As we emerge from our houses, apartments and even bunkers, we are hit by some confusing signals. On the one hand we have a surge of optimism energizing us. On the other hand, reality has been a harsh Captain; there is every chance we might face a shortage of Bondo-Dollars. Besides, even if the strict social distancing rules fade away, people might still be reluctant to go to their favorite dungeon wielding a flogger with .05 feet of Dungeon Distancing. Thus buying bondage gear from the 99 Cents Store or from the Home Depot will enable you to have some fun stuff (a technical term) and not worry much about it. It ain’t a Sybian – but it’s a hell of a lot less bulky! Here’s the question that inspired this answer!
Reader: Master and I are brainstorming on ways to equip a rental home for play. What if you have very little space? How can you have a fun play space without causing damages that violate the average lease?
First of all, there are dungeons and there are dungeons. (It sounds better when you say it.) The question is, how extensive do you want your dungeon to be? Technically, any space with some rope, a couple of candles for atmosphere, a chair, a bed (with a frame or headboard to attach the ropes to) and some stuff (blindfolds, cuffs, floggers, canes, crops, etc.) is a dungeon. Impressing your fellow lifestylers notwithstanding, this is all you really need.
The key to any home dungeon is being inventive. Not only don’t you have to risk breaking your lease, you also don’t have to spend lots of money to make your play space wonderful. For example, there are “Ninety-Nine Cents” type stores in every city. Unbeknownst to them, they are the BDSM bargain basement of the Home Depot that we can all talk1 about. Here is just a partial list of dungeon supplies and toys available there; the enormity (love it!) of selection available at these places is impressive —
Spring-loaded paper clips — Budget nipple clamps! But wait, there’s more – for the genitalia too!
Hairbrushes — Two devices in one! Spanking on the flat side, light torture on the bristle side.
Rubber bands — The all-purpose BDSM toy. Wrap around the nipple or better still….
Clothespins — Buy a hundred of ‘em for a buck and go to town. They come in wood, plastic and in lots of sizes.
Loofah sponges, sandpaper, steel wool, Scotchbrite — These stores could be called “Abrasions ‘R Us!”
Spatulas — The slave can also use them to make breakfast.
Wooden spoons — The slave can also use them to make soup.
Rolling pins – The slave can also use them to make a pie crust.
C-clamps – Available in greater variety at the Home Depot. But here you can save a buck or two!
Plastic locking pliers — My personal favorite. Plastic knock-off of the metal version. this is a neat-o torture tool extraordinaire!
Pickle pinchers – Pinch your pickles — or pinch your submissive.
Funnels — Great for funnel play – or an oil change!
Cutting boards — The heavyweight paddle without the heavy price tag!
Candles — Even when I have some extra cash, I always buy the dollar-store candles.
Plastic curtain liners — These are great to put on your bed when you play with hot wax. Use once and throw away.
Bottle brushes — Less than a buck for this true tool of terror!
Karabiners — These nifty devices are spring-loaded metal links that can be put together to form a chain of any length. Simply awesome!
Baby pacifiers – Age play, humiliation, punishment…this is the toy of a thousand uses.
Mousetraps — Apply gently. Never snap them. Also keeps your new dungeon rodent-free.
Rope — Rope is available at these stores; but go to Home Depot instead.
Generic “Icy Hot” — If you are an Icy Hot fan, you can save a couple of dollars by buying the generic here. If you use a lot, it might pay!
Self-heating pads — These heating pads can be awesome when put on the right spot at the right time. Here at the right price!
Feather dusters, toothbrushes, chamois cloths — Tickle, tickle little star!
Rubber gloves — Useful in the kitchen, useful in the dungeon.
Alligator clips — All kinds of neat clips can be found here.
Dungeon Supplies — Cotton swabs, disinfectant wipes, alcohol, band-aids, baby oil, betadine swabs and other generic pharmacy supplies line the shelves at these bargain stores.
Of course, you can always go elaborate and design St. Andrew’s Crosses and the like – but then you have the problem of property damage. But between Home Depot and the “Under-A-Buck” joints, you can create a fun space – with no landlord worries!
And with COVID-19 lurking in the shadows, PUREL is a great “Hospital in a Bottle!!!
About the Author
After a ten year run as head writer for the legendary bondage.com, and an equally long run as the host of the hit internet show “Baadmaster’s Dungeon,” we are pleased to welcome the one and only Baadmaster to KinkWeekly. His thoughts about all things BDSM will now appear regularly on these pages. From the mental aspects of D/s to the nuts and bolts of S&M play, Baadmaster will cover every facet of this ever expanding lifestyle.