1. Beginner's Bedroom Bondage Techniques

    When most people think of bondage, they think of a man or woman being chained to the bed posts with a set of furry handcuffs. Although this is a fun way to get into tie-up fun, there is a lot more to enjoy and explore when it comes to bondage.

    Bondage can be used to pull parts of the body together, spread certain limbs, fix your body to another object or even create the effect of mummification.

    Whatever you want to try, bondage is a sure-fire way to broaden your sexual horizons, spice up your bedroom antics and increase your repertoire of sexual and sensual techniques.

    Above: Perfect for everyone from beginners to professionals, bondage tape is one of our most popular types of restraint. Want to know why? Just watch this video and let Jess Wilde give you 5 reasons why you should try it!


    Important foreword

    No matter what type of bondage you are doing, make sure you have a safe word and that you stop whatever you are doing as soon as it is said. Taking safety precautions before you start playing helps make sure everyone enjoys their bondage adventures.

    Make sure to read up on Bondage Safety Techniques before play.


    Technique #1: Cuff me up, officer!

    Bondage Boutique Beginners Soft HandcuffsIt might sound obvious but handcuffs are a great way to get into bondage play. Whether you've got a police officer and naughty criminal fantasy or you just love the feeling of being restrained, handcuffs will give you a feeling of being powerless while still having the ability to move.

    What Lovehoney customers say...

    I really enjoyed the material because it was so soft, but at the same time, the handcuffs are durable so that my partner and I can pull without having them come apart.

    One of the most basic bondage techniques is to cuff your partner when they're lying down on the bed. Cuffing them so that their hands are attached to the bed posts will elongate their body, allowing you to teasingly explore every inch of their skin.

    Alternatively, get your partner to sit on a chair and cuff their hands behind their back. This will allow you to do exactly as you please, without them being able to touch - great for naughty lap dances!

    Start with: Bondage Boutique Soft Handcuffs


    Technique #2: Bound by love

    Lovehoney Black Bondage TapeCuffing hands together is lots of fun but why leave other limbs out of the action? Using various different restraints, you can bind ankles to ankles, wrists to ankles, necks to wrists and even fasten all your limbs together, hogtie style!

    What Lovehoney customers say...

    I was so impressed. This stuff is super strong. I thought to myself, ''How will it be strong enough to hold if it isn't sticky'.' I needn't have been worried about that. This stuff sticks!

    A great way to experiment with different types of restraint is to invest in some Lovehoney Black Bondage Tape. This can be used on all body parts and once you find a type of binding you like, you can then buy the specialist equipment.

    If you like to be completely at your lover's mercy, the Bondage Boutique Intermediate Soft Velvet Hogtie will give you that great sensation! A great way to use these restraints is to attach them whilst your partner is kneeling up on a soft surface. The fear of leaning too far forward and falling is erotically exciting, especially when they realise that you're in control of their balance...

    Start with: Purple Reins Beginners Restraint Harness


    Technique #3: Spread 'em!

    Bondage Boutique Black Bound to Please Under Mattress RestraintBondage also involves restraining limbs away from each other as well as pulling them together, and the best way to do this is with a spreader bar. Available in lots of different sizes, spreader bars keep your limbs wide apart so you cannot flinch or prevent access to your body.

    What Lovehoney customers say...

    It's a kinky addition to the bedroom and one I would no longer be without. I love to handcuff my husband up to the bed and tease him, and they are strong enough to keep him restrained from touching me and also vice versa.

    A brilliant technique for getting the most out of your spreader bar is to try it in different positions. Standing up with a spreader bar makes walking difficult and can be used as part of a kinky discipline scenario. Using a spreader bar whilst lying down creates a sexy medical atmosphere, which works great when teamed with a doctor or nurse outfit.

    Start with: Bondage Boutique Black Bound to Please Under Mattress Restraint


    Technique #4: Mummy?!

    Bondage Boutique Soft Cotton Shibari Rope 10 MetreFull body bondage may sound scary but it can be very erotic, when done correctly.

    What Lovehoney customers say...

    Despite the seemingly endless 10m length, it is perfect for tying all the way up the arms or around the chest with arms behind. Order a few pieces of the 10m if you'd like to tie up multiple limbs or shorter pieces for just tying to the bed.

    If you fancy being a bit more adventurous, invest in some Shibari Bondage Rope. This can be used to restrain every part of the body and can be very beautiful when tied correctly. Shibari rope creates a feeling of constriction and can be tight on the skin, so make sure to avoid cutting off blood circulation. Read our guide to Japanese Rope Bondage for Beginners for information on how to get started with bondage rope.

    Start with: Two Knotty Boys Showing You the Ropes


    Technique #5: Advancing action

    Bondage Boutique Black Rose Faux Fur Lined BlindfoldIf you've already done the restraining body parts thing and you're looking for something a little kinkier, why not try bondage that also involves some sort of sensory deprivation?

    What Lovehoney customers say...

    I have bought quite a few blindfolds over the years but this is by far the best. It is well made and feels strong, yet it is soft and slightly furry on the inside.

    A ball gag is a kind of bondage equipment that holds the mouth open and prevents your partner from speaking. Alternatively, why not invest in a blindfold or mask? This will prevent them from peeping and seeing what kinkiness you're going to indulge in next!

    Start with: Lovehoney Feather Tickler


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