Bad Dragon Dildos

From left to Right: Terra, Scorn and Nova

Vendor: Bad Dragon

Sometimes a review encourages more reader questions than I hope it would answered. This was the case almost a year ago when I published my review of three Bad Dragon toys. In the first months I was inundated with e-mails, DMs and messages on Recon and PlanetRomeo asking my opinion on different models, colors, etc. So I got in touch with the guys at Bad Dragon and asked if they would be kind enough to supply me with the three most often inquired about dildos in sizes my fist-savvy testee panel would be interested in. A few weeks later a parcel with an XL Nova, an XL Terra and an L Scorn arrived at my place.

Now, a few months later, they have been thoroughly tested. And since the review is so eagerly anticipated by many readers, I find it fitting to be the first one after my little summer break.

Material

In the past two years silicone has become my personal material of choice when it comes to anal toys. Sadly silicone is a bit difficult to handle so not many toy manufacturers use it to make anal toys. Bad Dragon has been making silicon Dildos since 2008 so they really know what they are doing especially when it comes to their elaborate color designs which getting them right is a challenge of its own. If you want to snatch a little bargain and can live with a little flaw, take a look at their “Flop” section where they sell not-perfect toys with a discount.

Every Bad Dragon anal toy is made out of Platinum silicone. It is called this way because platinum is the catalyst used in making the silicone. Unlike other catalysts like tin, platinum makes the silicone withstand acid and heat.

Detail of the Color Options and Effects of Bad Dragon Toys

Silicone is an awesome material for anal toys. Its surface is perfectly smooth which makes taking the toy a bit easier than “rougher” materials. Even more important is the big advantage when it comes to cleaning. Since the silicone is non-porous on a microscopic level bacteria have a hard time to establish themselves. Being resistant to almost everything and heat Bad Dragon toys are best cleaned in hot water with dish-soap or vinegar-based cleaner and then sprayed with a sanitizer. If you want to be completely sure, you can even autoclave them. Since you really and thoroughly can get them clean and sterile they are perfect to be used on multiple partners without having to fear disease transmission – if cleaned properly between usages.

The smoothness comes with a bit of a price though: Especially highly viscose lubes tend run down so I would recommend slicker lubes like Elbow Grease H2O Thick Gel. Since the silicone oil in silicone or hybrid lubes will disintegrate the silicone of the toy, only use water or oil based lube with Bad Dragon toys!

Depending on your personal taste and experience choosing the right firmness is important. Platinum silicone will never be as firm as rubber or vinyl can be. So if you like to torment your ass with brutally forcing toys in (not that I would recommend this kind of play for health and safety reasons…) silicone toys might not be for you. For all the other people Bad Dragon offers three degrees of firmness: Soft, medium and firm, though their XL toys only come in soft and medium (which personally I find a bit of a shame). When ordering for the first time, I recommend ordering their firmness sample package in advance so you get a rough idea how the toy will feel. Though when choosing the firmness, keep in mind: The larger/ ticker a toy, the firmer it will feel. Also: The softer a toys, the easier it will collapse when riding it. I highly recommend the split firmness with a hard base. It gives the toy a firmer stand and makes it easier to grip so it improves the play alone and when a top shoves it up your ass.

A less practical but more aesthetical decision is choosing the right color of the toy. Silicone has the advantage of being easily colorized and usually doesn’t discolor over time. So Bad Dragon – in a time where most anal toys where solid black, red or blue – took toy coloring to an entire new level. Their new website features a configuration tool which lets you play around with almost infinite color and effect combinations. Furthermore each month and for special events like Pride or Halloween they introduce unique color patters which are available for a limited time. To stay informed follow their Twitter feed or subscribe to their newsletter.

Detail of Nova’s Suction Cup

Choosing the right Bad Dragon

Bad Dragon is famous for getting the inspiration for their toys from fantasy creatures, mostly dragons but also werewolves or chimeras for example. So they offer vide variety of shapes, textures, length and diameters (currently 61 different models).

When deciding which dildo to get keeping in mind which diameter you can currently take is a good starting point. Since the designs are proportionally scaled up from S to XL, you have to be also depth experienced to take the full maximum diameter which usually sits right above the base in form of a knot.  When browsing through the different models keep in mind: The softer the material the easier it will be to take (see above). The more textured, the harder it will be to take (see below). But the texture is also the fun part: The sphincter is an area with a high concentration of nerve endings so the texture (more or less) gently teases them, making textured toys more interesting. The heavier the texture, the quicker the ass will be worn out so save heav

ily textured toys for the end of the scene. Putting them at the end has the advantage of the sphincter (hopefully) being relaxed and loose. Riding heavily textured toys too vigorously with a tight sphincter can lead to injuries!

Each dildo can be outfitted with two special features: The suction cup and the cum tube. Unlike suction cups on other toys where a separate cup is attached to the base of the toy, Bad Dragon’s suction cup is integrated into the toy’s base. This not only looks nicer but increases the size of the cup and thus the suction. Also the cup won’t come off when often and heavily used, like I had with other dildos. The suction is so strong that even the large and heavy toys stick to dry, smooth perpendicular surfaces and still stick when being ridden vigorously.

Detail of the Texture of the Nova

The cum tube is a tube in the middle of the toy attached to a syringe through which water-based (cum) lube (like the one from Bad Dragon) can be shot, simulation an ejaculation. Since the last review the spilt opinion of my testee panel has not changed: Some loved the feeling of a liquid splashing inside their colon. For some testees and me, it didn’t do much. And since the cum tube makes the toys more difficult to clean, I went without the cum tube.

Playing with the Toys

Terra the Amazon Wyvern XL Soft Shaft

When wanting to venture into the realm of more textured toys, the Terra is probably a good starting point. With the gently tapered glans the Terra is quite easy to take. Two gently risen scales allow for some sphincter stimulation until the diameter increases for the knot. The ridge at the back of the knot is a bit rugged but not too extreme. Since there is only one textures area at a specific height level (either both sides or the back) slow teasing play is interesting with this dildo because different areas of the sphincter get stimulated at different depth levels.

Detail of the Nova’s Texture

Nova the Breeder XL Medium Shaft

I would consider the Nova a toy for the more experienced ass players. The glans is a bit duller than the Terra’s and its rim is equipped with dull bumps so it is a bit more of a challenge. The shaft is textured with three deep ridges with a steep slope at the rim. They make the Nova an equally interesting and challenging toy for fucking: Taking it is somewhat easy because the ridges gently open the hole up. The steep slopes however really challenge the sphincter when pulling the Nova out. Running down from below the glans’ frenulum all down to the base is a ribbon is rather highly raised bumps. Three testees of mine had the perfect anatomy for these bumps running over their prostate, driving them insane when getting fucked with the toy.

Scorn the Wyvern L Firm Shaft

Detail of the Scorn’s Texture

The Scorn is unlike the two previous toys. The most noticeable difference is that the base is perpendicular to the head. Also, the dildos is short and thick. The glans takes up approximately a quarter of the entire length and steeply increases in diameter. Below the glans the diameter increase again quickly making this a toy for more experienced power player. Adding to this categorization is the texturing: From the frenulum down to the base run deep ridges, the rest of the shaft is textured with veins and bumps. Since the toy is curved almost a quarter of a circle, taking it takes some navigation and practice even for depth experienced fistees. Because the L is already rather large and you can get it in the firmest silicone, this toy will produce the most “stuffed” feeling and the texture is felt the most intense of all the Bad Dragon toys I own.

ToyTorture’s Wishlist #3: HML Leather Straitjacket

The HML Fetish Leather Straitjacket

Straitjackets were among the first professional bondage tools  which made the step from pervertable into a pure kink item. In his first catalogue from 1977 Maurice Addison (founder of Fetters) already sold a leather straitjacket. While medical straitjackets out of canvas like Posey (or the Max Cita models which are actually made for BDSM) are favored by some for their authenticity and through the flexibility of the canvas even tighter bondage experience, the leather straitjacket remains a classic and desiderate for many bondage enthusiasts.

Detail of the Quilted Elbow Padding

The reason for that is manifold. First there is the material. For many people through restraints and hoods leather is connected to BDSM. The smell and sensation of the material touching the skin is enough to get a fetishist aroused. Additionally the sheer weight of a leather lined jacket with straps and solid D-rings adds another level to the bondage sensation. Being made for play, leather straitjackets can have features like nipple flaps, cockrings, plug harnesses or D-rings for attaching the sub to bondage furniture. Last but not least straitjackets are some of the most complex pieces of leather bondage to manufacture. Functional and aesthetical finesses like padding or quilting increase the amount of work that goes into every single piece making them almost a piece of art but definetly a piece of craftsmanship.

Detail of the Straps to Tighten and Adjust the Straitjacket

For that reason straitjackets next to sleepsacks tend to be the single most expensive piece of bondage gear most people ever buy. There are cheap alternatives out there – mostly from Asian manufacturers – but I would not recommend them. Most of them are made out of thin and stiff leather, likely contaminated with Chrome-6, are equipped with un-welded D-rings and have only few straps, they don’t really deliver on the promise the words “leather straitjacket” invokes.

With an only just three figure price point the HML Fetish leather straitjacket combines all the aspects of a serious leather straitjacket without breaking the bank (too much). It is made out of high quality, thick yet soft nappa leather which will hug the sub’s body once the straps are tightened. With quilted elbow padding and tit flaps it comes two things as standard which with other straitjackets are an extra.

Detail of the closed Tit Flaps

The downside of this straitjacket is the lack of any D-rings but the one above the crotch. So you are a bit limited when wanting to quickly attach the sub to bondage furniture. But knowing the guys at HML Fetish if you ask them they will put D-rings wherever you want them or alter this piece of bondage equipment to your personal preferences.

The HML Fetish leather straitjacket comes in sizes from S to XXL, is handmade in Germany and regardless of the size costs 995€.

ToyTorture’s Wishlist #2: Steelwerks‘ „The Vault“ Chastity Cage

The Creature Cage, one of Steelwerks more Extravagant Designs

As often I endorse “big” kink companies’ products because they are the major sources for high quality gear as much love I have for small, creative and innovative companies. These companies venture off the path of mainstream kink to supply a small niche group with gear tailored to their demands. By doing so unique designs who intrigue me get created. And if they are skillfully created, I am sold. The products of Steelwerks are a good example for this.

The Torture Puzzle, a True Extreme CBT Device

I have often said that I am not into chastity for two reasons: First I like to jerk off and only few tops trigger in me enough submission for the desire to arouse to surrender my libido to them. Second my soft dick is too large to fit comfortably into the common chastity devices like a Bird Locked, Holy Trainer or CB6000 (yes, I have tried all of them). The Bon4 Steel I reviewed a few years ago was ok for the week I wore it but I could not have worn it longer. So if I ever would embark on the journey of long term chastity it would have to be a custom device. I have tried friends’ Carrara or Latowski belts which though not made for me were too bulky and stiff to fit my professional life which leave traditional cages for me. And this is where Steelwerks come into play.

The Schandmaske out of Polished, Anodized Titanium

Just looking at their designs and savoire faire is stunning. It is the perfect fusion of handmade craftsmanship and state of the art technology. Especially the later enables them to handle materials not used by other chastity cage makes like titanium, on request even polished or anodized (as a trained jeweler I know that such surface treatments are not trivial to achieve when they should be flawless). Browsing through their gallery is like looking strolling through an industrial design exhibition: The products range from somewhere between contemporary industrial and experimental art over hardcore CBT which makes me cringe just looking at them to strikingly minimalistic piercing accessories (which still take away your ability to jerk off).

The Vault Chastity Cage with all the Accessories Supplied with it

As mesmerizing their more exotic designs are, I am a form follows function guy. So if I had to choose one of their cages it would be the Vault. The sleek tube design looks bland compared to others – the Creature for example. But it promises to combine comfort, security and daily usability. Furthermore It comes with many accessories like a PA lock (planning for the future), different urethral tubes which should take care of the piss problem almost all PAs have or a scrotal security ring for my beloved ball stretching and CBT.

A useful accessory I would recommend with every order is their S-Key Key ring. As hot as the idea of being locked without any chance of escape is to most chastity subs sadly reality can unexpectedly and unpleasantly shatter the hotness of the headspace and the cage has to come off. With more common cages which are locked with a small padlack this is just a bold cutter away. With the Steelwerks design this does not work. So carrying around a key which is secured by an individually numbered seal is the way I would go while the original key is well secured under the watch of the key holder.

Since every Steelwerks chastity cage is an individual bespoke piece they have no price list. Just contact them for a quote. I know that they are well stocked with orders so if you want yours by Christmas it is wise to get in touch with them sooner than later.

Unboxing the E-Stim Systems Pebble

When it comes to e-stim the most reader questions are actually about power boxes. There are so many different ones out there it is hard to figure out which it the right one for you. So ever since E-Stim Systems launched their new mid-range Pebble a stream of questions about it kept coming in. E-Stim Systems was kind enough to send me one of their new power boxes and I will review it later this year.

The Carrying Case of the E-Stim Systems Pebble

First let me show you what is stored inside the nifty black carrying case it comes in.

The E-Stim Systems Pebble

The most important part is the power box itself. It measures roughly 116x77x38mm and has convex sides so it fits and rests well inside a hand. The controls are symmetrically laid out: On top there are three rotary controls. The left and right for intensity of the corresponding channel and the one in the middle to modify the sensation of the selected program. Below them are two soft touch buttons to shift through the 9 programs. Next to them on the right is a list of the 9 possible channels with a blue LED next to it which is on when the channel is selected.

The Battery every Pebble comes with

The Pebble can only be powered by battery and is comes with a Duracel Industrial 9V battery which is actually my choice of batteries to power my e-stim boxes.

Two 3.5mm Jack to 2mm Pin Plug Leads

Since the Pebble is a dual channel box it comes with two 150cm long 3.5mm jack to 2mm pin plug leads. Two 2mm pin plug leads make sense because the Pebble comes with…

With the 4 Pad Electrodes you can have Fun right out of the Box

… 4 pad electrodes to have fun right out of the box. However since most of E-Stim Systems accessories’ sockets are for 4mm banana plugs I would have wished for at least one of those leads.

The Pebble Comes with a Nifty Quick Start Guide and Information on the Lifetime Guarentee

To get you started right out of the box, the Pebble comes with a handy Quick Guide. It is also useful when you hand the box to a top who doesn’t know the box yet. Though he then has to try the different programs through trial and error…
There is also a post card informing you about the life time guarantee which E-Stim Systems provides all his power boxes with.

The Pebble’s Manual

Last but not least there is the informative manual.

The E-Stim Systems Pebble with the Entire Box Content

The Pebble has been sparked so much interest I was barely able to give it a short test run on myself until one member of my testee panel “demanded” it for a thorough test drive. He is in the market for a power box and wants to get an educated opinion.

ToyTorture’s Wishlist #1: Rope from Twisted Monk

After the ToyTorture’s Top 10 Toys miniseries a common topic in reader questions were: Don’t you have all the toys you want? And what would be the toys you would like to have? And while yes, I do have a lot of toys and the list of toys I would like to add to my collection and play repertoire is getting shorter, there are still some I really would like to own. This new mini series is really going to be mini (because it will end with my summer vacation next week) and not going to be exhausting, it will give you some ideas I feel my playroom is missing until I can call it complete.

One of the things most people find surprising when they enter my playroom is the fact that there is not a single piece of rope there. I have gotten shoe laces for CBT, tension belt, Velcro straps, belts,  carabineers  and many other bondage hardware to create elaborate bondage setups out of the plethora of leather restraints at hand. But not a single length of rope. That has two reasons: I am quite clumsy and quite impatient. So I am lacking the kind of skills and time required to put a person in a similar bondage I could do with three restraints and some clips. This is me talking as a kinky sub who sometimes top.

But as a toy tester I know that rope is one of the most essential, most accessible and most affordable kind of toy out there; many kinkster start out their journey into BDSM with it. Because of that I once wrote an article about rope. Yet still I get many messages each month asking which rope to buy and where to buy it. Most kink store sell un-branded rope so it is hard to make a suggestion. An exception to this rule is rope by Twisted Monk which is special for many reasons. Founded almost 15 years ago he made it his mission to provide the scene with quality rope out of established and sometimes exotic materials (as an e-stim enthusiast I really want to try his conductive rope!) in almost all colors of the most common hankies. With small but important and useful extras like very thorough whipping at the end or middle marks you can tell the ropes are made by an experienced and enthusiastic player himself. Rope bondage institutions like Midori or Shay and Stefano trust Twisted Monk products for their classes which tells its own story about the quality.

Though many things speak for rope from Twisted Monk I sadly had not had the chance to play with it myself. A couple of months ago Regulation added them to their store which should improve purchaseability in Europe. Getting rope from Twisted Monk would be one of the many instance where getting a toy for reviewing challenges me as a kinkster to explore new forms of play and finally put the my books on rope bondage to good use.

You can buy various kits, single length and accessories directly from Twisted Monk but Regulation and Mr S carry a small selection of kits too.

ToyTortures Top 10 Toys: Mr S Bishop Head Harness

The Mr S Bishop Head Harness with Eye and Mouth Cover Attached

The most often asked reader question sent to me is “What is your favorite toy?” I always answer this question with a counter question: “For which form of play?” This is the only good answer because there can never be THE single best toy ever: An e-stim box without electrodes is useless. A ball stretcher can’t give the feeling of a deep thuddy impact. Nipple clamps can’t fetter a sub.  To answer the question at least a bit I decided to start this miniseries on my Top 10 Toys. The list is highly subjective and based on my personal preferences and play experience. The position on the list doesn’t mean that on toy is better than the other; I actually randomized the order.

The Mr S Bishop Head Harness without Any Attachements

My first favorite toy is the Bishop Head Harness from Mr S Leather. I have a preference for well designed gear and the Bishop Head Harness pushes all the right buttons with different mouth pieces, an eye cover, several D-rings and many straps for fine adjustment. Especially these straps make this head harness one of my favorite toys. Kneeling in front of a top and having the head harness slowly tightened around your head, feeling the gentle touch of soft leather and smelling its rich scent is such a sensual experience. Once fettered it is comfortable to wear and looks stunning on a sub.

The Bishop Head Harness costs $379.95 and is a Mr S Leather genuine design. If you want to learn more about the Bishop Hear Harness, read my in depth review here.

Episode 2: ErosTek ET232

Episode 3: E-Stim System Electrodes

Episode 4: DeTails Flogger Set

Episode 5: Fetters Handlock

Episode 6: Sheets of San Francisco

Episode 7: Oxballs Ball Stretcher

Episode 8: Doxy Die Cast

Episode 9: Mr S Ultra Blindfold

Episode 10: HML Fetish Bondage Harness

Oxballs Finger Fuck

Vendor: Uberkinky

The Oxballs Finger Fuck

The Oxballs Finger Fuck

I have rarely seen a toy creating so much buzz and selling out so quickly almost everywhere like the Oxballs Finger Fuck. So when Uberkinky asked me if I would like to review one for them I was quite excited.

Construction

The Oxballs Finger Fuck is a glove with approx. the European male glove size 7 and comes in black, red, blue and transparent. Being made out of Oxballs super-stretchy FLEX-TPR Oxballs Finger Fuck will fit almost every hand size; people with glove size 6 up to glove size 13 used the toy during the testing process. In order not to damage the toy please put it on careful and don’t force it too vigerously on your hand. Better pour some lube into the glove and swirl it around and adjust each finger separately for a snug fit. Another big advantage of the FLEX-TPR is that is it safe to be used with any kind of lube. Though for putting it one I recommend silicone lube because it is very viscose and won’t become sticky over time.

Detail of the Middle Finger

Detail of the Middle Finger

What sets this toy apart from other fisting gloves is the texture. While the palm area is covered with a shallow bubble pattern each finger is covered with a different pattern. The lower half of the thumb features lower profile bubbles like the palm, the upper half is shapes a big like a honey spoons with ridges running around a barrel which has a maximum diameter of 33mm. The forefinger features stronger raised bubbles. The top middle finger is shaped like a small dildo with a maximum diameter of 27mm on which’s top the glans is slightly coming out from under the foreskin. Around the ring finger a double helix runs. And the little finger’s texture looks like tire tread.

Detail of the Thumb

Detail of the Thumb

Playing with the Toy

Primarily the Oxballs Finger Fuck is a toy for anal play. The different patterns will stimulate the nerve endings of the sphincter in very different ways. When you have two Finger Fucks fucking the ass with two different fingers alternating will drive most subs over the edge. What is a bit difficult is using the ring and little finger individually because with most people the muscles of these fingers are too weak to fight against the draft of the stretchy material. The relatively small size (ultimately depending on the finger size of the wearer) makes it great even for beginners and experienced fistees enjoyed the teasing of the loose hole.

Speaking of fisting: Here the Oxballs Finger Fuck really shines. The material thickness makes the fister’s hand bigger yet especially for experienced bottoms this is part of the thrill. For one testee the Finger Fuck solved the problem of his experience level outgrowing the top’s hand size. Once inside the different patterns are again the piece de resistance – either when playing with the prostate or the second sphincter when it comes to depth play.

Detail of the Ring Finger

Detail of the Ring Finger

Besides anal play this toy is great for any form of sensation play. Gently running the different patterns across the sub’s skin can create quite interesting reactions. On the more CBT side of sensation play teasing the frenulum or the bare glans can drive a sub crazy, especially when he is uncut. Some testees liked the feeling so much they bought the toys and use it for jerking off. Because the Finger Fuck’s material is a bit sticky I recommend using silicone lube when engaging in such play.

Once used you simply can clean it with hot water and dish soap and spray sanitizer on it. I recommend drying it upright put loosely on top of a plastic bottle so the inside can also dry. While technically only disposable gloves are fulfilling safer sex standards when it comes to fisting, like cock sheath I can’t really see how any disease transmission can happen when the Finger Fuck has been thoroughly cleaned between being used on different partners.

Conclusion: Unique fisting and sensation play toy.
Pro Cons Where to get Price
Unique design A bit difficult to put on Uberkinky £42.99
Wide range of different sensations Little and ring finger difficult to be used individually
Easy to clean and when done so substitute for disposable gloves

Mister B All Black Bernhard

Toy Properties

Form: Textured Dildo
Material: Phthalate-free vinyl made in the EU.
Colors: Only Black.
Firmness: Medium; does not collapse when standing up.
Lube: Water, Silicone, Hybrid, Oil
Cleaning: Soaking in hot water with dish-soap than use sanitizer.
Safer Sex: Vinyl has a porous surface so even after thorough cleaning if you want to be a 100% sure, put a condom over it or use it only on one partner.
Storage: Store either standing up or lying down in a well-ventilated place not touching other toys to prevent damaging the toys.

Vendor: Regulation

Since I started reviewing anal toys a new group of readers has come to ToyTorture.com. Welcome to my pervy little project. I hope you enjoy what I am writing about when it is not about anal play. And maybe I spark your curiosity to venture out a bit in the interesting and diverse world of kink. But one of the questions I get the most from the new readers is why I always review such enormous toys. Its because these are the toys I own but I same somewhat smaller toys so this review is partly for the aspiring novice partly for the real fist connoisseurs.

Mister B All Black Bernhard

Mister B All Black Bernhard

Construction

The All Black Bernhard starts out with a conical tip. The top is 22mm wide and almost dull and expends up to 55mm over a length of 55mm. The shaft is textured with ribs of different width of heights leading to a diameter which increases from 44mm just below the tip to 59mm at the bottom. The last 4cm of is has no texture but is a little bit convex so it can work as a grip if you don’t have too lubey fingers.

The overall length of the dildo is 27cm. Since there is no base be a bit cautious when playing enthusiastically with it. It nearly disappeared in one of the testee’s rectum.

Playing with it

Ok, I have to admit, I lied a bit in the intro text. This toy is not really for the novice but for the little bit experienced. The dull tip makes it a bit hard to seduce an untrained sphincter to open up. But when you can take toys with a diameter up to 40mm you should be fine. The gradually increasing diameter of the “glans” is good to train the sphincter up to taking 55mm. Slowly (!!!) riding the shaft will accustom the sphincter to closing and opening up again. Taking time, relaxing, feeling the effect of the subtle ribs is a good training for relaxing the sphincter purposely. This skill is important when later switching to larger toys or even fists. But don’t get carried away by the awesome feeling too much and ride the toy more and more vigorously because with an untrained ass which is stretched to the max. this can lead to injuries.

Detail of the Grooves and the Glans Like Tip

Detail of the Grooves and the Glans Like Tip

Speaking of fisting: What is a danger for the novice hole is really hot for the well-experienced one. At the end of a fisting scene when the sphincter is really relaxed you can pick up this toy and work the ass over with it HARD. The ribs will stimulate the nerve endings for a unique experience. Be advised that the physical and stimulation stress can wear the bottom out fairly quickly so I recommend using this toy when the scene is almost over or in short intervals so the fistee begs for a relaxing fist as a break from an overwhelming stimulation.

Where to buy?

The Mister B All Black Bernhard can be bought at Regulation for £19.99.

Fetters Padded Locking Wrist & Ankle Cuffs

Vendor: Regulation & Mr S

Fetters Padded Locking Restraints for Wrist and Ankle

Fetters Padded Locking Restraints for Wrist and Ankle

Construction

Both restraints are made in a cuff style: There is a piece of padding which goes around the joint which is fettered with a strap. The padding is a thick and soft piece of foam lined with soft leather. Onto the outside of the padding a piece of bridle leather which is a bid narrower than the padding. So even when the sub struggles heavily there is padding over the leather’s hard edges. The bridle leather piece is also only approx 4/5 as long as the padding leaving a part of it free the fold down for a secure fit even if the sub really has small wrists or ankles. Through the padding and onto the bridle leather piece the bridle leather belt is riveted. Four rivets hold the two D-rings, the locking posts and the roller buckle in place.

The belt on these restraints are long enough with holes punched close enough to the rivet that they can accommodate small to really large wrists and ankles. When you are on the larger end of the circumference spectrum there will be a space without padding which did not bother all testees.

Minimal Circumference Maximal Lockable Circumference Maximal Not Lockable Circumference
Wrist Restraints 10cm 24cm 32cm
Ankle Restraints 15.5cm 27cm 35.5cm

When I first got the restraints I was a bit puzzled by a rather large “wave” on the belt between the central rivets. It turns out that once you put the restraint onto a sub the padding follows the curvature of the wave so the belt does not get stretched! This attention to detail shows on the entire toy: The stitching is flawless, the D-rings are welded, the leather smells and feels like good, sustainably tanned leather is supposed to. In terms of customizing you just recently got the choice of black and white for the strap and a choice of 8 different colors for the padding to match your fetish gear.

Detail of the Lavish Padding

Detail of the Lavish Padding

Finally, a word on the Mr S restraints. The restraints I am reviewing are the ones from Fetters but I have played with the Mr S ones several dozen times in the USA. So I can assure you that in terms of quality and functionality they are no different than the ones from Fetters. The only difference is that you can “only” choose between black, grey, red and blue lining for the padding and that the straps are only available in black.

So a bit like with the ErosTek power boxes: When you are living in Europe, go for the ones from Regulation, when you living in the USA go for the ones from Mr S.

Playing with it

Detail of one of two D-Rings, the Locking Posts and the Roller Buckle,

Detail of one of two D-Rings, the Locking Posts and the Roller Buckle,

What sets these restraints apart from others is really the padding. It is so lavish, lush and soft that once broken in and fettered in a secure position there is no feeling of being restrained at all. It is only when the sub starts to struggle that the he feels that behind the pillowy veneer is a merciless, heavy duty restraint keeping them in place even when he fights hard! For that reason I like these restraints a lot for heavy scenes with a very active sub because the fragile joints are well protected by the thick padding. Because they are not that noticeable these restraints are great for subs who want to know they are fettered but are not comfortable (yet) with the tight feeling of a restraint around the joints. Being so comfortable I had several testees using them while sleeping. Since the initial bondage feeling is not quite there I recommend locking the belts slowly one after another so that the sub can hear the clicking sound and realizes that without the key they are not coming off.

Once it comes to tying someone down these restraints are made for complex bondage layouts. With two D-rings with a width of 37mm per restraints there are enough attachment points for elaborate bondage setups.

There are matching collars available: A padded one from Fetters and a non-padded one from Mr S which I will be reviewing in a couple of weeks.

Conclusion: Restraints comfortable enough to be worn 24/7 yet strict enough to power out even an extremely fighting sub.
Pro Cons Where to get Price
Lavish padding for comfortable wear and exceptionally joint protection Padding could be a bit longer Fetters Wrist Restraints £79.99
Fetters Ankle Restraints £81.99
Mr S Wrist Restraints $139.95
Extremely well made out of high quality materials with attention to details Mr S Ankle Restraints §149.95
Two D-rings per restraint
Lockable
Lots of color customizing options to match favorite fetish gear

HML Fetish Isolation Hood

The HML Fetish Leather Isolation Hood

The HML Fetish Leather Isolation Hood

Vendor: HML Fetish

This hood is another toy I discovered when visiting HML Fetish last December. I already had the Heavy Bondage Special in mind back than so the guys sent me this hood as a review sample earlier this year. Since making pictures of a hood without person to wear it, all pics in this article were made while I tried out the hood for the first time.

Construction

This HML Fetish Isolation Hood is made out of soft black high quality leather. Every part of the hood is lined with leather so it has quite some weight and smells intoxicatingly good off leather. The hood’s basic design is a double face hood. There are zippers in the front and in the back. The back zipper covers a lacing possibility with a leather strap which is used to bound the sub tightly into the hood. Behind the front zipper lies the face hood which has a cut out for the mouth and a piece of leather that covers the nasal wings. The eyes are closed on this hood. What sets this hood apart from other double face hoods are the thick pieces of padding over the ears.

Detail of the Double Face behind the Front Zipper

Detail of the Double Face behind the Front Zipper

I have gotten the size M which measures roughly 34cm by 32cm. Depending on your forehead circumference and the amount of hair that has to fit under the hood HML offers sizes from S to XL.

Playing with it

This hood is a true isolation hood. The padding with its pressing sensation against the head creates an intense bondage sensation. It muffles all sounds. If you add ear plugs or headphones with white noise the sub looses it hearing all along. Since there are no cut outs for the eyes most subs remains blind when the front zipper is opened. However, depending on the nose shape and size light and glimpses of the scene can get past the nose. I am already discussing with HML how to address this issue. Because if the sub can’t see anything this hood is great for humiliation play. Leave him stored as a leather gimp and only open the hood to use his mouth for licking, sucking or pissing into him. Of cause while stored he will inhale the intense scent of high quality leather.

Detail of the Lacing Behind the Rear Zipper

Detail of the Lacing Behind the Rear Zipper

One of the most interesting scenes I had with this hood was stripping the sub naked and just putting this hood on. If you take away the sight and hearing of a sub he will probably get more and more disorientate over time. I would not recommend letting the sub stand unguarded for an extended period of time wearing this hood. If the area the sub is standing is obstacle free you can of cause turn this intensifying feeling into a game: Walk around him, tell him to walk towards you, smacking him with a riding crop from various positions and see him struggle.

Finally a word on the material: Last week I talked about a neoprene hood and said that you can put a cotton pad with poppers under the front zipper. With this leather hood, I would not recommend it! Poppers is a rather aggressive substance and it will damage the leather. If you want to get your sub high on this substance stick a gas mask hose between the two front zipper’s runners.

Conslusion: Very well made intense isolation hood with double face feature
Pro Cons Where to get Price
Heavy hood creating an intense bondage and isolation experience… … if the nose isn’t too small HML Fetish 495€
Very well made out of high quality leather
All over lined with leather.
Thightness can be varied through the lacing