However well we align with our partners, it’s unlikely that we are able to say an enthusiastic, “Hell yes!” to every single thing they enjoy, every single time they want to do it. Enter: The Wheel of Consent.
Frenzy (the temptation to say, “Yes!” to walking red flags) happens to us all. Here’s how to recognise it and what to do if it strikes!
Learning shibari can feel like learning a new language. Here’s our guide to the most common rope-related words you are likely to hear as you start out. Roles in rope Rigger The rigger is the person who does the tying. Some people prefer to use the word “Rope Top”, not to be confused with “Dominant”,Continue reading “Talking Shibari: a guide to rope-related vocabulary”
In my past life I was a primary school teacher. I quit a few years ago to pursue other interests, but I always said that teaching was in my soul. And what do you know? Here I am, embarking on a whole other teaching journey: teaching shibari to adults. As a trained teacher, I amContinue reading “What Skills and Qualities Should a Good Rope Teacher Have?”
If kink is starting to feel like walking through mud, or if you feel like you’re an extra in a vaguely kinky version of Groundhog Day you might be suffering from kink burnout. Here’s what you need to know.
You’ve tried a taster class, but what next? Maybe you’ve been tying at home for a while, learning from YouTube videos and improvising, but don’t feel confident attempting suspension yet. When you watch other people suspending, they make it look effortless, and wondering how. Here are 11 tips on how to get really good at tying.
Navigating the kink scene is generally a great mix of exciting and daunting. If you’re discovering your kinky side when you’re no longer a 20- or 30-something, though, there is a unique set of challenges that you might face. Here is our advice for people over 40 (from people over 40) on how to navigate the kink scene.
Going to your first kink event can be pretty intimidating, but what if you’re planning on going alone? Potentially even more nail-biting. We’ve been there, so here are our top tips for making the most of your first time, especially if you’re flying solo.
We don’t need an excuse to celebrate our love of rope, but it feels like as good a time as any. Here are seven reasons we love rope.
As the year draws to a close, we are taking the chance to look back at some of our achievements since locking down in March 2020. We wish to thank our incredible team who have stuck it out with us during these tough times, despite both personal and collective challenges. We are also very gratefulContinue reading “2020-21: what have we been up to?”