Leather wrist cuffs make the grade

At the risk of sounding like some kind of Indie music snob, I have mixed emotions about the gradual vanillification of BDSM. As pop divas and fashion designers adopt and adapt the dominatrix look, the fear of many kinksters is the art and it’s tools will become watered down. I noticed this looming trend when I was sixteen or so and living in a small town in Florida. On one end of the city was a shopping mall where I could buy ‘cozy cuffs,’ sweet, soft, and virginal looking pink faux fur covered handcuffs. But on the outskirts of town in the opposite was a security supply store that sold everything from stun guns to police-grade handcuffs. I opted for the real deal – the ones that left red marks on a guy’s wrists when I was done with him.

So I was skeptical when I was recruited to review the Heart to Heart wrist cuffs from Babeland. Heart to Heart? How… sweet. I imagined cheap looking restraints designed to inflict as little damage as possible to mamma’s spoiled little boys living out in the wealthy suburbs. Luckily I was impressed with what I got – real leather wrist cuffs worthy of both the most experienced dommes and the wannabes.

Adjustable buckles give them a ‘one size fits all’ advantage over some comparable sets  yet once ensnared one cannot escape from them. Trust me – I tested them with two naked guys and they were completely at my mercy. Whether you’re using a cuff connector or rope through the d-rings to bind your slaves’ wrists, your boy toys will be helpless as you have your way with them.

Who says vanilla can’t look hardcore?  The Heart to Heart wrist cuffs is a worthy addition to your kinky arsenal – and you won’t even look like you’ve sold out.

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Originally from Montreal where she covered local night life for an alternative magazine, Lauren is now now based in South Florida where she works in marketing and spends her weekends sampling the area’s night life.