One of the sexier experiences a man can have is to go out with beautiful a woman (his wife, girlfriend or just a date) all dressed up, her hair done, wearing high heels AND wearing pantyhose or stockings. Seeing someone like this on the street is also a treat in this age of dressing down and maximizing comfort. 50 years ago it was the norm for a woman to dress up everyday (as it was for a man to wear a suit everyday). Today, women wearing pantyhose or nylon stockings is almost (not quite) relegated only to fetish status.
There is definitely a segment of the bondage community that loves to see women tied up wearing pantyhose or stockings or tied up with pantyhose or stockings. There is even a portion of the community that likes to see a woman fully encased in pantyhose.
Pantyhose, of course, are the logical combination of nylon stockings and panties, which eliminates the need for a garter or other way to hold up the hose. The allure of pantyhose, as with panties, is that when they are worn by women, they cover a woman's sexual treasure and can be as personal of an article of clothing as panties are. [Although I must note that it is not unusual for women to wear panties under the pantyhose. I am not sure if this is a comfort issue or just a desire to protect the pantyhose and reduce the need for cleaning them.]
As sexy as they are, pantyhose are one of the worst binding materials available. Sorry, there I said it. Please don't throw anything.
Pantyhose are so elastic that unless the woman is bound extremely tight, she can easily get free in a short period of time regardless of how well she appears to be tied. When I talk about extremely tight, I mean so tight that the hose is stretched so that the elastic aspect is gone and that probably means painfully tight or perhaps cutting off the circulation tight. I can certainly imagine a real criminal tying a woman like that during a robbery. [For those that say that a woman should always be tied tight, I agree. But with rope and tape, it is possible to do without discomfort or at least significant discomfort.] Some of this can be mitigated by how she is tied, but the fact remains that there are much better binding materials generally available. A similar, perhaps greater, problem exists for nylon stockings because there is no thickness to them at all so they are more likely to cut into the skin.
Another problem for a rigger (a person that ties) is that that nylon stockings (or the feet of pantyhose) are so thin that if you need to tie those together, the knot will be small and tight. These will be extremely difficult to untie without cutting them. A real life robber would not care, but we do. Pantyhose and stockings are actually reasonably pricey so one does not want to ruin them unless that is part of the plot. One answer if you are in that situation is to tie small bow, instead of a knot. Of course with pantyhose, it is reasonable to keep the feet together when tying, which solves much of the problem.
I do enjoy using pantyhose to gag a woman, despite the their elastic nature. Like all gags, I prefer to stuff the mouth first. That could be a stocking or a pair of pantyhose, if you want to keep everything nylon. We then wrap a cleave gag with pantyhose (feet together) in the mouth several times. Often we take another pair of pantyhose and wrap it over the mouth as an OTM gag. That turns out to be quite effective.
It is tempting to gag a woman by putting the panties part of the pantyhose in her mouth, split the legs and wrap them around her head in opposite directions. If you want to look like a dork on camera (like I did once), go ahead and try it. It is extremely difficult to do. You will be wrapping for what seems like forever. The gag will not be tight. Then you will have the problem of tying those small ends of the feet together. Not a good idea.
Encasement is carrying the pantyhose fetish to an extreme. We use two pairs of pantyhose to do this. One for the legs (both legs in one leg of the pantyhose) and one for the top of the woman (the entire top half of her body in one leg of the pantyhose). Even doing it that way, there are certain trade secrets to doing this (and no, I will not discuss them so don't ask). I am sure that someone will tell me that it is possible to use only one pair. Perhaps, if you had a contortionist for a heroine, but even then I can't see how (having tried to do that). Now there are nylon body bag things you can buy that encase an entire person. That is not our thing. We use actual pantyhose for our encasement.
We do tie our damsels, mostly prior to encasement. Someone wrote and said that that shouldn't be necessary, encasement should be enough. Really? Sounds like an urban legend to me. Perhaps for the lower part of the body. But the upper part of the body, where the hands and arms are free, pushing off the pantyhose would be very easy...can you say out in 5 seconds easy. Perhaps securing the two pantyhose together would help some, but having the hands free, whether above her head or at her sides, makes it easy to push the elastic nylon until you can move your hands, find the edge and pull the pantyhose right off of your body. Seen it happen many times. So, our damsels are bound prior to or sometimes after encasement.
Our models mostly love being encased. It is like a cocoon apparently. We have had models take a nap (a very short one...we don't give them that much time) why bound, gagged and encased.
It is one of those sexy things that we do in fetish bondage...force a heroine to strip off her pantyhose (or perhaps stockings) or have them taken off by force or have them stripped off her when she is out cold...and then using them to tie or gag her. Even more sexy is when the woman villain takes off her own pantyhose or stockings and uses them on the heroine.
I recently saw a video clip on Youtube, sorry don't remember the link, of an old (1960's) Italian (?) spy movie. The guy knocks out this beautiful woman in an apartment. She is face down on the carpet. He takes off her stockings one at a time, uses them to tie her hands behind her back and her ankles together. He then pulls a scarf from his pocket and gives her an OTM gag. They show all of this in sequence uncut. And she is reasonably helpless until rescued. The couple of things that I would have done differently would have been to stuff her mouth and had her wearing the scarf. Still a great scene and a reminder of how sexy it is when heroines are bound and gagged with their own clothes...in this case, her own stockings were used to keep her helpless.
As always, your comments are welcome.
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