Website updates and more
I’m going to be making some website changes very soon and a whole new look is coming.
Stay tuned for that and for new galleries going up in the next few days.
What is Shibari?
In the world outside of Japan it describes the art of Japanese style rope bondage.
This site is dedicated to my pursuit of that art.
Who are we?
We’re WykD Dave & Clover a couple from the UK (though Clover is Irish) who love and live shibari bondage.
We teach our style of bondage all over the world combining education for tops and bottoms since 2010.
Dave is an internationally recognised rigger and his work has appeared in motion pictures, music videos, fashion magazines & Paris’ Louvre gallery amongst many others.
London, UK (January) Event passed on 28th Jan 2017 Blog
Rome, Italy (February) Event passed on 3rd Feb 2017
Jamaica (April) Vlog
Dallas, USA (April) Blog
Brighton (July) Event passed on 29th Jul 2017 Blog
Bristol (September) Event passed on 10th Sep 2017
Wasaw, Poland (October) Event passed on 13th Oct 2017
LA, USA (October) Event passed on 28th Oct 2017
St. Louis, USA (November) Event passed on 2nd Nov 2017
Czech Shibari Festival (November) Event passed on 17th Nov 2017
Beachbind Rope-Topia. Be WykD for a week!
(Jamaica) (Apr) 79 days remaining
Bondage Expo Dallas (USA) (Apr) 99 days remaining
What is this shibari stuff all about?
This site is about shibari bondage. It’s not the bondage of the tabloid press and sensationalist headlines that forget the human beings beneath the surface of the paper selling stories.
This is about the bondage called shibari or kinbaku that comes from the humanity of those that participate in this fascinating practice. This is shibari done with love and care. This is kinbaku that is done because it is beautiful, because it is an expression of love.
This is about the kind of shibari that I find beautiful and heartbreaking, the kind of kinbaku that I find most emotional
This is a world of intense emotion and sensation.
An expression I find particularly useful in describing this is ‘beautiful suffering’. It is where sensation is taken to the limits of what is possible, where emotion is experienced to its utmost. It is where we are alive as completely as we can be while being as together as we can.
It is also about the shibari art I love.
In the living experience of these moments in rope it is our utopia.
I don’t do rope, I do people (but I do them with rope).
Shibari travel & Bondage performance blogs.
More shibari travels blogs coming up soon, the latest from out trip to LA is up now and I promise I’m working to bring you up to date with the remaining blogs I’m behind with.
Also we have some epic travels coming up. Looking forward to sharing those. I’m really going to have to start keeping a diary.
Recent posts and opinions about the world of shibari bondage
Tokyo Shibari Osada Steve, Otonawa, Kinoko & Naka Akira, Iroha Shizuki, Shigonawa Bingo, Yoi Yoshida March 2016
Tokyo Japan in March 2016. The weather find, the cherry blossoms beginning to bloom. My memory of these events is at one and the same time vivid but probably incomplete due to the time elapsed [...]
Recent shibari bondage galleries
- FarieWillow Shibari bondage shoot, beautiful Kinbaku wykd 2017-06-29T20:16:18+00:00
- Shibari shoot with Ankrah Beautiful Kinbaku bondage wykd 2018-01-12T21:02:04+00:00
- Whitecell & Darkcell 2010 Shibari bondage couple shoot wykd 2016-07-04T18:34:19+00:00
- Solestria shibari bondage shoot in Atlanta Georgia 2012 wykd 2016-06-11T20:02:16+00:00
- Adreena Winters in Beautiful Shibari bondage session. wykd 2016-10-28T16:39:58+00:00
- SapphiereBlu Shibari bondage and suspension shoot 2012 wykd 2016-10-28T16:39:59+00:00
- Bondage with Xenia Seurat, SkinnyRedhead, Maya Hommerton and Clover wykd 2014-10-28T00:15:06+00:00
- Ruby Rosetta (Rosetta Stoned) shibari bondage shoot. wykd 2016-10-28T16:39:59+00:00
Shibari bondage videos
- BED Shibari show at the Church Dallas 2017 (Kanna & Kagura) wykd 2017-05-17T22:51:29+00:00
- BED Shibari show at the Church Dallas 2017 (M0co & Beemo) wykd 2017-05-17T22:52:04+00:00
We live only for the moment, in which we admire the splendour of the moonlight, the snow, the cherry blossom and the colours of the maple-leaves. We enjoy the day, warmed by wine, without allowing the poverty which stares us in the face to restore our sobriety. In this drifting – like a pumpkin carried along by the current of the river – we do not allow ourselves to be discouraged for a moment.
This is what is called the floating, fleeting world.
~Ukiyo Monogatari by Asai Ryoi
We are kinky, we are lascivious we are lustful we are experience junkies, we are sensualists.
From everything I know of myself and my friends, what we ultimately want is to experience life and our partners. The sensations of our experience, our interactions, the experience of our reaction to the reactions of others. Everything in kink is I think on some level about experience and sensation.
Why? Because it makes us alive. Life is about experience, the things that happen in it both good and bad.
As individuals in kink I think many are driven by the need to extend our experiences beyond the mundane, to not be limited in our experiences. To take an experience otherwise unpleasant and to pervert that into a sensual feast for the kinkster is I think the obvious expression of this.
Spanking, beating, flogging, caning, restraint, rope, chains, whips and all manner of roleplay scenario are pressed into the service of this goal. People roleplay and act out taboos. In fact this is one of the things that people misunderstand. Something that would in reality be very unpleasant is taken and turned into something fun, thrilling, erotic. To fail to understand the distinction between playing with the idea of something and the thing itself is to fail to understand how these kinds of play work entirely.
All of these things are about vivid, intense experiences. In extremis we are brought more presently into the moment we live and live that moment more completely.
Sometimes kinksters are reviled as sub human, freaks, lacking in feeling and empathy. This is I believe the opposite of the truth. It is very human to seek experience. I think those that limit their experiences are strange. I give my partner experiences and sensation because I have empathy, because in those moments we are so connected.
We yearn to experience… It’s only human.
Here you will find shibari related blogs, shibari tutorials and shibari bondage/kinbaku bondage photosets. Thanks for visiting.