Single-glove hogtie and pantyhose encasementSingle-gloves mean fun, no doubts. It’s a fun to see a pretty girl in a single-glove, it’s a fun to wear a single-globe, it’s a fun to feel absolutely helpless. But it’s a no fun when your arms go asleep in only a couple of minutes after the single-glove just have been finally put on you and tightened.

But why didn’t we see any (or did we? and many?) men in single-gloves with their elbows touching each other? Let alone flying in mid-air hanging in strappado? Why Japanese single-glove style is different from the western one? Why some single-gloves are more comfortable then the others? What is the ideal single-glove? Let’s have a look…

Generally, men have wider shoulders than women. I checked anthropometric tables (see this site) for adults and children and indeed the “shoulder width”/”upper arm length” ratio is higher for boys/men than for girls/women. The narrower the shoulders and the longer the upper arms the less flexible the person should be to have his or her elbows touch each other. See the drawing on the right. Angle (2) is bigger than angle (1). That means that women have an advantage here.

Speaking of anthropometry. It would be interesting to compare Japanese and “Western” ligaments and joint to test the validity of the myth that Japanese are physical unable to use the Western style of single-gloves (hence they use the box-style arm binding method).

Of course, there are individual talents (I’m not talking about contortionists like Zlata) who can even fly in strappado. Eve Ellis, for example.

And finally, the most important part. How to bind elbows together without pinching nerves, shutting down veins, twisting joints or crushing muscles? I would be very grateful if someone can explain or send me a link with explanation, medical drawings, rope layouts and shop addresses where the optimal single-gloves can be bought. The short answer: I do not know, but I have some thoughts and ideas based on my own experience.

single-glove bondageFirst of all – no pressure above the elbows. I checked the human anatomy atlases, but I can’t say what prevents blood circulation, but my upper arms are very sensitive for pressure. On the photo on the right I labelled the “dangerous” points with red arrows. You can see how the edge of the glove dug into the skin. I would make the glove tighter below the elbows and loosened above. But to achieve that you might need two (or more?) laces.

Traditional single-glove design immobiles palms and fingers as well. The result is perfect from the bondage perspective, but immobile limbs with squeezed down vessels lead to losing proper blood circulation. It does not feel like you have no hands (what can be be a turn-on for some), no, it’s quite painful. You must be able to keep the blood flowing by moving hands and fingers. Even the upper arms of experienced and flexible bondage models turn blue quite quickly.

So far I see the only solution: the ultimate “Western style” single-glove should have real bondage part (from wrists to elbows) and “cosmetic” parts covering hands and upper arms. It can have two straps: around wrists and elbows.

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Thanks to TTD