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2001-02-27 17:26:34+00 by Dan Lyke 11 comments

At the behest of a friend I've been reading Jay Wiseman's Erotic Bondage Handbook, an interesting intro to some possibilities of rope. My grandfather was into macramé to help his arthritis and my parents sailed; so the knots in this book are all old hat, but the applications are mostly new. Anyway, via Pursed Lips, Nawa Shibari looks like some people into fairly advanced rope work. Warning: Part of the difficulty of mixing ropes and human restraints is not hurting anyone. As anyone who's ever used a swiss seat climbing harness can tell you, holding a human off the ground without doing bad things to circulation is pretty tough. Don't go look at some of the suspension work in Nawa Shibari[Wiki] and try to duplicate it without a really good background in the basics.

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:12+00 by: debrahyde

Pursed Libs, Dan? Am I going to have to create naughty "I reached down between my noun and grabbed my adjective, noun..."

Please, no.

I think Jay Wiseman recently appeared on Aubrey Spark's radio show, Aubrey's Playroom. www.aubreysparks.com. (Sorry, used up my brain's html allotment for the day.)

The type of rope bondage at Nawa Shibari is Japanese and I think the site has links to other, similar rope bondage sites. I haven't done a lot of this type of bondage -- my partner's pretty utilitarian about ropework -- but I'd love to try more of the restrictive forms of bondage. For some reason unknown to me, I get pretty loopy via tight bondage (or mummification, for that matter). A nice harmless jones, if you ask me and much safer than qualudes.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:12+00 by: TC

Deb, it's attitudes like your's, that could hurt the pahrmicological ecobalance in our society. What would our goverment do without a "war on drugs" to keep it occupied? Next thing you know, we'll be bombing Iraq again... oh wait nevermind.

On the mummification? Forgive the neophyte, but what does that entail? I assume you skip the whole organ removal routine and go straight for the bandages or is it lying in a sarcophagus type a thing? Inquiring minds wanna know...

p.s. Dan purses his libs around the office all the time. (geek joke libs are software libraries)

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:12+00 by: debrahyde


Hey, there's always the war on porn, if drugs fail. [s] Yeesh, look at Time magazine this week -- the Taliban, scourge of women's rights everywhere, has destabilized its own Afghani population by causing a famine by stopping native opium production. Double yeesh.

Mummification? Hey, no gutting or embalming necessary. Just cheap saran wrap and duct tape. Wrap the body, let stew in its own juices. I'll dig up some links, but basically, it's a lot like bondage, high-wise.

>>>Dan purses his libs around the office all the time.<<<

Well, as long as he's tasteful about it. (Actually, I should've figured out the typo; my cowboy days were spent in data processing facilities, hanging around the application software geeks, trying to talk them into giving me their programs from which I'd write systems manuals.)

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:12+00 by: Dan Lyke

Hey, don't you go ragging on my Purse Liberation efforts! Purses are enslaved by women everywhere, over stuffed and forced to carry all sorts of materials. Free the purses! Support Purse Lib!

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:12+00 by: debrahyde

(LOL! I buy my purses from a lady from India, who returns home every couple of years. The kind I like are backpack style with various ethnic embroideries on them. Hope I'm not enabling slave wages -- hope I'm supporting indigenous effort inside.)

Dan, don't forget wallets. At least we ladies don't *sit* on our wallets. [smirk]

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:12+00 by: TC

So if you use egyptian saran wrap and make a purse from non slave labor ..... no wait...what were we talking about?

#Comment made: 2001-02-28 12:53:51+00 by: debrahyde [edit history]

Umm, Dan's crusade? No wait, this is where we were headed... http://www.altsex.org/bdsm/mummification.html

This is a reasonably thorough look at a basic form of mummification. I seen things ranging from simple saran wrap/duct tape on up to latex mummification bags where you drain the air and shrinkwrap the person. Of course, that's quite advanced and not a long lasting scene once you get the air deprivation underway. Fortunately, this latex do-dad is pretty expensive -- over $300.00 -- so you'd have to be pretty indulgent to own one. OTOH, I'd love a tight leather body suit.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:12+00 by: ziffle

Sometimes I am awoken from my slumber of daily living -- I was happy in our valley here in Tennessee - or so I thought - and you had to go and paint this picture for me -- you know we never give bondage much thought here in Mayberry - and thats the shame of it. Thanks for the awakening. A line I saw which jumped off the page and which will stay with me the rest of the day - "Do not rush your mummification" -- ah the nuances of exciting unknown worlds - my imagination runs -- on -- I will not rush my mummification - I will not rush my mummification ...

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:13+00 by: Dan Lyke

The line that leapt out at me was: "A second Top (or more, if they are in abundance) is very handy". You know us Californias keep spare Tops in our medicine cabinets, just in case.

And, on those evenings out, it's "Honey, did you bring a spare Dom, just in case?" I mean, ya never know what they keep in those purses.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:13+00 by: TC

Dan! inflato Doms don't count! except while traveling in the car pool lane...

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:13+00 by: debrahyde

Guys -- you're punchier than I am but thanks for the laughs. I'm struggling to get a bunch of manuscripts out the door and your humor's lightening my load. And please, don't read anything into my cliches. I fear where the puns will take us. LOL!