Rope Bondage Basics

calendar
Fri Oct 1, 19:00 - Fri Oct 1, 21:00
location
Embodiment Rope Space

About

Rope follows the shared intentions of the person wielding it, and the person wearing it. In this series of classes, we aim to empower not only the person tying, but the person being tied with both technical and relational rope skills.


This series of workshops will take place over three weeks from Embodiment Rope Space in Salt River, Cape Town.


Dates:

1 Oct 7-9PM

8 Oct 7-9PM

15 Oct 7-9PM


Because this is a group setting, these workshops are open to vaccinated people only, or those who can provide evidence of a negative COVID test 48h in advance of each date. Masks will be required indoors.


Relational Skills:


  1. Self-care in the context of rope
  2. Partner care in the context of rope
  3. Communication techniques
  4. Developing risk awareness
  5. Developing consent consciousness
  6. The importance of community


Relational skills will be practiced in the form of led group discussions, and in prompts to be discussed in tying pairs.


Technical Skills:


  1. Body Handling
  2. Rope placement and tension
  3. Rope handling
  4. Single Column tie
  5. In-line cuff
  6. Yuki knot
  7. Half hitch
  8. Munter hitch
  9. X-friction


Safety considerations will be discussed and demonstrated for each of these skills.


Technical skills will be practiced in tying pairs. Role switching will be permitted in this series of classes. These basic components are the components to create harnesses and provide ideas for play scenarios.


The Ethos of Embodiment Rope Space:

  • This is a sex-positive, kink-positive, pleasure-centric space. 
  • This is a queer space. Friends of LGBTQIA+ people are welcome. 
  • We believe that rope is for every body.
  • Pleasure is political. We challenge our pre-conceptions in this space.
  • Community is essential for safety. We learn more when we learn together. 
  • Open hearts and open minds are welcome here. Treat others as you wish to be treated. 
  • We share this space out of joy and the pursuit of pleasure. 
  • Consent can be revoked at any time. 
  • We practice risk-aware consensual kink. 
  • We share information and experiences about safety freely.
  • We take responsibility for our mistakes. 


Non-negotiable Rules: 

  • Respect the space. Leave no trace - whatever you bring, take it back with you. 
  • Ego has no place here. Learn and share with humility. 
  • For group events, masks are required. For longer workshops, you will be provided with an N95 mask. 
  • No shoes. Keep underwear on at public events. Nipples may be free. 
  • Do not make unsolicited comments about anyone else's body.
  • Do not take any photos of anyone in attendance without consent. 
  • Do not reveal the identity of anyone you meet in the space once you leave. Many people prefer anonymity. 
  • Be discrete when moving through other parts of the premises . Clothes are optional in the space but not outside the door.


About the space:

  • The space is in an industrial building in Salt River with secure parking and 24/7 security.
  • The space is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible: it is up two flight of stairs.
  • The space is set up for rope, with floor-to-floor mats and hard points for suspension. 
  • There is a small store room available to store your personal belongings. 

Additional information

Age restriction No under 18s
Refund policy Refunds allowed (view policy)

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