Best Bondage Book

null null 01/06/2011

I'm looking at getting a book on bondage, but I'm not sure which one. I am very experienced with knotwork, but not with tying up people. Which of these do you think would be best for me?

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I'm hoping to find new knots and ways to incorporate them in ties on people. I know quite a few knots already, I just haven't used them on people yet.
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Total votes: 162 (138 voters)
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Pixel Pixel
I also recommend Bondage for Sex.   It was my first bondage book, and I adore it.
01/18/2011
Fuck it. Fuck it.
I need a good bondage book as well. I've just been watching videos online, which are really helpful. Did you ever get one of the books?
03/04/2011
null null
Quote:
Originally posted by Fuck it.
I need a good bondage book as well. I've just been watching videos online, which are really helpful. Did you ever get one of the books?
Not yet, I keep putting it off thinking I'd never get any use out of it.
03/16/2011
Miss Voluptuous Miss Voluptuous
I didn't vote because I haven't read all of those.... I have Midori's book though and it's pretty great.
03/26/2011
miamortis miamortis
also the best starting book is by jay wisemen called sm101
04/05/2011
Cedarlooman Cedarlooman
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Originally posted by miamortis
also the best starting book is by jay wisemen called sm101
Yes! First book I went for when I first got interested in SM101. I have his erotic bondage book as well, but I think the Knotty Boys would have more in the way of actual instruction in ties and knots. Jay's books focus more on the experience and introduction to it. There are some great basics in it, but it is geared more for the beginner.
04/20/2011
Mary-Anne-Xun Mary-Anne-Xun
Two Knotty Boys Showing You the Ropes.
05/08/2011
Dyma Dyma
Japaese Bondage!
05/08/2011
Ms. Paprika Ms. Paprika
Two Knotty Boys Showing You the Ropes.
Clear, easy to understand book. Midori's makes a good coffee table book though, so long as you have accepting guests. It's very pretty but not as instructive.
05/15/2011
Kdlips Kdlips
Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage
05/15/2011
Sex'и'Violence Sex'и'Violence
Family Jewels by Hardy Haberman
05/17/2011
RosesThorns RosesThorns
I love the Knotty Boys!
05/17/2011
ellieprobable ellieprobable
I agree that Knotty Boys is one of the most useful. But, I also echo the recommendation for Chanta Rose's Bondage For Sex. I'd also throw in a recommendation for Shibari You Can Use by Lee Harrington.

Midori's book is beautiful but not really instructive.

The Jay Wiseman book is a great overview of all types of bondage, not rope in particular, and has a significant focus on safety. If you need to start from the ground up, read it, if you understand safety issues and want to learn how to do rope work, others will suit you better.

I've also heard great things about, but not yet read myself, Douglas Kent's Complete Shibari books. They are in two volumes, Earth and Sky, and cover, respectively, floor bondage and suspension. You can get them directly from the author's website because they are self-published.
06/19/2011
Mika R. Mika R.
Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage.
07/04/2011
Princess-Kayla ♥ Princess-Kayla ♥
I've watched some videos on Two Knotty Boys, and I really liked them. I think the book would be really good.
08/23/2011
null null
I finally bought some books! Complete Shibari 1&2, they're really interesting so far!
08/24/2011
JGrey JGrey
I got intrigued -must buy me one too!!!!
12/06/2011
voenne voenne
I've never tried bondage before, but I totally want to know more about the Japanese bondage one!!
12/06/2011
neon neon
I need these all!
12/08/2011
MrGoodTool MrGoodTool
I want to read them all
03/28/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
Two Knotty Boys books!
03/31/2012
SubmissiveFeminist SubmissiveFeminist
I think I'm going to start learning online and through video lessons, then go to books. =)
04/05/2012
Mia.The.Wonder.Slut Mia.The.Wonder.Slut
Also try looking up things online! Believe it or not, I learned most of what I know about knots from the Boy Scouts online manual.

Ironic, I know.
04/12/2012
Master DarkWolf Master DarkWolf
The Two Knotty Boys books.
04/17/2012
Do emu Do emu
Quote:
Originally posted by null
I'm hoping to find new knots and ways to incorporate them in ties on people. I know quite a few knots already, I just haven't used them on people yet.
I want a Japanese bondage book personally.
05/13/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Huge fan of showing you the ropes, it's a great starter, and covers artistic and practical bondage. Japanese bondage (shibari) is nice, but you want to practice a bit first.
05/13/2012
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by null
I'm hoping to find new knots and ways to incorporate them in ties on people. I know quite a few knots already, I just haven't used them on people yet.
We have the Two Knotty Boys Showing You the Ropes, also love it.
05/17/2012
Collogue Collogue
Knotty Boys!!!! Back on the ropes is pretty and in color
05/31/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I'd get two of them the Knotty Boys and the art of Japanese Bondage
06/04/2012
amazon amazon
Two Knotty and you can't go wrong
01/06/2013
Sima-pusya Sima-pusya
Two Knotty Boys Showing You the Ropes
02/24/2013
OhMyGlob OhMyGlob
showing you the ropes!
02/24/2013
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Unique posters: 31