUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT
I wasn’t happy with the first round of photos so I attempted to do the arm restraint again.
I wore some lacy black lingerie this time so I decided to go with the red rope. Red and black contrast pretty well and someone told me that the red looks pretty good against my skin.
Something went seriously wrong with this attempt. I thought it was going better than the first time around, but the rope looks like it’s all over the place. I’m a bit confused how Patrick Shibari got that loop in the rope on the outside of his elbow. The loop I had just sagged exactly like gravity had forced my boobs to do in the first attempt.
FINAL ARM RESTRAINT
Being the scatterbrain that I am, I completely forgot to use the new lights I got for the previous attempts. The final attempt (more like several final attempts) incorporated this wire that lights up. It almost looks like it glows in the dark and I’d compare it to a glow stick in wire form.
This is the final version of the arm restraint before I turned the light off. I used the purple rope and the white el wire. The battery pack for the el wire was tucked into the back of my panties haha.
These two images are the final version with the light off, flash on, and el wire. I wish I was a little cleaner with the application of the el wire, but with only one hand available, I think the quality of the wire work is to be expected.
Here we have the final version with the lights off, flash off, and el wire on. I bought a set of several colors of el wire on Amazon. Originally, I saw someone use it on Fetlife and thought it looked cool. The dominant said that he used el wire on his babygirl.
How did I fare compared to Patrick Shibari?
Yours Truly, The Sassy Sub Daily