A Rope/Bondage/Sensuality Enthusiasts Group
Portland, OR/Vancouver, WA Metro Area- USA
April 4th-6th, 2008
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2006 Educational Weekend
February 17th-19th, 2006
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about the past event
Who are we?
Nawashi, Rope/Bondage Tops, Rope Sluts, m-jo,
Sensualists who enjoy bondage, Knot Fetishists, Shibari fanatics,
Nawakesho students, Rope bottoms, Masters and slaves who enjoy the passion
of bondage, Mummification aficionados, and others who define themselves as
We are male, female, transgendered, intersexed. We are Dom, sub, Top,
bottom, Switch, unidentified. We are Queer, Straight, Bi, Omnisexual. We
are over 18, under-dead. We are from whatever culture we call our own...
and we even try to respect one another :) Tough call, I know, but we're
going to try.
Why are we doing
We have found that the Portland/Vancouver Metro area
has a very diverse yet skilled group of Bondage enthusiasts who previously
only could gather at Friday parties, KinkFest, Kink in the Woods, the
occasional private party... and we wanted a group to call our own, our own
parties where when wrapping our loved one in layers of shrink wrap or
suspending our lovers by their toes we did not have to dodge single
tails. Also, we wanted to trade knowledge, skills, swap books, offer a
space for rope bottoms to meet Tops with different styles, and in general
make friends with individuals who "get it". Bondage Enthusiasts are a
horse of a different color... who can understand that sometimes bondage
*is* the point, that it is a journey in and of itself... and this group
offers a place for like-minded individuals to congregate.
To become part of
Send an e-mail to the list
- your experience (annotated) in the
Rope/Bondage/Sensuality community (this can also include the BDSM,
Swinger, Poly, and other such communities as applicable)
- a bit about you (age, identifying sex/sexuality, other pertinent
- what you hope to get out of BodyBound (aka "why us?" education, making
contacts, a place to suspend your loved one by their toes...)
- any special skills/knowledge/resources you could add?
DO NOT SEND
US A PHOTOGRAPH OF YOU/ YOUR LOVER. Feel free, however, to send us a URL to said photographs, or send your
introduction and *then* ask if we would like a photograph :)
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The Crew of BodyBound
PDX Rope Arts is a group
that spun off of BodyBound when it became an inactive element for quite
a while. It has many of the same members, but has more active
gatherings in Portland at this time. You will need to join fetlife
to use this group
Portland Leather Alliance
hosts KinkFest, various parties, and is doing a great deal of good in the
RCDC hosts monthly gathers, workshops,
is the Vancouver, WA munch that also hosts special events in SW
Bad Girls BadGirls is a social &
educational group for women into SM. BadGirls holds regular workshops on
scene safety and etiquette as well as a variety of other exciting,
firstname.lastname@example.org, PO Box 17254, Portland, OR 97217-0254
LuLu's pervy playhouse
is a women's only party held once a month in Portland.
Submission is based north of Vancouver, WA, and is a great rental
space as well as wonderful place to attend parties.
Conservatory PDX is a play and educational space in SE Portland
that hosts fabulous events.
is a BDSM resource for individuals in the greater Portland area
between the ages of 40.
In the Portland area, I suggest
Counter Media (927 SW Oak St,
503-226-8141), as they have a wonderful collection of "alternative press"
media, and the store owner is often willing to special order books, and
they have a great out-of-country sexuality section.
*there are other resources
for munches etc. in the Portland/Vancouver metro area. Try the links
section of Portland Leather Alliance.
Other NW Bondage
Occidental Bondage is a
women's only Bondage Enthusiast's group outside of Seattle.
Wet Spot is a Sex Positive Community
Center that hosts the "Bondage is the Point" parties.
has monthly workshops
in Bellingham, WA, and also hosts Kink in the Woods every year.
Other Sources of Resources:
I kept a list here for many years of
world bondage resources, but I have found that I do not have time for
its upkeep as so many great sources come and go. I will refer you
to the feverish work that is being done by the folks at Adult Rope Art
for your further edification.
Adult Rope Art yahoo group
is a must-join for serious bondage enthusiasts to enjoy amazing
Adult Rope Art
Fetlife Group - the folks at Fetlife have created a resourced by
fetishists and kinksters by fetishists and kinksters, and the resource
list here is truly invaluable. You will need to create a free
fetlife profile to join in the conversation.