Create a Scandal

October’s winding up, with just Halloween left! Red and black abound, whether on devils and grim reapers trick-or-treating down the street, or spicing up hot lingerie and bedroom accessories. It’s one of my favorite sexy color combinations, sparking heat and passion whether in the bedroom or out on the town. This month, as part of Cal Exotics’ Sexpert program, I received the Scandal Bed Restraints, which fit into the month’s color scheme, for free in exchange for this unbiased review.

scandal boxThe Scandal Bed Restraints come in a large cardboard box, and they’re shown being worn on both the front and back. The back of the box has information on the restraints. On the bottom of the box, as well as the inside, the red and black pattern of the cuffs is shown. Inside the box, all pieces are sealed in a plastic bag: four cuffs that can be used for wrists/ankles, 4 adjustable tethers, and an extension piece for oversized beds. Along with all this, you get a small paper showing the proper setup of the restraints.

scarletintheboxThe four included cuffs are identical. Each cuff is 2” wide and 11” long. On the front, they’re covered with a shiny red fabric with a black lacy design. A 1” wide Velcro strip is sewn securely down the middle. About 7” of it is the rough Velcro side, and the smooth Velcro extends about 6” off the other side, making the cuffs very adjustable. They’re long enough to fit most all sizes of wrists and ankles. If your wrists or ankles are small the cuff will overlap, and if they’re large, you’ll end up with a section of skin that’s only covered by the Velcro strip. The cuffs are lightly padded, and are covered with soft, plush black material on the inside, so they won’t irritate your skin when worn.

scarletsinglecuffOn the top of each cuff is secured a black metal O-ring (nickel-free iron), and attached to this is a swivel clip (a nickel-free alloy)for easy fastening to the tethers. Of course, you can also attach the cuffs to themselves or other rings.

The tethers are each 60” long and 1” wide. Both ends have an O-ring on the end, and one O-ring has a swivel clip attached.  The end with just the O-ring has a slide clasp (made of Polyoxymethylene, or POM), so the length of the tether can be adjusted as needed. The tethers are strong, and are made out of Polypropylene (PP). The extension piece is also 60” long and 1” wide, with an O-ring on each end.

scarletconnectorsThe tethers can be used in a variety of ways. Without the extender, they can be joined under the bed by the swivel clips and placed and shortened as necessary to restrain cuffed wrists and ankles.  For extra large beds or play surfaces, they can be attached to the O-rings of the extender in pairs – two at each end – and shortened as necessary. They can also be clipped to any other type of ring, or even wrapped around the bedposts, for a variety of play scenarios.

This set can be spot cleaned or washed in the washing machine in a lingerie bag, and hung to dry. All the pieces fold up quite small, so they can be stored in a medium-sized bag in a drawer. The large packaging box can be recycled.

So, Did It Work? I like this set of restraints! I really like the red and black design of the cuffs, and they look quite nice when I’m wearing them with red or black lingerie. I find them comfortable to wear – the cuffs overlap on my wrists, but they still look nice, and the ankle cuffs fit well.  All of the cuffs are easy to adjust, and the Velcro keeps them securely closed once they’re put on. They don’t rub painfully against my skin if I’m struggling in them, either.  I like that the cuffs have the swivel clasps on them – this way they’re ready to go if we use them with the restraints, a spreader bar, or even clipped to themselves. The cuffs can be clipped so your wrists are together or your ankles are together, or you can even clip wrist cuff to ankle cuff so you’re restrained in position.

scarletanklesThe tethers are easy to slip up under the mattress when we’re not playing, and they’re very easy to adjust. We found a few other ways to use them as well, since I seem to have a lot of apparatuses with rings these can attach to.

The Cal Exotics Scandal line has several matching pieces that can be used with this set, including a collar and leash, eye mask, paddle, ball gag, harnesses, and a spreader bar – and I think I’ll pick up a few of these to go with my set.

Thank you to Cal Exotics for sending me the Scandal Restraint Set for free to review as part of the Sexpert program! If you’re interested in the Bed Restraints or other products in the Scandal line, you can pick some up at SheVibe by clicking the widget below.

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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