Welcome to Shibari Sanctum

Shibari (縛り) is a Japanese word that broadly means “binding” or “tying” in most contexts, but is used in BDSM to refer to this style of decorative bondage.

Sanctum (sanc·​tum |  ˈsaŋ(k)-təm) A place set apart, as with a sanctum sanctorum; a sacred or private place; a private retreat or workroom.

Shibari Sanctum is our escape from the mundanity to express ourselves in the form of Japanese inspired rope bondage. Join us on our journey through the exploration of rope, eroticism and connection

Although this is not a pornographic site, this blog deals with adult concepts. This site is not suitable for minors and if you are under 18 do not proceed.

We do not accept liability for any local jurisdiction or laws concerning BDSM and Kink, this remains the responsibility of the reader.

Who We Are

We, Mo (he/him) and Pixie (she/her), are married Rope Artists based in the UK, exploring our shared love for the art of Japanese inspired rope bondage, also known as Shibari/Kinbaku. Our rope journey started back in 2016 after finding ourselves in awe at some beautiful Shibari art online and has progressed to producing our own style of rope photography, constantly learning and evolving in our expression of love, connection and exploration through rope. Find out more on our About Us page

Our Rope Journey


Read our thoughts on our personal rope scenes, from both a Top and Bottoms perspective as we deepen our connection in rope and delve into our understanding and experience of both Shibari and each other.


Reviews and experiences of rope labs and workshops we have attended. An honest appraisal of our rope education. During 2020 this has been mainly online but hopefully will progress to more in person workshops as time allows.


Although it will never truly capture the emotion, connection and physical experience, a photo can tell a thousand words and allows us to share those moments with our future selves and others. Browse some of ours here



Sometimes we all need some guidance and the tutorial section has links to many resources from across the web, to learn the art of Shibari/Rope Bondage.

Kink and Culture

Although rope is a vast topic alone, it lives within a wider world of kink, that comes with its own expectations, advice and protocols.

News & Reviews


A collection of news and events in the rope community. If you know of an event or newsworthy item please let us know. We will aim to curate as much information here as possible.


The catch-net of everything else, our opinions of books, articles, videos, performances and anything else that may catch our attention in both the rope and wider kink world.