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Interpretation has become the name of the 'genre'. experiment with and even experience. Potentially painful body positions (for example with one leg roped bent and the other attached to some high anchor-point) are probably based on known historic evidence but this is hard to track down. strapping and bundling-up.a fun possibility.again. However. because the ancient drawings offer very little prac tical help. Elaborate roping over leather is another stimulatin g visual statement and physical experience. So. which opens up the field. by those who take more pleasure in what happens after somebody is restrained. fighting someone into restraint that was both efficient and aesthetically pleasing demands a high level of skill and practice . that can offer protracted sensual stimulation to people of a particular mind-set. </P> </FONT><B><FONT FACE="Verdana"> <P>Three approaches:</P> </font></B><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE=2> <P>The ancient skill or art (jutsu or jitsu?) of making a person captive with rope was something the exponents took pride in different ways. perhaps less dynamic but for many an infinitely satisfying approach. the process and resulting physical pred icament can be the main focus of the event. suspens eful and protracted physical restraint games. </P> <OL> <LI>Against resistance. Such body netting can also be self-app lied with a little ingenuity.</P> <P><B>The few available authentic Hojo-jutsu illustrations</b> have sparked a lot of creative imagination. the visual and tactile process and end-resu lt offers limitless alternatives to the creatively inclined. In other drawings from curr ent Japanese sources temporary piercing and blood also figure quite often. improvisation on a stylistic theme has spawned a sub-category in bonda ge game playing which perhaps needs a more appropriate name. tattoos (which in Japan signify connecti ons with the criminal underworld) usually figure dramatically. As with mummification and other elaborate wrapping. the feel for both the wearer and roaming fingers of a stranger can create their own thrill. Even sessions attempting to decode the ancient woodcuts can provide hours of stimulating experimentation. </P> <P>Complicated rope harnesses can be fun or agony to wear socially. In Hojo-jutsu various forms of wrapp ing and knotting were designed to exert growing discomfort . has been a means of punishment or extracting information in many cultures for centuries. </LI> </OL> <P><B>Most recent homoerotic drawings from Japan</b> seem more SM oriented than historically accurate. a field for experimentation between willing participants</LI> <LI>A passively accepted 'ritualised' process. </P> . they'r e hot to look at. Worn under tight leather.body roping can be dismissed as Macramé.</LI> <LI>To create a stressful restraint situation using rope or other materials that become progressively more painful. in modern 'bonda ge-for-pleasure' terms. But for lovers of tactile. Perhaps more authentically in current homo-art.
a site in English where a lot of valuable additional information can be found.sqjh. Wet linen that shrinks as it dries or glass-fibre that sets rock solid can be part of a calm. deliberate aesthetic mind-altering experience. Sho uld this be categorised as S&. those who can attune to an 'oriental' mind-s et when it comes to the aesthetics and jutsu of a Scene (the word meaning art or skill in Japanese e.com/shibari/"><fo nt face="Verdana" size=2>http://www. tickling or cum-control are then an 'intensification' of the physical restraint.com/"><font face="Verdana" size=2>www. coloure d or hairy hemp rope other textures and visual elements can enhance the aesthetic effect of calmly elaborate wrapping.g. </P> <P><B>Imaginative scene-extensions</b> such as massage or teasing. </P > </FONT> <p><a href="http://www. Is the mind-set different from when restraint is specifi .M? Physical restraint is certainly a major factor in Japanese-style rope play.com/jikatabi/hojo. enmesh. symmetry. black and yellow police crime-scene tape. temporary piercings.com/jikatabi/hojo.Butterfly".D life are often frustrated. Alte rnatively. rope harness worn tight </a></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size=2>A heterosexual subscription site offers authentic looking ties on women at </font><a href="http://www.milism. Narrow oiled leather strips (thongs). black.htm</font></a><font face="Ver dana" size=1> </font><font face="Verdana" size=2>offers an excellent introduction to the topic and the site is linked to </font><a href="http://www. silk or latex bands wrapped systematically and inexorably.webcom. calm tactile and sensual manipulation of mind and body becomes rituali stic. linen. The current Japanese Scene exists but precisely what goes on there and how authentic it is.html</font>< /a><font face="Verdana" size=2>. precision. In Western interpretations the action can spread to include use of other materials: In addition to gleaming white. can generate a special kind of enjoyment for themselves and their lucky play-partner.com/shibari/</font></a><font face ="Verdana" size=1> </font><font face="Verdana" size=2>and in Seattle </font><a href="http://www. The gradual process of taking or accepting control and then developing a predica ment that occupies various senses can be a rewarding experience for all involved.me.<P>Western tourists in Japan whether looking for authentic historic information or a slice of modern B&. colou red plastic-covered electrical cable.uk/squaddiejh/Hojojutsu.vv.uk/squaddiejh/Hojojutsu.net/rope. See also <a href="http://www.naw ashibari. can confine. Both site hosts welcome exchange of ideas from intelligent sources. However.powerotics.htm">Hojojutsu ". In particular. is hard to find out. abrasions.sqjh.NawaShibari.htm"><font face="Verdana" size=2>http://www. Some modern Japanese bar s specialise in erotic extensions of the Hojo-jutsu rope-tie traditions but these are always small and usually do not welcome 'Westerners'.</font><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE=2> </FONT></p> <FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE=2> <P><B>In the USA bondage world</b>.com</font></a><font f ace="Verdana" size=2> is hosted by another enthusiast with ideas of his own and contacts in fields of art and kinkery.ht ml"><font face="Verdana" size=2>http://www.me. Martial Arts = skills).webcom. several very useful Web Sites do focus on the subject.powerotics. encase or just limit the recipient.
</P> </font></I> <P><A HREF="#top"><FONT FACE="Verdana">Return to the top of the page</FONT></A>< /P> </i> <p>Page ICRA labelled. tactile. the netter and the netted can share the results in a variety of ways that engage all the senses. but physical restraint as a pleasurable pastime is too often inhibited by the mistaken idea that pain. The visual and tactile are esse ntial to Hojo-jutsu style physical restraint. I repeat again.com?SUBJECT=Rope_Notes_mail"><I><FONT FAC E="Verdana" SIZE=2>Jim Stewart</font></I></A><I><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE=1> </FONT><FONT FACE="Verdana " SIZE=2>is a British theatre director with many English.March 2000</font></P> <P><A HREF="mailto:fetters_int@hotmail.</P> </FONT> <P ALIGN="RIGHT"><A HREF="mailto:fetters_int@hotmail.</p> . but also the sound and smell and even taste of cotton rope or hemp or leather thongs can add a new dimension to a cate gory of homoerotic game-playing perhaps too limitingly called Japanese Rope Bondage. but the mind-set of what I think of as Japanese-style physical restraint can be looked at as an end in itself if that's where your preferences lie. S&. manner.</P> <P><B>The name of the games </b>that focus on giving pleasure through the proces s of creating and sustaining physical restraint predicaments accurately can not accurately be called Sadomasochism? To people who enjoy being physically restrai ned the means.com/"> <I><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE=2 >Fetters</font></I></A><I><FONT FACE="Verdana" SI ZE=2> in the UK and USA.cally in preparation for these and other more conventional activities such as hot wax or clothespins? A fine point to consider. subtle. He now travels the world designing play-spaces and leading workshops. visually aesthetic 'bondage'? There's a lot of it going on. Dutch and American productions to his credit.com?SUBJECT=Rope_Notes_mail "><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE=2>©. Of course inter ests overlap. </font></i></i></P> <I><I><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE=2> <P>He is interested in comparing notes with others who are exploring elements of formalised rope bondage. Jim Stewart</FONT></A><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE=1> . The Doer and the Done-to build a rapport. In 1976 he founded </FONT><A HREF="http://www. Being allowed to savour the sensual progression of the experience is often interrupted by ill judged outside distractions. materials contribute to specifically different trips.fetters-leather.M or Master/Slave game-playing can include many elements described here. fast applied ropes and ties designed to become progressively more stressful.< /P> <P>Is there already another name for such games? How do people communicate their preference for slow. abuse or 'domination' must be part of every scen e.</P> <P>My repeated argument about the 'bondage' mind-set being different from what is too often lumped together as S'n'M'n'Bondage. This doesn't mean such scenes are not shared . He is eager to learn more about take-down and captur e techniques. the roper and the roped are at times physically and mentally linked.
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