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Group Shibari

We usually think of bondage as a matter for couples. You know, a rigger, a bottom, and a lot of ropes. However, nowadays, many people are considering group Shibari as an option. Now, before we go on, let’s make it clear what we mean by group Shibari. It is a bondage scene in which there…
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The Experience of Hojojutsu

Last week, there was a restraint exhibition, which we attended. It included a Hojojutsu demonstration. As any bondage enthusiast knows, Hojojutsu was a form of military restraint and torture from which Shibari eventually derived. Therefore, it was interesting to go back to the basics and have the experience of Hojujutsu, or, as one of the…
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How Weird Is Weird?

The dictionary describes “weird” in a very imaginative way, as something that suggests the supernatural or something uncanny. In everyday language, however, we simply define it as the opposite of the usual, that which is not normal. This, in turn, brings up an important question: how weird is weird? How can we tell when something…
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Soft Personality and Hard Skills

A lot has been said about what it takes to be a great Shibari master. Most rope practitioners become so enthusiastic about bondage, that they want to keep improving. In this article, we sum up the profile of the best rope player in terms of two factors: a soft personality and hard skills. Let’s begin…
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What You Discover through Shibari

Have you ever taken a moment to think about what you discover through Shibari? As any bondage enthusiast will tell you, rope games are not just about ropes. There are emotions and a power dynamic involved. This complex interaction can lead to discovery. First of all, you discover your limits through Shibari. We live in…
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Shibari Enemies

Are there Shibari enemies? Not quite. There are neither anti-bondage groups of any sort nor public figures immersed in a crusade against rope games. There are, however, people who are quite unsupportive of bondage and all things BDSM. Additionally, to make things more complicated, they might be your friends or relatives. Hence, in this article,…
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Shibari and Olympic Gymnastics

Let’s make a social experiment, shall we? We’re going to explore the similarities and differences between Shibari and Olympic gymnastics, and this will help us illustrate an important point. The standard by which society accepts and encourages certain practices, while it criticizes and obstructs others is not clear. First, the similarities. Olympic gymnastics requires strength…
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The Morality of Shibari

Many people, especially those with a mainstream mindset, are quite suspicious about the whole business of BDSM practices. It doesn’t matter that psychologists have already agreed that alternative lifestyles and sexual practices are not symptomatic of mental illness by themselves, they still have their doubts. And when it comes to the morality of Shibari, they…
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Making Its Way in Mexico

Just as it has happened and is currently happening in other countries, Shibari is making its way in Mexico. As is the case in countries with more traditional values, it has been a slow process. For the most part, Shibari is still a curiosity, a spicy underground practice. However, each day it gains new terrain.…
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Celebrities Doing Shibari

Take the challenge. You won’t find pictures or videos of celebrities doing Shibari. And it’s not like we’re in the 50s and celebrities live up to—or at least pretend to live up to—an elevated moral standard. Not at all. Celebrities have contributed to the normalization of tattoos, piercings, and non-binary sexuality. So, how come they…
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