I’ve made no secret that I tend to dabble in BDSM and that I love to try new things, so when the Scandal Bed Restraints by CalEx came up for review, I jumped at the chance.
A little bit about it: The Scandal Bed Restraints are fairly simple. Each set comes with a long strap with a loop on each end, four straps for arms and legs and four cuffs. The long strap goes vertically under the bed or between the boxspring and mattress (what I did), and the arm and leg straps clip to it.
What I loved: The cuffs have a velcro closure. I thought that if I just gave them a good yank while wearing them, they would simply pop off, but they held tight. I had him try the same thing, but he also couldn’t easily free himself, but feels that if he really had to, he could with a fair amount of effort.
The cuffs fit a huge range of sizes. My wrists are 5.75″ and ankles are 8″, while his are 7″ and 9.5″. It fits both of us very comfortably, with lots of room to go much bigger. I’m fairly confident it would fit most, if not all.
The cuffs themselves are very comfortable. The tops are a very lovely red, brocade-like fabric that looks both sexy and classy at the same time. The undersides are a black, velvety fabric and very comfy against the skin.
The straps that hold the cuffs to the bed are very long and adjustable, so the users can shorten them to spread arms and legs wider, or make it longer to give more room for movement. You can also not use the long attachment strap under the mattress and tie the straps directly to bedposts or head and footboards instead. If you don’t want to use the straps but still want to be restrained, the cuffs can hook directly to each other.
What I didn’t: When I opened the box, it felt like I was looking at a maze of straps. There was just a bit of paper with a semi-confusing diagram of what I was supposed to do with them. It took me a few minutes to figure it out, but once I did, it was obvious. Better instructions would be helpful.
Final thought: I enjoyed this set immensely. It’s small enough to be hidden away, but fully customizable to suit a variety of needs. At nearly $50, it’s a bit pricey, but a far better quality than other bondage items that I’ve seen. I was honestly surprised that this was manufactured by CalEx. I’m going to say the Scandal Bed Restraints are worth it.
~I received this item for free in exchange for an honest review.~