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. You can carry a lot of it around with you. It’s not hugely expensive. If you’re looking for good restraint bondage rope and enjoy using knots, this is probably what you should go for. Again, not recommended for shibari, but everything else goes, and I’ve heard that there are actually dyes which will change the colour of nylon. What type of rope is best for you? I have some recommendations above, under “What type of rope should I use? ”, but here are some qualtiies that will let you understand why I made those recommendations and let you better decide for yourself. “Natural Fiber” Ropes:. The thinner it is, the more pressure will be concentrated on one spot, which leads to issues with circulation, nerve damage, general discomfort and bruising. Sometimes even scars, if the rope is thin enough and the pressure is applied forcefully enough.

Cons:. Unfortunately, the anonymously sourced stuff I got has an annoying tendency to shed fibres. However, once I removed the core, that changed things considerably (If you want to know how to remove the core, send me a message or something and I’ll update). Pros. And tossa especially, because it’s highly durable with low maintenance. Exactly what I need.

It is considerably stronger than the Zen rope I just mentioned; and again, is rated. Apparently it is often used as boat rope, so I’d say it’s fairly hardwearing and durable. What type of rope should I use? When you are just starting off, just go with cheap solid-core braided cotton. It actually polishes up and becomes shinier and smoother with use. That’s right, it doesn’t degrade. If you want to buy your own natural fiber rope and condition it yourself so that it is ready to use for bondage without being too prone to giving you or your partner rope burn, McVarij has a nice tutorial on what you need to do. Perhaps after doing this yourself once or twice, you will understand why bondage rope vendors charge what they do for bondage-ready rope!

Summary:. This is actually one of my two favourite ropes. You can spend ages trying to unpick those things, which leads to swearing and frustration and a general lack of cool. The times when I’ve felt it most likely that I would need to use safety scissors to get someone out of rope, have all been times when I’ve been using this kind of cotton rope. You can almost see the scratchiness. Cons:.

Let’s face it, price is a factor. It’s a really significant factor. You can carry a lot of it around with you. It’s not hugely expensive. There’s also a greater likelihood of surface abrasion and friction burn if you move it really quickly or with great pressure. Summary:. Those who care less about appearance or who are less attracted to shibari may go down the nylon route. Many may be satisfied with cotton. As I’ve only ever seen it in white, that means you should get a good result if you decide to go down that route. Research your dye carefully though.