Master and me are the type of people who like to not have to worry about too much fuss in the heat of the moment. We’re also the type of people who like to have kinky bondage sex, so naturally we squealed with delight when Fascinations asked us to review the Under The bed Restraints System. And of course, we said yes.
The box is just a hard plastic clamshell style box, which you could easily use as a storage case if need be. If you’re anything like me though, you won’t *need* a storage case, and you can just recycle it. The kit itself comes complete with 4 wrist/ankle cuffs, 4 60″ restraint straps, and 1 60″ Connector strap. The connector strap was already attached, completely built in to the other straps, so we aren’t really sure why it was listed on the box to begin with.
The whole kit is pretty simple to set up. Master lifted the mattress for me, while I put the connector strap in the center of the bed. The four straps dangled off the end of the bed very well, and are easy to adjust.
The cuffs were very adjustable, fitting any ankle or wrist which is smaller than 10 inches in circumference. It secures with velcro, and the cuffs are made with a soft velvety material. This connects to a small swivel snap and a key ring. You could easily change the key ring out for a D ring without too much trouble if you wanted to, but we found that the key ring works really well.
We were both VERY surprised with the strength and durability of both the velcro cuffs and the flat nylon straps. One of the things Master looks for when we are doing bondage is weather or not I am *truly* captive. Is the Sportsheets Under The Bed Restraint System really going to keep me bound in place? Or is this a pretty set but better for beginners who are not yet wanting that “helpless” feeling? After our trials, we think this depends on the physical strength of your willing captive. For us the Under The Bed restraints worked perfectly. Master let me struggle and try to get free until I gave up, and it didn’t take me too long to give up. I personally felt like there was no escape, but I do think that a stronger person or a larger man could probably get out. To give you some perspective, I lift 5 pound weights three times per week, swim 6 days a week, and do an aerobics tape most days. I’m not a weak person. I couldn’t escape though.
One major bonus to this set are the cinches near each cuff. The set is designed to fit any bed, so the cinch ensures that you can tighten each strap down to varying degrees, thus making it harder for your bottom to escape, or simply to fit your mattress better. Lovely.
You can leave your Under The Bed restraints in place at all times, and simply tuck the cuffs and straps into the mattress until play time if you’re having guests. You can also switch out the cuffs for your favorite pair if you like. This set is very versatile, and great for those nights when you just don’t want to take the time (or don’t have the time!) to work with rope.
Thank you so much, Fascinations, for giving us the opportunity to try out this toy in exchange for an honest and fair review. <3