Well then, slowly but surely my pet and I are building our relationship. This means of course there are times where I wish I had certain toys, and most importantly rope. While I've studied various knots over the years, I've never been able to implement them into play because I do not have safe or appropriate rope. So my question is mostly about rope, however suggestions for others are always nice. I'm a rope-o-phile, every play party I've been to I enjoyed the bondage of rope. I'd like to make an extensive collection, starting with nylon rope and slowly building to hemp. I know rope in and out, but my biggest fear is purchasing low quality without knowing it, or spending far to much for rope in general. Where can I purchase rope suitable for play? Since I'm not going to be doing suspension for a while (or with nylon rope due to cinching and risk of cutting off veins/arteries), I don't need hemp rope. Since nylon is cheaper in general, I'm just curious where I can purchase it. My second major question is this. I'd like to build up a fully functional rope collection, what would qualify as 'enough rope for almost anything except suspension' look like? I'd like to be able to do a lot of things at once (so I assumed about 20 ropes ranging from 10-30 ft in length), but how much do I need to consider the gauge of the rope? Essentially I know 7/16" can fit most non-suspension ties, but I'd like to know what other gauges I should consider and the general use for those gauges. Also if you know good stores for toys, dropping a link would help too, I only know a couple of 'good' stores with trustworthy gear. I don't like the shops that sell 'novelty' bondage gear, it's generally to low quality to be taken seriously. One thing I'm looking for in particular is the panic release clips (the ones that you don't need to remove weight from to release the bindings from).