Tossa Jute

It’s a really significant factor. And this is why I strongly advise that you DO NOT buy your rope from Peaches and Cream or any other sex shop. Let’s face it, sometimes the Internet is just more convenient. Next we have a polypropylene webbing. Nylon Bondage Rope. I don’t actually own any of this stuff, because I’ve never felt the need. What was left wouldn’t be as strong, but it might very well be suitable for bedroom tying. I was in an experimental mood, so I bought some and took it home with me. It is a natural fiber, so it has decent “tooth” (enough friction so that knots will hold well without special consideration). For some thoughts on what thicknesses and lengths you want, check out: Rope Lengths.

Nylon Bondage Rope. I don’t actually own any of this stuff, because I’ve never felt the need. Your ties may not stay in exactly the same place as you put them, riding up or down, etc. It’s not particularly aesthetic. Excellent give and flex, and there’s something truly awesome about the way it moves in your hands and when you’re wrapping it around someone. It makes the experience of tying someone a lot more fun.

It really depends on you and who you’re tying. Different ropes have different advantages, different pros and cons. It really depends on you and who you’re tying. Different ropes have different advantages, different pros and cons. It’s not hugely expensive. It has this really interesting feature; with the core removed, it actually sits quite flat on the skin, which is why I refer to it as webbing. Hemp is one of the natural fibre ropes that is commonly used for shibari. It’s generally pricier than anything synthetic, and my understanding is that it’s used a lot over in the US.

Summary:. Hemp will do the job, and do it well – but you might want to source it from a known and trusted supplier, as opposed to an anonymous source (a “learn from my mistakes” moment! ) I’ve found hemp to be very different depending on where I got it from – and my Twisted Monk stuff is actually really up there. Cons:. Price: Good jute tends to be fairly pricey. Unfortunately, the anonymously sourced stuff I got has an annoying tendency to shed fibres. Nothing I’ve done to it has fixed this.

If you’re looking for good restraint bondage rope and enjoy using knots, this is probably what you should go for. Again, not recommended for shibari, but everything else goes, and I’ve heard that there are actually dyes which will change the colour of nylon. It IMPROVES. Above; undyed five mil tossa jute; below, 6 mil dyed tossa jute. The knots used in the single column and two column ties which I posted about earlier will do a solid job of holding things in place, but feel free to use anything that isn’t a slip knot. Next we have a Zenith All-Purpose rope, which is a solid polypropylene braid. Cons:. Basically all the same cons as the one just above, with the addition of bulkier knots due to the increased thickness of it. Pro: Nylon and MFP takes dye very well, resulting in brilliant color. Con: Poly pro or mixed material does not take color well or consistently.