Posted on Sat, 29 November 2014
A couple of photos on my Twitter feed reminded me of the way my wrap placement can get thrown when encountering more generous assets than those to which I'm accustomed.
I find I will tend to place my upper wraps a little too high when confronted with larger breasts. I think this is due to the way that larger breasts seem to start the curve away from the chest higher than smaller ones. Thus, I now make a conscious effort to allow for this. As larger breasts often come with larger ladies, this will generally mean a more rounded shoulder shape. Conseqently, one needs to be very careful not to place the ropes where they start to curve or the tendency will be to ride up. Again, this is a very common mistake.
Unless one is careful, the fact that the breasts have a larger diameter will mean you tend to space wraps more to allow for this. The effect of this is to move the bottom wrap lower. I very often see this in large breasted women tied in box-ties.
In the example, the lady in question was well-endowed and I think the issue could have been solved in two ways. Firstly, the lower wraps needed to be up as high as possible under the breasts (apart from the pleasure involved, this is why you often see the breasts very deliberately lifted to place the rope). Admittedly, I doubt the dress she was wearing would have allowed this as it was quite snug with little room to create the required slack in the fabric. One always needs to consider the effect of clothing regardless of body type, apart from not tying over underwired bras, you need to watch out for bunched fabric in the under-arm where the radial is vulnerable and slick materials which might increase the risk of wrap movement.
Secondly, the shape formed by the wraps will dictate the gap on the arm. Steve always told me the most desirable shape, at the front, is more like this ( ) rotated 90 degrees, not straight and parallel in an = shape as many westerners tie the wraps in his TK. Following this advice enables wraps to be place closer and thus keeping the lower one away from the trouble spot.
That said, with some body shapes can be very challenging and might not be suited to standard JB-BT's for suspension. For example, sheer arm or torso mass due to muscle or fat can prevent a normal parallel arms behind gote due to the limiting effect that it can have on arm movement. Of course, this can always be solved with different arm positions