This article is sponsored by Liberator, a company dedicated to comfort, fun ... and a little kink.

So you've eyed up the kinky end of the aisle online and maybe even in your local sex shops. You've bought a few small playthings already and you want to explore BDSM further, but you’re not sure how to step it up a notch without covering your home in hooks and bolts for your bondage fun.

Good news: You don't need a home dungeon, you just need some sex furniture. It’s kinky, comfy and often passes for standard modern furniture once the sexy accessories are removed!

What makes sex furniture bondage-friendly? Find out what to consider when you’re choosing sex furniture with bondage in mind.

Hey, Nice Attachments!

The most obvious question is, "Where can I attach restraints?" No matter what type of sex furniture you’re buying, if you want to use it for bondage you’ll probably need at least one point where you can clip, thread or tie on your bondage gear. The more positions and restraints you want to use, the more attachment points you’re likely to need, so look out for furniture that’s covered in well-placed loops, straps, rings or handles. Some sex furniture specifically designed for BDSM comes with fixed or removable restraints so that you don’t need to worry about which of your accessories will fit where. (Find out how to add a little bondage into your sex play in Why Bondage Can Be So Much Fun.)


Whooo. Now who's gonna say this doesn't look like fun?
Liberator Esse Chaise with Silk Sash & D-Rings Kit

So Hot, We Broke the Furniture

One vital yet often overlooked issue with using furniture for BDSM is its durability. It’s no use spending money on a gorgeous piece of furniture only to wreck it by playing rough! Thankfully, sex furniture is engineered to withstand a fair bit of ... um ... pounding, so it should stand up to enthusiastic BDSM sessions better than basic flat-pack furniture ever could.

When you're choosing furniture, think about the amount of weight and movement it will have to take, and how hard you can pull on the cover and attachment points before the fabric starts to tear or give way at the seams. If you want a sex lounger to last for years, don’t go for the cheap inflatable option - unless you’re happy to interrupt your playtime for a spot of puncture repair.

Kinky Fabric, Kinky Fun

The last thing you need is for your sex furniture to ruin your favorite outfit, or vice versa. Choose sex furniture upholstered in fabrics that suit your brand of BDSM play:

  • Don’t use latex furniture covers if you’re playing with oil-based products, including candle wax, or your latex will rot. Latex is extremely fragile unless it’s kept under just the right conditions, so if you’ve got your heart set on latex you might be better off buying it as a loose, replaceable top sheet.
  • Avoid velvet covers if your bondage gear involves a lot of metal finishings like buckles, studs or zips, because those little metal pieces will wear through velvet’s soft, fluffy fibers with only a small amount of friction.
  • Fake fur fabrics can be a real pain if they start to get caught up in chains and zippers. "How I got trapped in my leather pants by some zebra-striped fluff" is not the kind of sexy story you want to share with your friends.

Sadomasochism Can Be Comfortable

When you’re already planning a session full of pain and humiliation, you don't need uncomfortable furniture to leave you sore. It’s important to choose sex furniture that’s ergonomically sound and won’t damage your body even if you’re restrained in one position for a while. And do make sure there’s plenty of head, neck and lower back support. You may be looking for a little pain, but you don't want injury along with it.

The joy of sex furniture is that is makes BDSM play so easy and comfortable. As a bonus, it’s often available in wipe-clean fabrics. ;)

What features do you look for in sex furniture? Tweet @kinkly_com and share. And check out Liberator's amazing range of wedges, lounges and other fun things at Liberator.com.