Rubens es un atador espectacular, asombroso, maravilloso. Lew Rubens es uno de
los mejores atadores que he visto en bondage. Es muy creativo, es muy original,
y es sorprendente porque le gusta trabajar sesiones muy diferentes. Tiene escenarios
outdoor preciosos, y sus sesiones son todo un arte.
conocí personalmente a Lew Rubens en 2008 en Alemania. Mi experiencia fue
muy buena. Hice un par de sesiones como modelo con él sobre el escenario,
fue muy simpático, y un excelente profesional.
imparte clases por todo el mundo, conocidas como "Lewbari", que es su
magistral shibari. Se puede ver muchas de sus sesiones en su web Lewrubens.com
, y por supuesto nosotros estamos encantados de publicar su entrevista, con la
que podéis conocer detalles personales y profesionales de este extraordinario
an idol. You're one of the great bondage Riggers. How did you get into
nice of you to call me one of the great bondage riggers. Thank you so
for how I got into bondage? That is a tricky question in my case. Anything
to do with bondage caught my attention from my earliest conscious memories.
tv show where someone got tied up, Playing bondage games on the playground....
cowboys and indians, playing army and capturing the enemy... I remember
in detail the first bondage I did with a girl. I was 4 years old, she
was 4 years old. I don't know why I wanted to tie her up but I found a
piece of clothesline and did my first tie on a girl. I didn't know it
was sexual for me until adolescence and then I stopped tying up boys...lol
my adult relationships included it or the relationship would not work.
Professionally, I hooked up my first computer in late winter of 2000 or
2001 and found the bdsm lifestyle scene as well as a person within the
scene that was a bondage producer. Several good stories later I had my
first bondage website - Boundndetermined.com
up in spring of 2002. Later that year I got fired from my job for trying
to pick up a model on the job and I have been doing this for a living
the best part of your job?.
best part of my job is that I get to tie up beautiful women. I still breathe
a little bit faster every time I tie up someone new. What a life!
know your Lewbari Weekend in Salem, Oregon, in Mason City, Iowa, in Karlsruhe,
Germany, in Orlando... etc ... Wow... There are many trips in a year.
Do you like travelling a lot? How are these LewBari Weekend experiences?.
have been so lucky to teach my Lewbari Weekends in many wonderful places.
Those you mentioned, Barcelona, Australia, New Zealand, many places in
Canada. I do have to admit that I'm getting a bit tired of traveling.
I like being at these wonderful places but I hate airplane prison. lol
So I'm trying to travel less than the 10 or 12 trips per year that I did
for the first 10 or 12 years doing this. Soon I hope that people will
come to me for Lewbari Weekends.
experiences have been so amazing. It's very intensive teaching so we all
bond and develop relationships, memories and have great fun.
end the Weekends feeling like I have made new friends every time. I'm
still in contact with people from the very first one in 2006 in Vancouver,
sounds like fun. When Are you planning to travel? What is your next travel
schedule in 2018, by the LewBari?.
looks like I'll be teaching a version of my Lewbari Weekends in Spain
after Boundcon!!! No others planned right now. The thing about these Weekends
I like people to know is that these things are well structured and the
class fees pay for my expenses AND the teaching venue!! So it's not difficult
for a group to get me out to them!
have been making your living tying up girls since 2002... and continuous, right?.
How has bondage evolved from when you began until now?.
guess the biggest changes have happened in the Japanese rope bondage circles.
When I started "Shibari" was just coming into prominence here in America and we
were all swept up in the beauty and grace and FUN of emulating the pictures we
saw and teaching each other as best we could. "Suspension bondage" became a craze
that took over the country. My personal biggest changes came when I started trying
to find ways to make suspension bondage more comfortable for the average person.
changes led to a very different style than the typical Japanese style bondage
used. My style. Then a friend called started calling what I do "Lewbari" and that
became my brand.
The "other bari" ha ha ha.
other biggest change was that in those early days in Seattle, Washington, I could
go to the biggest bdsm club Saturday after Saturday and once in a while see a
rope bondage suspension. Now rope bondage suspensions are a huge part of every
dungeon and even. You could never even imagine in those early days that there
would be huge rope related events!!
changes in the Bondage Community, are these for good or for bad?.
As with anything to do with humans....good and bad go together. The good is obvious.
Many more happy ropey people!! The bad is in the old days I could set my play
bag down and go to get some water or talk with friends and when I came back, my
bad would still be there. In the last 6 to 8 years I have lost two full toy bags
worth thousands of dollars and items that can never be replaced. I guess people
thing that since I'm well known I was rich too? Anyway, I try to watch my bags
closer now. Sad but true.
bondage, what do you do?. What's your job? Or your work bondage full time?.
It's my full time job. I make video content, I have teaching videos, a product
website, I travel and teach....anything i can do to survive. Which is not easy.
I barely make a living but I love what I do.
we speak of event, of course, we speak of BoundCon in München, or FetishCon
in Tampa, Florida. What is your experience in this events?.
I love Boundcon. I headlined the first one and have been there many times
over the years and have developed strong friendships. I love the event.
I also love but the two events are very different. Fetishcon is mostly
bondage industry. Models and producers network there. Hundreds of beautiful
bondage models and many of them line up to be tied by me. So much fun!!
was your experience at WaterBondage? Why did you leave your job in WaterBondage?.
time at kink.com running Waterbondage.com was a very rewarding experience.
Good/bad, love/hate in all things but over all I liked my time there
but am much happier doing my own thing now. I found out while there
that I am a pure bondage guy....and NOT a porn guy. Learning that
difference while there was an important thing in my professional
development. Aslo that difference was why kink.com and I did not
always see eye to eye and the reason for me not being there.
is your opinion about piratery digital? What do you think about
it...can't stop it...never will. So I live with it and am happy
there ANYONE buys my stuff with all the pirated material out there!!
advice do you give to people and relationships that want to practice bondage
for the first time?.
SLOW. And get my teaching videos!! ha ha!
are the requirements to be a bondage model, for you?.
Passion. Try to be good at what you do!!.
many people work with you?. Are you alone?
I have a small circle of friends that come to hold ans point a video camera
for me. I'm very thankful to them for that because they definitely don't
do it because of the high rate of pay. lol
than that I do almost everything and I do it badly. I'm terrible at running
a business. I've had no training and while I've improved a little at it,
I and definitely not a good businessman.
are the typical working hours, in a bondage photo-shoots?.
video shoots usually go between 4 to 6 hours. And usually closer
to 4 and it's also usually ME that gets tired first.
us a funny anecdote during one of your bondage sessions.
How about a link as a shortcut to many funny anecdotes? My fetlife writings. Start
here and look around: https://fetlife.com/users/13583/posts/544890
is for you bondage? It's emotion? Fantasy? Passion?.
the things.... My bondage kink is so strong I've never been able to have sex without
bondage. Once I started making bondage art I get a creative buzz for the process
that is amazing! The creation buzz has crossed over into inventions. Lew Rubens
LipLocker Gag, Stocks in a Box, FTP Trainers. I also make my own version of a
is my life, my love, my passion.
all those things and more here: http://www.thelewbaristore.com/
are you like?
I like to think that I'm an easy going introvert who has learned to act like I'm
not to do what I do now. I like people, I feel incredibly lucky to do what I do
and I give back to the community whenever I can.
I try to be honest, reliable, loyal to my friends and I'm always looking forward
to the next bit of fun. Even if I have to instigate it!
do you like? (music, reading, etc). Maybe Baseball? Are you supporter of New York
Yankees? Because I remember on your Twitter, last time, a post with your first
Yankee game hehe.
I like so many things. I read almost uncontrollably in the fantasy genre. I'm
a pretty decent cook and love to cook for friends. I love th outdoors. I hike,
camp, throw my boomerangs, fly my two-stringer kite, fish, make sand castles,
ride my bike, love yardwork, going to see a movie, I watch lots of Netflix at
home. I played baseball all through school and 25 years of softball afterwards.
But hurt my knee a few years ago and haven't been able to run since. So now I
watch. :( .
do you see yourself in the next 5 years (retired on an island, millionaire,
politician, etc) ? hahaha.
can't think of a better life for myself. Years ago I was way beyond anything
I could imagine before I came into this world. I truly am living the dream.
No, I'm living beyond my dreams.
More money would be nice and I'm hoping the the new water bondage site
I'm developing will help with that. I hope to have it up withing 6 months
you on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram? And your website?.What is your
opinion about social networks?.
I have all the above and I KNOW they are important these days for business
but I don't keep up with them very well
others Riggers, you book of your story also will be wonderful to read.
When can we expect the book?.
I do plan to do a book....but I don't know when.