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    Dee_licious333 [sign in to see picture]
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    I am really interested in Shibari. I would like to be able to have the confidence to suggest Shibari to my husband but as we rarely have any sex its seems pointless.

    What I was thinking, was to just go ahead and buy some decent, good quality rope and asking him to use it on me, surprise him. I know he is good at knots as well. But the thing is, I have no idea where to buy it from.

    Any ideas?

    Are any of you lovehoney members into Shibari? I have seen such beautiful photos on fetlife and I really want to try it.

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    Kasumi [sign in to see picture]
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    I don't know much about Shibari but agree it does look beautiful.

    Maybe try one of the cheaper ropes off Lovehoney (they seem to have good reviews) and see if your hubby is interested before spending lots of cash on an expensive one

    http://www.lovehoney.co.uk/sex-toys/bondage/bondage-rope-tape/

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    Dee_licious333 [sign in to see picture]
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    Fair point Kasumi. Meant to say I have checked lovehoney but it seems a little expensive for rope and I was hoping for more choice and the rope doesnt seem to be long enough. I would want it around my body not just my legs or hands.

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    Dee_licious333 [sign in to see picture]
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    Ah thanks for that Kasumi, perhaps start off with just hand or ankle ties first .. just to get the feel of it, i might not like it after all. Also, how do i explain the friction burns to my colleagues at work if it goes wrong? hehe

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    What you need is a salty sea dog, someone who can weave soft supple cords into intricate but entwining bonds around you. X

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    its fine, good look with exploring :) x

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    Noon wrote:

    What you need is a salty sea dog, someone who can weave soft supple cords into intricate but entwining bonds around you. X

    Haha, do you have anyone in mind?

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    Avrielle_Aniko wrote:

    Basically as long as you are using specific bondage/shibari rope and not some left over boat rope sitting in your cupboard then you should be fine.

    but great rope isnt always listed as shibari rope...

    i guess it depends how serious you are but i'd say that you want to go for something with cotten fibers as it reduces rope burn, feels amazing and is easy to work with.

    when it comes to things like suspention though i wouldnt just go for any old rope... but you can think about that later.

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    Thanks for all the comments.. i really hope to try it soon!!

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    Shibari is all about how you do it, not simply pretty rope patterns ;-) The rope is an extension of your hands and a tool of communication. Here's an example of how I tie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRw6d0lBXj4

    Two Knotty Boys is not shibari. It is their own unique style of tying and very different.. I think of it more as erotic macrame. If that's what you like, go for it. If you prefer my style, try www.ShibariClasses.com

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    Have taken a good look at it, and I'm blown away by it. Loved the comment on the Salty sea dog! :)

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    I bought the hemp rope from LH as my first purchase from the site, i'm just getting into Shibari myself after taking some bondage photos for a friend.....two knotty boys is a good place to start they also have a youtube channel as well. You could also try, The twisted monk and crash Restraint they also have youtube channels i find it easier to pick it up watching how it's done rather than looking at still images. Hope this is a help even if it's a bit late :)

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    I love this too! 10m is plenty to do a simple chest harness or body harness and you can tie them together to make it longer if needed. My hubby sometimes puts me in this and I wear my clothes over the top for the day. We have the Two Knotty Boys first book as a starter.
    I agree that it's about the tying and being tied not just how pretty it looks so you need to start simple anyway. Good luck x

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    Other names you might be able to google

    Chanta Rose

    Twisted Monk

    Midori

    Chanta Rose is a superb Rope Top and her book

    Bondage for Sex a great place to start with erotic bondage

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bondage-Sex-v-Chanta-Rose/dp/0977723801

    You do not need "special" rope to do enjoyable bondage and a synthetic rope will be easier to wash and dry

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    There are some great links here...
    Not something I've tried yet but on the "to do" list. I find the rope work really artistic and often find myself fascinated by the patterns (slight OCD tendencies will do that to you!) I'm also attracted by the fact tying the knots is done with a lot of care and attention. Looooove the idea mentioned above about wearing beneath clothes ...mmmmmmm!

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    If you just want to be losely tied and restrained then any rope is fine, however if you want to do proper shibari and eventually add suspension then I would say you defintely do need the right kind of rope and on that note to take a class or two. Bare in mind that if you DIY it and put pressure in the worng place for too long you can end up injured with serious nerve damage!

    I recommend anyone intersted in real shibrai watch this video about safety and avoiding nerves:

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9-VzX9_pzg

    Also if you are in or can get to London the Anatomie Studio offers really friendly rope jams on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and full Shibrai classes at various times, they have plenty of proper beginners rope there for you to use but also sell proper beginners rope at £15 a length (to start you'll likley only need one length to practice things like single colunm tie at home) more info on their website here:

    http://anatomiestudio.com/whats-on/

    Finally I would also suggest anyone intersted in rope play get on Fetlife (make an account with a nickname and I would advise using a profile picture that doesn't identify you) which is a kinky social networking community type of site with plenty of groups and chats about all kinds of kink including groups dedicated to rope play and Shibari which you can join and find loads of helpful info on as well as ask questions on. Fetlife also has an events section which you can check out for your area and see if there's any rope classes or events near you. The website address is:

    https://fetlife.com/

    Fetlife is literally how I found my way into rope play and Shibari events and classes it really is the most amazing resource!

    Anyway I hope that helps :)

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