Door jam cuffs - wrist and ankle cuffs by Sportsheets - review by kendra30752

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Door jam cuffs

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Hanging from a door can be fun, but these may be best left for the taller of us.

For the couple who's new to bondage or the couple who's been B.F.F. with bondage, these do seem to always have something fun in store for everybody. My partner and I have had more fun, sex and laughter with these than we have with the Door Sling. Just hanging from the door sometimes, is all a girl really needs. These can be used to play in so many ways.
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Pros:
Super easy.
Fun.
Low maintenance.
Cons:
Nothing really.
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review

Use

The Door Jam Cuffs are basically two handcuffs with a plastic bar on them, taking them from just cuffs to cuffs you can hang yourself from the door with. Or, for some, the Door Jam Cuffs are just a kind of mini version of the Door Jam Sling, which comes with a seat.

The Door Cuffs are definitely more of a couple's product, but if you're the type of person who would enjoy hanging from the door alone, that would be a reason to buy these I suppose. However, this is not a product you could use alone in all honesty, and it's definitely pretty impossible to use this solo while masturbating! I do not advise using them alone as you could get up there and not be able to get down. You could always slide a chair under you, but that's not infallible. I don't see much of a reason why someone would want to use these alone.

Their best for the couple who's interested in door sex. If you're tired of the old being cuffed to the bed, upgrade and get cuffed to the top of your bedroom door instead. I would say these are a good product to try if you're interested in the Door Sling, but want to be sure first. However, I think I would just advise you to spend the extra 20-something dollars and get the Sling. In my opinion, the experience isn't close enough to the Sling. It's similar in that you're hanging from a door, but with these you're only hanging by your wrists.

These are also fantastic for couples who like BDSM. You can go light and simply hang your lovie to the door, or you can go hardcore and hang your lovie to the door while spanking, whipping, flogging, shocking or just teasing. These simple cuffs do have a lot of fun benefits for a fiesty couple. Both men and women can be restrained via these cuffs. They will fit a variety of sizes and prove to have more than one use, although I can't say everyone will find the other uses worth a crap.

Note: When your wrists are restrained and held above your head (especially with any pulling on the wrists) for a good period of time, you need to be aware of your circulation. Take a break if necessary.

Throw in a blindfold and you're really in for a surprise, or your partner is one. See, there are plenty of ways to make hanging from a door fun!
    • Bdsm
    • Couples
    • Suspension

Design / Craftsmanship / Material / Size / Fit

The Door Jam Cuffs are simple, but far better made than I'd expected. I think this has been my experience with every Sportsheets product I own, but upon first trying these, I just knew the cuffs would un-velcro and bam. I'd be on the floor. I have expected that with the Door Sling and these, but they always seem to surpass my expectations. This is some heavy-duty velcro!

To "install," these simply slide over the door, between door frame and the actual door. As you see in my photos, you have to have a small space between door and frame or the weights will just slide right through. The door in my photo has much too wide of a space between it and the frame, this gives you an idea of what not to do. Thankfully, we have other doors that don't have a big space between them and the frame.

The tube/weight can be slid over the inner or outer part of the door, depending on where you want to be. It's recommended that you place them on whichever side will not leave you close to a wall, just in case an accident happens. I prefer being on the inside of the room, so I slid the weights over the outside of the door, leaving the cuffs hanging inside the room. Then the door has to be shut. Don't forget that part! You can even lock the door for a more secure... hang. This is especially important if your feet don't totally reach the floor when you're cuffed. You wouldn't want the door flying open and squishing you like a bug. Or someone coming in and catching you in your birthday suit, restrained to a door!

With such easy installing and removing, these are wonderfully simple and hassle-free. Below shows what a cuff hung from a door looks like, but keep in mind the photo was taken with the cuff on a door that is not properly fitted to the frame for the cuffs to stay put. There is about 3" of space between this door and the frame. You need an almost entirely closed space here. As long as the space is smaller than the tube weights, you should be good.







The design is so simple. It's just a soft, slightly furry wrist cuff with a nylon strap attached. At the end of this nylon strap, it's sewn in a loop. In the loop slides a clear, somewhat squishy plastic tube. On both ends of the tubes are black, somewhat squishy caps. This design is almost identical to the way the Door Sling's design is in that it is a cuff with a tube that slides over the top of the door. However, the Door Sling has metal tubing instead of plastic like these. I suppose that's due to the Sling having a seat and more straps to hold up.



All Materials Used
The materials of the Door Jam Cuffs include: Velcro, a metal D-ring, Nylon strap, plastic tubing and plastic caps on end of tubes, faux-fur, velvety-feeling lining. The metal D-ring is not removable without cutting the nylon. However, you can easily attach something else to this ring. On EF's product page, it says they're made of neoprene as well as nylon. I'm not sure, but there's not other part of the cuffs that are not definitely made of either plastic tubes, faux-fur, metal or Velcro. Where's the neoprene? These don't have an inner padding, so I say there's no neoprene.


The cuffs are a nice velvety-furry black material, and soft as can be. Okay, things could always be softer, so that's a lie. These are just real soft. There's no padding or "plushness" to them at all.

Both the inner and outer portion of the cuffs are lined in this faux-fur.

There's a tiny tag with "Sportsheets" embroidered on it in gold lettering on the outer part of the cuff. It doesn't come in contact with your skin. If you dislike it for whatever reason, it can be trimmed off without damaging the product.


The black plastic caps come off and slip out of the nylon strap. I think this is for cleaning purposes.


The entire cuff, not velcroed, but laid open and flat measures 15" long.
The velcro strip -- also known as the soft part of the velcro --alone measures just about 6" long.
The grabby part of the velcro strip -- also known as the "rough" part --) on the actual cuff measures barely over 4" long.

The cuff width is 2".


This means the cuffs fit a very wide variety of wrists. I personally think I have very small wrists, they measure 5 1/2" around. Maybe that's average, but looks small to me. The velcro will go even smaller though and still velcro. As you'll notice in my photos, I have a lot of left-over velcro strip hanging off.

These also fit my partner's wrists just fine. His are much bigger than mine, so I'm positive these will fit almost anybody. If you're unsure if they'll fit your wrists properly, just measure your wrists and look at my above measurements to be sure they fall in those ranges.

The nylon strap, the part that's attached to the cuff and the plastic tube, measures 9" long, not including the plastic tube because it will be over the door anyways and won't make a difference. Then, where the D-ring is creates a sort of gap between cuff and nylon strap. This small space is only an inch wide.

The nylon strap that attaches to the cuffs is 1 1/2" wide and plenty sturdy.


I would say about anybody could use these unless they have a condition that would cause pain or injury due to being held up by the wrists. Arthritic hands may find that this is their enemy. I was unable to find any information on maximum weight to be used on the cuffs. I don't know what Sportsheets was thinking, but I think that's a pretty important bit of information to make available. Of course many people won't have their weight held up by the cuffs, but there are plenty of shorties like me who will. However, I weigh 93 pounds and the cuffs show no give, and the velcro does not threaten to un-velcro while holding my weight. I would advise being very careful though, if you're so short that your feet won't reach the ground while using these, like me.

I'm 5 2" and these are not adjustable. So my feet are a few inches off the ground. Others who are taller will simply be standing up with their wrists attached to the door. In my opinion, it seems more fun to be up off the ground.
    • Fits comfortably
    • Velcro
    • Will fit most people

Performance

According to Sportsheets, these can also be used on the ankles. Yes, because hanging upside down by your ankles from a door is every girl's dream! I'm only kidding, of course they didn't intend for you to do that, but it would be funny. What they mean by using them on the ankles is by sliding the plastic tube under the bottom of the door, although this was a really silly and useless position for anything but sixty-nine since your genitals are so close the the door that it makes it really tough and not realistic for your partner to have room for intercourse.


When all your weight is being held by your little wrists, it tends to be a little rough on your wrists after a while. Wrapping my legs around my partner is helpful and takes some of the strain off my wrists. However, since there's a lot of pulling going on, it does leave me with red wrists. It's pretty comfortable considering your being held totally by your wrists. I expected this to hurt a lot more.

It doesn't cause me pain or terrible discomfort, but those with certain conditions like Arthritis, this part could be of concern. And those of you who chafe easily, it can happen, but that's going to happen no matter what kind of material is wrapped around your wrist.

Fun ways to put the Door Jam Cuffs to Use

Of course you can use the Door Jam Cuffs simply to restrain your partner and have sex, but you can also have your partner restrained to the door and perform oral sex. This is a very interesting position if you're short like me and your feet are off the ground during this. With your partner standing in front of you, you can rest your thighs on his shoulders to make things comfortable.

We find that oral is one of the best uses for my Door Cuffs, mostly because I'm so short that it's a tad hard for him to reach me for intercourse when I'm halfway up the door. It works, but does require a little extra work from us. However, if you find yourselves in this predicament, you can add something like a stack of pillows under your feet or even thick books like old phone books to add height while your partner is strapped to the door.

This phone book/pillow solution also works for the person who's too short and strapped to the door.

Under the door, as Sportsheets suggested. As I said, this was just totally awkward with my ankles strapped only inches away from the door. Being stuck on the floor with little room for us to do anything wasn't a turn on.

You can try to get even more creative with these, but I've found their use is pretty limited. To the door. Basically, anything you find that will hold those weights like the door will, will work.
    • Comfortable during use
    • Holds up to use well

Care and Maintenance

As with every Sportsheets product I've bought, these too come with no information on how to care for them. I am beginning to think Sportsheets is too worried about covering the entire packaging in nude photos of the product being used and forgetting to actually leave room for a little care and maintenance instruction.

So, as most of us have done with other products like the Doggie Style Strap or Door Jam Sling, washing this with a wet cloth or wet wipe is best. However, I am under the impression that they can be hand washed. Do so at your own risk though. The nylon straps will hold up fine to a washing machine, so I know they will withstand a hand-washing. They don't absorb liquids well and definitely haven't retained any odor after being wet. This doesn't mean the faux fur will withstand soaps. I happen to have furry blankets with a lot longer faux fur than these cuffs and I wash the throws/blankets on a delicate cycle and it's never hurt the fur at all. It looks brand new still, so I am not terribly worried about anything happening to the faux fur on my cuffs.

We haven't managed to get any bodily fluids on the wrist cuffs and they don't come in contact with either of our genitals, so I've not gotten overly concerned about washing them well. If I feel the need to do so in the future, I will hand wash with an anti-bacterial soap.

As for storage, that's the easiest part of all. Simply toss them in a drawer, small to large purse, toy box, or anywhere else your little heart desires. You can just wad the straps up and fit them anywhere without damage occurring.

I store mine in a box I made specifically for my Sportsheets products. Since this doesn't catch the eye, it's been left in the open without my company having questions. In fact, I had my Door Sling, I like It Doggie Style Strap and these cuffs on the couch while getting them together for photographing when a friend came by. He looked and didn't think anything about the pile of nylon lying there.

However, upon close inspection, you can tell they're cuffs, so that could give it away. You can still travel with these without problem since they'll fit in any purse or luggage. As I said in my Door Sling review, you could even take these along with you to spice up the motel's otherwise boring door -- except these only weight 8.2 ounces, so they'll be a lighter load to carry.

These are totally low maintenance both when it comes to using and storing. They're easier to store than some of my sex toys are!
    • Easy to store

Packaging

As with every Sportsheets product I've bought, this came in trashy, tacky and non-useful-for-storage-or-anything-else-for-that-matter packaging. The package, if I recall correctly, had photos of a nearly nude couple using the door cuffs, with little instruction on how to care and such information. The package was plastic and clear with a thin piece of paper. The paper inside shows through of course, and it says "keeping couple connected" and "restraint play" on the front.

If you must gift this, you could always open it, toss the paper and try sealing it back up. However, I don't remember 100%, but I'm pretty sure using scissors to open the plastic was required. I honestly would never gift this because with packaging -- ew, and without packaging -- the person may wonder if it's used? Best to just buy them something else.

Besides being pretty vulgar, the packaging is no use for storage since the straps don't need protection against other materials and the package just takes up more space than the cuffs.

I do recommend doing something extra to keep the two cuffs together. You don't want to lose one only to go to use them and find you have one un-cuffed wrist. Like I said, after accumulating a pretty decent pile of restraint-type items, I made my own box from magazine pages. This has kept me from losing anything. However, you can always velcro the cuffs together and toss in a drawer. This will keep them together.
    • Minimal
    • Not discreet

Experience

My partner and I really enjoy the Door Jam Cuffs, although they've been replaced with my Pleasure Swing on many occasions. We do like that it's easy to put them up and they're removable without leaving damage to the door. Still though, I have to say I prefer a huge screw sticking out of my ceiling if it means getting to use my Pleasure Swing. These certainly aren't as fun as the swing, but being restrained to the door, with my feet off the ground is a lot of fun.

I do have to say, it seems crazy that Sportsheets did not make these with an adjustable length like they did with the door sling. I mean, did they really think the average person is as tall as a door? Maybe I'm wrong, but there are just as many people in the 5 2" height range as any other height, if not more. 5 2" is pretty average for females, I think. So perhaps Sportsheets just forgot to add adjusters to this, kind of like they forgot to include a lick of information about them.

If you're planning to buy these though, you should be aware of your height and know before hand whether or not you'll be hanging from the door or reach the ground. For me, I'm okay hanging and it's fun to wrap my legs around my partner's waist or shoulders to spice things up, but this isn't going to be comfortable, worth it or possible for every person.

We've had a lot of fun with the Door Cuffs. When we first hung them on the door though, and my partner and I stood on the side of the door with the cuffs, we looked up and were puzzled. We were both contemplating how the hell we'll get me up there! He finally picked me up and hung me, and we had fun.

While the cuffs are on me and I'm hanging from the door, I cannot get them off on my own. That could be a problem for others. I think it would be easier to remove them myself had my feet actually touched the ground. If I were just desperate though, I think I may be able to use my teeth to remove the velcro. While in use though, they don't just come undone, which is good definitely or else I'd hit the floor randomly.

I like that I'm able to attach my partner to the door and do as I please. He's able to reach the ground though.

These are fun for the couple who can use them without issues, but for a lot of people I think they'll just be too much of a hassle. And then you have those of us who upgrade to a sex swing and have little use left for these.
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