Tantric binding love - wrist and ankle cuffs by Cal Exotics - review by DreamWolf

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Tantric binding love

Wrist and ankle cuffs by

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Lovely...!

If you always wanted to own a Lelo cuff (or all of them, like I do), now here is the as cute version, being mind-blowingly affordable!

Though as being universal cuffs, they fit like a dream on my ankles, but on my wrists they are rather comfortably loose... Not to mention that it is as easy to slip them on as to slide out of them in an eye blink - and that may give a second thought to the more serious BDSM lovers about checking this wonderful looking little one out.
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Pros:
Adorably wonderful look, Versatile, Impeccable craftsmanship, Waterproof, Comfortable, Affordable
Cons:
Somewhat loose on my wrists, Hate the wrinkles on the ties, Rubbery cuffs are far from elegant
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review

Use

This adorable cuff, exactly the way its name says, is a universal restraint to ornament your graceful little wrists or ankles with it. Being mighty stretchy, it's snug enough around your ankles, and still tight enough to mean a usable item of bondage for your pleasure times. Add the delicate, red satiny ties to the setup, plus the half-heart shaped, lovely looking ring, and with the waterproof quality of the materials you've got an amazingly versatile accessory to enhance your mutual delight!

This is also an ideal first cuff for beginners, as the stretchiness ensures you about putting it on easy and taking it off with the same simplicity, allowing you to set your creativity free with the soft ties. Advanced users will probably think twice about owning one or two though, because on the wrists it doesn't seem to have that unforgiving binding, and it's definitely not tight enough for more serious applications. And you are going to see below what to imagine exactly...
  • Who / How / What
    [ ? ]
    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Bdsm
    • Couples
    • Everyone
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Bedroom / on a bed
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly

Design / Craftsmanship / Material / Size / Fit

Tantric Binding Love seems to be made with an as impeccable quality as it's humanly possible!

As I always try to do my very best to see all of the good AND the bad qualities in things for purrrrrrfect "judgement", I am pretty critical when it comes to BDSM items, where it counts a lot how aesthetic the crafting turns out - looking deep into every single loose strand and every ugly spot in/on the fabric. I turn this lovely looking restraint around, touch, watch, stretch, and I can find NO SINGLE FLAW ANYWHERE! If there are any fluffs at the end of the string lines they are so thin, soft and fuzzy that you could barely call them part of the materials! The shapes are symmetric, the ends and angles are cut in an exquisite accuracy! This wonderful little cuff is probably the very first bondage item in my hands that doesn't have anything bad in the craftsmanship! 5 stars for the practical results of crafting!

We could call the design rather a "fusion style", because the stretchy, black, 65% polyester, 35% rubber cuffs rather remind you of the not so classy Sporthseets gear - but you can't resist to think of the incredibly elegant Lelo binders as your eyes admire the tiny red polyester ribbon and generously long ties! The half-heart shaped, nickel-free alloy ring adds to the playfulness of the look, and though a full heart shape would give the ultimate sappiness some of us adore in romantic pleasure toys, for practical reasons its curves are arranged with a commendable foresight for a sturdy, twice as usable shape, still keeping the excellence of a beautiful view!

The stretchy, rubbery cuffs have that very well-known smell what you can sniff out easily in any similar gear, being a mixture of "just bought clothing" and pretty strong rubber odor, what some may find mighty unpleasant, and some may go crazy for with such a fetish. For my personal taste it is rather a kind of annoying smell of a cheaply made thing, associating to such a thing not because of the craftsmanship, but because mostly the more affordable things smell like that. The ties blissfully have a delightfully neutral, almost impossible to sniff out odor, and everything has the same sort of taste, other than the obviously metal tasting curved ring.

The rubbery cuffs are of the tightly woven, smooth material, feeling smoother inside, and a little bit ridgy outside. The top side of the shiny, satiny ribbon and ties is silky smooth like a dream, and their bottom side has less shine and less silkiness, but still not rough at all. The half-heart ring is obviously shiny and smooth for the joy of metal lovers.

As the rubbery cuffs are made of an extremely durable material, I bet they are going to last forever (if not then at least for years and years and years and years!), and though the ties (and ribbon of course) seem to be made as impeccably as possible, I find it better to handle them carefully, and store the lovely cuffs properly to avoid the ruining of the material. You will still find deep wrinkles all over it because of any folding, which is probably the only not aesthetic enough thing in this loveliness - and the funnily unusual matching of the "sporty" rubber cuffs of course. The nickel-free ring is non-tarnishing, so you won't have to worry about using this amazingly cute bondage item in the shower, tub, hot tub and pool! I bet there are folks out there who haven't even thought about enjoying such pleasures in a greater wetness - now you've got the mighty fun idea!

And here are the measurements for a most accurate info:

flattened total cuff length: 7 inches
flattened total width: 3 inches
cuff thickness: 1/16 inch
flattened stretched cuff length: about 10 inches (as much as I could manage to measure it by myself)
flattened stretched cuff width: no extra width (not stretchable that way, remaining 3 inches because of that)
diagonal ribbon length: 3 3/4 inches (imagine the ribbon as a cross: one of the two parts' length is meant)
ribbon width: 7/8 inch
total tie length: 19 3/4 inches (with the diagonally cut end; without triangle shaped end: 19 1/4 inches)
tie width: 1 inch
ring length: 1 1/2 inches
ring width: 1 inch
ring thickness: 1/8 inch
ring available inner space: 1 5/16 inches of length; 7/16 inch - 11/16 inch of width

The cuffs are separated exactly in the middle, and the ring is exactly in the very center of the front side. You can either have the "tails" of the ribbon in the front, covering the ties, or behind the ties. (Or one in the front, one behind - whatever fits your fancy.)

And let's leave the part about fitting good or not to the coming section...
    • Discreet look/design
    • Fits comfortably
    • Mixed material

Performance

I must say that probably it would have been a little better idea to make a pair of wrist cuffs with this design, and then a pair of ankle cuffs. I am saying this, who always wondered before trying this loveliness why not to make just a universal cuff for wrists and ankles! Though I assume that it would probably be manageable to create a better universal design, in this case the stretchy blackness seems to be looser on my tiny wrists, and just purrrrrrrrrfect on my ankles!

Because of being pretty loose, and mighty stretchy of course, it is incredibly easy to slip it on, and, for the great disappointment of some, it is as easy if not easier to slip out of the delicately dark binder. I suppose if you stuff something under the cuffs (you'll need quite the amount of aesthetic enough filler!), they will have the needed tightness, and in that case even the more serious BDSM lovers may be able to find pleasing applications for this cute looking beauty.

The ties are soft but sturdy enough (giving that rough noise as they slide on each other), though I can't imagine them for heavier bondage use either. Not to mention that, imagine the situation of having it on your wrists, and the ties around your ankles, even if the ties are bound into an unforgiving, impossible to escape tightness, you will still be able to wiggle around and stretch the rubbery cuffs out enough to sneak your hands out of them. I assume you just go ahead, "risk those 12 bucks" (or points), and see for yourself how good you can solve the problem - unless your wish is exactly to have such a beginner/light bondage play-friendly stretchiness.

The ring can be used for twice as much as a casual ring is used, as its shape just calls you to hook up more than one thing to it! The possibilities are truly endless: use tethers, ropes, leashes, chains, ties, cats' or dogs' ears - fantasy runs wild as enthusiastically with this versatile little beauty as it happens with the Sportsheets Neck and Wrist Restraint for example! (See my review on it for mind-blowing ideas of an unbelievably versatile use! You will be happy you did!)
    • Comfortable during use
    • Easy to put on / use

Care and Maintenance

Polyester can be hand-washed in tepid water with gentle detergent, and ironed at low temperatures. Though there is no info on EF about cleaning rubber in such a form like the Tantric Binding Love's, we do assume that gentle cleaning of the described way above won't harm the darkly elegant beauty.

Like mentioned before, I do think that this wonderful looking little cuff can be used in water, and as the nickel-free alloy can handle any kinds of lubricants you won't have to worry about slippery wetness bumping into bondage pleasures!

Storing must be mighty easy, as the ties roll up into a teeny-tiny bundle, and you can just fold the flattened cuff into a wonderfully small size! It can either be 3 3/8 inches x 3 inches x 5/8 inch, or 2 inches x 3 inches x 5/8 inch - or whatever you please to be folding around. Because of this there is no way you can't find a good spot for it, even if you have two to hide away! Traveling is as easy, as it fits right into your tight pocket, and all the rest is just your preference of where/how to carry it!
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store

Packaging

This is the case of a GIANT package for a TINY toy again...

You remember the folded measurements yes? Now pair this up with a shiny hard paper box of 7 (8 1/2 with extra hanger part) x 4 x 2 inches! The pretty much ridiculous waste of material is for the blonde pussy, errr lady, to show on the front how pretty Tantric Binding Love looks on her wrists, looking at you with her hair covering one eye, covering her bosom with her lower arms as she holds her wrists at her chin. No nether areas are shown, as they are cut off by the bottom of the box, and all the red and black texts are set with a white background of pale gray, floral ornaments. On the back you see "atmosphere casting blah-blah", the picture of the precious, and on one side material info, legal notes etc. (I very much love it when the manufacturer pays attention to include proper material info!)

Inside there is no manual (as it is really not needed), though cleaning info would be preferable... You find the lovely one folded into a transparent, thin plastic bag what you can open, close, open, close, again and again and again with its stickiness.

Because of the not botheringly erotic nature of the package you want to send it as a gift only after telling the gifted person that (s)he is going to receive a pleasure toy, and that (s)he doesn't want to have unauthorized company around, to avoid uncomfortable situations! Or you can just figure your own presentation out, as it will solve the problem of discreetness in a WONDERFUL way: read on quick to check out how!
    • Good for storage
    • Minimal
    • Recyclable

Personal comments

You may have noticed that the "Discreet look/design" tag is shown in the product page, and it is because of my tagging...

I have given this tag to the lovely one, because I was just thinking and thinking and thinking, wondering how in the world this beautiful cuff could be "excused" if a family member (for example) saw it laying around in your home. And then it struck me, thank to the time I spent with writing the review on the Silicone Finger Bunny and explaining longly why it can be used as the most casual looking Easter decoration!

YOU CAN SLIDE IT OVER TWO WINE BOTTLES FOR AN EXQUISITELY ROMANTIC PRESENTATION!

The idea came by looking at the shape of the cuffs, and it just popped into my head that you can easily slide it on anything with the right size, be it a pen holder with some matching desktop item, or whatever else to beautify your surroundings!

Because of this if you just keep it in the plastic bag, and let's say put it into a more tasteful packaging, you can send it as a totally casual household accessory, and just drop a message or give a call to the gifted person to let her/him know that this is actually a pleasure toy!

I don't want to sound big-headed, and I rather speak in the name of all of the precious creative pleasure toy lovers: praise, praise our amazing vastness of creativity, because we, playful "inventors" of fun ways always find solutions one way or another to manage an easier, often hilarious way to deal with those lovely but nosy neighbors, roommates, friends and family members!

Now who says you can't spend 12 dollars/as many points on a wonderful looking little cuff to experiment with? Of course you want to have it, if not for its intended purpose then at least for the LOVELY look for other fun uses! Totally adorable little accessory it is!
    • Light restraint
    • Solo
    • Suspension

Experience

Well, I can't speak of any "real experience" yet, as I have just received Tantric Binding Love a few days ago, and haven't used with my Only MostBeautiful PreciousMaster yet. But only a few moments of trying it on, stretching it around a little bit, are enough to give you all of the needed and helpful information to present a full picture about it. The few moments are enough for you to see how stretchy it is, that it is definitely on the light restraint end, that it doesn't fit equally on wrists and ankles unless you have both girthy enough for a most satisfying fit, and that it is much more for looks than any actual restraining uses of a more serious BDSM play.

But getting past the not overly elegant rubber cuffs I just couldn't resist to obtain the "more affordable version of Lelo style", and I do intend to grab another one as soon as possible, because these cuffs can be the totally adorable addition for a pleasingly yummmmmmy, frenetically cute looking sight for your lovely Master, Mistress, or just simply playful, curious, fun-loving precious one!

I think a tighter version would still be highly appreciated to use for wrists only, not to mention that this just totally gives you the urge to run off to a store and grab a billion bows and ties to stick on all of your pleasure restraints, or just a few silky ties, or whatever you like the most! I must say that anyone could just grab the Elastabind Wrist and Ankle Restraints, and just stick such things on them for the very same effect - and pretty much the price is the only reason why you can just rather grab the Tantric Binding Love instead, not to mention that it is already made for you, with that cute looking half-heart ring to be ready for the sweetest delights!

Ahhh, I feel inspired as hell now, I still must get a LOT of ties and ribbons, because this is just a too hilarious idea to miss out on! And why not to start enjoying the same adorable sights, by getting a pair of Tantric Binding Love for example? (I know, I am a genius! Or maybe not, but I am happy as hell for these totally friggin' cute cuffs!)
    • Multiple ways to use
    • Stylish
    • Will fit most people
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  • unfulfilled
    unfulfilled  
    Great job, and thanks for including all of the wonderful information on these.
  • hro789
    hro789  
    thanks for the review
  • Ryuson
    Ryuson  
    Thanks for the great review on these! I just got these in the mail on Monday and I really like them, but we aren't super into bondage play so when we tied the ribbon all the way around and I couldn't just slip out they were perfect, though I didn't struggle very much.
  • Fawkes
    Fawkes  
    thanks for the review!
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    Loriandhubby  
    Thanks for the review. I was thinking about getting these.
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    Thanks for the review!
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