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Essays Tagged: Rope

Selecting Rope for Japanese Bondage by Unknown
Filed in: how-to, bondage, rope

People frequently ask me what kind of rope I recommend. As with buying a computer, the answer is always "that depends on what you're trying to accomplish with it." There are a variety of asp[...]

Shibari History by Calais
Filed in: bondage, rope, shibari, history

ShibariHistory of originMost of Japanese culture was in fact brought in from it's surrounding countries, through invasion or by trade routes, including India, Korea and China. It is not known whether [...]