17 Best Handcuffs for Sex for Couples Bondage

   Isabelle Uren
In this review, I will take you through my selection of the best handcuffs for sex on the market right now. Whether you are a bondage beginner or a BDSM pro, I’ve scoured the internet and found something suitable for you. I have every type of kinky hand cuff for every kinky situation in this review, from unintimidating cuffs for beginners to heavy duty lockable cuffs that there’s no way of wriggling out of.
1 Test Winner

DOMINIX Deluxe Leather Wrist Cuffs

 DOMINIX Leather Wrist Cuffs

  • want some high quality cuffs
  • love leather
  • prefer padded cuffs for comfort
  • are looking for BDSM hand cuffs

DOMINIX Leather Wrist Cuffs

  • don't use leather products
  • prefer velcro/silicone cuffs

Lock your lover up in luxurious leather and leave them at your mercy, begging for pleasure and anticipating your next touch with these sleek black bondage cuffs from Dominix. These sexy handcuffs are made from sturdy black leather with extra padding to keep your sub comfortable while you tease them! The strong buckles and D-rings will withstand any escape attempts and can be attached to other restraints for all kinds of bondage play! The fastening as 9 holes and can fit wrists from 4 – 8.25 inches in circumference and the cuffs are held together with a quick release clip.

  • Luxurious leather with a great smell
  • Buckle fastening
  • Adjustable from 4 - 8.25 inches
  • D-rings to use with other restraints
  • Padded for comfort

  • Leather can be a little stiff at first but this is normal
DOMINIX Leather Wrist Cuffs
Length12.5 inches
FasteningBuckle
MaterialsLeather

I’ve chosen the DOMINIX Leather Wrist Cuffs as the Test Winner in this round-up because of it’s overall performance. You’re getting that classic BDSM leather look and feel while keeping your wrists nice and comfortale with the soft padding. It’s suitable for many different levels of experience and it’s possible to attach additional kinky accessories, like nipple clamps or as it is sturdy yet comfortable. If you are looking for some top quality leather bondage cuffs at a very reasonable price, look no further! Both the leather and fastenings are very sturdy and will stand up to a decent amount of tugging while still being comfortable to wear. The earthy, smokey smell of the leather definitely adds to the excitement! I’m also impressed by the sizing of these cuffs, with 9 holes to choose from, most people will be able to get a snug and secure fit. No suggestions for improvement here! These are an absolute must have for any BDSM toolkit!

2 Runner Up

Bondage Couture Wrist Cuffs by NS Novelties

 Couture Wrist Cuffs

  • Like stylish cuffs
  • Prefer adjustable cuffs
  • Want cuffs that attach to your bed
  • Want vegan, cruelty-free cuffs

Couture Wrist Cuffs

  • Enjoy less comfortable toys for BDSM
  • Want smaller cuffs
  • Prefer more flexible cuffs

Adorn your lover’s hands in these beautiful vegan leather Wrist Cuffs by Bondage Couture. The wrist cuffs feel and look luxurious, and they are made with gold-coloured hardware to add a bit of glamour and style to your bondage play. The cuffs are intuitive to use, but you must communicate with your partner when engaging in bondage to ensure that you don’t make the restraints too tight. The chains can be detached or attached to bedpost restraint loops to give you the thrilling feeling of total control over your sub.

  • Compatible with ankle cuffs
  • Strong and secure bonds
  • Adjustable
  • Detachable chains
  • Can add extra punch holes to customise

  • Only comes with one short chain
  • One colour only
  • Splash-proof, but not 100% water-proof
Couture Wrist Cuffs
FasteningBuckles
MaterialsFaux Leather, Nickel-free Hardware

These fabulous cuffs are our top pick because BDSMers of all experience levels will love them. The sleek golden buckles are not only gorgeous, but they are also easy and intuitive to use, and they are sturdy. Plus, they won’t tighten up uncomfortably during playtime. The faux leather is soft against your skin, and you can wear these cuffs comfortably for long periods. Finally, we love the detachable chains that allow you to cuff your sub to the bedposts for some saucy role play.

3 Cheapest

Quickie Cuffs Super-Strong Medium Silicone Restraints

 Quickie Cuffs

  • are new to bondage play
  • want cuffs that are quick and easy
  • need some travel friendly cuffs
  • want waterproof cuffs for wet play

Quickie Cuffs

  • prefer cuffs you can't escape
  • want lockable cuffs
  • want to use your cuffs with other restraints

These silicone cuffs are perfect for when you don’t want to mess around with buckles and locks — you can have your lover locked up in a matter of seconds, so you can get to the good stuff faster! They are made of comfortable, stretchy silicone that simply slips over your hands and keeps them wherever you put them! This also makes them the ideal cuffs for bondage beginners! You get all the thrill of being restrained together with the comfort of knowing you can free yourself whenever you choose.

  • Perfect for begginers
  • Stretchy, comfortable silicone
  • Waterproof
  • Travel friendly
  • Very cheap

  • You can escape easily
  • Can't be attached to other restraints
  • Silicone cuffs can tug arm hairs
Quickie Cuffs
MaterialsSilicone
WaterproofYes
Diameter1.96 inches

If you are new to bondage, these silicone handcuffs are a really great choice! Once on, you get the full restraint experience without having to be locked in. They are also super easy to throw in your bag for some bondage fun on vacation and are easy to clean as they are totally waterproof. For such a reasonable price, these are a really great pair of quick cuffs.

4 Beginner

Fifty Shades of Grey Totally His Soft Handcuffs

 Totally His Soft Handcuffs

  • love the Fifty Shades franchise
  • prefer the silver satin style
  • want cuffs for light bondage

Totally His Soft Handcuffs

  • want to explore moderate-advance bondage
  • need a buckle fastening
  • prefer the BDSM aesthetic

Secure your lovers wrists with these kinky handcuffs. Slide them in and tighten the velcro straps to lock them snugly into place! You can use these sexy handcuffs to limit movement by attaching the two quick release clips together or clip them onto any other restraints you like. These velcro handcuffs are perfect for couples just getting into the thrills of bondage, as the cuffs come with a quick release clips, and when the fun is over, slip them into their satin storage bag, ready for their next adventure.

  • Stylish design
  • Velcro fastening
  • D-ring to use with other restraints
  • Satin storage bag

  • Not lockable
  • Easy to escape
  • Buckles aren't the strongest
Totally His Soft Handcuffs
MaterialsPolyester
FasteningVelcro

These stylish sexual handcuffs are best suited to light bondage play. The velcro fastening makes them a great choice for beginners and means it’s easy to get a snug fit that you won’t be able to wriggle out of! They are fun, flirty addition to beginners power play without being intimidating. They won’t suit more intense bondage play, but luckily we’ve got plenty of options for everyone in this review!

5 Door Cuffs

Sportsheets Door Jam Cuffs

 Sportsheets Door Jam Cuffs

  • Are a bondage beginner
  • Appreciate easy setup and removal
  • Seek a portable bondage accessory
  • enjoy really soft and lightweight cuffs
  • like the idea portable standing restraints that you can use anywhere!

Sportsheets Door Jam Cuffs

  • Prefer a more permanent or sturdy setup
  • have a tall door, or are very short (non-adjustable)
  • Are looking for the highest quality material in bondage accessories​
  • want cuffs that are more suitable for heavy-duty bondage
  • need an extra pair of removable cuffs

The Sportsheets Door Jam Cuffs are lightweight, portable over-the-door cuffs ideal for spontaneous adventures. Made from soft velboa fabric, they ensure comfort while the velcro fastening allows for easy adjustability. Perfect for bondage beginners looking to explore standing bondage without permanent setups.

  • Highly portable and lightweight
  • Easy to use with Velcro fastening
  • Comfortable soft fabric

  • There are better quality alternatives
  • Not the cheapest option
  • Not adjustable
  • Cuffs aren't removable for independent use
Sportsheets Door Jam Cuffs
Length8.5 inches
WaterproofYes
MaterialsVelboa fabric, polypropylene webbing, nickel-free metal, plastic
AdjustableNo
FasteningVelcro

Upon comparing to similar products, I find the Sportsheets Door Jam Cuffs exceptionally user-friendly and well-designed. Their portability sets them apart, making them a handy choice for on-the-go fun.

6 Fuzzy

Blush Novelties Temptasia Cuffs

 Temptasia Cuffs

  • love the look of fuzzy handcuffs
  • want some lockable cuffs
  • like the look and feel of metal

Temptasia Cuffs

  • prefer tight, wrap-around cuffs
  • want cuffs for advanced bondage play
  • need cuffs to use with other restraints

If you love the combination of cold hard metal and soft fuzzy faux fur, the Temptasia Fuzzy Handcuffs from Blush are the way to go! These lockable cuffs are perfect for a sex game of cops and robbers. Catch your lover, secure their hands behind their back and issue your punishment! Complete with two keys and quick release levers, you are BOUND to have fun with these cheeky cuffs.

  • Police style cuffs great for role play
  • Fuzzy faux fur
  • Lockable
  • Quick release levers

  • Can't be used with other restraints
  • Not suitable for more extreme bondage
  • Won't fit larger wrists
Temptasia Cuffs
Diameter3 inches
MaterialsNickel Free Metal & Faux Fur
AdjustableYes

These fuzzy handcuffs are a combination of fierce and flirty! Not only do they look the part, but they feel sturdy. They are a little less versatile, as they are permanently joined in the middle and aren’t set up for using with other restraints, but they are great if you only want to restrain your partner’s hands and limit movement. They are adjustable, but might not be suitable for larger wrists, so bear that in mind.

7 Silk

Lovehoney Oh! Silky Bondage Restraints

 Oh! Silky Bondage Restraints

  • enjoy light bondage
  • want to restrain your partner to furniture
  • need quick and easy cuffs
  • enjoy silky materials

Oh! Silky Bondage Restraints

  • need heavy duty restraints
  • want lockable cuffs
  • prefer cuffs to lock wrists together

These silky, sexy handcuffs are the perfect accessory for some super seductive restraint play! The soft silk wraps around your partner’s wrists and slips through the pre-made loops and then it’s up to you where you tie them up! These cuffs are quick and easy to use, making them great for first time bondage or anyone that loves the luxurious feeling of silk. Not to mention, they are great for travel as they take up next to no space in your packing!

  • Sleek black design
  • Quick and easy to use
  • Perfect for furniture based bondage
  • Beginner and travel-friendly

  • Not the softest material
  • Easy to get out of
  • Might not be long enough for all purposes
Oh! Silky Bondage Restraints
Length49.5 inches
MaterialsSatin
FasteningTie-up

If you are into more serious bondage or want cuffs you can’t escape, these aren’t going to be the cuffs for you. But, if you are new to bondage or want a quick pair to throw in a weekend bag, these are a great, cheap option. The main complaint with these silk handcuffs is that they aren’t quite as soft as you would expect — they have one side that feels a little rough. They are a decent length though, and work best for tying your partner to a bed or chair or something similar and they are very straight forward to use.

8 Ankle

DOMINIX Deluxe Heavy Leather Ankle Cuffs

 DOMINIX Leather Ankle Cuffs

  • Want comfortable cuffs to wear for hours
  • Are an advanced BDSM player
  • Want a pair of cuffs that'll last years

DOMINIX Leather Ankle Cuffs

  • Prefer cruelty-free leather
  • Want a simple pair of cuffs
  • Don't like tight and secure bondage

These deluxe leather cuffs are sinfully good. If you are into serious bondage and restraint and want something that will stand the test of time, these are for you! The leather on these is thick, heavy, and gorgeous. They’re also very supple, so they aren’t uncomfortable for extended wear. The detachable clips are great because they give you a lot of freedom and versatility to attach to matching wrist cuffs, the bedframe, or anything you like! The adjustable buckle fastenings mean you can find your perfect fit. You certainly won’t be able to escape in a hurry, so make sure that you and your partner discuss a safe word before you begin playing in case either one of you changes your mind at any time.

  • Adjustable buckles
  • Detachable clips
  • Soft, comfortable leather

  • Heavy
  • May seem too intense for novices
  • Not vegan leather
DOMINIX Leather Ankle Cuffs
FasteningBuckles
MaterialsLeather, metal

Thick, padded leather and sturdy adjustable buckle fastenings make these ankle cuffs a reliable addition to your bondage collection. They are of excellent quality and will last you many years of play sessions. The detachable clips allow you to attach your own leads or chains for a perfectly customizable experience. We also love that these ankle cuffs can be used with matching wrist cuffs or tightened to fit your wrists. If you’re interested in wrist-to-thigh cuffs, check out the next product, or our roundup here.

9 Thigh

Bondage Boutique Snakeskin Wrist-to-Thigh Cuffs

 Bondage Boutique Wrist-to-Thigh Cuffs

  • Love aesthetically beautiful cuffs
  • Want comfortable yet sturdy restraints
  • Are interested in power play

Bondage Boutique Wrist-to-Thigh Cuffs

  • Want more versatile cuffs
  • Want to attach your cuffs to your own leads
  • Prefer less fussy velcro fastenings

These faux-snakeskin cuffs from Bondage Boutique are absolutely stunning and luxurious. The versatile set features two wrist cuffs to keep your sub’s arms firmly at their sides and two thigh cuffs that can be rotated around any point of the leg to accommodate whatever position or thigh you desire! Whether your sub is on their front, back, or side, these cuffs can be swivelled around their legs for a perfect immovable bind—experiment with different positions to discover the flexibility of your sub and the adaptability of the cuffs.

  • Sleek and stylish snakeskin
  • Can rotate to multiple positions
  • Plus-size friendly
  • Sturdy and well-designed

  • Not compatible with different straps
  • Buckles can be fiddly
  • On the more expensive side
Bondage Boutique Wrist-to-Thigh Cuffs
FasteningBuckles
MaterialsFaux snakeskin leather

Because the cuffs are stitched to the thigh, this limits your options somewhat and means that you can’t attach the cuffs to any other leads or fastenings, which may frustrate the more adventurous bondage explorers out there. However, if your goal is to keep your sub still and totally under your power, then these cuffs will do the trick. The faux snakeskin is beautiful and would make a fabulously fashionable addition to any toybox.

10 Metal

Fifty Shades of Grey You. Are. Mine. Metal Handcuffs

 You. Are. Mine. Metal Handcuffs

  • prefer solid metal cuffs
  • want lockable cuffs
  • a fifty shades fan

You. Are. Mine. Metal Handcuffs

  • prefer softer cuffs
  • want to restrain your partner to something
  • need separable cuffs
  • want to use the cuffs with other restraints

The Fifty Shades of Grey You. Are. Mine. cuffs rock the traditional handcuffs aesthetic, with cold hard metal that sends a shiver across your skin as they are locked into place! These strong metal cuffs are engraved with the products motto — You Are Mine, leaving your partner in doubt as to who is charge! You get two keys to lock your partner in securely, but the cuffs also have quick release levers, so you can play with peace of mind! You also get a silver satin bag to keep your cuffs in, which is perfect for keeping your sexy games discreet!

  • Strong metal cuffs
  • 2 keys included + quick release lever
  • Satin storage bag
  • Engraved with 'You. Are. Mine'

  • Metal can be hard on your wrists
  • Engraving won't suit all tastes
  • Might not fit bigger wrists
  • Easy to get out of
You. Are. Mine. Metal Handcuffs
Length10.5 inches
Vibration modesMetal
FasteningLock & Key
AdjustableYes

You can really live out your own Fifty Shades fantasy with these handcuffs! The cold metal and locking feature definitely gives these cuffs a more serious feel, but you also have the added safety of knowing you can use the quick release levers, making these great for anyone who loves the thrill but still wants an escape route! The cuffs are joined by a short metal chain that cannot be separated so they can only be used for restraining the wrists and not with other sexual restraints or for tying your partner to something, so keep that in mind. The metal can be a bit uncomfortable and a rub your wrists, especially if you are moving around a lot, so these aren’t going to be the most comfortable, but that adds to the experience for some people! The satin storage back is also a really nice touch that gives these cuffs a more luxurious feel.

11 Rope

Kink by Doc Johnson Hemp Hog Tie Cuffs

 Hemp Hog Tie Cuffs

  • love the look and feel of rope
  • want pre-made rope cuffs
  • want to try hogtie bondage
  • want cuffs for wrist or ankle restraint

Hemp Hog Tie Cuffs

  • need lockable cuffs
  • prefer to tie your own restraints
  • want cuffs to use with other restraints

You don’t have to be a rope tying expert to enjoy rope bondage! These rope restraints come ready made so you only need to slip them on, tighten them up and you have your lover bound and ready to play! You can use these versatile cuffs on the ankles or wrists or even as a hogtie restraint so you’ve got plenty of ways to play. Made from soft 6mm hemp rope and with swivelling hardware, you will be comfortable even during rougher play.

  • Soft hemp rope
  • Restrain ankles, wrists, or both
  • No knowledge of knots required
  • Easy to adjust

  • Not lockable
  • Not set up to use with other restraints
  • Can be escaped
Hemp Hog Tie Cuffs
Length(Total) 63 inches
MaterialsHemp rope
FasteningSlip ring
AdjustableYes

I really love the versatility of these rope restraints from Doc Johnson — they work great as wrist or ankle restraints or as a hogtie restraint when you want to explore full-body bondage! You get to enjoy the bondage rope aesthetic without having to learn any knots or rope techniques and the slip rings make it super easy to adjust how tight or loose you want them. The rope is also pretty soft, so you don’t need to worry about it rubbing as you play. They aren’t set up for using with other restraints but aside from that, these are a great addition to your bondage kit!

12 Kit

Sportsheets Beginner's Bondage Fantasy Kit

 Beginner's Bondage Fantasy Kit

  • Want to try bondage
  • Are looking for a kit
  • Want a sexy date night idea

Beginner's Bondage Fantasy Kit

  • Need heavy duty handcuffs
  • Prefer lockable cuffs
  • Don't want to have to tie the cuffs to something

Are you looking for a beginner friendly bondage set? Then look no further! The Sportsheets Beginner’s Bondage Fantasy Kit comes with some sexy handcuffs and ankle cuffs and a blindfold so you can explore both restraint and sensory deprivation! The cuffs are velvety soft and can be tied to a bed or chair or anything you like!

  • Great value
  • Beginner-friendly
  • Hand and ankle restraints
  • Soft and comfortable to wear

  • Not the strongest restraints
  • Blindfold doesn't completely block vision
  • Won't suit more advanced bondage play
Beginner's Bondage Fantasy Kit
LengthStrap Length - 48 inches
WidthCuff Width - 2 inches
DiameterCuff Diameter - 3 inches
MaterialsNylon webbing, soft fleece, and plastic hook-and-loop
WaterproofNo. It is, however, made of cloth so it will dry.
FasteningHook-and-loop for the cuffs and knot-tying for the straps
Storage Bag IncludedNo
Colors AvailableBlack

This is the best set of sexy handcuffs for beginners looking to try bondage for the first time! Sportsheets are known for their quality, beginner-friendly bondage gear and this handcuff kit is no exception! The wrist and ankle restraints are quick and easy to get on and the soft lining makes them comfortable to wear, and can be tied to a bed frame or chair. Our tester was surprised by how much he enjoyed being tied up and the other activities it opened up for him and his partner! Keep in mind, these aren’t designed for heavy duty bondage play, but if you are looking for that, be sure to check out the Test Winner for some sturdy, sexy handcuffs!

13 Leather

Stupid Cute Wrist Cuffs from the Stockroom

 Stupid Cute Wrist Cuffs

  • love pastel pink
  • want some super comfortable cuffs
  • want cuffs to use with other restraints
  • prefer lockable cuffs

Stupid Cute Wrist Cuffs

  • avoid leather products
  • are on a budget
  • prefer darker designs

Pretty in pink, not only will your sub be secure but they will look incredible cute at the same time! These pink leather cuffs are handcrafted by the Stockroom’s  in-house leather team in Los Angeles so you know you are getting a quality product! Made with sumptuously soft leather and sturdy metal hardware these pretty handcuffs are a real treat to use! Not to mention they are part of a whole range and look incredible paired with the matching Stupid Cute Harness or Stupid Cute Ankle Cuffs. Each wrist cuff has a D-ring to attach to whichever restraints take your fancy, or you can buy a restraint clip from Stupid Cute to tether to two cuffs together.

  • Beautiful pastel pink design
  • Lovely soft leather
  • Part of a matching range of restraints
  • D-rings to attach other restraints
  • Great for bondage or every day wear as an accessory

  • Restraint clip not included
  • Might not fit larger wrists
Stupid Cute Wrist Cuffs
LengthWrist size: 4.5-8 inches
MaterialsLeather
FasteningBuckle
AdjustableYes

I absolutely love the design of these pretty pink handcuffs, and I would love to own the entire Stupid Cute collection! Not only do these cuffs look incredible, they are really great quality — the leather is soft but strong and the metal hardware will stand up to a decent amount of tugging. The only downside is you have to buy the restraint clip separately or add your own if you want to join the two cuffs together. They are also a little more expensive than the other options in this review but you really are paying for great quality, super sexy handcuffs that will last!

14 Corset

Scandal Corset Cuffs By CalExotics

 Scandal Corset Cuffs

  • love a lacy design
  • prefer a corset or velcro closure
  • want cuffs to attach to other restraints

Scandal Corset Cuffs

  • want a lockable design
  • prefer a more BDSM look

Seductive and sensual, these cuffs have a beautiful black and red lace design and a corset closure with black silky ribbons. If you are in a rush to get your partner tied up and ready to tease, they also have a velcro fastening so you don’t need undo the ribbons every time! You can choose to use the cuffs joined together with the heavy duty metal chain or separately, using the D-rings to attach to any other restraints you want to play with.

  • Lacy design with corset closure
  • Use attached with the chain or separately with other restraints
  • Suitable for wrists and ankles
  • Adjusts up to 11 inches

  • Not lockable
  • Easy to escape
  • Chain might not stand up to rougher play
Scandal Corset Cuffs
Lengthup to 11 inches
MaterialsNickel-free metal, polyester fabric, ribbon, velcro, polypropylene PP webbing
FasteningVelcro & ribbon

These lacy cuffs are great for light bondage with a more sensual theme. It’s great that they have the velcro fastening as well as the lace as that can be a bit fiddly to put on and take off. The cuffs are quite wide and comfortable to wear and the corset design looks very sexy when on. The chain in the middle isn’t particularly strong and you can easily get out of them if you want/need to, making them well suited to bondage beginners or those who don’t need strong restraints.

15 Transparent

Clear CTRL Vinyl Wrist Cuffs

 Clear CTRL Cuffs

  • are a vinyl lover
  • love the clear design
  • want to get the matching Clear CTRL restraints

Clear CTRL Cuffs

  • prefer something softer
  • want cuffs that are already attached
  • are allergic to nickel

The clear vinyl of these restraints catches the light but allows full view of your partner’s body. They have a super space age feel for intergalactic role play and are part of a whole set of Clear CTRL restraints that look incredible when worn together! The clear cuffs have a locking buckle and D-rings to attach to other restraints, so you can get creative with locking up your lover! These bondage handcuffs are adjustable to fit wrists up to 8.5 inches in circumference, and they are made by the Stockroom’s leather team in their workshop in LA, so you know you are getting a top-quality pair of cuffs.

  • Kinky clear design
  • Lockable fastening
  • Great for roleplay
  • D-rings to use with other restraints

  • Can get sweaty
  • Not as comfortable as other cuffs
  • Not suitable for those with a nickel allergy
  • Joining restraint clip sold separately
Clear CTRL Cuffs
LengthWrist size: 5.5-8.5in inches
MaterialsVinyl & nickel coated metal
AllergiesContains nickel
FasteningLockable buckle
AdjustableYes

If you love fantasy role play or want the perfect sexy handcuffs to complete your vinyl outfit, then look no further! These aren’t going to be the most comfortable cuffs given the material but they do look amazing on! There’s something so sexy about being able to see your partner straight through the restraints while knowing they are tightly locked up! Also, the look really comes together when paired with the matching harness or waist cincher. The only drawback is that the metal hardware is nickel-plated so not suitable if you are allergic to nickel.

16 Gauntlet

Sportsheets Saffron Gauntlet Cuffs

 Sportsheets Saffron Gauntlet Cuffs

  • want a sturdy cuff that is fully adjustable
  • like the idea of a corset-style design
  • want something more restrictive than classic handcuffs
  • want handcuffs with a certain BDSM aesthetic

Sportsheets Saffron Gauntlet Cuffs

  • want something that is going to withstand intense strain
  • want to be able to use the cuffs separately on each arm

These Saffron Gauntlet Cuffs are perfect for those of you looking for super restrictive handcuffs for sex! The gauntlet style design covers your wrists and forearms in this cushioned vegan leather, keeping you comfortable yet sufficiently restrained. This pair of cuffs are also attached in the middle, making it impossible for the wearer to spread their arms even a tad. The corset-style fastening along the sides of the cuffs make this model fully adjustable and able to accommodate many different sizes of arms.

  • Adjustable and accessible for different sizes
  • Vegan faux leather
  • Stunning design
  • Very restrictive

  • Can only be used with a partner present
  • Can tear with very firm pulling
Sportsheets Saffron Gauntlet Cuffs
Length9.5 inches
MaterialsVegan leather PU
Storage Bag IncludedNo
AdjustableYes

I think the Saffron Gauntlet Cuffs are a great step up in the bondage game for any intermediate to moderately experienced kinksters who are looking for more spice! Covering a wider surface area, the gauntlet cuffs also make the wearer feel significantly more restricted and limits their ability to move their arms independently. This particular model is made of high quality vegan leather. It’s malleable enough to feel comfortable and secure around your arms but also firm enough to feel quite restrained. They look great, and allow for a lot of different positions (because of the adjustability), and the overall price and quality make for a product available at good value.

17 Restraint System

Sportsheets Under the Bed Restraint System

 Sportsheets Under the Bed Restraint System

  • want a full body restraint system but don't want to make any home alterations
  • want to try out your first full body restraint system
  • need something that's easily transportable
  • like the idea of velcro cuffs
  • want to be able to restrain your wrists, ankles, or both

Sportsheets Under the Bed Restraint System

  • need a restraint system that's suitable for heavy duty bondage
  • need handcuffs that are lockable

With the Sportsheets Under the Bed Restraint System you’ll be able to experience full body bondage without having to put any hooks into your bedframe or your bedroom walls. This  system of bondage restraints already has a set of handcuffs for sex included in the kit. There are 4 velcro cuffs for your wrists and ankles and a system of straps that can be adjusted to fits under any size mattress. The cuffs are all removable in case you only want to play with partial bondage. Easiest part of all? When you’re done, the straps are machine washable and the cuffs can easily be taken off and wiped down.

  • Easy to set up and easy to remove
  • Machine washable
  • Can be adjusted to fit most sizes of beds
  • Full body restraint system
  • Velcro fastenings for easy removal and adjustability

  • The restraints are not super durable
  • Non-lockable restraints
  • May not be suitable for plus-sized bodies
Sportsheets Under the Bed Restraint System
LengthStraps x 4: 60 inches & Connector Strap: 60 inches
MaterialsPolypropylene, polyester, nickel-free metal, ABS plastic
AdjustableFits any size mattress

I love the concept of this Sportsheets Under the Bed Restraint System. This way you can explore full body bondage without too much fuss. It’s easy to set up, easy to put away and clean, and it’s ideal to bring with you on trips!  The design is super adjsutable, which makes it versatile, more widely accessible and just very easy to use. One thing I will say, is that this system is probably not suitable for super heavy duty bondage. If you already know that you’re going to be needing something that is super durable, then you might want to level up to another product.

More Bondage Accessories to Help Cuff Up Your Partner

If you didn’t quite find your perfect handcuffs for sex and restraint play, here are another couple of options, plus a bondage play essential to keep your and your partner(s) safe during.

Lovehoney Black Bondage Tape

Lovehoney Black Bondage Tape - More Bondage Accessories to Help Cuff Up Your Partner
Create your own cuffs with Lovehoney’s bondage tape. This tape is great for restraining limbs together to limit movement or tying your partner to whatever furniture takes your fancy. This clever tape only sticks to itself meaning you won’t get a free wax in the process! Plus, it’s perfect for throwing in your bag for some bondage fun wherever you go.

Bondage Boutique Soft Bondage Rope Restraints

Bondage Boutique Soft Bondage Rope Restraints - More Bondage Accessories to Help Cuff Up Your Partner
This set contains 4 silky soft rope restraints to do as you please with! Take your partner’s wrists and ankles and secure them to the bed leaving them open for you tease every inch of them! These versatile restraints can used in many different formations, especially if you have a little knowledge of rope tying or some extra O-rings.

Ouch! Bondage Safety Scissors

Ouch! Bondage Safety Scissors - More Bondage Accessories to Help Cuff Up Your Partner
No bondage kit is complete without a pair of safety shears to help you get out of your restraints quickly and safely in an emergency. The rounded tips and capped bottom blade of these shears mean you won’t accidentally cut your partner when cutting them out of their restraints.

Make Your Own Time Release Handcuffs For Sex

Up the ante of handcuff restraint play with time release handcuffs for sex. Once your partner is secure and the timer is set, there is no escape and they are totally yours until the time runs out. All you need is some lockable handcuffs and time release padlock.

Electronic Timer Lock - Lock Your Chastity Timely

Electronic Timer Lock - Lock Your Chastity Timely - Make Your Own Time Release Handcuffs For Sex
Enjoy up to 30 minutes of locked in teasing and torturing with this electronic timer lock. Once you choose your time and secure the lock on your cuffs, you are totally imprisoned until the clock ticks down. Note that this will only work with lockable hand cuffs or other lockable restraints.

Bondage Suspension Cuffs

If you are experienced in BDSM and are looking to take bondage to the next level of intensity, why not consider suspension? Allowing your dom to suspend you is the ultimate act of surrender. Once your feet leave the ground, you are totally in their power. It can be very sexy! String your partner up in your favourite position and then have your wicked way with them.

Stockroom Padded Leather Suspension Cuffs

Stockroom Padded Leather Suspension Cuffs - Bondage Suspension Cuffs
Treat yourself with these gorgeous and durable handmade leather cuffs. They are padded with foam to ensure maximum comfort. These straps are configured vertically, but if you’d like more ergonomic positions for penetration and thrusting, take a look at these slings!

Performance Overview

Highest Scores Overall

The handcuffs with the highest overall scores are the DOMINIX Leather Wrist Cuffs with a perfect score of 5.0 / 5.0 and the Hemp Hog Tie Cuffs and Clear CTRL Cuffs both scoring 4.9 / 5.0. The Quickie Cuffs and You. Are. Mine. Metal Handcuffs also have high overall scores of 4.8 / 5.0.

Bedbible Rating

In terms of Bedbible rating, the DOMINIX Leather Wrist Cuffs and Hemp Hog Tie Cuffs come out on top, both with a rating of 5.0 / 5.0. The Clear CTRL Cuffs follow with a rating of 4.8 / 5.0.

User Rating

The Hemp Hog Tie Cuffs, Stupid Cute Wrist Cuffs, and Clear CTRL Cuffs all have a perfect user rating of 5 / 5.0, but with fewer users compared to other products. The DOMINIX Leather Wrist Cuffs have a user rating of 4.9 / 5.0 from 38 users, while the Totally His Soft Handcuffs have a rating of 4.9 / 5.0 from 32 users.

Price

All the handcuffs, except the Clear CTRL Cuffs, are in the low price range. The Clear CTRL Cuffs are in the medium price range.

Design

The DOMINIX Leather Wrist Cuffs, Hemp Hog Tie Cuffs, and Clear CTRL Cuffs all have a design score of 100 / 100. The Quickie Cuffs and You. Are. Mine. Metal Handcuffs have a slightly lower design score of 90 / 100.

Ease of Use

The DOMINIX Leather Wrist Cuffs and Oh! Silky Bondage Restraints have the highest ease of use score of 100 / 100. The Quickie Cuffs and Hemp Hog Tie Cuffs also have high scores of 95 / 100 and 90 / 100, respectively.

Quality

The DOMINIX Leather Wrist Cuffs have the highest quality score of 95 / 100, followed closely by the Hemp Hog Tie Cuffs and Clear CTRL Cuffs with a score of 90 / 100.

Fastening

The handcuffs vary in fastening types, including buckle, velcro, tie-up, lock & key, slip ring, and lockable buckle. The DOMINIX Leather Wrist Cuffs and Stupid Cute Wrist Cuffs feature a buckle fastening, while the Quickie Cuffs are made of silicone and don’t require any fastening.

Materials

The handcuffs are made from various materials, such as leather, silicone, polyester, nickel-free metal, satin, hemp rope, and vinyl. The DOMINIX Leather Wrist Cuffs are made of leather, while the Quickie Cuffs are made of silicone.

Adjustable

Some of the handcuffs are adjustable, such as the Temptasia Cuffs, You. Are. Mine. Metal Handcuffs, Hemp Hog Tie Cuffs, Stupid Cute Wrist Cuffs, and Clear CTRL Cuffs. This feature allows for a more customized fit and enhances comfort during use.

What to Look for in Handcuffs for Sex

Okay, so the task of finding the very best handcuffs for sex can be overwhelming. There are so many different types and designs to choose from. So, let’s go over some of the main features, I think you should look for when trying to find your new favorite pair.

MAterials

MAterials - What to Look for in Handcuffs for Sex
Of course, handcuffs for sex in different materials are meant to provide you with different sensations. A lot of that is up to your personal preference, but as a bare mininum, you should make sure that the materials that your cuffs are made of (especially on the inside) will not irritate your skin or cause an allergic reaction. Perhaps you should also consider whether or not you can handcuffs for se that are easy to clean throughly, like the Quickie Cuffs, or you would rather have that leather-buckle look but then only be able to wipe down the material to clean it.

Adjustability

Adjustability - What to Look for in Handcuffs for Sex
This might not be the case for everyone, but I always think it’s a good idea to find handcuffs for sex that are adjustable. Not only that but that they also should be highly adjustable and accessible for a lot of different sized wrists. Velcro will often provide good adjustability but less security. Cuffs with buckles and plenty of holes for adjustability can provide both lots of restraint and accessibility.

Flexible coupling points

Flexible coupling points - What to Look for in Handcuffs for Sex
You might want to pay attention to the connector between the two cuffs. Is is a metal chain? Is is rope? Silicone? How long is it and how sturdy? Is it removable? You will most likely want the coupling point between your cuffs to be flexible, removable, and long or short enough for the level of restraint you want.

Good locks and extra keys

Good locks and extra keys - What to Look for in Handcuffs for Sex
If you’re looking for handcuffs with a lock, you’ll definitely want to avoid all the flimsy locks that will break as soon as you tug on it.  You want to look for something with a durable lock and preferably with 2 keys included. It’s always good to have an extra key for all of your lockable bondage gear! Additionally, you might see the enefit in having your handcuff keys look slightly different from any other keys you have. A unique design may help you get to the right one if you in a pinch.

Attachment potential

Attachment potential - What to Look for in Handcuffs for Sex
Whether you find it on the flexible coupling point or on D-rings on the handcuffs themselves, you might want to look for some fastening points on your handcuffs for sex where you can add some other kinky attachments, like nipple clamps with chains, BDSM collars, or other types of sexual restraints.

Can You Make Your Own Bondage Cuffs?

That depends on your definition of the word “make”. If you are a diligent and talented seamstress, then yes, there are multiple patterns online that teach you how to DIY your own bondage cuffs. However, if you are hoping to convert something you already own into usable cuffs, it gets a bit trickier. One of the main problems you need to consider is that some fabric is not so grippy on itself, so it could tighten uncomfortably during playtime. For example, silk scarves tend to slip, which could be pretty dangerous.

Sew Your Own

Sew Your Own - Can You Make Your Own Bondage Cuffs?
This option is probably the easiest that will still allow for some quality, professional-looking cuffs. There are many patterns and tutorials online that you can check out, but basically, you will need to measure your wrists and then cut out the correct length from your chosen fabric. You will also need to decide if you want buckles, velcro, buttons etc

Silk Ties

Silk Ties - Can You Make Your Own Bondage Cuffs?
If one of you has a silk tie lying around this can be a fun and sensual option to DIY bondage. However, as mentioned, silk tends to slip and can get dangerously tight, so keep in communication with your partner and ensure that you have safety scissors nearby if necessary.

Rope

Rope - Can You Make Your Own Bondage Cuffs?
This is perhaps the safest and easiest option. Rope’s coarse texture allows it to cinch against itself, so you can safely and securely bind your sub’s wrists, ankles etc. However, we suggest that you keep those scissors handy, just in case.

Belts

Belts - Can You Make Your Own Bondage Cuffs?
If you enjoy the aesthetic and sensation of leather and metal buckles, then a modified belt could work for you. You will either have to punch a new hole in your belt after measuring your wrists or ankles, or you can try to wrap the belt around your sub’s limbs until you can line the buckle with a hole. This can be fiddly and can also lead to loose binding that your sub might wriggle out of.

What to Consider When Buying Bondage Cuffs 

Bondage cuffs themselves are fairly straightforward items, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few things you should consider before deciding on a set. Keep these specifications in mind while searching so you can get the perfect cuffs for you the first time!
  • Size – Many bondage cuffs are adjustable, but that doesn’t mean they’ll fit everyone. You should make sure your wrists will fit into the cuffs by measuring them and comparing your measurements to the manufacturer’s specifications. If you’re planning on using cuffs on your ankles then you’ll want to measure those as well. Although it’s possible to find a pair that will fit both, you might find having two pairs is more exciting!
  • Material – This comes down to personal preference. Remember, the material you choose will be restraining your wrists so if you prefer a more “gentle” experience, metal might not be the best choice. Fortunately, there are plenty of softer materials like silicone, leather, or faux leather to choose from! The material used will also control the amount of “give” your cuffs have so it’s definitely a factor putting some thought into.
  • Fastening – How rough are you planning to be in these cuffs? If you’re mainly planning on using them for some light bondage with your partner then stretchy silicone cuffs could be a suitable option. For a more secure fit, velcro straps or ropes are an option. However, if you want to be unable to remove the cuffs yourself, we’d recommend considering cuffs with belt-style straps or metal handcuffs. If you want the look & feel of handcuffs without the inability to remove them yourself (or if you’re worried about your partner losing the key!), don’t worry: most BDSM handcuffs have a safety lever!
  • Lockable – As we mentioned above, most bondage handcuffs have a safety lever that can be used in case you lose the key or want to remove the cuffs yourself. For some people, the ability to remove the cuffs themselves might take away from the experience. If that’s the case, you may need to look for “professional grade” handcuffs. That said, bear in mind that “real” handcuffs won’t be removable without a key, which means you cannot lose the keys!

How to use handcuffs for sex

Each cuff works slightly differently, depending on the fastening mechanism but there are some common guidelines to follow to make using your cuffs simple, safe, and sexy!

Test them first

Test them first

Both partners should familiarise themselves with the fastening/ release mechanisms before using the handcuffs for sex. This is especially important for locking cuffs.

Put the cuffs on

Put the cuffs on

Place your partner’s cuffs inside the cuffs and adjust so that the cuffs are tight enough that they don’t fall off but not so tight they will interfere with circulation. If you are using rope, tape, or fabric handcuffs, you should be able to insert a couple of fingers between your partner’s wrists and the handcuffs.

Enjoy!

Enjoy!

Once you have the cuffs on and your partner in position, it’s time to play!

How to clean your handcuffs for sex

Different handcuffs will have different cleaning instructions, depending on what material they are made of. Most solid cuffs can be wiped down to keep them clean. If you have fabric cuffs, you might be able to wash them in the washing machine, but always check the manufacturer's instructions first.

FAQ

You should always shop at a reputable, trusted sex toy store to make sure you are getting safe handcuffs for sex. We only work with stores we trust so you can shop safely using any of the links in this post!

No, they shouldn't hurt you beyond your stated limits. The aim of the game with bondage cuffs is to keep you restrained and held. The restraints are often firm and unforgiving but the materials they are made of often allow for comfort. You want to enjoy yourself after all! If you feel any pain or discomfort then stop immediately and let your dom know.

Handcuffs can be used to tie your partner to the bed or other furniture, to limit the use of their arms and hands, or combined with other types of restraints for all kinds of bondage play. Usually, they are combined with other sexual activities such as intercourse or outercourse.

Anyone! If you and your partner want to try bondage cuffs, then go for it! As long as you communicate with each other and understand each other’s limits then you should be absolutely fine. Keep it safe and have fun!

Purpose made handcuffs for sex are the safest option, but if you don't have access to that, you can make some handcuffs using a belt or some scarves. Just be careful when using fabric or scarves, especially if it is silky, as this can tighten by itself. Always make sure your restraints are loose enough that they don't interfere with your circulation.

It depends on the product. Most bondage cuffs with Velcro fasteners, buckles, or pull ties are adjustable. If you want an adjustable one, don't forget to do some research about the product you are eyeing before buying.

Handcuffs for sex are often used to explore power play. They help to create a feeling of submission, as the person wearing them has some of their power taken away from them and put in the hands of their partner. They also prevent the person from pleasuring themselves or their partner using their hands, meaning they have to use other means or rely on their partner.

Yes! They are all tried and tested before they are safe for use! All products go through rigorous testing before they are produced en mass, and you can be assured that everything is body-safe as can be! You can also read through the product's reviews to see real-life experiences with the cuffs.

What are handcuffs for sex?

Handcuffs for sex are restraints that are worn over the wrists or sometimes the ankles. They can be used to bind a person's wrists together behind their back or above their head, limiting their movement or preventing them for pleasuring themselves or they can be used to restrain someone in a certain position or location while you tease them! Handcuffs are often the first bondage tool people experiment with, but they are used by beginners and advanced bondage players alike!

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