Tag: Shibari session

Am I Fit For Shibari?

Am I fit for shibari? At some point of another, most practitioners of this discipline have had the same question, especially in relation to certain body types. For example, have you questioned yourself what type of body you should have in order to practice this art? How about height? How about complexion? Must you be…
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Consent Negotiation with Your Partner

Consent negotiation with your partner is indispensable if you wish to enjoy this discipline. There are many reasons why people like shibari; and, in particular, if they like to tie or to be the tied person. For example, this desire could stem from love and attraction. As another instance, it could be one that emanates…
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Boundaries and Limits in Shibari

There are boundaries and limits in shibari and, in contrast to what you might be thinking, these are healthy and necessary for its practice. Hearing the word “boundaries” or “limits” may sound like a restriction or obstacle. Some times, people associate these to something negative, like if it limits your expression or the experience. In…
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Sugiura Norio

Sugiura Norio is the top shibari photographer in Japan, as people internationally acclaim. This sensei is a master of photography with a 45-year-long career. He worked in the Showa period with Nureki Chimuo—and their work defined a look and aesthetic for rope for the following decades. Sugiura carries his legacy on, usually shooting with Naka…
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David Lawrence – Shibari Art Photography

David Lawrence is a master of expressive portrait. He has been photographing people for more than 32 years! This artist became interested in shibari in 2003 when he recognized the beauty of ropes on the skin. After this revelation, shibari became his passion. Lawrence started to practice shibari, when he discovered his genuine talent and…
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Bondage Expo Dallas

Bondage Expo Dallas is a bondage-focused hotel convention held once a year. In it, you can find self bondage-classes and classes for couples. In addition, you can talk directly with speakers, practitioners, and vendors. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to attend hands-on workshops for those who want to learn the basics. And not only…
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Hajime Kinoko

Hajime Kinoko is a contemporary artist, shibari master, rope artist, and photographer who was born in the Aichi Prefecture, in Japan, in 1977. People know him worldwide for his different shibari expressions. In them, he uses various types of rope, such as the traditional piece-dye in the Japanese Style Kinbaku, red rope in Art Rope,…
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Shibari Helps Relieve Stress

Shibari helps relieve stress. Thinking about BDSM and the intensity and pain associated to it, it is no one’s first thought that there is something relaxing about whips and handcuffs. But there definitely is. Everyone experiences stress and anxiety throughout life. Whether in good times or bad times, most people say that stress interferes at…
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Dominant and Submissive

When you think about shibari, “dominant” and “submissive” are two of the words that might come to your mind. And it is true: shibari is about domination and submission energy. In that domination, the person tied consents to submit to the experience. In brief, the meaning of dominance and submission is a set of behaviors…
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Omi Kazuhiro

Omi Kazuhiro is a graduate from the Musashino Art University in Tokyo, Japan. He is a great artist who follows the idea and passion of great rope bondage senseis. Some of these are Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, Seiu Ito, Suma Toshiyuki, Muku Yoji, and Osuma Kaname. Omi Kazuhiro: a Bit of Context Omi is a commercial illustrator…
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