Firstly, I would like to apologise to the marvellous people at Vibrator.com and their wide range of sex toys as I have had this product for a number of months now and still haven’t gotten round to reviewing them! Partly due to me losing my camera and to work draining me of the time and energy needed for kinky derring-do. It’s got to the stage where I’m simply going to review them and add the super-sexy (I hope!) pictures at a late date when I rediscover my camera.
So, without much further ado, I bring to you for your kinky delectation, the Manbound Under the Bed Restraint Gear. Now, here is where I would have my obligatory ‘sex toy on coffee table’ image, but due to technical difficulties, here’s the picture from the website:
Now, what we have here are the following:
- 4 x detachable cuffs with velcro fastenings round the wrists and ankles. They attach with the metal clips that you associate with dog leads (pictured at top of image)
- 1 x extendable strap that goes under the bed lengthways with the attachments for the cuffs (this is shaped rather like a giant letter ‘I’, to give those unfamiliar with the set-up a clearer picture)
- They currently retail at $55.00 on the American Vibrator.com site, so either a good investment piece or for those who have a more disposable income than others.
As many of you know, to say that I am a tad fond of the odd light bondage session is somewhat of an understatement. I adore being tied up with scarves, rope, handcuffs…one of my most beloved playthings being another of Vibrator.com’s toys I reviewed in the past. This new product has also become a firm favourite and since taking it out of the somewhat unflattering packaging (pic to follow) these restraints have remained affixed to our bed. Right, down to business.
Packaging and Assembly
Luckily, since receiving this item, the image on the website has since changed to simply hold the product out of its packaging. This is a good thing, and if I saw the packaging in a shop, I would hesitate to buy it as a heterosexual lady. As the name would suggest, the Manbound Restraints are targeting a gay male consumer. The image on the rigid plastic packaging is of two men in the bedroom, but other than that, this product has no other inclination to gender or sexualities and if this is the cheaper of two options, one with a same-sex couple on the front of the packaging or another with a het-couple, go for this one as the quality is excellent.
With all new toys, I like to try them out as soon as I unwrap them. The Manbound Restraints were no different. I wanted to see how easy it was to fix on my own, without Mister’s help and it was very straightforward. I’m a little thing and even I quite easily managed to adjust the straps to my liking and slip it under the mattress of out bed in about 10minutes. The cuffs themselves are made of soft velvety material and tighten with velcro, making this an ideal product for light bondage or safety-conscious kinksters.
This product, of course, is made for two or more individuals to enjoy. I nobly volunteered to put the restraints through their paces first and Mister took great relish in strapping me in to these. He is particularly fond of making me squirm and cry out after too much pleasuring and has always wanted to have me restrained so I can’t wriggle free or push him away with my legs. For that purpose, Mister has also fallen in love with this product. For our first session with these, Mister had me bound in an ‘X’ with my limbs splayed for him to ravish, and the binds held for all my struggling as he went to work on my with his hands and tongue. The adjustable straps are able to extend or restrict as much as required – whether you wish to allow your partner a bit of slack or restrain them tightly to the bed. Suitable for all sizes of bed, the Gear has a fair amount of spare strap that can be shortened or lengthened according to requirements. This also helps when you measure in the height differences of various partners that could be attached to this thing! This isn’t to say that I could not escape if I had really wanted to, as I would have been able to work my hands round to unbinding the velcro straps, but when it came to straightforward tugging and pulling at the straps, the velcro held its own and didn’t let up and the metal clips acting as securely as you could wish for.
I have found a new place in my heart for this product. It stows away really well as you can quickly tuck the straps under the mattress if you have any visitors/children/letting agency inspectors!! that would be going into your rooms. This product is also ideal if you have a fabric or filled in headboard on your bed and wish to venture into bondage more comfortably. Having a metal headboard myself, I like that I can have the choice between being tied up with the scarves or lean over the side of the bed and flip out the Manbound Restraints in a blink of an eye. It cuts out the time spent faffing about trying to find the rope/scarves/handcuffs at any rate!
Another fine item from Vibrator.com and, as I said, I have not removed the Restraints from my bed since receiving them before Christmas! Do go and search around their other items in the restraints category.