The traditional armbinder is one of the sexiest rope ties possible. It can be challenging to implement if you don't have a bottom who can naturally touch her elbows behind their back. Having an assistant handy to help hold arms close together when trying this tie for the first time is a good idea. Also, make sure your bottom has thoroughly stretched before attempting this tie to prevent any muscle or tendon damage and please don't force it past his or her ability to endure.
Model: June St. Paul
Standard Safety disclaimer: Bondage is fun but it can also be dangerous. Ropes that are too tight or in the wrong place can cut off blood flow or cause nerve damage. It is your responsibility to ensure that you play safely. Whatever you do, have fun doing it!
Step 1 - Start with a larks head just above the elbows.
Step 2 - Pull the elbows together with your arm while pulling the rope tight.
Step 3 - Wrap the running end upwards towards the shoulders.
This is the most critical portion of the tie. It is where you must work quickly and maintain tension because that first larks head is putting a lot of pressure on the ulnar nerve and you want to alleviate that as quickly as possible. As always, your particular bottom can have a huge impact on how much leeway you have in this operation.
Step 4 - Pull the tails of the running end through the "reverse bight" created by the larks head.
Step 5 - Pull the running end all the way through, under the wraps and between the elbows to and then come back over to create a cinch and complete the anchor point for the rest of the tie.
Step 6 - Pick a spot just below the elbows to start a "ladder tie" element. Go left or right, it doesn't matter. Holding a finger to stabilize the rope as shown may be helpful.
Step 7 - Feed under the stem and reverse direction.
Step 8 - Go back around the arm and come through the reverse bight.
Step 9 - Repeat.
There are no decorative or stabilizing elements here but you could add some form of "friction" or knot like a munters hitch as decoration before moving to the next ladder element.
Step 10 - When you've reached the wrists, it will be almost impossible to create a cinch there so just create a bar wrap back up the center stem and tie it off.
Step 11 - Enjoy.
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