Review: Tantric Binding Love Hog-Tie

This month California Exotic Novelties sent out products with the them of 50 Shades of Grey.  I have not read the books, nor do I intend to.  I think the whole fuss over them is rather silly.  Anyways, this month I received the Tantic Binding Love Hog-Tie.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  Restraint
  • Manufacturer:  California Exotic Novelties
  • Includes:  Four elastic cuffs, o-ring with connectors
  • Materials:  35% Rubber, 65% Polyester
  • Size:  Wrist cuffs – 5.5″ circumference, 3″ wide; Ankle cuffs – 7″ circumference, 3″ wide; O-Ring – 1.5″ diameter, 7″ long
  • Price:  $34.99
  • Pros:  Cute
  • Cons:  Cuffs are too small; Seam sewn incorrectly in one; Seam is sharp and scratches
  • Overall Rating: 2/5
  • Recommended: No

tantric binding love hog-tie

The package

The Tantric Binding Love Hog-Tie comes in a standard CEN cardboard box.  It is also not the most discreet.  The front of the box has a woman in a skimpy outfit laying on her back with her legs int he hair wearing the product.   The back of the box has the same woman but this time on her stomach.  All sides have the Tantric Binding Love logo on them in large print.  The product itself does not take up even a fourth of the box  so I’d suggest just tossing it.

The Hog-Tie itself has five pieces.  There are two wrist cuffs, two ankle cuffs, and the o-ring with four connectors on it.  I wasn’t expecting there to be a difference between the wrist and ankle cuffs , but the wrist cuffs are significantly smaller than the ankle cuffs.  On the website, it lists the wrist cuffs at 6.5″ while I only measure them to be 5.5″ and the ankle cuffs at 8″ and I measured 7″.  There is at least an inch or two of stretch since they are completely elastic.  For me though, I have medium to large size wrists (about 7″ in circumference).  The wrist cuffs will stretch that much, but the problem is getting over my hand which has a circumference around 9″.  The wrist cuffs barely stretch that much and I can get it on, but it quickly cuts off my circulation and digs in.  The ankle cuffs are a better fit for my wrists.  I did not even attempt to get the ankle cuffs on as my ankles are very large (nearly 10.5″ circumference) and I’m sure they would be the same as the wrist cuffs.  The other major problem I have with the cuffs is there is a large seem on the inside and it’s even sewn incorrectly in one of the cuffs I have.  The seam is very rough and even sharp in places and I managed to leave a long scratch up my wrist and hand trying to get it off.  The things I do for you people.  As far as cleaning, I’m sure you can probably toss them in the wash (cold only) in a laundry bag or hand wash them.  I probably would not toss them in the dryer.  They are mostly polyester but also list “rubber” so they may shrink or get kinky with heat.

tantric binding love hog-tie

The hog-tie

Aside from the fit, I didn’t even try to get into a hog-tie position with these.  I’d never get myself back out and don’t have anyone to try them on.  The o-ring does have 7″ of space between the connectors.  The rings that you clip the connectors too are shaped like the top of a heart, which is kinda cute.  However, they are attached to the cuffs with the same elastic material so they tend to be pulled sideways.  The material seems pretty durable though and it would take a lot of force to rip them apart.  If you’re looking for a hog-tie to hold you more than you hold yourself, this may not be the best option though.  You also could just use them for binding just wrists or just ankles, just don’t use the other two connectors.  You could probably also hook the other connectors to someone or something else.  For example, you could cuff two people’s wrists or ankles together.

Overall, I do not like the Tantic Binding Love Hog-Tie.  The cuffs are much too small, but if you’re into very tight cuffs and being put in a hog-tie with a bit of pain from the seams (especially getting them off) these may be okay for you.  These would probably work well if you have very small wrists and ankles as well.  They also won’t help restrain you much due to the elasticity.  These are more for the look than actual restraint.  They are overall cute looking, but just not as functional as other products.  Be sure to check out the rest of the Binding Love collection and the Tantric collection.

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*This review was sponsored by California Exotic Novelties, the product was sent to me free of charge to provide my honest opinion with no form of compensation*

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