It's like Being Tied Up - For Dummies

I wish this had been my first foray into bondage; it's just so simple and intuitive. I am sure that I will keep using this set in the years to come, even as a more advanced user, because the ease and simplicity are something that can never get old.
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Pros:
Great for novices, easy to use and adjust quickly, endless possibilities, wide variety of uses.
Cons:
Items don't match each other, extra bits are not of the best quality.
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review

Use

The Fetish Fantasy Series Light Pink Rope Cuff Set is an excellent set for beginners; it's pretty self-explanatory and simple. For those who are into more advanced rope techniques, this set could still provide interest, since there are endless ways you can use it.

There are two ties included, a shorter one for wrists, and a longer one for ankles. They are very adjustable, so just imagine the possibilities: you can tie legs instead of ankles, elbows instead of wrists, etc. The lengths can be played with by criss-crossing the ropes. You can hogtie someone, you can place the ropes around an object like a chair or bedrail. There are so many things you can try, and the beauty is that the looped ends don't tend to tangle, so it can be easier than using standard rope.

Design / Craftsmanship / Material / Size / Fit

The ropes themselves are quite sturdy, with just a small amount of give/bounce to them when jerked. The plastic bits that keep the cuffs looped are fairly thick and I think would stand up under normal use without cracking. The rope is quite soft and smooth against bare skin, without feeling too silky and slippery, and it stays in place pretty well. The length (22" for the wrist rope and 46" for the ankle rope) and thickness seem like they would suffice for most users; people under four feet in height might have some issues with the rope being a bit long, though that is easily remedied with a few tweaks. The ropes should last quite a while, they seem well-made.

Also included in this set are a ball gag and an eye mask. Curiously, both of these items are completely different shades of pink from each other and from the ropes. Personally, this didn't bother me, but it's worth mentioning that it won't be a completely matching set.

The ball gag is pretty standard; a small (1 3/4" diameter) ball attached around the head by a thin cotton cord with a plastic clip. The ball itself tastes pretty funky, but it's rubber, so what else can you really expect? It's not going to taste like chicken, but it's also not unbearably gross. I found the ball to be a bit on the small side for myself, but it's not so small that it's ineffective. The cord is a little flimsy, almost like a shoelace, and I don't feel it did a terribly good job of securing the gag behind the head.

The eye mask is a thin piece of pink nylon that kind of feels like slipping a windbreaker or scrap of umbrella on over your eyes. It's not terribly uncomfortable and doesn't block out the light, but I suppose it does the job covering your eyes, as long as the flimsy elastic that wraps around your head stays put. The quality is not very good though, and I can see it breaking very easily. Thankfully, this item is a "bonus" to the kit, and not one of the main components, so don't feel like you're getting ripped off.

Performance

The rope cuff set did exactly what I thought it would: be a simple and quick way to restrain somebody. The plastic clips and loops make it very customizable and effortless; I didn't have to struggle with unexpected knots or twists in the ropes, and everything went smoothly.

Experimenting was fun. I was able to use the cuffs in a variety of different ways, such as putting wrists and ankles through from the bottom of the clips, using only a single strand of rope, and seeing how much (or little) struggle it took to escape, wrapping the ropes around different objects to make escape more difficult, using the cuffs on different areas such as the calf or upper arm to provide different levels of restraint. The possibilities go on and on with this set.

I like that you can quickly change from one application of the ropes to another; if your partner feels a bit chafed or one position isn't working, it's very easy to switch it up and try something else.

Care and Maintenance

You can easily wash all items in this set in warm water with a bit of soap, though I wouldn't recommend throwing it all into the washing machine, as it would be too easily tangled. You could throw the blindfold and ropes into a delicates bag and not have to worry though. You can also simply wipe it all down with a damp cloth.

The ball gag can't be sterilized, but washing with antibacterial soap would be beneficial.

Packaging

The set comes in a cardboard box plastered with images of a scantily clad woman enjoying the set in all types of poses. Not very discreet, but I liked that the box was small enough that it held everything without being bulky. All of the items come individually wrapped in clear plastic baggies. There were no instructions and not very much information at all included.

Personal comments

Overall, I really liked the cuffs and even appreciated the ball gag that was included. The blindfold is a standard freebie and doesn't really affect my opinion of the set, which is mostly positive.
Follow-up commentary
While the freebie mask snapped almost immediately, the rope set itself has held up well. Washing has made the rope a little softer, almost fuzzier, but other than that it has maintained its original state quite well.
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    Thanks for the great review!
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