Cons:

Answered the whole question, just like that. And wasn’t it just frustrating as hell? Pro: Perfectly fine for most types of bondage (other than suspension). Pro: Nylon and MFP takes dye very well, resulting in brilliant color. Knots that look so-so with cotton or synthetic somehow look amazing with jute. It has a sort of liveliness to it. 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). Pros. Con: Stretches in inconsistent/unpredictable ways. Not recommended for suspension.

It makes the experience of tying someone a lot more fun. Durability; Tossa Jute can take a lot of use before it begins to wear. So, to sum up the whole post:. At the moment, my two favourite ropes are the Twisted Monk Hemp for bedroom ties, and Tossa Jute for absolutely everything else. It’s reasonably light, and you can carry a lot of it around with you if you like using lots of rope. Because it’s a natural fibre rope with decent tooth, you can do shibari and other styles of rope that rely on friction over knots, which is pretty great.

Excellent give and flex, and there’s something truly awesome about the way it moves in your hands and when you’re wrapping it around someone. It makes the experience of tying someone a lot more fun. This is actually one of my two favourite ropes. If I’m not doing shibari, if I’m doing a quick restraint or column tie for sexual or other purposes with no care for the aesthetic, then this is my go to. Cheap cotton braid. Let’s start with cotton. I’ll even include pictures! Aren’t I just the nicest? I’m going to go over the kinds of rope pictured above, from left to right.

Excellent give and flex, and there’s something truly awesome about the way it moves in your hands and when you’re wrapping it around someone. It makes the experience of tying someone a lot more fun. Knots that look so-so with cotton or synthetic somehow look amazing with jute. It has a sort of liveliness to it. With the core removed, a single hank of it weighs almost nothing. You can carry a lot of it around with you.

Perhaps after doing this yourself once or twice, you will understand why bondage rope vendors charge what they do for bondage-ready rope! You need fewer wraps to get a safe distribution of pressure. I don’t see why there would be any issues washing it other than tangling; you wouldn’t have to dry it under tension because it’s not a natural fibre rope. The knots made by this rope compact down quite small; however, it tends to remain relatively easy to unpick. Again, this is related to the lack of friction. Con: More expensive. Pro: Less expensive. Two kinds of braided cotton rope. They’re both technically braided ropes; however the rope on the right seems to have a denser kind of braid, which means it doesn’t have the same issue with the knots compacting down as hard as the stuff from the 1-8 dollar shop. So, interesting learning from that one; denser braid makes for less difficult knots.

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