Huahua leans into her subjects while she binds them, making sure to never let the rope go taut.
Her shears—a safety precaution—rest on the floor nearby. The slow precision builds anticipation; tight ropes maintain the intensity.
Some of the young learners are artists, interested in the aesthetics of rope; others are longtime BDSM practitioners.
Shanghai’s organized rope bondage community has sprung to life in the past two years, fostered by organizers like Huahua, and the class is a cautious foray out of the bedroom and into the open.
The organizer, an Italian named Davide, who requested that his last name not be printed, has lived in Shanghai for nearly a decade.
He had first learned about rope several years earlier during a visit to Nevada’s Burning Man festival.
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