Update (2018). HOWEVER. This is a twisted rope; it gives you different kind of rope marks than braids do, and has a different sort of aesthetic to it. It’s a favourite of Two Knotty Boys; most of their videos depict nylon rope being used. However, I snapped a couple of pictures of it while I was at Bunnings. I can’t give you as thorough a break down on it, but I made some observations. HOWEVER. The stuff I got from Twisted Monk is a very different story. And this is why I strongly advise that you DO NOT buy your rope from Peaches and Cream or any other sex shop. That stuff is vastly overpriced for what it is.
What type of rope should I use? When you are just starting off, just go with cheap solid-core braided cotton. Next we have a Zenith All-Purpose rope, which is a solid polypropylene braid. This is another synthetic bondage rope, and has many of the same properties of that rope mentioned immediately above, particularly in regards to friction. So I’m going to go into the pros and cons of a few different ropes. And naturally I’ll tell you which are my favorites and why, but at the end of the day I’ll leave you to make up your own mind, based on your own sets of priorities, which may very well be different from mine.
What are the pros and cons of different types of rope? What type of rope is best for you? I have some recommendations above, under “What type of rope should I use? ”, but here are some qualtiies that will let you understand why I made those recommendations and let you better decide for yourself. And naturally I’ll tell you which are my favorites and why, but at the end of the day I’ll leave you to make up your own mind, based on your own sets of priorities, which may very well be different from mine. I’ll even include pictures! Aren’t I just the nicest? Which is fantastic! It’s always great to have some idea of exactly how much your rope can take. For our purposes though, what’s great about this bondage rope is the way it feels. Cons:. Price: Good jute tends to be fairly pricey.
It is a natural fiber, so it has decent “tooth” (enough friction so that knots will hold well without special consideration). For some thoughts on what thicknesses and lengths you want, check out: Rope Lengths. If you’re looking for good restraint bondage rope and enjoy using knots, this is probably what you should go for. Again, not recommended for shibari, but everything else goes, and I’ve heard that there are actually dyes which will change the colour of nylon. 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.
Likely to get quite compact knots with it. Very washable. I’ve included a picture for reference, so you can distinguish between the two. Two kinds of braided cotton rope. Relatively easy to unpick. Summary. In fact, I’ve seen people exhibit immense frustration over such responses. And to be honest, I’d much rather be helpful. It is considerably stronger than the Zen rope I just mentioned; and again, is rated. Apparently it is often used as boat rope, so I’d say it’s fairly hardwearing and durable.