Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Fur and bondage

I'm not going to lie but the past few weeks have started to open up that ache again.  T has made it clear that she isn't interested in anything sexual for the time being so life just rolls on... living fantasies in my mind and hoping for something more.

Doing some digging has shown me that there are finally some stores out there making fur-related bondage gear again.  ~10 years ago there was a company called Touch of Fur that seemingly vanished for a good number of years but some recent internet digs have shown some of their designs appearing again.  I'm not sure if it's the same group or not, but I have to say that I'm just excited that there are more options out there.

A brief bit of bondage history from me...

Back in the day (it makes me feel old to say that) there weren't a lot of options on this front.  The communities that would go on to mix and mesh fetishes together weren't really flourishing yet and it wasn't really known that there would be significant demand for certain types of items.  Sinvention was the original manufacturer of the only restraints that were lined with faux fur.  The downside is that they were rather pricey for what they were.  Not knowing any better, we ordered a full set of wrist/ankle/collar from extremerestraints of what we thought were the Sinvention item only to learn later that XR had supposedly stolen the design and picture and were having them manufactured to much lower quality specs.  They were functional but not very comfortable and there was never enough of a desire to spend additional money to get those.

A couple of years later, we ended up finding a manufacturer that had the first readily available fur-lined leather locking restraints that we had found.  That store is still around and the item can be seen here:  Midnight Blue's







These restraints are very comfortable, high quality, and have locking buckles.  Unfortunately, they do not have a matching collar.  T originally had them custom make a collar for me but when they made the collar based off of my neck measurement they didn't compensate for the reduced circumference caused by the fur lining and it ended up too small.  When we contacted them about having another made they were no longer doing custom orders of that nature.

A week or two ago someone shared a link to this with me from Etsy:  Mink slave collar


This spurred on my interest a bit but I was fairly disappointed that the collar is also too small for my neck.  The description caught my eye as well:
"Stainless Steel Slave Collar wrapped in Genuine Mink. Available with Mink only on front, for the feel of cold steel combined with velvety mink
OR
Wrapped completely in Mink for control with comfort."

That ends up speaking quite a bit to my fetish subspace... just in case it's too comfortable, we have a less comfortable option.

My quest to see if there was in fact a fur collar available now led me to: http://www.thespankacademy.com/

I was actually quite excited to find this site.  They have collars, restraints, and a lot of the old flogger/crop/paddle designs that Touch of Fur used to offer.  They also have fur-covered steel shackles, fur nipple clamps, etc. 

They also have fur handcuff covers, something I hadn't been able to find since the ToF days.  Unfortunately the leather collar does not have a locking buckle. 



An odd sidetrack story but we used to have 2 sets of fur handcuff covers, one set of pink fur and one of white fur.  Several living arrangements ago my apartment had a flood caused by an upstairs neighbor.  I was across the city and it was rush hour so when they called me to say there was a water leak I wasn't too concerned... until they called me back and told me to get there ASAP.  Much to my surprise the apartment manager had done me the "favor" of moving things out of my closet... which happens to be where tons of sex toys and bondage gear was stashed away.  When I got there nothing was mentioned but a while later when everything got sorted out I realized that someone had stolen the white fur handcuffs in that process. 

I guess overall I would have to say that I'm excited that there are more available for bondage accessories than any time I can remember.  The downside is that all of the steel items are all too small for me.  My wrists are too big for the wrist shackles, my ankles are too big for the ankle shackles, and my neck is too big for the collars.  It's kind of a kick in the balls.

If anyone has any other spots online where they have this kind of gear and would like to share it, I would much appreciate it. 

6 comments:

  1. That really is too bad that they don't offer bigger sizes.

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    1. Indeed. Apparently those who run manufacturing must assume there aren't many male subs out there.

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  2. A quick note - not about this entry - but you have two more postings on my reading list (Pain vs Discomfort and When Subs Chicken Out) which give me the message that they no longer exist when I try to access them. Are you aware of this, and are others having the same access problem? What's going on, fur? Frustrating!

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    1. Thank you, Lady Grey.

      Those were both posts I had started in November and December that were drafts that I didn't complete. The other night I wrote brief versions and posted them. After re-reading them in the morning I wasn't happy with how they turned out so I deleted them with the plan of rewriting them sometime soon.

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  3. Here are some link to shops in the European side of the water (google translate might be needed)

    Furotic - http://furotic.de/
    Jack's Floggers - they really look like pieces of art http://jacksfloggers.co.uk/ponytails-and-plugs/
    Eva Fechner - she is a bit pricey, but the quality is really nice https://www.eva-fechner-design.de/Erotik
    she is also on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/sch/evafechner/m.html

    Also, if someone is looking for the most exquisite fur blindfold, furbazaar has the Oh! by Kopenhagen plucked mink fur blindfolds - they are expensive, but I've never felt mink such soft before. They are very comfortable to wear and just incredible :) https://furbazaar.com/products/mink-fur-sleeping-mask

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    1. Thank you very much for sharing, kvaat.

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