It’s amazing, and you and your partners will thank me. If you’ve benefited from or enjoyed what you’ve read, then please check out Rope Bondage The Smart Way, which answers every conceivable question for the beginner, shares my favorite ties and how to use them to best advantage. Very few knots required. All the same pros as hemp, basically, with a few more thrown in. And naturally I’ll tell you which are my favorites and why, but at the end of the day I’ll leave you to make up your own mind, based on your own sets of priorities, which may very well be different from mine. I’ll even include pictures! Aren’t I just the nicest? TwistedMonk is great source and buying from othem helps support TheDuchy! Twisted Monk makes amazing rope explicitly designed for bondage. In summary, cotton is pretty great for most forms of bondage other than suspension. You can do a lot with it, it’s cheap, washable, etc.
Cons:. As synthetic ropes go, it’s a bit pricey. It is by far the cheapest useful rope I’ve ever come across. Pros:. What was left wouldn’t be as strong, but it might very well be suitable for bedroom tying. I was in an experimental mood, so I bought some and took it home with me.
That said, for restraint, this will generally get the job done. The knots used in the single column and two column ties which I posted about earlier will do a solid job of holding things in place, but feel free to use anything that isn’t a slip knot. It’s generally quite strong; you can usually put it under heavy load with minimal fear of stretch or breakage unless its obviously frayed. Goes well with the traditional shibari aesthetic; has that natural, organic kind of look. Different ropes have different advantages, different pros and cons. What you like will very likely not be what someone else likes. You can take some great pictures with it; the rope in these pictures is that same cotton braid. Cons:.
However, as I examined it, I realized that I could probably remove the core. What was left wouldn’t be as strong, but it might very well be suitable for bedroom tying. It’s generally quite strong; you can usually put it under heavy load with minimal fear of stretch or breakage unless its obviously frayed. Goes well with the traditional shibari aesthetic; has that natural, organic kind of look. It makes the experience of tying someone a lot more fun. Durability; Tossa Jute can take a lot of use before it begins to wear.
You can spend ages trying to unpick those things, which leads to swearing and frustration and a general lack of cool. The times when I’ve felt it most likely that I would need to use safety scissors to get someone out of rope, have all been times when I’ve been using this kind of cotton rope. No. I’m not actually a dick like that. That is, the colors will be more muted, less brilliant. Con: More expensive. That doesn’t mean you can’t do it; it won’t catastrophically weaken your rope, but with successive washes I would start keeping a much closer eye on how much load I put on it. You need to dry it under tension, or it will shrink and thicken unevenly. I wouldn’t bother with trying to get something to look particularly pretty or to do a complex tie. That said, for restraint, this will generally get the job done.