Buoys is a collective term for SM articles that you can use to bind your partner. Since they are mainly used as part of BDSM , they are also referred to as SM cuffs. This category contains different types of cuffs with which you can tie your partner or sub. There are cuffs for hands, ankles, thighs and models that you can attach to the bed.
Part of BDSM
Bondage with shackles is part of BDSM. BDSM is short for bondage and discipline (BD), dominance and submission (DS), and sado-masochism (SM). Cuffs are mainly used for bondage and discipline, because by tying your partner you have complete control over his or her body. When we speak in terms of BDSM, the one tied up is referred to as the submissive or also known as submissive . We call the person in control a Master or Mistress or Dominant .
Also for SM
Cuffs are not only used as part of bondage and discipline. They are also often used by a Dominant during a SM game. For example by first tying up the submissive and then tormenting it with SM-toys as a pinwheel, SM candle or SM-zweep. The combination of bondage and pain makes the pain more intense and extreme . This can cause more excitement for the Master or Mistress.
Which buoys should you choose?
Not sure which buoys to choose? We have prepared a handy table for you with which you can easily make a choice. Are you a beginner? Then look at the top of the table, are you an advanced SM-er? Then you look at the bottom.
There are different types of SM cuffs that allow you to dominate various body parts. Below you can not only see which buoys you can use them for.
Enkelboeien are shackles used to tie the ankles. Cuffing both ankles restricts the submissive's range of motion. The Master or Masters can act out his or her fantasy thanks to the limitation. Ankle BDSM cuffs are suitable for spreading the legs (lying down) and denying a submissive the abilitytowalk (standing).
Adjustable cuffs are different types of cuffs that you can adjust . This means that the buoys are often connected to each other by means of an O- or D-ring and carabiner. All models also often contain a Velcro closure so that you can fasten them as tight as you want. These products are also very suitable to use if you want to combine cuffs with other bondage items such as a bondage rope, chain or harness.
Within the category adjustable cuffs you will find a collection handcuffs that you can adjust. These adjustable handcuffs are suitable for the hands of your partner or submissive. Because they are easy to adjust, they are suitable for beginners in the field of BDSM but also for partners who like to experiment. These cuffs are easy to release . In addition, handcuffs are good articles to start with SM. You do not immediately limit the entire freedom of movement of your sub or partner.
Finally, in the adjustable cuffs category you will also find some buoy sets. A cuff set is a combination of different items , including adjustable cuffs in combination with an eye mask, for example. Most sets consist of different types of cuffs, such as a combination of adjustable hand and thigh cuffs or hand and ankle cuffs . These sets are very suitable for people who have used SM more often and who do not like to buy all items separately.
Hanging cuffs are specially designed to hang your partner or sub with the cuffs . These models are often a bit firmer than the regular models because they have to carry more weight. You can attach them to the ceiling, to the door or to the wall . They are designed for suspension bondage, a form of bondage mainly practiced by advanced BDSMers.
Risks of suspension bondage
Suspension bondage carries risks. This is because it is more likely that if you do not tie and hang someone properly, this person will fall with his head on the ground . Nerves can also pinch and the risk of fainting is greater. Only practice this form if you know what you are doing and have a lot of experience with bondage.
Learning to fascinate
Learning to fascinate are shackles made of leather . These cuffs are available in both hand and ankle cuffs. But there are also leather arm cuffs, leather cuffs for your wrist and neck, or neck and handcuffs. The models from this category are very suitable to use if you are experiencedwith BDSM. Because these products are made of leather, you pay more than if you buy a metal handcuff or a pair of plush cuffs. Leather cuffs are strong and last a long time.
Metal cuffs are cuffs best used by experienced BDSMers. These models leave quite a few traces during and after use, especially if you go rough. Because these cuffs are tight around the wrist , they easily cut into your skin. This can leave scratches and bruises on your submissive's skin. The products from this category are very suitable for SM enthusiasts. With these cuffs you have control over the body of your submissive and you also cause pain.
Satin cuffs are shackles made of satin. These models are very suitable for use as a beginner in the field of BDSM or if you want to experiment as a couple. These products are soft for your skin, you can tie them as you want and you can also attach them to anything. Does your partner not like losing control? Then you can release the cuffs again. Satin cuffs are mainly used to tie the wrists, but they can be used for anything.
Plush cuffs are great for beginners to BDSM and couples who like to experiment. These cuffs do not close as easily as, for example, satin cuffs, but they are also soft for the skin because of the material. Plush buoys will not leave marks.
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