What is BDSM?


Short for bondage, dominance, sadism and masochism, BDSM is one of the kinkiest forms of sexual intercourse, often involving riskier or more adventurous activities to enhance the sexual experience. As mentioned, there are various levels of BDSM involving different toys and activities, which is why we are going to discuss a few perfect toys to start with. 


Toys to start with


  • Cuffs and straps


When it comes to BDSM toys, one of the best places to start with is the use of cuffs and straps. There are several options available, with the most popular being traditional handcuffs to tie you or your partner's hands together, as well as having the option to tie them to the bed if desired. Of course, these aren’t necessarily real handcuffs, as it is always best to start minimal with straps that can easily be undone by your partner if wanted.


  • Blindfolds


A wealth of BDSM is about creating a small sense of fear or the unknown, which is where a blindfold is perfect. As research has shown, once you lose function of one of your senses, your others compensate and enhance, which is exactly what will happen with the use of a blindfold. 


  • Feather teaser


A feather tickler is a perfect approach to getting used to additional toys such as whips and paddles, as you will begin to get used to being touched with an object over your body. As feathers are light and sensuous, they will cause your nerve endings to become excited, further enhancing erotic sensation and anticipation for sexual contact.


Advanced toys


  • Ball gags


Looking to increase the dominance over your partner? Ball gags are ideal. Designed to prevent the wearer from being able to speak, gags are will make the recipient need to become creative with communication to let their partner know about their requirements and feelings.


  • Restraints


If handcuffs aren’t enough to keep someone in control, then restraints may work. The most common examples include tying your partner to each corner of the bed frame using full-body restraints, enabling you to take full control whilst you try your best to please them. Before this is ever considered, you should always talk to your partner and make sure that they are fully comfortable with being tied up, as it can be too much for some. 


  • Whips


For those that are a fan of pain and asserting dominance, whips provide both sadism and masochism for those involved. Whatmore, they can be used on multiple parts of your body in a variety of ways, with a few of the most popular methods including gently stroking or a quick flick of the whip. 


Purchase your first set with us


Thinking about purchasing your very first BDSM toy? Look no further than one of Ireland’s most popular sex stores, Cherry Pink. Within our full product range, we have all of the toys mentioned above, as well as a selection of other sexual products that are bound to enhance your sexual experience. For first time buyers, we recommend taking a look at the beginner's bondage section so that you can take a look at our recommended products.


That being said, if you have any questions for our team about BDSM or our toy range, then we recommend giving our team a call today on +353 (0) 402 23999. Alternatively, we are also available via email at customerservices@cherrypink.ie, though be sure to include your contact details so we can get in touch at the earliest convenience.