Rope Resources

Reading List

Because sometimes a little background reading is helpful, and can really change our approach to rope, we're starting a recommended reading list for rope. Because there is so much available, we're going to limit it to published material, and try to keep it from turning into too long a list. We will update as good stuff comes to our attention. But here goes:

  • 'The Essence of Shibari' by Shin Nawakari
  • 'Year of the Bakushi' by Bakushi Sin
  • 'The Psychology of Rope Bondage' by Bakushi Sin
  • 'Yoga Anatomy (2nd ed)' by Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews
  • 'Better Bondage for Every Body' by Evie Vane
  • 'The Little Guide to Getting Tied Up' by Evie Vane
  • 'A Guide for Rope Bottoms and Bondage Models' by Clover

There are a few others yet to be added, but this is a good starting point for the readers amongst us.

Websites

I've been working on this list for the last 4 - 5 months for the Hitchin Bitches Ohio chapter I am running. I'm aware there was another list floating around, but this is my take on all that I've found and I wanted to share my collection. I have watched each and every one of these videos. There are some practices I don't agree with in the some of the videos. Use your judgement, knowledge and skills to discern proper and safe practices. I have found some value in each of them....even those having techniques, I don't believe in or practice.

These videos do not take the place of the valuable time spent in a class or workshop with a live instructor.....there simply is no replacement for live time with a teacher or guru......EVER!

I'm extremely grateful for all of the rope tops/riggers/gurus who have taken the time to create the videos and pass on your knowledge to continue to inspire and help us all grow.

Namaste!!!

Rope Bottoming

Bondage Safety

Roles - Rope Top & Rope Bottom

Types of Rope

Finishing Rope Ends

Rope Hank/Storage

Multipile Topics

Tension

Flow

SINGLE COLUMN TIES

DOUBLE COLUMN TIE

JOINING ROPES

** KNOTS**

CBT

CHEST HARNESS FOR SELF SUSPENSION

CHEST HARNESS

** CROTCH ROPE**

FROG/HOG TIE

FUTOMOMO

FUTUMOMO TIED TO A HARD POINT

GRAVITY BOOT

HAIR BONDAGE

** HEAD/FACE BONDAGE**

HIP HARNESS

HITACHI TIES

KARADA/BODY HARNESS

POCKET SLING

STRAPPADO

SHRIMP TIE/EBI

SPREADER BAR

** SUSPENSION**

** JAPANESE ROPE TUTORIAL by MAX TINA**- Watch in order

PAID SITES

  • Kink Academy - This site as HUNDREDS of videos of all types of play as well as rope instruction. It' well worth a month of viewing if money allows.
  • Esinem

DVDs & BOOKS FOR PURCHASE


Knotty Boys

Dragonfly Sleeve