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Far fewer knots required. It’s generally quite strong; you can usually put it under heavy load with minimal fear of stretch or breakage unless its obviously frayed. It looks great on a person, particularly after it’s shined up, and is just a really sweet, responsive rope that does pretty much whatever I ask of it. Hemp never stood a chance, because jute got to me first – as far as rope goes, it’s my one true love. (If you don’t, your partner may be able to manipulate the tie and wriggle out, and rope bottoms kind of hate that. Knowing they cannot escape tends to be part of what does it for them…). It’s generally pricier than anything synthetic, and my understanding is that it’s used a lot over in the US. It usually comes in twisted form as opposed to braided. Depending on the source of your rope, it can be a real pain in the ass of a rope for a beginner, because the knots in what I got from the 1-8 dollar shop compact down like you wouldn’t believe. You can spend ages trying to unpick those things, which leads to swearing and frustration and a general lack of cool.

It works well for bedroom bondage, but I wouldn’t put it under heavy load. Due to that same lack of friction as mentioned above, you can’t really use hitches or friction based means to lock off tension the way you can with natural fibre ropes of greater tooth. Cons. This is a very thin plastic webbing; it is not something you want to get too close to a naked flame, because it will melt. Helpfully, I’ve arranged them from cheapest to most expensive. Important Factors In Choosing Any Bondage Rope.

Which is fantastic! It’s always great to have some idea of exactly how much your rope can take. For our purposes though, what’s great about this bondage rope is the way it feels. And this is why I strongly advise that you DO NOT buy your rope from Peaches and Cream or any other sex shop. That stuff is vastly overpriced for what it is. It won’t shrink (might want to use a cold wash though). Cons. Next we have a Zenith All-Purpose rope, which is a solid polypropylene braid. This is another synthetic bondage rope, and has many of the same properties of that rope mentioned immediately above, particularly in regards to friction.

You can take some great pictures with it; the rope in these pictures is that same cotton braid. Cons:. It works well for bedroom bondage, but I wouldn’t put it under heavy load. Due to that same lack of friction as mentioned above, you can’t really use hitches or friction based means to lock off tension the way you can with natural fibre ropes of greater tooth. It’s not particularly aesthetic. You don’t get great photo worthy ties with it; though you still get a restrained person, which is always good, and may be all you want in your photo.

Pro: Better “tooth”, so it grabs better and takes fewer knots to hold securely. Pro: Preferred for suspension as it doesn’t stretch as much and has more consistent stretch characteristics. Those who care less about appearance or who are less attracted to shibari may go down the nylon route. Many may be satisfied with cotton. So, to sum up the whole post:. At the moment, my two favourite ropes are the Twisted Monk Hemp for bedroom ties, and Tossa Jute for absolutely everything else. I’m going to go over the kinds of rope pictured above, from left to right. Helpfully, I’ve arranged them from cheapest to most expensive. Wasn’t terribly expensive; maybe 15 dollars for a bundle? I wouldn’t use this stuff for bondage at all with the core intact.

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