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BDSM and the St. Andrew’s Cross

BDSM and the St. Andrew's Cross

BDSM and the St. Andrew's Cross If you have kept up with my blogs, you will know that I, Mike Hatcher is a very romantic and religious guy. Which brings me to this exciting blog on bondage. Bondage (BDSM) is a sexual activity in which one party is voluntarily tied down so all parties may gain pleasure from the act. One of the most popular furniture of the BDSM lifestyle is the St. Andrew’s Cross. No, it is not a cross you wear around your neck. It is a piece of furniture that provides a safe restraining of the wrists, waist and ankles that is used for spanking, sexual teasing and other bondage related activities.

The St. Andrew’s Cross is easy to manufacture and versatile to use, thus making it one of the most commonly used furniture in bondage-related activities. It can be bought from BDSM companies, however, some practitioners tend to make their own. The bondage furniture is usually attached to a wall, but some advance BDSM practitioners attach the furniture to a central hinge. When this kind of furniture is being positioned as freestanding, it must have a frame for support. To improve the stability and safety of a St. Andrew’s Cross, make sure to include a footrest.

The final position of a subject when secured on a St. Andrew’s Cross, is in a spread-eagle position. The submissive partner can be attached to the St. Andrews Cross with his/her front or back facing the cross. Being restrained while facing the cross is the commonly used position for whipping or spanking. If a partner is restrained with their back facing the cross, it is for the purpose of other bondage-related acts and sexual teasing. When the Cross is attached to a central hinge, it makes it easier for the subject to be inverted or spun.

BDSM and the St. Andrew's Cross

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When it comes to BDSM, there are a lot of toys, tools and furniture that can be used to increase sexual stimulation. However, the St. Andrew’s Cross has its own benefits and here are a few to keep in mind.

Easy To Use – one of the great things about this kind of BDSM furniture is that it is non-complicated to use. It does not involve a lot of complicated contraptions so even a newbie can give it a try. The submissive partner only needs to surrender his or her wrist and arm, and they are ready for some BDSM action.

Safe – if properly setup, the St. Andrew’s Cross is relatively safe. Unlike other BDSM furniture or tools that can potentially lead to something dangerous, this BDSM furniture safe even in the hands of beginners.

Less threatening – for individuals who are experimenting with the BDSM lifestyle for the first time, this kind of furniture is less-threatening than others. It’s a much easier way of easing individuals into the whole new world of BDSM. You and your partner can take it slow as you explore the pleasures of the BDSM lifestyle.

Versatile – A St. Andrew’s Cross is versatile. Partners can engage in a wide range of bondage related actives that may lead to mind-blowing sexual pleasure.

If you’re in the South Florida area the weekend of Nov. 23rd, stop by the Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach Resort for SLSeXchange: Leather & Lace LifeStyle Event. They will have a BDSM playroom for veterans and newbies of the lifestyle to enjoy.