Start off with your hands and ankles bound. Try in front of you first, so you can see what you are doing, and get a feel of the situation.
Try to escape. Then move to your arms behind your back. If you aren't comfortable say so, and don't be forced into something you don't like.
If you like this, then you can bring in more ropes or straps or even chain to the equation.
Putting rope around the top of the knees or even below the knees prevents you from opening your legs and makes sitting up harder if you are on your back on the floor or bed. Above the knee is harder to escape from,whilst below the knee can eventually be worked down.
You still have to get out of the ankle binds though.
As you become more comfortable with being tied up, you may want to bring in a chest harness IE ropes tied around the chest. Try above and below the breast for the girls. It looks like a rope bra.
Now depending on how tight this is, it can impede your breathing. The chest rises and falls as we inhale and exhale.
Strapping yourself up like a parcel hinders this process. The top bondage models have felt faint or nauseous doing this. Again things don't have to be so tight you cant breathe. It's the way you tie the ropes that make it work.
When you are comfortable and have built up your trust, you can use gags and blindfolds. Remember gags can choke you, so never be alone, either when tied up or gagged! Use a tune as your safe word if wearing a gag. If not, still have a safe word. Mine is bananas. Its totally unrelated to anything we play, unless Peter is using one to pleasure me, but that is another story.
Blindfolds make it harder for you to see to escape.
Well that's enough for now, so happy bondage.
Luv E.B x