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Talking During a Shibari Scene

Communication is essential for the success of a Shibari scene. Actually, there’s a lot of talking during a Shibari scene. However, it’s not—or it shouldn’t be—the kind of chitchat that you can allow at a party or another social occasion. Communication during Shibari is strongly purpose-driven. After all, it is the best channel for the…
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Worst Bondage Experience

A Shibari scene is usually a great experience. However, just like in everything else, things might go wrong occasionally. It is important to know the kinds of difficulties that you might face, so that you’re better prepared to deal with them. We asked some bondage enthusiasts about their worst bondage experience. Here’s what they said:…
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Backstage Access

It was our third attempt to get backstage access. My friend Erika and I had tried everything: bribing the security personnel, sneaking in—you name it. Nothing had worked. And when we finally made it backstage, there was a surprise waiting for us! Now, usually, when you get backstage access, you have the opportunity to take…
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A Night of Mistakes

Tina and I always have a great time together. We’ve been dating for almost a year now, and we’ve talked about taking our relationship to the next level. However, there’s something that we’re both afraid of. To put it simply, we’re both perfectionists. We want everything right, always. And we have fought bitterly about it…
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Shibari Tape

When I say I work at a TV station, everybody pays attention. When I say that I work as a technician, everybody goes back to whatever they were doing. They think that my job, even though it’s part of a glamorous industry, is actually boring. And they’re right. As a technician, I spent most of…
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Shibari Showed Me Who I Could Trust

Fear has always been there my whole life. I mean it. Since I was a kid, I’ve been afraid of a hundred things, from riding an elevator to travelling by plane, and from eating something unusual to going to the dentist. In other words, there are many things that scare me. And now I want…
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Bondage Is Better than Working Out

I’m not the only one who gets bored to death doing the same routine over and over again. I know. I’ve asked some friends, and most of them agree that working out for the sake of it is monotonous and dull. I mean, seriously, the whole idea of making the exact same thing twenty, fifty,…
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Shibari and Taboos

The dictionary defines a taboo as something that is prohibited or restricted by social custom. In our era of tolerance and open-mindedness, it might seem like a totally outdated notion. And yet, as cancellation culture reminds us, there are still many taboos. Likewise, there are many puritans of all sorts. Since bondage is becoming more…
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Euphoria

It’s not unusual for participants in a Shibari scene—especially tops—to reach a point of euphoria. Psychological literature defines it as a state of extreme happiness and an elevated sense of well-being. This, in itself, is not bad. Actually, we spend most of our lives striving to reach such a state. Feeling good and powerful, transcending…
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Hard Limits

Nowadays, it is common to think of ourselves as limitless beings. We believe we can achieve any goal we set for ourselves. We see ourselves as unstoppable. However, there are physical and logical limits to what we can do. Moreover, each person works within a psychological frame, and this means that, for every activity we…
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