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Review: Fantasy by Cara Sutra Beginners Bondage Kit

 

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Posted January 2, 2016 by

I was lucky enough to be sent this whole kit by Cara Sutra recently. To tell you the truth, I was going to buy this myself, but she wouldn’t let me! I would have bought it anyway, even if I wasn’t going to review it. It’s a comprehensive kit, so I’ll split it up into sections about each part. Before I start though, it’s worth noting that this is a beginners’ bondage kit. It’s not for those who are experienced and want something sturdy or break proof. So I’ll be reviewing it with that in mind.

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Flogger

The flogger is a great choice for a beginners’ kit and this one is particularly appropriate. Floggers are good for beginners for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the force you put into swinging it will be split amongst many tails, which means that they provide less impact than a single tail. Secondly, many impacts hurt less than just one. This is true for lots of things. Pulling lots of hairs out at once hurts less than a single hair, for example. The brain is overloaded with lots of pain signals, so diminishes them. Because of these two reasons, floggers are great for looking fierce but actually being tamer than expected. This one is also great because it’s quite small so the impact will be reduced again. The longer the tail, the faster it can travel, the more it will hurt. That crack you can hear when a long whip is wielded? That’s the tip breaking the sound barrier. So Cara has made a good decision in having a flogger in her kit, rather than a crop or cane or single tail. Of course, with enough force, this flogger will hurt quite a bit, but it takes a lot more effort. The beauty of this one is it can be wielded enthusiastically without fear that you’ll injure your partner while doing so.

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Ankle and Wrist Cuffs

The cuffs, ankle and wrist, are very comfortable. They’re also both strong and weak at the same time, which sounds confusing, but is actually a good thing for a beginners’ kit. They’re mainly strong. They’re well made, the stitching is of a good quality and they’re unlikely to fall apart even with repeated use. There is one weak point however, but one I endorse. The plastic links that connect the cuffs to each other (or whatever you choose) aren’t that strong. I’ve mentioned this in other reviews, but I think this is a good idea for starter kits. If this is your first time dabbling in bondage play, you probably don’t want the sturdiest kit available. Certainly, if it’s your first time being cuffed, you’ll probably want to be able to break out if you really want to. You’ll actually probably never need to, but just knowing that you can will give you peace of mind. You’ll want to concentrate on all the wonderful sensations being given to you by your partner instead of being worried you can’t escape if you forget your safe word and things become overwhelming. So if this was a professional kit, yes the cuffs would need to be stronger. But for a beginners’ kit? They’re perfect.

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Collar

The collar is very comfortable and, like the rest of the gear, looks & feels very nice. It’s not too bulky and doesn’t restrict you when you wear it. Again, this is a good thing for a starter kit. In time you may prefer a sturdy leather posture collar but for your first session? I think a smaller comfortable collar is the way to go. It also comes with a lead, which is a great little addition. It means the collar instantly has a purpose. This collar isn’t just for making you look hot. It’s for being led around the bedroom on all fours or for being pulled around whilst you’re tied up. All those kinds of fun things. For such a little addition, it’s actually one of the things that separates this kit from many of the others. If you’ve not yet tried one and have submissive fantasies, ask your partner to put one on you. You’ll be amazed at how it makes you feel.

It’s hard to explain, but more than anything else in this kit, the collar has the biggest psychological impact. Sure, you can be cuffed, gagged, tied, flogged and blindfolded but you might just enjoy being dominated. Wear a collar and you feel instantly submissive. I can only compare it with practicing orgasm denial then finally having your penis locked in a chastity device by a partner. Sure, you can abstain from orgasm, but when you’re locked and they have the key, it’s just…well, different. It’s the same with this. If I’m being dominated then I tend to enjoy engaging back. Straining, trying to break free, putting up a fight, that kind of thing. Put a collar on me and I won’t. I’ll probably just close my eyes, bite my lip and try to take everything you can give me. I know that might sound odd but trust me, try it and see for yourself.

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Rope

The rope is another nice addition. It feels pretty sturdy, although I’m not sure of the tensile strength, so don’t try to suspend your partner from the ceiling. But again, this is just a beginner’s kit so I wouldn’t expect a beginner to try anything quite so adventurous. It is however, fantastic for tieing up your partner or fashioning a sexy rope bondage harness. It’s thick and looks amazing against skin. The best thing though? It feels amazing. It’s so soft! It feels wonderful against your skin. Of course, when it’s pulled tight it can be used for quite harsh bondage, but it’s just as at home with some slightly looser sensual rope work.

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Blindfold and Ballgag

To end, no bondage kit should be without these two. The ballgag is probably my least favourite part of the kit, as I’m not really a fan of gags. It’s perfectly fine for what it is though.It’s like one of those practice golf balls attached to a mouth harness and, with the two big rings on either side of the gag, it’s both comfortable and good looking.  Personally, I just prefer to have my mouth available, but that’s just me. What I will say is that if you are thinking about using the gag, bear in mind that you won’t be able to use your safe word whilst it’s on. So, if you’re gagged (or are gagging a partner), think about another way to signal stopping. Simple solutions like holding a tennis ball and dropping it when you’ve had enough can work very well.

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The blindfold is fur lined, very comfortable and blocks out everything. It has an elasticated band for a one-size-fits-all system. It looks good and is the perfect compliment to the cuffs. It’s all very well being blindfolded and not knowing what’s coming, but if you have access to your limbs and prevent it, it’s not as much fun. Its far more exciting to have your sight removed and the only way you can stop things is by uttering your safe word.

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Overall then, this is a fabulous kit. Sure, it’s not for everyone, but it’s not meant to be. It’s specifically a beginners’ kit. For couples who want to try something new. For those curious about bondage and want something soft and light to try. For those who aren’t sure and don’t want to spend the Earth on equipment they may not like and may never use again.

Everyone, please either click here or on the banner below to buy the Cara Sutra Fantasy bondage kit directly from her for a mere £69.

Cara Sutra Ltd.

For those of you who want to see a little more of what the kit looks like to be worn, please see the gallery below.

Finally, I’d like to say a huge thank you to Cara again. For sending me the kit, for helping me with various WordPress bits & pieces (like the gallery) for this review and for being on the end of a phone if I had any questions. Thank you so much 🙂


One Comment


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    Thanks so much for this incredible review. Thorough, interesting and revealing – and those photographs. SO hot!
    Thanks again, really appreciate all the hard work you put into this.
    – Cara





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