Tag: My Shibari Story

Shibari as Couples Therapy

Shibari as Couples Therapy

Some couples go to therapy, and that’s fine. But, for us, the idea of going to a stranger’s office and telling them our most intimate secrets was just not good. Moreover, the thought of paying them tons of money and spending what might become months or years working with them, was totally unconvincing. I would…
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Bottom-Friendly Shibari

Bottom-friendly Shibari

Let me start by saying that most riggers are professional, committed, and, very frequently, kind. However, as in any profession, there are those who are abusive, rude, or even violent. I began doing Shibari a decade ago, and in my long career as a model, I have found enough examples of both kinds. Little did…
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Shibari the Art of Stillness

Shibari the Art of Stillness

I am a dancer. So, I use every inch of my body for beauty and art. I have disciplined every one of my muscles, so that they’ll do whatever my imagination demands of them. I move. That is, I make motion visible, so that others can see how beautiful it is. Shapes and figures grow…
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Shibari Improves your Health

Shibari Improves your Health

We went to a Shibari exhibition. It sounded like something exotic and sexy. That’s why when my husband asked me to go together, I said, why not? I didn’t know how true it is that Shibari improves your health. It was wonderful, actually! I never thought tying and restraint could be so exciting and beautiful. Truth…
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A Shibari Pioneer

A Shibari Pioneer

I always felt I had the spirit of a pioneer inside of me. I love to explore unknown territories, either physical, emotional, psychological, or sexual. The emotion of discovering something completely new, of going where no one has gone before, is one of the most exhilarating feelings, at least for me. I didn’t know I…
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Shibari Seasons

Shibari Seasons

I’m a mature woman now. There’s no point in denying it. And I don’t complain. I’ve had a happy life. Maybe not from someone else’s point of view, but who cares about anybody else’s opinion about one’s life? Yet, there is pain in growing older. You lose friends, dreams, skills. It’s not easy. Of course,…
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Shibari Is Not for Everyone

Shibari Is not for Everyone

They call me “master”. For me, that word implies a serious compromise. It took me ten years to deserve the title of “kinbakushi”, an expert in the art of Kinbaku, the erotic Japanese bondage. That’s why my students trust me. And that’s why I have to be totally honest with them and let them know…
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Taming the Demons

Taming the Demons

I can’t help it. There are many things that make me nervous. And I always worry the most about what is going to happen. I have anxiety issues, which means that I live surrounded by demons. I fear every next step I’m about to take in my life. And I end up exhausted every day.…
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Shibari as a Problem Solver

Shibari as a Problem Solver

My wife and I are the kind of couple that doesn’t talk. That is, we talk everyday, of course, but when it comes to having an argument, we both avoid the discussion. That is not good, of course, and we end up having ugly fights because we kept quiet to avoid what would have been…
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Living Portrait

Living Portrait

It all started in a quite usual manner. A rich woman is about to turn fifty and she wants a portrait of herself so she can unveil it at the party she’s gonna throw at her mansion to celebrate her first half a century of life. They called me, a painter. Now, I’m supposed to…
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