About Stefano Laforgia

Stefano Laforgia is an Italian Rigger and BDSM educator.

He founded Alcova, the first fetish/BDSM shop in Rome, Itoh Seiyu, the first school of Japanese Bondage in Italy, and organized LegARTI, the first event in Italy entirely dedicated to Japanese bondage. 

Stefano Laforgia is an Italian Rigger and BDSM educator.

He started his BDSM journey at an early age, but lived it mainly in private until he moved in Rome in 2000, where he became an active member of the local BDSM community.

In 2005 he quit his office job and decide to live his lifestyle in a public way, founding Alcova, the first fetish/BDSM shop in Rome.

Since then he has worked on various projects, both in Italy and around the world. He was the first to organize bondage classes in Rome, helped the whole community grow and take shape, organized play parties, and took part in BDSM themed workshops and conferences.

His approach to shibari has shifted with time especially since 2008, when he started visiting Japan and met some of the best Japanese kinbakushi during their shows, making acquaintances with some of them, including Kinoko Hajime.

In 2011 he founded Itoh Seiyu, the first school of Japanese Bondage in Italy, and organized LegARTI, the first event in Italy entirely dedicated to Japanese bondage.

He is still having a great time teaching, performing, sharing knowledge and, most of all, tying and having fun with his play partners.

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