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Positive Action for Consent

Positive Action for consent or PAC is an extension of the safety check myself and WykD_Dave have in place for when we play, I am sure there are many other who do similar checks during play. I wanted to write a bit more on it, particularly in relation to consent during play. Having a [...]

By |2017-09-03T22:03:03+00:00September 3rd, 2017|Pain Processing, Performance, Risks, Rope, Rope Article, Rope Bottoming, Safety|1 Comment

All Good Riggers Get Tied Up?

A point I work hard to deliver in my rope bottoming classes is that the bondage experience will be different for everyone and that this is okay. So many of us make judgements of self worth based on how much we can achieve compared to other rope bottoms. There seems to be a growing expectation [...]

By |2017-02-06T01:47:16+00:00February 6th, 2017|Rope Article, Rope Bottoming|0 Comments

Abuse Support

Unfortunately abuse is common but thankfully support for the different kinds of abuse is plentiful. Abuse can take various forms including but not limited to the following: physical abuse (pushing, hitting, choking, use of weapons for example), sexual abuse (coercion to have sex, rape, sexual assault, unwanted sexual activity, touching, groping or being forced to [...]

By |2015-09-03T20:01:38+00:00August 29th, 2015|Life, Safety|0 Comments

Interview: Featuring Gorgone

How do you identify with Kinbaku ? Kinbaku started as a curiosity, quickly turned into a passion and became my whole life. 
This question makes me realise it became my environment to a point that I somehow don’t think about that question anymore. It is difficult for me to answer… 
Kinbaku is everything to me [...]

By |2016-11-01T21:02:55+00:00March 14th, 2015|Interview, Masochism, Rope, Rope Article, Rope Bottoming|6 Comments

Protest Against Censorship

We decided to make a couple of images which have been inspired by the new British government regulations on porn production. This censorship tries to stop UK producers making kinky stuff largely related to female sexual pleasure in video that has penetration by any object “associated with violence”, Urolagnia (known as “water sports”), Physical restraint [...]

By |2017-01-27T10:34:17+00:00January 26th, 2015|Life, News|1 Comment

Connection

Connection is the new buzzword in the rope community at the moment, all the cool kids are using it. Sometimes taught as Ichinawa, a technique which is often taught with one rope to simplify things and break them down, but can be applied to all bondage. What is connective rope? Well, it's doing rope with [...]

By |2016-11-01T21:02:55+00:00November 9th, 2014|Risks, Rope, Rope Article, Rope Bottoming, Safety|0 Comments

Embracing Your Emotions: All of Your Emotions

It can be easy to embrace the good and reject the bad in all aspects of life, this is especially true with intimacy and sexual experiences. Although acknowledging the bad can lead to some powerful self awareness and recognition, it can be difficult to confront these emotions. Rope can be meditative at times, bring peace [...]

By |2016-11-01T21:02:55+00:00October 12th, 2014|Masochism, Pain Processing, Risks|0 Comments

Rope Bondage References

References are a valuable tool for keeping you informed, aware and safe when considering playing with others. I cannot recommend getting references enough, although they are often overlooked and not used enough when considering tying with new people. I think that rope tops should vet bottoms and bottoms should vet tops before playing, shooting, and [...]

By |2016-11-01T21:02:55+00:00May 4th, 2014|Rope, Rope Article, Rope Bottoming, Safety|0 Comments

Mentors: The Good and the Bad.

A mentor is someone experienced who can share their knowledge and guide the development of another less experienced person. In terms of rope, I really feel there is not much benefit in rope tops mentoring rope bottoms, there may be some but if a rope bottom is looking to learn, develop and grow with a [...]

By |2016-11-01T21:02:55+00:00March 8th, 2014|Rope, Rope Bottoming, Safety|0 Comments