Straitjackets & Sleepsacks

Sleepsacks and strait-jackets offer a feeling of confinement, restriction, and helplessness for extended periods. Using a sleepsack or strait jacket typically requires assistance from another person to put the garment on, close it, and add additional bindings. Sleepsacks and straitjackets are used often during BDSM roleplay to cause immobility. For some, the feeling of being unable to escape is comforting and sometimes sexually arousing.

What are Sleepsacks?

Sleepsacks are made to give the wearer a feeling of being fully encased or for sensory deprivation. They may be made of rubber, canvas, neoprene, nylon, leather or Darlexx, but some may be a sleeping bag wrapped with a rope or even saran wrap. The material used to make the sleepsack is an essential part of the user experience as some have a fetish for specific materials. There are several different kinds of sleepsacks:

  • Rubber sleepsacks: Rubber sleepsacks are desirable because they feel very confining but have a limited, natural stretch. Inside the sleepsack, the wearer will sweat, with their sweat building up inside the rubber sleepsack. Some wearers may choose to urinate while inside the sleepsack. This accumulation of bodily fluids inside the rubber sleepsack is part of the appeal of wearing one.
  • Leather sleepsacks: More confining than a rubber sleepsack, leather sleepsacks have little to no stretch. Leather sleepsacks are often accessorized with many straps, buckles, and d-rings, allowing the wearer to be tightly bound inside the sleepsack. The wearer may be further attached to a piece of furniture using rope or additional straps. They may also choose to be suspended upright. Leather sleepsacks can be expensive, and much care must be taken to ensure they last a long time.
  • Satin sleepsacks: More breathable than a leather or rubber sleepsack, satin sleepsacks have less durability. Satin sleepsacks are primarily homemade and not often sold by BDSM retailers but are desired by those who enjoy the feel of satin.
  • Darlexx sleepsacks: Darlexx is a spandex-like material that has the same stretch but increased durability. Darlexx sleepsacks are confining but allow for more movement.
  • Neoprene sleepsacks: Neoprene offers the same properties as rubber but with less stretch and added durability. Neoprene sleepsacks give the wearer an increased feeling of confinement and restriction. Like a rubber sleepsack, the wearer will sweat profusely once inside.

What are Strait Jackets?

Straitjackets are jackets with extended sleeves that wrap across the body and can be tied behind the back. The wearer’s arms are bound to their chest with little to no movement. In the past, people with mental disorders were forced to wear straitjackets by doctors trying to treat their conditions. Strait jackets have also been popular in mainstream media as magicians used them for various illusions. In BDSM roleplay, straitjackets give the wearer a feeling of being trapped and utter helplessness. For some, these feelings of not being able to escape provide comfort. After the wearer has been bound inside their straitjacket, some choose to add leg restraints or sensory deprivation hoods to add to the feeling of confinement.

Safety Considerations of Straitjackets and Sleepsacks

As with all BDSM play, using a sleepsack or strait jacket on a partner should be consensual. Never leave the wearer alone while they are confined. Ensure they have good circulation and no signs of numbness, swelling, or pain in their body. Ensure that before your partner is confined, they are well hydrated as they may sweat profusely while in the sleepsack or straitjacket. Establish safewords or signals between you and your partner to ensure you do not cross any limits.

10 Sleep Sack and Strait Jacket Brands / Manufacturers

Both sleepsacks and straitjackets are used during BDSM roleplay to bind the wearer and bring them a feeling of total confinement. When using either a straitjacket or sleepsack, care must be taken by the Dom to make sure the sub is safe. Some sleepsack and straitjacket makers include:

  1. STRICT
  2. XR Brands
  3. Extreme Restraints
  4. LeatherFury
  5. Homeboy Production
  6. Olly and Ally
  7. Baroness Designs
  8. Restrained Sensations
  9. SlashRubber
  10. The Leather Fetish

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