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Two Knotty Boys Showing You The Ropes: A Step-by-Step, Illustrated Guide for Tying Sensual and Decorative Rope Bondage Paperback – November 20, 2006
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This book is slightly oversized and 73 pages long, making it about the size and shape of a special edition magazine. It is full of lots of black and white...er...shades of gray shall we say? ;-)...pictures that are about 1.5" square each, and show step-by-step instructions on how to do different rope ties. Some of the ties are pretty complicated, and one or two of them have on the order of 50 steps! The models in most of the pictures are super attractive, and most of the ties in this book are highly decorative and intricate. Apart from being B&W, the photos are high quality.
There are a wide variety of ties here. There are a few ties for preparing partners for sex, and more for dominating and humiliating partners, decorating partners (and yourself), and also a few for basic restraint bondage. There is also a pretty large section about decorative knots that are complex enough that I haven't been patient enough to try them, though they do look really awesome.
It would be more fun if they had some color pictures inside the book. The only color photo is the front cover. It bothers me a little that they used hardware store grade nylon rope for all of the ties shown in the book, but I think they did this for the sake of contrast in the B&W photos, and it does prove that everyone can do fancy stuff with cheap rope. They talk about how to prepare rope ends in the beginning of the book, which is excellent, but I was a little disappointed that they didn't explain how to do the palm and needle method. The methods that they do show are almost too obvious, and not very suave (taping the ends or melting the ends). Another thing with this book that may leave some readers dissatisfied is that most of the ties here are slanted toward decorative purposes, and are more elaborate than some people will have the patience for. A distinct portion of bondage enthusiasts are looking for simpler ties to use in preparing/restraining people for sex. If this is you, consider getting other books, like the ones by Douglas Kent or Bondage for Sex by Chanta Rose.
This is a good book, but if you are interested in getting a well-rounded pragmatic introduction/overview to bondage to get started off with, or if you are more interested in using bondage together with sex with your lover, you might want to start with other books instead. This isn't a bad book, it's just that there are even better ones for those purposes. On the other hand, if you are more into decorative bondage than restraint or sex bondage, then purchasing this book is indeed a good idea.
If you buy this book, or others about bondage, remember to have fun, be safe, and remember, consensual is sexy!!!
Don't bother with the Kindle edition on a phone. This book depends on many pictures to show the knots. Its very hard to see on a phone, especially when you need to look at several angle pictures or before and after pictures.
Otherwise it was a good book.