The Importance of Comfort
When you are choosing the tie downs you are going to use, it is a good idea to consider comfort. Handcuffs can be a lot of fun and they look awesome against leather, but they can also dig into the skin if they are not used properly. If you are going to keep your sub tied up for long periods of time, you should use something in between the handcuffs and the skin. Consider using something like leather to protect the skin if you want to use handcuffs.
Remember your sub is going to need to go to work and live a life. If there are marks on wrists or on the neck, your sub will get questions as to if everything is all right. You don’t need this kind of scrutiny and this is not the kind of humiliation your sub signed up for. Make sure your tie downs will all protect your sub and prevent any signs of use from showing up.
Maintaining a Solid Tie Down
Even though you do not want to cause any harm to your sub, you also do not want your sub feeling free to do anything. If you are going to use something like sashes, you need to know how to tie proper knots. Make sure you can keep everything tight around wrists and ankles so your sub cannot move unless you want movement.
Rope can be a good tie down, but you need to be careful about the kind of rope you use. Never use plastic rope as it will chafe and injure your sub. Also, do not use climbing rope, as it stretches and will let your sub get free from the restraints. Instead, make sure you are using a cotton rope to gently, yet firmly keep your sub tied down.
Straps can also be a valuable commodity to have around. You are able to use a buckle system to keep your sub in one place for as long as you need. Look for straps with cotton padding on the inside of the leather. This protects the skin and maintains a secure grip on your sub.
When you use these tie downs, you will have a lot of fun restraining your sub and your sub will feel dominated. Because you paid attention to comfort and security at the same time, you will not have to worry about any problems in your relationship as a result of using restraints.