However typically most self bondage is self release and controlled by the participant. It can also be used in conjunction with other forms of solo sex play. The practice is much more common than you would think it is practiced by both males and females of different ages, backgrounds, ethnicity and sexual orientations. According to a survey by Durex , 36 percent of adults in the United States have either experienced or participated regularly in sex involving bondage, with other studies putting this number as high as 60 percent. Thus it is safe to assume that at least some of this percentage have engaged in self bondage at some time.