The 6 Best Thigh Cuffs and Restraints for Kinky Positions

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by Rain Egan
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If you’re looking for a fun, light-hearted way to spice up your bedroom activities then you might be considering bondage thigh cuffs. Designed to restrict the wearer’s thighs and—generally—wrists, these BDSM accessories are great for roleplaying as well as doggy-style sex. Although not as multipurpose as other accessories like handcuffs, bondage thigh cuffs are generally higher-quality items, despite often costing around $100 (and often much less!). Unlike many other bondage toys, BDSM thigh cuffs can be enjoyed by kinky and vanilla couples alike since the wide variety of styles, materials, and prices have options for nearly anyone! Being relatively compact items, they’re also great for couples who travel often. Ready to see the best of the best? Keep scrolling to find yourself a set of thigh cuffs!

How We Rated and Reviewed Thigh Cuffs

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How We Rated and Reviewed Thigh Cuffs

What to Consider When Buying Wrist to Thigh Cuffs 

Once you’ve committed to buying bondage cuffs you’ll need to sort through the options to find the perfect set for you. While you could just go with the first set you see, we’d recommend putting some thought into your purchase instead. Consider the points below when shopping to ensure your new set of sexual restraints meets—if not exceeds—your expectations!

 

  • Material – First off, you should decide which materials you want to be pressed against your skin. Leather is a popular natural option, but there are plenty of synthetic options (like faux leather, nylon, or polyester) as well. Beyond how it feels, you should also consider durability. If you’re planning on being rather rough then you’ll need a material that can take the heat!
  • Fastening – Buckles and velcro restraints are the two main types of fastenings used on bondage thigh cuffs, although you may occasionally see other types. There are two things to consider here: the time it will take to fasten the fastening and how well the fastening will stay put. Buckles are better for rough play, whereas velcro is best suited for light play (but takes less time to put on!).
  • Comfort – The materials used will affect the comfort, but so will the sizing and the design. You should make sure that your new BDSM thigh cuffs are sized correctly to your anatomy, especially if you have thick thighs or thin wrists.
  • Extras – You might have begun your journey simply looking for bondage thigh cuffs, but by now, you’ve probably noticed that you can get a few extras to go with your cuffs. While you don’t necessarily *need* them, it’s worth considering if a harness, chains, or spreader bars are things you would/could actually use.

FAQ

How do I know thigh cuffs will fit me?
Taking measurements from the widest point of your thigh will ensure you get the right fit! Compare it against the length listed in the features table, and if it's not adjustable, round up to the nearest size.
What is the best material for thigh cuffs?
This can be subjective! If you have a leather kink, aesthetics are going to be key in your decision. If you want something comfortable and cute, you could consider fur or plush lined cuffs. Ideally, you'll want to find something with a bit of elastic in it, so you're not cutting off circulation in your thighs.
How much should I spend on thigh cuffs?
Good quality thigh cuffs will run you about $30-50 depending on material, company, and complexity of the design.
How tight should my thigh cuffs be?
As a general rule of thumb, if you can slip two fingers snugly under the cuffs, you've got a good fit. You don't want them to be cutting off your circulation, and this gives you a little wiggle room to strain against them, too!
How should I store my thigh cuffs?
As with any sex toy, you'll want to store your thigh cuffs in a clean, dry place. Check to see if your cuffs come with a storage bag, as many (especially the more expensive ones) will often come with a bespoke case. If it doesn't, however, it's perfectly fine to hang them in your wardrobe, as long as you know it's safe from prying eyes!

What are thigh cuffs?

Thigh cuffs are used in bondage play to restrain the submissive's thighs and keep them in place. They can be incorporated into more intricate bondage play or used alone to take control of your partner's pleasure. Thigh cuffs are also great for doggy-style sex positions! Leather and faux leather are commonly used to make thigh cuffs, although alternative materials (such as polyester) are available as well. The restraints used vary from model to model, with buckles and velcro straps being two common options.

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The 8 Best thigh cuffs in Test

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Bondage Boutique Faux Snakeskin Wrist-to-Thigh Cuffs

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These faux-snakeskin cuffs from Bondage Boutique are a sight to behold. The versatile set features two wrist cuffs to keep your subs arms perfectly in place, and two thigh cuffs that can be rotated around any point of the leg to accommodate whatever position your heart desires! Whether your sub is on their front, back, or side, the secure buckle fastener will ensure they don’t go anywhere without a struggle.

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Are attracted to leather aesthetics
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Value comfort in your restraints
Are interested in power play
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Want to attach other restraints
Prefer a velcro fastening
Bondage Boutique Faux Snakeskin Wrist-to-Thigh Cuffs features
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Length7-11 inches
FasteningBuckle 
AdjustableYes 
MaterialsFaux leather 
Pros
Stylish
Comfortable
Plus-size friendly
Sturdy
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Can be easy to escape
Not compatible with other kit
Expensive
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Bondage Boutique have been making bondage more accessible and mainstream for a while now, and these cuffs are proof of their experience in the field. They’re high-quality, aesthetically satisfying, and super comfortable for prolonged wear. The cuffs are stitched together, which is a shame, because it limits their compatibility with other restraints. But if you’re a beginner, or you don’t mind the lack of attachments, its highs far outsell its lows.

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Bondage Boutique Soft Wrist-to-Thigh Cuffs

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This easy-to-wear thigh cuff set from Bondage Boutique is designed for beginners to the bondage scene. Designed to be non-intimidating, the soft, padded cuffs come free of any metal hardware that may be off-putting to a newcomer. Instead, the cuffs are fastened with Velcro, so the restrainee can quickly release themselves should they get uncomfortable, and there’s no chance of getting stuck! Securely and comfortably restrain your lover for a night of endless fun.

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Length15 inches
AdjustableYes 
FasteningVelcro 
MaterialsPolyester, fleece 
Pros
Inexpensive
Comfortable
Great for beginners
Quick-release
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Very small
Can be itchy
Conclusion

If you’re somebody that prefers Velcro restraints, these wrist to thigh cuffs are comfortable and secure. The downside, however, is that the sizing is limited and non-inclusive. Many have found that the circumference of the thigh restraint is extremely limiting unless you have especially slim thighs. It’s disappointing to see that such a big brand is not catering to a plus-size audience. But if you can fit them, they are especially comfortable.

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Purple Reins Thigh, Wrist and Ankle Restraint

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If you’re looking for a lightweight alternative to metal or leather thigh restraints, look no further than the Purple Reins Thigh, Wrist, and Ankle Restraint! The purple (it’s in the name!), Velcro restraints are easy to put on, and not so easy to get out of. The unique restraint is three-way and adaptable, so you can go as tight as you want (as long as it’s safe!), and detach any of the three cuff sets you like. Plus, it’s padded for extra comfort!

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Prefer velcro restraints
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Purple Reins Thigh, Wrist and Ankle Restraint  features
Features
LengthAnkle: 8-13 inches, Wrist: 8-13 inches, Thigh: 16-16 inches
FasteningVelcro 
AdjustableYes 
MaterialsNylon, Velcro 
Pros
Comfortable
Easy to use
Three-in-one
Versatile
Cons
Practicality over style
Movement between wrist and thigh cuff
Conclusion

In terms of Velcro restraints, these are the best ones out there. Yes, it’s great for beginners, but they’re also great for experienced bondage lovers that prefer Velcro restraints! These cuffs are specifically designed to be comfortable as well as secure, with additional padding on the thigh cuffs that won’t dig when you strain against them. If you’re looking for an all-in-one kit, these should be on your list, because they can separate into three distinct restraints, and multiple combinations of restraints!

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Thigh & Wrist Cuff Set

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These wrist to thigh restraints by Sportsheets are a made of a sleek and chic neoprene material – that means all the aesthetic appeal of leather, with none of the chafing! Both attach to each other with nickel-free clasps and sturdy D-Rings. The soft, strong neoprene material hugs your thighs and holds your wrists without compromising any options for sexual positions.

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LengthUp to 30 inches
FasteningVelcro 
AdjustableYes 
MaterialsNeoprene, metal, Velcro 
Pros
Sturdy
Adjustable
Chic
Nickel-free hardware
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Limited online information
Expensive
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The lack of reviews online may make you hesitant to buy this one (especially with the price), but if you’re looking for a non-standard alternative to leather, this may be worth a shot! Neoprene is a sturdy, smooth material that can hold up to some seriously (safe!) rough play. The D-rings give you some versatility, too, so you can attach a wide range of cuffs and attachments. If you have the cash to splash, this could be worth it!

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Premium Garment Leather Locking Thigh Restraints

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Sexy black or flirtatious red? These premium leather restraints come in two tantalizing colors to match your personal pleasure aesthetic. The cuffs are made of exceptionally soft garment (clothing) leather inside and out, and lock tightly and securely with stylish metal buckles. The best part? If they’re not in stock, The Stockroom’s in-house Los Angeles team will make them to order for you. Talk about luxurious!

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Premium Garment Leather Locking Thigh Restraints features
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LengthSmall: 14-20 inches, Medium 20-26 inches, Large:  inches
FasteningBuckle 
AdjustableYes 
MaterialsLeather 
Pros
Real premium leather
High-quality
Soft
Buckle restraint
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Expensive
Buckle difficult with fine motor issues
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Don’t let the price of these cuffs put you off. These Premium Garment Leather Locking Thigh Restraints are high-quality, silky smooth, and made in-house for assured quality and satisfaction. If you’re serious about bondage, and perhaps already involved in the BDSM scene, these are a worthy investment. If you fancy getting even more tied up, the Stockroom offers a wide range of matching restraints, including waist cuff, chest harness, ankle cuffs, and more.

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Strict Thigh Sling with Wrist Cuffs

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In comfortable, soft vegan leather, this Thigh Sling with Wrist Cuffs set by Strict securely buckles over your or your partner’s thighs, or wrists, or thighs AND wrists, depending on how you want to play. Both thigh cuffs and wrist cuffs secure to a comfy, fully adjustable body sling that fits over the shoulders and runs vertically down your back. Both pairs of cuffs connect sturdy O-rings placed at strategic points of the sling, so there are lots (and lots) of creative possibilities. 

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Strict Thigh Sling with Wrist Cuffs features
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LengthBack strap: 5-10 inches, Chest strap: Up to 45 inches
FasteningBuckle 
AdjustableYes 
MaterialsVegan leather 
Pros
Comfortable
Sturdy
Leather aesthetic
Adjustable
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Expensive
Less durable than real leather
Conclusion

This vegan leather restraint set is ideal for anyone with bondage experience. The O-rings are placed perfectly to attach other restraints and toys – this would be a great base for hogtying! The buckle attachments are secure and comfortable, and can stand up to some pretty rough play. The only concern is the lack of online reviews coupled with the price tag, but all in all, this is a safe bet for a good product if you have the money to spend.

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Purple Reins 12 Inch Thigh Spreader Bar

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Want to limit their movement even more? This thigh spreader bar is perfect for beginners or for more advanced users who don’t want all the bells and whistles that come with more expensive BDSM equipment! The sturdy purple nylon and easy-to-use Velcro pads wrap around the thigh comfortably and securely, holding the thighs in place more effectively than standard cuffs. Plus, who can resist a good pun in the title!

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Have thicker thighs
Prefer the texture of leather
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Features
LengthCuffs: 13-20 inches
WidthBar: 12 inches
FasteningVelcro 
AdjustableYes 
MaterialsNylon, Velcro 
Pros
Inexpensive
Targeted control
Limits movement
Good for beginners
Cons
Material may feel cheap
Not suitable for large thighs
Cuffs can slip down
Conclusion

While thigh spreaders are far less common than ankle spreaders, they’re a super exciting alternative for more targeted control. As the thigh bar is a lot higher up than the ankle bar, you may have some issues with missionary-style penetration, so this is a great excuse to explore other positions! A thigh spreader bar could be perfect for oral sex, doggy-style, using a vibrator on your partner (or yourself), or any number of things! Unfortunately, as with the other products from Purple Reins, the sizing runs incredibly small, and will be difficult for anyone with thicker thighs to properly enjoy.

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Saffron Thigh Sling By Sportsheets

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Prefer fewer restrictions? The Saffron Thigh Sling by Sportsheets is ideal for those looking for a little more support during sex, and a little less restriction. The easy-to-use sling allows you to stay in more difficult positions more comfortably, and supports the one being penetrated with plush cushions around the neck and thighs. With your legs pulled back, your partner will be able to reach greater depth and always hit the right spot, resulting in a more satisfying experience for both of you!

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Prefer real leather
Are on a budget
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Saffron Thigh Sling By Sportsheets features
Features
FasteningVelcro 
AdjustableYes 
MaterialsVegan leather, elastic, Velcro 
Pros
Comfortable
Supportive
Deeper penetration
Adjustable
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Limited restrictions
Material can feel cheap
Conclusion

This thigh sling is a great alternative if you want less restriction, and more support. It’s a unique product, well-designed, comfortable, and isn’t restricted by weight or thigh size. The sturdy elastic stirrups keep the legs secured above the head, so you can focus on the good sensations instead of the bad. For the product, it’s reasonably inexpensive too, and made with high-quality materials. If you’re after a standard cuff, this isn’t the one. But if you’re not, this is a great option.

Thigh Cuff Positions

Thigh cuffs can be a great tool to spice up some standard positions and introduce elements of bondage to your regular sex life!

Hogtying

Hogtying

Hogtying

Hogtying is a position that involves the tied person being laid on their stomach, with their limbs tied above them. Thigh cuffs are great tools, especially with other restraints, to achieve this position! Note: Whenever there is compression on a person’s chest, positional asphyxiation is a risk. Make sure the tied person can breathe easily at all times.

Pegging

Pegging

Pegging

Pegging is a sex position that involves a woman anally penetrating a man. If your girlfriend doesn’t have a penis, store bought is fine! While this position isn’t exclusive to bondage play, adding an element of bondage to pegging can enhance the power play aspect, if that’s something you’re into!

Spread eagle

Spread eagle

Spread eagle

Spread eagle is a position that usually involves ankle spreader bars or bed restraints to spread the wearers legs, leaving them open and vulnerable. As thigh spreader bars might get in the way of phallic penetration, they’d be great for keeping your legs open during fingering or oral play!

How to use thigh cuffs

Thigh cuffs can be daunting, especially for beginners. Here are some tips on how to get started, and what to do when you have!

How to use thigh cuffs

Ease into bondage play

Ease into bondage play

As with any sex, you should establish a level of trust with your partner before you engage in bondage play. Rushing into full bondage can be extremely detrimental to your pleasure. Before you use thigh cuffs, you may want to test the cuff on one thigh, so you can get a feel for the material and fit! Thigh cuffs are also a great way to ease into the experience of bondage. Don’t forget to look over our Ultimate Guide to BDSM for Beginners for more tips! If you’re interested in taking bondage further, our roundups of bondage tape, bed straps, and kits are a great place to start.

Have a safe word

How to use thigh cuffs

No matter how in sync you and your partner are, having a safe word is vital to a healthy and comfortable sex life when you’re using bondage and restraints. It’s key for the restrained partner to be able to pull the dominant partner out of the fantasy and back into the real world. That means ‘stop’, ‘no’, or other ordinarily negative affirmations should NOT be used—you’ll want to find a word that is completely disassociated with the scene.

How to use thigh cuffs
How to use thigh cuffs

Edging

Edging

Orgasms are great. It’s what we’re all here for! But for when you want to go all night, and you don’t want to get too overstimulated, edging comes into play. Edging is the practice of stopping just before orgasm to prolong sexual arousal, and it has an insane amount of benefits! Thigh cuffs can be great to keep your legs open, so you’re not tempted to squeeze them shut!

BDSM

How to use thigh cuffs

Thigh cuffs can be great to incorporate into more intense bondage sessions, and can also be a great tool for dominant/submissive play. If you’re in a dom/sub relationship, thigh cuffs can serve a number of purposes,  they can even be an exciting toy to add to role-playing scenes! Check out our roundups of dildo gags, sex tables, and spreader bars for more inspiration.

How to use thigh cuffs
How to use thigh cuffs

Aftercare

Aftercare

Any good dom will tell you that aftercare is a vital aspect of BDSM. No matter how much you want it, a session of being treated ‘badly’ can take its toll on the body and mind. It’s important that the dominant partner listen to the submissive’s needs in this context – this could be anything from cuddling, treating minor injuries, rehydrating, or thoughtful communication about how the session went.

How to clean thigh cuffs

It's as important as with every sex toy to clean your thigh cuffs in order to prevent irritation and odors lingering. The good news is that it's very easy! You can take a simple, soapy washcloth to your cuffs (always check manufacturer's recommendations) in most cases, provided you rinse and dry thoroughly. Metal hardware can be washed in the same way, but should be dried immediately after cleaning to prevent rust. In some cases, the metal hardware is detachable, and you can throw your cuffs in the washing machine with everything else!

Porous
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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.

Non-propous
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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.

The toys with electrical
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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.