Pay-What-You-Want Jute & Hemp? WTF?

Because the rope world is filled with innovative types, MattP, a wicked-fast rigger from Minneapolis talks about his new company “Karma Rope“, which uses a pay-what-you-can model for off-the-spool hemp and jute so that everyone can get a taste of quality rope. Matt and Gray talk about more than just marketing, though – they discuss how the open-source model can work to help the community along with several other kinky topics, including the weather!

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Once you’re hooked on natural fiber rope, you can get a more complex fix from the amazing colors and variety at Bastard Ropes, one of the sponsors of this podcast. If exotic fibers and fine-crafted wood toys are more your thing, try Maui Kink, who also contributed their support to this podcast!

The Ropecast Turns 10 in February!

That’s right – we started this thing on February 25, 2005! Want to get heard on the special 10th Anniversary Podcast? Just send your audio file to graydancer@gmail.com or leave a voice message at 608-432-ROPE (608-432-5668) and you’ll be heard around the world as we celebrate the Longest-Running Kinky Podcast on the Web!

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Talking About Bondage Injury Part 2

This episode contains the second half of Tifereth’s discussion at NARIX 2014 on bouncing back from bondage injuries, and it goes deep. Along with other participants such as Ben Hart, Ojipan, Aeolis Est, Naiia, and GoodMostTimes, they begin to develop a framework for improving the way injuries are dealt with in the community, not just for the individual. It’s an in-depth talk on a difficult subject that is sure to spark discussion.

 

eroticAwakeningBut first Gray has some exciting news, as the Ropecast has joined the Erotic Awakenings Podcast Network. This means a nifty opening jingle AND associating this podcast with other fine shows like The Fearless Submissive, The Femme Dom Mystique, and even Lee Harrington’s Passion and Soul Podcast! Check out the other podcasts for an earful of kink, poly, and general naughtiness.

 

This podcast was brought to you by the wonderful folks at Bastard Ropes as well as the sponsorship of Maui Kink. Coffee was provided by wonderful listeners like you, donating monthly via http://patreon.com/ropecast to keep me caffeinated and the Ropecast going!

 

Speaking of which: the Ropecast is 10 years old this February 25th! Graydancer would like to celebrate with some voice messages. If you’d like to say happy birthday to the Ropecast, leave a message at 1-608-432-ROPE or email the sound file!

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Talking About Bondage Injuries

Back at NARIX 2014, Tifereth led a discussion on all the things we don’t talk about in rope bondage. How can we create an environment that is more open and honest and less dangerous (because, as Ojipan mentions, it’s never “safe”) for everyone?

This podcast was made possible by sponsorships from Bastard Ropes and Maui Kink. Please check out their sites, and consider becoming a patron of the Ropecast yourself!

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The Rope Philosophy of Demon Six

Japanese Kinbaku taught by Kazami Ranki

Kazami Ranki teaches in Los Angeles thanks to DemonSix & the Devils Mask Society.

DemonSix, kinbaku scholar and teacher par excellence, returns to the Ropecast in discussion about techniques of teaching and learning rope, community connections, and some of the things he learned from Kazami Ranki (shown here) during the bakushi’s recent visit to L.A. 

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The Ropecast Patreon PageYou can now directly support the Ropecast via our new Patreon page! For as little as $1/month you help make this ‘cast a better place for kinksters to learn about their community and share their stories. 

 

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The Voices of NARIX 2014

NARIX 2014 on the RopecastGraydancer went to the North American Rope Exchange and all he got was three outstanding podcasts! This is part one, on-the-spot interviews with many of the organizers and attendees. You get to hear the hum of ropesters in the background as people talk about their experience, their plans, and most of all their rope.

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Ropecast Interview with the Sexy Librarian

The Kiss Me Quick Podcast with some HOT eroticaFrom her blog:“Rose Caraway is a native Northern California writer, editor, blogger, narrator, audio book producer and podcaster for the hit show “The Kiss Me Quick’s” Erotica Podcast. She freely celebrates all things erotica with her wonderful Lurid Listeners and is fondly know as “The Sexy Librarian” who scours the globe searching for more sexy stories for her fans, which includes inviting many of today’s most influential erotica authors to guest write for her show.”

Graydancer gets her to talk about rope, kink, writing, and much more, including her new book:

The Sexy Librarian's Big Book of Erotica

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Interview with Shay at FAPCON 1

Power-Exchange-Couple of 2014, Shay and Stefanos in San Francisco Folsom Street Fair

Shay with her partner Stefanos at Folsom Street Fair in 2014

Live from the hot tub in Calgary, Alberta comes an interview that has long been desired: Shay from San Francisco! A self-tying suspension aficionado, cock-and-ball binding kink educator, ER nurse, leather-title-holder, and half of the dynamic duo Stefanos and Shay, she spends some time spilling her secrets and sexy surprises in Graydancer’s lap!

This podcast brought to you by BastardRopes.com, who has contributed to the production costs of the episode. We appreciate his support and, also, his rope! Please check out his site and let him know you heard about him here, so he and others continue to support the Ropecast.

Naiia enjoys BastardRopes.com

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Interview with Hishi Karo

Hishi KaroGraydancer got to play host to the awesome feminist rigger Hish Karo (@hishiCarreaux on twitter) and got to speak with her about her experiences studying with Osada Steve, creating a rope space in Vienna with her partner Barkas, as well as general thoughts on the philosophy of rope bondage.

Gray also talks about his upcoming schedule, including the Seattle GRUE and the Kinky SharkTank at Dark Odyssey Surrender.

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Interview with ABMann

What? Another interview with a rope maker? Yes, but this one goes far afield. ABMann is a self-identified nerd, introvert, persistent self-improver, Hitchin’ Bitches ally, and pen connoisseur. He talks about process, practice, kink, and of course rope in this interview.

You can see ABMann’s rope at BunnyRope.com, and read more of his writings at his blog or his tumblr. Wadsworth, the company mascot pictured above, has a pretty hot tumblr as well.

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M0co & Beemo Interview!

Krakens, Jute Rope Entrepreneurs, Performers, & Partners! 

M0co (that’s a zero in the second letter, folks!) and his partner Beemo (aka “Lily”) share their interesting journey in rope, power exchange, and the kink community in this honest and touching interview. Learn how a novice rope guy becomes an international bondage entrepreneur, and why he and Lily have a relationship that literally stopped the presses!

 

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