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I’ve been on a path to try as many new things as I can this summer and yesterday I was delighted to get to experience Shibari.
What is Shibari?
Shibari, also known as Kinbaku, is a form of Japanese artistic rope bondage. The word translates to ‘to tie’ or ‘to bind’ and refers to intricate and beautiful knots and patterns used to restrain and give sensation to the body. I think of it like erotic macrame.
I was nervous about the idea of being restricted however I have a trusted friend who is experienced and wanted to practice his knots. It was fantastic!
We started with wrist wraps so I could get used to how long it takes for all the knots and get me used to the feel of the ropes on my skin. and once I was comfortable we graduated to a basic chest harness.
I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. Not only the feeling of restriction but all of the sensations as you are being tied. He was very gentle. The ropes were tight but he regularly checked to make sure I was comfortable and relaxed. The feel of his hands brushing against my erogenous zones was titillating. I found some of the different things particularly turning me on.
He likes to do rope on flesh so we tried another chest one.
A lot of people associate Shibari with BDSM. It doesn’t have to be but it can. I let him restrain my wrists and ankles.
And a corset.
And lastly, not all knots are rope. He tried a chain chest harness on me first his time.
It took us around 5 hours to try all the variety of things. I really had fun and we will totally be doing this again. He has a playroom so we might take it there and put me on suspension hooks…..
Shibari. Who knew? Another one off the fucket list.