Cultural, Cult and Culture

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A common error is thinking we know the character of the next person, let alone generalising on the collective psyche of strangers across the...

Kinbaku in Context: Reading Nureki’s Kinbiken

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When Akira Naka tells the story of how he learned rope, he begins with the story of Kinbiken, Nureki Chimuo's monthly rope salon in...
My Vision of Kinbaku Kinbaku Today

My Vision of Kinbaku

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In Shibari the emphasis is not placed on the binding itself, but on how the rope is placed from the Rigger (in japanese kinbakushi), so as to become an extension of his hands, and on the relationship of intimacy so created.

The Evolution of Rope

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I have been reading and researching a lot about the "early days" of rope in Japan. In the post-war period, it seems like...

A Time to Reflect

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In our current global crisis, we need stimulus to get us thinking; alternative thoughts to help us stay positive. Our world is changing with...

Haiku of Rope

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I have been thinking a lot about the relationship between rope and words, particularly in relation to the practice of tying. I was struck by...
Rope is Love Kinbaku Today 2

Rope is Love

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Exploring the heart of kinbaku

Why Eros Matters: Keeping Shibari Dirty

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There is probably no greater debate in rope circles today then the question of whether or not shibari is "sexual." Whether you suggest...

Rope and Connection: Ichi go ichi e

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Perhaps the biggest buzzword in rope today is "connection." It is a difficult concept to put into words and even more so to teach.  When...

5 More Benefits of Rope Bondage — Whether You’re Kinky or Not

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Longing to be bound to the bedpost blindfolded? Or maybe being tied naked to a tree is more your cup of tea. If visions...

When does the sex start? – A personal approach regarding sexuality in rope bondage

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Disclaimer: This writing was inspired by a recent discussion on RopeTube and the article: https://www.kinbakutoday.com/why-eros-matters-keeping-shibari-dirty/ . It contains my own personal thoughts and doesn’t...

On the Cultural Differences of Kinbaku in Different Countries

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No matter where you live today, the rapidly growing information sharing streams have helped our communities discover, grow and evolve. Whereas just two decades ago...