So you're looking to get into some light bondage, and you're not all too sure where to start. Well, I went down the rabbit hole of sex handcuffs for couples to help figure it out — and let me tell you, it was a lot deeper than I expected. I figured I'd find some fur, and I was sure I'd run into some leather, but I didn't think I'd find wrist restraints with suction cups attached to them. You know — in case you want to partake in some safer shower bondage.
If you're on the fence about bondage, a new study actually found that those who partake in BDSM "tend to be more aware of their sexual needs and desires," Andreas Wismeijer, a psychologist at Nyenrode Business University in the Netherlands, told Live Science. It's also thought to lead to lower levels of anxiety and higher levels of healthy attachment with one's partner, which compliments the belief that stretching your comfort zone in the bedroom could just improve your relationship outside of it. According to those who have tried it, it can also just be downright pleasurable, whether you're the submissive or the dominant player.
So, if you've done your research, consulted your partner, and are in the market for some great restraints — these nine sex handcuffs that are perfect couples might be just what you're looking for.
1This Standard Pair For Comfort And Durability
Made for both comfort and durability, these faux leather handcuffs have a soft furry lining and an adjustable buckle to fit just about any wrist. They also have a detachable linking chain and solid D rings to attach to any other bondage mechanism. You even get a complimentary storage pouch.
2This Under-Bed Restraint System That Goes Right Under Your Mattress
If you're looking for a little more, there's the PikiBond restraint kit. Yes, it comes with cuffs for your wrist, but you also get ankle cuffs, a blindfold, and an entire under-bed bondage system. The cuffs are made with Velcro to ensure comfort and adjustability, and they use medical grade materials that work with any queen or king size bed — without tools or installation.
3These Pink Cuffs To Spice Things Up In The Bedroom
With an adjustable fit, durable metal construction, and a quick-release locking system, the StillCool Adjustable Handcuffs are lined with fur for extra comfort, and they come in your choice of four colors with a connecting chain.
4These "Back Correcting" Handcuffs That Reviewers Have Found Other Uses For
These Rekink Posture Handcuffs are marketed towards... people with bad backs? They're made of a soft nylon material that attaches around your wrists and around your neck, and they're smooth and comfortable.
5Bring The Fun Into The Bathroom With These Suction Cup Restraints
These Acome Suction Cup Handcuffs have strong vacuum suction pads and adjustable wrist straps for a little more fun in the bathroom. They can be attached to any smooth tiled surface, and they're made from safe and strong nylon.
6These Sexy Works Of Art For Your Wrists
If you're looking to make a fashion statement with your cuffs, there's these Ellis Sexy Leather Handcuffs. They've got a gorgeous red and black pattern and ribbon adjustments. They even come with a matching blindfold.
7This Silky Smooth Rope That Holds Strong, But Won't Hurt Your Skin
Made with 100 percent silky cotton, this Luckyjj Bondage Rope is specifically designed to protect your skin, and since it's 33 feet long, you can create any shape you want. It's environmentally-friendly, won't fall apart on you, and is extremely strong without feeling uncomfortable.
8This Restraint Alternative That Sticks To Itself Instead Of Skin
Another great alternative is Pleasure Tape, which holds firmly to itself with no mess, but is easy to remove — even when placed over hair. Reviewers on Adam & Eve say that it's super versatile, and adheres firmly to itself instead of skin, so there's no residue and no pain.
9These Restraint Cuffs That Fit Over Your Bedroom Door
Finally, there's these Mandydov Door Restraints, which have two strong cuffs with Velco adjustments, trigger clips, and door attachments. They're made from nylon and metal for strength and durability, and you're not just limited to doors, either.
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