Getting Knotty

Two Knotty Boys Showing You The Ropes is a fun, step-by-step guide for beginners, new rope bondage play, as well as advanced BDSM players looking for new ideas. The one getting tied, as well as doing the tying will entirely enjoy this book.
Easy to understand, variety
Some may not like black and white photos, may not have enough rope for some techniques
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review

About author

Two Knotty Boys Showing You The Ropes is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to bondage rope play. The book includes decorative bondage as well as dominance bondage. The Two Knotty Boys are JD and Dan, who take you through the book slowly and work you up to more complicated techniques. JD and Dan are extremely reputable in the bondage community and even host bondage workshops.
    • Expert author
    • Multiple contributoring authors
    • Very personal approach

Content / Style / Audience

The book was larger than I expected, with dimensions of about 8.25 x 11 inches and a 1/4 inch thick, containing a total of 83 black and white pages, 65 of which are instructional. The book is geared toward beginners and has a basic knot tying guide in the front of the book, but progresses to more difficult techniques. The beginning also covers Rope Bondage Safety, which is essential, especially to beginners. In addition, the book covers different types of rope that can be used, and rope care. Each technique gives an estimate of the rope length that is required and how many pieces are needed. Anyone who enjoys the look of bondage ropes on the body will love this book.
    • Bdsm
    • Fetish
    • Instructional / educational


Two Knotty Boys has a glossy, soft cover, yet is bound well and clearly good quality. The photographs inside are black and white, but still show a lot of detail; there are a couple pages of topless women. The layout is perfect for novices because the beginning of the book explains simple knots, like those taught at Boy Scouts, and then it gradually continues towards more intricate designs.
    • Diagrams / photos included
    • Soft cover
    • Well made


This book is fun for both the "tier" and the "tiee". Being the "tiee", I didn't have a chance to follow each step, however I did notice some pictures were a little more complicated to decipher. Each picture has descriptive directions underneath, however we still did have some trouble with certain knots and techniques, but nothing we couldn't overcome. The "tier" was a Boy Scout many years ago, so he recognized many of the knots, but couldn't remember exactly how to tie them, so the simple knot guide in the beginning was helpful. Both of us being absolute beginners, he took quite a while tying me up even on the simplest techniques and I noticed my arms getting fatigued especially when held over my head for so long.

I personally really enjoyed the Basic Wrap around the wrist. It felt snug and comfortable. We also tried the Over & Back Harness, as well as the Japanese Pearl Harness. I loved the Over & Back Harness (picture included), however I did not like the Japanese Pearl Harness. It was very uncomfortable, I believe because I have medium sized breasts and the girl pictured in the book has small breasts. I had to have this one removed sooner than I hoped. We look forward to trying all of the techniques in the book but practice is necessary, as well as much more rope. Once we have a decent collection of rope, we can try all of the fun and exciting bondage techniques in the book.

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Follow-up commentary
This book is a great reference guide when you're interested in spicing up the night. It is not something we use often, but we have gained some knowledge from the book. It's always there when we need it.
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