Bondage Restraints: Discover a Whole New World of Sex Play

There are many different ways you can add some excitement to the bedroom, whether in the form of a unique Valentine’s Day gift, a special birthday gift or without any occasion, just for the sake of your and your partner’s pleasure. And there are very few sexual activities that are as intimate, as exciting and as rewarding as restraint play.

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Many people have fantasised or imagined it, and while some think it’s not for them, others understand that restraint play sex is no different than any other kind of sex. It’s based on trust, respect and consideration. You set your own rules and find your level of comfort using the bondage restraints you’re most comfortable with, exploring new sensations and discovering the sexual energy both you and your partner have in yourselves and for each other.

Introduce Bondage Play in Your Sexual Routine

If you’re curious about restraint play, make sure to talk to your partner first. Whether the two of you are new to this or not, it’s important to be honest about what you want and what you think you may want. Always be honest about what makes you uncomfortable and talk about red lines.

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In every relationship, it’s important to feel free to talk about your fantasies. Human sexuality has many variations, so you can find different bondage restraints and explore every fantasy you and your partner might have. Just looking at restraint kits might trigger something you didn’t know you have in yourself and help you or your partner want to try something new.

While adult toys can improve your sex life, when it comes to restraint play you need to remember that safety always comes first. Never do anything that either you or your partner feels unsure about, or feels is unsafe. Always share your expectations and what you want out of the experience and how you hope it will be going.

You don’t have to improvise, but make a scenario and go over it as many times as needed. Don’t worry about it being boring or dry or that it may ruin the atmosphere. Keep in mind that it should be comfortable and, in the end, just talking about sex is fun, so let yourself into it and enjoy the talk while getting ready for the play and every next step of it.

You can establish a safe word or gesture before you begin, but most importantly, you need to respect each other as you’re in this together. Trust is the key and as long as you understand each other, your motivations, desires and fears, you’ll be able to enjoy and have fun.

Different Types of Bondage Restraints

Bondage means consensually tying, binding or restraining a partner for erotic, aesthetic and/or tactile stimulation. It’s an erotic exchange of self and consensually restraining your partner or being restrained can create a powerful and intimate sexual experience. There is an element of deep trust that comes with using restraints during sex, but choosing the bondage equipment can be a daunting task, especially for beginners. To help you narrow down your choices, here are some of the most commonly used items and what you need to know about them.

Handcuffs

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When it comes to bondage, most people start with handcuffs. Unlike standard police handcuffs, which are metal and can dig into your skin, you can find soft handcuffs for spicing things up in the bedroom. They are often padded and very comfortable, they’re not intimidating and can provide a nice intro into bondage.

Gags

Like most restraints, gags are all about deprivation. Keep in mind that establishing nonverbal safe words before indulging in a gag play is a must. They come in various shapes, sizes and materials, some of which are more suitable if you have previous experience with gags as opposed to trying a gag for the first time.

Ropes

Ropes are probably one of the most versatile restraint types out there. Bondage ropes are different from regular ropes you can find at the local hardware store. They’re soft and pliable and available in a variety of lengths and colours. Never tie too tightly and make sure the restrained person can feel their limbs. Also, make sure to always have a pair of safety scissors around in case you need to make an emergency cut.

Bondage Tape

This is a type of tape that only sticks to itself, meaning it won’t rip skin or hair when you remove it. It’s less intimidating than rope and can be used in many different ways. It’s very convenient for those “spur of the moment” bondage times and can be used to create hand or ankle cuffs, to secure hands down or any number of things. There are multiple types of knots you can use with bondage ropes, so learning at least a few can be very useful.

Collars

A collar is the ultimate symbol of submission. Collars can be found in a variety of shapes, styles and materials. If you want to try it, look for one that you can easily and quickly take off if you’re not feeling it.

Blindfolds

Using a blindfold is the most incredible way to maximise a sensual experience. When you restrict one sense, all other senses become stronger and the use of a blindfold requires trust and strong communication skills between partners.

Restraint Systems

Once you’ve decided that you like the soft cuff restraints, you may want to advance up to a restraint system. There are many different types of restraint systems and all of them add a tremendous amount of variety to bondage and often can be used in a few different ways.

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