When I got the “Charlotte's Fetish Wrist Cuffs” I was initially impressed by the sturdiness of the material
of the cuffs. Each cuff has a leathery outer band with holes in it and a belt-style clasp. The inside of the
cuffs are made of a soft foam that is very comfortable, even when the cuffs are very tight. The two cuffs
are linked together by a single chain that can be detached from one of the cuffs to make putting them
on much easier.
Upon first use, the leather did need to be flexed a bit as they were a bit stiff. This wasn’t an issue
though, and it wasn’t long before both wrists were bound and linked together. The cuffs weren’t easy to
get out of due to the inflexibility of the leather band, and since this is a problem I have frequently had in
the past I was quite pleased.
After some time we unlinked the cuffs and attached them to our under the bed restraints. I was very
happy with this versatility as some cuffs are unable to be used with existing restraint systems which can
make things more complicated once things get heated up.
The cuffs also fared well in the shower and dried out without any issues. I am not sure if the cuffs are
designed to be waterproof, so use caution if you give it a try as well, but in my case it was a great
experiment. When we returned, I was glad to find that the cuffs were large enough to fit around my
ankles with some room to spare, which again is not something I am used to as larger ankles make most
cuffs too small.
On our second encounter the stiffness of the leather made it difficult to fit them tight around my
girlfriend’s small wrists. While they still did the job, it was a slight disappointment when they had
otherwise served so well. Under these conditions, it made the more flexible Velcro cuffs more desirable,
but we were still able to get them around her wrists before tying both hands down.
At the end of the day, these cuffs are great for couples who love bondage play, and don’t mind spending
a few extra minutes getting things set up before things get heated. If you’re the kind that likes to pull
out the restraints in the middle of the moment, I would opt for something more flexible that is designed
to be a quick restraint. I personally love these cuffs though, and they have earned their permanent place
in the bedroom!