Prisoner In Purple

I love watching shows on premium networks, and Showtime has some of my favorites. The shows can be edgy, and certainly top anything found on regular TV. Gigolos, a reality series which premiered in 2011 and is now in season 4, follows the lives, both personal and professional, of five Las Vegas gigolos. Nick Hawk is one of these hot gigolos in the show, and now he’s got a featured line of products with Cal Exotics. I got to review one of these new products for free this month, the Nick Hawk GIGOLO Locked Up & Lights Out Kit, as part of Cal Exotics’ Sexpert program.

The Locked Up and Lights Out Kit comes in a cardboard box, with Nick’s picture prominently on the front. The included products, in this case a purple blindfold and fur handcuffs, are also pictured on the front below Nick’s picture, and the box contents are listed on the back in several languages. Inside the box are the blindfold and furry cuffs (with keys), each packaged in plastic.

The cuffs are a standard set of metal handcuffs, made of nickel-free iron with silver plating, and come with two keys. They will fit wrists up to about 7 1/2″ in circumference, but will work better for smaller wrists. The cuffs are connected by a 4 1/2″ chain, which will keep the wrists bound closely together, either in front or in back of the body. They can also be used to cuff one wrist to a bedpost or pole.  The cuffs close securely and smoothly. While they come with two keys, the keys are mostly for show. Each cuff has a safety release latch located below the keyhole, so if the keys are misplaced the cuffs can still be used and removed, and the person cuffed can also get out if necessary.

Each cuff comes covered with a faux fur purple tube (50% polyester, 50% PMMA (lining)) that’s about 8 1/2″ long. The tube is removable, so you can wash the fur if necessary in warm water or in the washer on delicate in a laundry bag, and line dry it.  You can also replace it with different fur or material of your choosing. The fur is soft, and comfortable against the wrist.

The blindfold that comes with this kit is nylon, and is a matching color to the faux fur. It’s about 7 1/2″ long and 3 1/2″ wide. The stitching is the same purple as the material, and the edging is a bit uneven – it gathers the material in places around the curved sides. The blindfold isn’t lined, and is thin, although it does block out most light; since the nose is not molded, some light will come through around the nose, and you’ll be able to see just a bit if looking down. A thin black elastic band is attached on the sides, and will stretch to fit most heads comfortably.  A simple wipe with a damp cloth should be all that’s necessary to clean the blindfold, but it can also be rinsed in the sink and line dried if soiled.

So, Did It Work? I do like the color of this kit. I have similar sets in black and pink, but the purple is a nice change, and it goes well with a collar and lingerie that I have. The cuffs are comfortable enough with the fur, and I like that they have the safety release, as I’m notorious for losing keys.  I would have preferred a padded blindfold out of a different material, or at least a molded nose, to more effectively block out light, though.  Overall, this is an inexpensive kit that’s a fun introduction to light bondage and sensation play, and it’s easy to toss into luggage for fun on the go.

Thank you to Cal Exotics for sending this to me to review this month as part of their Sexpert program! You can see the full Nick Hawk line of toys on Cal Exotics’ website.

This product was provided to me for free in exchange for an unbiased review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.

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