collected Leather toys for more years than I care to tell,
I've garnered quite a usable assortment. I'd like to give
you a tour of my tools.
first thing to notice is that I keep my toys, at least
those of them that will fit, in a gym bag. I was once
told to buy myself a leather bag for my equipment, but
I've never quite had the extra eighty dollars to do so.
If any admiring reader wants a gift idea, there's one.
On the other hand, the fact that it's only a nylon gym
bag means that I can ride on public transportation with
it and it's lightweight. It doesn't look very threatening...
first two items are easy to come by: rope and clothespins.
I keep small items like clothespins and rawhide laces
in their own plastic zip-lock bags so they're easily accessible.
I also keep dildos in bags as well, to assure they stay
clean and safe.
to thirty clothespins are sufficient for most scenes,
actually you'll probably only use two, four or six at
a time anyway. Wash the rope before using it, thereby
making it softer and easier to manipulate. It's a good
idea to prevent its unraveling by dipping the ends in
glue. You'll want ropes of different lengths. Some shorter
(about 4 feet), others longer for more serious bondage
such as to tie your bottom spread eagle to a mattress.
I use rubber bands to keep the ropes neatly stored. A
pair of handcuffs is a natural as well, though I only
use them for scene starters, since they often rub the
skin and cut circulation.
wrist and ankle restraints are much better, come in numerous
styles, and pose much less danger. I made my first pair
and lined it with rabbit fur. Later I bought more substantial
plastic wrap and duct tape handy for those special bondage
scenes. A pair of scissors to release someone is important
as well. If possible, get the kind used to cut off bandages,
as they are shaped to slide under the bondage material
without endangering the skin. On a similar note, a few
lengths of ace bandage are very versatile. They make excellent
blindfolds, ball stretchers and wrist/leg restraints.
and lubricant are important toys as well. In fact, they
are so important you should never party without them.
or two pairs of tit clamps are good for when the tit torture
gets a bit more intense. I use the kind with rubber shields
on their ends, though I have been known to slip the shields
off as my bottom moved into the enjoyment of more intense
another plastic bag I keep all sorts of small play things:
shoe laces, leather thongs, ball stretchers, fishing weights,
nylon fishing line, small hooks to attach the weights
to the clamps.
expensive and intricate as some toys can be, creativity
can reduce their cost. For instance, two clothespins strung
together with a piece of rawhide make a very serviceable
tit clamp. It?s not expensive and can easily hold those
fishing weights. Finding low cost equipment takes a bit
of shopping. Though most people buy a lot of Leather equipment
at a hardware store, don?t forget craft stores, sewing
centers, department stores, and pharmacies.
got a box of Texas catheters (penis sheathes with a nozzle
on the end to which you can attach a plastic hose) at
a pharmacy recently. I had to go to three places to find
them. The most difficult task was asking the druggist
about them. I found it embarrassing. Luckily, if you shop
in a gay neighborhood, the embarrassment level is greatly
we're on the drug store selection, I have a small rubber
syringe for giving enemas. And of course a plastic bag
full of latex gloves. At home I also have a larger enema
bag and a few syringes of Fleet enemas. Some bottoms just
don?t know how to "show up clean". Again, this
kind of equipment is used only once, or thoroughly sanitized
first and favorite instrument for discipline is a leather
belt that I've had for about a dozen years. Since I often
wear it when I go out, it's not officially "in the
bag" but it is handy. Other tools for bun-warming
include wooden and leather paddles, cat of nine tails,
whips, riding crops, and brushes. Start with one or two
small inexpensive items. Each will have its own feel and
effect. I once had a discipline scene with a guy who had
over 150 different "spanking toys". He had a
paddle fetish and had made, with great care and artistry,
many of the wooden paddles I used on his ass. Kitchen
utensils, rug beaters, bamboo, fancy canes, and various
types of tree branches (hickory, willow, etc.) rounded
out his collection.
might have to make a trip out to the "burbs"
to find some of those items. I bought a wonderful buggy
whip at a riding stable supply store once. Such stores
are not easy to find but are well worth the trip. Don't
worry what the clerk thinks; you'll never see him or her
keep four different dildos in my bag. Always wash them
with bleach and never use them on more than one person
between thorough cleansing! Covering them with a rubber
helps make the cleaning easier and insures an even higher
level of safety.
first dildo is embarrassingly small but the others increase
in size. One other (the largest) I keep at home and reserve
for people who can take it. If you proceed slowly and
gradually increase the size inserted, a rectum can expand
quite nicely. I also have a butt plug. They're great for
longer retention times.
not really big on medicinal type toys, but you may want
to bring along a tube of Ben-Gay. I know a professional
dominatrix who always brings a supply of anal-ease. She
uses it to get her client?s ass to relax. If your bottom
has trouble taking what you're giving, that may make the
scene easier, if you want to make it easier.
good bag should have a few candles and a pack of matches.
Cheap candles burn at a lower temperature and cause less
pain. Try them on yourself first so you know how to do
it and what effect they will have.
keep an assortment of small locks in my bag as well. I
have them locked onto a metal ring. In the same bag I
have a set of keys. The locks are locked before I use
them insuring that when I use them, I will first have
to have the key handy. Never use a lock unless you are
positive, by having opened it right then and there, that
you have the key.
also have a dog's choke chain and several collars. Some
are made to buckle on, some to lock on, one has wrist
restraints attached to it. I also have a home-made leather
of course, theres a leather hood. Mine is homemade
but the store bought varieties are probably better. They
come with and without eye and mouth holes. They lace,
zip, and/or buckle. The lace ones are more versatile in
that they fit more sizes. Going up the price scale, there
are wonderful leather body bags, lock-on mitts that render
hands useless, body harnesses, full-body restraints, etc.
various chastity, penis, and vagina covering devices are
appropriate. Buy two pair, one for your bag and one for
mine! For more specific apparatus, get yourself on a mail
order list or visit Male Hide Leathers, Cupids, or the
equipment won't fit into the bag. I'll leave a discussion
of stocks, crosses, cages, etc., for another week (Click
here). Until then use your imagination and have a
good time. Remember: toys aren't only for children anymore!
1993 by Jack Rinella. This material may not be copied in
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