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Online shibari advice

More and more there are people who want to advise you about your bondage on-line.

This is not necessarily a bad thing, some of the people doing the advising are really good people. I can say this with confidence as I’m lucky enough to know some of those people. Some however are less good but just as vociferous, just as confident sounding and often quite a bit louder.

This post isn’t going to be a great big long diatribe about this subject; in fact it’s going to be quite short. All I want to do is offer a short little bit of advice.

Before you accept anyone’s advice on-line, check them out, check that they do the kind of high quality bondage that demonstrates an actual high level of competence rather than just a high self opinion. Take a look at pictures of their work (and yes I know that can be hard for beginners to draw conclusions from because they don’t 100% know what they’re looking for) Check them out generally and see if they generally give sound advice. And take any advice on-line, mine included with a pinch of salt, check it out for yourself, cross check facts, look stuff up in reliable independent sources. Don’t take opinion as fact and don’t take anything on faith.

I’m not at all saying there isn’t good advice and good information to be had from some of the people on-line. What I am saying is that you should exercises some good old fashioned due diligence when it comes to accepting information that you might be relying on to keep a loved one safe(ish) in bondage.

By | 2012-07-26T22:03:14+00:00 July 26th, 2012|Categories: Bondage, Education, Life, Rope|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

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  1. Grizz July 26, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Also I think it’s important to recognize the target audience of the “advice”. Much like looking at pictures of fancy ties that are not good starting points for newcomers, much online discussion is between advanced artists discussing fine points, while other information is targeted more toward the beginner. Unfortunately if you catch a snippet in some online forum, it may not have much context, and should be viewed with that in mind.

    • wykd July 26, 2012 at 10:17 pm

      I think that’s very true. Like with online tutorials though people have a tendency to tune into things a bit above the level that they’re actually at.

      • BenHart August 13, 2012 at 3:49 pm

        I think it’s one thing to want to get information that’s just a little out of your skill level and another thing entirely to attempt a tie that’s completely out of your skill range. one can help inform where you are at and help you prepare for growth, one is asking for disaster.

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