I recently got a very nice email from someone who said he was a fan of the ropework I present here in my original content. He was even interested in meeting with us to learn more… that was pretty cool! That’s really a compliment for my boyfriend Sam, who does basically all the ropework you see me in here. But Sam is a very private person, so I don’t think he’ll be leading a class anytime soon. But it did prompt me to ask him how he does his ropework, and I learned some interesting things from him!
- He enjoys symmetry.
- He basically improvises, and goes off his instinct.
- He ties in ways that would turn him on to see.
- He believes in “less is more” bondage. Using a minimum of rope to achieve maximum bondage.
I think #3 is the most interesting one to me. It really simplifies things, and it actually parallels how I work with slaves. Sometime ago I discussed how I come up with tasks for slaves. I responded by saying I order what I’d like to see done to me, for the most part. Odd how we have very similar approaches.
And while I do certainly enjoy having rope everywhere, I do agree that there’s something to be said about the less is more technique. I still remember years later a post in TieGuyUK where he bound a guy, thumbs to big toes in a similated hogtie, using two small cable ties. And that was it. Very immobilizing with maybe 8 inches total of restraint equipment? Hot!
I’m posting a pic where I used the same approach. My victim is sitting in a chair with wrist and ankle restraints on. I used one 6 foot rope, and fed it through each of the restraints and tied it off to a support of the chair. He told me it was quite effective. And I have to admit, thinking of point #1, there’s a nice symmetry here.
It was something we had never discussed before, and it was fun for me, his partner of over 5 years, to learn something new about him!