Your BDSM Starter Kit

by | May 25, 2023 | Let's talk about Sex

Trying bondage and exploring you sexual desires is exciting – here is where to start.

What does BDSM stand for?

BDSM stands for Bondage and Discipline/Dominance and Submission/Sadism and Masochism.

A whole range of sexual activities come under BDSM, including inflicting pain, power play and bondage. Bondage is a sexual practice that involves the tying up or restraining of one partner.

As long as all parties consent to the acts, why not give some new things a try? Use the list below as a guide to everything you might need to get your started.

If you fancy exploring your options further, Lovehoney has a whole range of bondage items to look through.

Handcuffs

Bondage Handcuffs | Lovehoney UK

Handcuffs are a great starting point when introducing yourself to light bondage. You can use it as a restraint using the bed frame, or just on their own.

BDSM Rope

Bondage Boutique Soft Bondage Rope Restraints – Lovehoney UK

If you’re into submission, using other bodily restraints like rope may be for you.

You can explore lots of different positions. Rope play offers a wide range of possibilities, including hogties and full-body suspensions.

Do some research and learn about different possibilities to find what works best for you.

Blindfold

A blindfold is great for heightening the senses.

You can explore different sensations with touching, kisses, or even warm or cold items to play with temperature.

Lovehoney Oh! Satin Blindfold – Lovehoney UK

BDSM Spanking Paddle

Lovehoney Satin and Leather Spanking Paddle – Lovehoney UK

Something that you might want to try would be using a paddle for spanking. 

You can experiment with different positions, such as having your partner bend over a bed or table, or lying face down with a pillow underneath their hips. 

You can also try alternating between spanking and gentle caresses to increase the sensitivity.

As always, always prioritize the safety and comfort of your partner and ensure that you have someone’s informed or enthusiastic consent before using any of these items.

If you’re still unsure of what you want to try, take a look at these starter kits on LoveHoney which gives you plenty of options: Bondage Starter Kits | First Time Bondage | Lovehoney UK. You can also read our guide to vibrators is you’re looking to incorporate sex toys into BDSM.

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Edited by Caitlin Hart

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