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Picking the best rope for bondage

27th February, 2016

Picking the best rope for bondage

27th February, 2016

There you are perched in the middle of an isle on a concrete floor. Your visual sockets are glazed over from looking at the possibilities provided by your local retail box store. — It's time to make the decision of a lifetime. — You wave your posable digits at the apron clad representative to come hither to your needs. He runs toward you with the great speed of a tortuous as he dreams about being far away from his slave wages, yet alone you.

How can I help you….sir?

You try and hold in your breath of cheerful glee. “Which of these ropes do you think will hold up a human body?”

The rep stands erect as if nothing was said. His eyes staring in to an empty dreamland as the seconds tick ever closer to his shift ending. The cogs begin to power rotating his head slightly. You see his arm extend, pointing at an industrial spool with a large yellow sign above it. Through the three sticks of bubblegum you hear the slur, “This one.” He begins to slither away, seeking solitude, while leaving you to leap forward and examine the spool with excitement. The bright yellow sign covered in bold lettered sharpie. — 10% off 10mm nylon rope. — You quickly grab 200 feet and rush home like the Flash to see your little bunny's sparkling eyes. Her excitement quickly stales as she sees your newly discovered synthetic rope. Your home bondage lessons just took an awkward blow to the groin when you realize you'll never find proper bondage rope at the local box store.

We've all been there. — I certainly was. — All the books, local meet ups, and online tutorials still left you without the tools you need. Real bondage rope is not just a fairy tale myth only for the Japanese.  With the modern world at your digital finger tips, it only takes a few mouse clicks and a postal worker to have authentic jute rope or even hemp arriving at your door step. There's a huge growing number of online specialty shops popping up on the world wide web every day. No longer do you need to use the anonymity of the dark web to order the restraints needed for real rope bondage.

What's a rigger to do in this situation? Here are my recommended online stores that sell the highest quality bondage rope at the fraction of the cost when importing authentic jute rope from Japan. A word to the wise, not being imported, does not mean it can't be authentic.

Don't fear the beard

M0cojute (Mocojute) is the artisanal hand crafted beer of the rope world. M0co and his M0co, himself, ran in to the same issue we all deal with when entering the rope bondage world, except he took it one step further (more like a gigantic leap of faith) by turning his love for rope in to a booming business. M0co already had a huge love for natural fiber jute rope and found himself turned off by the problem we all face. Jute rope is expensive in the U.S. and what he could find locally did not meet his standards. It was either twisted too tightly, hard to tie, or to loose for his taste.  Dealing with these issues are no beuno when it comes to M0co and his kinbaku style. M0co did what any fearless bearded man would do, he began making his own. He conducted his own research and development with is local community receiving brutally honest feedback and peer review. After five generations of testing, M0cojute an artisan bondage rope was born. His rope is very unique with a seemingly hybrid asanawa and tossa feel. The plys are expertly twisted that the strands don't easily separate and is neither to tight that it feels like solid core cable. Since it's made from real jute, it is wonderfully light, has remarkable strength, and flows beautifully in the hands. — Wait! You said artisanal. — That's correct! M0co gives all his rope a personal touch by hand making them at his workshop. That means no rope machines were ever used to make any of his products, creating finely crafted jute rope that will meet your bondage needs while keeping your bottom safely restrained. His rope ages beautifully as it evolves with your style making it very personal to you.

M0cojute now comes in several flavors including raw and untreated that you can condition and personalize yourself. You could say M0co has thought of everything. M0co's original formula is done with seven ply, three strand twist, totaling twenty one strands of yarn which yields a rope that is approximately five millimeters in diameter. In 2015 M0co introduced a 5.5mm rope that was tailor made to the specifications of the MBE crew (Morpheous' Bondage Extravaganza). This fantastic jute rope starts with snowy white jute twine with 14 yarns per strand. At Morpheous's request, it has a loose twist and lay. This allows for knots that compress beautifully, without sacrificing any strength, and durability found in other jute. The conditioning that he performs on this rope is also Vegan friendly — No animals were harmed! — M0co was very honored to be able to make rope for the MBE crew and is now able to offer it to the world.

M0co's recognition as a quality rope maker does not end at his doorstep. Many renowned rope artist wish to collaborate with him. WykD Dave is one of those artist. M0co worked for over a year in his workshop developing a rope that would meet Dave's stringent standards. Out of this collaboration came a wonderfully golden single ply, 16 yarn, three strand rope, with a loose lay and twist. This 6mm rope meets and exceeds WykD Dave's approval. Not to be out done and  M0co's desire for perfection, he found himself back in the workshop developing another rope. -EM- is the result of his tireless effort for a perfect rope. This beautiful 5.5mm rope is extremely durable and will hold up to even the most demanding rigger.

Bastard with a cause

bastard ropes logo The person behind Bastard Ropes is known as Action Bastard or AB for short. Not to be confused with the literal sense of the word. The pseudonym comes from his career in the military as a 13 Fox in the United States Army. There he found himself whored around working for other departments far more than what he signed up for. Marine, Navy, Air Force, and even with the Canadian Forces. Hence why he became the bastard and “Whored Ropes” would just not have been fun. He found his love for bondage after visiting a class held by the Rochester Kink Society with special guest Boss Bondage. Hearing Boss say, “Shibari, Kinbaku, Rope Bondage, who fucking cares. Tie people up and have fun with it. You're not having fun with it then you're doing it wrong.” This was an ideology that AB could get behind. He happily purchased his first rope from Boss and absolutely loved it. From there his passion only grew and quickly wanted to buy more. With the average cost of hemp hovering around a dollar a foot with other vendors charging even more, he decided to get a little creative. Being the industrious person that he is, he started making his own and found the process to be very calming for his PTSD.

When making rope for himself, any extra went to his friends, and soon the local community. More and more people became impressed with his rope making skills. Fortunately for us, his brother, cousin, best friend, team mate, and even his lieutenant pushed him to follow a dream. Action Bastard found himself very reluctant in starting a rope business. “Why would anyone buy from me? Nobody is going to buy rope from me. Nobody gives a fuck. You got everybody else out there to buy from. Who the fuck am I?” He has since ate his words a thousand times over and is very thankful to the supportive people around him.

After some research, Bastard Ropes was born on the first of January 2013. Being discharged from the army from downsizing, he now can work full-time on rope and finish his degree. After spending two years doing this as a hobby, he decided to kick it in to overdrive and started vending all over the country. His rope has grown from just hemp and now produces jute, bamboo, silk, nylon, coconut, and occasionally some other less common materials. — Alpaca yarn anyone? — What makes Bastard Ropes different from everyone else? He dyes the yarn before he spins the rope. This creates a very unique feel, a smoothness not found in other rope, and this also allows for vivid colors that just pop. Custom orders has become one of his specialties. He is one of the select few that have mastered the technique of transitioning colors within a single hank of rope. You can not go wrong with any of his rope.

outdoor bondage scene
nylon bondage rope
colored jute twine
rainbow bondage rope

The power of enlightenment

Prefer a kinky buddhist blessing your maidens future natural hemp restraints? — Time to call the Monk!Twisted Monk is proud to be the oldest, most trusted name in hemp bondage rope supply. Originally founded in 2004, Monk began experimenting with rope bondage after receiving a copy of The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage by Midori. The book recommended hemp rope and after finding some basic do it yourself instructions online, Monk being a crafty individual ventured in to making his own batch. The response he received from his local community was so positive, that he started making rope for others. After seeing so many individuals delight in his rope, he cooked up a huge batch and booked a booth at the next local kink convention. From there, he sold every rope he had. Monk cashed in his 401(k) from the tech firms he worked for and went in to the rope business. The demand for his rope became so large that by 2006 he moved his company out of his home and in to its own place. Now here in 2016, they are looking to move in to an even bigger place as the demand for his quality hemp rope only continues to grow. Even at their size, every piece of rope that Twisted makes will pass through Monk's hands during production. If Monk would not use it, then it will be discarded in to the recycle bin.

Monk has a beautiful rope bondage philosophy and that is rope is not a restraint. It connects individuals together in a non-demeaning way or doing something against any ones will. This is clearly seen in his resource videos on his site. You get to see him and his wife laughing and just plain having fun with rope. Their rope has received so much recognition, that it has even become the number one recommended bondage rope for the Rope Dojo Training Camp by Midori.

All rope produced at his factory is lovingly conditioned by hand through a process honed through a decade of experience. Their process is Vegan certified and allergen-free. When it arrives at your door, it is ready to use! Their ropes come in seven unique colors, including hemp's natural golden luster. They also offer a color of the month that commonly includes a theme reflecting the season. When it comes to using their rope, not only is it soft, its incredibly strong since its made from the finest Romanian and German hemp, and finished with their trademark “bomb-proof whippings” which they will guarantee for the life of your rope. All of their hemp is ethically sourced and only use dye processes environmentally sound, and 100% safe on all parts of the human body. Monk is also not about his bottom line. He places the safety us his customers first and will not compromise the integrity of his products or his brand.

If you ever have an issue with anything you receive from TwistedMonk, you will be astounded by their customer service. They understand that their customers is what drives their company and strive to provide a service and product that they themselves would expect to receive. Also, safety is paramount to Twisted Monk and in turn has created the Monk Guarantee. In the event you have to cut your Twisted Monk rope due to an emergency, they will replace it. — I heart these guys! — That shows you just how serious they are when it comes to safety. This guarantee also includes the whipped ends. If for whatever reason they come undone, they will repair the rope and ship it back to you. “We don't ship boxes of rope, rather orgasms waiting to be released into the world.” - Monk.

The deepest of rabbit holes

You can find hundreds of other vendors on the digital plains. These were picked because they had a story to tell and a product that I have used personally. I've used many brands of rope. Jute, hemp, cotton, nylon, and many others. The above vendors have produced a product that far exceed my bondage desires. M0co, Monk, Bastard are just a select few that have taken a desire and turned it in to a passion that we can all enjoy. I will cover more vendors both good and bad as I get my hands on them. Do you have a favorite vendor? Please let me know! I would love to try out some more rope with my lovely bunny.