Your favorite rope bondage book?

V.T.T V.T.T 09/05/2010

The topic line says it all! What rope bondage book do you find the most useful? I am a beginner rope-wise and am looking for the best instructional books to get my partner and I started.

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V.T.T V.T.T
Favorite rope bondage book(s)?
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VieuxCarre , lunapixie , Ropeguy , Sir , Lady Neshamah , Angel deSanguine , Master DarkWolf , DreamWolf , gsfanatic , Zandrock , Eugler , requiem dreams , emilymileena
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VieuxCarre , lunapixie , Ropeguy , Sir , Madeira , Tart , Ckey , Lady Neshamah , Angel deSanguine , dhig , Elnoa , thebest , carenautilus , Master DarkWolf , DreamWolf , gsfanatic , Loriandhubby , LaSchwartz , pestilence , Katelyn , Kitka , smlove , mpfm , ImmaFreak , Eugler , requiem dreams , emilymileena , Ziva
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Kayla , Midway through , Pleasured n Aroused , tashadavis , Miss Morphine , GothlordsPet , Pixel , moonlitlilly , DarkApparition , Tart , ellejay , Ckey , potstickers , dv8 , Emily! , looksy lou , Angel deSanguine , Elliotstar , Lio , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) , Lady Marmelade , Solar Ray , dhig , sixfootsex , Adam02viper , Miss T , LavenderSkies , padmeamidala , callsignhusker , The Curious Couple , Howells , mb , lolsos , Judas Iscars , tickle me pink , DustBunny , Darkness Withinus , Kdlips , Donord , Shellz31 , Andersonda , thebest , sktb0007 , unfulfilled , comatose-kitty , Stagger13 , CadmiumKitty , pestilence , Katelyn , SMichelle , talkless , GONE! , Real or memorex , Bignuf , higs , roskat , ginnyluvspotter , Miss L , Lyanne , hatman
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Rey , romandraws
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Kayla Kayla
I've read all four. If you are looking for actual pictures and how-tos, the Seductive Art book is what I'd go with 100%. Midori gives great pictures in color as well as explains variations on each of her basic positions that will get you thinking about how to actually do your own rope bondage - not just copy a book. I'd recommend it 100%. Only downside is that it only has (I think) 8 different ties in it, but once you include the variations, it ends up being a lot more.

I'd also really recommend "Bondage for Sex" which you'd have to find at another site since EF doesn't sell it. It has all sorts of rope ties intended to be used during sex and gives variations like Midori does. Both Seductive Art and Bondage for Sex has a small "beginner" guide at the beginning.

Two Knotty Boys books include a lot of ties - but they're usually pretty decorative and not actually restraining. Their books usually have about 20 ties or so each though, so you get quite a few, but most of them are ones you just wouldn't be that interested in. (Plus, their website has videos of almost all of the ties, so if you are split on whether you think you'd like it, check out their videos on their website.) It doesn't give variations, the pictures are kinda small, and it's basically step-by-step to finish the tie and that's about it. No building on that.

Jay Wiseman's book is definitely a safety book. There's more text than pictures by FAR. (Like 95% text, 5% pictures) It's not a useful beginner bondage how-to book at all. HOWEVER, I still wouldn't recommend trying it out at some point because it does have a lot of vital safety information in it that other books don't delve into. It's also great about teaching the care of your rope and other minor things that other books wouldn't teach. It is dry and at 350 pages of text, it tends to be a bit boring. It'd be worth picking this one up *along* with your choice because of the safety info, but I wouldn't choose this as your book to learn.

Overall, my picks are definitely Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage and Bondage for Sex. Both have functional bondage (not just decorative like Knotty Boys) and include some great positions and are easy to follow. If you want links to my full-length reviews of any of these books, Message me.
09/05/2010
Midway through Midway through
I'm biased, and I haven't read the first two listed. So I'm kinda stuck voting between the two I have read..
09/05/2010
V.T.T V.T.T
Thanks for the feedback guys
09/12/2010
VieuxCarre VieuxCarre
I much prefer The Two Knotty Boys to the others, as I've read all four.
09/12/2010
Ropeguy Ropeguy
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Originally posted by VieuxCarre
I much prefer The Two Knotty Boys to the others, as I've read all four.
Ya- TKB are wonderful teachers if you have ever seen any of their instructional videos on youtube before they got shut down it was awesome. There are some people who have mirrored the more tame videos link but it is nothing like it used to be.

Rope Guy
10/03/2010
Sir Sir
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Originally posted by VieuxCarre
I much prefer The Two Knotty Boys to the others, as I've read all four.
Definitely agree. I love their books, they're great.
10/03/2010
Pixel Pixel
I'd like to suggest (in addition to 'Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage') Bondage For Sex by Chanta Rose. It's well set up, the photographs are gorgeous, and all the knots and ropework are explained/shown clearly.
10/18/2010
MeliPixie MeliPixie
My favorite rope bondage book is called "Shibari You Can Use."
11/23/2010
null null
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Originally posted by Ropeguy
Ya- TKB are wonderful teachers if you have ever seen any of their instructional videos on youtube before they got shut down it was awesome. There are some people who have mirrored the more tame videos link but it is nothing like it used to ... More
They actually have all of their videos on link under downloads, I was so excited when I found it!
12/30/2010
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
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Originally posted by V.T.T
Favorite rope bondage book(s)?
Im definitely getting the Japanese bondage book soon
03/09/2011
lolsos lolsos
Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage.
05/09/2011
Kdlips Kdlips
Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage
05/15/2011
carenautilus carenautilus
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Originally posted by Kayla
I've read all four. If you are looking for actual pictures and how-tos, the Seductive Art book is what I'd go with 100%. Midori gives great pictures in color as well as explains variations on each of her basic positions that will get you ... More
A thoroughly informative and helpful reply! Brava!
09/18/2011
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
Have not read any of these.
03/29/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
I so much want the Two Knotty Boys books because I know they show everything clearly and you can learn all the amazingly beautiful techniques...
03/31/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Two Knotty boys, having read the first book and gone through their videos. They do a great job of putting together explanations with pictures
07/11/2012
Loriandhubby Loriandhubby
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Originally posted by Kayla
I've read all four. If you are looking for actual pictures and how-tos, the Seductive Art book is what I'd go with 100%. Midori gives great pictures in color as well as explains variations on each of her basic positions that will get you ... More
thank you so much for the great information
07/11/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I haven't read any of those, thank you for the info Kayla!
07/11/2012
Zandrock Zandrock
I like the second two knotty boys book. I think colour really helps to see the knot. Sometimes it takes me a while to figure out the knot. And colour photos just help that little extra bit making it a lot easier in my opinion.
07/11/2012
CadmiumKitty CadmiumKitty
I'm planning on getting the japanese bondage book
07/11/2012
Rey Rey
I'm a fan of Jay Wiseman, so naturally i'm going to suggest that one
Interesting to read others opinions on the other books as i haven't read them
07/17/2012
Real or memorex Real or memorex
Midori's book is great, and is a beautiful and nonintimidating introduction.
01/04/2013
Kitka Kitka
Two Knotty Boys Showing You the Ropes is the only one we currently have.
01/26/2013
Eugler Eugler
Definitely the Knotty Boys.

I have the seductive art, too, but I don't like it that much.
02/27/2013
requiem dreams requiem dreams
The knotty boys books
06/05/2013
Lyanne Lyanne
Personally, I prefer the Japanese style with natural fibres and stricter rules. But since I prefer bondage for the art and meditation kind of state you can get into (and of course the aesthetics), I am not the one to judge by.
I assume you want to do bondage for the bedroom? Then try the knotty boys. The book is not as pricey as most, it has a lot of pictures and step for step descriptions and it has a short introductory part on rope types and such.
Feb 20, 4:04 pm
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V.T.T V.T.T
Which book(s) do you feel is suited well for those new to rope?
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Tart , Solar Ray , Elnoa
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Kayla , Midway through , Pixel , DarkApparition , Tart , dv8 , Lio , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) , Miss T , Lady Marmelade , The Curious Couple , Howells , lolsos , Judas Iscars , Donord , sktb0007 , Master DarkWolf , DreamWolf , comatose-kitty , pestilence , roskat
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Kayla , padmeamidala
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Master DarkWolf Master DarkWolf
Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage, though I would get the Two Knotty Boys books too...
03/31/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
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Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage, though I would get the Two Knotty Boys books too...
I assume...
07/10/2012
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