Kinky Review Sampler: Bondage Boutique Faux Leather Cuffs, BONDaids, & The Big Book of Submission

Okay folks, for this post I am doing something new, inspired by JoEllen‘s “Mini Review Samplers.” I will be sharing a few (shorter than usual) reviews of some excellent kinky things!

 

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Finding vegan or faux leather kink products can be hard. And what’s even more of a challenge is finding high quality ones. I was pleased to see that Lovehoney  has some awesome restraints that meet both of those criteria: the Bondage Boutique Intermediate Faux Leather Wrist Cuffs.

The only thing that bothers me about these cuffs is the unfinished look of the ends of each cuff. Aside from that I love their appearance and I appreciate the durable, soft faux leather. The black metal accents are attractive and practical. They have secure buckle closures that seem like they’d accommodate many wrist sizes. Each cuff is 2″ wide and just over 10″ long.

They can be easily separated while you’re wearing them. There is a lobster claw clip at the end of a chain attached to one cuff that clips to a D-ring on the other cuff. That clip is accessible to the wearer. For anyone looking for more intense restraint this might not be ideal, but for others it may bring peace of mind to know that if you really wanted to you could get out of the cuffs. bondage_boutique_faux_cuffs_2

There are matching faux leather ankle cuffs in the Bondage Boutique line. I love having the option of having a set of these rather than needing to find another random set of ankle cuffs.

Lovehoney’s Bettie Page line also features a pair of faux leather cuffs, and they look a little prettier than these Bondage Boutique cuffs, but they cost nearly $50 more. For just $20, the Bondage Boutique Intermediate Faux Leather Cuffs are an excellent deal!

You can find Bondage Boutique Intermediate Faux Leather Cuffs at Lovehoney US and UK.

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THANK YOU Lovehoney for sending me this product in exchange for my honest review!

 

 

BONDaids


BONDaids
 makes unique faux fur cuffs for light bondage. I love the combination of being restrained but also having soft fuzzies around my wrists.

There are two types of restraints made by BONDaids: handcuffs and double restraints.1 The handcuffs, which I have in the zebra pattern, bondaids_2is a 28″ long and 5″ wide piece of fabric. The double cuffs, which I have in purple, are each 18″ long and 5″ wide with a long adjustable strap on on end. All of the cuffs come with a nice black and red drawstring bag for storage.

Their design is simple but clever. All you have to do to create a cuff is pull the fabric through the hole(s) in the end of the fabric (as seen in this demonstration). These are far from heavy-duty restraints, but despite the simplicity and the fuzziness they are pretty strong and effective. They tighten up well without cutting off circulation or chafing your skin.

BONDaids also makes blindfolds but I wasn’t impressed with them. They have the same fuzzy material as the cuffs on the front, cheap “satin” material on the back, and an elastic band. The thing that bothers me most about them is a piece at the bondaids_1bottom that covers the wearer’s nose. I don’t find that comfortable or attractive.

The handcuffs are reasonably priced at $30. They also offer a set of two handcuffs which is on sale for $52. They are fun and easy to use and I’d recommend them to both beginners and people experienced with using restraints.

You can purchase handcuffs and blindfolds directly from BONDaids.

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THANK YOU BONDaids for sending me this product in exchange for my honest review!

 

 

The Big Book of Submission

big_book_of_submissionThe Big Book of Submission is a kinky anthology edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel. Like The Big Book of Orgasms, this also includes 69 stories because why not.

I own my fair share of kinky/BDSM erotica but this is by far my favorite. I am very impressed. It feels very comprehensive in terms of representing kink and of course submission, specifically. as a continuum. Bussel even acknowledges this in the introduction, saying “Submission means so many different things to different people, which is why I’m delighted to present to you sixty-nine varieties of serving, spanking, obeying, taunting, teasing, worshipping, and more.”

One of my favorite stories is “Put Your Hands Up” by the lovely Sommer Marsden, in which a riding crop is never used but the threat of it is enough to get the protagonist (and me) off. Since there is a lot of variety in the kinks depicted in the stories, there are some I don’t have much interest in. But you know, YKINMK and that’s okay!

Once again, Bussel delivered a super sexy and exciting anthology with The Big Book of Submission. Always thoughtful and thorough, it is obvious that she put a lot of consideration into what stories would be included. Erotica isn’t usually Liam’s thing, but even he enjoyed reading many of the stories in this anthology. 

You can find it on Amazon in paperback, for Kindle, or as an audiobook.

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THANK YOU Cleis Press for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review!

  1. The double restraints don’t seem to be available currently []

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  • Camryn Jones

    This actually seems like a really efficient way to review things *thumbs up*
    Those wrist cuffs sound pretty sweet, as does the anthology