BDSM Toys - An Overview

BDSM Toys - An Overview

BDSM Toys - An Overview

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We’re giving you an overview of toys, with links to collections and products, you’re most likely to come across while exploring the fascinating world of BDSM.

Restraints

The purpose of restraints is to limit the freedom of movement of the submissive. Bondage rope, tape, harnesses, wrist and ankle cuffs are all restraining tools. They can be used to tie the submissive to a bed or a chair. They can also be used to tie different body parts together.

Fetish Fantasy Series Bondage Rope 200 Feet

Fetish Fantasy Series Bondage Rope 200 Feet

 

KINK Hogtied Bind and Tie 6mm Hemp Wrist or Ankle Cuffs

KINK Hogtied Bind and Tie 6mm Hemp Wrist or Ankle Cuffs

Hoods & Masks

Sensory deprivation means reducing or removing the stimulation of one or more senses. Sensory deprivation is a common element of BDSM play. Blindfolds or hoods can be used to cut off sight. Reducing or removing one of the senses increases the sensitivity of other senses, which can result in a more intense bondage play.

Strict Bondage Hood With Breathable Ball Gag

Strict Bondage Hood With Breathable Ball Gag

 

LEATHER CROC PRINT PADDED BLINDFOLD

 Leather Croc Print Padded Blindfold

Chastity

Chastity devices are used as a form of orgasm control of the submissive. Their purpose is to refrain the submissive from giving into their sexual longings. A chastity device often has a lock and key, and are controlled by the dominant. The dominant decides when a chastity device can be removed. Other toys in the chastity category are ball stretchers and ball crushers.

Master Series Detained Restrictive Chastity Cage With Nubs

Master Series Detained Restrictive Chastity Cage With Nubs

Leather Chastity belt

Collars

A collar is a device worn around the neck and symbolises the participant’s submissive status.

Rouge Garments O-Ring Thin Studded Collar Black

Electro-Sex

Electro-sex toys use electrical pulses to stimulate the nerve endings, causing the muscles to involuntary contract, delivering intense sensations. Electro sex is a safe and fun way of stimulating the genitals and erogenous zones, internally as well as externally. Our body is mostly made of water and is therefore an excellent conductor of electricity. Electro sex toys are a great way to share the fun with your partner. If you each have an electric self-adhesive pad attached to your skin, anywhere you touch each other will complete the electrical circuit and provide an exciting tingling sensation.

There are different kinds of electro sex toys, but the most important part is a main power source to conduct electricity to your attachments.

As with any kind of sexual play, safety comes first. A few precautions to keep in mind.

Never use electro sex devices:

  • if you have heart problems, have a pacemaker fitted or are pregnant.
  • above the waist – electricity should never pass your heart.
  • when feeling unwell or not at your best.
  • on broken or irritated skin.
  • while wearing jewellery

Fetish Furniture

Fetish furniture are larger pieces of accessories, like swings, used to add fun to your BDSM experience. If you don’t have space for a swing stand, a door swing is a fun and convenient alternative.

 

Fetish Fantasy Series Fantasy Door Swing

 

Games

Erotic games will bring games night to a whole new level. They are a fun and playful way for partners to learn more about each other’s desires and fantasies.

Gags

A gag is a device worn in the mouth that prevents the wearer from speaking. Some gags have a ball, which when worn, sits behind the teeth. Although the wearer can still be heard when the ball gag is in place, they are unable to speak. This creates a differential in power and a dominant-submissive dynamic. As always, safety first. It is important to note that most gags will prevent the wearer from breathing through their mouth and should not be used if they have a blocked nose, are suffering from allergies, colds or sinus infections.

Medical Toys 

Medical play is a type of role-playing scenario where sexual partners take on the roles of medical professionals and patients. Typically the dominant partner takes on the role of a medical professional and submissive partner plays the patient.

Medical play can involve an intimate examination, using a speculum to dilate an orifice.

Using a lubricant is crucial for inserting objects. A lube launcher can be used to lubricate areas that are hard to reach.

A popular device is a pinwheel, originally used to test nerve reactions as it systematically rolled up the skin. In medical play it is used for sexual arousal and stimulation.

Rouge 4 Pinwheel Set

Cupping is a form of Chinese alternative medicine in which local suction on the skin is created with a cupping system, to improve the blood circulation, and an arousing sensation for some.

Urethral dilators and stretchers are a popular staple toy of medical play lovers, used to be inserted into the head of the penis to gently stretch and spread the urethral opening.

Before you start your medical play exploration, do your research on what to do and how to do it.

Nipple Clamps

Nipple camps increase the sensation in the nipples by attaching directly to and pinching the skin, increasing the blood flow in the nipple. They’re a very convenient way of hands free nipple play. While they are a very popular toy in BDSM play, they are not exclusively used in BDSM. There are different types of clamps, providing different types of sensation and intensity.

Clover clamps are usually metallic. In most cases they provide a moderate sensation which can be increased by tugging on the chain and pulling together the clamps' tips.

Nipple Chain Clasps

Alligator clamps are also usually metallic and have rubber tips. Their pressure can be adjusted by loosening or tightening the screws at the tips, which can make them slightly harder to use for newbies. Most of these have rubber tips, though some might have "teeth" under the rubber to increase intensity.

Tweezer clamps usually  have rubber tips and small rings around the arms to adjust pressure, making them user friendly for all experience levels.

Vibrating nipple clamps are great for adding another dimension to the sensation created by wearing nipple clamps.

 

Nipplettes Vibrating Pink Nipple Clamps Adjustable

 

Nipplettes Vibrating Nipple Clamps Adjustable

Paddles & Whips

A good, well-timed smack on the bottom increases sexual arousal by increasing the blood flow to the bum and the genitals. If you’re new to spanking and want to experiment with it, make sure to do it with a partner you know and trust. The more aroused you are the more receptive you will be to erotic pain, so don’t start the spanking until you are fully aroused. There are different spanking tools available, if you’d like to level up from a hand spank.

A spanking paddle has a flat surface with a handle, providing an easy grip. Paddles come in a variety of shapes and styles. They deliver a thud kind of sensation.

 

Rouge Folded Open Paddle

 

Folded Open Paddle

A flogger is a spanking tool with thick tassels, used for whipping. Floggers deliver a bigger impact and more sensation, as they cover multiple body areas. To use a flogger, start by flickering it in a figure-eight motion, making light contact with the skin. If you’re new to it, practice on a pillow first.

Crops have long handles allowing you to build more momentum behind the spank than by using a paddle. Crops deliver a mixture of stinging and thudding sensations, depending on the intensity of the spank.

Whips and canes are spanking tools for the advanced impact player. They deliver an intense stinging sensation.

Fetish Fashion

Fetish clothing is often made from latex or leather because of their dominant look. Latex and leather are popular materials in BDSM, not just because of their look but also because of how they feel when they’re worn.

If you have any questions about toys or help choosing the right toys for you, please feel free to get in touch with us any time!


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