How to Do Things With Words: Kotobazeme (Word Torment)

With a look, a word, or even by simply moving away, a rope top can dramatically change the energy of a scene, intensity or create a headspace, or deepen their connection with their partner.  This class will focus on the use of words, touch, looks, and gesture to communicate intention and develop a deeper form of communication between you and your partner.

Known in Japan as “kotobazeme” or “word torment” this aspect of kinbaku and erotic play is almost never discussed in the West.

While critical to the styles of bakushi such as Yukimura Haruki and Nagare Aotsuki, there is very little written on the topic outside of Japan.

In this class we will explore how words, looks, sounds, and touch can all be used to help construct more meaningful ties and how each can serve as an additional layer of communication between partners.