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Unknown delights: BDSM gear you’ve probably never heard of...

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Unknown delights: BDSM gear you’ve probably never heard of...

Nowadays it seems like everyone and their not-so-vanilla mother knows at least a little about BDSM. But for many there’s still whole spectrum of kinky gear that remains entirely unexplored.

By Emmeline Peaches

These items are either reserved to a specific fetish or are simply so initially innocuous that their potential for play is easily overlooked. To the uninformed observer, they may appear to be ornaments, household equipment, or even just regular day-to-day items, but to those in the know their intention is very specific.

It’s time to delve deeper into the intricacies of BDSM and to become one of those informed individuals. Allow Dusk to be your guide (and if you’d like to know more why not check out our BDSM 101 article).

 

Dragon Claws

Perhaps the most obvious of all the items on this list, Dragon Claws are akin to the more commonly-known pinwheels in that they look dangerous and provide a nicely sharp sensation that can vary based on the pressure applied.

Imagine a metal back scratcher except with sharp, intentional edges designed to make the sub in your life squirm with delight. That’s a Dragon Claw.

A good Dragon Claw will be made of stainless steel and will be perfectly weighted to allow for effortless and controlled application. It’s suitable for beginners and advanced users alike and can be a very good addition to sensation play (especially if you’re looking for something a bit less well-known).

 

A Humbler

Humblers are a special kind of cock and ball torture. Two pieces of wood, that clamp down at the base of the user’s scrotum via a screw system, the Humbler doesn’t look like anything particularly kinky at first, and it’s nowhere near as well-known as cock rings (nor as easy-going).

Humblers force submissives in to a forward-folded position, kneeling obediently. Any attempt to try and move out of position will cause pressure and pain via the Humbler, making each movement a risk. This can be paired with tickling, flogging, or any other action that might prompt movement to cause a very intense experience.

 

A Carpet Beater

Perhaps a bit Victorian to leave on daily display, but you could tell people that you’re going for an antique aesthetic.

A Carpet Beater is an alternative spanking item for those who a tired of conventional-looking paddles, whips, and floggers.

Carpet Beaters are usually made of some sort of reed and are woven into wonderfully traditional shapes. These allow them to leave a beautiful mark, in addition to being wonderfully lightweight with a distinctive sting.

The long handle and rather forgiving material of Carpet Beaters makes them great for beginners whereas their relative obscurity allows curious kinksters to explore them without fear of being discovered so easily. Plus they’re great for some Victorian/Steampunk kink cosplay. Just a suggestion...

 

bdsm speelgoedA Surgical Stapler

At this point you might be cringing a little bit (even if you’re interested in pain). A stapler? Seriously!?

Yes. Seriously.

Don’t worry, though. Surgical Staple Guns are made for use on the body and can range from ones offering a gentle pinch to those with much more pain-inducing sensations.

Surgical Staple Guns can be part of a torture session or a more specific medical fetish and offer a more advanced form of play. They should never be shared and do require some additional care kit, such as antibacterial ointment, alcoholic wipes, and latex gloves. These add to the ambience of using such a tool while also adding to the aesthetic of this particular play style.

Unlike many of the items on the list, this object is not recommended for those who are new to BDSM, but now when you see a staple gun in a friend’s bedroom you might just think twice about why it’s there.

 

Safety Scissors

Rope bondage and handcuffs are some of the most well-known and iconic BDSM objects available, but very little attention is given to using these items safely. If your main introduction to BDSM has been through the product pages of adult stores or lightly authored erotic novels, then you may know very little about Safety Scissors, but trust me when I say that they are as essential as they are often overlooked.

Safety Scissors are often made to the same design as paramedic scissors. This allows users to get in close to the skin if needed without causing any inadvertent or long term damage. They’re nice, sharp, and can cut through rope, bondage tape, satin ties, and pretty much most other restraints if needed.

These items aren’t used during a BDSM session but act as a safety net in case anything goes wrong.

If you’re serious about BDSM then such precautions are an absolute must and represents a dedication to your partner’s safety and a respect for the art of BDSM. Anyone and everyone using rope or similar restraints should own a pair of safety scissors, so it’s an absolute travesty that these items aren’t frequently mentioned (or even considered) when conversations about BDSM emerge.

Safety Scissors also act as a constant and very real reminder that safety must always come first when engaging in any form of BDSM. They are the very embodiment of the research, precautions, and consideration that are foundational to any form of kinky play.

 

And That’s All For Now!

We hope you’ve enjoyed this list and that at least one item on here was a new discovery for you. Of all the items on the list which one appeals to you the most? Which one do you consider to be the most significant?

Keep it kinky and stay tuned for the next exciting BDSM article very soon.

 

By Emmeline Peaches
emmelinepeachesreviews.com
@EmmelinePeaches

For more practical sex tips have a look at our How To... videos.

 

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