Spreader Bar

All you need to know about spreader bars

For kinky people into spreader bars and restraints

Spreader bars can be attached via cuffs to either the wrists or the ankles (or, in some cases, both simultaneously), and some models have an extra attachment point in the middle so that they can be tied or locked onto something else. They restrict movement more thoroughly than some other methods, as they're used to keep the hands or feet a set distance apart. This, of course, makes them are excellent choice for people who want to make sure their submissives can't try and keep their legs together! They're relatively straightforward and inexpensive, making them a fantastic addition to pretty much anyone's kinky toy box.

 What is a spreader bar?

A spreader bar is a solid bar made of wood, plastic or metal that is made to go between a person’s legs or arms. They may have built-in cuffs or will be designed to attach to cuffs in some cases. They are there to hobble the wearer, so they can’t close their legs/arms together.

How do you use a spreader bar?

This simple bar is easy to use. Just be sure the length of bar is comfortable for the wearer. Different bars have different fastenings. The easiest to use are those which already have cuffs integrated. Otherwise, you can attach cuffs to them or use a rope to tie your bottom to the bar. You can simply cuff the wearer ankle to ankle or wrist to wrist (behind the back for real immobilisation) or sometimes the bars are designed to cuff ankles and wrists, making the wearer have to bend in the middle.

 Why choose a spreader bar?

When someone is attached to this bar, they can’t bring their legs (or arms) together. This means the Dom/top is in complete control of what is happening. It is fantastic for sexual fun, impact play and even humiliation play. It might be one, fixed bar but its uses are many and varied.

What to look for when buying a spreader bar

Your spreader bar needs to work for the bottom. You don’t want one too long, so the wearer feels uncomfortable in it and also you don’t want it too short as then it won’t do its job. Pick the material that works best for you. Wood and plastic bars will be lighter, and metal ones will be heavy. This is not just important for transporting the items but also for when it’s in use. Lighter bars will be easier to use for a longer time.

Members looking for: Spreader Bar

Similar to Spreader Bar

Restraints come in many shapes and sizes: rope, cuffs, metal and more. Pretty much anything you'd use for bondage is a kind of restraint, making this a massive and versatile category! Most people who are at all interested in kink or BDSM are amenable to bondage and restraint play in some form or another, so it's a good idea to get a little practice in ASAP if you'd like to 'play around' and experiment with a variety of partners. Just be sure to keep to all the usual safety rules in mind: keep the keys nearby, always have a set of rope shears handy, learn how to play in a way that doesn't risk circulation and do your research before you begin!
Bondage is one of the most famous and best known aspects of S&M and BDSM play, and not without reason. Being tied up is a glorious sensation for the right person, and the control inherent in being the person doing the tying can give a dominant partner a heady rush. Ball gags are also commonly used. Sometimes bondage is there primarily to enhance a roleplay scenario; sometimes it's almost an art form, especially when it comes to rope bondage. Other times it's just to make clear the dynamic and have some fun with each other. Whatever your reasons for indulging, make sure you're doing so safely. Learn some knots that don't tighten under pressure and always keep a pair of shears to hand in case you need to release your partner in a hurry.
Bondage comes in many forms, and shackling is one of the most iconic. Metal shackles are attached to the walls of many dungeons, playrooms and party spaces--and they can take a bit of a pounding, making them a great choice for keeping stronger and more feisty submissives under control! They can be used on the wrists or the ankles, and in some cases are suitable for extended periods of confinement--assuming, of course, you're communicating with the person you've got locked up all the time, and you know how they're doing. If you get a chance to try shackling, it can be well worth it for the aesthetic potential alone.