A basic karada can be made with a length of rope about 25’ long. involved is 40’ long, because that leaves a lot of extra rope for doing interesting things once the karada is made.
Most forms of rope harness begin by locating the center of the rope you’re using. To make this easier, once you’ve found the midpoint of your rope, tie a small piece of thread or string around it; that way, you never have to search for it again.
- First, find the center point of the rope. The center of the rope drapes around the back of the person’s neck. Bring the ends of the rope around one another three times; these three twists will become the three diamonds you see in the front of the finished rope harness.
- Bring the two ends of the rope between the person’s legs
- Then up and apart on the other side. From this point, each end of the rope will wrap around the person’s hips and then through the lowest twist in front, which sounds complicated but is actually quite easy:
- Don’t pull the rope tight; as you continue this process, bringing the ends of the rope around to the front, passing them through the twists, and then bringing them back again, the rope will need to slide to let the diamonds open up in the front. It’s okay if the rope is loose at this point; it will become tighter as you work your way up.
- You’ll do the same thing again–pass the ends of the rope around the person’s back, then around the front and through the twist, like so:
- As you might imagine, you’ll do this same thing one more time. Bring the ends of the rope around the person’s body and behind the person, then back around the front and through the topmost twist. After you do this, you can bring the ends of the rope over the top of the person’s shoulders, or back around beneath the persons arms like I show here.
- So the rope goes around to the front of the person’s body, through the topmost twist, then back around behind the person again; from there, you bring the ends up underneath the rope where it passes around the person’s neck, and down beneath the rope wrapping around the person’s back.
- If you’re using a 25’ length of rope, you will probably find that there’s not enough rope left at this point to run down the persons back. No problem; at this point, you just wrap or tie off the ends of the rope wherever you like–around the part where it loops around the back of the person’s neck, or around the part where it crosses behind the person’s back, or whatever.
- There are all kinds of things you can do any time you find yourself with extra rope. One of the simplest things you can do is use the extra rope to make a wrap:
- The free end of the rope wraps around and around another part of the rope; if you reach the end of the rope, just tuck it beneath the wrap.
The purpose of the frog tie is to prevent a person from rising. It keeps the person kneeling and bent over, which is a wonderful position for all sorts of things, from flogging to sex. You don’t actually need to use a long piece of rope for this. You can, if you choose, use a shorter piece of rope to make the karada, then use two 10’ lengths of rope, one on each side, to do the frog tie. This tutorial will show you how to do the frog tie using a single 40’ piece of rope, but the process is the same if you were to use two separate pieces of rope (one on each leg); you’d start by wrapping one end of the rope around the karada, then follow these instructions.
- First, have your partner kneel on a soft surface. Take the end of the rope left over from doing the wrap with the karada (or the end of a new piece of rope you’ve wrapped around the karada), and bring it down between your partner’s legs. Then pass it under the person’s leg and up around the leg.
- Easy, right? Keep wrapping the rope around the person’s leg like this several more times. Don’t wrap tightly; the rope should only just be snug.
- When you’ve wrapped the rope around several times, then bring it between the person’s upper and lower leg, as the picture shows. Pass it around all the wrappings and back between the person’s upper and lower leg again. At this point, you’ll adjust how tight the wrappings around the leg are; the tighter you pull the loop of rope around the wrappings, the tighter they’ll be.
- From there, take the end of the rope up along the person’s inner thigh
- Now you’re almost done. Just take whatever amount of rope is left at the end and wrap it around and around the lower part of the karada where it comes across your partner’s butt. When you’ve reached the end, just tuck the last bit of rope underneath the wrap, and that’s it!
- From here, a world of opportunity awaits. Your partner can’t rise, and is most comfortable on hands and knees, so you’re probably already thinking of lots of things you can do at this point. I like the way this position makes a person’s backside nicely presented
When you have someone bound this way, it’s important to take care not to cut off circulation, and to make sure that the person you have tied up doesn’t become excessively fatigued. Many people can’t stay in this position indefinitely.