The Beyondage Almosta 4Posta Under the Bed Restraint Gear* by Bondage Boutique from Lovehoney makes bondage without bedposts quick and easy. And although the name is a mouthful and a little cheesy, it makes a good point: the restraints offer a whole new realm of possibilities for bondage play beyond simply using them under the bed.
At first I was surprised that the restraints didn’t come with any instructions, but the gear is easy to set up. You just put the nylon strap set (a 4′ ft. vertical strap that connects to four 4ft. horizontal straps) under the mattress, leaving the ends of the straps hanging out on the sides. You can then connect the four cuffs with attached pivot clips to the (nickel free) O rings and adjust the straps to the position you want. It’s actually easier than it sounds. The restraints fit our Queen sized bed and could probably fit a King but would have less slack for adjustments.
Once you have a set up you like, you can leave it where it is for easy access the next time you want to use the restraints. Since the cuffs easily clip on and off, you can store them separately and tuck the straps under the bed for discretion, or if you want you can leave the cuffs connected, though as with anything made of Velcro it’s best to at least close them so they don’t attract dust, pet hair, etc.
The wrist and ankle cuffs are made of soft faux fur and close with Velcro. They’re adjustable to an extent—they’re 14″ long but need a decent amount of Velcro overlap to hold. They fit Jake and I fine, although I have small wrists so there’s a lot of Velcro hanging off when I use them.
It seems like every time Jake and I use the restraints, we think of new ways to connect them and positions to try. The classic spread eagle is one of my favorites, as well as positioning the straps lower on the bed so that I’m restrained on my back with my head upside down over the end of bed for oral. I also enjoy using them to restrain my legs while masturbating.
The cuffs by themselves are fun to use separately from the bed straps as basic restraints and for hog tying. You can connect them together to make thigh cuffs, or use them for a makeshift collar. You can also use the strap set on other furniture besides a bed.
Though the cuffs restrain me well enough for my liking, they’re only ideal for light bondage play, as the Velcro can loosen, and the pivot clips/O rings aren’t very heavy duty and could break with enough force. One of the cuffs is also fraying a little already (I’ve been using them for a month), so I’m not sure how long they will last. They’re definitely not ideal for heavy bondage play, but you do have the option of attaching more secure cuffs to the strap set if you want.
I haven’t washed mine yet, but I plan to hand wash them as needed and hang them to dry.
If you’re looking for a versatile, comfortable, and easy to use set of restraints for light bondage play, you should definitely try the Almosta 4Posta Under The Bed Restraint Gear. If you’re looking for restraints for heavier bondage play I recommend something sturdier with strong metal connectors, different materials, etc. Thanks Lovehoney for sending me this fun bondage kit to review!