Category: Beginner’s guide

Am I Fit For Shibari?

Am I fit for shibari? At some point of another, most practitioners of this discipline have had the same question, especially in relation to certain body types. For example, have you questioned yourself what type of body you should have in order to practice this art? How about height? How about complexion? Must you be…
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Rope Tension: Its Importance

Rope tension is one of the fundamental skills in this kind of bondage. A good rigger is always aware of it and knows how to apply it to the rope bottom. The tension you apply to rope in a shibari scene has two main functions: the technical and the communication ones. Firstly, the technical function…
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Consent Negotiation with Your Partner

Consent negotiation with your partner is indispensable if you wish to enjoy this discipline. There are many reasons why people like shibari; and, in particular, if they like to tie or to be the tied person. For example, this desire could stem from love and attraction. As another instance, it could be one that emanates…
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Boundaries and Limits in Shibari

There are boundaries and limits in shibari and, in contrast to what you might be thinking, these are healthy and necessary for its practice. Hearing the word “boundaries” or “limits” may sound like a restriction or obstacle. Some times, people associate these to something negative, like if it limits your expression or the experience. In…
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Misconceptions About Shibari

There are plenty of misconceptions about shibari, as you can already tell from our entry on its myths. In the following paragraphs we will further the examples on how people assume certain characteristics of this practice. The reason to do so is for you to be as well-versed in this universe as possible so you…
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Shibari Scene Roles

The dominance and submission is a negotiated relationship where each person takes a role: these are shibari scene roles. Typically, one is the dominant, the person who is the leader, makes decisions, and drives the force. Complementarily, the other person takes the role of the submissive, the one who obeys. Why they do this, you…
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The Rope End Issue: How to Solve it

The rope end issue is, unfortunately, very common in this material. However, there is an equally common way to solve it. We all know that people have used rope around the world for numerous applications. People have used rope for as long as history can remember. Since the beginning of times, humans had the need…
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Dominant and Submissive

When you think about shibari, “dominant” and “submissive” are two of the words that might come to your mind. And it is true: shibari is about domination and submission energy. In that domination, the person tied consents to submit to the experience. In brief, the meaning of dominance and submission is a set of behaviors…
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Bonding with Shibari

Bonding with shibari is one of the many benefits that this disciple can give you: it truly gives you more than you think. Even though it is a sexual practice in essence, it will open many significant doors for you and in your relations. Superficially, most of the times, we only get to know the…
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Feeling Nervous About Tying?

Feeling nervous about tying can happen to the best of us. It is a thing and it is normal—and there is a simple and easy way to make it go away. Let us explore some of the reasons why you are feeling nervous about tying. For example, this may happen to you because it is…
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