AI and Shibari

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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 its answer:

“Shibari, also known as Kinbaku, is a form of Japanese rope bondage. It involves intricate and artistic tying of ropes around the body. A Shibari scene typically involves several key elements:

  1. Preparation: The scene begins with preparation, which may involve discussion and negotiation between the participants. They establish boundaries, preferences, and any limitations. This ensures that everyone involved is comfortable and consents to the activities.
  2. Setting: The scene may take place in a specific setting conducive to Shibari, such as a private dungeon, a bedroom, or a designated play space. People usually design the environment to enhance the mood and create a sense of intimacy and safety.
  3. Participants: A Shibari scene typically involves two or more participants: the rigger and the model. Sometimes additional individuals may be present to observe or participate in other capacities.
  4. Rope selection: The rigger selects appropriate ropes for the scene, taking into account factors such as material, thickness, and texture. Shibari ropes are often of natural fibers like jute or hemp. These offer strength and flexibility.
  5. Tying process: The rigger begins by carefully and skillfully tying the ropes around the model’s body. He follows either predetermined patterns or improvises according to the model’s anatomy. The tying process can be slow and deliberate, with attention to detail and aesthetics.
  6. Sensations: As the ropes are applied, the model may experience a range of physical sensations. These include pressure, tension, and sometimes discomfort or pain. However, Shibari is typically practiced with a focus on creating pleasurable sensations and enhancing the model’s experience of surrender and vulnerability.
  7. Communication: Throughout the scene, communication between the participants is crucial. The model communicates their sensations, comfort level, and any adjustments needed, while the rigger may check in periodically to ensure the model’s well-being and adjust the ties as necessary.
  8. Exploration and play: Once the model is securely tied, the scene may involve various forms of exploration and play, such as experimenting with different positions, incorporating elements of sensory deprivation or sensation play, or simply enjoying the intimacy and connection created by the ropes.
  9. Aftercare: After the scene concludes, participants engage in aftercare, which involves providing emotional support, reassurance, and physical comfort to help the model transition out of the intense experience of Shibari. This may include gentle massage, cuddling, or simply quiet conversation.

Overall, a Shibari scene is a deeply intimate and immersive experience that combines elements of artistry, physical sensation, and emotional connection to create a unique and memorable encounter for all involved.”

What do you think? Does ChatGPT understand Shibari?

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