Beginners Guide to Bondage

Thinking about getting in to bondage with your partner? Not quite sure what bondage is or the different types of bondage? Well our product experts have created a guide to inform you about the different types of BDSM and Bondage Equipment.

What is bondage?

Bondage is a type of sexual play that is part of BDSM, this includes dominance, discipline, submission, sadism, and something masochism. There are many different different types of bondage play that vary from mild all the way to extreme. All the different types of BDSM practices are great fun and can spice up your relationship, but before entering into a BDSM scene you always need to speak with your partner and communicate, making sure that you both consent and take safety precautions beforehand to ensure you can safely practice the different types of bondage.

Bondage itself primarily involves the consensual binding or restraining of you, or your partner, for erotic pleasure. The binding and complete submission to someone else is known as a type of power play, which can really turn some people on. Other people get turned on by dominating their partner.

Power exchange is where a lot of bondage enthusiasts derive pleasure. However there are many other BDSM and bondage games that people like to act out, these can range from fantasies or trying to re-create something. No matter what the bondage scene is, it is always important to have a consensual session and communicate with your partner.

Bondage encounters may not necessarily involve sexual intercourse itself, but those who are involved in it get pleasure from the release of adrenaline and endorphins. Combining the release of hormones alongside orgasm can result in in even more pleasure than you are usually used to. Couples who practice bondage also find that it helps to build trust and strengthens their relationship.

Whether you are experienced in practising bondage or are just looking in to trying it out for the first time, we have all the different types of bondage equipment you will need. So take a look at all our bondage gear today.

What is the difference between bondage, kink and fetish?

Bondage provides the opportunity to explore physical pleasure on a deeper level, as well as helping to build a more meaningful relationship with your partner. It also offers a great way for couples to explore things that they enjoy and don’t enjoy based on trying out new things.

If you practice bondage, or are curious about it then you would have more than likely heard the words kink and fetish before. Both these words fall under bondage, however their meanings are very different. For example, you can be kinky without having a fetish, but you cannot have a fetish without being kinky. Kinky itself is usually described as being turned on, or practising things that may seem slightly unusual, such as being spanked, gagged,  or watching specific types of pornography. If you have a kink, you can choose if you want to indulge in it or not. However, a fetish is much more of a compulsive behaviour, so it is not an option. A fetish behaviour is something that you cannot get away from, and connotes a deeper affection for a personal kink where you can’t help but to indulge it.

How to use bondage safely?

When involving oneself in a bondage scene it is always essential to communicate with your partner. This is why many have a safe word, which all those involved beforehand would have agreed to. This is a verbal device that if spoken would cause the immediate stopping of the bondage scene. Choosing a word completely unrelated to sex or bondage is highly advised, some of popular ones are; Oklahoma; banana; and Tinkle.

Before you start practising bondage it is always good to communicate with your partner about what they like and dislike as to not cross any boundaries or push them into doing something that they do not want to do.

If you are using bondage gear like restraints with padlocks it is always recommended to have more than one key. Furthermore, we strongly recommend to not restrain your partner in a way that may impair breathing or blood circulation.

What are the different types of bondage?

There are many different types of bondage games and scenes that you can act out with your partner. Common bondage practices include:

  • Shibari or Rope Bondage
  • Decorative Bondage like masks or in some cases a collar
  • Animal Roleplay
  • Breast torture
  • Cock and Ball Torture
  • Spanking and Flogging
  • Medical Play
  • Suspension
  • Tickling
  • Wax Play
  • Electrical Play
  • Master and Slave Training

If you are looking to get started in the world of bondage then browse our full range of bondage gear and start to delve into a world of fantasy with your partner.

If you have any more questions on bondage and bondage equipment then please feel free to get in contact with us and one of our bondage experts will be happy to answer any questions that you may or may not have.