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All Hogtied Up

The New Year is almost here, and as I mentioned in a previous post, what better way to make it festive than with some functional and lovely bondage gear? Cal Exotics’ new Scandal line has a variety of items to mix and match for a sexy, coordinating bondage play time. I love being restrained, and I do love being hogtied. This month, as part of the Cal Exotics’ Sexpert program, I was fortunate to also receive the Scandal Hogtie set for free to review in exchange for an unbiased review.

hogtieboxThe Scandal Hogtie set from Cal Exotics comes in a large cardboard box, with a woman restrained with the set on both the front and back of the box. The fabric pattern is shown on both the bottom and on the inside of the box. Inside are four matching cuffs and the hogtie piece, sealed in plastic.

hogtieoutofthepackageThe four polyester cuffs are identically sized. Each cuff is 2” wide and 10” long. The underside of cuff is covered with plush black fabric, which won’t irritate your skin, while the top of the cuff has a pretty red and black lace-design fabric. These cuffs close with Velcro, and a 1” wide strip is sewn down the middle of the cuff front. About 7” of the Velcro is rough, and the smooth Velcro extends 6” off the cuff. This makes the cuff very adjustable, and it should fit most wrists and ankles. If you have small wrists or ankles, the cuff will overlap; if they’re larger, you may have a section of skin that’s only covered by the Velcro strip and not the cuff itself. Each cuff has a black metal O-ring secured to it in the center, and this has a swivel-clip attached. The swivel clips can be used to attach each cuff to the hogtie, as well as to each other or any other ring or apparatus (like a spreader bar).

hogtiesetThe hogtie piece is black, with a large O-ring in the center, and four smaller O-rings connected to the center ring by 1” wide black material. The material is securely fastened together by rivets, so it won’t break or tear during use. All of the metal is nickel-free iron (the O-rings and the rivets) or a nickel-free alloy (the clasps).

The cuffs are easy to connect to the hogtie piece, and are also easy to remove.

This is an easy to care for set. The cuffs and hogtie can be spot cleaned, or they can be washed in a lingerie bag and hung dry. The set doesn’t take up a lot of space, so you can store it in a small bag, or even just in a drawer. The box is too large to store the set in, but it can be recycled.

cuffonwristSo, Did It Work? This hogtie set is a lot of fun – provided, of course, you like to be hogtied (which I do). The cuffs are comfortable and easy to adjust, and we had no problems connecting them to, or removing them from, the central hogtie piece. Everything seems sturdy, and it was as comfortable as it could be when in the position of me on my stomach. It is possible to also clip the cuffs to the pieces when you’re on your knees, although for me this position is a bit harder to hold. I like that the cuffs completely detach from the hogtie piece as well: they can be attached to each other, a spreader bar, a leash, or other rings as the mood strikes.

Thank you to Cal Exotics for sending me the Scandal Hogtie set for free to review as part of their Sexpert program! The Scandal line has several coordinating pieces, including an under the bed restraint set, collar and leash, blindfold, ball gag, paddle, harnesses and a spreader bar for sexy fun in red and black. You can get yours 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.

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.

Bound Eye Candy

For the past month or so, the erotic novel 50 Shades of Grey by E. L. James has been a hot topic, bringing bondage talk to the mainstream.  This July, Cal Exotics has been exploring 50 Shades of Cal Exotics, with fun and sexy products to spice up bedroom play. As a Cal Exotics sexpert, this month I got to review the lovely Tantric Binding Collar and Cuffs, from their Tantric line.

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Black and White Elegance

My husband and I like to play around with bondage and dress up, and we both find collars and cuffs immensely appealing on me. They aren’t something I’d ever think to wear out of the house, however. When I saw the Cocktail Party Collar and Cuffs set from Ruff Doggie Styles at EdenFantasys, the set really appealed to me.

This set comes packaged flat in a simple plastic bag. It comes in either black and pink or black and white: I chose the black and white. All three pieces are made of a soft, supple leather that has a light leather smell. Each piece is black leather on one side, and white leather on the other, both fine-grain. The edges are smooth and flat, and the pieces are stitched together with black stitching on both sides that is even and secure. The pieces are well made and should last for a long time.

The collar is 17 1/2″ long from end to end, and 3 1/2″ wide when laid flat. When folded over the collar is 1 3/4″. When it’s folded over and snapped, the collar looks just like a shirt collar. The collar is fastened by one top snap and two bottom snaps for adjustability. On the first snap the collar will fit up to a 16 1/2″ neck, and on the second up to a 15 3/4″ neck. If your neck is significantly smaller, this will be rather loose.

The cuffs are each 9” long and 4” wide. When folded over, they are 2”. These look like shirt cuffs when folded. The cuffs also have one top snap and two bottom snaps, and fit 8” wrists and 7 1/4″ wrists depending on the snap used. Just like the collar, if your wrists are a lot smaller, these will be loose.

Both the collar and cuffs are reversible, so they can be worn with the white overlaying the black, or the black overlaying the white for a completely different look. The only thing that looks different is when the black is used on the outside, it’s the bottom of the snap you see at the closure.

The leather is smooth against the skin and feels comfortable to wear, although it will trap a bit of sweat between your flesh and the pieces.

Since these are made of leather, they are easy to care for. They can be wiped with a damp cloth and soapy water if necessary, and can be conditioned with leather cleaner.

So, Did They Work? These looked wonderful on! The collar fit my neck fine and wasn’t too loose, and the cuffs fit well on my wrists. The first night I wore them with the black as the cuffed part, and paired with a black leather skirt and black boots they looked really cute and really made the outfit. I tried them with the white as the cuffed part, and under a blazer as well. It’s not what I would wear out of the house, but it looked pretty hot for dictation play. My husband found these very sexy.

These aren’t meant for heavy play, but look wonderfully decorative and really complete a look, whether worn with a skirt or by themselves. Gentle tugging is fine, but a hard tug on the front caused this to come open. It may not be as easy to open on smaller necks if there’s more space between your neck and the collar.

I bought mine at EdenFantasys, and you can pick up the Cocktail Party Collar and Cuffs set for yourself by clicking the widget below.

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Costume by Ruff doggie styles
Material: Leather

This item was purchased from EdenFantasys with no expectation of review. This review is in compliance with the FCC guidelines.

Simply Divine!

I’ve gotten a lot of new bondage gear lately, in particular cuffs and collars.  My newest collar that I received free from EdenFantasys to review is the Divinity Collar from Spartacus.  White leather, light blue faux fur lining, and blue rhineshones make this pretty as well as functional.  The snap back makes it easy to adjust and remove, and the small D-ring allows you to attach a leash for play.  The Divine Collar, is, simply divine!

You can read my review of this collar for EdenFantasys by clicking here.

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Collar by Spartacus
Material: Leather
This product was provided to me free of charge by EdenFantasys in exchange for an unbiased review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.