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Bondage Gear 101: Cuffs vs. Rope

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A few well selected basic sex toys and sexy lingerie might be a great way to spice up things in the bed with your partner, however, you really shouldn’t underestimate the power of BDSM sex. BDSM and bondage equipment can provide you with the freedom to discover new things and express some secret desires. This will help you and your partner discover new things about yourselves and fall into each other even more.

While toys and accessories for bondage may seem a little intimidating for newbies, you should know that there are lots of options that are less or non-intimidating at all and they are made specifically for beginners. Later on, when you master bondage, dominance and submission, you can opt for the kinkier and more exciting bondage gear that’ll help you discover a completely new side of yourself.

All of these things can be found online which decreases the possible embarrassment of shopping for any kind of sex toys in person. Being available online means that everyone can shop from the comfort of their own home without feeling like being watched and judged by others. The discretion will be even greater when buying from trusted sex stores.

These stores are true professionals, and aside from taking care of their customers’ safety by providing them with quality and safe bondage toys, they’re discrete enough to send all goods carefully and discretely packed. Speaking of this type of adult toys, let’s have a look at the most popular ones even among newbies – cuffs and rope.

Sexy Cuffs

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For those who want to go kinkier and want to try restrainers, you should certainly start first with handcuffs. They allow for being used in foreplay and lovemaking to spice things up and evoke an intense feeling of desire mixed with dominance and submission.

Aside from the regular and ordinary types of handcuffs, now, you can find all sorts of styles made from different materials. They also differ in appearance, design and details which makes it easy for you to pick the model that turns you on the most. The one thing that you should have in mind when choosing bondage gear like handcuffs is to pick designs with padded interiors for greater comfort.

The ways to use handcuffs are many, so it’s up to you how you’ll use them. Ankle cuffs are the other types of cuffs you can invest in. Their purpose is obvious, and their models are so varied, they range in type, style, material and appearance. Both ankle and handcuffs can be chained for kinkier sex and a more profound BDSM experience.

When new to cuffs, it’s of vital importance for you and your partner to establish trust, boundaries, and a safe word. This is of vital importance so both of you could feel comfortable and safe while trying something new in the bedroom.

Rope Play

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The rope is one of the most commonly used bondage gear in Japanese sexy erotic play. Usually, the Japanese style is about tying up a person’s hands and legs but the whole tying process is extremely sensual, erotic and teasing. This play is all about enjoying each and every moment of the experience.

Practice shows that people decide to perform rope play to build more intimacy, for sexual gratification, and because it’s simply a calming yet satisfactory experience. Usually, this rope is made from silk that’s soft and comfortable. The rope itself is long enough to be used for making cuffs, a leash, for tying it up around the body, for restraining only the wrists and ankles, and for many other things – let your imagination and creativity run wild!

Just like handcuffs, rope play is mainly used by beginners since it’s a simpler and not that drastic form of BDSM. Now, given the fact that this is rope just like any other ordinary rope, you should follow safety guidelines so you can be sure that you know what you’re doing, especially when doing it for the first time. Truth be told, it’s quite easy to get injured or damage some nerve with rope play which is why first you should understand the body’s pressure points and try to avoid them when tying up your partner.

Learning the basic principles and having a sex education on role play is of vital importance and should be done prior to using rope in the bed. Aside from reading the manufacturer’s safety guidelines, you should also watch several tutorials. Seeing how everything works with bondage gear with your own eyes can certainly reduce the risks of injuring yourselves.

As long as you’re communicating with your partner and discussing everything along the way of the experience, you’ll be safe. In the end, spicing up your sex life is a great way to connect even more with your partner while discovering something completely new that both of you love. As you master the simpler ways of play, you can proceed to the use of kinkier stuff like bed bindings, pleasure tapes, whips, ball gags, nipple clamps and many others.

Anthony Hendriks

The life of the party, Anthony is always up for spending some time with family and friends, when not blogging of course! Ever since a child, his love for books of mystery, race cars and travelling keeps on growing so it's difficult for him to single out that one all-time favourite hobby. If there's one thing he hates, though, it's having pictures taken but you already guessed that from his choice of plant photo for the blog.