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Shibari.ph Saturdays

Explore the art of Shibari in a warm, friendly environment! We meet up every 1st Saturday for a friendly munch hangout and a rope jam afterwards!

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Rope Munch (Free)
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Rope Jam (Php 500+)

Overview

Shibari.ph Saturdays (SPH Saturdays) are held every 1st Saturday of the month so that local bondage practitioners and curious audiences can comfortably tie, observe, or just hang out with friends!

Rope Munch (Social Hangout)

Rope Munches are social gatherings for bondage enthusiasts held in a public place (i.e. a cafe). You can socialize with the other rope tops & bottoms, ask for advice, or request a background check on prospective partners!

Don’t forget to observe proper munch etiquette!

Rope Jam (Casual Tying)

Rope Jams are casual practice sessions open to all levels. By default, rope jams do not come with lessons but Dee usually hosts mini crash courses for newbies. You are invited to share in the space to tie with friends, watch others play, or just hang out in a warm, accepting, and kink-friendly environment. This isn’t a play party though so no nudity please!

If you want to watch actual bondage practitioners in a more relaxed non-performance-oriented setup, this is your chance.

Are you new to Shibari?

If you are a newbie, you can request a brief introduction to BDSM & Shibari during the munch, followed by a short beginner-friendly lesson during the rope jam. 

For a more formal and comprehensive introduction to the art, email dee@shibari.ph

During the Rope Munch...

  • Shibari Origin & History
  • Risk Review & Safety Guidelines
  • Equipment, Types, & Maintenance
  • Aftercare & Post-Session Practices

During the Rope Jam...

  • Bodies And Bondage
  • Rope-Based Communication
  • Rope Techniques & ELEMENTS
  • Practical Anatomy & Safety

Reminders:

  1. Aim to be respectful, empathic, and inclusive.
  2. Ask for explicit verbal consent before tying or touching a person or their property.
  3. These are open, public events! Intimacy with your partners is welcome but please keep your clothes on during the event. (That’s what play parties are for!)
  4. Do not harass other attendees by asking for their vanilla life details (i.e. real names, career, address, etc.). If they are comfortable sharing those details, they will.
  5. Alcohol and other intoxicating substances are strictly prohibited. 
  6. Rope jams are welcome to people of all skill levels but we reserve the right to intervene or send people out if they engage in what we deem to be excessively risky behavior.
  7. Persons who fail to comply with the requests of the organizers will be sent out, blacklisted, and reported to the rest of the local groups.

Event Details

  • Every 1st Saturday of the Month
  • 143 Maginhawa Street, Diliman, Quezon City

Basic Pass

Monthly Access
500
per attendee
  • ACCESS: Join our Rope Jams to share in the space, meet some new friends, and tie with with the locals!*
  • FREE ROPE: Attendees can request to keep one 8-meter piece of bondage-safe synthetic rope that's washable & water-friendly!
  • SKILLSHARE: We will occasionally hold informal skillshares to show you new patterns, techniques, plus tips & tricks for Japanese rope bondage.

Plus Pass

Monthly Access
1500
per attendee
  • ALL Basic Pass Perks
  • CHALLENGES: All Plus Pass holders can join our set of monthly challenges for the chance to win a free Plus Pass next month.*
  • 20% discount on SPH event passes, rope services, & coaching.
Recommended

Patron Pass

Monthly Access
2500
per attendee
  • ALL Plus Pass Perks
  • GIVEAWAY: All Patron Pass holders are granted a chance to win unlimited access to all of our SPH Saturdays for 2020.*
  • 50% discount on SPH event passes, rope services, & coaching.

Basic Pass

Monthly Access
500
per attendee
  • ACCESS: Join our Rope Jams to share in the space, meet some new friends, and tie with with the locals!*
  • FREE ROPE: Attendees can request to keep one 8-meter piece of bondage-safe synthetic rope that's washable & water-friendly!
  • SKILLSHARE: We will occasionally hold informal skillshares to show you new patterns, techniques, plus tips & tricks for Japanese rope bondage.

Plus Pass

Monthly Access
1500
per attendee
  • ALL Basic Pass Perks
  • CHALLENGES: All Plus Pass holders can join our monthly challenges for the chance to win a free Plus Pass next month.*
  • 20% discount on SPH event passes, rope services, & coaching.
Recommended

Patron Pass

Monthly Access
2500
per attendee
  • ALL Plus Pass Perks
  • GIVEAWAY: All Patron Pass holders are granted a chance to win unlimited access to all of our SPH Saturdays for 2020.*
  • 50% discount on SPH event passes, rope services, & coaching.

Note: These access passes are valid for one (1) calendar month—so if we decide to host additional events during the month, you are automatically invited and eligible to join those too!

Thanks to our friends who support our advocacy, our rope jams are available at discounted rates when you reserve a ticket in advance! Walk-ins will be charged at the standard rates.

Tremendous thanks go to these amazing people for making this possible:

  • TillySincarne & Nadiya
  • Sam & Partner
  • Sun & Earth

Join our Newsletter to unlock early registration for next month!

Public registration will begin on September 4, 2019 (Wednesday)!

WHAT PEOPLE HAVE TO SAY

Frequently Asked Questions

Dee Sapalo is a rope artist from Makati who promotes kink-, sex-, and body-positivity and practices a gentler domination style with Japanese rope bondage. He joined Manila’s rope scene in 2013 and has since pursued studies in Shibari locally and abroad.

Believing that our communities can become more respectful, empathic, and inclusive by practicing kink—he takes a break from designing websites for SMEs and runs the Shibari.ph resource blog. He curates relevant resources and hosts events where enthusiasts of all ages, genders, and body types can explore bondage in a safer, more supportive, and accepting environment.

You can message him to ask questions or say hello at dee@shibari.ph.

Solo attendees are welcome at the rope jam!

Please note: We can’t guarantee that another solo attendee will be available or willing to partner with you though.

We encourage the use of comfortable clothes—like sports, yoga, or exercise attire—as long as they aren’t too baggy. Bras with underwires are discouraged since chest-related bondage might give you a harder time breathing, deform the underwire, or accidentally poke/stab you.

MEDICATION: Please remember to bring medication if you need any— especially for emergencies (asthma inhalers, insulin, etc.).

CLOTHES: If you reckon you’ll perspire a lot, bring small towels and a change of clothes. Drinks are available for sale at the venue and there’s a dedicated comfort room where you can get changed too.

ROPE: At least one (1) piece of 8m long bondage rope (synthetic or jute are recommended) would be good to have. If you have none yet, you may borrow or buy synthetic rope from us on the day of the event.

EMT/SAFETY SHEARS: We use a special kind of scissors for bondage—the kind used by paramedics for emergency situations which have a blunt tip. We’ll have several shears available for borrowing at the event but you can check out this resource when getting your own pair.

Attendees of Shibari.ph events tend to be comfortable enough to use their real names. However, we highly encourage the use of code names and aliases during the events so that you have a layer of defense against people who might have malicious intentions.

Note: Anyone caught harassing other attendees for personal details will be reprimanded or sent out. Repeat offenders will be blacklisted from future events and reported to the other local kink groups.

As an added level of security, we won’t be allowing photographs to be taken by anyone other than the group’s official/authorized photographer.

They are specifically instructed to creatively crop personally identifiable features from view and, in cases where it’s unavoidable, to blur them long before publishing.

Exception: We might dedicate a photo-safe zone and allow pictures if all the attendees agree to it.

Maginhawa Street is foodie heaven, with options stretching farther than your eye can see.  The closest option available would be the restaurants at the 1st floor of the building where our munch and rope jam are held but if you find yourself craving something else, walking in either direction from the building presents you with more options.

We offer private coaching for couples and small groups in case you can’t attend the regularly scheduled workshops or if you need to keep your interest in kinks discreet.

If you have questions, shoot us an email at dee@shibari.ph or message us through the Shibari.ph Facebook Page!