Review

Review – Lovehoney Oh! Hot Knots Bondage Game Kit

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My review:

I’ve recently developed an interest into bondage, but I find it difficult to explore it with my boyfriend because he doesn’t know much about it, and there is so much things that he needs to be taught. I had been looking to get a bondage game for a while in hope that it would help with that, when Lovehoney got a few small games out, including the Oh! hot knots bondage game kit out. They were looking for people to test it, so I obviously jumped on the occasion!

The packaging

The game comes in a small box. The box in sealed in plastic, and everything inside is also packaged in individual plastic bags or seals. It contains a blindfold, two silky restraints and a deck of cards.

You can fit everything back in this small box when you are done, which makes it easy to store, or even to carry with you as you go out for a romantic weekend.

The game
The blindfold

The blindfold is just a regular black blindfold. It is silky on the outside, and padded with a duvety material on the inside. It has two straps which are of the right length and offer a perfect fit. However, the blindfold doesn’t have any extra material to prevent sight from the sides of your nose, which is always needed in my case.

The restraints

The restraints consist of two silky ribbons with a sewn loop at one end. A label with the Lovehoney logo is also attached to it. The trim at the other end is poorly made, and there was dirty spots on the material when I received the game. I washed it in the washing machine, and it came out clean and undamaged. When I published my review on their website, Lovehoney quickly contacted me apologetically for the dirty spot and offered me a replacement.

The cards

The deck contains playing cards with actions on them, four switch cards, a double sided safety card, an instructions card, and a card listing some household objects that you’ll need to gather before playing.

The safety card aims to educate the players on consent and basic BDSM safety. I think that it is awesome that there is such a thing included in the game, because those aspects are very important, and everyone should be aware of it before partaking in any BDSM activity, even if it’s only beginner stuff.

The play cards cover many different aspects of BDSM. Most of them are non-treatening for beginners, but as it is a bondage game, you can easily discard a card if you happen to find some that do not fit you. Here are some examples of cards you may find:

SPOILER ALERT

Tie your partner’s wrists together, and tell them that you’re going to pleasure them, but that they aren’t allowed to make any noise. If they make any sound (other than some heavy breathing), stop.

Tie your partner’s ankles and wrists. Then sit on a position where they can clearly see you, and make them watch you play with yourself.

Grab a clothes peg and experiment with pinching areas of your lover’s skin. Start with their finger tip, and ask them how it feels, then the toes, then if they enjoy it, progress to more sensitive areas such as the nipples.

For the next 5 minutes, your partner is your slave. Tell them exactly what you want them to do, and how you want them to do it, or they will be punished.

Blindfold your lover and sit behind them. Whisper a secret fantasy in their ear while you pleasure them with your hands.

Have your lover get on all fours. Stand behind them and spank them gently on the bottom ten times with the back of a hairbrush, and ask they to say “thank you” after each strike. If they forget, swing a little harder.

Finally, the switch cards allow you to switch roles whenever you want. For example, if you pick a card and it asks that you perform an action on your partner but you’d rather have them do it instead, you can use your switch card to make it happen.

The instructions

Before you play, the game requires you to gather these objects:

  • Honey or chocolate spread
  • Ice cubes
  • Ready-to-eat food
  • A clothes peg
  • A flat hairbrush
  • A scarf or tie
  • Your favourite sexy outfit
  • A soft brush or features
  • A stopwatch or smartphone
  • A variety of textures items

However, unless you play until you’ve picked all the cards, you will not need them all.

The game is pretty simple to play. You each, by turn, pick a card and act out its instructions. It is suggested that you play until you’ve each picked five cards, although you can keep on playing for as long as you want. An alternative functioning where you each can pick your five favourite cards beforehand is also suggested.

In use

We got into playing without knowing exactly how to handle the game after we picked a card. We’re required to gather a timer, but there’s no instruction at all on how and when to use it. We decided that we would set a time frame for each card, until we noticed that some of the cards do mention a time frame. We decided on spending 2 minutes on each card, and came to realise that it can be enough for some actions, and too short for others.

I think it would be better if each card had a time frame, which we can adjust as we wish, instead, because some of the actions requires only a few minutes, while other can require you to get all the way up to an orgasm, which in my case, can take a long time. Also, if there is no time frame, it can be hard to decide just when to stop. Another option is you could decide that the “dom” is the one who decide when the card is over.

Of course, what is great about such a game is that it allows you to adjust it to your needs and wants. You can set your own rules if you want; the cards remain a great source of inspiration that you can use as you wish. You can also use the game as foreplay (it easily leads to more), or as the whole session to if you want, it’s all up to you.

The game is great to explore with many bondage aspects, such as sensory play, tease and denial, spanking, etc. It is particularly interesting if you wanna get into bondage but don’t know where to start. I like it because it allowed us to try things that we wouldn’t have tried otherwise, and things that I was uncomfortable about suggesting that we try. It really is a great option for people who like us, are lacking some ideas on things to try in the bedroom. It’s a great game for bondage beginners, or for people who would like to try new things. I find this game is also great for exploring what you like and don’t like about bondage and sex.

I personally really enjoyed that game. We definitely had a good time (and a good laugh at my attempt to dirty talk), and this game will definitely be used again when we’re in need for a bit of imagination or just want to relax and spend time together while being intimate.

The only negative thing I have to say about that game is that some cards can be very similar, and I think there could be more variety in each category of play. Also, I’ve noticed that some spanking cards give safety information on where to spank and not to spank, while some other, which ask almost the same thing, don’t.

Conclusion

In conclusion, this game is exactly what we needed to turn a “we should try a bit of bondage” into action. It is totally beginner friendly, customizeable, and it is a good way to discover about bondage and about what you like together. It is also a great source of inspiration, and can be pretty useful if you wish to had more diversity to foreplay.

Where to get it

You can get the Oh! Hot knots bondage game from Lovehoney (UK, US , CA). It’s also part of the 3 for 25$ dealon the US site, as well as other small games and accessories.

The Lovehoney Oh! hot knots bondage game was sent to me by Lovehoney in exchange for an honest review.