The 10 Best Handcuffs for Sex, Bondage and Fun
How Were these Handcuffs Selected and Tested
When choosing and testing these handcuffs for sex, we weren’t satisfied with getting just one person’s opinion, because we know everyone is different when it comes to finding the perfect pair of cuffs. Instead, we combined our sex toy expert’s opinion with all of the customer reviews we could get our hands on and even got some of our sex toy testers to personally test them and write an in depth review of their experience.
We also try to include all of the information you need to figure out if these sexual handcuffs are going to fulfil your needs and help bring your fantasies to life. So as well as looking rating the quality, design, and ease of use, we also made sure to consider what type of restraint play and which level of bondage experience they are best suited too!
Different Types of Handcuffs
- Silicone handcuffs — These handcuffs are two silicone loops that are joined in the middle and stretch over your wrists. They are easy to remove yourself, making them perfect for beginners.
- Silk handcuffs — These soft handcuffs slip over your wrist and can be used to tie your partner to the bed, a chair or other restraint points.
- Velcro handcuffs — Velcro fastening cuffs makes it easy to get exactly the right fit, and they are easy to get on and off. Velcro restraints are also easy to escape so are best for beginners or light bondage.
- Metal handcuffs — These are more like the traditional police cuffs and tend to have a lock mechanism and quick release lever. They are more uncomfortable than fabric or rope cuffs as the metal can dig in to your wrists.
- Fuzzy Handcuffs — These are the same as metal cuffs with the addition of a faux fur sleeve that wraps around the cuff.
- Buckle Fastening Handcuffs — Cuffs with buckles are better suited to more experienced bondage players as they are much more difficult to get out of.
- Rope — Rope cuffs can be pre-made or you can make your own using bondage rope.
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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The 10 Best handcuffs for sex in Test
DOMINIX Deluxe Leather Wrist 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. The cuffs 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.
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!
Quickie Cuffs Super-Strong Medium Silicone 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.
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.
Fifty Shades of Grey Totally His Soft Handcuffs
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 the cuffs 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.
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!
Blush Novelties Temptasia Cuffs
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.
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.
Lovehoney Oh! Silky Bondage Restraints
The sleek silk 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!
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.
Fifty Shades of Grey You. Are. Mine. Metal Handcuffs
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!
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.
Kink by Doc Johnson Hemp Hog Tie Cuffs
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.
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!
Stupid Cute Wrist Cuffs from the Stockroom
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.
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 cuffs that will last!
Scandal Corset Cuffs By CalExotics
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.
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.
Clear CTRL Vinyl Wrist Cuffs
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.
If you love fantasy role play or want the perfect cuffs 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.
More Ways to 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.
Make Your Own Time Release Handcuffs
Up the ante of handcuff restraint play with time release handcuffs. Once your partners 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.
How to Use Handcuffs Safely
As with all bondage play, there are some simple safety guidelines to follow when using sex toy handcuffs that will help keep you and whoever you are playing with safe and enhance your experience! It’s essential to discuss this before getting down to it to make sure you are both on the same page.
All kinky play should be risk aware, which means you should educate yourself about the risks and how to minimize them beforehand and it must be consensual.
The fries model describes the necessary components of true consent. Consent should never be coerced or forced.
Discuss your boundaries
Talk to your partner about your boundaries to establish what activities you want to explore and which ones are off limits. Remember this can change during the experience!
Safe word/ safe signal
Establish a safe word or safe signal (if your mouth will be obstructed) that can be used to stop play immediately should you feel unsafe or overwhelmed. We’ve even got a whole post on how to choose a safe word!
Always have a spare key
This one is a no brainer! Always keep a spare key somewhere safe and easy to reach.
Get some safety shears
If you are using rope, bondage tape, or fabric restraints, have some safety shears on hand to cut your partner out in an emergency.
Don't cut off circulation
Don’t tie or secure the cuffs too tightly as this can reduce or cut off circulation, which can be dangerous. If you notice any loss of color or sensation, remove the cuffs immediately.
Never leave a bound person alone
Never leave a person in restraints alone in a room in case something happens and they need to be released.
Try These Handcuff Positions
Now you’ve got your new kinky handcuffs, it’s time to put them to use! Here are some super sexy positions that pair perfectly with your new restraints!
Take this timeless classic up a notch with some handcuffs. Either secure your partner’s hands above their head or to the bed frame. Take some time to tease every inch of their body and really build the anticipation. This position is perfect for playing with pinwheels, feather ticklers, or other sensation play tools.
Locked in lap dance
Use your handcuffs to restrain your partner to a chair while you give them a sexy lap dance. This also makes a great position for some chair based sex!
The bad dog
Get into supported doggy, with a sex pillow or regular pillow under your hips and have your partner handcuff your wrists behind your back.
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
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
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.
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.
Soft plastic, hard plastic, jelly, rubber, Cyberskin are all porous materials, meaning that small particles and bacteria can penetrate the surface. This makes it impossible to completely clean these types of materials.
Therefore, it is recommended that you use a condom with these types of toys, especially if you are sharing them. Clean these toys with mild soapy water and dry gently with a towel. These materials are more easily damaged, so be sure to be gentle and make sure your toys are completely dry before storing.
Silicone, glass, stainless steel and some hard plastics can all be washed using a mild soap (like you would use on your body) and warm water. Just be careful if your toy contains electrical parts.
Silicone and stainless steel toys without any electrical parts can also be boiled for sterilisation.
If your toys contain electrical components, be extra careful when cleaning them and always check the instructions provided with the toy. You can use a gentle cloth and soap to wipe or sex toy cleaner or cleaning wipe to down your toy, making sure that no water comes into contact with the electrical parts.