10 reason why your local hardware store IS your local adult store

Your number 1 stop for homemade kinky toys

There are way more than ten kinky delights that can be found at your local hardware store, but here are our top picks:

1) Safety shears

This is first must have edition to EVERY kinksters’ toolkit - and if it isn't in yours, then you need to by a pair. Today. NOW.

If you can't get a person out of something quickly, and without harm, you are at best someone's worst kink experience waiting to happen. At worst, you are their reason for ambulance cover.

Hardware store brought adult toys

2) Toolboxes

I have seen so many expensive, engraved, bespoke and otherwise nonsense solutions for transporting one's naughty and nefarious trinkets - but let's be honest, someone walking in with a goddamn TOOLBOX is in fact the best way to set the scene. They're built to last, they're price effective, and all in all, they're actually totally badass.

And yeah ,if you want, you can probably still have it engraved.

3) Bulldogs clips and small clamps

This section is the nipple torture fantatic's wet dream, and I speak from experience here. I have spent a small fortune on supposedly the most badass clamps that money can buy (too many times) and I can tell you now, NONE compare to a pair of battery alligator clamps, or genuine tension-strong building clamps.

IMPORTANT:
These are NOT for novices. If you want something light, use pegs.

4) Pegs

The light version of nipple play, but also excellent for CBT and more interesting games like the zipper. Don't skimp on these; a bag of crappy ones will cost you a few bucks, better ones will cost you a few more - but ultimately its far better than $40 on clamps that will break one you anyway.

Pegs often work well with thinner rope too, so keep an eye out for ones that can be engineered in other ways.

5) Rope, chain, camping straps, cable ties, duct tape

Self explanatory. Not all of us are shibari wizards, and you know what? You don't need to be.But you *do* need to be aware of the complications for your tools.

IMPORTANT:

Ask yourself the following:
Will this cut in to their skin? Is there enough 'slack' in this that I can cut them free without injury?
Is this a safe place to put this? Will this stick on/tear their skin?

6) Ear muffs, blindfolds/dark goggles

Sensory deprivation anyone? Or wait, could you not hear me? Yeah, good ear muffs will do that.

7) Carabiners and clips

The Holy Grail of basic predicament bondage. Get creative.

IMPORTANT:
Carabiners and clips from hardware store will not be weight rated, so do NOT use for suspension. Consider what you're attaching to what.

Ask yourself:
Will this cause damage?
Will this cause a trip/fall?

8 ) Plant ties

Soft, durable and cost effective, this is perfect material for cock ties. Just make sure it doesn't have too much elasticity, as that can compromise your tie when put under weight load/tension.

9) Fishing weights and buckets

Want to measure the weight of those nipple clamps/cockties with precision? Fishing weights are the perfect way to challenge them. Then again, if they're very experienced with weight, one litre of water is equal to one kilogram of weight - and this is where buckets are your friend.

Goddamn I love me some endurance bondage.

10) Elastic bands

How annoying is breast bondage? Them lovely jubblies just move where ever they want... but get them to bend forward, and let gravity do its work them BAM, get 'em in an elastic band and you have the quick solution to an age-old problem.

IMPORTANT:
Elastic bands come in all shapes and sizes, so be aware of this when selecting the right one for your boob-blessed friend. Pinches here also suck the big one, so make sure you don't pinch-y their soft-y bits.

11) Knuckle plates

Yes I said 10, but you get a bonus one because you made it to the end!

Knuckle plates are basically a nail/joining plate that has been bent over so there are no sharp edges. Ever heard of an Ishidaki plate? Here is your DIY Dominant's version for a fraction (and I mean a small fraction) of the price.

Choose Your Platform

Once you have chosen out your toys… all that is left is to have a rich discussion on how to put them to good use. With NoGrey, you can make that fun:

Android

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iOS

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Naughty ideas don’t stop there

Have you ever tried making a list of homemade kinky toys? It is so hard reducing this to just ten items from a hardware store. Stay tuned and we’ll release a ‘how to build’ some even naughtier fun toys to include in your fetish scenes.

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