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Shibari With Us, Lovelies!

Shibari With Us, Lovelies!

Hello, loves!
Are you ready to get kinky? We are!
And no, it’s not exactly the way it sounds!
We got curious over the last couple of weeks, and we decided that we wanted to learn more about Shibari-Japanese bondage!
Ok, so maybe it’s a little bit of what you’re thinking…

What is Shibari?

Since we’re not bound (tee hee!) to secrecy about what we learned in our “inspired” research, we wanted to share a little with our dearest readers!

Shibari is, as we mentioned above, a Japanese form of rope bondage.
Yes, it has its dirty uses, on which we will elaborate shortly.
However, it also has deeper meanings, and it’s used for more than just working in the kinks! That’s what drew our attention to this art form.

Shibari Kinbaku rope bondage

Credit - Featured Image - Wikimedia Commons
Left - Carlos Sanchez, Flicker. Right - Kris Krug, Flicker.

In fact, the word “shibari” itself means to “decoratively tie,” and refers to the general practice of knot-tying or binding with rope.
It involves creating elaborate geometrical designs and patterns with rope.
It was originally used centuries ago as a humane way for Japanese law enforcement to securely restrain prisoners, while allowing the captives to maintain honor.
They even had different patterns that showed the social status of each respective prisoner.

Common Uses for Shibari

These days, many people use Shibari as a form of art. Literally.
Some painters and photographers take a special interest in crafting the intricate knots and angles of which this type of bondage consists.
Their art revolves around models bound in different positions with different patterns woven into the rope.
Rumor has it that the contrast between the model’s curves and skin, and the rough texture of the binding, is what makes this artform so breathtaking.
After our research, we agree!

Shibari Kinbaku sexy rope bondage love ropes tying

Credit - Left - Shibari, Pixabay. Right - Daniel Riquelme, Flicker.

Perhaps the most interesting thing we learned about Shibari (and we’re not talking about the kinky uses yet, perve!) is that, depending on how and where the “rope rigger,” (the name given to anyone who regularly practices rope bondage forms) ties the rope, it often has similar physical effects to acupuncture therapy.
When the rigger creates patterns that rest on the body’s pressure points, they can release extra endorphin and hormones, giving the euphoric sensations that one might feel when under the needle or receiving a Shiatsu massage! Yummy!

The Low-Down on the Dirty!

Now, you may break out your ropes and start taking notes! It’s kinky time!
While there is some debate as to whether Shibari itself is erotic, or if it is correct to use the term in relation to sexy types of bondage, many seem to agree that sexual form of bondage arose from this knotting form.
That form is called Kinbaku, which means “tight binding.”

Kinbaku uses more specific knot patterns than traditional Shibari to ensure the safety of the person bound with the ropes.
The material with which Kinbaku ropes are made are typically a bit softer, since they were designed to be used for long periods of time without causing too much pain or damage to the skin.
Lovers have numerous kinds of knot styles with which to experiment while playing, including single and dual wrist binding, handcuffs, hands behind the head tie, hands behind the back binding, and suspension ties.

Shibari Kinbaku rope bondage sexy love tying

Credit - BothKris Krug, Flicker.

Kinbaku is, as we know many of you guessed, is incredibly popular with the BDSM communities, and those who occasionally enjoy a bit of Dom/Sub action. Did it suddenly get hot in here?

Knotty Little Secrets?

Have any of you ever experimented with forms of bondage? Does the idea of tying down your partner, or being bound, sound appealing? Talk to us! We wanna hear all about your bondage stories! We won’t judge, because we already adore you!

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