The word futomomo indicates the shibari position in which the leg is bent with the heel near the buttock. Literally means “big leg”.
The peculiarity of this bondage is in fact to emphasize the volume of the legs, showing the muscles and communicating a sense of strength and tightness.
In the case of female legs, usually more delicate in shape, you get a softer effect and very sensual.
The legs in this position occupy an important volume in the composition of a ligature, drawing the attention of the observer. The string, by tightening this volume, displaces flesh and muscle.
In this way it gives the impression of being extremely tight and communicates a sense of constriction, both tactilely and visually.
The foot, constricted near the genitals and buttocks, is generally free to move. Hand and foot movement is critical in nonverbal language. In these situations, the feet usually offer very sensual expressiveness.
Aesthetics of the tie
The futomomo can be tied in many different ways, and each variation is more or less suitable depending on the shape of the leg. A good rigger knows how to adapt their bondage to the body of the person being bound. For example, a very thin leg is superbly enhanced by a series of very close thin rounds, dressing almost the entire length of the thigh. A bulkier leg is enhanced by a binding that leaves it more uncovered, a strong musculature is emphasized by double lines that give a sense of strength.
In this way the aesthetics of the body, dialogues with the aesthetics of the rope.
In general, the futomomo is a strong structure, and lends itself very well to suspension. It is one of the first suspensions that students try their hand at in bondage courses.
It is very versatile and also allows you to perform simple but very effective bindings for the sex, simply locking the legs bent and spread to the back of the bed.
More experienced practitioners can try their hand at the challenge of tying a futomomo with two strings. The difficulty lies in being able to evenly distribute a lot of rope on one leg only. It is important not to create overly cluttered volumes of rope, which are unsightly and uncomfortable for the tied person. Moreover – as mentioned above – it is necessary to make sure that the part of skin uncovered is in harmony with the amount of skin covered by the rope. Depending on the build, the ideal proportions can vary quite a bit.