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It's a great book for learning, only issue is there's a ton of nudity. It doesn't bother me or the Mrs but if someone in the relationship get insecure then I'd recommend a different book. Aside from that the steps are very easy to follow and it really spices things up!
I was expecting more detailed knot / tie descriptions, but effectively had to find alternative online videos to get most of them. The book often gives a brief instruction for the final part without the pic, so you may guess what it exactly is talking about...
Otherwise not a bad introduction to rope bondage, good quality photos & models, but also a bit too much preaching.
I'm a novice interested in trying out the bandage lifestyle and picked up this book as a beginning reference for someone with no background in bandage. The photography is excellent and you can clearly see the knots, however the step by step description is a little obscure and hard to follow with the pictures. Another thing that bothered me is the sexual comments that the author made, granted I know this is a bandage book, but it should be written like a reference book for people with no exposure to this world, not like sex crazed pubescent middle schooler. It was kinda difficult to take the reading seriously because of the comments, most of which seemed either out of place or like the author was reaching to find lines to fill a page. Some of the comments while explaining the origins of bandage were about prisoners getting "boners" when they were tied up, and about your boss wearing his wife's lace underwear trying to hide a "raging boner". The knots shown were very basic knots and most of it chest or hip harnesses. There weren't very many where the hands or legs were tied to restrict movement. So that was good for anyone just starting out and doesn't want to go that extreme just yet. The book is kinda one-sided on that it's geared toward having a female submissive and most of the ties favor women and only two ties were for men. Although I suppose you can use some creativity to adapt those knots to work with the male physique if you so desire. One of my biggest issues is that it stresses the importance of aftercare to prevent the submissive from feeling down but never tells you how to provide aftercare. The only advice the author gives is to provide dark chocolate and put cream on any bruises. Also in the back of the book it mentions finding a BDSM community but doesn't give any resources of how to do this, as a novice how are we going to know how to find a bdsm group. If I'd knew then what I know now I would've purchased another book from another author. I've watched some of the "Two Knotty Boys" YouTube videos and I think they do a great Job explaining the technique and I know they have two books out that I'll give a try to pick up what this one is lacking.
Overall the information is useful and it's a decent intro to the art for those who want to dabble but not take it too seriously. Most bondage books have horribly lit, horribly posed photography. This book takes the opposite approach to the extreme – it's lit, posed, and styled like cheesy porn. I guess I'm going to have to shoot my own book someday.
This book almost exclusively showed women being bound, and the few male examples were mostly clothed! It felt a bit patriarchal-pornographic for me. I was disappointed. Some of the knots were decent to learn, but overall I was expecting much more. No coverage on genital bondage whatsoever either.