I was contacted by Cara Sultra and asked if I would review an item from one of her new range of sex toys and bondage gear and she sent me the beginners bondage kit to review, it arrived in some super discrete packaging.
On the box is a picture of a blonde model using some of the items that are inside the box and on the back is a picture of Cara looking pretty stunning in black white and red.
The beginners bondage kit includes 8 different bondage items, which individually are great items but when used together can lead to an amazing night and a fantastic introduction to the world of bondage. These 8 items are
- Wrist Cuffs
- Ankle Cuffs
- Collar and attachable leash
- Breathable Ball Gag
- Bondage Rope
The wrist and ankle cuffs are pretty are the same, they are leather effect and fur-lined, they are linked together with a silver chain which clips and unclips easily from each other. When worn they feel very secure but the fur lining makes them feel comfortable, the clips mean that the chains are easy to unfasten in a hurry should your ‘sub’ suddenly have a change of heart and need a fast exit.
The Slave Collar is of a reasonable thickness, it has a buckle fastening and is also fur-lined, the collar is thick enough for you to know that you are wearing it, it does limit your movements slightly but not in such a way that it is uncomfortable. The buckle is easy to fasten and has a number of different holes meaning that it is adjustable dependent on how tight you like it and how thick your neck is.
On the front of the slave collar is a D Ring which can be used to attach the leash which is included in the kit, the leash is not amazing quality compared the rest of the kit, but it is good enough to play with in the bedroom, after all you might be taking your ‘pet’ for a walk, but this ‘pet’ should know to be well-behaved. You could also use this to clip the wrist cuffs to as the clips on them mean that you can run the chain through the D ring when playing.
The Blindfold is lovely and comfortable to wear, it is shaped to ensure that your ‘sub’ can’t see what you have planned, it’s not to tight but stays put and it has the same lovely fur lining that the collar and wrist/ankle cuffs have. I have to say that this is my favourite part of the kit.
The Breathable Ball Gag is quite comfortable to wear, the ball is a good size, not so big that it makes your jaw ache but big enough for you to wrap your teeth and mouth around it, the holes in it make it breathable. The fasten for it is a buckle which is easy to adjust to the tightness that you need to ensure that your ‘sub’ keeps the noise down.
When we tried the gag out I found this to be as good as other gags that I have tried and the strap that goes through the ball is comfortable on the sides of your mouths, some I have tried have made my mouth pretty sore, this one doesn’t do this, this one is good to wear. All gags make you drool though, there is nothing elegant about wearing a gag.
The bondage rope is soft and strong and long, there are endless amounts of things that you can do with rope, all you need is enough of it and a good amount of imagination, if you are struggling then I suggest that you google shibari. It comes in a bundle that you will never be able to get it back into no matter how hard you try or how good you are at doing it, this is why I haven’t taken a picture of it.
And finally the flogger, this is a pretty basic flogger, the length of the falls is good, meaning that they feel nice and soft when they are stroked against your body, the handle is a good length meaning that you can get a good grip on it when you are using it and it has a metal hanging loop so you can hang it up when it is not been used. The flogger is pretty light and therefore it isn’t a painful flogger when it is being used for spanking, you do get a little bit of a sting but nothing that is going to leave a mark or a bruise, you might have a red stingy bottom for a little while but it won’t stay. This makes it perfect for anyone new to this kind of play.
So overall what did I think of the Cara Sultra beginners Bondage kit? Honestly I was very very impressed, I have seen a lot of these beginners bondage kits on various sites and in stores but I have never seen one that is the same quality as this. The quality of all of the different items in the kit really is outstanding, the look and feel of each item is perfect for a set like this, they all look the part and the fur lining means that even though they look pretty mean, they are comfortable and easy to use without feeling intimidated by it if you are a complete beginner. I really can’t recommend this set enough for beginners and even experienced users, it really is that good.
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