What is Shrimp Tie?
The Ebi (Shrimp) Tie is a type of Kinbaku bondage or Japanese bondage. The legs are tied in a standard cross leg position and bound around the thighs or ankles. The neck and shoulders are then tied to the legs, forcing the submissive to bend over at the waist.
Ebi tie is also referred to as shrimp tie due to the knees being widely spread, having a resemblance to the legs of the shrimp. In the Ebi Shrimp Tie position, when the upper body is forcibly bent down, a burning sensation is sent through the body. This sensation can be stressful for the body if someone remains in such a position for a long duration of time.
This tie is a very effective punishment and also adds an aspect of predicament bondage. If the Dom knocks the submissive over it is very difficult to right themselves or they may be forced to lay in an awkward position.
Dos, Don’ts & Tips
- In this type of bondage, it is important to ensure that the restraint person can breathe freely at all times.
- The individual should also not be held in such a position beyond their capacity.
- Damage can also be done to the nerves in the blood vessels in the back of the neck as well as the cervical vertebrae of the spinal column.
- The damage can be done either by sustained or sharp pressure.
Related Fetishes and Practices
The Reverse Shrimp Tie is a position wherein the knees are bound inward, the ankles are tied to the neck instead of a chest harness, restricting movement. The subject usually lies on his/her belly and the ankles are drawn to the back, like a hogtie bondage.
The Shrimp Tie also has similarities with the Lotus Tie. The name was coined because of its similarity to the lotus position in yoga. It is a position where the legs are crossed while sitting in a meditative position wherein the feet are placed on the opposite thighs.