Suspension – It is not just for your cars anymore!

There are many different forms of body modifications or body rituals that could be experienced by a person. One of the most extreme forms of these body rituals is the art of suspension. This type of body art ritual has been around for many years, was used to test or challenge the endurance of the body and mind of a person. Not everyone is cut out to try  the experience of suspension, only an individual knows if they can handle the entire ritual.


What is Suspension?


Suspension is basically where a person is hung from large hooks throughout the body to keep them in the air. Generally there is a team of people helping with this ritual because there is so much work that goes into preparing for this “life changing” event.


Some people think of this ritual as “life changing” because it forces the body to work together in dealing with the physical pain and the mental aspects of this act. However, depending on the person, this event may also affect the person’s spiritual well being.  There is no real preparation that can be done for the physical pain but as far as the mental part of this ritual, there are some things that can be done to mentally prepare for a suspension.  A few of the main things in being mentally prepared for a suspension is to make sure you want to do this, is understanding the positive and negative outcomes that could happen, and being very calm, relaxed and in an all around great state of mind. Deep meditation is also a very good way in getting mentally prepared for the suspension ritual.


How Must You Prepare For Suspension?


When preparing for a suspension ritual it is crucial that professionals are on hand. Temporary piercings are usually done at the time that the suspension is going to be done. These piercings are done with a regular piercing needle then inserted into the holes are large flesh hooks, usually a deep sea fishing hook. Some professionals will use the hooks themselves to do the piercings. Depending on the type of suspension that is going to be attempted and the person’s body weight and size, will decide the placements and number of the hooks.


The most common type of suspension that is done is the suicide suspension; this is where hooks are placed into the back and the person is lifted vertically. O-Kee-Pa suspension is where hooks are placed into the chest and the person is hung vertically. Superman suspension is another popular type of suspensions; it is where the person will be horizontal with their face downward.


Other types or positions of suspensions are:


  • coma (horizontal facing upward)
  • lotus (lotus position)
  • knee (hanging upside down)
  • calf (vertical upside down)
  • crucifix (much like suicide suspension but adding hooks to the arms)
  • resurrection suspension (hanging from torso)

After the hooks are in place they are hooked to a suspension rig with either a chain or a rope. The suspensions rig allows the weight to be evenly dispersed to each hook when the person is being lifted into the air. For some first timers, there are extra chains or ropes that are put on the person, not with hooks, to help them get into the air and become comfortable with the suspension. Depending on the person and the experience of this person can determine the length (minutes to hours) in which one is suspended into the air.


When the suspension ritual is done, the person is carefully lowered back down from the air. The sooner that the hooks are removed the less likely they are to cause extreme pain. After the hooks have been removed the air that has gotten into the skin needs to be expelled. Some people do not want to do this though. The wounds are cleaned. A scab will start to appear where the hooks were in place. Clean the spots where the hooks were like you would any other wound are recommended.  There are many different negative things that could happen during this ritual, such as the hooks being ripped out. If you are going to do this amazing form of body art rituals it is important that you do your homework and find the professionals that can guide you into the direction of a successful suspension.


Find it too scary? Try your body’s compatibility with body jewelry, less adventurous but still a lot of fun!



Play Piercing – Are you Game?

Humans are constantly pushing their bodies to the limits, testing their pain thresholds, tolerances and sexual endeavors. For some people pain and sex go hand in hand. They use pain to enhance sexual desires. In the body modification world play piercing is not always just for the hell of it, but it can also be done to spice up sexual experiences.


Play piercing is basically when needles are pierced into the skin without inserting and leaving a piece of jewelry in the hole. The needles are inserted so that both ends of it stick out of the skin, a secant position. This type of piercing is done just for the enjoyment of procedure rather than for aesthetic purpose. The types of needles that are usually used are sterile hypodermic needles.Like when any other type of piercing, a clean sterile environment is the best way to prevent infections. Play piercing kits are available that include everything needed to do this in the most sterile way. The needles can be arranged so that a design can be seen, such as a star. Some people like to put the needles into the skin so that a corset can be laced around them or small objects can be hung from them. The different sensations of the needles being moved, tugged, or twisted can play into the BDSM scene. Play piercing was started in the BDSM community and is widely accept among people in the BDSM community.
Cock and ball torture is one way that play piercing is used in the bedroom to enhance a sexual experience. Some men will put a ball weight on their scrotum, forcing the skin to be pulled tight and then they will begin to pierce their scrotum with hypodermic needles. Some men allow their significant other to do the play piercing into their scrotum if they trust them enough. For some men play piercing into the scrotum or the shaft of the penis is very ecstatic. Women even enjoy the feelings of play piercing in the vagina or other parts of the body.


This type of body piercing is not permanent. The needles are meant to be removed after the experience is done. After the needles have been removed the wounds need to be cleaned and cared for to prevent infection. Before practicing play piercing again the wounds need to be healed completely or the piercings should be put in different spots.


How to Measure for a Glans or Cock Ring

There are many different reasons why a man will chose to get or try out a cock ring or a glans ring. The purpose of a cock ring is to slow the blood flow to make the erection be more sensitive and last longer. The cock ring can be placed anywhere on the shaft of the penis however it works better if it is put on the penis closest to the body. Some men just enjoy the pressure caused by wearing a ring and some like it for the looks of it. A glans ring is supposed to be positioned right after the head of the penis. The most important part in selecting a glans ring or a cock ring is make sure to get the right size for you. Serious issues can arise if the ring is too tight.


The best way to measure the penis for the perfect fitting glans ring or cock ring is by using a string, a marking pen, and a ruler. To make sure that either the cock ring or glans ring fits best, there will need to be two measurements done.


The first measurement should be done while the penis is flaccid and the second should be done while the penis is erect. While measuring, it is important not to pull the penis skin tight because this will not give accurate measurements. Wrap the string around the penis and mark on the string with either a pen or marker where the sting comes together. Then lay the string out on the ruler; that is the first measurement.
After the circumference has been written down from both flaccid and erect positions they need to be converted to a decimal. Then the decimal needs to be divided by 3.14 (which is pie). That answer then needs to be changed back into fraction form, and that is the correct inner diameter ring size that is right for you. Just a side note, it is a good idea to round up to ensure that the ring is not too tight.


If for any reason the glans ring or cock ring starts to irritate the penis, it should be removed right away. Generally the only way to remove a cock ring is when the penis is not erect. If numbness or pain starts for any reason, the ring should be take off immediately. The glans ring and cock ring can be a lot of fun, that’s why it is important to get the correct measurements to avoid having any issues.


If you are having trouble finding the measurement that is right for you, email us here at The Chain Gang and we can help you with the conversions.


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