Review: Lovehoney Tease Me Bondage Tape

Bondage tape, designed to stick to itself and stay stuck, is a welcomed addition to my kit. Believe it or not, I don’t always want to truss someone up in rope.

Price: £5 Brand: LoveHoney Shop: LoveHoney.co.uk

Materials: PVC (Contains Latex)

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The Basics: 

Lovehoney Tease Me Bondage Tape is made of PVC, and costs £5 for 20m. I first took the plunge and brought bondage tape a few years ago, thinking that for £5 you can’t really go wrong. Also, it’s shiny, and I like to shiny things. The tape arrived in discreet packaging – a LoveHoney trait that’s very much appreciated, and came wrapped in the cardboard packaging as pictured below.

Please Note: This bondage tape contains latex. It would not be suitable for someone with a sensitivity or allergy to latex. Like with anything, please test it out first!

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Source: LoveHoney.co.uk

Use: 

Designed to stick to itself, Lovehoney Tease Me Bondage Tape is secure, non sticky, doesn’t leave a residue when removed (on skin or furniture), won’t pull hairs from your skin, and does the job no matter where you place it. You can also use the tape to create entire outfits – something I’m hoping to try out soon. Apparently you can also use it as a gag or a blindfold, but I’m not too keen on that idea considering it’s got quite a plastic smell to it.

Is the tape reusable? I can see why some would say that, but what they don’t say is that you have to be extremely careful when removing it. It’s very easy (sometimes infuriatingly so) for the tape to stick to itself. Trust me, picking apart tape that’s designed to stick to itself is not something you want to spend an age doing, when it’s easy enough to pick up another roll for £5.

Impressions:

Let’s start with some things I’ve noticed during use. I’ve both trussed someone (a few someone’s actually) up in bondage tape, and had it used on myself.

For me, the appeal of the tape is that it’s quick and doesn’t require a lot of fuss. So, when I want to tie someone up – I can tie someone up. It’s also perfect for when I either want something a little different, or find that I don’t want to move my restraint system around. I can secure the tape to most surfaces – though it’s not the best at sticking to other objects. Attaching it to a chair, or a bed is secure so long as you attach the tape to itself again, but it’s likely to move about if there’s any amount of wriggling happening. On a similar note it does occasionally come unstuck, so that’s something to keep an eye on if you’re playing for a long period of time.

Prolonged use of the tape can also make you get a bit sweaty – not wearing a latex catsuit sweaty, just your standard doing the washing up with rubber gloves on sweaty. And, if you want to secure a hitachi to someone, this tape won’t work – unless there’s some secret trick I’m yet to discover. Your best bet is to stick to rope, or harnesses that hold vibrating toys.

I will say that it’s not as secure as rope or handcuffs, purely in a tying hands and feet to objects sense, but it does work well at getting a skin tight grip. If you’re looking to completely immobilise someone in that way rope or other restrains would work better. However, if you’re looking to wrap someone up like a mummy, it’s perfect, and not as fiddly as cling film! Though, there are times it can get a bit fiddly – it folds back on itself due to how pliable to material is. And, as you’d expect there is a bit of a crinkling sound to the tape – it is PVC after all.

Nitpicking aside, I’ve used this tape more times than I can count. It’s perfect if you’re new to bondage, aren’t too confident or don’t have the money for cuffs. And, it’s also great if don’t have the experience to tie someone up with rope. Plus, quick to attach to itself, doesn’t add too much pressure on the skin (so long as you don’t pull it crazy tight and cut off circulation), and it doesn’t leave marks that stick around like rope or metal handcuffs. A big drawing point is that it’s extremely portable, and unassuming when tucked away in your luggage.

You will need scissors to cut it, both off the skin, and off the roll. Tearing it doesn’t work, and will only stretch the tape and make you frustrated. I recommend using EMT shears to cut anything off that’s close to the skin, it’s safer, and the shears will cut through anything. Theoretically, you could use teeth to tear it, but I wouldn’t recommend it.

 
Pros Cons
Cheap. Not reusable.
Easy to remove. Sometimes fiddly.
Fast, effective, and comfortable to wear. Can cause an allergic reaction.
Great for beginners, and the more experienced.
Comes in multiple colours.

Summary: 

Though there are a bunch of cons to using the tape, I love it. I always have two to three rolls on hand. It is a staple in my both my personal and professional kit. Whilst not suitable for all, I like having something that will do the job it’s made for, without much fuss.