Semenawa

In a Shibari context, Semenawa us defined as a form of erotic torment using ropes. It is the sadistic extreme of Shibari. Therefore, it uses uncomfortable, scratchy ropes, such as palm hemp. In Semenawa, knots are usually tighter, in order to create compression. Additionally, friction and pain are also deliberate in this form of Shibari.

It is important to mention two things. First, that Semenawa is a kinki practice that is only adequate for people who find pleasure in feeling pain and producing it; if this is not your kind of kink, you can always try softer forms of bondage, such as Shibari or Kinbaku. Second, as in any BDSM practice, consent and negotiation are a must. And participants should specify them before the scene takes place.

The poses in Semenawa also tend to be more extreme than those of Shibari or Kinbaku. This is because they have to be uncomfortable for the bottom. So, for example, keeping the bottom’s head upside down is very common in Semenawa. Once again, it is important to mention that all safety measures must be taken, and that emergency measures should be taken at the first sign that something is going wrong.

Semenawa is a very intense experience, both physically and emotionally. It is ideal for those who find a tremendous excitement in going beyond what they think they are capable of. It can be an acquired taste, so the recommendation is to begin with a touch of torment here and there, and then see if you want to go any further.

For the top, Semenawa is an exploration of their darkest desires, and it can become an intense experience of discovery. For the bottom, Semenawa is a radical expression of surrender. As you can see, whether you are a top or a bottom, it is a truly intense experience.

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