March SMARTies meeting – Rope Safety! – March 6

CLEVELAND — SMARTies is very excited to extend this free class. Please join us Sunday, March 6th from 2-5 PM for a Rope Safety class w/ -Nom-!

Event link

Safety First

Class description:

Do your bottoms arms change colors in that fancy chest harness? Do their hands develop a tingling sensation? Have you dropped someone on their head? Do you just want to be sure you have the information needed to be risk aware as you start your journey into rope bondage?

If so this is the class for you. We will discuss many issues such as nerve impingement and positional asphyxiation. We’ll examine common stress positions and issues that stem from them as well. We’ll also take a look at some of the tools available to you and the best practices for using them.

Depending on class pacing after the basics are covered we will go over some of the current best practices for the management of specific situations as well.


Returning from retirement, Nom once did stuff with rope and still sometimes does. Mostly he spends his time building large model train setups and puzzles. Why this is relevant we do not know. We do know that he once saw a video with bondage in it and said to himself “Gee, that looks like a good time”. Which, ended up being a positive thing for a good number of people. Three, I think three was actually the number, though it might have been more.