Review: House of Eros Dark Red Dagger Strap

As the winter nights draw in, my darker side seems to comes out. When it’s cold outside, maybe even raining, hailing or snowing too, many people gather inside to get warm. Some of those people might be snuggling under a blanket with a hot chocolate in one hand and a book in the other whilst others finally get around to sorting out that boring junk drawer they’ve been meaning to clear out for months. Me on the other hand, I’ll probably be found sleeping or engaging in some aspect of kink. If you’ve played around with bondage before then you’ll know that taking part in scenes can heat things up in more terms than just temperature. It’s certainly my favourite way to regulate body heat so what better time than the festive season to introduce a new tool to my box?

House of Eros Red Dagger StrapWhen I was asked what I’d like to review all I could think about was something I could hit with or be hit with. So that was exactly what I got. Bondage Bunnies selected the House of Eros Dark Red Dagger Strap for me and I was very pleased with their choice.

This is the type of implement that I would have chosen for myself and I’ve been meaning to try out this highly rated brand for a while now so first impressions contained lots of excitement. The packaging was minimal, just a plastic pouch with a brand tag attached. It doesn’t really need anything extra or fancy but it may be nice to see safety information included for buyers who are new to bondage tools.

One of the first things I noticed about the Red Dagger Strap was the smell. It is made entirely from leather and the smell of that is rather prominent. Have you ever been to a bike shop that was filled with vintage leathers? It was kind of like that but kinkier. Leather is a premium material and that means the majority of products made with it are high quality. I would say that this piece was rather well-made and smooth to the touch but the edges hadn’t been finished as evenly as the rest of the strap. This wasn’t much of an inconvenience or disappointment to me but it may bother some people.

Blindfolded with my wrists in chains, I could feel the suspense running through my veins. I lay on my stomach and waited for the hits but first my partner decided to do some sensory bits. This is important when engaging in a scene as it helps set the mood but also ready the skin. He started off with a soft feather tickler, moving it in circles on my back slowly then quicker. He traced each bare part of skin he could see before switching to a pinwheel that gently pricked me. The idea behind all of this softer play is drawing the blood to the surface, making the nerve endings stand up and prepare for further contact whilst building up the anticipation in the receivers (my) mind.

House of Eros Red Dagger StrapFrom here, the warm-up is complete and it’s time to hand over all control to him. He sometimes likes to start with a couple of harsh slaps then move into alternating gentle taps but other times that routine will be reversed. It always progresses to increased amounts of pressure with the later swings and this is usually what feels best for me. I enjoy the intense sensations that a hard slap will bring which for this particular strap is a very tingly sting. Impact tools are generally either thuddy or stingy and this one is definitely the latter in our experience.

The hits from this implement are more precise than I expected so I wouldn’t recommend it for a beginner or those who’ve not yet progressed past dual-sided paddle slaps. It has a long frame with not much width which explains why it gives the feelings that it gives. The smaller the surface area is, the sharper the sting seems to be. Each time this strap makes contact with the body it leaves a reminder in the form of red marks. It hasn’t made me bruise or left with cuts that don’t fade after a couple of days, which makes me think this would be an ideal choice for intermediate players or people who can’t have long-lasting markings.

House of Eros Red Dagger Strap

Overall, I think this strap felt brilliant every time its cold leather surface made contact with my skin. It makes threatening sounds with each movement, regardless of how aggressively it is used and I think I made an equal amount of sound. The only thing that I would change about this item would be the edges. If they were slightly smoother then I think this spanker would have been positively perfect. For the price, I would still highly recommend this to intermediate players and people who like precise pain.

You can purchase the House of Eros Red Dagger Strap (£20.99) from Bondage Bunnies.

We received this product free of charge in exchange for our honest review. This in no way changes our opinion on the item. All views are our own and based on our experiences. No affiliate links have been used within this post.

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Review: Kinx Rippled Glass G-Spot Teaser

I recently recruited a new piece of glass for my collection and that piece was the Kinx Rippled Glass G-Spot Teaser. If you know me at all, you’ll know that I adore glass products as they’re body-safe and have the option of being used for temperature play, which is something else that I adore. This product is inexpensive and non-intimidating, so would be a great introductory piece of glass to those who are unsure about the material. If you’ve never tried glass, I’m highly recommending that you should.

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I received this product in exchange for my honest review from Bondage Bunnies and it arrived packaged discreetly as advertised. It was also a super speedy delivery, so I was already impressed with their service. The packaging for the toy itself is the cardboard box pictured above, nice and simple, just a picture of the toy on the front and an illustration on the back. It had an outer plastic packet for extra protection and an inner polystyrene case to protect the dildo. This toy doesn’t come with an included storage bag, so remember to pick one up if you require one.

I’d never heard of this brand or tried any of their products before and at half the price of my favourite glass toys, I wasn’t sure how great the quality would be. I’m pleased to report that this dildo is just as well-made as its more expensive counterparts. It is a great size and shape, quite slimline, but the texture and rigidness of the material make it feel slightly larger than it is. It has around 5.5 inches of insertable length and 3.5 inches of girth. Like I mentioned in the introduction, this isn’t particularly intimidating and should be manageable for most. The dildo has 8 inches of overall length, so there’s plenty of left over dildo to grip onto whilst using.

As this toy is made from glass, any lubricant can be used with it. If you’re new to penetration, you might want to opt for a thick water-based or a slick silicone lube for easier insertion and a sensual glide. I don’t need much lubricant with this toy, just a little around the textured shaft. To clean, you can spritz with an antibacterial toy cleaner and rinse under running water. I don’t find it harbours fluids around the texture, which is often the case with silicone toys, so it’s a very quick and easy process.

If you wish to use this toy for temperature play, you can do. I prefer glass to be chilled, but you can heat it to body temperature if you prefer. You can chill it in the fridge or in a bowl of cold water, likewise you can leave the dildo in a bowl of warm water for 15-20 minutes before use.

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So, I’ve given this dildo a fair few tries now and whilst I’ve enjoyed those experiences, there are other pieces of glass that I prefer. This is due to my preferences rather than anything being wrong with the toy. It might be the perfect piece for somebody else, but it’s not quite 100% perfect for me. As of right now, I’m putting it down to the pointed tip. I do own other toys with a similar point, but this one manages to catch on my pubic bone and I find it quite sharp. It does hurt a little bit, so I have to be careful about the positioning whilst using this.

If I can get the angle right and manage to avoid the pubic bone hitting scenario, this toy is enjoyable. It pounds my G-Spot as promised and produces a noteworthy orgasm. I did find if I inserted it in the opposite direction (so the curve faces down rather than up) it seemed to work better. I prefer to insert the rounder, smaller end because there’s no worry of hurting myself this way and I can thrust as fast as I wish. I love the texture of this toy, it’s a spiral of raised ripples and feels great when twisted inside. I do like to have some texture on my glass toys and this has just the right amount for me.

Overall, I love the appearance of the toy and the dimensions of it are great. The texture feels fantastic during use and the rounder end is great to thrust with. The pointed end can work my G-Spot like a charm, providing I can get the angle right and avoid injuring myself. It’s not an overly sharp point, but it doesn’t seem to work for me. I like this toy, but it’s not perfect. For the price, it’s not bad and it’s definitely worth a try if you’re new to the material, enjoy subtle texture or don’t mind the sharpish point.

I received the Kinx Rippled Glass G-Spot Teaser (£16.99) from Bondage Bunnies in exchange for my honest review. Thank you! No affiliate links have been used in this post.