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Rope Bondage Guide

Rope Bondage Guide- 1

The Bondage refers to the act of restraint with the literal meaning of restricting somebody’s movement. For most BDSM enthusiasts, rope work is a staple bondage play. In the English speaking world, rope bondage is also known as Shibari, a word originating from Japan. Many people revel in rope bondage not only does it keep “helpless” sub at your mercy, but it also makes the sub feel stress-free and experience a state of mind called “flying feeling”. So, if you’ve decided to tie the knot, BondageLove is here to help you start easily.

Choose Your First Rope

Ropes are made from various materials can be roughly divided into natural materials and synthetic. Different materials come with their own pros and cons and depend on your needs.

COTTON

  • Strong but softy and comfortable on the skin.
  • Slight elasticity
  • No allergies
  • Doesn’t hold knots well
  • Never be used for suspension bondage

HEMP

  • Commonly used for Shibari
  • Not so stretchy
  • Possible allergy
  • Natural look with a varied diameter range

SILK

  • Flexible and soft
  • Low stretch
  • Durable
  • Expensive and luxury choice of rope

NYLON

  • Heavy duty
  • Durable
  • Smooth and soft
  • No allergies
  • More rope burns

We recommend rope without elasticity for beginners. Because elastic ropes are dangerous if you can’t control how much give it will have. Take price into consideration, the cotton rope might be qualified for your first rope. It’s sturdy but soft and comfortable against the skin. And then you can give hemp rope a try which is a bit more sturdy.

Safety in Rope Bondage

Bondage play requires tons of trust so it should never happen between two people who don’t know each other well. What to be done in your play should be discussed beforehand and everything should be consensual.

Do’s

  • Practice tying and untying knots beforehand.
  • Discuss boundaries and decide on a safe word.
  • Leave space for one or two fingers between the restraint and the skin.
  • Expand pressure points by using multiple coils
  • Stop immediately if the bottom experiences pain or signs of circulatory problems.
  • Remove restraints carefully to prevent rope burn.
  • Have a pair of blunt scissors
  • Check for loss of circulation

Don’ts

  • Attempt suspension bondage without proper training
  • Play in the dark or Leave a bound bottom unattended.
  • Never bond too tight – check body parts for coldness and numbness

To make sure you know where not to tie a person, it’s important to know where nerves and veins are in the body. The picture below will show you where you should never tie a person.

Here are 3 easy ties for you to get started – 3 Rope Bondage Ties For Beginners