1. What is rope bondage?
Rope bondage is an umbrella term which includes any kind of activity where one person is tied by another person. This can be for any number of reasons, including aesthetics, for sexual play or as a way of connecting with a partner.
2. What about Shibari?
“Shibari” is the word used in the West to describe Japanese inspired rope bondage (you may also have heard the word “Kinbaku”, which has a slightly different meaning). Here at Brighton Rope we teach methods inspired by “Shibari” combined with modern Western techniques and our own flair, with an emphasis on using rope to connect with our partners. While we do teach some traditional Shibari patterns, our focus is always on this connection between partners rather than the patterns themselves.
3. What kind of ropes should I use?
When you are first getting started, any kind of rope or cord will do. It’s only once you get into more advanced things like suspensions that the type of rope matters.
4. What kind of ropes do the teachers use and where can I buy them?
Our ropes are mostly conditioned natural Jute rope, no more than 6mm thick and around 8m long. There are a number of high quality UK-based vendors that sell ropes like this, as well as good-quality Hemp and synthetic ropes, including skorpionrope.com
5. Who can join the Beginner’s Class?
The Beginner’s Classes are designed for people who are either brand new to or have limited experience with rope bondage. That said, as long as you have an open mind and are respectful of others, all are welcome to our Beginner’s Class.
6. Who can join the Improver’s Class?
Anyone who has attended our Beginner’s class previously will be well suited to our Improver’s Classes. These classes have a different theme each month, mostly revolving around a particular emotion. The only skill requirement the classes have for riggers is knowledge of tying any kind of single column tie. This is covered in our Beginner’s curriculum or you can find lots of high quality tutorials for them online. We also ask that, whether you’re tying or being tied, that you come with an open mind and a willingness to explore tying dynamics and potentially intense emotions/experiences.
7. Where can I leave feedback about your classes?
8. Do you offer concession rates for classes?
Yes, anyone who is part of a marginalised group can pay a reduced price. These are priced on a sliding scale. When you fill in the booking form for the classes, please tick the box for the discounted price you wish to pay.
9. Something went wrong/I have a problem with something that happened in a class, what can I do?
If you have any concerns with something that happened in the class, whether it was caused by one of the teachers or a fellow participant, please reach out to us via the Contact Us form or on our social media and we’ll do everything we can to make it right.