When you are in a Dom/sub relationship, you will have certain things to enhance your relationship. Among the things you will have is a dungeon. Get the idea out of your head that you are going to build a dark cellar in your basement with chains on the walls and straw on the floor. A dungeon is no more than the place where you keep all of your BDSM gear and where you will go to punish or dominate over your sub.
There are quite a few toys you can purchase for your dungeon. If you are just getting started out, there are a few basics you should purchase to make your relationship complete. You should make sure you have restraints, a riding crop and a blindfold. You can pick up more toys along the way as you discover what you and your partner are into, but these are basics that you should have, no matter what.
Whether you have a relationship in which you are constantly administering punishment to your sub or not, restraints can be a lot of fun. They make the sub feel more vulnerable and can help to develop trust in your relationship. After all, trust is an important part of any Dom/sub relationship. If you are not pushing the boundaries of this trust and showing you are a strong unit, you may not have the kind of relationship to last. Choose between leather, handcuffs and rope depending on what you prefer and what feels right. If you are going to use rope or sashes, make sure you are willing to take the time to learn to properly tie knots. The last thing you need is for your sub to feel they are not truly restrained.
Punishment is not always something which has to include pain, but there should always be the allusion to pain involved. A riding crop is the perfect toy for any Master. It can be used to punish with if your sub has not followed your commands. It can be used to intimidate if your sub is not paying attention to what you are saying. It can also be used for humiliation when you ask your sub to suck on it or you put it inside your sub. Of course, you can also use it to spank with. There are so many uses for a riding crop you can truly not go without it.
Just as you use restraints to develop trust, blindfolds can also be used to help develop trust. Since your sub will not be able to see anything you are doing, they will need to trust you to protect them and make them feel whole. Blindfolds can be made of leather, fabric or even padding. You do not need to block your sub’s eyesight completely without any light, but you should be able to at least keep them from seeing what you are doing. Start with these great toys in your dungeon and you will have a great foundation to start your relationship with.