"The book I'll be gifting all my rope friends for years to come." --Graydancer, author and rope bondage instructor
**WINNER: Best BDSM Book of the Year, Nonfiction (2018, Golden Flogger Awards)**
Love getting tied up for fun? Just curious? This extraordinary celebration of rope bondage (aka shibari or kinbaku) combines glorious full-color photos, groundbreaking research, and tips found nowhere else in one must-read book. You'll get insightful writings by rope bondage experts worldwide on topics like pain processing, anatomy, and rope relationships--plus the stretching warm-up you've been waiting for. And if you're a rope bottom who's curvy, male, 40+, or gender-nonconforming, or you have a special physical condition like fibromyalgia, you'll get helpful ideas tailored just for you, gathered from bondage lovers spanning the globe.
Those who love to tie haven't been left out, either You'll learn shibari ties for partners with limited range of motion, along with tips for guerrilla bondage (aka rope bombing) from one of its pioneers. And an entire chapter is devoted to self-tying, written by a professional international performer and longtime instructor.
As for that groundbreaking research, put your thinking cap on. For the first time publicly, a 15-year neuroscientist shares his insights developed over four years--including through his own case studies--as to why rope bondage makes us feel as amazing as it does.
Inspirational essays and a list of resources round out this remarkable volume, which comes on the heels of the popular Little Guide to Getting Tied Up. A heartfelt tribute to community and the beauty of rope bondage lovers in all their diversity, it belongs in the libraries of rope bondage, shibari, kinbaku, and BDSM lovers everywhere.
"The best rope/kink resource I've seen in years." --Stacy W., psychologist