The average kinkster has rope or some other type of restraint within their arsenal 😜. With so many options out there, you have to decide what product you’re going to use 🤔.

Whether you’re the dominant 😈 or the submissive 😇 in the scene, you want to choose a bondage rope or other product that gets the job done. What body parts are being restrained? How comfortable do you want the submissive to be?🙈🙈

We’ll cover some of the most popular products so you can add to your collection of kink. Remember, too, that you can always have more than one type of restraint. It can add to the control that you maintain over your partner.

Fifty Shades of Grey
Restrain Me Bondage Rope


Bondage rope is great to tie up hands, feet, and more. The ‘Restrain Me’ rope from the Fifty Shades of Grey 💁 collection is visually stunning because you get both red and black rope. It allows you to get a bit artistic with your designs.

This rope is ideal as it consists of two short ropes. It’s easier to work with, allowing you to use one for hands and one for feet 😋, as an example. Additionally, the nylon is soft so it won’t bite into the skin too hard😻😻. 

PROS: Metal ends make it easy to tie and untie knots, glossy surface reduces friction on the skin, elastic-free weave ensures sub is never tied too tightly

CONS: You pay more for the brand name, leaning to tie a knot

Under the Bed Restraint System  


There may be times when you want your sub spread eagle in the middle of the bed 🙉🙉. The under the bed restraint system allows you to make short work of the task. Especially when you don’t have a four-poster bed, this is the easiest solution.

The restraint system works by placing straps under the mattress. Then, there are four cuffs that use Velcro fasteners. You can quickly attach the cuffs to the wrists and ankles of your sub 🙈. When playtime is over, the cuffs hide under the bed.

PROS: Straps are adjustable, cuffs are padded, velcro makes it easy to get the sub out of cuffs, sold over 100k products ❤️

CONS: It takes two people to get the restraints under the mattress

Black Bondage Tape  


Lovehoney makes bondage tape that can be used for bondage, blindfolds, and various forms of role-playing. When you aren’t a fan of making knots with rope, this is one of the easiest ways to restrain a sub 👀🙃.

The bondage tape works by sticking to itself instead of to the skin. This means it won’t tear hair when it’s time to take it off.

The tape is strong, too, so it offers a reliable restraint. When playtime is over, you can cut it off 😉.

PROS: Bondage tape is available in different colors, does not leave residue on the skin, sticks to itself, made of strong PVC, portable discreet BDSM item 💁


CONS: Can be difficult to tear, might cut the circulation when done wrong

Soft Bondage Rope Restraints


When you’re into soft bondage, rope restraints can work nicely. You can use them in many ways without having to tie any knots on your own 🙄.

Four restraints come with the set, allowing you to use as few or as many as you want. They can have the sub hog-tied in seconds if that’s your desire. The attached O-ring can also be used on collars, furniture, and other items.

You can get creative with rope restraints 🥰. Plus, the silky rope is comfortable for extended wear 💁.

PROS: Knots are already tied, ropes are soft against the skin, the restraints are adjustable up to 51 inches, O-rings can be used with other restraint systems

CONS: The length is limited

Doc Johnson Japanese-Style Bondage Rope


By using Japanese-style bondage rope, you can get creative with the designs. Sure, you can bind up the wrists and ankles. However, with 10 meters of rope, you can also get creative by binding the breasts and more. Good for full body bondage play 🔥🔥.

Doc Johnson’s bondage rope is made from 100% cotton. The benefit of cotton is that it’s soft on the skin, durable, and flexible.

The Japanese style rope is available in different colors, allowing you to get artistic. By having a long length 🍆😂, you can use it for all sorts of rope play scenes 🤩.

PROS: Comes in various colors, one long piece of rope, won’t rub or chafe the skin

CONS: Not suitable for suspension

Q&A


Best type of rope for bondage?  


When you’re into bondage, as a beginner or not, 🤓 10-meter woven cotton rope is the best. The length ensures you can restrain hands and feet while also getting creative with your own designs.

The cotton is durable, won’t unweave itself, and is soft against the skin.

What size rope is best for bondage?  


When you’re getting involved in body bondage 🤪, you will want to look at 🤓 7 to 10 meters of rope. It will enable you to wrap around the body, make several knots, and get creative. Additionally, you won’t have to use more than one piece to accomplish your restraints.

When you’re using a rope to restrain the hands, it’s better to work with a rope that is 5 meters or shorter. It ensures that you don’t have excess rope hanging in the way. You can tie your knots with loops 🤪. Otherwise, you end up with rope that can allow the sub to pull free.

What diameter of rope is best for bondage?  


You must look at the diameter of the rope. Too small and it can end up tearing into the skin. It can also break with enough force. Too large and it will be difficult for you to tie effective knots. 🤓 5 to 6-millimeter rope is the accepted size for bondage purposes.

BDSM Safety  


Safety should be your top concern when creating a BDSM scene. While it’s great to make sure your sub is restrained and that it looks artistic, you need to make sure they’re safe 😘😘. After all, they’re trusting you to keep them safe during the scene as their dom.

  • Establish safe words or signals ✔️
  • Establish boundaries ✔️
  • Ensure the sub knows the plan for play ✔️
  • Tie knots to ensure they don’t tighten during play ✔️
  • Keep scissors nearby if a knot needs to be cut quickly ✔️
  • Use a two-finger rule: you should be able to slip two fingers between rope and skin ✔️
  • Check in periodically if play is too intense ✔️


Aftercare is a big part of BDSM safety, and you don’t want to forget this. It ensures that both parties are healed from a scene that may be too emotionally, mentally, or physically draining. There are a few things to consider:

  • Address any bruising with cream or gel
  • Take a bath or shower together
  • Rehydrate and refuel the body
  • Don't go your separate ways - cuddle, kiss 😘 and talk


Allow time after the BDSM scene to talk, too. Is there anything that could have been done differently? Getting feedback will allow you to make adjustments so that the next time is even more enjoyable.

Final Thoughts  


Once you decide to engage in BDSM, you’ll want to have a few bondage toys on hand. Ropes, bed restraints, and tape can help to stimulate the senses 💦. One of the best ways to know what you like is to try them all out.

You don’t want your submissive 🤐 going anywhere. Keep them right where you want them using the bondage toys that get your heart racing a little faster 🔥❤️.

 A good kinkster knows it’s about the appearance of the restraints just as much as it is about the function.


Start shopping for your bondage toys now so you can add some more kink to your bedroom fun 🥰❤️❤️.

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