Come early to Chicago Rope to catch up with friends, meet other people interested in rope, find a partner if you need one, and get settled into a floor space. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Classes will start promptly at 5pm.
Join us to reflect on how the rope community in Chicago has evolved over the past 2.5 years. We’ll discuss what we have learned so far and action items for the future. As always, Chicago Rope encourages feedback, so please come and share yours with us!
Armbinders are a classic in the bondage world, spanning both western and Japanese forms. You can see variants of it in photography from the middle of the last century to last night at 3AM. When Monkey started in the rope bondage world over fifteen years ago, it was largely believed that only a very small handful of people could actually be placed in the classic elbows touching tie. This has proven to be incorrect as many bottoms can engage in this tie with the use of variants that can accommodate nearly any level of flexibility. Monkey and MedullaOblongata will walk through the body mechanics involved, explore some pertinent anatomy, prepare you for some of the expected physiological responses, and teach you how to tie and/or sustain a number of variants of this popular yet challenging class of tie.
Want to get started playing with rope but don’t know how what to do? Ever wonder what can be done with rope besides complex bondage ties? Looking for new ideas for play beyond the standard patterns taught in most rope classes? This class is for you! You’ll learn several fun and creative ways to use rope as a tool for various kinds of BDSM play, all without tying a single knot. We’ll also cover how to integrate these technique with more conventional forms of rope bondage. This class is open to all levels, including those who have never done anything with rope before.