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Handcuffs Restraints Guide by Sex Expert Tatyana Dyachenko

Handcuffs Restraints Guide by Sex Expert Tatyana Dyachenko

Have you been looking for safer handcuff restraint to turn your partner into your slave? Consider buying wrist-to-chest, thigh-to-wrist, shoulder-to-wrist, and hanging restraints for arms and boots.

Handcuffs Restraints Guide by Sex Expert Tatyana Dyachenko

Think about giving and receiving sexual pleasure while under the arrest of your lover. There is no movement and torture but a moment full of pleasure and erotic sensations. These restraints are well known for injecting more flavor into your bed play. However, the intensity of the pleasure will be determined by your interest in them.  

What are Handcuff Restraints?

Döring (2021) explained that handcuff restraints are among the sex toy collections meant to provide a consensual power play in the bedroom. They are designed to restrain the hands and even legs and restrict the submissive from moving. These restraints are designed in different styles to allow you to explore various tools and not too difficult positions with your partner. Also, they are available in various colors and sizes for you to choose what might be the best fit for your game.

Types of Handcuff Restraints

Thigh-To-Wrist Handcuff Restraints

Thigh-to wrist restraints are welcoming and easy to use by beginners, intermediates, and experts. They are adjustable and made from body-friendly materials to offer comfort. The restraints are designed to help you play new sexual games in different positions. For instance, while locked in the restraint, one can kneel down and slightly lean behind or stay in a dog style while you enter from behind. Also, one can lie on their stomach with their hands tied behind their thighs and legs slightly opened to allow you to penetrate comfortably.

Wrist-To-Chest Handcuff Restraints

Wrist-to-chest handcuff restraints are meant to help put your lovers’ arms in place for restrictions. The restraints have adjustable belts made from soft materials to provide a friendly touch. Once the wrists and biceps are locked at the chest, the belt goes around the chest and back to render your partner helpless. They are padded inside to provide comfort. They come in different sizes for everyone to get the perfect fit. They are also made from materials like metal, leather, plastic, and rubber to fit every person’s desire. Each one provides a different way of attachment to enhance intense pleasure.

Shoulder-To-Wrist Handcuff Restraints

Chance et al. (2017) explained that one should get these classic bondage masterpieces to take your pleasure to the next level. The tools hold the hands tight at the back and expose your chest. They have shoulder straps that go around both of your shoulders. Also, they have adjustable and lockable back straps and two wrist restraints with locking buckles to ensure no amount of struggling can free you. The shoulder restraint pulls the wrists higher and keeps the pressure away from the neck to provide comfort for a long-lasting play.

Hanging Restraints for Arms and Boots

This restraint holds your lover’s hands tightly at your boot, exposing all front curves ready for ministration. The tool prevents your partner from using their hands to allow you to do the magics comfortably. They have adjustable straps made from soft materials to provide a nice touch. When using hanging restraints for arms and boots, you should be extra careful to avoid accidents.

Factors to Consider When Buying Handcuffs

Check the Attachment points.

After putting on the restraints, they must be attached to something to restrict the person from moving. Thus, when buying, ensure that the attachment point is strong enough to prevent stretching and detaching.  

Body-Safe Material

While restraints are made from metals, plastics, rubber, and leather, choosing the best material is great if you want a comfortable play.

Check the Design

Handcuff restraints are made in different styles, each having a body, straps, and closing mechanism. Before buying, check these three points to ensure that they are perfectly designed to avoid unexpected play-related issues.

Consider Their Adjustability

Choose completely adjustable restraints to ensure both of you enjoy the pleasure. Adjustability allows your lover to play around comfortably with the tightness to enhance extreme pleasure.


Some restraints offer more than one option for attachment and closing. Thus, choose one that offers various options to allow both of you to enjoy every session.

Check the Closing Mechanisms

Richardson et al. (2019) explained that there are different methods to close the restraints, including the buckle, straps, and double D-ring. While all methods are promising, using straps provides extra comfort and pleasure.

Where You Are Tying Them

There are plenty of places to tie the restraints against, like on the wall, the bed, and the shower. For instance, while tying against the wall, you deserve one with a suction cup for flexibility and to make your partner comfortable.

How to Use Handcuff Restraints

Handcuffs Restraints Guide by Sex Expert Tatyana Dyachenko

  • Start with one wrist or ankle, then tie the other after ensuring that it works well with your lover.
  • When you are new to the game, do not rush. Instead, start small and work your way up while your minds and body fully adjust to the game.
  • When tying your partner, ensure you can quickly get them out whenever something unexpected happens.

Safety Tips

If you are planning to engage in a bondage game, here are some important things you should know before starting the game;

  • Communicate to your partner. Good sex is one that every partner enjoys everything on the bed. Thus, before choosing any bedroom accessory, talk to your partner and compare the feedback to your desires for a comfy bondage play.
  • Be careful when tying your partner to avoid injuring sensitive parts like the neck and eyes.
  • Avoid too much tightening over time to prevent cutting off circulation, which may lead to permanent damage.
  • Avoid metal restraints that rub against the skin, causing tearing.
  • Consider using restraints specifically meant for what you planned to give yourself the most out of the session.

Frequently Asked Questions about Handcuffs

How do you take care of handcuffs?

When cleaning handcuffs, you should first know the material of your toy. When cleaning leather cuffs, you start by detaching the handcuffs from the chains if it has chains. If the straps are also made from leather, do not dip them in water. Wipe them with a clean piece of cloth, or you could also use a leather cleaner. Never submerge leather handcuffs in water. To protect the leather, dry it in direct sunlight or air-dry the handcuffs instead. Some handcuffs have metal parts, e.g., chains and decorations. Use mild soap and water to clean those parts, dry them and oil them to prevent rusting. Handcuffs made of Velcro only need a gentle hand wash and air drying.

Mehta et al. (2020) explained that fur handcuffs are washed gently with warm water and mild soap. After washing the fur handcuffs, let them air dry for at least two hours, then brush them gently with a soft brush to keep the furs in their original shape. After cleaning your handcuffs, store them inside a soft fabric before keeping them in your closet. You care for and store them well so they may be durable enough to be used any other time.

How Do You Disinfect Handcuffs?

According to Al-Eid et al. (2018), individuals can disinfect handcuffs if they share them and if someone bled while wearing them. Disinfect the handcuffs with bleach and water, then soak the mixture's metal. You may be tempted to place the handcuffs in boiling water because it works in disinfecting all types of handcuffs, but if it has metal parts, you will have a new problem - rusting. Whichever technique you use to disinfect the handcuffs, you should ensure that you dry them thoroughly, the material notwithstanding. You may use a hair drier to get out all the water from the hidden metallic parts of the handcuffs. If you do not dry the metallic parts properly, they will rust. Adding lubrication to the metal handcuffs and metallic parts can help prevent rusting.

What Are Handcuffs Made Of?

Handcuffs are made from various materials, e.g., metal, leather, Velcro, PVC, and silk.

Can Handcuffs Rust? How Do One Remove Rust From My Handcuffs?

Handcuffs rust if they are made of metal or have some metal parts and are exposed to air while damp. First, you'll have to remove the mask manually with steel wool with vinegar or baking soda. After that, you must dry out the handcuffs thoroughly and apply oil to prevent rust.

Can My Handcuffs Get Stuck? How Do I Get Them Unstuck?

If your handcuffs are stuck, the solution may be to lubricate them. Find some oil and apply it to the metal parts that need hinging. If the key doesn't open, it may be because the handcuff has rusted, and lubricating the key and the key-hole will help.

Can I Use My Handcuffs On The Ankles?

Yes, you can use handcuffs on your ankles depending on the size of your wrist vs. the size of your ankles. If the handcuffs fit the ankles, they may be restrictive and restraining for your liking. But if that's the effect you are looking for, then yes, the handcuffs can fit on the ankles.

Which Handcuffs Are The Best?

There are four types of bondage handcuffs.

The basic cuffs.

The basic ones are simple, and unlike the handcuffs that police officers use, you do not need a key. The basic handcuff only has snaps, zippers, and clips to restrain the submissive partner. The basic handcuff is recommended for beginners.

Love handcuffs

Love handcuffs resemble basic handcuffs, but they are fancier and cute. If you see furry handcuffs, those are love handcuffs.

Police handcuffs

It is the most familiar type because most police officers use them. These are best for people who are experienced in the handcuff world.

Grip cuffs

These restrain and have a part for the submissive partner to hold, and that's where it gets its name. The submissive partner grips the handle while restrained.

Can I Use Police Handcuffs For BDSM?

Yes, you can use police handcuffs, but it is not advisable. Chen (2018) explained that people who use police handcuffs are into extreme bondage activities (known as edge bondage) because the handcuffs usually cause pain and injuries. Pain and injury are typical of extreme bondage. If you intend to use police handcuffs, you must ensure that your partner is trustworthy enough to listen to you when you cannot cope with the pain. Manufacturers created bondage handcuffs to be a gentler alternative to police handcuffs.

Are There Risks Associated With Handcuff Restraint?

The common risks associated with handcuff restraint are as follows;

People using handcuffs may experience pain and injuries, especially if they use police handcuffs. Hematoma has often been reported among users of handcuffs. Hematoma is a serious bruise that can result in shock and even death.

Using handcuffs while not sober may cloud judgment, and the consequences may be fatal. You are supposed to engage in sex that involves safety and consent. You might even have to sign documents to confirm that you got handcuffed voluntarily, but all that will not matter if you are under drugs and alcohol. Being in handcuffs keeps the submissive partner in a vulnerable state where they cannot defend themselves. It is important that anytime when you get handcuffed, your partner should be not only sober but also trustworthy. Incidences of people being murdered while handcuffed after being lured into bondage sex are not rare.


As much as restraint injects more flavor into sex, they do not work well with everyone. Some people will find it difficult to relish pleasure when using these tools. If you are lucky to enjoy their pleasure, use them carefully as recommended above. Before using them, communicate with your partner and start with tying one arm or ankle and work your way up after making sure that your lover is comfortable. 


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