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6 Best Bondage Cuffs and Sex Handcuffs for BDSM Play

Best Bondage Cuffs and Sex Handcuffs for BDSM Play 1

Handcuffs are a BDSM staple. They allow you to safely restrain your partner’s hands so you can have your way with them without cutting off circulation. If you are interested in trying bondage (the “B” in BDSM), sex cuffs are the perfect place to start.

Unlike traditional handcuffs that a police officer carries, sex handcuffs are typically leather or another soft material. Leather and faux fur help your wrists stay comfortable while you’re being restrained, so you can safely enjoy the BDSM experience.

Let’s take a look at some of my favorite bondage and sex handcuffs to use for BDSM. I’ll also give you some advice on what to look for when purchasing your own set of bondage cuffs and some features to keep in mind. Then I’ll give you some ideas for using handcuffs in the bedroom. Let’s dive in!

What Are The Best Bondage Cuffs?

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Budget
Bondage Boutique Faux Leather Wrist Cuffs
  • Faux leather wrist cuffs
  • Buckle fastening
  • 6-inch connector chain with a lobster claw
Premium
Dominix Deluxe Heavy Leather Wrist Cuffs
  • Leather, metal-studded wrist cuffs
  • Buckle fastening
  • Dual-ended 4-inch release clip
Best
Bondage Boutique Soft Leather Handcuffs
  • Studded leather wrist cuffs
  • 4-inch (10.16-cm) double-ended release clip
  • Adjustable buckle fastening
Lovehoney Black Furry Handcuffs
  • Metal cuffs covered with a removable fuzzy sleeve
  • Lock-and-key mechanism (spare key included)
  • Quick-release lever in case of emergency
Bondage Boutique Soft Handcuffs
  • Faux fur wrist cuffs
  • Adjustable velcro restraints
  • Connected by two lobster claw clasps
Fifty Shades of Grey Totally His Soft Handcuffs
  • Padded polyester wrist cuffs
  • Adjustable velcro restraints
  • Connected by two lobster claw clasps

Bondage Cuffs and Sex Handcuffs Reviews

Bondage Boutique Faux Leather Wrist Cuffs

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  • Faux leather wrist cuffs
  • Buckle fastening
  • 6-inch connector chain with a lobster claw
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Bondage Boutique Faux Leather Wrist Cuffs Review

4.7

Leather is one of my favorite materials to incorporate into BDSM play. Its sexy and well-worn leather is supple and soft. But leather has a few downsides. It’s not vegan, and it takes some time to “break in” and feel soft on your skin.

Bondage Boutique’s Faux Leather Wrist Cuffs are the perfect solution. These vegan handcuffs feel like worn leather the day you receive them – no breaking in necessary. They’re comfortable, easy to use, and they look incredible. 

The cuffs fasten to your wrists with buckles, and the connector chain attaches with a simple lobster claw fastener. There are no keys or complicated locking mechanisms on these cuffs, so they’re easy to put on and simple to remove when you’re ready to finish. 

Thanks to the D-rings and lobster claw fastener, they’re ideal for pairing with ankle cuffs, a leash, or a collar. My only issue with this pair of cuffs is that the chain isn’t the most durable, so an intense BDSM scene may cause it to break. 

Still, considering the price, these cuffs are well worth it for anyone who wants to try bondage.

Pros

  • Easy-to-use buckles and clips
  • Soft material with no “breaking in” time
  • Vegan-friendly

Cons

  • The weak chain may not hold up during intense scenes

Dominix Deluxe Heavy Leather Wrist Cuffs

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  • Leather, metal-studded wrist cuffs
  • Buckle fastening
  • Dual-ended 4-inch release clip
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Dominix Deluxe Heavy Leather Wrist Cuffs Review

4.6

Suppose you and your partner are not new to BDSM and want something heavy-duty to add to your toy collection. In that case, the DOMINIX Deluxe Heavy Leather Wrist Cuffs are just what you’re looking for. These handcuffs look amazing with black stitched leather and metal studs, and they are super durable. 

The cuffs attach to your wrists with adjustable buckles, and with the generous eight buckle holes, they fit wrists of almost any size. Also, a double-ended clasp connects the cuffs for a quick, easy release, so you don’t have to worry about keeping track of any keys during your playtime. 

Be careful, though. These cuffs contain nickel, which can irritate sensitive skin. If you know you have a nickel allergy, you should probably choose a different set of handcuffs to avoid irritation.

Pros

  • Heavy-duty, durable materials
  • They look sexy and intimidating
  • Great for bondage enthusiasts

Cons

  • Requires time to break in the leather

Bondage Boutique Soft Leather Handcuffs

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  • Studded leather wrist cuffs
  • 4-inch (10.16-cm) double-ended release clip
  • Adjustable buckle fastening
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Bondage Boutique Soft Leather Handcuffs Review

4.3

Maybe you or your partner has a bit of a leather kink, but you’re not ready to shell out the money for a pair of studded leather cuffs. Fortunately, these leather handcuffs by Bondage Boutique will satisfy your leather kink without breaking the bank.

Handcuffs like these are a treat for all your senses. Enjoy the look, feel, and smell of these leather erotic handcuffs with metal studs – and then get ready for a kinky scene with your partner. 

The wearer will be comfortable but restrained, and the dual-ended release clip makes it easy to change positions to remove the cuffs entirely.

I have no major complaints about these sex cuffs. They’re quality, and affordable, and they keep the wearer firmly in place. You may have to use them a few times before the leather softens, though. 

Pros

  • Leather softens and molds to your wrists
  • Adjustable buckles fit most wearers
  • Pairs with other Bondage Boutique pieces

Cons

  • Leather takes time to break-in

Lovehoney Black Furry Handcuffs

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  • Metal cuffs covered with a removable fuzzy sleeve
  • Lock-and-key mechanism (spare key included)
  • Quick-release lever in case of emergency
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Lovehoney Black Furry Handcuffs Review

3.9

I couldn’t talk about bondage cuffs without recommending at least one pair of fuzzy handcuffs. 

These classic cuffs have the security and slight bite of traditional metal handcuffs but a fuzzy exterior to make them comfortable for prolonged use. And if you’d prefer something a little more intense and painful, you can take off the fuzzy sleeves and reveal the metal underneath.

The Black Furry Handcuffs by Lovehoney fasten with a lock and key, and they include a quick-release clasp if you need to undo them in a hurry. They also come with a spare key in case you lose one.

These cuffs are the most budget-friendly ones on my list, and the quality shows. They sometimes come unfastened on their own, and the fuzzy sleeves are prone to shedding. But if you want to enjoy a bit of kink and bondage on a budget, these cuffs will get the job done.

Pros

  • Fuzzy material is soft on your wrists
  • The metal underneath feels very secure
  • Back-up key and quick-release level included

Cons

  • Metal can be painful
  • Fuzzy material sometimes sheds
  • Cuffs sometimes open on their own

Bondage Boutique Soft Handcuffs

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  • Faux fur wrist cuffs
  • Adjustable velcro restraints
  • Connected by two lobster claw clasps
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Bondage Boutique Soft Handcuffs Review

3.7

Are you looking for cuffs that are softer than leather and don’t have biting metal underneath? These soft, faux fur handcuffs by Bondage Boutique will keep you restrained without sacrificing your comfort.

The velcro fastenings on the cuffs will fit wrists of almost any size, and the padded faux fur interior will keep you comfortable while you’re tied up. In addition, the clasps connecting the cuffs are easy for your partner to secure and undo as needed.

These erotic handcuffs are perfect for BDSM newbies who aren’t ready for leather or metal restraints or for people who need a softer touch due to mobility issues. They give you the secure feeling of being restrained without putting too much stress on your wrists. 

Pros

  • Beginner-friendly
  • Super soft to the touch
  • Comfortable and secure

Cons

  • Not hard enough for experienced kinksters

Fifty Shades of Grey Totally His Soft Handcuffs

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  • Padded polyester wrist cuffs
  • Adjustable velcro restraints
  • Connected by two lobster claw clasps
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Fifty Shades of Grey Totally His Soft Handcuffs Review

3.6

The Fifty Shades of Grey series by E.L. James didn’t get everything right about the BDSM lifestyle. Still, the books did inspire some incredible, quality sex toys. 

These padded handcuffs with a satin finish are just one of many toys inspired by the Fifty Shades series. They bring elegance and flirty fun to the bedroom.

These padded cuffs are made of polyester and satin, with a pair of metal clasps connecting the two. They’re easy to use, comfortable to wear, and fun for BDSM beginners or kinksters who want a more luxurious, softer pair of cuffs. 

The only issue with Fifty Shades of Grey Totally His Soft Handcuffs is that they might be too soft. Sometimes, the appeal of wearing erotic handcuffs is biting metal or unyielding leather. These cuffs lack that hardness. But for bondage beginners, that could be a good thing!

Pros

  • Comfortable and secure
  • Discreet satin storage bag included
  • Beautiful silver satin finish

Cons

  • Lacks the hardness of leather or metal

Bondage Cuffs Buyer’s Guide

The best bondage cuffs fit comfortably around your wrists. They are made of something firm yet soft to the touch, like leather or fabric-covered metal. The cuffs should keep the wearer restrained, and they should be simple to put on and remove with a partner’s help.

How To Choose the Best Bondage Cuffs

When you’re choosing a set of bondage cuffs for you and your partner, consider the comfort level you want the wearer to experience.

Look for padded or polyester cuffs like the Fifty Shades of Grey Totally His Soft Handcuffs if you want something soft. If you prefer a firmer touch, go with a leather or padded metal, like the Lovehoney Black Furry Handcuffs.

Think about what kind of locking mechanism you’re comfortable with too.

For some kinky roleplay (and deep levels of trust), try handcuffs that include a lock and key. But if you’d prefer a little more peace of mind, or you’re starting out with some light BDSM play, look for cuffs with a quick-release clip or adjustable buckles like the ones in the Dominix Deluxe Heavy Leather Wrist Cuffs.

Some cuffs like the Bondage Boutique Faux Leather Wrist Cuffs and the Bondage Boutique Soft Handcuffs come with lobster claws which are secure but easier to clasp or unclasp.

There are sexy handcuffs out there for all levels of kink and comfort. Talk to your partner about what the two of you want from a pair of BDSM cuffs, and you’re sure to find a pair that fits your needs.

Features To Look For in Bondage Cuffs

Before you choose the right sexy handcuffs for you and your partner, keep these key features in mind: 

  • Look for a soft material on your skin, like leather or faux leather. You might be wearing the cuffs for a long time, and you want them to feel comfortable while you are restrained. 
  • Choose cuffs that are easy to get out of in an emergency. Simple clasps, lobster claws, and buckles are easy for your partner to help you undo. If you’ve ever seen Gerald’s Game, you’ll know that being able to get out of cuffs on your own can come in handy.
  • Decide how much range of motion you want the wearer to have. Some cuffs have just a three-inch clasp connecting the wrists, while others have a short chain.
  • Look for cuffs that you find visually pleasing. There are designs to fit every kink, from studded leather to black and fluffy to utilitarian polyester. You’ll have to look at yourself or your partner in these cuffs for a while, so choose a design you like!

How To Have Fun With Bondage Cuffs

Ready to incorporate BDSM handcuffs into your bedroom but need some ideas of where to start? Try these fun ideas:

    • Connect your partner’s handcuffs around something sturdy, like a bedpost. Then have your way with them while they are restrained.
    • If you have studded leather handcuffs, remove the clasp or chain in the center and try wearing the wrist cuffs like punk jewelry. Your leather “bracelets” will remind you of your recent bedroom play, and they can build anticipation for your next session.
    • Once your partner is cuffed, take control and direct their every move in the bedroom. Tell them exactly where you want them and what you want them to do.
  • For a more intense BDSM scene, restrain your partner in cuffs and then play with a flogger or a cock and ball torture toy. Of course, always get consent before bringing other toys into the game.
    • Some brands of BDSM cuffs, like Bondage Boutique, have matching collars, ankle cuffs, and leashes. You can use the D-rings and chains to connect these different pieces and lead your partner around like your slave.  
  • Pair them with a spreader bar for even more restraint! Trust me; there’s nothing sexier than standing in front of your partner – or seeing your partner – standing up, bound, and spread. 

Final Thoughts

You don’t have to be immersed in the world of BDSM to enjoy a little bondage and restraint in the bedroom. Anyone can have fun with a pair of sexy handcuffs.

It can be incredibly freeing to give up control in the bedroom, and a pair of bondage cuffs are the perfect way to start. Just be sure to communicate with your partner before, during, and after your BDSM scene, and have fun!

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