I can't say that we are heavy into bondage, but we have played with a few things over the years. Until recently we didn't own any of our own restraints other than some silk scarves that were re-purposed on my request, so I was excited to add the Under the Bed Restraints by Sportsheets to our small collection!
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010Labels: AdultSexToys.com, Bondage, Bondage Week, Reviews, Under the Bed Restraints
Getting it onto the bed was interesting, it probably would have been so much easier if I had someone willing to help me...but the husband sat by about a foot away while I struggled to get it straight under the mattress. Would have been a priceless photo if anyone had the camera! I basically lifted the mattress and crawled in between there, and then I got stuck. Hubs was too busy laughing at me and telling me if I hadn't been so impatient he would have helped with it later, so my kid ended up holding up the mattress so I could get out!
Now that you have had your own little laugh, I thought I should say that the set up would be very easy if you had someone holding up the mattress while you put it in place. You could also just shove it under the mattress and drag the strap around to the other side, I didn't want them to get twisted so I chose the most difficult route. The 60" nylon strap goes under your mattress, and is adjustable using plastic buckles to fit any size bed. The four straps that branch out are also 60" long, and can be adjusted to any length you like as well. Each strap has a ring at the end with a clip to attach the cuffs.
The cuffs are 15" long in total, and 10" long for just the cuff. They are 2" wide are made from a very soft fabric. They feel especially nice against the skin and have held up to all the pulling and struggling that I gave them. The buckles hold their position when pulled on, and you can remove the cuffs and attach any cuffs you like onto the tethers. The Velcro holds strong and they are big enough that they should fit ankles and wrists of many sizes.
We tried it out with the cuffs coming out from the sides of the bed first, it held up and worked out just fine but I often hold my hands above my head and grab on to the bar during sex so we moved them and shortened the straps a bit and it is much more natural for me to have them centered that way. The wrist cuffs either sit under the pillows or hang over the edge of the bed while not in use. We also tried having the ankle cuffs coming out from the sides of the bed, which worked out better for keeping my legs spread so we left them that way and stuff them under the mattress when we are done.
This set turned out to be perfect for us. Our bed is a futon, with a regular double mattress on top of the futon mattress. There are bars at the head and foot that could be used for another restraint set, if we wanted to, but we would have to remove and put them away every time we wanted to use them. The Under the Bed Restraints eliminate that need, as they stay completely out of sight just by sticking them under the mattress. This set is a must for anyone wanting to experiment with bondage or add to their collection!