Knowing that he had sampled many of the contents of my toy box, on Friday night I asked Dionysos, “What product do you think I should review next?” He paused and looked thoughtful (no doubt remembering some of the fantastic play sessions we’ve had in the past), and then his eyes sparkled and he grinned evilly.
“The boxing wraps,” he stated with certainty. “Definitely the boxing wraps. After all, you’ve been trying them out for years now.”
Medea heard him opining thus, and said, “Boxing wraps? What do you do with those?”
“Tie Dee up, of course!” was the answer.
Which is why, come Saturday morning, I once again found myself tied to the headboard with boxing wraps. Oh, what a shame! I wriggled and giggled and was thoroughly tormented by a wonderful Amazon, and loved every second.
There are many uses for boxing wraps, not the least (naturally) for protecting your hands when boxing. I gather that this was the original reason for Dionysos’ purchase of them, but, as he and I discovered to our amusement, as a pervertable there are so many more things you can do with them! Being so long (approximately 4 metres), one end can be tied around your starting point,* wrapped around or through the head board or foot board (or under the bed and up the other side if you don’t have a bed-frame that is kink-friendly) and then used to secure the ending point*. The other wrap can be used as well, so that you can have your victim completely immobile if you so desire.
* Starting points and ending points: generally wraps work best if tied to the D-ring of a set of cuffs, or tied directly around the wrist, ankle, or knee. If wrapping at the wrists or ankles, ensure that circulation is not cut off. Always keep a pair of EMT shears around to remove wraps swiftly, should the need arise. Although they untie fairly easily, it’s important to take precautions.
Boxing wraps almost always come in cotton, or a cotton-stretch mix (a little like a crepe bandage). Cotton is great because it breathes, and the boxing wraps are good because they don’t pull the skin, or rip the flesh. With the exception of the velcro fastener at the end (which can be used for sensation play, if you so fancy), the wraps are perfect for restraint rather than pain, which is good.
Verdict: It’s hard to go wrong with these cheap, multi-use pieces of fabric. Just make sure you keep the velcro away from delicate bits, unless that’s your intention!
Boxing Wraps Specs
Name: Boxing Wraps, aka Hand Wraps. Brand names vary, but they’re all much of a muchness.
Size: Generally about 5cm wide, and 4 metres long. Elasticated thumb loop at one end, velcro at the other.
Colour: What colour do you want? Amazon has a wide variety, and a hunt will find you what you want.
Materials: Usually cotton, and some brands are stretchy. You can get gauze wraps, but I don’t recommend those for tying up.
Made in: Mine were made in Taiwan. If you want to support local, you’ll need to do a hunt.
Price: Here in New Zealand a set of two is generally $12-$20, and can be found at any sport shop, as well as online.
Worthy of note: Boxing wraps can come singly, or in packs of two. Generally two is smarter, both for boxing (look ma, two hands!), and for kinky play. They are machine-washable (and doing this many times makes them a little softer), so no worries if you get them … messy.
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