Bunny Ties

Bunny Tie - Example 1

The Bunny Tie, also known as the Pillow Tie and by other names, is when the wrists are tied together in front of the body and then moved up over the head to a position behind the head or behind the neck, and held in that position in some fashion.  There are many ways to achieve this; this tutorial shows two of the most straight-forward.

One interesting thing about this tie is that it can be relatively forgiving and comfortable or it can be made extremely challenging and strict!  It all depends on how flexible your partner is and how far down their back you pull their wrists.

Safety considerations:

  • This position can be very stressful for some. As always, test things out with your partner to learn their limits.  Keep good communication open.  Do not leave your partner in this position for too long the first few times you try this position.  It may seem relatively comfortable at first, but the stress can build over time.
  • Wrists: Care must be taken to not allow bulky knots on the inside of the wrist.  Tie the cuffs more loosely than you normally would to allow space for adjustment as you shift your partner into the final position.
  • Neck: This position can move your partner’s neck and/or lower-back into positions that are not normal.  This adds to the stress of this position and can cause pain in places that are not even being touched by rope.
Coil of Rope

This tutorial features Natural 1/4″ (6mm) hemp.  It uses one 30′ (~9m) piece for Version 1, and one 10′ (~3m)  + one 15′ (~5m) piece for Version 2.

I use an amazing Natural hemp rope provided by my affiliate Twisted Monk.  Check them out!

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Video Contents:

  • Version 1 – Using a Lark’s Head Single Column (0:19)
  • Version 2 – Using a Load-bearing Double Column (6:19)
  • Artist’s Corner (8:42)

The position is simple, but it is not something that everyone can do. There are things you can do to control how challenging it will be.

The most straight-forward version of this tie begins with a Lark’s Head Single Column, brings the wrists into position and then ties the tail into a chest harness to keep the wrists in place. This version trades a little security for the benefit of not having any rope against the insides of the wrists as those wrists are being held in a stressful position.

If you find your partner able to wriggle out of the Single Column approach, or if you just want to add that additional level of security, you can start this tie with a Load-bearing Double Column instead.

This version adds security, but with the trade-off that you now have rope against the wrists. This can be managed but take extra care to have both you and your partner doing their finger checks. Direct them to tell you if they feel anything weird.

You can add more challenge and security to this tie in many ways. Here is an Artist’s Corner showing an additional strap added around the arms and head, going through the mouth. This strap is Triple-Column style – That is to say that a single strap is placed around the arms and head, but then cinches are added to both sides to seat the rope more firmly into the mouth and to keep your partner from being able to move the strap.

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