What is “Cohesive Bandage”?
Cohesive Bandage, self-adhesive bandage, or Coban is a type of bandage or wrap that is used for medical purposes. They are often used in BDSM as a replacement for binds, blindfolds, fist mitts, or head support.
Self-adhesive bandage generally stick to any surface but itself. It does not contain any glue-like substance, which may be an irritant or painful to remove from skin and hair. Cohesive bandages or wraps have elastic qualities that also make them ideal for use as a compression bondage. these qualities make them ideal for use in BDSM, bondage, or forms of sensory deprivation play.
Cohesive bandages, sometimes called bondage wrap, can be used for various bondage, shibari, and kinbaku ties or other situations for which ropes are not available. They can be used in place of cuffs for restraint with bondage furniture for a softer solution. Cohesive bandage make excellent improvised blindfold or cleave bandages as well. Bondage wrap of this nature may also be used in mummification play or to simulate mitts, removing the ability of a sub to use their hands.
Dos, Don’ts & Tips
- Cohesive bandages and bondage wrap can make it easier to introduce a partner to bondage.
- The softer, more familiar fabric may be less stressful to try out.
- Like rope or other forms of bondage, be sure tension on the elastic is not too high. This could cause muscle discomfort or affect circulation.
- When using Coban in Bondage, it is important to have a safety shear or hook readily available.
- If the bandages become uncomfortable or a submissive panics and use a safeword, they should be removed immediately.
Related Fetishes and Practices
Aside from Sensory Deprivation and Bondage, Coban is also used in the mummification type of play. Being that cohesive bandages originated from medical use, they are common in Doctor/Nurse and medical fetish play. Cobans are a great alternative to rope for breast bondage, their thinner nature may help grip the flesh of the breast easier.