17 November 2011
Chanta Rose has a special place in the development of kinbaku-bi (aka shibari, or rope bondage).
She's been everything: starting out as a model herself, she has also been a stripper, a sub, a domme, a rigger, an author, a BDSM teacher, a significant contributor to Insex and Wired Pussy, and the founder of Water Bondage, Men In Pain, Chanta's Bitches and AgentSM - a BDSM supply store (now sadly gone away). Chanta Rose has also moved around the world: starting in Australia, then moving to the UK and then to the US.
In a world that is still largely moulded by males it is refreshing every time a woman steps up to play an active role; this is particularly true in the world of sex, porn and BDSM.
Chanta Rose's book 'Bondage for Sex' is perhaps the most interesting of all her achievements.
There are only a handful of good books that aim to teach kinbaku-bi and this is perhaps the best: it's full of beautiful, frank photographs that clearly explain a very nice selection of rope bondage positions and techniques using some sexy and tightly bound girls - and each position is optimised for sex, leaving the rigger easy access to the girl's pussy or breasts.
Going beyond tying someone up just for the visual aspect, this is a book that gives people a better sex life. Even the pictures are erotic and the instructions so clear that you just have to try them out on your partner.
Tantalisingly the book is subtitled 'Volume 1' but no volume 2 has been forthcoming in the five years since it's publication. Chanta Rose: we want a second volume!
More recently, Chanta has been running and performing on Chantas Bitches - a site where she is a domme who just loves to dominate a series of beautiful girls, all tightly bound and often in a suspension.