Bondage Gear

The sexperts at Groovy Vibe have compiled a sensational array of bondage and discipline equipment, enough to make even Mr Grey envious. And we’re constantly updating our range, giving you access to the latest and greatest BDSM products. All of our products are high quality and safe if used according to manufacturer’s instructions.*

Restraints

Handcuffs

Whips

Collars

Gags and Bits

Nipple Clamps

Masks

Bondage Cock Rings

Bondage Hoods

Bondage Kits

Cock And Ball Bondage

Electro Sex Stimulation

Fetish Fantasy Series

Large Accessories

Male Chastity

Medical Instruments

Paddles

PVC Orgy Bedding

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a practice as old as time

When the best-selling novel 50 Shades of Grey hit the shelves, millions of Brits were introduced to the world of Bondage and Discipline for the first time. All of a sudden, the concepts of the sexual dominance and submission, and erotic role play through restraints were thrust into the mainstream.

BDSM is far from new. In fact sexual sadism incorporating whipping for erotic pleasure and domination can be seen in some of the oldest known texts. One of the earliest graphical proofs of sadomasochistic activities is found in the Etruscan Tomb of the Whipping near Tarquinia, which dates back to the 5th century BC. Inside the tomb, there is a fresco which portrays two men who flagellate a woman with a cane and a hand during an erotic situation.

Another reference related to flagellation is to be found in the sixth book of the Satires of the ancient Roman Poet Juvenal (1st–2nd century A.D.). Further reference can be found in Petronius‘s Satyricon where a delinquent is whipped for sexual arousal. There are also stories of ancient peoples who have been voluntarily bound, or whipped as a substitute for sex or as part of foreplay. These stories date back to the 3rd and 4th century BC.

Even the Karma Sutra of India describes four different kinds of hitting during lovemaking, the  regions of the body to target and different kinds of joyful “cries of pain” that result from this practice. In fact, the Kama Sutra is widely considered to be one of the first written resources covering BDSM and safety rules.

BDSM TODAY

Nowadays BDSM is a popular sexual pastime, largely due to novels like 50 Shades bringing the practice into the consciousness of many more people, but also because fetish play has become much more accepted thanks to the internet and changing social attitudes towards sex and sexuality. There are also a much wider array of materials from which to fashion fetish costumes, restraints and bondage equipment and the internet is giving people lots more ideas when it comes to the different role plays and fantasies to be indulged in.

BDSM exists on a spectrum. Some people are happy to stop at light bondage with a silky blindfold, some fluffy plastic handcuffs and a feather tickler while others pursue the feeling of elation and exhilaration that comes with participating in more extreme activities that cause actual pain. The common denominator for anyone participating in the BDSM lifestyle is consent and safety. Before engaging in BDSM of any kind, it’s important to have a discussion beforehand so that everyone is on the same page about what the boundaries are and what safety measures will be taken.

safety first

Those thinking of trying more extreme forms of BDSM for the first time, should seek guidance from someone experienced in BDSM and sadomasochism. Experienced Doms (or Tops) will be able to provide advice and guidance in how to do things without causing permanent damage or injury.

 

*Product Disclaimer

While Groovy Vibe does all it can to ensure our products are safe and fit for purpose, we cannot guarantee the safety or reliability of products that are not used according to manufacturer instructions. If you are unsure how to use a product safely, please contact the manufacturer for further information.

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