(Updated 2018)Look, this is probably my favourite all round rope, with that Twisted Monk hemp as the favorite for bedroom purposes

Update (2018): In my time, I’ve explored two different batches of hemp rope; what I’ve found, is that the supplier and the quality do make a huge difference. Anonymously sourced rope. 5 millimetre tossa jute. Pros:. Because it’s a natural fibre rope with decent tooth, you can do shibari and other styles of rope that rely on friction over knots, which is pretty great. You can take some great pictures with it; the rope in these pictures is that same cotton braid. Click here for a full review of the hemp rope I ordered from Twisted Monk. Summary:. I’m not actually a dick like that. I realize that what I just wrote may be true, but it’s not actually useful.

If I was going to use this rope, I’d basically stick to your more simple column based ties for restraint. I wouldn’t bother with trying to get something to look particularly pretty or to do a complex tie. It’s very light, very smooth, very fast. I could whip this around someone’s wrists into a column tie in nothing flat, with little to no fear of friction burn. Because of the tight construction, it also doesn’t tend to “high strand” or deform with strands moving out of place. You don’t need to spend a lot of time maintaining it after the initial treatment.

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. If you’ve benefited from or enjoyed what you’ve read, then please check out Rope Bondage The Smart Way, which answers every conceivable question for the beginner, shares my favorite ties and how to use them to best advantage. There are also tips on making uber sexy fun times happen, and real life examples and case studies of rope bondage fuelled awesomeness. (On the plus side, it’s not expensive to replace when you do cut it.). There is another type of cotton rope I’ve seen, which I picked up at a Mitre 10 a couple years back for fairly cheap. Once I finally ordered some, I had a very different experience; which just goes to show, the supplier makes a huge difference in the quality of the rope you get. Click here for a full review of the hemp rope I ordered from Twisted Monk.

Hemp is one of the natural fibre ropes that is commonly used for shibari. It’s generally pricier than anything synthetic, and my understanding is that it’s used a lot over in the US. And tastes and priorities may change, which is cool. Mine certainly have: I went from feeling “so-so” about hemp to loving it, just by getting a different supplier. If you’ve benefited from or enjoyed what you’ve read, then please check out Rope Bondage The Smart Way, which answers every conceivable question for the beginner, shares my favorite ties and how to use them to best advantage. There are also tips on making uber sexy fun times happen, and real life examples and case studies of rope bondage fuelled awesomeness.

No. I’m not actually a dick like that. Knots are not at all difficult to unpick; because of the compactness of that tight lay, it doesn’t tend to squish and become difficult. Cons:. Hemp never stood a chance, because jute got to me first – as far as rope goes, it’s my one true love. And tossa especially, because it’s highly durable with low maintenance. I can’t give you as thorough a break down on it, but I made some observations. Nylon at Bunnings. 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.

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