When it comes to bondage, rope is one of the first things many of us try on those early kinky forays before getting hooked. It’s easy to come by, everyone can tie a basic granny knot and it’s satisfyingly effective. From these humble beginnings, with a little time, patience, dedication one can explore the amazing art of Shibari – the ancient Japanese technique of rope bondage. Part art form, part fetish, a medium for the skilled to display their knot work and constrain their subject in strict bondage.
One of the first things you learn when first attempting some basic Shibari knots, is you need a lot of rope. A lot of long pieces of rope. Our early bondage attempts revolved around four 2m lengths to tie one another down spread eagled on the bed. Such lengths simply won’t get your far with Shibari, where you often need lengths of at least 10m. Which is exactly where this Pipedream Fetish Fantasy Japanese silk rope comes in. Submitted for review by ÜberKinky and aimed squarely at beginners, (from a presentation point of view), it’s a box with a 10.5m length of black silk rope inside, 8mm thick (that’s 35′ long, 1/4″ thick for you old school readers). Perfect to get you started. But where do you start? Unfortunately no helpful guides are included with this Pipedream rope. However you can find a great Rope Bondage Guide over at ÜberKinky with some great first knots to try and some important safety advice.