This picture brings back so many memories. It was the first time I tied a man up. I still remember my hands shaking, worried I’d do it wrong. (Rope Safety is real, friends!) I didn’t mess it up, though it was a unique pattern and not very durable. Luckily the play was light so the integrity of his bonds didn’t matter much. I recall distinctly, finishing the last knot, and then thinking, “Oh shit. What now?”


Violet Fawkes

Violet Fawkes (she/her) is a freelance writer and sex blogger focusing on pleasure education, erotic fiction, and the intersection of identity, kink and mental health.