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Tons of differences. Some just weight, body fat composition, some due to gender.
Men tend to be less flexible. Once you tie them up, they tend to stay tied. Women smaller hands, flexy, can often slip out of ties.
Crotch ropes are fun on women as are breast cupcake ties. they just don’t work on guys.
Can’t do a hair tie on most guys; I substitute a gag and pull back.
women have a floating rib. if you do any suspension or heavy pulling, you have to watch out for damaging that floating rib and make sure you get those bands high up and right under the boobs (think “mammogram”) – guys not such an issue.
The boobs provide landmarks and anchors for chest harnesses and takate kotes (aka japanese box tie). if you have dual bands and pull them together, boobs keep the bands apart. With guys, you may have to add a spacer. e.g. add a spiral twist as a column between the two chest bands to keep them apart.
Box ties depend on getting the elbows in close to and parallel to the body. A lot of guys (and some women) can’t do that. Their arms will resemble a triangle, and the tie falls apart. So don’t fight it, Keep the arms straighter, and do a handcuff type arrangement
Other ties like armbinders/strappados and futomomos depend on a certain amount of flexibility and tying it tight, using friction of the skin to help hold it in place. If you aren’t flexy, they are tougher to tie.
Hint for a futo: bend the leg as closed as possible. Then have them point their toe down. When they sink forward, their weight and toe will help jam the lower leg closer to the upper leg and keep it snug while you tie.
Hint for an armbinder. help them stretch some by wrapping your arms around and pull their shoulders back and in. Then extend their arms behind and do it again. Anchor the armbinder around the upper body, then work your way down to the wrists.
Women have curvier and meatier hips. Wiry folks may have lots of pain when a hip harness goes over bony areas. Adjust as needed.
I think thats mostly it, except for suspensions. There its mostly weight, so you may need to add an extra wrap to give guys more comfort