Tell me a little about yourself outside of kink. What do you do day to day?
I am currently in temporary retirement, having been Campbell Newman-ed early in 2013 and now taking a well earned break. I am going to be studying fashion and graphic design at QUT in 2014.
Tell me a little about yourself inside kink.
I have only been in “the scene” for just over a year. I am a masochistic bottom with switchy tendencies and a particular love of thwacky things, rope and pretty girls.
Are your kink identities and ‘real life’ identities similar? How do they differ? How are they the same?
My kink identity is the real me without any masks – I don’t really have to run any “normalcy” filters when I’m among my kink family. I can just be who I am. my personality stays very much the same, it’s just the topics of conversation that differ.
What attracts you to rope?
The connection between rope artist and bottom and the creativity. I love being part of something beautiful. Rope can be beautiful, but I also love the creative predicaments and tortures rope tops can come up with. They each have their own style and evoke a different set of feelings for me.
How does rope make you feel?
That depends on what the rope scene and rope top is trying to do – I can feel floaty and relaxed in rope, tightly bound and safe, tightly bound and scared to death or downright tortured. Each scene is different and each rope artist has their own style and personality that comes through very strongly in their tying.
What is it like after a rope-session?
I usually give cuddles to my rope artist and walk away smiling and happy, though occasionally, when that was the intention, I can walk away feeling all shakey and vulnerable.
What do you think is the most important part of a rope-scene for you?
Without question, the connection with the rope artist.
When you play with rope, is the focus on the the rope, or are other styles of play used at the same time?
At events, the focus is usually on the rope play itself, though not always. I have done a few predicament scenes that have been fairly mind blowing (some would say traumatic!) In private the rope is used to enhance the other play. Nothing like some breast bondage combined with impact play to get the heart racing. I’m especially fond of take-down play using rope – being bound and trussed after a good hard struggle is a special treat. I recently had the incredible experience of being tied while the rope artist was connected to a violet wand – the connection between she and I was (ready for it?) electric.
What other kink activities interest you?
I adore impact play, but I also enjoy electro-play, claws & blades and medical play. I haven’t done an awful lot of Dominance/submission play, but it does pique my curiosity.
Have you ever had an incident in rope? Has anything ever gone wrong?
I’ve had nerves pinged and felt faint, but nothing serious. My rope tops reacted immediately in each and every case, getting me out of the situation and into safety. Most recently I had a toe dislocated mid-suspension, but masochist that I am, we carried on.
What is the best bit of advice you could give to somebody who wants to try rope?
Get thee to a rope workshop!! Getting out amongst current rope tops and bottoms is a great way to start learning about rope and you can learn very quickly what sort of things to avoid.
What would you want someone who knows nothing about rope to know about rope, and about you?
That it’s not just about the sex and violence, it can be beautiful and graceful and art. I love being part of the art of rope – the canvas that the rope artist creates on and part of the art itself through not only my body but also my reactions.
Why did you want to be a part of this project?
I admire Kat’s rope artistry and creativity. I think this is an amazing project that will show the diversity of the people who love to play with rope and Kat’s amazing imagination and ability to make the mundane into something extraordinary. We can all be pretty in rope, if we just open up to it.