Bargain Bondage Basics

Style Dec 7, 2022

You know what are the 3 things in my life I’ve probably spent the most money on? (Other than like rent and being alive, haha.) Caffeine, Marijuana, and kink items. Now because I’m a big baby who soaks through a lot of adult diapers, that statement is a little weighted. But even my regular bondage and pup gear are some of the higher-ticket items in my belongings. Committing to a kink is not cheap. In a recent episode of Newsie’s Nook, #65: “DIY Adult Baby Bottles & The Cost of being ABDL”, Newsie and his guests (including our PlayTyme classmate, Casey!) get into a great discussion about the financial fatigue of kink, and how that can be discouraging and sometimes even outweigh the pleasure.

With all of us feeling the strain on our wallets this holiday season, I thought about it and decided to make a small guide of cheaper bondage/kink items, that are perfect to add to your collection if you’re new to the kink world, or if you’re an old pro just looking to update some worn out items.

I want to make a note that in this article I’m going to mention some bigger-name kink stores, as well as Amazon, but there are SO MANY small business kink and ABDL shops out there that you can find through Etsy or Instagram/Social Media that do amazing work and have the happiest customers (cough cough, us, cough, we are a small business, cough, who super appreciate all of our wonderful customers cough). Another one of our favorites, Kinky Dreamzzz, is a small business specializing in making adult diapers that look almost identical to the kinds that you would wear as a baby.

But when I was thinking about starting this article, my main thought was what are some cheaper, easy items that I would recommend to someone just entering the kink scene, who would like to “dip their toe in” so to speak and get a feel for the water, without spending a large chunk of money up front. And even if you’re experienced in kink (and its pricing), I hope that you find something beneficial in this article for your own collection!

The first item I want to highlight is an all-around bondage basic, Bondage Tape. At $15 a pop for 164 feet (meters?) from Fort Troff (A great company for a lot of different kink items. Mainly caters to gay men, but anyone can use their products), it’s the perfect way to explore a general bondage or rope kink, without having to spend money and time on ropes (learning the proper knots to tie someone up with can take a lot of concentration, which takes time. Also you should NOT attempt any complicated knots or suspension with the tape). The tape sticks to itself, but not anything else. So wrap up those ankles and wrists, maybe add a strip around their mouth (WITH CONSENT), and you’re ready for some bondage fun.

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Fort Troff’s “Mega-Roll Bondage Tape” in Black or Red

Fort Troff also has some great pup items available at a lower price. Pup play can feel very gear based at times, and difficult to involve yourself in if you don’t have gear. People can say “it’s about the pup not the gear” (which is true!) as much as possible, but we all know that feeling of scrolling through social media and longing for a pup hood of your own. And at (usually) over $100 for a neoprene model, which also comes with a level of personal customization, getting your first pup hood can be a scary jump to make. Again, it’s a commitment.

So if you (and your bank account) aren’t quite ready to make that jump, but you do want a pup hood of your own to play with, Fort Troff’s “Devil Dog 2.0” hood is only $55. That's comparable to the price of a hood you would find on Amazon, and it has much more personality than an Amazon hood, so if you need something cheap and easy to start with, or maybe if you want a 2nd hood laying around to have available for friends to play with when they come over, Fort Troff is a great option. Not to mention they also have a simple collar and leash set for only $29!

Fort Troff’s “Devil Dog 2.0” hood in Black

Fort Troff’s “Devil Dog 2.0” hood in Black

Fort Troff’s simple Collar and Leash set

Fort Troff’s simple Collar and Leash set

But as we know, a “pup outfit” can include many other items. Boots, underwear, kneepads, leather-wear, etc. It can feel overwhelming to know where to start, but I think one starter-item every pup needs is paws! My favorite option for these are actually intended to be MMA-fighting gloves, and can be found on Amazon for $16. Picture and link below! ****

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https://www.amazon.com/ZooBoo-Half-Finger-Adjustable-Sparring-Punching/dp/B07WT2T73C?ref_=ast_sto_dp&th=1&psc=1

I have them in blue and black, and I love them because they’re a little padded so they’re perfect for pup-moshes, when you’re on your paws a lot. They have that adorable claw design that fits the pup aesthetic, they're easy to slip on and off with velcro straps around the wrists, AND (I think most importantly) they allow you to use your fingers! At an event, it’s always helpful to be able to grab your phone or bank-card.

Now the last kink area I want to touch on is ABDL, my touchstone kink, and probably the one I’ve spent the MOST amount of money on, because of the disposability of diapers. Not to mention the specificity of most ABDL clothing (onesies especially) makes an ABDL wardrobe cost a high price as well. Actually finding cheap diapers is a tough area to tackle. For my “cheaper” option diaper I tend to buy Abenas (can be found through Amazon). But of course if you’re a beginner, and don’t want to commit to an entire pack, you can always find sample packs of ABDL diapers. Amazon has 2-packs of Rearz diapers. And you can find other sample packs of ABUniverse (2-pack), NorthShore (4-pack), and Tykeables (single diaper) through their respective websites.

I don’t want to reccmend a cheap onesie, because I really think that’s something you need to make sure will be comfortable, functional, and will fit your body. But a cheaper item I can absolutely recommend to add to your ABDL clothing collection is a good pair of fleece/microfiber socks. They are fuzzy, adorable, come in lots of different colors and patterns, and keep your feet WARM. Something that’s much more important as we settle into the winter months.

I chose a random set for the picture, but there are tons of different types on Amazon for $10-$20 for about 5 socks.

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So, I hope I’ve been able to save you a little money through these suggestions. Or maybe I’ve cost you money because you weren’t planning on spending anything and now you have each of these items in your cart. Whoops. Either way, I hope you’ve enjoyed the article! While kink can give me that financial fatigue at times, it keeps making me happy enough to be entirely worth it.

If you have some time, take a listen to that Newsie’s Nook episode I mentioned (”DIY Adult Baby Bottles & The Cost of being ABDL”), and don’t forget that new episodes come out every Thursday, wherever you listen to your podcasts!

As always, thanks for being a reader! And keep being kinky, no matter the cost.

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