Before I tell you about my beautiful Sh! Leather Wrist Restraint Cuffs, I have a confession to make: despite my love for bondage, I really dislike being restrained. If the Fella catches me lying down – or if the evil bastard wants to tickle me – he pins my arms to my sides and holds my legs together with his knees, panic sets in and I literally scream until I cry.
Being unable to move, or defend myself, or run wakes the survival instinct in me, making me desperate to escape and get away, even though I’m perfectly aware that I’m in no danger whatsoever. I hate feeling helpless and vulnerable so, needless to say, he doesn’t do it very often.
But when he shows me a piece of rope or a set of cuffs… well, that fear I have of being tied down and trapped morphs into a desperate need for that exact thing to happen. I want to be trapped, I want to be tied down, and I want that feeling of panic to give an edge to whatever pleasure/pain he intends to subject me to.
That’s why we have a drawer full of different types of restraint, and also why I was delighted to receive a new pair of gorgeous wrist restraints from the lovelies at Sh! Erotic Emporium. Old, worn in cuffs are comfortable and lovely, but there’s something special about being strapped into new, stiff leather ones.
The Luxury Bondage Wrist Restraint Cuffs from Sh! are fabulous. Hand crafted to perfection, there isn’t one loose stitch or piece of thread anywhere to be found. I had initially opted for the blue set (they’re available in all black, or pink, blue, red, or white on black) but they must be a popular choice as they were sold out, so I received my second option, which was the all black.
And I’m not disappointed at all, because they’re lovely. The main body of each Cuff is made from firm leather, with a padded soft leather back for comfort. All of the colour options except for the white have a suede accent strip held to the main strip by silver metal studs (it’s leather on the white set), and the leather strap that holds all the fixings is mounted atop of that.
Those fixings are all silver metal (not nickel free metal, for those who need to know), from the buckle and studs to the 5 eyelets that stop your cuff from being damaged by the buckle pin if you’re a fighter. Right in the centre of that strap is a matching metal d-ring. Each of the cuffs are 2 inches wide, and measure 12 inches from buckle to the tip of the strap. The 5 eyelets accommodate wrists between 5 and 9 inches.
There’s no connecting chain holding the two cuffs together, so if you want to use them in a standard handcuff manner you’ll need to provide your own. That’s not actually a bad thing, though. I have some sets of wrist and ankle restraints that do have a connector attached, and I mean literally attached. I can’t take those connectors off, so we have to use them as limb to cuffs only.
With the Sh! Leather Wrist Restraint Cuffs, we can – and have –used them with our under-bed restraint system, rope, other cuffs and silk ties, so I’ve had my hands together, hands apart, wrists tethered to ankles… the possibilities are endless.
The first time we used them was with our under-bed restraint system. That’s basically a crisscross of straps that lie between the box spring and mattress, and those straps have o-rings on the ends, turning your divan into a four poster. The next time we used them with another pair of cuffs and a hogtie connector, and most recently we used them with rope and had my wrists connected to my collar.
They’re so comfortable to wear, and that’s helped hugely by the soft padded back. There’s no rubbing or chafing, so they can be used for longer sessions by those who don’t want to be left with marks. I’ve really fought against these Sh! Leather Wrist Restraint Cuffs on a couple of occasions, and they’ve shown absolutely no stress at all. The hardware is sturdy, the leather strong… couldn’t ask for more, really.
As I’ve said in a few other reviews, black and silver will always mean ‘business’ when it comes to bondage kit, and these cuffs are no exception. The glint of candlelight on the hardware, the crackle of bending leather, and the glorious scent will always put me in my place no matter what the situation.
I really do like these cuffs, and if they sound like something you’d like to try, you can get some here. Use the code ELLACUFFS and you’ll get 10% off too!
The Sh! Leather Wrist Restraint Cuffs were sent to me by Sh! Erotic Emporium in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influences my opinions, which are now, and will forever be, my own. No affiliate links have been used in this post.