Tying Larger Bodies

02sep19:0021:00Tying Larger BodiesLGBTQIA+ & FriendsEvent OverVirtual Event19:00 - 21:00 FacilitatorPauline MassimoCategoryshibari


(Friday) 19:00 - 21:00 CET





Event Details

Small rigger or larger model?

“Tying Larger Bodies” is a specific class with universal knowledge and framework oriented to help smaller riggers tying anyone bigger and larger than themselves and for rope models who are larger and bigger than their rigger.

Pauline Massimo & Mabel will share lots of fundamental knowledge and technical skills that both of you need in order to seamlessly tie together. The class not only gives you principles but also goes into the topics of safety and how to get to know your body and its limits better. It also discusses how a well-balanced collaboration between the person tying and the person being tied could look like to help with the extra challenge and have lots of great rope fun.

The approach of this class is not style-specific but rather focuses on communication and collaboration that is suitable for every person and style and aims to help you have a more sustainable experience and take care of your bodies.

This online class will serve several ideas, tips, and a framework that Pauline has been working on with regular revisions and updates over the years. This will not be a follow-up class but more like an explanation behind why they do things in a certain way, their approach, and demos of how to handle it in a practical way.

Pauline considers this class a more intermediate level, where participants should be knowledgeable about basic practical and theoretical concepts, both rigger and model on their own parts. Is super important that each participant sticks to their level and comfort zone and explores in a more controlled and safer way, taking time to practice and progress to happen gradually.

Even though the class might have some partial suspension or full suspension, Pauline encourages participants who do not suspend to participate and watch and get what they can and need to apply for their level. Almost everything can be adapted to different levels above total beginners.


Assistant & Model: Mabel (she/her)


Event Details

Date & Time:  September 2nd, 2022, 7 pm – 9.00 pm CET (Berlin time)

Format: workshop & demo

Minimum Knowledge Level: intermediate, you should know all basics of rope and have experience in suspension to follow along; if you simply wish to watch and gain theoretical knowledge then you benefit from knowing basics of tying

What to Bring: pen & paper, rope, and safety equipment if you want to tie along

Solo or Partnered: any constellation works, if you want to tie along you need a partner

Class recording: Yes. This class will be recorded (only the facilitator, not the participants) and is available for ticket holders for 14 days after the event.



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,

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 respect 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 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?

Solidarity tickets are reduced-price tickets for people who cannot afford the full price. If the soli price is still to high for you, please message us at info@karada-house.de



Pauline Massimo

Pauline Massimo (they/them) is an interdisciplinary artist and educator from Brazil based in Barcelona, Spain. With more than 11 years of professional experience in the art field from painting, dance, performance art, photography, and Shibari to event curator, space holder, educator, community building, and art director in those few past years. They have been to a vast number of workshops and have equally experienced as a rope model, rigging, and self-tying. Pauline is educated and interested in the broader range that Shibari can provide as a practice, like classic Japanese style as more contemporary mixed styles, they are mostly interested in the mental and physical challenge that this practicum can offer as much as the challenge of creating experiences that adapt for different tastes and capabilities.

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