Rope 101 Continued

This is the second part of my answer to Sarah’s question.

Again, make sure you have blunt-tipped or medical scissors on hand, safe-sane-consensual, communicate with each other blah, blah, blah, all that common-sense stuff.

M’kay, so the next thing I’ll show is a very basic shibari harness, like the one in this picture.  It’s pretty easy once you get the hang of it, and you can do it relatively quickly.

kmzcmoThkjgib80tIf7UX1mzo1_500Keep in mind, this does take some time to get right, and you’ll need to be patient, but it’s so worth it.  This harness is unbelievably versatile.  You can do anything with it once you’ve got it on him.  You can tie his wrists and/or ankles to it, in pretty much any position.  You can tie him to things in a specific position.  You can put it on him under his clothes when you go out for a constant reminder of who owns him.  You can use this as a starting point for virtually any kind of bondage you can think of.  Literally endless possibilities.

You need a long length of rope for this.  At least 35 feet, you might do better going with a 50-foot length.  Again, better too much than not enough.  And bear with me, y’all, it’s been a long fucking time since I’ve done this harness.

Also, when I did this last night, I was very eager to do some other things to him, so I wasn’t going to spend a damn hour making this harness perfect.

Thanks again to my boy, Sounder, for being my guinea pig.

Step 1:

20151021_203415-2Find the middle of the rope and double it up.  Make a knot so you’ve got a loop at the end.  Make four more knots, so you’ve got a total of 5.  The distance you need between the knots will depend on the size and height of your sub, but you can adjust it as you go, so start with 6-8 inches.

Take the space between the fourth and fifth knots, and put that over your sub’s head, so the knotted length is in front.


This is what the back will look like.

Step 2:

20151021_203319Separate the lengths of rope behind him and bring them around to the front, one on either side.  Thread them through the space between each knot, back-to-front, then wrap them around his body and do the same for the other spaces, until you get to the loop at the end.

Make sure you don’t do it too tightly, or you won’t be able to get to the bottom.  This harness gets tighter as you tie it.  Always make sure you can get two fingers between the rope and his skin.  Again, adjust as necessary, and don’t be afraid to start over.  It takes practice to get it right.

If you've spaced the knots correctly, the last knot should rest right underneath his balls.

If you’ve spaced the knots correctly, the last knot should rest right underneath his balls, with the loop hanging down below that.

Step 3:

Now all you have left is the loop at the end.  Pull the loop between his legs and behind him.

20151021_203022After threading the rope through the last space in the front, you won’t cross them behind his back like you did the other times.  Instead, you’ll thread them through the loop.

Step 4:

20151021_203114Pull the two lengths of rope up his back and thread them through the space just above the first knot, on either side, front-to-back.  As you can see, I started to run out of rope.  I’m 70% sure this was 35 feet long.  But I might be wrong on that, I’ve had this rope so long, I can’t remember what any of the lengths are.

20151021_203132Tie the two ends together in a square knot, and you’re done!  If you have extra rope, you can wrap it around the two lengths going up his back, or you could tie him to something, or you could use it to tie his hands behind his back, or whatever you can think of.

20151021_203222-1The finished product, yay!  From here, you can do whatever you want.

Want to use the rope handcuffs with this?  Super easy.  Go ahead and do Steps 1 to 3 of the handcuffs as you would normally.  When you get to Step 4, wrap the rope around the bottom two crossed ropes across his back, along with the loops around his wrists.  Then do Step 5 as normal, and you’re done.  It’ll be comfortable, secure, and he won’t be able to get out of it.

Sarah, I hope these techniques helped you.  If you have any more questions, feel free to ask anytime.  I’m sure Sounder or Kazander would be thrilled to be guinea pigs and help me illustrate other things, wouldn’t you, boys?

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