Fantasy by Cara Sutra was launched in February 2014 at La Boudiour Boutique. Already prominent in the sex bloggers world and winner of the Best Erotic Journalist in the ETO Awards 2013, (you can also nominate her for the 2014 ETO Awards) Cara has the knowledge and experience to create a fantastic range of bondage equipment.

Packaged in a well designed box, the Beginners Bondage Kit certainly looks appealing with a good colour theme echoing those of the products and gorgeous imagery.

The eight piece kit includes:

  • Wrist Cuffs
  • Ankle Cuffs
  • Collar and Attachable Leash
  • Blindfold
  • Breathable Ball Gag
  • Bondage Rope
  • Flogger

This Beginners Bondage Kit is available in red or black, which are Cara’s signature colours. I chose to review the red kit, however I would have liked it to have been a mix of both.

 Wrist Cuffs

Made from faux leather, the cuffs are very comfortable to wear due to the faux fur lining and look good. They attach around the wrist using a metal buckle which is easy to secure however I could slip my hand from the cuff so an extra hole would be needed to keep me restrained. The D ring on the cuffs attach to a chain with two push fasteners which are able to take a good amount of pull so will not be broken easily. The chain measures at 5 inches. I am able to simply unclip the fasteners if I wish, as a beginners bondage kit I like this feature as it gives me a bit more control.

Ankle Cuffs

The ankle cuffs are very similar to the wrist cuffs, only slightly larger. They attach together with the push fasteners clipped to the D ring on each cuff and are comfortable to wear. I am unable to slip my foot out of these on the tightest setting. The ankle cuffs have the same amount of chain as the wrist cuffs at 5 inches.

Collar and Attachable Leash

The Collar is made in the same way as the cuffs, with faux leather and faux fur stitched on. I do like the detailing of the stitching on these sets. The collar fits comfortably around my neck and comes with an attachable leash which clips to the central D ring. The leash looks rather flimsy, but after tugging on it I can confirm it is well made. On the tightest setting the collar seems to buckle in on itself as there is no where for the faux leather to tuck into, however unless you have a really small neck this shouldn’t be an issue.

Blindfold

The blindfold has the same faux leather as the other items and the faux fur on the inside makes it very comfortable to wear. It does seem to slightly shred it’s faux fur so might need a trim of the extra on the edges. It successfully blocks the light so there is no peeping. Secured with a thick elastic strap, this blindfold stays on securely and works well.

Breathable Ball Gag

Ball gags really aren’t my thing, however as a beginner to these, the fact it’s breathable does make it more appealing. It is easy to secure around your head and measures at 2 feet in length overall and 4 inches for the ball gag. The ball itself is 2 inches in diameter. The breathable ball gag can be tightened between 16 inches and 23 inches. The O rings on the gag means that it is able to sit more comfortably and in position.

Bondage Rope 

The bondage rope is lightweight and has a soft texture. It measures approximately 29.5 inches in length with a width of 1cm so there is plenty to play with. The ends are secured with tape. It feels comfortable wrapped around my skin and doesn’t scratch. It has a slight elasticity to it.

Flogger [Incorrect – Not included in the current kit] 

The flogger in this kit differs somewhat from the images as it has a red handle and black tails. The flogger is the only part of this kit which has disappointed me. With the lovely faux leaner handle and metal ring it was looking promising, however parts of the material on the flogging end were still stuck together and it had not been correctly attached to the handle. After a session using the flogger it didn’t really leave much to be desired.

Flogger [Correct item for the kit]

Cara was kind enough to send me both floggers, the red one being in the red kit, and the black for the black kit.

The floggers have a comfortable handle to hold and if the material handle on the end is large enough, the black one seems longer than the red, then you could place it around your wrist for extra security. The tails are securely held in place and are of a good length. They make a great sound when hitting flesh. The fabric handle is also great for handing up the flogger and keeping it close.

Summary

For a beginners bondage kit, Cara Sutra has made sure you have everything you could possibly need. The cuffs and collar are good quality, rope is a great inclusion and the ball gag may push the beginners into trying something new. It’s certainly not something I had any interest in before. Everything in the kit is a great addition to any bedroom.

The Fantasy By Cara Sutra Beginners Bondage Kit can be purchased online at Adult Toys UK (with a £10 off web introductory offer) or in store at La Boudoir Boutique .

*The Fantasy by Cara Sutra Beginners Bondage Kit was sent to me for free by Cara Sutra in exchange for an honest review.