About Shibari.ph

Shibari.ph empowers people to celebrate their art, kinks, and sexuality through Japanese rope bondage

Shibari.ph believes in helping the Philippines become more body-, sex,- and kink-positive.

We do this by promoting respect, empathy, and inclusiveness through the art of Japanese rope bondage called Shibari.

How it Works

Rope art enthusiasts of all ages, genders, and body types are offered access to a growing online resource, friendly community, and peer-run rope bondage events.

Our newbie-friendly events let you experience the delight of Shibari firsthand—to have fun, break stereotypes, and promote the values that responsible players develop when practicing safe, sane, and consensual kink.

What makes it so special and intriguing?

It mixes together two awesome things: enjoying art and connecting with people.

Whether it’s tying or getting tied, trying bondage gives you a chance to revisit and question your understanding of things like control, pleasure, and intimacy.

You’ll develop your self-awareness, improve your verbal and non-verbal communication, and eventually work on the real ingredient behind this practice: trust.

Shibari is a great performance art that people can enjoy in terms of its visual, physical, mental, or emotional aspects—both in private or on the stage.

Our Story

Dee was invited to attend his first rope bondage workshop in 2013 and the experience was drastically different from what he expected.

The ropes they used were colorful, people were unashamedly geeking out, and they were actually friendly. It was a huge contrast to how media said kinksters were supposed to look and behave such that, by the time Dee got to try being in a hog-tie himself, he was convinced: kink wasn’t just about handcuffs and foreplay. This was actually something fun and worth sharing.

In 2016, Dee put up the Shibari.ph blog as part of the Philippine kink community’s efforts to educate the public, following the popularity of a certain BDSM-inspired book and film franchise.

The goal was to reach newbies specifically interested in rope art, archive resources for current practitioners, and help expand the discussions about kink to include subjects like safety and consent, while promoting values learned in BDSM such as respect, empathy, and inclusiveness.

Today, Shibari.ph helps Filipinos accept their kinks, love their bodies, and take the stigma out of enjoying sex by spreading word through social media, hosting semi-regular skillsharing events, and organizing academic practice sessions.

Our Events

Skillsharing Events / Workshops
Usually in a workshop format, these events are when local practitioners share what they know about rope bondage covering a variety of topics: aesthetics, communicating with your partner, the technical aspects of rope, and more.

Rope Jams
These are academic practice sessions that you can attend regardless of skill level. There won’t be any sort of formal instruction or schedule—rather, participants are free to practice together, do experiments, or simply watch how other players go about doing their ropework.

Munches (Coming Soon!)
Munches are social gatherings in a public place (i.e. a cafe) where you can socialize with the local riggers, raise questions, or ask for recommendations.

They’re a great way to stay safer, especially if you’re looking to meet a fellow practitioner for the first time, since community members can help verify or vouch for most people’s skills, credibility, or character.

Are you new?

You can start learning more about Shibari by reading this article first and then checking our resources page after.

If you’ve found any useful links, do let us know via the contact form and I’ll update that page when I can. 🙂

Cheers!