“Strange harness. No buckles except in the collar. Yet it fits perfectly. No connections between the collar and the straps on the back. So theoretically the straps should slide down, but there will be no pressure on the throat. How did she put the harness on? It must be quite difficult because the fit is so tight and there are no buckles.”

These thoughts swarmed in my brain when I first stumbled upon the photo on the left. Then I began to think if I could use such a harness for self-bondage (Of course! I always think about self-bondage ;-)

And finally: “What harness would I like to have?” The most difficult question. Not that I never thought about harnesses, but I simply do not know what design would be the optimal one.

Have a look, for example, at the harness in Selfbondage art. Part XIII. Self-bondage techniques and ideas. Probably some ideas could be borrowed from what I wrote there.

Is karada the best harness? At least very close to the ideal design. If “applied” properly it stays in place. Karada can be used by men and women. Almost no (or very small types of) commercial versions of leather or latex harnesses can be worn by a man.

It takes some time to “tie karada in place” but it’s very customizable. Imagine the amount of buckles required to properly tune a non-rope version! And it would be also very time consuming to adjust all these buckles.

Karada has almost unlimited anchoring abilities. You can “build” any amount of O- and D-rings into it.

What makes karada uncomfortable or painful is the shoulder ropes which dig into the skin. Anchoring hands to the upper part of karada from the back dramatically increases this pressure, and this is the area when straps can help.

What do you think? Any particular existing design better than karada? Do you have your own designs or ideas? For example, like in the above mentioned post?

Via Petr Aquarubb (facebook).