DOMINIX Deluxe is a range of luxury Bondage items by Lovehoney; I was sent the DOMINIX Deluxe Extra Thick Leather Ankle Cuffs from Lovehoney to test for an honest review.
As they’re Ankle Cuffs, they didn’t really come in any packaging – They don’t need to. When delivered to myself I received them in a large Jiffy bag, and the Ankle Cuffs were protected by a polythene bag and laid out flat.
How they look:
Well I have to say they look lovely; as soon as I opened the bag I was greeted by the aroma of Leather. I have to admit, I do love the smell and feel of leather so I instantly took to touching them and smelling them. They really are luxurious cuffs, everything about them from the feel, weight and even smell is divine; these aren’t you average cuffs which is noticeable right away.
You receive two ankle cuffs and a double ended quick release clip.
The cuffs themselves are 3.5 inches thick and approximately 4mm wide. The cuffs have a belt design in the middle; this comprises of a buckle fastening with 11 holes and studded detailing. Under the middle of the belt design is a D-ring which is securely fastened between the belt and the padded cuff.
The belt has 11 holes so you’re able to adjust the sizing to suit your needs; however I’ve found that due to the thickness of the cuffs it doesn’t easily go down to the smallest setting and the lowest I could get them to go was the 7th hole, giving the lowest inside circumference of 7.5 inches. If fastened at the highest setting (Belt hole 1) they give an inside circumference of 12 inches, this does however leave a 2 inch gap between each end of the actual cuff.
If you wanted both sides of the cuff to be flush, this would give a circumference of 9 inches using belt hole 4.
From the moment you open these cuffs you realise that they’re not your average restraints, they’re weighty, have the leather smell and well look the part. They remind of something that I would actually find in a dungeon.
The backs of the cuffs are extremely padded and they’re so thick, it makes them such a delight to wear, comfortable and no chafing; these cuffs really are designed for wear for long periods of time. They have such a lovely feel too them and look so elegant they are a true pleasure to wear.
They come with a double sided quick release clip, which you easily attach to the D-ring that’s attached to the cuffs. What I love about this D-ring is that it isn’t small, you don’t have to just use that quick release clip, you’d be able to use pretty much what you want from around the house to bind your lover or sub the sky really is the limit. Get a long chain and attach the chain to each D-ring, use a piece of rope to secure each leg to the bed post or table leg ect. Hell you could purchase a spreader bar (Or even make one) and another quick release clip and you’ll have some pretty stylish, functional and comfortable restraint equipment.
When you first receive these they’re laid out flat the leather is quite tough so they’re quite difficult to use them at first. They were extremely difficult to maneuverer around the ankle and secure as you were trying to sculpt the thick leather around and fasten it. I’d recommend first just playing with the cuffs, I put them on the lowest setting which was buckle 7 and left them like that for several hours; this made the leather movable they was then easier to use and fasten after that.
Currently these cuffs are at a price of £42.99 which at first I was a bit dubious about, I mean £42.99 is quite a lot of money for cuffs; however now that I’ve used them and tried them I can see why they have the price tag. They don’t do the job better than cheaper ones but they are far more luxurious, have a fantastic feel to them and are so comfortable to wear. I have now added the matching wrist cuffs to my wishlist.
These cuffs are a now firm favourite of mine. I highly recommend them. Treat yourself and restrain your lover or sub with class.
If you would like to purchase these cuffs you can do so from Lovehoney.