Group Shibari

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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 are more than two participants, in any combination. There can be one rigger and two bottoms; two riggers and two bottoms; you name it!

Even though we live in a time of unprecedented tolerance toward alternative lifestyles, many people still find practices like Shibari a little bit intimidating. For these people, joining a group of bondage practitioners, instead of doing it on a one-to-one basis might be more comfortable and less stressful.

Another advantage of group Shibari is that creative possibilities multiply exponentially. Imagine all the different scenes you can do with several ropes and bottoms. We all agree that Shibari is a matter of communication and human connection. It is evident how these factors increase when more people intervene in the scene.

In a more practical sense, group Shibari allows for more feedback, mutual support, and shared expenses, all of which are important. There are also better possibilities for dealing with conflicts.

As for the disadvantages, the more people are involved in any activity, the more likely they are to disagree. Whereas a couple may reach an easy understanding, larger groups are harder to unify around a decision. It’s not impossible to reach an agreement, but you better consider that it will take longer than usual.

Another disadvantage is the investment required, since a larger amount of equipment is needed. Also, large groups demand larger facilities, so you may not find every studio suitable for your purposes.

What do you think of group Shibari? Are you willing to give it a chance?

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