Under The Bed Restraints

Reviewed by D. Alexandria

For those of us who enjoy being bound, but donít have the fantasy perfect four-poster bed to live out our bondage desires, we need to be a little more creative. If youíre like me, you donít have Boy Scout knot-tying skills and probably live in an apartment where you canít make permanent alterations. Metal handcuffs are more than sweet, but can become uncomfortable after a long session. Ropes can chafe the skin, and again, if you donít have the skills, can easily untie Ė especially if you enjoy writhing against them. There is an array of bondage kits that you can try but are either not durable enough for true play or too costly for the average wallet. If youíre looking for effective, comfortable and portable Ė and affordable Ė then check out Babelandís Under the Bed Restraints system.

I *heart* this product. Itís basically a five-piece set of straps and four cuffs. Made of very sturdy nylon webbing, the central strap is 60" long, with metal D-rings sewn on at both ends. This slides under the mattress either vertically or horizontally (whichever is best for the size of your bed). Four 60" nylon webbing straps, each with a sewn-on D-ring, can hook onto the central strap with keychain rings and can be adjusted with plastic tension-locks. And at the end of each strap is another D-ring in which the four cuffs can be attached.

Set up was super easy. I have a queen-sized bed and the four straps were easy to move around the edges of the mattress so I had my choice of either having them at the top and bottom of the bed or coming out the sides. Once strapped in, I found the lining of the cuffs to be amazingly soft and comfortable, and after almost an hour of being bound, with smart adjusting, not only did the straps stand up to the constant pulls and tugs, but my wrists and ankles werenít sore or chafed, and I could see myself being comfortable for an even longer session.

So in a nutshell, if youíre looking for a restraint system that wonít break the bank, and is easy to move and set up, I recommend this one wholeheartedly. Not only will it stand up to whatever you can dish out, but if youíre like me, youíll enjoy how it can discreetly remain under the mattress always ready for your next bondage adventure. Victims beware.


D. Alexandria (d-alexandria.com), a Jamaican descendant, unapologetically wallows in perversion while residing in the Boston area. Published in the Best Lesbian Erotica series, Ultimate Lesbian Erotica 2006, and under the pseudonym Glitter in GBF Magazine and Kuma2.net, she is currently penning her first collection of black lesbian erotica.
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