Handcuffs Versus Old Fashioned Rope

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Handcuffs Versus Old Fashioned Rope

briluminary briluminary 08/09/2011

I honestly would consider the idea of bondage with something more like rope over the idea of handcuffs because with handcuffs it seems to simplistic, and I prefer something more drastic, what do you think?

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Ghost Ghost
I hate handcuffs, but leather cuffs are ok. I prefer rope. The time it takes to make a good weave really builds anticipation.
08/09/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
I just find cuffs far sexier than rope!
08/09/2011
Sir Sir
Actually, handcuffs are just as old fashioned as rope. Though used in different parts of the world, I believe same time periods.

Anyway, I do not have a preference. Both serve their purposes well, and I like both.
08/09/2011
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
We prefer leather cuffs.
08/09/2011
xylia xylia
yea rope feels more comfortable plus it fits perfect
08/09/2011
Eva Schwaltz Eva Schwaltz
I like cuffs, but I like the cuffs with a D-ring and you can put rope through and tie to anything.
08/09/2011
SiNn SiNn
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ropes fun cuffs r better
08/09/2011
sarki sarki
Soft cuffs are best
08/09/2011
systematicweasel systematicweasel
I like cuffs but I'll use Rope too ^^
08/09/2011
BrianBoy BrianBoy
BOTH! Rope has a certain spontaneous charm and cuffs well, I like those worn all the time.
08/09/2011
Pixel Pixel
I prefer rope over metal handcuffs. I've torn my wrists to shreds straining against cuffs during a scene. It's not exactly a fun thing. Besides, rope feels wonderful against the skin and leaves such pretty marks!
08/09/2011
jjonk jjonk
i would think the rope would hurt
08/09/2011
Mr. E Mr. E
We prefer the comfort and convenience of our leather or assorted velcro style cuffs. For us, anything is better than metal handcuffs.
08/09/2011
LostBoy988 LostBoy988
As much as I like cuffs, rope can be delightful if the person knows what they are doing.
08/10/2011
dawnkye dawnkye
I think the anticipation of ropes is sexy.
08/10/2011
Vanessa Weiss Vanessa Weiss
I answered "rope" because I thought this question pertained to metal, police-style handcuffs. If you mean the leather bondage/BDSM wrist/ankle cuffs my answer may have been different.
08/11/2011
sugar and spice sugar and spice
Really, I'm ecstatic about bondage of any kind.
Rope is fun and very versatile. I think aesthetically it's pretty damn hot as well. Cuffs could be fun in certain situations. All depends on what you are trying to do. No reason you can't mix it up and use both, depending on your mood.
08/14/2011
Booktease Booktease
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Since I have the rope tying skills of a drunken sailor, I would say cuffs. But I wouldn't mind learning some tying tricks someday.
08/14/2011
Sunshineamine Sunshineamine
Cuffs are sexier.
08/15/2011
sktb0007 sktb0007
cuffs
08/15/2011
Princess-Kayla ♥ Princess-Kayla ♥
I love leather cuffs a lot.
But I've always wanted to try it with rope too.
I think cuffs are more ascetically pleasing though.
08/15/2011
carenautilus carenautilus
Oh, definitely rope. I love rope. It's versatile, and it just looks gorgeous on my lover's skin.
08/23/2011
Miss Morphine Miss Morphine
I enjoy rope and leather cuffs; metal cuffs are a no go.
08/23/2011
tickle me pink tickle me pink
I like both, but I prefer neckties or some other type of cloth to be tied up with. I might like handcuffs more once I buy a pair that doesn't have that little safety lock on it.
08/23/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
I prefer cuffs. I know they may not always be comfortable, and for most positions rope would be better, but I like the image of cuffs.
08/24/2011
Diabolical Kitty Diabolical Kitty
Rope Rope Rope Rope Rope (oh) did I mention Rope? I'm a good old ropie!
08/28/2011
Miss Nessa Miss Nessa
Cuffs!! I'd love to try japanses rope! but I have no idea how to tie it.
08/31/2011
Liz2 Liz2
We are not girl scouts or boy scouts and we are a disaster in knots, resulting in cutting rope; so good cuffs all the way!
08/31/2011
Kkay Kkay
There isn't a 'both' option, heh.

To me cuffs are good for sturdiness and convenience, and the weight of the leather speaks to a part of my hind-brain that the rope usually doesn't.

Rope, though, has that lovely draw against the skin, the personalization of being hand-tied, and the sexiness of competence. I liked that moment when I realized that my husband's rock-climbing hobby translated over.
08/31/2011
Sex'и'Violence Sex'и'Violence
All about the police style metal cuffs!
08/31/2011
AndroAngel AndroAngel
Rope is safer between the two, metal cuffs can tear into wrists if you thrash too much... Rope has a tendency to take more work than I like to tie it fancy, though, so plain soft cuffs are best of all. Neck Ties are also good.
08/31/2011
Jimmy Stevenson Jimmy Stevenson
I like leather cuffs.
09/04/2011
JGrey JGrey
I like rope -but that is just me
12/06/2011
C-Rae C-Rae
BOTH! I tie her down with whatever I can find to be honest haha
12/06/2011
FruityCloudPuff FruityCloudPuff
Rope seems more dominating and less role playing to me. I prefer rope.
03/22/2012
SexysaurousRex SexysaurousRex
cuffs are nice but they can hurt a lot if you or your partner isn't doing it right. rope too for that matter, but i'm partial to rope cause of its feel. and i think its more classic.
03/24/2012
corsetsaurus rex corsetsaurus rex
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Originally posted by Pixel
I prefer rope over metal handcuffs. I've torn my wrists to shreds straining against cuffs during a scene. It's not exactly a fun thing. Besides, rope feels wonderful against the skin and leaves such pretty marks!
HUGE Second on what pixel says about the marks! Rope is also more versatile and useful for all-over binding, so I much prefer it to cuffs (especially metal cuffs).
03/24/2012
nosrslylol nosrslylol
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Cuffs are awesome.
03/25/2012
Tangles Tangles
I really like cuffs. They're easy and often come with an emergency release so you don't get caught up in any nasty situations.
03/26/2012
CindyH CindyH
perfer cuffs over rope
03/26/2012
Missmarc Missmarc
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I think rope is more erotic.
03/26/2012
MrGoodTool MrGoodTool
Cuffs, but not metal
03/28/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
Though I am crazy for rope but cuffs can be more practical sometimes, so I voted for them... ^^
03/29/2012
blixa blixa
I'm not wild about cuffs or collars, I find rope, though not necessarily erotic on its own, really soothing and enjoyable to work with. Tying partners up is a blast, and I enjoy how rope feels on my body much more -- the fact that whoever's tying can adjust tightness and positioning for comfort is a big plus for me.
03/29/2012
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
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Cuffs!
03/30/2012
bison bison
Cuffs for sure
03/30/2012
plaidvulva plaidvulva
The feel and look of ropes just gets me super horny. Cuffs are fine (and are just about all I've used), but they lack that oomph that rope gives me.
03/30/2012
Ashley2012 Ashley2012
i find cuff sexier than ropes. i think its the whole rope burn thing thats a turn off for me. cuffs are sexy.
03/30/2012
SadoMas SadoMas
cuffs annnnd ropess
04/08/2012
MissCandyland MissCandyland
Cuffs
04/08/2012
TheParrishism TheParrishism
I like ropes myself
04/15/2012
ScarletFox ScarletFox
I am personally a fan of both.
04/19/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
I tend more towards cuffs, mostly because they're easier and faster. Rope can be fun though, but I couldn't pick both.
04/20/2012
oopsy oopsy
I like the raw feeling of rope!
04/20/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I have cuffs, restraints, and rope but like my cuffs the best.
04/20/2012
Terri69 Terri69
I like my purple fuzzy cuffs.
04/20/2012
Various Various
Anything but metal handcuffs.
04/20/2012
momma22js momma22js
I love rope
04/29/2012
MR Chickhabit MR Chickhabit
handcuffs piss me off because i dislike metal on my skin.

japanese silk rope on the other hand...
05/02/2012
blackadeezee blackadeezee
I prefer rope to cuffs. I cant do metal cuffs but the padded ones are okay with me.
05/03/2012
Undead Undead
I like cuffs.
05/03/2012
kittenfacery kittenfacery
rope so far. not tried handcuffs yet. but i like the red marks rope leaves on my skin. :B
05/06/2012
TheSinDoll TheSinDoll
I love my leather cuffs. However, the more I learn about being on both sides of rope, the more it excites me.
05/08/2012
AnnMorette AnnMorette
Cuffs secured with rope. Best of both worlds.
05/13/2012
solitudinarian solitudinarian
Metal cuffs
+ fastest + secure - not very comfortable - not very versatile

Leather cuffs
+ fast + easy of use + quite versatile - can be expensive - easy to get out of w/o locks

Rope
+ most versatile + easiest to acquire - knowledge required - generally easy to get out of (or maybe that's just me) - generally time consuming

Take into account personal preference for look and feel.

I like them all... but rope if I had to pick.
05/15/2012
mmmmm mmmmm
cuffs
05/17/2012
Love Obsessed Love Obsessed
I like handcuffs particularly metal ones I can't really describe why I just like them.
05/17/2012
Kitka Kitka
I only voted "Cuffs" because I prefer to use my plushy velcro cuffs. I don't like metal handcuffs at all.
05/17/2012
Nirelan Nirelan
I'm a complete newb and thinking about trying some things....I would go with cuffs for sure to start with
05/18/2012
FHeemz FHeemz
Rope is always fun, more versatile!
06/05/2012
indiechick indiechick
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They are both good. I like cuffs more because they work better for all people where as some people don't do rope and I had learned to be flexible
06/05/2012
Claire-Bear Claire-Bear
I don't care for metal, but being tied up doesn't appeal to me much either unless a scene calls for it. I do think it's more drastic though.
06/05/2012
closed account closed account
I don't like handcuffs at all. Prefer leather restraint cuffs, rope, satin ties...just about anything besides handcuffs. They dont' have the same visual appeal, and are not comfortable. They are also not safe if they aren't easy to release, it's not like u can cut through them with scissors.
06/05/2012
AshMegYo AshMegYo
I want to try cuffs before actual rope..
06/24/2012
Chami Chami
I love cuffs
06/25/2012
null null
Rope! I don't like cuffs at all.
06/25/2012
Faeya Faeya
I can do leather cuffs, but we usually use rope. I have bad wrists/hands, so neither Dragon nor I can imagine trying to put something with no give around them. I need to be able to at least flex them easily or I'll be in the wrong kind of pain really quickly.
07/02/2012
EdenUser EdenUser
Cloth cuffs look best to me.
07/02/2012
Gdom Gdom
I prefer rope for a number of reasons, but I think that its versatility is one of its best qualities. Sure, handcuffs work if you just want to restrain wrists and ankles to each other or to bedposts and such, but I usually like my bondage a bit more complicated than that. Handcuffs just can't do thighs, upper arms, or chest harnesses and that's a pretty big con. Of course, I'd have no problem using handcuffs if it fit the scene better; I just have a strong preference for rope all things being equal.
07/18/2012
Experiment Experiment
Cuffs are easier
07/18/2012
RadRach RadRach
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I think both are great for different times... cuffs tend to be more painful simply bc of the metal... rope can still have the kinky effect while letting your wrists and ankles remain nice and comfy.
07/23/2012
geliebt geliebt
I like both, but I actually quite like leather cuffs
07/23/2012
Greenleaf Greenleaf
Between handcuffs (metal ones) and rope - rope! But I like softer cuffs *and* rope. :3
07/23/2012
chantalgiardina chantalgiardina
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cuffs
07/23/2012
Calypso05 Calypso05
I most prefer leather cuffs but I'll try anything.
07/25/2012
HannahPanda HannahPanda
I love cuffs, but rope has a nice old fashioned feel to it.
07/27/2012
MimiPhryxus MimiPhryxus
We use rope because my DaddyDom has a major rope fetish BUT
If it was me dominating another submissive I'd use cuffs (the leather kind preferably) because I don't have the patience to perform the knotwork.
08/01/2012
RomanticGoth RomanticGoth
Leather cuffs.
08/01/2012
Phantom2291 Phantom2291
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I'm more a fan of rope, giving my sub a bit more wiggle room. She, on the other hand, prefers cuffs. So we alternate.
08/04/2012
wes wes
i love cuff but cloth hand restraints leaves less bruises
08/04/2012
tortilla tortilla
prefer soft cuffs
09/11/2012
himynameissteph himynameissteph
Cuffs!
09/17/2012
AlleyKitten AlleyKitten
Definitely ropes!
09/19/2012
Glinteye Glinteye
ropes! but leather cuffs are also great
09/19/2012
MidnightStorm MidnightStorm
I prefer nylon or leather restraints of some sort (preferably lined). Ropes can be fun too, but I like the look of leather cuffs much more! I can't handle handcuffs though because they're often so unforgiving.
09/20/2012
NarcissisticLust NarcissisticLust
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Cuffs are much more convenient plus we never took the time to learn the knots.
09/20/2012
Lavendar Lavendar
I like rope more
09/30/2012
Boyfriend Boyfriend
cuffs
09/30/2012
remember.me remember.me
I prefer cuffs that are soft or other material that will not chafe because I have sensitive skin.
09/30/2012
Aishiteru Aishiteru
Rope is more versatile.
10/20/2012
amazon amazon
I love my new set of fresh wrist and ankle cuffs
12/20/2012
SecretKinksters SecretKinksters
Cuffs. Metal or leather.
12/20/2012
Cynoc Cynoc
Rope. More versatile.
12/20/2012
novanilla novanilla
Rope is versatile and has more of a raw, less manufactured feel to it.
12/22/2012
TheDP TheDP
Rope, it's not only what's for dinner, it's just a good time. Something about the skills required attracts me to it.
12/24/2012
nimr nimr
Both are cool, but I just haven't had the opportunity to practice doing rope stuff well, and I'm not that good at it. Fumbling with rope isn't very sexy.
12/24/2012
CaitieLynn CaitieLynn
Cuffs are just easier for me. I love using cuffs on the end of tethers.
12/26/2012
Heatherbipoly Heatherbipoly
cuffs til u get to know how to use a rope
12/26/2012
LunaDragon LunaDragon
cuffs
12/26/2012
FrustratedFemme FrustratedFemme
Cuffs. I have a sheriff fantasy.
12/27/2012
GirlOnGirl GirlOnGirl
I prefer leather cuffs cause I don't have enough patience for rope!
12/27/2012
kinksters kinksters
ropes..but preferably leather cuffs
01/05/2013
higs higs
Handcuffs hurt, ropes leave rope marks. Leather straps do neither!
01/05/2013
Cowgirl-Cutie Cowgirl-Cutie
Leather cuffs and rope
01/06/2013
karenm karenm
I prefer (fabric) cuffs, but I'm more into the restraint aspect than the visual one.
02/24/2013
Sima-pusya Sima-pusya
Cuffs
02/24/2013
chicmichiw chicmichiw
Cuffs!
02/24/2013
Hot4You Hot4You
I prefer cuffs because with rope, ties, scarves, etc, there's the possibility of causing harm/damage, especially if you don't know how to tie them correctly/in the right spot.
02/24/2013
OhMyGlob OhMyGlob
love rope
02/24/2013
spiced spiced
An "all of the above" option would have been good. My wife likes her soft leather cuffs, so if I feel like being nice that day, I'll put those on her. If I don't feel like being nice, she gets rope or handcuffs!

For me, it's either the leather cuffs or handcuffs; my wife couldn't tie knots to save her life!
03/04/2013
lolisadist lolisadist
Rope is more prettier in my opinion so I like to use that, and it leaves better marks
03/11/2013
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