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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Kinbaku: All Wrapped Up

Okay… if everyone is all stretched out from practicing their shinbari homework (see HERE for a brief lesson in erotic Japanese bondage), let's look at kinbaku, which translates as "bind tightly".

Some of you may recognize that pose in the photograph above. Actually, if you do, please call me. 

Kinbaku is actually a verb… an action… 'tight binding' and 'binding tightly' are two different things according to this definition.

This is tough, for me, to describe, but it is perhaps best to describe some of the things that are used in kinbaku bondage.

The rope. The rope is key in that only natural fiber ropes are allowed, and that means usually ropes made of jute. Jute is a long, soft and shiny vegetable fiber that can be spun into strong threads and ropes.


Now… there are rules and regulations involved in the rope. For example, you can only use rope between 5mm and 7mm in diameter. It's not so cool to use colored rope. Finishing is done with a single knot. Rope length is limited (usually) to seven to eight meters.
Anything else, and you are doing it wrong.

Having said that, if kinbaku is your thing for more than erotic art, screw the rules, right? This is supposed to be fun. 

Practice (and I took this from a website - www.jaderope.com): 
    •    Kinbaku practitioners tend to pay more attention to functionality as a method of restraint;
    •    There is a preference to fix ropes using ‘weaves’ as opposed to knots; 
    •    Rope is deployed with erotic intent, where the rigger often actively targets erogenous zones.

So… when performing kinbaku, without using a knotted rope, pressure is applied to the one's pressure points to create the feeling of sexual euphoria… the pressure can and is applied to the erogenous zones… which is more than just the clitoris and nipples.     


When performing shibari, rope knots are applied and press down upon various body pressure points to evoke euphoria.

When performing judo, let's say, and the master wraps his belt around your neck to choke you to cause you to tap out… this is a form of hojojitsu… the martial art.

Of course… some people say that in Shibari… this is supposed to be something that is aesthetically pleasing to the eye only… while kinbaku is actually two people (or more) enjoying a session of rope play.  

Whatever. Naughty knots = shibari. Naughty weaves = kinbaku.

All I know is, if there are too many things to remember while the brain has a distinct lack of blood flowing through it, is not as much fun as reckless abandon is. Sometimes.

Shibari... kinbaku dreamers... while I got to do the shinbari thing with my ex-girlfriend Junko who taught me how, for me... I had never had any fantasy dreams involving rope, except as a kid to save the damsel in distress... but definitely not to tie anyone up.

But, I did enjoy it.

I am unsure if it was because of what I was doing (binding), or rather if it was because of what potentially rabid sex it would lead to once she was untied, or maybe simply because I was naked and beside a beautiful naked woman.

Perhaps it was all three combined, but since I have never gone out of my way to enact shibari/kinbaku with anyone else (I'm not shy when it comes to sex and what I want), I can't say it was all three. Probably the other two reasons.

But that's me. For anyone else, it may be something different.

Looking to try it? There are 'underground' art exhibitions in the larger cities, books, videos... but for goodness sake, make sure you get a soft rope... anything else and we're talking some nasty burns.

Have fun being knotty (shibari) or naughty (kinbaku). 

Somewhere at Subway having the wrap,
Andrew Joseph 
PS: By the way... photographic examples are tough to come by, as nearly all have some form of graphic nudity - more than what is shown here - despite being presented in an artistic fashion. I like the titillation aspect I can provide here, but just because, I do my best to keep things non-pornographic.)  

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    1. Cheers. Ask and you shall receive. Okay, I didn't ask, but I appreciate the heads up on shibari and (the found) kinbaku.

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