ROPECRAFT Class: Cause and Effect Bondage

If you’re coming to ROPECRAFT in Austin Feb. 19-21 you’ll have an opportunity to come to one of our favorite classes to teach: Cause and Effect Bondage – The Joys of Predicament.  Sir Bart and I love teaching this class because well, it’s evil and fun, it always gets a great response from the audience (at the expense of the demo bottoms of course), and it opens up the channels of creativity for people who are stuck in doing bondage a rigid particular way every time. For people that want to learn the beautiful art of Japanese rope tying – um, this ain’t that.

The basis of the class is simple. It’s about putting the sub into a compromised bondage position where there is a consequence of some kind if they move or try to escape. As we Doms all know, nothing gives us pleasure than being able to look at the sub and say, “you did it to yourself.”

There are some bottoms that feel a very calm, peaceful state when they are put into bondage,and perhaps you’ve experienced this for yourself as a top. You put forth a concentrated effort to truss them up tightly and make their situation completely inescapable – and their eyes close and they disappear into a blissful state. All cinched up and they don’t put forth any attempts to struggle or fight because they so relaxed and feel so safe in the binds. The expression on their face may even look as though they are in deep meditation, and as the top you have to basically sit there and babysit and they venture off into their world of deep serenity.

BORING.

I don’t know about you, but as a Dom I don’t want to be a ‘spa’. I enjoy the play a lot more if there is a constant back and forth with the sub and it’s in the form of taunting and frustration.  If I’m going to be putting someone in bondage, I don’t want them to go their happy place, I want them to go to mine. I’d prefer they not keep their eyes closed – I want them to stay wide open and focusing on ME as if to say, “please no! You’re in control! I’ll do anything Sir!”

And you can smile back saying, “That is correct boy. You WILL.”

We will be using some rope in the class, along with all kinds of toys and pervertables that we’ll incorporate to create some very devious and creative ‘booby traps’. One we did recently involved securing a big musclebear (de-lish!) naked and spreadeagle on the floor of where we were teaching. We took a fat alter candle and pared out the bottom of it so that we had a usable wick at both ends. We then hung the candle sideways directly above the victim, and attached part of the rigging via parachute cord to tarp clamps that were biting on his nipples.  So when the hot bear struggled even slightly, it would pull on the candle and cause it to spin. The only thing left was to light both ends 🙂 Thus, bits of hot wax would drip onto him causing him to wince,which in turn made the candle twirl and throw more hot wax onto his hairy body. It was delightful. It reminded me of an old spy movie scene, and I pictured myself sitting in a chair with shaved head and petting a white cat saying, “no Mr. Bond I expect you to die. Mwahahahaha!”

But I digress. The class is very light-hearted and there’s usually a lot of evil laughter from the participants. If you’re coming to ROPECRAFT please come by and take part in the fun!

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