A lot of BDSM equipment and kink toys can be pricey, but what if you want to fill up your kinky stash of playthings and are on a tight budget? Our Molly helps out one kinky couple with some advice on how to kit out their play box with repurposed items that don't break the bank.
 

Dear Molly, 
My girlfriend and I are both in low paid jobs and after rent and travel, we have very little disposable income to spend on sex toys and kink stuff. We love impact play, and my girlfriend loves restraint, but when looking at buying kink toys, we can't stretch to the price of many items. We've purchased a few cheap bits such as handcuffs, but the quality has been disappointing. Do you have any ideas or suggestions on how we can add to our kinky kit while being on a budget? A. Bargain.

 

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Dear A. Bargain,
You're right that sex toys (especially kink toys) can cost a lot of money, particularly when shopping online or from some of the larger sex toy retailers. However, when it comes to kink on a budget, it's possible to stock up your play box without a doubt - all you need is a little imagination and a willingness to explore.
 

Attend a BDSM fetish fair

This one will depend on where you live, but lots of big cities have a regular fetish fair. For example, in London, you have the London Alternative Market. Do some research and find out if there is a fetish fair near you. Attending a BDSM and fetish fair is beneficial for multiple reasons. The joy of a fetish fair is that you get to touch and assess the quality of what you're buying and if it's going to work for you, which means you're taking less risk with the small budget you have.

While not everything will be cheap or a bargain, there are many handcrafted items (which may still be out of your price range) but, on the flip side, you get to meet the craftspeople in person and talk to them about what you're looking for, and they'll happily give you advice. If nothing else, a good fetish fair will offer you opportunities to socialise and help provide the ideas for things you can make yourself.


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Get kinky at DIY and Tack Shops

Take a visit to your local DIY store or Tack shop (equestrian supply store) as many of the items you find for sale on sex shops online can be bought for a fraction of a cost - and often they're much better quality. Kink toys such as rope and chains are a perfect example of something you can cheaper at a DIY store. It's also worth checking out the garden section, as plant canes can be repurposed as an impact toy. Tack shops are brilliant for picking things up like crops. The best quality crop that I've ever bought was from a Tack shop, and it was a fraction of the cost of ones you see online.
 

Scout car boot sales and charity shops

When shopping for kink on a budget, look at things through a different lens. You're not looking for a new dress or pair of shoes; instead, you're looking for items you can repurpose into DIY sex toys. Search for things like a wooden cheese board with a handle (this can make a perfect wooden paddle) or a rolling pin (which can double as a great thuddy impact toy).
 

Hit the pound shops and discount stores

Again, kink on a budget is all about looking at everything through kinky eyes. Discount stores are brilliant for making DIY sex toys. For example, wooden spoons (perfect for impact play), clothes pegs (excellent when used as clamps on various body parts), fly swatters (these deliver a real sting when used across a submissive's bottom) and some cheap flipflops or slippers (used as a spanking implement).

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Pervertable household objects. Image: whipper_snapper via Flickr Creative Commons.
 

Repurpose household objects

You may already have some of the things I've mentioned above, but, I bet you have other items that could be perverted into kink toys. Dressing gown cords make excellent ties for restraining people, or as a blindfold or gag.

Other items I've repurposed as DIY sex toys are a beautiful stone pestle from a pestle and mortar that has, on occasion, doubled as a dildo. And no piece on this subject would be complete without mentioning the leather belt - it has so many potential uses, especially when it comes to kink on a budget. A belt can make for a very mean spanking implement, as a restraint, a collar, and if it's soft leather, possibly even a blindfold.
 

Make DIY sex toys

Finally, you should also think about making your kink toys. If you Google 'making a flogger' for example, there are many tutorials on YouTube and plenty of things you can try out. a bundle of very thin canes from a garden centre, some black tape and bind them all together to make a form of a bircher. Or even better, head out to the woods and collect a small handful of birch stems and tie them together. Again, if you Google, I've seen several guides on how you make them.

The key to achieving great kink on a budget is time and heaps of imagination. Start by making a shortlist of five or six must-have kink toys, then work out which of those you can make yourself or find on a budget. Also, categorise the kink toys you might want to think about saving up for. Either way, you have a lot of potential fun ahead together exploring all the possible ways you can pervert everyday objects. Good luck!
Molly x


Are you looking for kink on a budget? Head to the forum, ask kinksters what they use as DIY sex toys.  

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Vandalslut

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My chain collar and lead came from the pet section in a AUD $2.00 (pound) shop.  And it was $2.00 - the packaging was damaged.  It can be uncompromisingly padlocked and the lead is about 2 metres long, so there's plenty of fun to be had with the extra length.

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Yes I know it's the wrong page, grrrrr

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I've been approached 4or 5 times by black dommes, all called themselves ebony goddesses looking for inferior white slaves. Any help to you?

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Avoid duct tape (like gorilla tape) for prolonged periods, it can stick too much

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Kink is in the mind not the wallet.Improvise,adapt and overcome.

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Spreader bar can be made from a brush handle, cut to about 90cm, and large screw in eyelets for each end and two about 30cm apart screwed in along the length of the bar, for wrists. Double ended quick release clips, like on a dog leash, can be used to fasten cuffs to bar. Much cheaper than commercially produced items.

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SissyWannab-8843

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Really wish there was a crossdressing makeover shop near me
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Sir had me make my own punishment seat. Arts and crafts with a painful twist.

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I quite like making toys and whatnot. First toy I made was a paracord flogger and it's still one of my faves to use. Delrin canes can be made cheaply, search online and you can get 50-80cm lengths of cane in varying diameters. I just do a paracord handle but some shrink tube can aid grip for about 99p. On that note if you are goung to "repurpose" canes from Garden centres, make sure they're rattan and not bamboo! I made a spreader bar from a wooden curtain pole and two screw in eyes, you can just do rope cuffs if you can't afford leather ones. Rope from rope services UK is good, 6mm 3 ply nylon is about 30p per meter, polyhemp is cheaper from recollection. For sensation play you can repurpose your grans rabbit fur headband or buy one from a thrift store and get pinwheels from Amazon for less than a fiver. Theres actually tons you can do on a tight budget.

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Nikki_Hexy

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Cling film can be a great restraint, can make a nice seethrough skirt/dress. Old guitar cables that i've cut the 9mm jack off each end and used that as a rope. Falic shaped food in a condom can be a great cold sex toy or even freeze a condom of water and let it defrost for about 10 mins to make sure that it doesnt instantly freeze and stick to moist skin.
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northern_dom

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The imagination is your biggest weapon. Look at things in a different light and lots can be achieved on a budget using household items.
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