Episode 8 – Rope Bondage aka Shibari

Welcome to Episode 8 of #ProudToBeKinky. This week we have our first guest episode, where Floss welcomes MasterMHatter and CheshireCat_MMH on to the podcast to talk about Shibari. From the very first episode episodes you will have heard us mention Shibari and refer to the fun we have with rope bondage. In this episode we attempt to answer some of the questions people new to the scene might have about rop

For many of us the first thing we will see in terms of Shibari is fantastic suspensions that can readily be seen on places such as Instagram and Fetlfe. People then tend to take one of two thought processes ‘I could never do that’ or ‘I want to do that … right now’.

However there is a whole world of rope to explore between not doing rope and suspensions and as we discuss, while they look impressive suspensions are not the be all and end all of rope. There is a lot of fun to be had in learning, floorwork can be massively satisfying and best of all it has a great social life attached to it. Which is brilliant for those of us trying to make new friends in the land of Kink.

MasterMHatter & Cheshire are both riggers with a lot of experience behind them, with Cheshire also being an experienced rope bunny. They also make their own rope and offer tuition to those people looking to become skilled in Shibari. They also continually keep themselves learning by going to workshops with other talented riggers.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • What we are talking about when we refer to Shibari
  • Why people might do Shibari
  • Rope terminology
  • Equipment you will need
  • Safety advice

If you listened to this episode and you think you love to get into Shibari but have no idea where your local rope group is, our best advice is to use the search terms ‘Rope’ or ‘Shibari’ in the FetLife search bar then clicking onto events. Remember as we have said about other Fetish events, you made need to be prepared to travel if you aren’t lucky enough to have something close by. If you still find yourself struggling to locate an event please do contact us on hello [at] proudtobekinky.com or via our FetLife profile and we will do our best to help you.

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