So, I loved Liberator’s spanking bench. ‘Cause, wow. And what’s a little spanking without some light bondage, amiright? Or maybe that’s just me.
Anyway, Liberator sent me a set of cuffs with the bench, which are giving me all kinds of mixed feelings. I love them and hate them.
A little bit about it: The soft, velcro cuffs come in a set of 4 (two ankle, two wrist), and attach via snap clips (think backpacks) to Liberator furniture. You can buy them separately, or get them with a piece of furniture.
What I loved: They’re comfortable. Like, really, really comfortable. They are soft and feel like my wrists and ankles are being caressed by blankets. They are warm, without being hot, so ambient temperature isn’t as much of a problem as it might be with leather cuffs.
They hold well and you can’t just pop out of them. They are comfortable enough that I could see wearing them during an extended session (unattached to any frame) and only snapping them onto furniture when it’s bondage time.
What I didn’t: I have one pretty big complaint about the cuffs. The snaps. I had it in my head that it would be great to try these snaps with a new spreader bar I received (upcoming review), and was so excited. I took everything out and realized I had a pretty big problem. You see, most bondage items utilize D-rings and connectors, while Liberator uses these plastic clips. These things are not compatible. So while I was excited to use my spreader bar, I had to put away the Liberator ones and reach for a different set. Having to do that makes me less likely to recommend them.
Now, you can buy a set that comes with extra connectors that will allow you to hook your cuffs up to D-rings, and a set of connectors sold separately will turn your clips into D-rings. If you want to use any other cuff set with their furniture, or any other furniture with their cuff set, these things are necessary. I would much rather see them come with the standard D-rings and attachments to make them more readily compatible with other lines of toys, especially there isn’t a Liberator equivalent to most of the toys I’d use cuffs with.
Final thought: Although I liked the cuffs themselves, and I can use them with my Liberator furniture, I don’t like that they aren’t (easily) compatible with other toys unless you make sure you get the right set or buy them separately. However, they do work well with Liberator’s own furniture.
~I received this item for free in exchange for an honest review.~