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Rope Bondage Part 4: Reading

So, in lieu of some actual demos (I know, I know!) here’s some great reading material in the mean time:

Books

  • By far and away the best set of books on shibari are Complete Shibari:┬áLand & Sky by Douglas Kent. Sadly you can only get them via his own site based in Canada so shipping is slooooow to the EU but well worth the wait. If I could get them stocked here I would! Great pictures and a really simple instruction guide.
  • My second favourite book is Shibari You Can Use and whilst it’s mostly in greyscale it has a nice variety of ties and is well laid out.
  • Midori has a great book but it does have a lot of words in, so I’d put it down as a coffee table item.
  • If you’re into knots rather than shibari/kinbaku then you can’t go wrong with the Two Knotty Boys.

Web

Well, the web is a big old place but both Informed Consent and Fetlife have very active rope communities and groups if you want to discuss things with like-minded kinksters. Both also carry listings for local rope events, which brings me onto…

IRL

Get out there and play! I can’t recommend Peer Rope type events highly enough, especially the London one which is now held monthly. Midori also runs many rope classes around the world including several Dojos.

I’d love to hear any of your own suggestions in the comments too.