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AI and Shibari

In our previous article, we discussed the impact that AI could have on Shibari. Our expert, Donald Whitford, said that, despite all the buzz, bondage will remain basically the same. To take things to the next level and continue discussing the topic of AI and Shibari, we asked ChatGPT to “describe a Shibari scene.” Here’s…
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Shibari instead of Drugs

In this article, coach Hank Martines, who has helped many people deal with stress and anxiety, shares his thoughts on the use of Shibari instead of drugs to treat these ailments.  Disclaimer: coach Hank Martines is not a medical specialist, and consequently, his advice should not be taken as medical counsel. Stress and anxiety disorders…
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After the Change in the DSM

For decades, the DSM has been the most reliable and quoted reference for mental disorders. It has guided the research and therapy of thousands of psychology professionals all around the world. In its latest edition (the DSM 5-IV), it changes its perceptions of the paraphilias (including bondage) from something intrinsically wrong to an unusual preference.…
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Bondage and Sensory Deprivation

Sensory deprivation is an extreme BDSM practice. It is also very fashionable nowadays. Having this in mind, our collaborator, Andrea Sneakers, had an interesting experience in which she combined bondage and sensory deprivation. Here’s her report. First, a disclaimer: you should not try sensory deprivation if you’re a sensible person. Even though it sounds innocuous,…
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Bondage Discipline

In our previous post, we presented a story about a man discovering the value of bondage discipline. As any rope lover knows, bondage is not easy. It takes effort and perseverance to unveil the secrets of Shibari. And effort and perseverance are the key elements of discipline. So, since discipline is so important in Shibari,…
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A Shibari Year

Matthias Gore is a German-born American contemporary artist. He specializes in rope installations and Shibari performances. During the past year, Matthias set himself the goal of doing one Shibari scene per month in order to fulfill a Shibari year. We interviewed Matthis, and this is what he said: How did you come up with the…
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The Next Step

Edward McMullen has been a couple’s therapist for almost twenty years. In his practice, he has met and worked with a lot of couples. So, he’s very aware of the generational change in intimate practices. Mr. McMullen is also a bondage enthusiast; he has been practicing Shibari for the last fifteen years. That’s why we…
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Taking Back Consent

“You gotta do what you gotta do. Taking back consent is hard; there is no doubt about that. But, sometimes, it is the only way out of a toxic relationship. I mean, taking back consent doesn’t necessarily mean breaking up. On the contrary, it might strengthen the relationship in the long term, even if, in…
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No Threat for Bondage

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the key words of today. We’ve all read about the ingenious answers it provides to difficult questions. We’ve also seen images and videos produced with AI. Having said that, it’s no wonder that we asked ourselves about the probable impact this kind of software could have on bondage. For…
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Psychological Keys of Bondage

Shibari goes way beyond ropes, as we’ve mentioned in previous articles, and as any true rope enthusiast knows. There is a power dynamic involved. And there are also many psychological keys of bondage. If you want to take your scenes to the next level, you should be aware of them. First of all, you should…
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