Mummification is a type of BDSM extreme bondage play whereby the sub is wrapped from head to toe in a flexible material like bondage tape, pallet wrap or cling film, with just a breathing tube or the nose being left uncovered. One of the best swaddling materials is vet wrap because it is so mouldable, it comes in great colours and you can bind using elaborate wrap patterns as used in Egyptian mummification.
You can also use purpose made bondage bags and sleep sacks in leather, rubber or plastic which have the advantage of being a very quick way to encase someone. They do, however, lack the intensity of a mummification wrap and its main advantage – their ephemeral nature. It is a sublimely creative process, each mummification is different, each sub becomes an objet d’art. You can cut holes where you want them, soak them in pee or drop wax all over them 🙂 and once the play is over, just cut it carefully off and throw it all into the bin.
I always fancied one of my mummifications might have a good chance at The Turner Prize! I once mummified a slave and left him on show during a party I was having. I taped a box over his genitals labelled ‘Grope Box’ it was a huge hit with all the ladies present 😉
To increase the intensity of the wrap, layers can be added over the top of the initial mummification: rope or belts used; they can be placed inside a sack; or taped down onto a board. Inflexible parcel tape over cling-film which creates a kind of hard case, is one of my favourites. The pinnacle of mummification in terms of restriction are body (plaster) casts!
And, I have spent many a wicked hour planning ways to make my mummifications tighter and more restrictive, hence building a bondage coffin with foam insert. See here: Adventures in Bondageland.
This extreme bondage is very sexual and super *hot* for me, I always cut out the genitals so I have full access to them. The sub becomes no longer a person but a giant sex-toy for my use. Faceless and dehumanised, a creature I have created for my pleasure…
I have always been fascinated with the psychological aspects of mummification play. It is the most extreme type of bondage as the participant is completely incapacitated and in a state of extreme sensory deprivation. As the dominant it allows me total control! I can do anything I want to my charge, even their breathing is controlled my me. It also give me total responsibility for their safety, this creates a powerful bond of trust between us.
For the sub there is the effect of the immobilisation – this allows a meditative state, complete submission and a total focus on me as all-powerful. An unconscious return to the womb, in a sense I am mother and will take care of everything. While the sendep focuses the sub on my touch and whatever I choose to impart – I may tease, caress or hurt them. They exist through me and for me. This is a heady delight for any dominant.