Bondage mitts… oh what fun! OK, unlike cuffs, collars and floggers, these aren’t part of your every day BDSM scene. When you bring these out to play, you’ll be making a statement to your submissive. And that is “you might be able to move your arms around, but you sure won’t be doing anything useful with them until I’m ready to let you out”.
For many players, mitts have strong ties to pet-play. That is, where your submissive role plays as a puppy, kitty or other animal.
But mitts can be incorporated in just about any scene. They add an extra element of inescapable feeling to any kind of bondage. With no way to use hands or fingers, the bottom can’t fiddle with ropes or locks, or detach carabiners, leashes or straps. And most importantly, they will know it, which can send them deeper yet down the sub-space hole.
And then, of course, you can construct an entire scene around the mitts. Ordinarily simple tasks, like making a sandwich for you, take on a whole new dimension when the obedient submissive is restricted by bondage mitts. It could be challenging & frustrating for them, and it could reinforce feelings of submission and achievement for completing you instruction. For the Dominant? Pure enjoyment and entertainment as you watch your partner work their way through figuring out an ordinarily simple task.
Tips for mitts:
- The cuff part around the wrist is what holds it in place. Like with any cuffs, be sure that it’s not so tight as to interfere with circulation. Check back regularly. Assuming they aren’t too tight, they should be pretty safe for extended wear.
- Thicker, padded mitts will hold their shape and be more comfortable for the wearer to crawl around on their hands.
- Mitts can be an alternative to a chastity belt – male or female, it sure is difficult to get yourself off with mitts on. Having said that, they aren’t exactly discreet for wearing in public. And they won’t be able to do many household tasks (including typing), so productivity will fall dramatically.