By Carnal Queen.
Fifty Shades of Grey alert! Now, I know some people don’t like the FSoG brand, they don’t like the books or the film and don’t want to give anything to do with FSoG the time of day, but to me, it doesn’t matter, I test and review products on their merit, not their brand name. I’m assuming, if you have a major aversion to FSoG in any way, you wouldn’t be looking at this spreader bar review in the first place!
Right, lets talk spreader bars! It really does feel like a good, sturdy piece of kit, and it certainly stands up to vigorous use and any attempts of sabotage! The bar can’t be buckled or bent (believe me, we tried!), and don’t even bother trying to resist when you’re restrained with this bar, you’re going nowhere! The satiny feel cuffs are very comfortable to wear and they don’t cause me any discomfort or annoyance when I wear them for longer periods of time, the insides are lined with a softer material, like microfibre, which really helps. The hook and loop fasteners hold very strong, and any struggling or leg kicking won’t work them loose. The bar rattles a bit when it’s fully extended, but that’s to be expected I guess, it’s far less noticeable when the bar is secured at a shorter length, as the bar naturally has more structure. I can also secure the cuffs around my knees, to provide a more restrictive, higher up spread, but the actual cuffs don’t meet around the knee, only the hook and loop strip. Still, it works well and it doesn’t pull apart. They can also be worn on the wrists to spread the arms apart, if you so wish. They fit CK’s ankles really well too, so they’re totally unisex and suitable for limbs of most, if not all sizes.
It’s worth mentioning that the cuffs can only be secured at the ends of the bar, and not along it’s length. The pins do have rings on them, which may look like you can clip the cuffs on to, but in reality you’d be able to just pull with your legs and rip the pins out of the bar. This really doesn’t impede the use of the bar in my opinion though, it’s still an awesome piece of bondage kit! I really enjoy it when CK holds the bar in front of his chest when we have sex in the missionary position. At full extension it really spreads me open and he can take the strain off my legs, it’s awesome!
The blindfold which comes with the spreader bar is surprisingly quite nice. I’ll be honest and say I was expecting it to be a bit shit, but it’s comfortable to wear and blocks vision successfully. It’s plain black and fuss free, making it nice and unisex. The door sign … Meh. I personally find it gimmicky and cheesy, and it devalues the product in my opinion – the rest of the set is serious kit, why do I need a door sign to tell everyone what I’m doing in the bedroom? Lovers of the FSoG franchise will probably find it endearing and a bit of fun, so maybe I’m just being a miserable cow!
All in all, this bar is a good one! It’s going to get a lot of use!
Lovehoney sent me the FSoG Trust Me Spreader Bar for free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review, this does not alter my thoughts or opinions. You can pick up your own spreader bar here. Affiliate links have been used in this post.