What is this shibari stuff all about?
This site is about shibari bondage. It’s not the bondage of the tabloid press and sensationalist headlines that forget the human beings beneath the surface of the paper selling stories.
This is about the bondage called shibari or kinbaku that comes from the humanity of those that participate in this fascinating practice. This is shibari done with love and care. This is kinbaku that is done because it is beautiful, because it is an expression of love.
This is about the kind of shibari that I find beautiful and heartbreaking, the kind of kinbaku that I find most emotional
This is a world of intense emotion and sensation.
An expression I find particularly useful in describing this is ‘beautiful suffering’. It is where sensation is taken to the limits of what is possible, where emotion is experienced to its utmost. It is where we are alive as completely as we can be while being as together as we can.
It is also about the shibari art I love.
In the living experience of these moments in rope it is our utopia.
I don’t do rope, I do people (but I do them with rope).