Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Seeing as how this is the first week of the month and the order queue (as always happens the first week of the month) has swelled to a massive size, I think I'll answer some e-mails I've received as of late.

well this is something starting to weigh on my mind...I am right side impaired with hemiplegic who has started thinking about rope play with my fiancé now I have always been quite adaptive but am curious as to whether you you might have any suggestions as to a possible way to tie knots one handed, I have some ideas on how to do this but will not truly know until I try.

First and foremost, I'm not a "knot guy". There are guys who will argue the finer points of what knots are best for what applications and in some cases get into near fist fights over the usefulness of the Square Knot. I am not one of those people. I know a small number of useful ones that are safe and easy to use. Ask around online with some of various rope groups, Yahoo's "Adult Rope Art" is a good place to start, and there are dozens of folks who would be happy to debate the pros and cons of any knot you may want to know about...

That said, I'm gonna let you in on a little secret of the bondage world.

One of the reasons for the enduring popularity of hemp rope for bondage is that it is SO easy to use. Unlike nylon or cotton, or other fibers that are "slippery", you don't have to worry as much about the rope coming undone. Rather, hemp has just enough "bite" to it that in most cases simple wraps or an overhand knot will hold the bondage snug for as long as you need it. That said, the more complex and dangerous the tie (like suspension bondage for example) will require more specialized knots, however for most rope play don't focus on the knot but rather on the wrapping of the rope around the body.