WHAT IS SHIBARI? (PART II)

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Second part of "What is Shibari" blog post.
Read here WHAT IS SHIBARI? (PART I) .

Most of us use Shibari as a tool to communicate something to or with somebody. Consider that we are all very different with particular intentions and feelings we want to communicate, and is not the same what we display publicly compared with privately. 
We also can differenciate a lot between a professional perspective into this craft and art and a more personal view.

It is also known, that there is many people who live their personal life and professional life together, and other people separate both, even to a point of having totally opposed feelings and ideas between their public and private practices or definitions.

I often have this shock of social construction ideals about gender, sex, masculinity and femininity, art and emotional expression. Because most times I have my own believes and ideas that doesn’t match with most people I know who practice Shibari. Which end up being misunderstood because my perspective compared with most of other people towards those subjects that we often relate into the Shibari practice are not matching at all, which creates the feeling of one of both are not valid somehow (minority loose often).

 

To close this topic, I would like to throw some questions that are often related to all of this and that I like to think about it oftentimes.

-Would not be considered Shibari something like an ornamental practice with ropes on a body, but tying trees would be considered Shibari still?
-Is it necessary understand and study Japanese aesthetics to practice Shibari?
-Is it beauty necessary to Shibari practice?
-It is necessary be passionated about Japanese culture and idea of aesthetics to like and practice Shibari?
-Why we would differentiate from Western bondage and Japanese Rope Bondage?
-Is it Shibari a practice only for people who are interested in some BDSM practice too?
-Is it Shibari related to pain and therefore a Sado-masochism practice?
-If Shibari doesn’t have to be related to BDSM practices, it is possible have equal power and control on this practice?
-Do we really need use Japanese words to refer to this practice, name of patterns, body postures, status and so on?
-If we do not use anymore most of Japanese name references, would it be still Shibari?
-If Shibari can be considered sexual and artistic at the same time, does the meaning change?
-Is it an purely artistic approach something else than Shibari?

My main intention is to raise more questions than give answers because there is nothing better than you come up with things yourself than have a pre-made formula ready to be digested.

Take in account, and I repeat it again that all written here is my personal view based on various facts, ideas and personal and professional taste too. It does not mean other ideas and opinions are wrong or more valid, it means they are just different, which makes us grow for something better in all aspects.
And last but not least, think that I’m also an non-native English speaker (self taught), any gramatical error and lack of sense on a frase might be part of that, and part of my self growing and learning process.

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Xx Eris xX

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