Discover more about using an armbinder

For kinksters into bondage and restraints

Bondage isn’t always simply about the practicality of restraint, the look and feel of the bondage item used can make a big difference to the psychology of a scene. For kinksters wanting heavy duty bondage, an armbinder is ideal. Corset like, these restraints look the part as well as practically keeping a person’s arms completely immobile behind them.

Not for the inexperienced or faint at heart, an armbinder is perfect for strict bondage and could be used with other items to completely immobilise a naughty, wriggly sub. It can also be a very strong statement piece on its own too, giving the dominant complete control.

What is an armbinder?

This device for holding arms behind a submissive/bottom can be as simple as a few straps of material connected together or can be a more complex glove. This glove is laced like a corset and covers the person’s arms up to above the elbow. It often also has straps to pull the person’s arms closer together, making it even harder for them to move or escape.

How do you use an armbinder safely?

Using this bondage device holds a person’s arms straight together, elbow to elbow behind the body so shouldn’t be used by anyone who hasn’t got some experience of being restrained. It puts a lot of strain on the submissive’s shoulders so if any pain is felt they should be released immediately.

Also check the circulation of the bottom at regular periods. If they get pins and needles or feel numbness in their arms take them out of the restraints as quickly as possible. In fact, keep some emergency shears nearby in case they need releasing very quickly indeed.

Why use an armbinder?

Great for experienced bondage players, the armbinder holds the bottom tightly in restraint. It adds an extra element of having the whole arm covered, making it more intense than just cuffs or rope. If you enjoy leather or PVC, these are the best arm restraints for you.

How long can an armbinder be used?

There is no official time limit, but it is not advised to wear one for a long time. If there is any numbness, pins and needles or other discomfort for the wearer take it off immediately. This is not a restraint that can be used for hours at a time because of its intensity.

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