Can be either scratchy or soft, depending on the conditioning process.

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. Update (2018): In my time, I’ve explored two different batches of hemp rope; what I’ve found, is that the supplier and the quality do make a huge difference. Anonymously sourced rope. I’m going to go over the kinds of rope pictured above, from left to right. Helpfully, I’ve arranged them from cheapest to most expensive. 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. Basically all the same cons as the one just above, with the addition of bulkier knots due to the increased thickness of it. Weighs more than the one above, but that’s not a massive issue.

“Natural Fiber” Ropes:. Hemp, Jute, Sisal, Cotton, Coconut. It comes in a range of different colours (I like black). It’s incredibly light. Con: More expensive. Pro: Less expensive.

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. As I’ve only ever seen it in white, that means you should get a good result if you decide to go down that route. Research your dye carefully though. Jute is similar to hemp in that it has excellent tooth; no issues whatsoever with using hitches etc. Very few knots required. Summary:. If you’re looking for good restraint bondage rope and enjoy using knots, this is probably what you should go for.

All the same pros as hemp, basically, with a few more thrown in. Jute makes for extremely good photos in it’s un-dyed state. I could whip this around someone’s wrists into a column tie in nothing flat, with little to no fear of friction burn. The knots made by this rope compact down quite small; however, it tends to remain relatively easy to unpick. 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. And the answer is, inevitably (drum-roll please):.

When I last used it in a lesson, the model exclaimed over how nice it felt. Again, it comes in different colours. Buy Rope! What are the pros and cons of different types of rope? 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. Tossa is actually a pretty tight lay, which means it needs a bit of extra conditioning or a long period of break in time before it’s really good to tie with, due to that extra stiffness. That said, spending a bit of time breaking in your rope isn’t really that onerous. I strongly suspect that if you get droplets of hot wax on it, that it will cause stiff melted crackly bits in your rope, and that’s just not going to be pleasant for either the person tying or the person being tied. It’s not particularly strong with the core removed.