I am sorry to have to disappoint you all but bondage is not anything new. A couple of escorts that I know who work for long escorts agency online site www.charlotteaction.org/ have done some excellent historic research into the use of bondage. Both girls who have been working as escorts in London for quite a few years, are now ready to hung up their frilly knickers and open a Sex Toy museum in Soho, London.
The girls are hoping to be able to dedicate one room to the history of bondage throughout history. It will be sort of a celebration of all things sex the two escorts say, and they are now looking for sponsors to help them fund the undertaking.
History in Bondage
The origins of bondage go back a long way, and it first seems to have appeared in Japan. From ancient texts the escorts have been able to ascertain that different types of bondage were used as far as the 1600’s. It was called Shibari back then, and was initially used as a form of punishment.
Ancient Japanese texts talk about bondage being used by geishas in and around 1650 AD. It appears to have been introduced to geishas by warriors who had enjoyed the experience of Shibari.
Somewhere along the line they must have shown geishas how to use the ropes. Geishas soon took full advantage of their new found knowledge and added it to their range of delights. Soon after this Shibari seems to have become quite mainstream, and there are many texts which refer to its use.
In the 1800’s we see the introduction of komon sarashi shibari which were when a group of individuals joined together to practice ritual sexual bondage. There are many texts which refer to this practice and it can also be seen on wood block carvings.
Today, it can still be found on offer in Tokyo and many other Japanese cities, and it has even become a bit of an art form. Even exhibits of Shibari techniques can be seen and like everything else the Japanese love to celebrate this part of their culture. Needless to say it is down with the utmost perfection.
Other cultures seem to have been more into leather bondage, and in India you will find that leather bondage used to be very popular. The art of tying leather knots to subdue your partner seemed to have been practised by the higher casts. Perhaps they had more time to explore their sexuality than the other casts.
Leather bondage has now very much disappeared from the modern day Indian culture the two escorts point out, but there are plenty of references to it both in Indian literature and imagery.
There are many other examples of bondage throughout history as well the two escorts are quick to point out. However, the girls are planning to kick off with a display of Shibari bondage as it is such an interactive technique. Visitors would be invited to have a go at tying their own bondage knots, and see if they can master this ancient Japanese craft