Frequently Asked Questions
Getting started on Shibari Study
How long is the free trial?
The free trial for a Shibari Study membership is 7 days. On the 8th day, you will be charged your monthly fee of $25 (or other fee applying to the selected Membership Plan). Then, your monthly payments will recur on the same day of every month.
For example, if your first payment is on the 22nd of the month, your auto-renewal will remain on the 22nd for every subsequent billing. If you do not cancel your free trial, you will be charged on the 8th day of your membership and will be able to cancel your payment for the following month. The same applies to semi-annual and annual subscription plans.
What currency are the prices?
The price for a Shibari Study membership is $25 (USD) per month - see our different plans for the semester and annual discounts - this payment will recur monthly on the same day.
To check what day you will be billed on, head to your Profile's "Billing" section.
Can I purchase a gift subscription for someone else?
Yes! After choosing a membership plan you will see the option “buy as a gift” instead of creating an account for yourself. To redeem a gift card, select “Have a gift card?” bellow all membership plan options.
How can i apply for the Shibari Study Scholarship Progarm?
We understand that some prospective members experience cultural, systemic or institutional challenges that may prevent them from joining Shibari Study. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please find further information here and email us at email@example.com .
Where can i download the Shibari Study App?
The Shibari Study App can be downloaded here for Apple iOS and here for Android.
Why can i not redeem any coupon codes in the App?
Unfortunately, coupon codes cannot be redeemed via in-app purchases as these payments are processed by a different system. However, your coupon code should still be redeemable via desktop or mobile browser.
How do I cancel my membership?
No worries! You can cancel your membership at any time in your profile's "Billing" settings on the website when clicking on "Change Plan". Your credit card will not be charged for the upcoming monthly fee. You can change or cancel your membership anytime.
After canceling your account, you will be able to access Shibari Study until the last day of your billing cycle, and will not receive a refund for the current month. For example,if your billing was on the 22nd of every month, and you chose to cancel your subscription on the 12th, you will have access to Shibari Study through the 21st of the following month.
If you bought an In-App Subscription with Google or Apple you can manage them in your device/account settings (View or Cancel In-App Subscription: Google, Apple).
How often are new classes released?
Between live classes and regular video tutorials, you can expect to see new content on Shibari Study every week. At present, we stream two live classes per week with replays available for a month – you can find the live class schedule here and all our latest tutorial releases here.
I am a Solo Practitioner, are the classes suited for self-tying?
We do not have a lot of content dedicated specifically to self-tying or self-suspension at the moment. However, most of our content can be adapted to solo practice.
All harnesses tied on the lower body or arms-free can be self-tied with a few modifications to simplify the back (you can find an example in the self-tied variation of the "Xana Harness"). You can learn all the techniques used for suspensions (solo or partnered) in our "Suspension Lines" series. All of our Beginner Course can be practiced solo, except for the very last section. All of our Floor Play or Suspension classes can be used as inspiration for your solo practice.
I have trouble playing the captions, what can i do?
Sometimes the video player can get stuck on one language and doesn't switch automatically between languages. Try refreshing the page after selecting the language you want for the captions, and it should work fine!
We are currently working on resolving this issue with our video player.
How can i save or 'Favourite' a class?
There is an “Add to favorites” button below the video on the left underneath the video screen for each tutorial. Click this or, alternatively, tap the heart on the app to add a class to your favorites and a new section called “Favorites” will be generated on your Shibari Study home screen for easy access to all your saved classes.
How can i comment on classes?
Next to the ‘About’ tab for each tutorial (above the class description), you will see a ‘Comment’ tab – simply click through and join the discussion.
Is Shibari Study available offline?
We are very happy to be able to offer offline functionality via the Shibari Study app. The app can be used to download specific classes in order to be able to access them offline at a later stage, making tying anywhere that much easier.
How to treat and maintain my rope kit?
After purchasing your new beautiful set of Shibari ropes, you may want to learn how to take care of them so that they stay pleasant to use for both you and your partner(s). Here you can find a guide to treating your ropes in 6 easy steps and some tips about caring for and maintaining your Anatomie ropes.
Should I use 5mm or 6mm rope?
The most common thickness for Shibari rope is 6mm and the minimum we would advise to use for suspensions. In some cases, 5mm or even 4mm can be a good choice, for example if using rope for accents (like hair, toes, hands, face, or intricate lacing) if the partner/model is petite or if you are using rope for floor-play only.
What safety equipment do i need?
Please consult our free General Rope Safety course for an overview. An understanding of these safety aspects is essential before starting your Shibari practice.
I don't have a model-can i still learn Shibari?
Yes! Many of our classes are adaptable for self-tying. In addition, there are some tricks you can use to mimic tying a model for some ties – check out our No Model, No Problem video, which is freely available on our YouTube channel, for practical tips and inspiration.
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Where can I buy ropes and safety gear?
Visit our ‘Rope Shop’ page to learn more about our partnership with Anatomie Studio.
Should I play the videos in a certain order?
Yes, follow the ‘Beginner’ course in the order it is displayed.
Once I am done with all the classes in the Beginner's Course, what classes should I study?
Once you’re comfortable with the basics, you can move on to the ‘Floor Play’ and ‘Harnesses’ Use our search filters to find those marked "beginner" and "intermediate".
Are Shibari Study Live Classes for members only?
As part of our mission to make Shibari more accessible, all our live classes are streamed for free at the time of the events, with replays available for members only unless the class is specified as ‘Free’.
How long are replays available on the Site?
Live class replays are available on the site for 30 days after airing. All available replays can be found here .
How do i ask questions in a live class?
If you’re watching the class using a desktop browser, simply, use the chat box.
How do I join the Discord community?
To join the Shibari Study Discord community, you need a Discord account, either by registering on discord.com or downloading the app from the App Store (iOS) or an Google Play (Android). Once you have registered for Discord, you can join our server here. If you aren't sure what to do next, you can find full details on how to join on our website here.
Help, I have problems verifying my Discord account!
When you join the Discord server, we’ll first verify that you have an active Shibari Study subscription. This is done using the email on your Shibari Study account, so if you joined via the Shibari Study App, please make sure you have added your email address. If you have any issues verifying, please message @ShibariStudySupport on Discord and we can help you.
What can I do in the Discord community?
The community is a place for learning and sharing ideas and experiences, not just from Shibari Study instructors but also from each other. We now also offer the possibility to invite your rope partner/s to the Discord, as well as early notice of upcoming class releases and Instructor Rope Office Hours, where you can ask Shibari Study instructors anything you like about their tutorials or gain insights from their practice and experience. Our website has a full list of Discord features here.
Can I invite my partner?
Yes, yes, yes! And not just one partner either… Our new ‘Invite Your Partner’ feature allows you to bring TWO partners along to the Discord, as we recognize that many of our community members have various rope relationships (and it didn't seem fair to force you to choose just one of your rope partners).
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I’D LIKE TO APPLY FOR THE SCHOLARHIP.
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