In-Depth Gote Study

20mar(mar 20)19:0003apr(apr 3)22:00In-Depth Gote StudyLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSEvent OverVirtual Event(March 20) 19:00 - (April 3) 22:00 FacilitatorAddie (she/her)Liff (he/him)Categoryshibari


March 20 (Wednesday) 19:00 - April 3 (Wednesday) 22:00





Event Details


This three-part deep dive deconstructs gote-type ties, lifting out the individual elements and examining how and why they (inter)act as they do, and how we can change them. The goal is not to prescribe ‘the fix’ for each situation but to offer avenues of inquiry and tools for fruitful experimentation. Please bring your gote-related questions and frustrations!

Topics of interest and investigation include limb placements (hands front, hands-free, one arm), load directions (upright, side, face down, transitions), body geometries (stiff/hypermobile/angry shoulders, different body compositions, tweaking where pressure sits) and other add-ons/modifications (swap out a set of bands for hojo cuffs or body wraps, tie the hands in for shoulder support, do something funky with the third rope).

A portion of the first class will be dedicated to a rotator cuff-friendly way of bringing the arms behind the back in the gentlest and safest way possible, and to some details around rope/body handling to fine-tune tensioning and placements.

The goal is not to teach more gotes but to play with the combination of micro-techniques and technologies that make up this common and often problematic style of body harness.


Event Details

Date & Time:  March 20th, 27th and April 3rd, 2024, 7 pm-10 pm CET (Berlin time)

Format: workshop (virtual)


Language: English

Minimum Knowledge Level: single column tie, standard frictions, you need to have some basic knowledge about tying gote type harnesses

What to Bring:  yourself, your Self

Solo or Partnered:  both (each participant needs a ticket)

Class recording: Yes. The recording will be made available after the last live class for 14 days.


Accessibility Note

The workshop and discussion are held in spoken English with automated captions in English which are provided by Zoom. Communication within the class can be had via chat but also people can come on mic and speak. If you participate in this workshop and need more assistance, i.e. someone reading out the chat, etc, please message us at beforehand. 


Who is this event for?

LGBTQIA+ describes the full spectrum of non-mainstream sexual orientation and/or gender identity, meaning: lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, non-binary, genderqueer/fluid, queer, intersex, asexual, aromantic, agender.

Friends describes people of any and all kinds of gender and sexual identities who are aware and respectful of the necessity, needs, and boundaries of a queer safe(r) space and its marginalized community.

When you consider yourself a friend you show acknowledgement to and are respectful of everyone’s self-expression and do not assume, presume or project non-consensual ideas onto others. You actively request and use people’s chosen pronouns. You remain mindful of the fact that Karada House is first and foremost a space for queer people that you are also invited to attend. You have a genuine concern for the well-being of LGBTQIA+ people and remain in awareness of heterosexual and gender straight privileges.

Friends don’t have to be perfect. None of us are. We request that we all pro-actively work and strive to be good friends and allies to marginalized people.


What else to know

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Addie (she/her)

Addie is a switch and self-suspension enthusiast. She organizes regular workshops on dynamic self-suspension and versatile education both, for beginners and technically advanced. When co- teaching she focuses on bottoming information and discourse.

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Liff (he/him)

Liff (he/him) is a playful, bubbly soul who likes being tied up. He found kink, poly, ropes, and all their various accoutrements during lockdown and is excited to start exploring larger communities. He lives in Vancouver, Canada.

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