We all know that sex can be - to put it way to mildly - a major wowie. But for many it can be even more wowie through the use of creative restriction.

In short, bondage.

Why bondage? Maybe the better question is why NOT bondage?

Think of it this way: by limiting one or both partners' movements it completely changes the way either or both can move, shifting their bodies and physical perspectives in new - and erotic - ways.

Bondage can also act as a wonderfully sensual boundary; it’s something to push against, a way to sensually force those restrained back into themselves. It can also provide a form of emotional and physical security; for some people, being restrained is a way to feel safe and comfortable.

But whatever the reasons, the bottom line is that bondage can be a lot of (you guessed it) wowie fun. And bondage tape makes it super simple, easy and safe to do.

Fun With Bondage Tape

There are, of course, all kinds of ways to restrain someone. But one of the easiest, more affordable, and - best of all - safest ways is using bondage tape.

Unlike rope, which takes practice to tie, can be difficult to remove and requires to training, bondage tape is pretty goof-proof. It's ready in seconds and is designed for safety. So, it's great for beginner bondage enthusiasts.

Even better, because it’s self-adhesive the tape doesn’t need any knots or special tricks to use. Just get your roll, cut off a good amount (about a foot of two is fine) and then wrap it around whatever part of the body you want restrained.

Playing Safely With Bondage Tape

That said, just because bondage tape is much safer than rope doesn’t mean that accidents can’t happen. Never leave your partner alone while bound, and always have a pair of safety shears handy to cut them loose. Have a safeword, and make sure you're both aware of symptoms like swelling, tingling, numbness and pain - all signs it's time to free your bound partner.

And, never, ever argue with someone who wants out: just get those scissors and immediately cut them free. Listening to your partner isn’t just being polite: not doing so is sexual assault. In short: listen, respond and be responsible!

Also note that each and every bondage session brings with it new and unique sensations as well as potential hazards. After you’ve negotiated and gotten clear consent to proceed, don’t forget to ask your partner about any safety or health concerns they might have.

Now that you have a sense of how to play safely, it's time for the best part: eight awesome sex positions that are even better with bondage tape. (When you're done reading, you'll definitely want a roll of it. Get it here.)

The Best Sex Positions for Bondage Tape

The Headboard Missionary Position

Headboard Missionary Sex Position

What It Is: Let’s start with the basics. This position is not just easy to get into but can be used with all kinds of sex play, from oral sex to penetration. The only downside is that you do need a pretty good headboard to attach your partner to. Just be careful not to bind their arms to far apart. This can be uncomfortable, painful and could even cause dislocation in some people.

How To Get Into It: Easy as pie! Just have the person being restrained lie down on a bed with their hands over their head in a comfortable position. Then take a section of tape and carefully wrap it around their wrists and then attach them to the headboard. Have them then tug and pull hard against the tape to make sure it’s not pinching or causing any numbness.

Why It’s Awesome: The possibilities are limitless! Just about every body part of the person being restrained is there to be stimulated - except maybe the ass but you can always restrain someone facing up rather than facing down (just be sure they can comfortably breathe).

The Four-Point Bondage Position

Four Point Bondage Sex Position

What It Is: The next step up from Headboard Missionary is to also restrain the legs. Just like Headboard Missionary, this position is great for all kinds of sex, from oral to penetrative, and can also be nice and comfy for both partners.

How To Get Into It: Begin by taping your partner to the headboard and then to the footboard. The added benefit of this position is that most people find having their legs spread much more pleasant than their arms. Naturally, you want to use a lot of tape to be able to go from ankles to the corners of the bed.

Why It’s Awesome: If your partner loved Headboard Missionary then this is the perfect way to add more restraint at a good even pace - and it opens even more doors to all kinds of other bondage positions.

The Bondage Chair Position

Bondage Chair Sex Position

What It Is: A fantastic way to use bondage tape that doesn’t put a great deal of strain on the person being bound but also grants the bound person's partner fantastic access to their chest, breasts and nipples.

How To Get Into It: Easy-peasy: just have the person being restrained sit in a good, sturdy chair and then use your bondage tape to attach them to it. You can add more tape, of course. You can even mummify them if you're both into it. Just remember you should always be prepared to get them out of whatever you put them into - so keep your emergency scissors handy!

Why It’s Awesome: This a perfect bondage position for someone who might have physical concerns about standing too long or having their arms and legs spread for long periods. Not only this, but it also gives the top access to all kinds of sensual areas. It also offers all kinds of options for pleasure, including nipple play, impact play, or even the use of a vibrator or sex toy.

The Wide Open Position

Wide Open Bondage Sex Position


What It Is: Another great beginner’s bondage sex position that leaves the subject wonderfully exposed and available to whatever nefarious plans their partner might have for their genitals. (The image here includes a strategically placed Magic Wand!)

How To Get Into It: This is another fantastic progression up the bondage complexity scale - and it's very easy to get into. While the subject is on a bed, have them spread their legs as far as they comfortably can and then put their hands as close as they can without causing any discomfort: this will give you a great guide to how to restrain them. Next, attach bondage tape to their wrists and then to their ankles or thighs. Use their naturally comfortable position as a guide.

Why It’s Awesome: Just think of the possibilities: oral, penetrative, some clothespins, some sex toys, some gentle impact play - let your imagination run wild! Better yet, once your partner gets used to their position you can try it with them facing down with their ass in the air!

The Over-the-Chair Position

Bent over chair bondage sex position

What It Is: A perfect bondage position for anything involving the butt, all the while giving the person being restrained a feeling of stability and security.

How To Get Into It: For this one you need a good, stable chair or stool that’s not just sturdy but also has a back that’s at a comfortable height for your partner to bend over. It might take some looking to find the right one but when you do it will quickly become a staple of your bondage play sessions. Getting into the position is simple: just have the person being restrained stand with their ankles on either side, attaching them to the chair with your tape. After they have bent over the back of the chair, do the same for their wrists, body and the backs of the their legs.

Why It’s Awesome: Like to cane, flog, or just vigorously penetrate - or like to be caned, flogged, or vigorously penetrated? Then this is the bondage position is for you. Not only is that lovely ass up and out for play but it's also a comfortable position, which means you can keep the fun going!

The Bend-Over Position

The Bend-Over Bondage Position


What It Is: For the slightly more experienced, this position offers a lot of kinky possibilities: from easy-access for penetration or oral sex to objectification and even humiliation play

How To Get Into It: This one can be a tad tricky but once mastered it can be done easily and smoothly. First, make sure your partner is comfortable touching their toes or just being bent over for a good amount of time. Second, make sure there is nothing around your play area that might be harmful to your partner if they have to collapse (think lots and lots of pillows). Begin the bondage by restraining your partner's legs a comfortable distance apart and then having them bend over until they are comfortable. Finally, use your tape to connect their wrists either to each other or to their thighs or ankles, depending on their flexibility. Have them stay in this position for a few minutes to make sure they’re OK before playing.

Why It’s Awesome: There’s just something so wonderfully, wildly hot about having someone bent over and bound up.

The Wall-Bound Position

Wall bound sex position

What It Is: A fantastic way to bind someone in a way that's comfortable and doesn't require balance.

How To Get Into It: This one is a tad tricky as you might need some hardware and a bare wall - but the possible pleasures can make it all worthwhile. The main thing is you need to have a vertical surface that’s strong, with excellent hardpoints that are either already there or have been installed for this purpose. A shower can be used - with the tape being tied to the person and then the taps. Although, if you want to skip the bondage tape for this one, we highly recommend Sportsheets' suction handcuffs.)

Why It’s Awesome: There’s an amazing sense of being powerful while also being restrained that can come from this position. The subject gets to stand tall and proud while being immobilized and vulnerable to all kinds of kinky fun.

The Pole Bondage Position

Pole bondage sex position


What It Is: The most advanced position on this list, Pole Bondage can still be well worth the effort as it can give great access to all kinds of sexy bits as well as giving the bound partner a feeling of power coupled with vulnerability.

How To Get Into It: Let’s be fair, this one might be a tad challenging when it comes to doing it safely, which is the only way to do bondage, as you need an extremely sturdy pole in a room at least as large as the height of anyone being tied to it. If the bound partner needs to come down, you need enough space to ensure they won't hit their head on something.

The actual tying is pretty simple: just have the bottom stand with their back - or front - against the pole and then use your tape to first restrain their arms (by the side is best as people can black out from having their hands over their heads for too long) and then work your way down.

Why It’s Awesome: Isn’t this just beautiful? Why, it’s just about as good as suspension bondage - and a whole lot safer! With your partner restrained like this you can have all kinds of accessibility to their chest, breasts, nipples and genitals or (if they are turned the other way) their ass for floggings of canings!

The Bottom Line on Bondage Tape

Even though we feel these are eight awesome positions, feel free to experiment on your own. Just be sure to listen to your partner, negotiate fully, get clear consent and have your emergency kit at the ready. Because, really, there are a whole lot of awesome sex positions that could be better with a little bondage - and bondage tape!

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