About the Boston Rope Group

Boston Rope group is a monthly free form rope gathering for those interested in Shibari, Kinbaku, tying damsels in distress or any other from of kinky play that involves rope.

If you said yes to any of these and you live in Boston or often visit the Boston area, this is a group for you.

If you want to come to Boston Rope Group.. you HAVE to join the best Kink online community out there

and join our forum on the site to keep up to date

Goal of the meeting is to get together and discuss and share rope knowledge and opportunity to practice in a great environment.

We don’t usually have a set agenda for the evening, the focus is more of the un-conference format. The idea is anyone at the session who wants to learn something, or someone that wants to teach something they just learned will speak up and we go from there. It is also a great place to just talk about different ties seen on line etc, and work together to figure them out and discuss.

Any skill level is welcome to this event! If you want to learn to tie, or be tied, or both!! Goal here is peer to peer sharing of rope skills.

There is a fee for this to help cover the space of $10 a person. This is well worth it given what the space gives to us for learning, as well as support a location that is quickly becoming an important part of the kink community.

Boston Rope is primarily run via the best kink oriented social networking site FetLife.com, It is where this group started, and where we organize each session.. What do you need to do to come to a session? Sign up for Fetlife.com and join the Boston Rope Group join the Boston Rope Group!!

What is Kinbaku , Shibari , Hojōjutsu

From Wikipedia

Kinbaku (緊縛?) is the word for “erotic bondage” or Kinbaku-bi (緊縛美?) which literally means “the beauty of tight bondage”. Kinbaku (also Sokubaku) is a Japanese style of sexual bondage or BDSM which involves tying up the bottom using simple yet visually intricate patterns, usually with several pieces of thin rope usually hemp or jute (generally 6 mm or 8 mm in diameter).

The word Shibari came into common use in the West at some point in the 1990s to describe the bondage art Kinbaku. Shibari (縛り?) is a Japanese word that literally means “to tie” or “to bind”. It is used in Japan to describe the artful use of twine to tie objects or packages.

Hojōjutsu (捕縄術) or Nawajutsu, (縄術) is the traditional Japanese martial art of restraining a person using cord or rope. Encompassing many different materials, techniques and methods from many different schools, Hojojutsu is a quintessentially Japanese art that is a unique product of Japanese history and culture.

As a martial arts practice, Hojojutsu is seldom if ever taught on its own but as part of a curriculum under the aegis of the body of study encompassed by a larger school of bugei or budō (traditional martial arts), often as an advanced study in jujutsu. Whatever their source, Hojojutsu techniques & methods are seldom demonstrated outside of Japan and, unlike its cousin Shibari (Japanese erotic bondage), there are many who consider it a moribund art.

Fetlife.com is the best BDSM community / social networking site there is. It has been specifically engineered so that it is hard to use as a pick up / meat market / Dating site. What it has added to the kink community is truly amazing and has allowed that community to grow.

I (heart) FetLife: BDSM & Fetish Community by Kinksters, for Kinksters

if you not already on there.. get going!

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Boston Rope Group goes West!!

NoHo/Western MA Rope Group sessions

Boston Rope group is extending out to Western MA!!

Starting July 8th we will be holding rope group sessions in South Hadley!!


Here are all the dates for 2011, except for Aug, it is the second Friday of every month.


July 8th
Aug 19th (3rd Friday)
Sept 9th
Oct 14th
Nov 11th
Dec 9th


The meetings will be run in a loosely guided form. Giving people of all skill levels a chance to learn and grow.

If you don’t have any ropes, I will be bringing loaner ropes of all different types for people to use. I don’t want people going out and getting ropes then finding out that they wasted money on ropes that does not fit their personal style.


The sessions are in a private location in South Hadley, exact address will be sent out in emails to people that have signed up for individual sessions, the week of meeting.

Couple of things are needed to come along

  • 18+ with ID check at door
  • Pre-sign up for each session
  • Signing a wavier at first attendance
  • $10 door free to cover rental and help get gear (suspension points) in future

The space we are in does have pets in it during day, so if you have pet allergies, even severe ones, simple allergy meds should cover you

Looking forward to seeing you all


Auction for the Japan Relief Fund:Win Bondage Rope for 1 Year from MauiKink.com

For the last little while I have been shooting product shots for MauiKink.com, I am really enjoying working with their dyed jute, and I have become a fan!

MauiKink, just started an auction on ebay as a fund raiser for Japan. It is an adult flagged auction, so a few hoops are needed to see the details.

To make life easier I have re-posted the contents of the auctions as of 3/22/11 9:30 pm EDT

I think this is a great way to help out with a fund raiser.. I hope you consider putting in a bid.



Last updated on 04:17:20 PM PDT, Mar 22, 2011
Winner will receive one (1) length of rope of their choice, up to thirty (30) feet, each month for one (1) year starting April 1st, 2011, for a total of twelve (12) months with free shipping included. Retail values for over $400.00! Proceeds to go to the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund through Global Giving

Romanian Hemp Rope – Romanian Hemp Rope and UV/Black Light Hemp Rope

Jute Rope – Natural and Dyed

Exotic Rope – Natural and Black Yak, Coconut and Seagrass

Luxury Rope – Alpaca, Mohair, Dyed Mohair, Silk, Bamboo, Cashmere and Organic Cotton

Raw, Unprocessed Rope by the Foot – Natural Jute or Romanian Hemp

We will allow two (2) lengths of rope, up to thirty (30) feet, for the following ropes only which can be mixed and matched:

Natural and Black Yak, Coconut Rope, Seagrass Rope, Natural Mohair and Natural Alpaca

Winner may request up to four (4) custom dyes or custom fibers for the year. Winner may also only order one (1) length each of Bamboo, Silk, Cashmere and Organic Cotton. Winner can choose from selection of oils, finishes and dyes available. Should we add additional ropes to our collection, those ropes will be available to the winner with the same rules as set in this listing. Standard processing times and shipping apply to all orders.

Please bid generously – proceeds go the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund through Global Giving.

Free standard flat rate shipping is included in this auction for each shipment of rope. Winner is responsible for any taxes or customs fees their country may place on each shipment. We will ship to only one address.

You must be a registered user to bid on this auction. By bidding, you are stating that you are ready and willing to follow through with your donation for the bid amount. Winner is required to complete transaction within 48 hours of the end of auction. If you can’t pay on time, don’t bid! Bids are final, non-retractable and non-transferable. No exchanges and no refunds. Winner may use Pay Pal or our own credit card processor for Visa, MasterCard and Discover Card charges. Instructions on how to order rope each month will be emailed to the winner after the donation amount has been received.

Should you have questions, please email us through Ebay or via Info@MauiKink.com prior to placing your bid.

About MauiKink.com

MauiKink.com is dedicated to creating distinctive and superior toys for the BDSM and Kink communities, using only the finest materials and tools. Each item is hand crafted with love and care by artisans on the beautiful Island of Maui; by men and women who are part of and support the various BDSM/Fetish/Kink/Leather communities. The values of Ohana, Aloha and Pono are foundations for our company. Additionally, we work with some amazing craftsmen from the Mainland to create and provide for our customers custom gear that anyone would be proud to have in their toy bag. Our unique creations are suitable for everyone and every lifestyle. Because each item is hand made, we can easily create custom designs using a variety of high quality materials.

We specialize in exotic hardwoods, custom creations and bondage ropes. A majority of our wood creations use woods that are distinctive to the Hawaiian Islands including Mango, Monkey Pod, Koa, Ohia and Milo. Our bondage rope selection include luxurious ropes such as Mohair, Silk and Bamboo and our exotic rope collection includes Yak, Coconut and Seagrass Ropes. MauiKink.com is creating a line of Vegan/Eco-Friendly toys that are made entirely of environmentally friendly, recycled, non-leather products yet remain unique and durable for extreme or light usage. We strive to provide one of a kind, erotic and highly detailed products and continuously update our line of toys and gear. Visit our website at www.MauiKink.com

On Mar-22-11 at 16:17:20 PDT, seller added the following information:

Please note that there is a reserve price on this auction as we like to be able to donate at least $275.00 to the Japan Relief Fund. The auction is more than worth it with rope valued at over $400.00! Grab some friends, bid and split the rope for an entire year.

Lee Harrington’s new Monthly podcast


Starting this week, join me as I debut my monthly podcast on Erotic Awakening! On the third Monday of every month, I will be bringing you my thoughts from my travels, discussing projects, and delving into a topic of the month on the topics of sexuality, kink and spiritual exploration.


January’s episode (EA-098) explores our personal stories of our sexual journeys, and sharing them with the world (or keeping them in the shadow). I read from my newest anthology, “Spirit of Desire: Personal Explorations of Sacred Kink,” and dive into my mission for the new podcast.


February’s podcast will be on consensual non-monogamy, from swinging to polyamory and beyond. If you have questions for me on this topic or others, write me at lee@passionandsoul.com with the subject line “Ask Lee,” to have your questions answered on the podcast or on PassionAndSoul.com.

To find out more about my work, visit http://www.passionandsoul.com

I am so excited to get to join the Erotic Awakening family, having been on their podcast 4 times before (EA-012, 013, 052, 053), and knowing Dan and dawn for many years.

Listen to the Erotic Awakening Podcast today, and join me on the 3rd Monday of each month!


ReBlog: two Lee Harrington Books now available in spiral bound format

It was Lee’s book , Shibari You Can Use that really got me going with rope…  Later it was private one one training in suspension that started me off making pretty girls fly…

So when I read this over at http://passionandsoul.livejournal.com/   I had to share.


Historically, when folks have asked me “can I get a spiral bound copy of Shibari You Can Use,” I would make a one off.  No more!  I have now had enough folks ask if spiral bound versions of Sacred Kink and Shibari You Can Use, that they are now available direct to you!

Shibari You Can Use: Japanese Rope Bondage and Erotic Macrame
Spiral Bound- Shibari You Can Use: Japanese Rope Bondage and Erotic Macramé

Sacred Kink: The Eightfold Paths of BDSM and Beyond
Spiral Bound- Sacred Kink: The Eightfold Paths of BDSM and Beyond

Why would you want a spiral bound copy?

  • Ease of access for flipping pages open when doing ties
  • Referencing pages and rituals repeatedly
  • Not worrying about bent corners and broken book spines
  • Easy to loan out to friends
  • Great for adding index tabs for referencing your favorite ties or ideas
  • …and more


Boston Rope Group logo wear by MisterAy

BRG or Boston Rope Group t-shirts are here. The suspension character is featured on the back of these shirts, while BRG is displayed prominently across the front. All shirts are hand screen printed and may vary slightly.

Printed on Gildan 50/50 Ultra Blend poly cotton t-shirts. This should keep shrinkage to a minimum. These are all unisex shirts and for the first run I am only printing in black and white. Other colors will follow shortly.

The design is available in sizes SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE, XL & XXL. YOUR SIZE SHOULD BE SPECIFIED IN THE “Notes to seller”


Small – 28’ Length and 18’ Width
Medium – 29’ Length and 20’ Width
Large – 30’ Length and 22’ Width
XL – 31’ Length and 24’ Width
XXL – 32’ Length and 26’ Width


Tutorial:Guerilla Bondage with Michael Sol

Michael Sol with the help of Symetrie give some pointers on outdoor bondage as well
as showing you several ties that can be set up before hand then quickly put on display
for a photo shoot.

This was video was put together very impromptu and so is rough around the edges, but there
is too much good content to not share what we have

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Tutorial:Semi Portugese Boola Bowline Single Column

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