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Holiday Shopping Guide

Yes, I’m afraid it’s that time again…time to start shopping for the holidays! Now, I’m not typically much of a shopping kind of guy–I leave that to Joy–but when it comes to bondage equipment, toys and other naughty items, well, that’s another story. I have lots of fun scouting out web sites and searching for something new or better we can add to our toy chest. So, while looking for a new sweater for my mother-in-law or something acceptable we can take to a dinner party may leave me cold, selecting some new lingerie that would look good on Joy, a nice, new paddle to minister to her tender bottom, or some wicked bondage restraint that will leave her gasping and helpless makes me really rather hot.

Of course, visitors to this blog may have similar interests when it comes to holiday gift-giving, and with that in mind, I’d like to present Leather Cuffs and Silken Bonds’ second annual Holiday Shopping Guide. The guide summarizes the “best” BDSM-themed items we’ve found and breaks them out by category of interest. The goal is to make it quick and easy for you to find something suitable to place under that special, naughty Christmas tree…you know, the one with the gifts that Santa would never dare to bring!

All products listed have been strenuously tested (some more strenuously than others) by Joy and I and meet with our personal stamp of approval. For those readers who may be just starting out in their exploration of BDSM, or for those who have not yet begun to experiment but are considering surprising their significant other with something really “unexpected” in their stocking, I’ve also noted items we consider suitable for beginners.

Of course, our full BDSM product reviews library remains available if you’d like to check out other options that didn’t achieve a “best” rating. And if there’s nothing listed that catches your eye, I’ve included links out to merchants we like so that you can browse from a wider selection. Full disclosure–we have an affiliate relationship with some of the merchants we recommend.

I wish you luck on your search for the perfect holiday gift! As for me, I’m going to check in with Joy to see if she’s finished her Christmas list yet. Generally, I let Santa take care of the “good girl” gifts. I tend to concentrate on the naughty girl side of the equation…

Enjoy yourself,


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Review Added: Cloud 10 Venus Butterfly

Usually Joy and I publish reviews of products we like, and that have done a good job for us. This only makes sense–readers get the most benefit from hearing about the good products, as opposed to all those not-so-good ones out there. If you want to buy a set of cuffs, for instance, is it more useful for you to hear “we recommend these cuffs”, or “not sure what you should buy, but for God’s sake make sure it’s not these!”?

However, sometimes it’s fun and useful to read about an interesting failure–a product that’s a good idea, but just doesn’t quite cut it when it comes to execution. And that’s the case with the Cloud 10 Venus Butterfly, an attempt at a hands-free vibrator that simply doesn’t succeed. If you’re interested in what it is and why it didn’t work out for us, take a look at the review.

Enjoy Yourself!


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New Review Added: Waterproof Turbo Glider Raspberry Crush

I have just posted a review of the go-to vibrator that Joy and I use in 90+ percent of our BDSM adventures. It’s the Waterproof Turbo Glider in the Raspberry Crush color scheme. This is a traditional vibrator without a lot of fancy bells and whistles, but you know what? It doesn’t need them. It does a far better job than any of the other, more elaborate models we’ve tried. If you’re interested in a vibrator, consider this one–it does wonders for Joy and I!

Enjoy yourself,


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