• Could BDSM Be The Key To Better Health? Plus, Win A Luxury Bondage Bundle Worth £69!

    Win a bondage bundleHappy Sunday! This week began with the exciting news that people who practice BDSM tend to have higher levels of wellbeing than those who don't.

    To celebrate this exciting revelation, we're encouraging you to start living a healthier lifestyle with our range of bondage gear, whips and floggers, and wrist and ankle restraints.

    We're giving you the chance to win a luxury bondage bundle, featuring the Tease Me Satin Wrist Restraints (worth £10.00), Tease Me Soft Satin Blackout Blindfold (worth £10.00), Tease Me Satin Heart Riding Crop (worth £12.00) and Tease Me Satin Position Ties Restraints (worth £10.00).

    That's a total of £69 (well, £69.96 to be precise!) of luxury bedroom bondage equipment.

    To be in with a chance to win, simply comment below before 5pm on Friday, June 21st to be automatically entered. The winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email, so be sure to enter an email address that gets checked regularly.

    Read on for more information on the health benefits of BDSM, plus more bondage news from around the web.



    • As mentioned above, a Dutch study of 1000 BDSM-loving participants compared to a control group seems to suggest that fans of bondage and S&M tend to be less neurotic, more extroverted and conscientious, less sensitive to rejection and generally have a higher sense of wellbeing. Do you think it's possible to live more healthily by introducing BDSM to your sex life? [Fans of bondage and S&M report better mental health - NHS]
    • Fifty Shades of Grey Submit to Me Beginners Bondage KitFancy giving bedroom bondage a try but don't know where to start? It's a good idea to begin with a kit, like the Fifty Shades of Grey Submit to Me Beginners Bondage Kit (£25.00), seen right. This luxurious kit includes a blindfold, four silky bondage restraints and a special spanking paddle. Begin by covering your partner's eyes with the cushioned blindfold before experimenting with some light spanking (with their permission, of course!) Start with the plush satin side of the spanker before progressing to the faux leather side which produces a sharper sting on your lover's bare bum.
    • Ever wondered what your favourite superheroines would look like all tied up? Alternative model Lela Gwenn certainly did, and raised over $4000 to make it a reality. She posed as Harley Quinn, Catwoman, Death (from the Sandman comics), and Leelo from The Fifth Element for a series of pictures depicting the superhereos engaging in a spot of rope bondage. What do you think of the results? [Superheroes in Bondage, as Photographed by Richard Kadrey - io9]
    1. Our Video of the Week is the controversial music video for Rihanna's hit "S&M". Some people hated it, some people loved it, and I was just impressed by how much bondage gear they managed to squeeze into 4 minutes! I noticed ball gags, bondage tape and rope, a collar and lead, whips and a lot of latex - did anyone spot anything else?

    The winner of the limited edition TENGA Onacup from last week is Louise&James. Remember to comment below for your chance to win a luxury Tease Me Bedroom Bondage Bundle (worth £69)! The winner will be contacted by email.

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    Comments (127)

    • Ork: June 16, 2013 07:41
      I wouldn't say it improves your health or anything, it certainly generally speaking means your more open to things, leading you to explore more etc, so in that sense I guess you would be happier... not to mention the amount of fun people generally have doing it lol. But I certainly wouldn't say its for everyone, or the key to sexual happiness, for some people yes, for others no... also a new study shows all studies are generally going to give you EXACTLY the information said study was set up to show in the fist place XD
    • Melissa: June 16, 2013 09:36
      Worth a try
    • truegrace: June 16, 2013 10:10
      Probably not the key to happiness but def worth a go for most people, how do you know if you don't like it unless you have tried it!
    • Cheeky Chica: June 16, 2013 10:14
      Love the colour of the bondage bundle, wouldn't mind having that in my toy box!
    • sexy little minx: June 16, 2013 10:19
      I am much happier in my life and I'm a regular to BDSM, whether the 2 are commected I'm not sure but it is certainly food for thought.
    • jenna: June 16, 2013 10:35
      I would love to win this so I could give it a try!
    • S: June 16, 2013 10:37
      I do feel happier since I introduced BDSM elements to my life. Whether it's the satisfaction of pleasing someone or the release I get, I don't know, but I certainly feel more stable and happier in general.
    • Lou22: June 16, 2013 10:43
      Well i don't know about the survey but indulging in BDSM makes me happy and always like to try a different product out :)
    • Soph: June 16, 2013 10:56
      I'm definitely willing to give it a go
    • Mollie: June 16, 2013 10:58
      Interesting stuff... I get the key to happiness is feeling free and relaxed to do what you want so I can see the correlation.
    • PS: June 16, 2013 10:59
      Simulates a vacuum bed in the bid as well
    • Katleskin: June 16, 2013 11:11
      It's gotta be all those lovely endorphins! :-)
    • Jade: June 16, 2013 11:11
      Mmmhhh interesting... ;)
    • Michelle: June 16, 2013 11:15
      I don't know about making me healthier but it has opened my mind and I can't imagine not doing it now, it's just so much more intimate due to the trust levels required
    • Nathan: June 16, 2013 11:15
      Bondage equipment also function as disability aids :)
    • cat: June 16, 2013 11:15
      my man has always said I get spanked for my own good and a paddling in a bouns :0)
    • Dawn: June 16, 2013 11:16
      Correlation does not imply causation. In my opinion BDSM does not in itself make people healthier. However, people who engage are more likely to be accepting of themselves, open to better communication with partners, and people in general, etc. In addition, they may make more effort to stay physically fit. Tops need that fitness for strength and stamina, while bottoms need to maintain flexibility and general health to engage in such practises, and for some to please their Tops.
    • Stephanie: June 16, 2013 11:19
      Worth a shot!
    • Yolanda: June 16, 2013 11:22
      sounds like a chance to get healthy :)
    • veronica: June 16, 2013 11:23
      well it works for me, BDSM once a week and have not had to visit a doctor once in over 3 years! worth a try guys!
    • luisa: June 16, 2013 11:25
      yes please :) this is my kinda getting healthy :)
    • stuart storey: June 16, 2013 11:29
      Slap on the cuffs, turn up the rough and lets get dirrty =D
    • steven belshaw: June 16, 2013 11:34
      Sounds good, this could get interesting
    • Cassia Helme: June 16, 2013 11:34
      Mmmmm... looks appetising...
    • snapper: June 16, 2013 11:35
      I have to be carefull because I know I'm bound to get tied up talking about this for ages !
    • nikki: June 16, 2013 11:43
      For me personally i find BDSM makes me more relaxed, it calms me in a way vanilla sex cannot, i think that it does make Yyou a more open person, i think when Yyou understand what Yyour needs are and are willing to go with them, it proves Yyou are more accepting.
    • Helen: June 16, 2013 11:44
      The abillity to let go and have someone else in control briefly, totally reduces the stress of the 'real' world.
    • strachans: June 16, 2013 11:55
      Doesn't alter health,justopens your sexual mmind to other things.
    • Gill: June 16, 2013 11:57
      In my collar I am free, I am his :)
    • leona: June 16, 2013 11:58
      Spank me! :-)
    • S&S: June 16, 2013 12:01
      I do think that there's a certain mentality involved with bondage play that shows you are a bit more relaxed and comfortable with yourself and your partner. Interesting article!
    • joe: June 16, 2013 12:06
      it's like being told that chocolate's suddenly good for you... certainly opened my mind and such
    • Gerard: June 16, 2013 12:09
      Tie me up and whip me, its for my healthy baby.
    • Kelly Winn: June 16, 2013 12:16
      So I think maybe I'm sick, (in the head ;).) I clearly need to be made healthier with a proper spanking! Please make me healthy again by letting me win!
      I also think that the only way my boyfriend will stop being sick is if I strap him to the bed to make him well again!

      He agrees whole heatedly!

      :) x

    • Celeste: June 16, 2013 12:17
      I must be healthy then xD love lovehoneys bondage selection
    • Ellie: June 16, 2013 12:18
      Yeah, I can see why BDSMers would be much happier lol
    • melissa: June 16, 2013 12:22
      i think no matter what your,e into an interesting sex life does wonders for youre general well being and happiness.
    • Dowster: June 16, 2013 12:26
      A worthy cause and worth a try
    • Helen: June 16, 2013 12:33
      Love BDSM, actually offended by the research. I'm not particularly neurotic.

      Love, an introvert. Xx

    • rag doll: June 16, 2013 12:41
      i certainly agree that BDSM has lots of benefits. it certainly relaxes me and it has really made mine and my partners relationship stronger and more fun.

      the superhiro mondage is good but i think i have seen better on fet. i love the fifth element one though- really creative rope,

      always loves Riannas S&M video.the pink rope and big hair is just amazing. i also spotted a blow up doll!

    • Amber: June 16, 2013 12:43
      Somehow being restrained makes you feel free
    • Dean: June 16, 2013 12:51
      Nothing wrong with a bit of spanking :D
    • Andrew: June 16, 2013 13:06
      This would be a great prize in our house. Since 50 shades opened my wife's eyes and mind to bondage the spark has returned to our sex life and now 20 years married we are closer than ever so bondage definitely improved our health and happiness.
    • Nicky: June 16, 2013 13:12
      It has health benefits for sure its a fun cardio work out gets the heart pumping much more fun and interesting that running on the spot solo :-)
    • Jayne davies: June 16, 2013 13:26
      Count me in.
    • Iliana: June 16, 2013 13:41
      bdsm definately improves my relationship which is now build on absolute trust :) everybody needs to spice up their life from time to time anyway :)
    • Darran: June 16, 2013 14:19
      I would have to say a bit bondage does wonders for your sex life as well as bringing you closer in life. Love to throw the bed restraints on and play with our toy box and she can't do much about it.
    • julie fox: June 16, 2013 15:22
      Never tried it but there's all ways a first time looks fun
    • tre: June 16, 2013 15:23
      BDSM such fun
    • Emma: June 16, 2013 15:38
      Would be a lovely addition to my box
    • Madolyn Palmer: June 16, 2013 15:52
      Definitely would love this added to the 'filthy' drawer..
    • nobodywasheres: June 16, 2013 16:06
      sounds very interesting
    • Linda: June 16, 2013 16:35
      I think that people who are willing to explore this type of stuff tend to be more open minded and less judgmental of others.
    • Scorpius12: June 16, 2013 16:50
      BDSM for me is about trust and honesty and being able to ‘let go’ physically and emotionally. I feel so much healthier since I became involved in BDSM.

      I agree with Dawn that Doms do need to have a higher level of fitness and also control and Subs also need to be physically fit as some scenes can be quite demanding.

      BDSM also can be very beneficial on an emotional level - either to help clear an issue (lack of confidence, past upset etc.) or just making time to give up control and free your mind for an ‘out of body’ experience (‘subspace’ anyone?)

      Remember to always stay ‘safe, sane & consensual’ - and have fun:)

    • Louise&James: June 16, 2013 16:51
      Its all about open mindedness and exploration! BDSM requires trust and adds an element of excitement and unknown to any relationship fun all round! The kit looks fab we have the blind fold and it is amazing i actually wore mine on a plane ;) x
    • Scotty: June 16, 2013 17:01
      For us BDSM is being characters, loosing our inhibitions and exploring a world of self confidence! we alternate being dom and sub at the spur of the moment.

      Its great to feel so powerful sometimes and then so powerless the next it really adds variety and has made us a really close couple!

    • Alexander: June 16, 2013 17:30
      Exploring into BDSM has helped my relationship with my partner so much, because it helps create trust, as well as a new excitement to our love life. We've not only become closer, but we're more open to each other about things outside of the bedroom.
    • horny tanya: June 16, 2013 17:33
      i love a bit of light bondage. MMMMMMMMMMMM IT MAKES ME HORNY AS EVER. being blindfolded excites me also. it must be the thought of which part of my body will be touched next. and as for being tied up that does it for me because im powerless. oh for gods sake horney tanya. i love it all x
    • chris: June 16, 2013 17:58
      would love to win this, i would love to surprise my wife with this,never really tried the bondage thing , this would be a good place to start:)
    • Toy Addict: June 16, 2013 17:59
      Hmm I don't know if there is a link between BDSM and better wellbeing but people with hobbies are probably happier than people without.
    • Sexynurse09: June 16, 2013 18:01
      I agree with Dawn in that its probably more due to the personality type and lifestyle of person practicing bdsm that gives them a sense of mental well being, rather than the bdsm being the cause of good mental health.
      All I know is I have enjoyed very much in the past.
    • JackEagles: June 16, 2013 18:23
      BDSM is definitely the key to health.
    • Roxy: June 16, 2013 19:21
      Love BDSM hate 50 shades, it's not a true representation of the BDSM lifestyle at all, it glorifies domestic violence and sexual assult!
    • Rose: June 16, 2013 19:25
      I think the key to sexual and mental health is to do what makes you happy and what you're comfortable with, whether that's hardcore BDSM, vanilla sex, abstaining altogether or anything else!
    • Jess: June 16, 2013 19:43
      I find BDSM is a great way to get out any unhealthy emotions through play.
    • AMANDA: June 16, 2013 19:47
      =) Lovehoney customer of 3 yeaRS ME LIKEY!
    • Steph: June 16, 2013 19:52
      Would love these for a bit if extra adventure in (and out if) the bedroom ;)
    • Lightningrider: June 16, 2013 20:00
      Hell yeah!! My partner and I especially enjoy BDSM. He loves both the pleasure and pain, I like to make him very, very happy! ;-) xxxx
    • Gordon Elcock: June 16, 2013 20:13
      an offer that can't be beaten, well, maybe ... anyway lovely
    • Alli: June 16, 2013 21:07
      I think it must help reduce stress levels. Being wound too tight or being anxious is not good for blood pressure and I guess bdsm helps you let go of the stress and anxiety.
    • Josh Pritchard: June 16, 2013 21:36
      We love this kinda stuff and never win anything! Would love to win!
    • Han Solo: June 16, 2013 21:45
      Lets cut to the chase. Wife loves being spanked and if she is tied up and helpless then all the better. Simples...h
    • Karen: June 16, 2013 21:55
      oh yes! always happier after being tied up!
    • johnny: June 16, 2013 22:09
      nice!
    • John Patterson: June 16, 2013 22:10
      love to play with this
    • KinkyFuckery: June 16, 2013 22:43
      BSDM is becoming less of a taboo & bondage since the 50 shades. Its all about the trust you have with your partner & what a great gift to share with your partner always up for increasing my happiness & what a better way to do with a lovely priced gift at £69 & to get in a 69' with my sexy man , so yes please !
    • Mr Francis Bigger: June 16, 2013 22:48
      My wife has wanted to try this since reading 50 shades of grey. She has been stressed with work lately perhaps I might have to look into getting her a set to see if it does help!
    • CJ: June 16, 2013 23:10
      Ooooh! Bring it on ;)
    • Jonti: June 17, 2013 01:47
      Bondage is great if your both into it, of course play safe and never do anything your both not completely happy about !
    • Graham Simpson: June 17, 2013 01:49
      I feel it does improve the health of the mind, but also the health of the relationship with partner as you communicate & become more open with each other when you explore each others desires & needs thru BDSM & other likes/desires.
    • Sarah Hutchins: June 17, 2013 02:46
      now this would be the perfect birthday present for my husband ?? and me too ?
    • Purring Tiger: June 17, 2013 03:00
      Nothing wrong with a bit of kink! BDSM spices up your sex life amazingly and all those endorphins make for happier people. Afterall they override pain so those with long term pain get a break from it by overriding it with pleasure!
    • macho99: June 17, 2013 05:56
      Kinky fun FTW! :D
    • Angeldelight: June 17, 2013 08:50
      Experimenting with BDSM has certainly made our relationship more open ,honest and healthier all good ,would love to win this we could have lots of fun playing xx
    • xmorningxgloryx: June 17, 2013 12:17
      My other half and I have recently been discussing experimenting with a bit of bondage x
    • Avril: June 17, 2013 13:38
      Since actively exploring kink and bdsm this year, I would say I have been much happier. The people I have met (whilst a few wierdo's along the way) have generally been happy, intelligent, confident and very open minded! I love that I now surrounded myself with non-judgemental awesome kinksters who I can be myself with.
      ...and I have yet to try a spanking with a riding crop...that could be interesting ;)
      Here's to embracing and loving the inner slut :D
    • PAD: June 17, 2013 17:10
      It is another part of peoples sex life that is different and a break from the norm. It is almost endless in options. What you want to try next leads to interesting conversation and reactions. It makes us feel better about ourselves to know it is just a little bit naughty.
    • MrsMacX: June 17, 2013 19:21
      Me and my husband have never really been interested in BDSM but reading this article has made me want to give it a go :)
    • Phil: June 17, 2013 20:31
      Even if its not true it's still good fun, good luck to everyone, got to be in it to win it!
    • LibbyLibido: June 18, 2013 02:16
      I love the idea of bondage making for better wellbeing, I suppose it must be something to do with the endorphins released after a great orgasm, which bondage never fails to deliver!
      An apple a day? Nah, a whipping a day keeps the doctor away!
    • KittyStar: June 18, 2013 02:49
      Such a beautiful set!!! ^^
    • LoriandHubby: June 18, 2013 05:06
      I love it. this looks like so much fun
    • Angel: June 18, 2013 05:12
      Yes I do think you can live a healthier life if you practice BDSM. Though I have yet to practice it I think that during a BDSM act a person is letting out a side to themselves that they can not normally let out. We all know holding things in is not good for ones health.

      I look forward to the day I start practicing BDSM and Love Honey can sure get it started sooner than later.

    • travelnurse: June 18, 2013 05:24
      I do believe that maybe the happiness is related to the effort that is put into the play and that is just isn't the same old thing. It shows that you put effort into your relationship.
    • AngelRogue: June 18, 2013 13:39
      I really like the look and style of the toys. It would be nice to add them to my collection.

      I'm really not positive about those participating in BDSM having better mental health. I am no less neurotic than I was before I participated in BDSM, and I'm actually less conscientious than before. I may just be an anomaly...
      I do, however, think that adding the BDSM aspect to our sex lives has improved our relationship. I feel more in love with my boyfriend than I did one, two, three years ago, and I know he feels the same because our communication has improved so much!

      With regards to Rihanna's song, I rather liked it when it came out. I enjoyed singing it with my friends, knowing that BDSM was my secret that they didn't know about.

    • Imogen: June 18, 2013 18:09
      Love the colour of that bondage bundle, so pretty!
    • Luvved up Cupple: June 18, 2013 21:45
      We have started enjoying BDSM more and more recentley and if anything we feel it helps you appreciate more what you have in you own private life, the more you will learn to trust one another if one of you is "helpless" and the more you know what your partner will do for you, to you and what they will stop at (safe words prevailing) everyone should try it at least once - you never know you might like it, give it a fair crack of the whip!
    • claire turner: June 19, 2013 10:14
      what a great package, would be perfect for this newbie :)
    • Ellie: June 19, 2013 13:11
      I would love to win this, fingers crossed!
    • Blacksilk: June 19, 2013 13:20
      Wow, there are some bad reactions to the cosplay images over on that site!

      "I'm sorry but a picture of a woman with a gag in her mouth is a picture of a silenced woman."

      No way. Submission is self-expression, gag or no gag.

    • Lou: June 19, 2013 13:21
      I love indulging in BDSM with my partner, can't imagine it not being part of our sex life now!
    • victoria: June 19, 2013 13:43
      id love this as experimenting with my new partner and wanna show him what he has missed
    • luisa: June 19, 2013 15:36
      yes please :)
    • wiltscouple: June 19, 2013 21:25
      You can't beat blindfolding you partner!
    • matt: June 19, 2013 22:24
      The things I would like to do with my girlfriend using this bundle
    • Anna: June 20, 2013 07:24
      Always one to embrace a healthier way of living and what a great way to get ready for the summer hols...! Anna x

      frolicme.wordpress.com

    • Chris: June 20, 2013 09:54
      Always considered buying a full bondage set to go with our existing toys, this one would be just the ticket.
    • Kristian: June 20, 2013 10:30
      It is something that makes great sense and we have been looking to get into it for a while now
    • Greg: June 20, 2013 17:03
      Definitely worth a try!
    • Tony: June 20, 2013 17:10
      All good fun Fifty Shades has done wonders for this market
    • Bob: June 20, 2013 17:19
      I'll give it a bash.
      No wait I mean...
      Oh never mind ;)
    • Katie: June 20, 2013 17:30
      Looks like fun! Would love to win ! :)
    • Susan McGhee: June 20, 2013 17:33
      I wouldn't necessary say healthier but people who are open to BDSM or even more than just your 'normal' sexual activities are probably a lot more comfortable with themselves and what they want, if you take this into other areas of your life then I can see it having a healthy impact.
    • Rob: June 20, 2013 19:10
      I'll comment
    • Truffle: June 20, 2013 20:13
      They say a bit of what you fancy does you good, eh.
    • KrissyNovacaine: June 20, 2013 23:44
      So Awesome! Such a fun set. I am super kinky, and BDSm has made me be more honest about what I want out of life.
    • Melissa Mid. - CS: June 21, 2013 03:30
      Looks and sounds interesting :)

      Would be fun to have.

    • EstherHarshom: June 21, 2013 05:38
      Well, it'd make a change from using dressing gown cords, certainly.
    • Gemma: June 21, 2013 12:50
      We are still exploring this side of our life but would be a welcum addition to the collection.
    • victoria: June 21, 2013 13:52
      I always feel happier when my bum has spanked!
    • Stevie Nichol: June 21, 2013 16:45
      Hello you lovely Lovehoney. Hope I win because your amazing and I love you! :D
    • Natalie Taylor: June 21, 2013 21:35
      I don't think it's they key to health but it's definately better than vanilla!
    • BigStu: June 21, 2013 21:53
      It looks like a great introduction to tie and tease, something we are building up to.
    • Melissa Camara: June 22, 2013 03:35
      Very pretty. My husband and I believw this us a healthy way to reconnect.would love to win
    • Charlotte clavier: June 25, 2013 13:27
      Gives new meaning to the saying Ill be tied up for a little while, lol. I love it. It's so naughty xx
    • Claire: June 25, 2013 13:31
      Oooo nothing wrong with a bit of slap n tickle if u ask me! Mmmm
    • Christina: July 02, 2013 18:21
      Oh these are what are missing in my toy drawer. Been too scared to suggest BDSM to my other half, but it you sent me these then he would have to try them out lol...... After all it would be rude not too x x
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