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Beginner's Guide to Restraints

The rise in popularity of BDSM in recent years has allowed many people to explore new and exciting parts of their sexual experience. BDSM engages many parts of your body that you may not have previously thought of as sexual. And the sensations you encounter in bondage and discipline may seem entirely counter-intuitive. Pain is pleasurable? I’m going to enjoy being tied up?

If you give it a try, you just might! And you’ll probably want to experience a whole lot more along with it! You see, BDSM is one sexy rabbit hole to fall into - you’re going to discover more and more and MORE! And as you see a whole new world opening around you, the toys and required equipment that come along with it will be revealed.

Bondage RestraintsWhen you delve into bondage specifically, you will discover the need for restraints. Your bondage scene might entirely hinge on the appropriateness and quality of the restraints you choose. The great thing about bondage restraints is that you can use many different types and find the type that suits you, your partner and your scene perfectly.

Let’s say you have already gained some experience in bondage, but you are introducing the concept to a new partner. They are excited but still tentative when it comes to pain. But they really want to be tied up. In this scenario, you’d probably want to start off with a beginner restraint, such as fluffy cuffs or bondage tape.

On the other hand, if you and your playmate are experienced and knowledgeable, and like particularly heavy scenes, you’ll want restraints that can withstand pressure and also apply good pressure. You might also want something that challenges the bottom being tied. Hog ties or wrist and ankle cuffs should probably be pulled out of your pleasure chest for this scene!

The different types of restraints

There are many different kinds of bondage restraints that respect the players’ experience and interest level. Some bondage is light and silly, other times it is intense. And some move the body and put it into sexy and challenging positions. Check out the different types of restraints that are ready to tie you into sexual knots of orgasmic bliss:

Fluffy Cuffs

Fluffy Cuffs

Some might view fluffy handcuffs as a gag gift, but they are actually a valuable type of restraint. Not only are they great for beginners who are new to the scene, they are also good for the day after a really heavy scene, when your wrists might still be a bit sore.

Wrist & Ankle Cuffs

Wrist & Ankle Cuffs

These are some of the most versatile sex toys you can own. Use all four at the same time to spread your partner wide, or just one to keep them in place, but still bound. Have a great time mixing and matching.


Collars & Leads

Collars & Leads

One of the sexiest acts in domination and submission play is the opportunity to control the sub’s movements with a leash. There is something very sensually primal about being lead by a leash!

Hog Ties

Hog Ties

When you move into more advanced BDSM and bondage play, one of the hottest types of restraint is with a hog tie. Be sure the sub is comfortably flexible for this one, and if so, you will find they will bend every way possible to serve.


Spreader Bars

Spreader Bars

Whether you’re into bondage or not, spreader bars bring not only sexiness to the bedroom, but also practicality. You are definitely playing with restraint when you strap your partner into one, but they can also greatly improve sexual positioning of all sorts!

Bondage Tape

Bondage Tape

There is perhaps no more practical sexual product than bondage tape. Safe, quick, affordable and still super hot, bondage tape is a bedroom essential for everyone exploring restraint. There is no faster way to bind someone when the mood strikes!


Bondage Rope & Ties

Bondage Rope & Ties

There are many different types of rope out there, and you might be tempted to pick up any old length to use for sexy restraint. However, if you want to ensure the safety and comfort of your sub, proper bondage rope is key. Soft on the skin but still great for tying sexy folks up!


How can I buy restraints?

Is the thought of restraining your partner or having them do the same to you turning you on? We thought it might be. If you would like to purchase your own to act out your fantasies, just head on over to our restraints main category: Buy Restraints.

Need more help?

Not quite sure which type of restraints are right for you and need a little assistance? Don't fear, help is near! Just Contact Customer Care and a staff member from the Cherry Banana team will be in touch right away to assist you. Alternatively, you can explore our other bondage and fetish guides here.

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