Under the bed restraint system - restraints by Sportsheets - review by kendra30752

  • Christmas shipping schedule
Purchase details
Our Price : $54.99
In stock

 

Free shipping - orders $39.00+
Ships today - order by 2:00 PM EST.
EdenPoints: Get 270 points for this item
 
 
( 1229 users added this item )
 
 
Product info

Add resource

Cuff em' and do as you please.

Whether you're planning to kiss, nibble and tickle your restrainee or spank, bite and flog, this is one very entertaining way to go about it. My partner and I can simply restrain one another and do as we please whether we're in the mood for something hard or something light and more teasing. The restraint system will likely have a special place under every couple's mattress. Absolutely, positively worth the price!
Published:
Pros:
Easy to install.
Fit multiple sized beds and people.
So entertaining.
Fabulous durability.
Cons:
Could sparkle and come in pink? Kidding.
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review

Use

Under the bed restraint system is the handiest restraint system available, in my opinion. From those who haven't experienced much beyond a set of old metal hand cuffs to the most hardcore BDSMers, I truly think this system has its own special place under everyone's mattress.

Being simple and easy to "install," I would even recommend this to someone who's never installed such a product, since quite honestly, I personally hadn't ever installed a restraint system to my bed before using this, and my partner and I had it down and ready to go in less than ten minutes. And before you say ten minutes is too long know this: the bed we use it on is queen size. I've also put this to the test on my itty-bitty day-bed and found it useable! And installing it to a day-bed takes about three minutes.

Clearly this system is for restraining a partner to the bed, so I can't really say it's a product designed for everyone, but more so for couples. I don't know how many people would want to restrain their own selves to a bed, so we'll stick with this is a couple's item.

Depending on how you use this and what other types of BDSM play you include, it can be a light or heavy restraint system.
    • Bdsm
    • Couples

Design / Craftsmanship / Material / Size / Fit

I'll do my best to describe the design of the restraint system. I've included photos to hopefully help you understand me. Since I've used this restraint system both on a day-bed (twin sized mattress) and a queen-sized, I want to include that information as well. You see, I've read that this system only works on queen/king sized mattresses, but that's not true. If this worked on my day-bed, it'll work on about any mattress. So I'm confident enough to say you can use this on a small or large bed. It's going to be more comfortable on a large bed and it's going to go on a little differently, but I'll explain.




This is basically a total of 4 cuffs (2 ankles and 2 wrists) and a whole lot of nylon strapping, which is kind of overwhelming when you first see it. Once you've looked closer, there's little else to think about. It's not time consuming or confusing. The hardest part about "installation" for me is lifting the blasted mattress.

How to install the restraint system
No matter what size bed you're putting this on, it'll go on under the mattress. Simply lift the mattress, or if you're me, simply get your partner to lift the mattress while you place the restraint system underneath.

Locate the two ankle restraints once your mattress is lifted. Worry about getting the ankle cuffs (or you can do the wrist cuffs first, it doesn't matter) in place and the rest will be easy to put on. For the ankle cuffs, pile the straps on the center of the bed and let the ankle (or wrist) cuffs dangle off at the corners. Do the same for the all cuffs and you've basically got all your straps in place.

Now you need to make sure the long strap that runs down the middle and the straps that attach the cuffs to this middle one are straight and not twisted. This way your cuffs will go on without twisting of the straps. Think putting on your bra. You just don't want your straps twisted.

On a king or queen-sized bed, the complete system will look like an "I" under your mattress. If it looks like this, you've done things correctly.

There is a metal D-ring on the middle strap, which connects the cuff straps and the 2 vertical straps to the middle "connector strap." This connector strap is 60" long and obviously, is the part that runs the length of the mattress, in the middle.

Put your mattress back on. But say you have on of those thick mattress toppers. You could place the restraint system under it rather than having to pick up your mattress. Things will be more secure if they're under the mattress though, but if for some reason you cannot lift your mattress you can go this route.

Once the mattress is on, the restrainee should lie on the bed while the restrainer adjusts the cuff straps to properly restrain the person. Different sizes will vary. For instance, I'm 5 2" and when I'm the one being restrained, we need to adjust the cuff lengths shorter than when my partner is being restrained.

The good thing about this is once it's under the mattress, you won't need to lift it again to adjust. You'll simply use the adjusters located on each cuff to personalize your fit.

Installing on a small bed such as a day-bed

There's little difference between installing this system on a huge bed and a small bed. The only difference is the way you'll place the straps under the mattress. Instead of the straps all creating an "I" shape, on a small bed like a day-bed, the straps will be in the shape of two Y's. Looking at my photos, you'll notice this. It will be a Y near the bottom of the bed -- instead of the straight line you'll get with a big bed -- and another Y at the very top. Simple! This is because the straps are made long enough for a large bed, so when you put them on a much smaller one, the cuff straps won't be placed so far apart to create the "I," but instead create two Y's. Am I losing you yet?

No matter what size bed you're putting the system on, it will work the same way. You'll have the 4 cuffs hanging from under the mattress.

You may have excess strap hanging if you're using this on a smaller bed, but those can be tucked inside the mattress.

Strap measurements

All straps are made of a sturdy nylon, which will hold up to years of use, and a lot of wear. The nylon straps all measure just less than 1" wide. The cuff straps measure 59 1/2" from the D-ring in middle that attaches all straps together to the very end of the cuff strap. Keep in mind it's not the strap itself that is adjustable, but the cuffs. So the strap length never changes, but you're able to move the cuffs to the exact length needed, which is handy. The cuffs can slide all the way to the end of the straps or all the way to the middle and everywhere in between. Of course you'll never need to slide them all the way to the middle because that would put them under your mattress with the D-ring. But this does mean you have plenty of length to adjust to whatever size needed. I can't imagine these not being long or short enough for any person. The same measurements go for both wrist and ankle cuffs since they work the same way.

The cuffs


The wrist cuffs are only half as long as the ankles, since most of our ankles are bigger around than our wrists. My ankles measure almost 8" around and the ankle cuffs measure a total of 15" long. These fit both me and my partner with extra room, and are made exactly like the wrist cuffs besides the length. Everything else, besides length are designed exactly the same for all the cuffs. They all attach with keychain and swivel clasps and nylon straps.


The cuffs are just like the cuffs that come on the Door Jam Cuffs. They're 2" wide. They're lined faux fur (both inside and out) that feels velvety. These cuffs velcro. The soft velcroing strip measures almost 5 1/2" long and the rough velcro almost 4" long. The entire ankle cuff measures 15" long, laid open and not velcroed of course. This will fit tiny to large wrists and ankles. The wrists measure 10" long.

I think my wrists and ankles are pretty small, but I could be wrong. My wrists measure 5 1/2" around, and my ankles measure almost 8" around. The restraints fit both me and my partner while still having room.

*Continued below*
    • Fits comfortably
    • Velcro
    • Well made / sturdy

Performance

*Continued...*


The outside has a 1" wide strip of nylon on one side of the cuff (looking at it opened up, not velcroed) and the other side of the outside cuff has a 1" strip of the rough part of velcro. In between these two strips is a loop in the nylon strip, which holds a keychain. The keychain is slid onto a swivel clip. The other end of the clasp it slides onto another keychain, which is attached to the D-ring in the middle of the system. all four ankle and wrists straps are done this way. The swivel cord and keychain combination is handy because it makes the entire set removable. This makes it possible to put the system in the washing machine and leave the cuffs out, or take it apart for any other reason you may wish to do so.

Sewed onto one side of the faux fur part, under the nylon strip of the cuffs have a tiny tag with "Sportsheets" embroidered in gold lettering. This is on the outside of the cuff and shouldn't be a bother, but can easily be cut off.

There are four black, plastic slidey adjusters, which are sturdy. They're located on the cuffs and have tiny teeth-like things to help hold in place.






PERFORMANCE

The bed restraint system is perfectly comfortable during use. I was the firt of us to be restrained, and my partner kept asking if I was sure I was still comfortable in them after an hour. He's able to pull the adjusters so tight that my arms and legs cannot move at all, or close! But you can also loosen the adjusters to leave your partner some wiggle room. Having my arms pulled as far out as they'd go and my legs done the same didn't cause any issues for long term use. The cuffs are comfortable and haven't left my skin red or irritated.

Besides spreading your partner as wide as they'll go, you can also pull the wrist cuffs up over the top of the mattress instead the side, and do the same for the feet. This will put their arms straight above their head and their legs completely closed! My partner doesn't ever turn down the option of placing mine as far apart as possible, but if you wanted to really tease your lovie, you could do this.

After your partner is restrained, there's millions of kinky, painful, sexy things you can do to them. This is the part where you get creative, but I'll give a few basic ideas:

- Oral sex. One of our favorite parts of sex is oral. My partner really enjoys doing this while I'm restrained and can't wiggle or flinch. Plus the cuffs keep your legs apart. You can also perform oral sex while being restrained. Your mouth ain't restrained! Unless you've gone to measures to make that happen too, which you could with a gag.

- Intercourse. Of course. Having sex while one partner is restrained is fun, but it seems like we always end up releasing my feet during the middle of sex because you can be more rough when your legs are being held by your partner instead.

- Teasing, whipping, ect. You can even throw in a blindfold to throw your partner off some. This is a great time to drag out the whips, ticklers, floggers and paddles and spiky rollers! I mean, what's the restrainee really gonna do about it?

- And one of our favorites: him restrained and giving oral. Whenever and however I happen to demand it!

-Him restrained and me standing over him, taking my sweet time to undress or just bend over and shake my hiney.

-Him restrained and receiving oral.

-Him restrained and me stradling him either facing him or facing away. Both positions are fun and totally different from the typical doggie style. Most of the time we undo his wrists to finish in this position though, since he can lift me while I'm facing away.

The system will hold up well to all of these things and more, even when the restrainee is pulling and tugging. I'm unable to get loose at all when pulled to tightly, and so is he. When loosened though, you can manage to break free.
    • Comfortable during use

Care and Maintenance

As with every Sportsheets product I have, this came with little information. I personally haven't needed to clean mine since the majority of it is under the mattress and the rest doesn't come in contact with genitals or bodily fluids. However, when the time comes, this can be cleaned with a wet wash cloth and left to air dry. The nylon straps don't absorb liquids easily and do not retain odors after being wet.

I have considered it, and when the time comes, I'm probably going to disconnect the keychains and swivel clips and toss this in the washing machine on delicate or either hand wash it in warm water and mild detergent. I've washed other items with nylon straps before with no damage, so I doubt this will damage, and I also doubt it'll need extensive or often cleaning.

As for the cuffs, I won't put them in the washing machine, but if placed inside a lingerie bag or even pillow case, I think they might be okay. You can always hand wash those if necessary.



Due to this being mostly made of nylon straps, it's pretty easy to store. Of course there's a lot of long straps, but it can stay hidden under the mattress at all times by simply tucking the cuffs when not in use.

It's not extremely bulky, but will take up a little drawer space. It fits perfectly in a medium sized tote I have when I want to carry this out of the house. You can just wad/fold up the straps, cram it and go. It can also be stored in a box made just for it, but under the mattress is more realistic if you're going to use it often.

As for travel, you could travel with this if you really wanted to. I personally haven't ever lugged it out on vacation with us, and don't plan to. It's not something necessary for sex and would be too much trouble for me to put on a hotel mattress just for a weekend romp. You could stick it in your suitcase and it'd fit along with your clothing though. Just don't forget it in a hotel!


Made in USA.
    • Easy to store

Packaging

This comes packaged very similarly to other Sportsheets products -- very trashy, covered in risky photographs. The container is a plastic, non-useful "clamshell" type of thing that snaps open and shut. Inside is the thin paper with all the pictures on it. You could simply un-snap the plastic, remove crappy paper and re-snap to gift it, but then it kind of makes it look either used or strange without any information as to what it is. So gifting is out of the question for me. I'd just choose something classier.

The container is not good for storage since it'll take up extra space, and most of us keep this under the mattress anyways.

Sportsheets keeps forgetting to add information about their product on the packaging, or even on their website. It would be appreciated, but we just have to wing it I suppose.

The paper insert shows a photo of a strange woman, barely dressed and restrained, as well as a man barely dressed and restrained.

It says "under the bed restraint system" and "turn your bed into a bondage playground." It also says "includes 4 cuffs, four 60" restraint straps, one 60" connector strap." Then it has a tiny picture showing how it goes on the bed.
    • Not discreet
    • Recyclable

Experience

My partner and I always enjoy how much fun we have taking turns restraining each other. With something so simple, and something that's always at our hands to use, it's definitely handy. Sometimes we'll strap each other down and tease, and sometimes we'll play rough, then there are times where I'll tie him up and just have a wild, crazy and humorous time before sex. I guess our foreplay is weird. I do enjoy tying him up, having his full attention (you know, cause he really doesn't have another option) and doing whatever I dang well please. And there's always something new you can do to surprise your restrainee.

He enjoys restraining me and performing oral and/or teasing me with one of my toys. Most often when he's tied up, he prefer having his hands free to grab though, but it's fun having the authority to decide just when he does that. He's restrained me on my stomach before and kissed/licked my back and neck as well as slapped my hiney in the process.

For us, I'd say this is a "must-have" product. While we don't use it every single time we have sex, it's totally entertaining when we do.

My partner and I own a slew of other Sportsheets products including the Door Jam Cuffs, the Door Jam sling, the Sex Sling and the I Like It Doggie Style Strap. Our very favorite sex aid/furniture type of product is the Pleasure Swing though, so it was tough to really have a desire to choose the Door Jam products when he had the swing. However, no matter how many times we have sex in a swing, it's not the same as being restrained to the bed, spread wide and licked, spanked and kissed (or vice versa.) This is about as valuable to us as the swing since it's really not like anything else.
This content is the opinion of the submitting contributor and is not endorsed by EdenFantasys.com
Become a Reviewer. Get free toys. Enjoy Special Deals
Do you like this review?
Comments
  • Whisper21
    Whisper21  
    This is the best most detailed review on any product I've ever seen. Great job!
  • LoneOokami
    LoneOokami  
    Thanks for the review.
  • Rod Ronald
    Rod Ronald  
    Thanks for the review
  • Hodown
    Hodown  
    Thank you
  • captainsgirl
    captainsgirl  
    awesome review!
  • cowboywill87
    cowboywill87  
    Thanks for the review.
  • discotits
    discotits  
    Wonderful review! Thank you so much for providing all the deeets. I totally need one of these...
  • Hentialover
    Hentialover  
    I love this! I can't wait to try it out. Thanks for the wonderful review.
Forum
Discussion Posts Last Update
Under the bed restraint system 8
Best restraint system on EdenFantasys? 2
How much resistance will this hold 4
Bed Straps 41
Thank you for viewing Under the bed restraint system – restraints review page!