The tighter the lay, the stiffer and more durable the rope tends to be
If I’m not doing shibari, if I’m doing a quick restraint or column tie for sexual or other purposes with no care for the aesthetic, then this is my go to. Smooth, soft, fast, secure. Again, this is related to the lack of friction. This is pretty cool because you don’t get bulky, unsightly looking knots. It won’t shrink (might want to use a cold wash though). Cons. Has really excellent tooth; you can feel quite certain that your hitches etc will do the job to hold things in place. Far fewer knots required. It’s easily accessible; cheaper than most bondage ropes, it has decent tooth (essentially, friction; what holds your knots and stuff together), it’s washable, and it’s decently strong. It is possible to dye it.
Pros:. Jute is similar to hemp in that it has excellent tooth; no issues whatsoever with using hitches etc. End post. Answered the whole question, just like that. Nylon at Bunnings. Pros:.
Nylon is nicely smooth and comfortable as well, but it has very low tooth, so you need to use surgeon’s knots instead of square knots and any half-hitch style knot should be done three times instead of two. (If you don’t, your partner may be able to manipulate the tie and wriggle out, and rope bottoms kind of hate that. It’s amazing, and you and your partners will thank me. If you’ve benefited from or enjoyed what you’ve read, then please check out Rope Bondage The Smart Way, which answers every conceivable question for the beginner, shares my favorite ties and how to use them to best advantage. Reasonably cheap; comes in different diameters and you can get bundles of it for not a bad price, or you can measure off the lengths you want right from the spool. Not terribly pricey at Bunnings. Bondage Rope: What Kind Of Rope Is Best For Bondage? Bondage rope and what kind of rope is best for bondage? This is the kind of question I come across all the time on rope bondage groups and at beginners workshops.
Hemp Bondage Rope. Hemp is one of the natural fibre ropes that is commonly used for shibari. You can almost see the scratchiness. Cons:. When I last used it in a lesson, the model exclaimed over how nice it felt. Again, it comes in different colours.
The combination of the lack of weight and the lack of friction means it’s going to slide a bit over skin. Your ties may not stay in exactly the same place as you put them, riding up or down, etc. Pros:. Jute is similar to hemp in that it has excellent tooth; no issues whatsoever with using hitches etc. No. I’m not actually a dick like that. Sometimes even scars, if the rope is thin enough and the pressure is applied forcefully enough. I recommend rope of 5 millimeters or above for safety reasons. However, as I examined it, I realized that I could probably remove the core. What was left wouldn’t be as strong, but it might very well be suitable for bedroom tying.