Rachel's love links - cuffs by Rachel's Pleasures - review by kinksters

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Rachel's love links

Restraints by Rachel's Pleasures

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Simple and Fantastic. Begin your BDSM adventure here!

Rachel's Love Links are great for BDSM novices. Their durability, comfortability, and low price point makes them a smart and savvy entry point for those looking to expand their bedroom play.
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Pros:
Simple, Discrete, & Durable. A great addition to your toybox!
Cons:
Beginners only.
Rating by reviewer:
4
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Use

Let me begin by saying these cuffs are wonderful! While I doubt Nina Hartley would prefer these over the pricier leather cuffs, they make for a great addition to anyone's toybox.

Do remember these are designed for beginners, and not intended for heavy-duty use. We've mixed these cuffs with silk ropes and had great success. The velcro straps allow for quick adjustments and release - a great perk for beginners. But that same perk detracts if things really get going, as you or your partner can wriggle loose after some "tactical-tugging."
  • Who / How / What
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    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
    • Light restraint
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Bedroom / on a bed
    • Play party
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly

Design / Craftsmanship / Material / Size / Fit

In all, these cuffs are simple, discrete, and durable.

We've used them pretty strenuously three times, and there's no fraying to speak of.

There is a neoprene-like lining on the inside of these cuffs that is great at preventing chaffing. This lining, though, is the source of my only complaint (and it's a very minor one): only half of the lining is sewn to the nylon outer. I was afraid the un-sewn portion would begin to slide. But, if you have the cuffs tight enough so to not simply slip out, the friction against the nylon keeps the lining in place, so no foul.

The inconspicuous design is invaluable if you require discretion. The only outright indication that you're holding a bondage restraint is the "Rachel's Pleasures" tags, which we easily cut off.
    • Adjustable
    • Discreet look/design
    • Velcro

Performance

Though marketed for wrists, we found these cuff worked equally well (or a bit better) as ankle restraints. If you pick up 2 sets of these, you could definitely lace the 2 together for a quick and safe way to hog-tie your partner.

Like we noted above, we've used these with some simple silk rope. Though there are no buckles, you can still integrate these cuffs into ropes and chains by clipping a carabiners to the link.

For those who revel in self-bondage, these are a good choice because of the ease of use.
    • Comfortable during use
    • Easy to put on / use
    • Holds up to use well

Care and Maintenance

After spilling lube (and "other" fluids) on these, we tossed them in the washer - cold water, mild detergent, gentle wash, hang dry. Good to go!
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store
Follow-up commentary
We've had these for over a year now, and still find ourselves breaking them out. Not too many toys can last like this one has -- the simplicity of the mechanism (*just* velcro), the clean-ability (wash on gentle & air dry), and the durability (awesome foam and nylon). Just wish they hadn't been discontinued...oh well.

We have others from the Rachel's collection, and happily attest that the quality among the others in this line make them great for light to medium bondage play. If you find any of the toys in this line, and you're looking for a great entry point to BDSM, we highly recommend seizing the opportunity.
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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