Review: Under Bed Restraints

canadian pharmacy cialis” />These Under Bed Restraints are easy—easy to install, easy to use, easy to implement into all sorts of sex play, easy to like. I suspected (from the packaging, mostly) that they would be cheesy, low quality, or not strong enough, but they are not. They’re not leather, and they don’t have metal buckles that make that delicious clanging sound against themselves, but the nylon and velcro buckles are nonetheless simple and strong.

I picked these up because Kristen doesn’t have a headboard at her place, and thought it might be fun to keep these on her bed. I was very right, it IS fun, and they went way beyond my expectations. It feels like I have even more permission to throw her around, tie her down, or rough her up when I know these are on the bed already and so easily accessible.

I did not think I would like these as much as I do (I guess I am snobby about bondage, I like the “real” stuff, the shibari rope and the heavy leather and metal cuffs), but now they are probably one of the top toys I recommend most, especially to folks who are interested in exploring more bondage.

Do I need to explain how it works? It is kind of a capitol I shape, with the cross-bars, where the long vertical strap goes under your mattress and on top of the boxspring, and the two horizontal straps have cuffs at either end, and stick out. (If you only had a mattress and no boxspring I think it would still work.) It can also be made into an upside down capitol T to put the bottom’s hands together above her head at the head of the bed. I like having Kristen’s legs tied, but to let her still use her hands—I like to feel her grasp at my shoulders, and sometimes I like to watch her get herself off.

Affordable ($45), easy, sturdy—these get my highest recommendation. Definitely a must in my toy box.

The Under Bed Restraints were sent to me to review from Pick up the Under Bed Restraints or other bondage toys from, or your local queer feminist sex-positive independent shop.

Published by Sinclair Sexsmith

Sinclair Sexsmith (they/them) is "the best-known butch erotica writer whose kinky, groundbreaking stories have turned on countless queers" (AfterEllen), who "is in all the books, wins all the awards, speaks at all the panels and readings, knows all the stuff, and writes for all the places" (Autostraddle). ​Their short story collection, Sweet & Rough: Queer Kink Erotica, was a 2016 finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, and they are the current editor of the Best Lesbian Erotica series. They identify as a white non-binary butch dominant, a survivor, and an introvert, and they live outside Seattle as an uninvited settler on traditional, ancestral, & unceded Snoqualmie land.

5 thoughts on “Review: Under Bed Restraints”

  1. Gold says:

    Hey, my girlfriend and I use this :) It's good for broke college students with no bed frame whatsoever.

    Word of advice though, don't try it with an air mattress unless you don't value the longevity said air mattress very highly.

  2. Kelley O says:

    I just sent my daddy a link to this review, with a reminder that Valentine's Day IS coming up… :)

  3. Do these require either a short tie-ee or a big bed? I've wanted to try these but we only have 2 single beds pushed together and it doesn't seem like there's much "restraint" there in that situation.

  4. Rori says:

    Oh man, I LOOOOVE my set! I'm a bit of a bondage snob as well, but these are a good alternative to shibari rope. I actually just keep them under my bed all of the time. They're easy to hide if my mom visits!

    Lilly – they're adjustable. I've used them on a full-sized bed and they worked well, and I know people who use them with Cali Kings and they also work well for that. As long as you have 'em set up right, they should work for you.

  5. b says:

    i also recommend the black label bed set from liberator – under the bed restraints and a pvc bed cover. combine that with the throe (otherwise you get…puddling), and it's a real nice time.

Leave a Reply