Bondage Restraint Basics March 15, 2014 – Posted in: Accessories, Adult Toys, Erotic, Intimate, Toys – Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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Introducing some bondage into the bedroom? With all the various types of bondage equipment on the market these days, sometimes it can be a bit difficult to decide which is the best for you – even just figuring out what is what! When it comes to bondage ties, there are a few ‘basics’ that cover most of the tools you’ll find in a BDSM toy box.

Ropes, Sashes and Ties – If you’re good with knots, these types of bondage tools are a great place to start. When picking out rope, be sure it’s thick enough to not dig into the skin enough to break it, but not so thick that you can’t work with it. Twine is not a good idea! Sashes and ties tend to be easier on the skin, and some come with buckle systems that eliminate the need for knot tying skills. But, for some, there’s nothing more beautiful than looking at a submissive bound and gagged in an intricate rope setup. Be sure you’ve got a pair of safety scissors handy any time you’re using bondage equipment that doesn’t have a ‘quick release’ mechanism.

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Cuffs – You’ll probably recognize handcuffs as a toy used in a lot of bondage sessions, especially thanks to a certain trio of books that’s been gaining popularity over the last few years. In addition to this style of bondage cuff, the leather variety tend to be the most popular. In general, cuffs are pieces of material that are wrapped around the wrist or ankles, closed shut with some sort of buckle or clip, and can be attached to external objects like spreader bars or even your bed post. Cuffs are very basic, and can be used by both newbies and experienced kinksters alike.
Hog Ties – Take four cuffs – one on each wrist and one on each ankle, and connect them at a central point behind the submissive’s back, and you’ve got a hog tie. Some kits are designed especially for this, with the four cuffs paired up with an “X” shaped central strap system that allows you to connect the cuffs. This is a great shorter term bondage setup, as many newbie submissives can’t handle being in that position for very long.
Bondage Bed Systems – One of the most popular ways for couples to experience bondage in the bedroom is to purchase bed bondage kits. Most of these systems are ‘under the bed’ style, where a central strapping system is placed under the mattress, with connecting straps poking out at the four corners. Cuffs are attached to these external ties. The weight of both the mattress and the person on top of it provide the resistance needed to keep the submissive under control. Typically, these are less expensive when purchased as a whole kit (including the cuffs) than when buying the under bed setup and cuffs on their own.