Rope bondage

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Rope used in erotic bondage is usually required to be soft to avoid chafing the skin, and easy to twist and straighten.
Another example of rope bondage
A playful, less restrictive form of rope bondage is a common magic trick at cabaret performances.

Rope bondage is bondage involving the use of rope to restrict movement, wrap, suspend, or restrain a person, as part of BDSM activities.[1]


One popular form of rope bondage technique derives from the erotic Japanese bondage art form of shibari, which was in turn developed from the now-defunct Japanese military restraint technique of hojōjutsu.[2][3] An important part of rope bondage is the rope dress, which is not of itself a form of restraint, but may be used either by itself as an adornment, or as a basis for restraining bondage.[4]


Bondage ropes used come in a variety of materials and length. Japanese bondage traditionally uses natural fibers such as hemp and jute which are cut to approximately 25 foot lengths. Western-style bondage typically uses longer ropes that span a wider variety of materials.

  • Ropes (Typically of a nylon or cotton variety. Nylon is considered to be the safest and most comfortable material to use)
  • Household Furniture

These are just a few of the tools used in western-style bondage.[5]


Spread Eagle[edit]

A four post bed is commonly used to achieve this position with the arms and legs restrained at the ankles and wrists.

Standing at the Cross[edit]

The St. Andrew's Cross is shaped like that of the letter 'X'. The points of each section act as your anchor points restraining the arms and legs.


The subject is restrained at the wrists and ankles with all four joints converging together while the subject rests on either their back or stomach (traditionally).


  1. ^ Boys, Two (2006). Two Knotty Boys Showing You the Ropes. City: Green Candy Press. ISBN 1-931160-49-X. 
  2. ^ Bacarr, Jina (2004). The Japanese Art of Sex. Berkeley: Stone Bridge Press. ISBN 1-880656-84-1. 
  3. ^ Morey, Craig (2001). The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage. City: Greenery Press (CA). ISBN 1-890159-38-7. 
  4. ^ Levitte, Joshuah. "Karada Rope Dress". Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Learning The Ropes In Bondage". Retrieved 2015-10-07. 

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