Screw the Roses, Send Me the Thorns: The Romance and Sexual Sorcery of Sadomasochism - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

Philip Miller and Molly Devon
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Chapter 8 Summary and Analysis

This chapter begins with an embarrassing story of a man attempting to find the right rope to bind his lover. To avoid this embarrassment, the authors describe several options for rope types. They suggest rope of cotton or nylon of three-eighth inch width, preferably of twisted threading. The ends of the ropes should be finished by burning, taping, or knotting.

Next, the authors describe proper knotting techniques, using diagrams to show proper rope movement. The overhand knot is used to tie ends, as is the figure eight knot. The bowline knot is generally used for suspension bondage and the square knot and surgical knots are used for general bondage, since they provide a strong hold with easy release. The chain knot, a more difficult knotting technique, is an attractive knot for rope dresses, and ankle knotting. Ways to release the bonds...

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