A rope bunny is someone who enjoys being tied up with rope. The term rope bunny can be used to refer to anyone who gets pleasure from being tied up. It is neither gender nor sexual orientation specific.
As a bondage tool, rope is popular in the BDSM community. A rope bunny is generally a submissive, and their top, the person who ties the ropes, is known as a rigger or rope artist. Rope bondage can be a singularly satisfying act. The rigger can then play with the rope bunny’s body for further sexual thrills once the binding is complete.
Rope bondage varies in intricacy. Some people enjoy a few knots to secure another person. However, more involved rope bondage, such as shibari, can involve significant lengths of rope, countless knots and can sometimes involve suspending the rope bunny in the air. The tight, encasing feel of rope has been described by self-identified bunnies as very sensual.
Another part of the appeal for rope bunnies is the patience and rewarded gratification of giving their body to their rigger for the significant amount of time it takes to complete a complex rope bondage scene.
Rope bunny is intended to be an affectionate term. However, some in the BDSM community object to its use. They argue that the term casts a willing participant in rope bondage as feminine. Some prefer the more neutral terms rope bottom, rope sub or rope slut.