With a lot of new kinksters entering this lifestyle, many of them Millennials, putting a home dungeon together can be quite expensive. And if you live in a city that does not have a commercial dungeon, then one would have to figure out a way to get the feel of a BDSM play space economically. Thus this article.
The key to any cost-effective home dungeon is being inventive. And you 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 a BDSM toy emporium. (Of course, the Home Depot has lots of BDSM toys at slightly higher prices.) Here is just a partial list of dungeon supplies and toys available; the enormosity of the selection available is impressive.
Spring-loaded paper clips — Budget nipple clamps! But wait, there’s more – they are also 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 perfect for cock and ball torture.
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 rarely more than five bucks a pair.
Duct tape – If not available at the Dollar Store, it is surely stocked to the rafters at the Home Depot.
Plastic locking pliers — My personal favorite. Plastic knock-offs of the metal version are a torture tool extraordinaire. But the Home Depot all-metal version is even better!
Pickle pinchers — Pinch your pickles or pinch your submissive.
Funnels — Great for funnel play.
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. (When using, double check their hotness.)
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. (They also keep your new dungeon rodent-free.)
Rope — Rope is available at these stores; but go to Home Depot instead.
Chains — Home Depot again.
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.
Not all of these items are available at all times. And there are products that you can improvise with that are not listed here. The only limit is your imagination.
Of course, you can always go elaborate and design St. Andrew’s Crosses, spanking benches and the like. But between Home Depot and the Dollar Stores, you can create a fun space and not go broke!
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.