Saturday, March 19, 2011

Learning The Ropes

As i said, i'm behind with my blog and i meant to write about this before now. But here i am, a little short on time as we are heading off to 'The North' today, so it's a shortened version of our shibari 'workshop' with E & S - a lovely switch couple who we met for real before Christmas, and who i've been chatting to online for about 4 years now. It's so cool to make things a reality, even if it does take a while!

So, this masterclass from S, with his lovely wife E as his model, began by showing us the basics of knots. SG had some knowledge of this from His sea-faring days with His family, so all good there. Then we moved on to a very simple restraint of the hands, which uses a principle technique that can be repeated for any part of the body (i'm trying to remember this from memory, as it was a few weeks ago now!). i am sure SG will add anything i've missed, if He wants! That was very interesting to learn, especially how it works to prevent any nerve damage to the wrists, as this is very dangerous. Shibari is definitely not something to muck about with, you do need to know what you are doing.

Anyway, from there we moved onto the boobies and how to create a rope bra (the white rope in the photo). SG and i copied what S was doing to E (with a lot of squealing along the way, i have to say!). It was a real light-hearted and fun atmosphere, which helped to allay my nerves a lot! We then carried on to a rope corset (green rope), and finished off with the rope running around the crotch. That, combined with the feeling of restraint across my chest, felt really cool. i LOVE restraint. i think somewhere along the way S also showed us how the arms can be included in the ensemble. As we went along, SG took photos and also video of the demos S carried out on E, so we can watch them back and learn from them.

Here's the rope bra/corset:

Another shot, showing the crotch ropes:

And what the back looks like (note: best bra on!):

The grand finale of the session was a demo of a body hogtie on E. It looked fantastic and it wasn't long before she was spacing out on the floor. That was a delight to watch. Then it was my turn as SG strung me up, with S's instructions and i felt myself getting spacey too. It was even weirder to be feeling that way, while lying face down on someone else's living room floor, and then listen to a discussion about house prices and estate agents! It was like i wasn't even there - and not just mentally! i was left hogtied for about 20 minutes and i loved every minute of it. Somewhere around me i could hear photos being taken and E kindly placed a mini vibrating bullet against one of the crotch knots, which made me giggle and squirm, as i felt the vibes ran around my nether regions!

Here's SG completing my hogtie:

i was eventually let free and then we all enjoyed a nice cup of tea and agreed to meet up again at some point in the near future. i think we have now got a date in mind for next month, so i'm really looking forward to that. Thank you E & S!

Right... i think i did quite well there (with photos too!).

We are meeting thisgirl and Grimly later today for dinner and then off to the BBB tomorrow - i'm SOOO excited! Of course, i'll have to add that to the list of future posts!


Aurore said...

That looks like so much fun. I've only had a few rope experiences but I'm dying to try some more.

frances said...

Rope is so beautiful and artistic. And what a beautiful model you are. :-) great pictures. I think I'd like to learn some knots some day.

SirAnneal said...

Very nice! Sounds like a great time