She Plays, He Plays: We’re A Little Tied Up At The Moment
Susan and I have been married almost 15 years now and previous to these last few weeks, I could count the number of times we’ve “restrained” each other on one hand. We certainly don’t have any philosophical misgivings about it. We’ve just never gotten into the bondage scene. I guess we’re like Sharon Stone’s Catherine Tramell from Basic Instinct when she’s telling the wide-eyed detectives that she prefers certain lovers to able to use their hands and fingers.All that said, we’ve sure been fuckin’ missing out.And thanks to the Sex & Mischief (S&M … clever, right?) line of bondage kits, our marital bedroom has been transformed into a tantalizing dungeon of bliss, complete with playful pitfalls at every turn. The entrance to the master bath is outfitted with Door Play Cuffs, a set of Adjustable Rope Restraints dangles over the arm of the paisley lounge chair, and the Bed Bondage Restraint Kit can be deployed from our otherwise unassuming queen-size sleeping arrangements at any moment.In other words, we’ve got the gear, now we’re working on experience points. Here’s what we’ve discovered so far about five of S&M’s sexiest products, in descending order to our absolute favorite.
5. The S&M Bondage Kit includes a blindfold, leash, and two wrist cuffs (that can snap together to become a collar, though even at its largest, it didn’t fit around my neck). The blindfold is fantastic; its soft underside is comfortable and it has an elastic strap that fits everybody. The wrist cuffs snap close, which creates a little extra hassle, but adds a bit of allure, too. As for the leash and converted collar, “I don’t find that terribly sexy,” Susan admits. “But if that’s something you’re interested in, this would be a good starter kit.”
4. The S&M Door Play Cuffs are unadulterated dirty fun! Slip the nylon strap over the door as you close it and voilà, you’ve got yourself wall-mounted restraints. Standing there, with my hands secured by the Velcro cuffs above my head, I really did feel vulnerable and helpless as Susan gyrated and teased her way closer and closer until she made contact. “That was so much fun,” she says. “I stripped him completely naked. He could only move his hands a few inches in any direction so he had to just stand there and watch me dance and touch myself – and sometimes just barely graze his cock. Even though I ended it with a nice blowjob, I had so much power.”
3. Honestly, I’ve always thought handcuffs were uncomfortable and a pain in the ass. S&M’s Adjustable Handcuffs, however, are simple to use, soft, and fasten with Velcro, so they don’t hurt your wrists or interrupt playtime with any silly keys or latches. Plus, the strap length is adjustable, which creates more options than traditional restraining devices.
1. If you’re only going to buy one S&M product, make it the Bed Bondage Restraint Kit. “Oh, my god,” Susan says. “It’s like the Adjustable Handcuffs on steroids.” Indeed, but instead of just the handcuffs, there are four soft, Velcro shackles – for wrists and ankles – on long, individual cords that are all connected to a central strap that you position beneath your mattress. In the end, you’ve got one restraint at each corner of your bed. I set it up while Susan was running errands.