What is "doing rope"?

We are the home space of Reykjavík Ropes

They organize all kinds of workshops about tying with ropes/BDSM, non verbal communication, kink and much more ...

Shibari is the japanese word for "to tie" and nowadays stands for "japanese inspired rope bondage" and it's different forms.

We want to create a safe space for all kinds of tying styles and approaches.

Rope can be: fun, casual, light, artistic, sporty, silly, platonic, therapeutic, sensual, sweet, sexual, dark, painful, sadistic/masochistic, controlling, loose and soft, caring, daring and everything in between or that you can think of ... as long as it is consensual!

Tying can be different for every person and does not even have to be the same with every person you tie with or even with the same person from day to day.

Every relationship between people is different and so is rope.

Everybody has their own approach and preferences and we encourage you to explore and respect them all just as the people who are practicing it.

Active, enthusiastic consent and physical and emotional safety is everything!

We love leading people on their first steps into tying with rope and help them as much as we can to learn and explore the full spektrum of what rope has to offer to them!

ROPE EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS

Exploring BDSM

BDSM is an acronym that stands for bondage and discipline, domination and submission, sadism and masochism.

Most people that don't know BDSM from the inside do not realize how much communication, care, education, practice and trust is needed to practice it safely, without physically or emotionally hurting your partner


S.S.C. - Safe Sane Consensual

R.A.C.K. - Risk Aware Consensual Kink


To create and hold space for each other to experience EVERYTHING one wants to experience without judgement and in a way that you feel safe to express and feel it all, to really be able to let go.

That takes a lot of effort, self reflection and self knowledge (often also therapy directed at self worth/esteem issues and attachment trauma for BOTH sides) and CARE (because if you don't really care about a person you most probably won't put in the effort needed to practice it safely)

Because one could almost say that BDSM is the "fetishization of care".

We crave connection and safety but unfortunately most "regular" relationships in our life do not offer the kind of care, thought and effort of communication and understanding that it takes to really be safe and cared for - BDSM relationships/play can create that safe space where we can really feel accepted and cared for as we are and explore ourselves together.


It is a VAST spektrum of intertwining experiences of physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual nature that we as human beings are capable of.


“People always ask if it’s normal to be interested in BDSM,” says Michal Daveed, ...

“Normal is a funny word to describe a really widespread and
diverse humanity.
If your definition of normal is how many people are
doing this, it’s way more people than you may think,”
says Daveed.

“And if your definition of normal is ordinary, the BDSM world is full of
ordinary people whose sexuality happens to be hardwired a particular way.”

(From the article: "What Is BDSM? Fundamentals, Types and Roles, Safety Rules, and More By Nuna Alberts, LCSW Medically Reviewed by Allison Young, MDReviewed: November 5, 2019"

https://www.everydayhealth.com/healthy-sex/bdsm/

We want to create a space where people can explore themselves on this spektrum and learn safely about their interests, kinks, phantasies, fetishes, ideas alone or with their friends or partners.

WORKSHOPS ABOUT BDSM