We love jute, but we also love choice. Cotton ropes are great for casual play, on the floor (or bed), as they're softer than jute from the get-go. Whether it's at home behind closed doors or at a party, cotton ropes are perfect for having some fun without worrying about maintenance or damage.
As well as being a cheaper option, cotton rope can be easily washed in the washing machine or by hand, making it useful for more intimate play.
Be aware that cotton is a lot stretchier than jute and while this means it has a lot more give, it also means knots and frictions compact a lot more under tension.
We don't recommend them so much for full suspension, but they are perfect for partials and bedroom play.
We definitely recommend having a pair of EMT shears on hand, as per usual.