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Do it with rope – Basic Bondage – Part 1

I have always some rope at hand when Princess and I.
Using rope as a part of (kinky) sex opens so many possibilities.

Tying Princess up can be quick and rough or a long and sensual dance. Untying can be equally erotic and pleasurable.

Rope marks left on Princess’s skin are simply beautiful. They fade quickly, so don’t panic.
After an elaborate tie Princess and I feel very close, resulting in intense aftercare.

Shibari is Japanese meaning ‘to tie’.  Its origin comes from Hojo-jutsu and is a martial art of restraining captives.

Rope bondage is an interaction between the one who does the bondage (Dominant/Top) and the one who undergoes (bottom or model). Riggers are people with tons of Shibari experience and often established names. So do yourself a favor and don’t call yourself a rigger.

It is said that Shibari is a purely artistic and aesthetic way to perform rope bondage, where Kinbaku is more directed to the sensual and sexual experience.

Pure Japanese bondage puts an emphasis on how the rope should be applied to the model/Bottom. The art is not to know every layer and “how to” but more about the possibilities this knowledge offers to create beauty and sensuality. It is more a voyage that is undertaken by the rigger and the model. The Western style is more about how a tie is made and is, in my opinion much more about technical skills. Here the destination is more important than the journey.

People are overwhelmed by the beautiful Shibari shows we see online. There are almost always full suspensions and the performers very experienced.

Yet just using a few feet of rough rope to simply tie your partner’s wrists together is already an intense erotic act.

Full suspension should not be your goal. It takes years of exercise to arrive at this level of expertise..

I believe that floor suspension, where the model’s weight is still on the floor, should be your direction when you decide to deepen your experience.

There are a zillion book written about the subject and one can find tons of instructional clips on Vimeo or Youtube.

This does not mean it is east to know where to start. So these few blog posts are my humble attempt to get you started.

I’ll be spreading these posts over a couple of weeks. Please feel free to interact, ask questions or share your own experiences or accomplishments.

A beautiful example of floor suspension. Photographer Clover - Model Calluna - Rope WykD_Dave ~ (M0co Jute) Inspired by Osada Steve. http://rope-topia.com/
A beautiful example of floor suspension.
Photographer Clover – Model Calluna – Rope WykD_Dave ~ (M0co Jute) Inspired by Osada Steve.
http://rope-topia.com/