violet wand shibari

You can do ANY technique or enhance ANY technique with a violet wand.  We’ve heard of everything from violet wand cupping and caning to violet wand fishhook suspensions.  If you already do shibari or rope bondage, a violet wand can take your play to new heights.

Violet wand rope is an electrically conductive NON-stretch rope specifically for violet wand shibari.  It is not yarn, and the conductive yarns in the rope run the FULL-LENGTH of the rope and are a structural part of the rope’s twist.   (some sellers of violet wand shibari rope sell a rope that has random scattered metallic fibers in the twist, but these random fibers do not conduct the current throughout the rope.  They only conduct at the point where you zap.)

Rig as you would any of your favorite rigs, including suspensions.  For violet wand shibari, the rope should not pass near the eyes, but may pass anywhere else on the head or lower face.

Once rigged, break out your violet wand and fire it up.  A zap on any part of the rope will travel, in sometimes unexpected ways, and zap the rigged subject at some unexpected place that the rope touches.  Rope directly next to the skin may ‘ground out’ so that no distinct spark is felt, but the wand used on the person will deepen the red marks where the rope binds, especially at the knots.

How to observe the electrical conductivity of your rope: Lay the rope out on the floor. we don’t want to use a table since metal in the table could interfere with your results.  You can coil or loop it on the floor, but you want it laid out flat. Insert an electrode* into your wand and turn on the wand. Lay the running wand down on one end of the rope so that the electrode is in full contact with the rope.  Walk to the other end of the rope and hold your hand about 1/4″ from the rope. The spark you receive from the rope while your hand is about 1/4″-1/2″ away lets you know the conductivity. This is the working output of the rope and assures you it is fully conductive.  Now pick up the end of the rope. Notice how the spark stops? That’s what happens with any violet wand electrode or accessory when you make full contact with skin: it is called ‘grounding out’.  But even when ‘grounding out’ you are still receiving the electricity and you are fully electrified and can be electrically ‘played with’.

Tip: Use the violet wand rope shibari rig as a ‘Reverse’ set up (see basic violet wand techniques) and use violet wand toys on your partner

Tip: Tie people together with the rope for an electrified daisy chain

Tip: Create an electric predicament rig

Tip: Use an article of clothing, i.e., a bodystocking, between the rope and the subject or tie the rope over clothing.  This makes a small ‘zap gap’ so the spark coming off the rope is felt more distinctly. It is up to you to experiment with your violet wand rope, with different ties and rigs, and with different setups with the rope, your partner, and your wand, to achieve the specific results that you personally want.

Violet wand rope, because it is so conductive, is an extremely versatile addition to any violet wand kit. It can stand in for a Body Contact Cable, it can function as a Dancing chain, you can make it into electrified spider webs or other riggings, you can even make an electric flogger out of it, just by looping and holding in your hand while using Indirect or Reverse setup. You’ll reach for your violet wand rope again and again. Experiment and enjoy!

*remember that the electrodes you use in the wand have different intensities, so use a metal electrode if you want to see JUST how powerful your violet wand rope can be.

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