Category: History

The Purposes of Shibari

Shibari can serve several different purposes. Whether you’re going to do a scene, a performance, an art installation, or even if you’re going to use it privately, it is important that you take a moment to consider which of the purposes of Shibari you’re going to emphasize in this particular experience. Shibari can have an…
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Shibari in the Bedroom

Shibari can be very complex at times. For example, when a scene is about suspension, or when it includes additional elements, such as lightning, motion, or music. However, Shibari is something you can also practice at home. Actually, it is a good idea to bring Shibari in the bedroom, where it can add a special…
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The Future of Shibari

What is the future of Shibari? First of all, we must say that Shibari in its traditional form is not likely to disappear. Even though we live in a world which values novelty, the truth is that traditions can remain vigorous, as long as practitioners remain passionate about them. And that’s exactly the case with…
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Shibari without Ropes

Shibari is risky. From the friction produced by the ropes to the risk of nerve damage, it is a practice where many things can go wrong. On the other hand, bondage is one of the most preferred and accepted kinks. Even many people who are not into BDSM like the idea of bondage and restraint.…
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Setting Up a Shibari Scene

If you want to bring out all the potential of a Shibari scene for sensuality and fun, you need to know how to set up a Shibari scene. It’s not too complicated. However, it does take planning and thinking. But you can be sure it will be worth it! It’s not a matter of filling…
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Recording a Shibari Scene

In a time when every cell phone is a camera, recording a Shibari scene is very easy. However, it’s not just a matter of technical feasibility. There are many important factors you should consider when recording a Shibari scene. First of all, all participants in the scene should consent to having pictures or video taken.…
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Shibari and Hollywood

Mainstream Hollywood movies have scarcely portrayed BDSM. Even worse, it has traditionally portrayed it as something perverse and sick, something that only villains would do. However, with the spectacular success of Fifty Shades of Grey, there was an increasing expectation that BDSM would finally make its way into mainstream movies, as a legitimate expression of…
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How to Ask for Shibari

Even though most people nowadays accept bondage as an aesthetic or erotic practice, there are still many people who are not familiar with Shibari. So whether you are in an informal relationship or in a more permanent partnership, you should know how to ask for Shibari. First of all, you should be aware in advance…
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Shibari and Early Experiences

It is common that children, preadolescents, or teenagers get tied as part of a game. Also, it might occur that, during one of these early, casual experiences with restraint and rope, a person discovers a certain pleasure in bondage. It can be an exuberant sensation of having power over someone else. Or the kinky pleasure…
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Shibari and Legal Responsibility

Any human activity involves a legal responsibility. Whether you’re driving, cleaning your house, working, or cooking, there is always a legal frame within which such activity takes place. Usually, we’re unaware of such legal implications. However, when an activity is more problematic than others, that is, when it has the potential to provoke harm, it…
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