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Product Details

  • Paperback: 150 pages
  • Publisher: BDSM Press (June 9, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0977723801
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977723805
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #183,834 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Every year we hear more about bondage, BDSM and other fetishes. Every day, these acts become more acceptable, but to many, bondage is still one of the last taboos and certainly not something to be used for sex, even if that is someones fantasy. We felt that people interested in bondage just didn't know where to begin.

Bondage is a wonderful way to enhance your love-making but when we looked we could not find any resources on the subject. How would people know how to tie safely, what knot to use, which rope to buy and most importantly, how to approach their partner with the idea of kinky sex?

"Bondage for Sex" was a book that needed to be written and Chanta Rose does a wonderful job of breaking down the barriers and making rope bondage simple for all who wish to try it. Filled with step by step photography, Bondage for Sex it is perfect for the couple that prefers to

From the Author

I cannot imagine living in a world where I had a secret desire and no outlet for it. Where my fantasy was taboo, or where I was unable to know where to start.

Bondage used in love-making is not taboo or difficult in my world, and if it is in yours then I wrote this book for you. Rope need not be intimidating, nor should approaching your partner with your desires. Bondage is not a weapon but a tool that requires trust and respect.

"Bondage for Sex" will guide you on your journey into kinky love-making and answer all of your questions along the way.

Customer Reviews

This book is full of nicely presented ideas of some rope bondage for sex.
Vladimir
The problems include too few photos, photos either duplicated or out-of-sequence, and inadequate or vague text.
Glamour Maven
If you are serious about BDSM and want to do it right then try to get this book.
Walter Carson 47

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Sarah W on June 28, 2006
Format: Paperback
I've known Chanta Rose for a very short time, and was surprised when I heard she was coming out with a book. Unfortunately, at the event I heard about it, there were only 20 copies available, and I did not have the chance to buy it, but I was able to look through and read others.

I don't even know what to say about this book it is so amazing. It is a full color book, and the pictures are amazing. Instructions are clear and easy to follow. While most shibari books give you what are generally considered "the basics" of bondage, Chanta's book shows you how to take that one step further and tie your partner up into erotic positions, making them readily available to tease or to *censored*.

Now, I would not consider this a book for people who already have the basics and want to learn more intricate ropework. However, it is great for newbies who don't necessarily want to tie their partner up into a pretty little package, but want to be able to play with them too.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By C. Obrien on August 16, 2006
Format: Paperback
As a beginner, I found the pictures very clear and easy to follow, showing the right way to tie up your partner without the worry of hurting them (at least more than they want). The beautiful woman that adorn this book make it more than just an instructional manual but also a piece I would leave out for others to browse. I look forward to exploring more of the book with my partner, and trying many more positions. Thumbs up!
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55 of 70 people found the following review helpful By M. E. Nelson on November 5, 2006
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I really wanted this to be a great book. I'm a big fan of Chanta, and a bigger fan of sex and bondage. Unfortunately, this is not a book I could recommend to anyone. The organization is simply horrid. The photos are frequently repeated for no reason. They are out of order or just missing. Worse, many are incorrect. The photographs while sexually interesting, they provide no worthwhile educational function.

Rope work of any kind is confusing for most folks. Luckily methods have been developed to teach rope work. The Navys, Coast Guards, Boy Scouts, rock climbers, firefighters, sailors, window washers, etc. of the world have found great methods of teaching safe rope work. They know that photos alone are confusing. Text descriptions are not helpful to most. You need clean, simple drawings or annotated photographs. If they had been included in this book it would have been a winner.

Because of the inherent danger in this type of play there isn't any room for confusion. Life and limbs are easily damaged. Bondage is inherently risky when done correctly. We know that.

When you add sex with bondage the risks increase. There is more weight and forces on the limbs, tissue, rope and hard points. Sexual activity also distracts your attention and distracts the person in bondage. This increases the risks. Given all of this, its imperative that we get the basics absolutely right. That isn't possible with this book.

Hopefully the author will revise future editions. Certainly if there is a Vol. II, this must be corrected. Midori's book is a great example of a correct way to illustrate rope work. There are other good examples in the textbooks of the professions that use rope.

Until this is corrected I strongly recommend staying away from this book. Please Chanta, fix this and provide a needed text.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Michael Baker on May 17, 2007
Format: Paperback
Although the photography is visually appealing and the tone of the author sincere and light-hearted, as an educational text this book is basically worthless. If you want to look at interesting pictures for nifty bondage ideas, you might find value here. But if you want to have an idea of how to actually rig any of these positions, look elsewhere. The photos repeatedly skip steps, are utterly confusing, and are scarcely illustrative of actual rope tying and knotwork. I'm returning my copy immediately.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Chance Wheeler on July 30, 2006
Format: Paperback
I've got a fairly large collection of bondage related books, and this has got to be far and away my favorite. This has been the first book I've found where you can sit down with your partner together, look at a lot of cool pictures (instead of line drawings) and choose together a position/tie that you both like, and then try it out. The positions in the book, while attractive, aren't just that. They are meant to be used. There are plenty of pictures on how to tie the different knots, so even if you are an expert, and your partner isn't, they can still use things on you.

I really enjoyed the book, can't wait for the sequel, and would buy any other book the author chooses to write.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Goddess Aphrodite on January 20, 2007
Format: Paperback
I have most of the bondage books on sale and this one is my favourite.

It's absolutely perfect for couples with no prior knowledge of bondage and its clear (and stunning) photographs and instructions will ensure you have a wonderful time!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 16, 2006
Format: Paperback
Having very little experience rigging, but plenty at the other end of the rope, I've been very keen to get a hands-on book, and I was absolutely thrilled to see Chanta Rose publish this shortly after I became interested in DOING some of the rigging. Chanta has a flair for writing, and the book looks very, very informative and easy to use. Having already tried it once, I'm looking forward to using it many more times!
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31 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Glamour Maven on August 5, 2006
Format: Paperback
Do not buy this ... unless you are already a Shibari or knot expert. Or don't care about learning much and just want it for pretty photos. It hurts me to be blunt because I admire Chanta Rose and her wonderfulness comes through in the book. But let's be honest.

The problem is that the book is advertised as usable step-by-step bondage instruction. And it is NOT. Many if not most illustrations and text are not usable ... are too poorly-done to actually be followed by a beginner. The problems include too few photos, photos either duplicated or out-of-sequence, and inadequate or vague text. In addition, many of the knot photos are not thought out, and/or are tied tight and cinched up before the reader has a chance to study the knot and see what has actually been done. Additionally, often the best way to explain knots is to use inked arrows and/or sketches as well as the photos.

There's no secret about illustrating knot-tying adequately. SHIBARI YOU CAN USE by Bridgett Harrington covers much the same ground, and her illustrations and text are well thought-out and USABLE.

Chanta Rose's book also contains some astounding errors! On Pg. 20 Rose shows a "Reef Knot" (aka "Square Knot"). She warns against tying it wrong, making it a "Granny Knot." But her own photos ARE WRONG! They illustrate a Granny, rather than a Square Knot! This is an astonishing error, and makes me wonder if anyone ever carefully read the book and proofed the text and illustrations for usability and correctness! (OTOH, the errors may not matter much, since it's so hard to follow the photos!).

As an interesting sidenote, incorrectly-tied Reef Knots, or misused Reef Knots, have probably accidentally killed more people in the Western world than all other knots combined.
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