The allusion is to the use of hemp rope for restraining prisoners, as a symbol of power, in the same way that stocks or manacles are used in a Western BDSM context. There is much discussion about the distinction between shibari and kinbaku, and whether one term is more appropriate than another. One modern distinction which is gaining popularity among westerners wanting to distinguish the terms is that shibari refers to purely artistic, aesthetic rope, whilst kinbaku refers to the artistic, connective, sensual, sexual practice as a whole. Whilst multiple books and articles have been written in Japanese about "shibari", no one has found evidence [ citation needed ] of there being any thought given to the distinction between these words among Japanese practitioners of the art. A traditional view is that the term 'shibari' is a Western misuse of Japanese vocabulary.
Welcome to Shibari , your chance to learn the building blocks of Japanese rope bondage! For me, the methodical repetition and precise structure of rope bondage is calming. I get off on the bottom both giving up control and having fun. For a bottom, being restrained can also feel very calming.
When done well, it is incredibly beautiful. I spoke to five people for whom shibari is a intrinsic part of their lives and asked them what makes them want to play with ropes. Djfet runs the South Coast Shibari group — I asked her what attracted her to such an unusual craft. Some like the control of binding someone else, others enjoy the intense emotional connection.
There is no nudity in public areas of this site, all the people in our tutorials are fully-clothed. That said, this site does contain adult themes, concepts and language and there is nudity in some members-only sections. This website contains instructions on how to tie up willing partners for mutual fun and adventure. It contains tutorials and discussions on rope bondage.