Reasonably cheap; comes in different diameters and you can get bundles of it for not a bad price, or you can measure off the lengths you want right from the spool. Not terribly pricey at Bunnings. Yes, I had to break it in fairly extensively; but once that was done, it’s always served me well. 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. Tossa Jute. Jute rope is another favourite of shibari enthusiasts, and is extremely popular for bondage rope. Pro: Nylon and MFP takes dye very well, resulting in brilliant color. Con: Poly pro or mixed material does not take color well or consistently. If you buy from them through a link on my site, they give me a small percentage. Buy Rope!
HOWEVER. The stuff I got from Twisted Monk is a very different story. Tossa jute is just freaking amazing, and has given me very much the results that I wanted, when I wanted them. Yes, I had to break it in fairly extensively; but once that was done, it’s always served me well. Not recommended for suspension. If you want to buy your own natural fiber rope and condition it yourself so that it is ready to use for bondage without being too prone to giving you or your partner rope burn, McVarij has a nice tutorial on what you need to do.
So I’m going to go into the pros and cons of a few different ropes. And naturally I’ll tell you which are my favorites and why, but at the end of the day I’ll leave you to make up your own mind, based on your own sets of priorities, which may very well be different from mine. What you like will very likely not be what someone else likes. There are very popular ropes – but it’s really up to you to make up your own mind. But every time I’ve used it, whatever I’ve been wearing or my partner has been wearing has wound up dusted in the stuff. It also makes things more likely to be itchy, sneezy, etc. However, there are some advantages and improvements with this one which I will go over. Pros:.
Again, it comes in different colours. I like green and silver, other people may prefer red and silver, or may be able to shop around online to find a solid colour braid. But every time I’ve used it, whatever I’ve been wearing or my partner has been wearing has wound up dusted in the stuff. It also makes things more likely to be itchy, sneezy, etc. Perhaps after doing this yourself once or twice, you will understand why bondage rope vendors charge what they do for bondage-ready rope!
There are also tips on making uber sexy fun times happen, and real life examples and case studies of rope bondage fuelled awesomeness. Rope Bondage The Smart Way was distilled down from about six years of learning, practicing, and testing, and contains my go-to practices for my own use of rope bondage in BDSM; with both written instructions and LOTS of annotated pictures to make learning it all easy. In summary, cotton is pretty great for most forms of bondage other than suspension. You can do a lot with it, it’s cheap, washable, etc. I wouldn’t bother with trying to get something to look particularly pretty or to do a complex tie. That said, for restraint, this will generally get the job done. It actually has a recommended load and a breaking strain on the label at Bunnings, which is where I got it. Which is fantastic! It’s always great to have some idea of exactly how much your rope can take. Unfortunately, the anonymously sourced stuff I got has an annoying tendency to shed fibres. Nothing I’ve done to it has fixed this.