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The hogtie is a method of tying the limbs together, rendering the subject immobile and helpless. Originally, it was applied to pigs (hence the name) and other young four-legged animals.

In more recent years, the term has been applied to ways of restraining humans as well. Such restraints are employed in sexual bondage and by police forces.


The hogtie when used on pigs and cattle has the limbs tied in front; it is not possible to tie them behind without harming the animal. When performed on a human, however, a hogtie is any position that results in the arms and legs being bound, both tied behind the person and then connecting the hands and feet.

The term also applies figuratively to an instance where a person has said or done something which has unpleasant consequences, and from which they are unable to escape.

Use in bondage and tortureEdit

In hogtie bondage, the practice of sexual bondage named for it, the person who is being tied up is laid down flat on their belly, with ankles and wrists tied together behind the person's back.

A particularly dangerous variation of the hogtie has been used to torture and kill its victim: the hands are tied behind the back and the feet are tied together, with one end of the rope around the victim's neck. The tension on the neck-rope can only be relieved if the victim keeps their neck, back and legs arched; eventually, the victim tires and strangles.

The group Turkish Hezbollah is known to hogtie its victims while torturing them. [1]

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