Let’s start with cotton.

Helpfully, I’ve arranged them from cheapest to most expensive. Important Factors In Choosing Any Bondage Rope. Cons:. Depending on the source of your rope, it can be a real pain in the ass of a rope for a beginner, because the knots in what I got from the 1-8 dollar shop compact down like you wouldn’t believe. I wouldn’t use this stuff for bondage at all with the core intact. It’s just stiff and cumbersome and not fun. This is another synthetic bondage rope, and has many of the same properties of that rope mentioned immediately above, particularly in regards to friction. However, there are some advantages and improvements with this one which I will go over. Apparently it is often used as boat rope, so I’d say it’s fairly hardwearing and durable. Likely to get a very good life span with it.

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. It won’t shrink (might want to use a cold wash though). Pros:. Both breaking strain and rating provided. End post. Answered the whole question, just like that.

The knots used in the single column and two column ties which I posted about earlier will do a solid job of holding things in place, but feel free to use anything that isn’t a slip knot. Next we have a Zenith All-Purpose rope, which is a solid polypropylene braid. At the moment, my two favourite ropes are the Twisted Monk Hemp for bedroom ties, and Tossa Jute for absolutely everything else. I really value it’s incredibly good performance and aesthetic. Pros:. It’s easily accessible; cheaper than most bondage ropes, it has decent tooth (essentially, friction; what holds your knots and stuff together), it’s washable, and it’s decently strong. You can spend ages trying to unpick those things, which leads to swearing and frustration and a general lack of cool. The times when I’ve felt it most likely that I would need to use safety scissors to get someone out of rope, have all been times when I’ve been using this kind of cotton rope.

Nothing I’ve done to it has fixed this. It may be because it’s sort of a short fibred rope, or it might just be the stuff I got hold of. That said, spending a bit of time breaking in your rope isn’t really that onerous. 5 millimetre tossa jute. Yes, I had to break it in fairly extensively; but once that was done, it’s always served me well. It looks great on a person, particularly after it’s shined up, and is just a really sweet, responsive rope that does pretty much whatever I ask of it.

However, as I examined it, I realized that I could probably remove the core. What was left wouldn’t be as strong, but it might very well be suitable for bedroom tying. I like green and silver, other people may prefer red and silver, or may be able to shop around online to find a solid colour braid. Reasonably cheap; comes in different diameters and you can get bundles of it for not a bad price, or you can measure off the lengths you want right from the spool. It’s generally pricier than anything synthetic, and my understanding is that it’s used a lot over in the US. It usually comes in twisted form as opposed to braided. Cons:. Price: Good jute tends to be fairly pricey. I wouldn’t bother with trying to get something to look particularly pretty or to do a complex tie. That said, for restraint, this will generally get the job done.