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Tie Me Up, Buttercup

This rope is one of my favorite items Eden carries for the simple fact that you get so much for your money. It's inexpensive, comfortable, durable, and practically begs beginners to try out rope play. The color selections are generous as well as the 35 foot length that is suitable for nearly any body type/size.
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Pros:
Lightweight, Well made, Durable, Affordable, Washable, Easy to store, Easy to maintain
Cons:
Not silk
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review

Use

You could get really creative with the use of this rope, but the intended purpose is for bondage-type scenarios between yourself, or yourself and a partner.

Just in case you're a user who's new to this kind of product, you may want to look up rope bondage, or the art of Shibari, as both will provide information on what this rope is best used for. Eden sells a book on rope bondage in general that might be helpful in your process of learning exactly how to use this rope on yourself or a partner.

"Two Knotty Boys Showing You the Ropes"

  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Bdsm
    • Couples
    • Solo
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Bedroom / on a bed
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly

Design / Craftsmanship / Material / Size / Fit

The rope is advertised to be made of silk, but it's actually cotton and still extremely soft. I used this rope on myself in comfortable and uncomfortable positions, and the rope didn't cut into my skin or leave marks easily because it's softer than most rope I've used before. It's basically braided/woven cotton ribbons that don't dig into your skin for the most part.

The ends come taped at the ends in a shiny silver plastic so it doesn't fray, but these don't last very long with a lot of usage and will probably peel off. When this happens, you can just use any color electrical tape at the ends of the rope to keep the ends from fraying.

In length, the rope measures about 36 feet long and is ideal for just about any body type or height. I'm a bigger-than-average girl and I find that this rope worked well on me for a body harness and I had plenty left over if it needed to be bigger. If you're taller and slimmer, this will also work for you, so an array of body types are greatly suited for the length of the product.

I feel this product is high quality and reliable for any bondage scenario, light or heavy. It isn't recommended for suspending, but for anything else you may want to try, this rope can handle the heat. For the price and the color choices, why on earth not grab some? I enjoy mixing colors of ropes when tying harnesses or restraints. I purchased my rope in the purple shown, and it was true to color and form as it was shown on the site.
    • Adjustable
    • Fits comfortably
    • Well made / sturdy

Performance

I love this guide to tying ropes safely and just about anything else you'd want to know before use.



The first thing I did when I got my rope was follow along to a video on tying a rope harness. It was simple, and the softness of the rope made it comfortable and easy to do. I tied my harness a little too tight, and the rope still didn't cut into me or make me feel all that uncomfortable. The material is just nice against skin and feels a lot less harsh than some other ropes on the market.

Just because the rope is soft, however, doesn't mean that there isn't a danger of rope burns or the rope cutting too much into your skin over time. Any rope can harm a user if tied improperly or left to rub against skin over and over again.



I also really liked the blindfold included inside the packaging. It's minimal, but it works pretty well and I love that it was included in the already cheap price of this product.
    • Comfortable during use
    • Easy to put on / use
    • Holds up to use well

Care and Maintenance

Overall, our rope has held up with a fair bit of tugging and play. Over time, you'll notice that your rope won't look so new anymore, but it will hold up for quite a while with proper care. I find this product extremely easy to care for.

For washing, simply tuck it into a shirt, pillow case, or something to prevent it from snagging on anything else you may be washing it with. I suggest only washing it with other colors, as it's a cotton material and there's always a risk that the dye could dim or bleed onto other items. Use a gentle setting when washing and air dry. Dryers are where most of my items come to be damaged.

I store my rope in a velvet bag when I'm not using it. There are endless storage options. You can choose to hang it on a hook, stick it in it's original box, or store it out in the open.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store

Packaging

The packaging for this product is not at all discreet and pretty bulky for the item inside. It's informative in the way that it shows several ways your partner can be tied up on the sides, back and front, but I threw mine away after I unpackaged my rope. There's nothing highly detailed or useful on the box, other than a description of the product and a bunch of pictures that show positions you can be tied up, but no instructions included. I don't like that the packaging included all the suggestive muck on the outside, as I prefer information about the product or descriptions about the function. The box is okay for storage, but I was more than ready to toss it after I took my rope out.

Inside you'll find that your rope that has been placed into a plastic bag and neatly tied, ready for use. Included is a blind fold in it's own separate casing.
    • Not discreet
Follow-up commentary
This rope is a nice product for the price, especially if you're a first time purchaser and are wanting to try out rope harnesses and different knots/ties. I really enjoyed learning with this rope, and because it doesn't carry a hefty price tag, it's easily replaced and you can build quite the collection. It's held up amazingly well as much as it's used. It isn't meant for heavy bondage or suspension, but it does do a great job at what it is meant for, and I enjoy the multiple color selections available. Mixing and matching the different color options is fun.
This product was provided at a discounted price in exchange for an unbiased review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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