And the answer is, inevitably (drum-roll please):. It really depends on you and who you’re tying. When you are just starting off, just go with cheap solid-core braided cotton. I’d recommend 1/4? Cotton “Sash Cord”. Smooth, soft, fast, secure. It actually makes for a decent looking harness over black clothing or similar; I saw someone wearing it at a perversion party once with some fancy Two Knotty Boys knots in it. Pros:. It’s easily accessible; cheaper than most bondage ropes, it has decent tooth (essentially, friction; what holds your knots and stuff together), it’s washable, and it’s decently strong. However, more importantly, this stuff is rated. It actually has a recommended load and a breaking strain on the label at Bunnings, which is where I got it.
Pros:. Jute is similar to hemp in that it has excellent tooth; no issues whatsoever with using hitches etc. It actually makes for a decent looking harness over black clothing or similar; I saw someone wearing it at a perversion party once with some fancy Two Knotty Boys knots in it. Nylon Bondage Rope. Again, this is related to the lack of friction. This is pretty cool because you don’t get bulky, unsightly looking knots.
It’s just stiff and cumbersome and not fun. 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). That said, for restraint, this will generally get the job done. The knots used in the single column and two column ties which I posted about earlier will do a solid job of holding things in place, but feel free to use anything that isn’t a slip knot. Yes, I had to break it in fairly extensively; but once that was done, it’s always served me well. It looks great on a person, particularly after it’s shined up, and is just a really sweet, responsive rope that does pretty much whatever I ask of it. Next we have a polypropylene webbing. Polypropylene with core intactPolypropylene Webbing (core removed).
Bondage rope and what kind of rope is best for bondage? This is the kind of question I come across all the time on rope bondage groups and at beginners workshops. And the answer is, inevitably (drum-roll please):. When you are just starting off, just go with cheap solid-core braided cotton. I’d recommend 1/4? Cotton “Sash Cord”. It comes in a range of different colours (I like black). It’s incredibly light.
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. I really value it’s incredibly good performance and aesthetic. But what I like really isn’t that important. It’s a synthetic bondage rope; this means it has a very different level of tooth than the cotton rope or a natural fibre. It’s very smooth, with almost no tooth, which means a lot less friction, making it a slicker, faster rope. Tossa jute is just freaking amazing, and has given me very much the results that I wanted, when I wanted them. Yes, I had to break it in fairly extensively; but once that was done, it’s always served me well. If you like shopping on the internet for your rope (either because it’s hard to find cotton rope near you or because you prefer your bondage gear to arrive in anonymous parcels), then you can buy cotton rope here instead. Let’s face it, sometimes the Internet is just more convenient.