Introduction to Shibari FAQ
What do I need to wear?
We recommend comfortable, casual clothing that allows you freedom of movement. What you would wear to the gym or yoga would be fine.
Do I need to come with a partner?
For the Rope beginners course you can practice all the components on yourself or a piece of furniture. You are welcome to bring a friend to practice on (class pricing is per person so they will need a ticket to attend too) but this is optional.
Do I need any previous experience?
No! This class is suitable for people who have never even held rope before.
Do I need to bring rope?
We can lend you a length of rope to use during the class. Please feel free to bring your own if you would like, in Japanese-style rope bondage we work with 7-8 meter lengths of natural fibre rope – jute is ideal, but you can also use hemp.
Where can I purchase rope?
Studio Kink stocks DV8 natural Jute which the entire team recommend. Alternatively this can be purchased from the online shop here
What if I want to be tied up?
Please feel free to come along! There’s no harm in learning some basics, and it’s a great way to get involved and start meeting people. We recommend that people who want to be tied attend this course too, it will give you a better understanding of Japanese Rope allowing you to make better informed decisions about safety and the skill of potential rope tops
What if I can’t make four Thursday nights in a row?
We offer this course in an intensive format one Saturday per month. You can also attend the progression over the course of a few months. Alternatively you can book a private class with one of the team members to catch up.
How do I find Studio Kink?
Check out the location page. Studio Kink is located in an access controlled building. Doors open 15 minutes before classes are scheduled to start. If you have not been to the Studio before we recommend coming 10 minutes before class starts so that you have plenty of time to find the entrance and so that a team member can show you around the Studio before class starts.
Do I need to buy a ticket for my practice partner if they are not tying themselves?
For all Studio Kink events unless explicitly stated otherwise, tickets are per person. This has been factored into the cost of tickets. We believe in doing this for a few reasons:
- sometimes people don’t want to come as couples, they can come as onesomes, twoesomes or moresomes
- when people do come with a partner we don’t assume that one partner is covering the full cost. We encourage people to work this out between themselves but believe by not bundling tickets this makes it easier
- we believe that top, bottom, rigger, model, bunny, switch or anything in between are of equal importance we are an equal opportunity teaching studio and everybody learns something from whichever role they assume.