Leatherplay does not need to conjure up pictures of a mad dominatrix plus some weird guy in a facial mask… With a little smart shopping, the softness and strength of leather may give a modest quantity of excitement to the bedroom. All kidding from our post title aside, sexual leatherplay goes well beyond the normal picture of whips and chains and strange, sometimes frightening outfits. High-quality leather goods created for intimate play are often soft and supple, which not only closely resembles human skin, but also provides some water/liquid immunity, and reduces issues like chafing.
Some of the most popular options for novices include restraints. Which range from simple straps to more elaborate lace-up cuffs, fans report greater comfort, despite a much tighter fit. In actuality, many experimenting with bondage or restraints for the first time report less stress with the idea of leather as it doesn’t require keys (which could get lost) with handcuffs, and because it doesn’t typically leave marks or indentations as do metal, rope/cordsilk or silk handkerchiefs.
For the more-wild adventurer, leatherplay provides an intriguing adaptation on friendly spanking, tickling, or teasing, with little paddles and ticklers (which look like small leather feather dusters). The feeling of leather from skin feels quite much like skin-to-skin contact, but adds an additional dimension of anticipation and build up because it is not actually skin. Again, leather also adds a degree of”give” not found in more synthetic materials such as vinyl, PVC, or molded latex.
When searching for leather products, the best choices are the ones which are 100% genuine leather. Yes, this will make the product more expensive, but it will also feel much more enchanting and last longer. Try to avoid any products that are labeled as”faux leather” or”mixed leather” as are real leather. The same is true for”pleather,””leatherette,””faux leather,””naugahyde,””ultrasuede” or”vinyl.” These blends/imitations are often derived from plastic or polyeurethane, which restrict breathability and quality.