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K and I are trying to build our bondage collection, so I was quite happy when Vibrator.com
offered me the chance to review the Fetish Fantasy Series Multi Position Beaded Silk Rope. The packaging has pictures of a scantily clad woman making faux "sexy" faces, but I wasn't going to let that bias me against the product. I wouldn't even hold the stupid "tie the knot!" marriage pun on the packaging against it, though they may as well have called it a "marital aid", a term I despise. No, I would -- and did -- judge the rope on its own merits, which renders a verdict of: it depends.
This rope consists of two pieces attached at the ends, and covered with silver paper. It's about 38 inches long. Large beads are strung along the rope, which you can use to create and adjust multiple loops. This opens up some interesting bondage and positioning possibilities, four of which are demonstrated on the package. No instructions come with the rope, so we used the package's photographs as a guide.
Then we tried position #3, in which the model's wrists are bound between her thighs. I don't understand the point of this position, since it's easy to close one's thighs while in it, and it restricts access. But it's comfortable enough. One can also use the rope as quick thigh cuffs, then attach the rope to restraints to keep the legs open -- but again, having a rope between one's legs tends to get in the way.
Finally, we tried position #4, or as I think of it, the "kneeling in a way that makes your ass muscles hurt" position. This takes significant co-operation from the sub, as it's tiring and easy to move out of. Still, for those who like mental domination and submission, it works, looks hot, and the rope doesn't chafe.
One more thing: a small black blindfold with an elastic band also comes with the rope. It's not fancy, but it's comfortable for a cheap blindfold, and it works for light play.
Thank you, Vibrator.com, for sending me this rope to review. Vibrator.com has lots of other bondage and fetish and sex toys -- including lots of vibrators, of course. Click on the banner below to visit their fun store.