Shibari, Kinbaku, Rope Bondage. However you call it welcome to RopeTopia This isn't a pornographic site but there are images of rope bondage in the Japanese style (kinbaku/shibari) and of nudity. If you're offended by the human body or by bondage please, please don't read on. This site exists for the bondage we love. We hope that you enjoy it too. All the bondage tutorials, galleries of shibari bondage images and videos here are free to access and to use. (But not to copy!) Thank you for your visit. Dave.
There is a duality in humanity between the ‘civilised’ lives we lead and the primal urges lurking beneath the surface. This duality of humanity is of great relevance and interest in terms of BDSM where we create a framework within which we can exploit, play with and enjoy our fundamental desires consensually.
As humans we can’t help but use, or if you like pervert the practices of everyday modern life into instruments of pleasure and pleasurable pain. That most ordinary and useful thing rope is turned into an instrument of bondage, torture and pleasure.
All this to serve our most base instincts. And yet this is not a runaway process. We require consent, specially for the most extreme aspects of our play. Sometimes this sounds convoluted and illogical. And yet we cannot deny that this is the case. The desire and reaction of the masochist is central to our pleasure.
This then is the duality that causes a struggle. Our evolution makes us a tool using, reasoning, social creature but also we remain the animal, the primal lust filled beast.
Perhaps it’s a wonderful achievement is the satisfaction of both of these in kink. We control our primal lusts, fencing them around with ritual and social custom even where the normal social customs did not reach. We make our partners satisfaction part of the satisfaction or our own by seeking out complimentary partners. In the triumph of our social selves, the control of the primal, and yet the satisfaction of it too without descending into abuse we find again that which is unique about humanity.
WykD Dave (2012)
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
So you’re new to the scene or new to rope bondage or both.
Here you will find some useful information that will help you with your first steps.
It can be tempting to just dive into something new head-first but it’s important to use common sense and to take care of yourself and those you play with weather bottom or top.
If you want really top quality rope bondage for your images or video productions then please get in touch.
I have rigged for Video in documentaries and shows worldwide. For print I have rigged for US and European magazines.
People often think that rope bondage is slow. I can provide the kind of quality and speed that will make your rope bondage shoot more productive than you ever imagined.
A selection of video tutorials useful to beginners is availabe free in the portfolio section. Please feel free to make use of these.
I am always interested in feedback on the free materials presented on RopeTopia and your comments are appreciated.
There are some new tutorials coming soon and a new knot technique that I haven’t seen anywhere else. Of course it might turn out to be an old idea rediscovered or an existing idea upside down but I can’t find evidence of it anywhere else yet.