Arm & Leg Restraint Guide

Arm & Leg Restraint Guide

As we all know, Bondage is the “B” in BDSM, and it is a very common kink. While arm and leg restraints are the top three of many couples’ bondage playlist. They are hot for all kinds of reasons. Many people are obsessed with the redirection of power. They could give or gain power over another person completely contrary to everyday life. Other people may revel in the strengthening of every sense and letting their mind free from the constraints of normal space. In short, arm and leg restraints can be extremely sexy and satisfying.

6 Tips for Safe Play

In restraints play, the one tie somebody up is called “Top” and the one be restrained is called “Bottom”. As with any other BDSM kinks, there are safety considerations before you dive in.

  • Discuss boundaries and decide on a safe word/action beforehand.
  • All discomfort in playtime should be the kind you want.
  • Leave space for one or two fingers between the restraint and the skin.
  • Check for loss of circulation regularly.
  • Stop immediately if the bottom experiences pain or signs of circulatory problems.
  • Never ever leave a restrained bottom unattended.

3 Positions of Arm and Leg Restraints

Once you know how to ensure safe play, try out the following starter restraints positions.

Spread Eagle

Tie your lover spread-eagled to the bed with a set of soft cuffs and straps. Simply secure subs’ wrists and ankles to the four corners of the bed, you can have complete control over their bodies. Whether they are face up or face down, it’s up to you. Use nipple clamps to enhance the intensity when face-up, or face-down to toy with their naughty bum. This position can also evolve into standing “Human X” with restraint loops or bars affixed to a wall or door frame.


The Leapfrog position is easy to get into. Let your sub get on their knees and their arms stretch back straight between the legs. Push their ankles apart and tie their wrists together with handcuffs or a rope. There are more options, you can tie their left ankles to left wrists and right ankles to right wrists, even choose whether to have the wrists on the inside or outside of the ankles. Once sub’s wrists and ankles are bound together, you can take advantage of their vulnerable position to try something erotic.


Bondage rope can stand out from all kinds of restraint tools when it comes to the Hogtie position. Have your lover reach backward along her sides with her hands and bend her legs. Then join the ankles and wrists behind the back carefully just like a swan. This position may make some kinds of sex difficult, though, it effectively limits mobility and be perfect for sex with hands or toys.

No matter what position you try, safety first! Learn more details about safe play, read our blog – Tips For Safe Kinky Play