They’re all tied up. Now what?

*Note, because it’s usually a guy asking this question, I’m writing this as a guide for a guy as the Dom. That doesn’t mean this is always the case, as of course, I am usually the Domme in my relationships with both men and women. But look; I had to choose pronouns because that is how English works. 

I’ve noticed that a re-occurring question when it comes to BDSM and beginners is: “Okay, I have her tied up. Now what do I do?”

I’ve also noticed that a very common response in kink forums is “strap a vibrator to her and wait for her to cum.”

I have so many problems with all of that. So let’s take it in two parts.

Part One: Why you do not strap a vibrator to her and “wait for her to cum.”

Okay, I know that vibrators work on a lot of girls. I also know that features this scenario often, and so that contributes to guys getting the wrong idea.

However, not all girls like vibrators. They also do NOT work on all of them. In fact, they are very unpleasant for some girls. Remember to discuss with your partner what she likes and what toys she is okay with BEFORE applying them to any part of her body. Scene negotiation before play is SO important!

Even if a vibrator does work as a way to get her off, it’s not the only way and it is far too overused in kink porn and in kink couples.

Main tips: Don’t use a vibrator unless she’s okay with it, and even then don’t be lazy and always use it. Also, if you use your finger be gentle and use lube. Or better yet, use your tongue and be gentle.


Part Two: What to do once she’s tied up…

Some people really freeze up once they have their girl tied and ready to play with. This is understandable when you are new, and thankfully it’s easy to deal with.

Remember that you can still do all the things you would have done if you hadn’t tied her up. Standard vanilla sex stand-by stuff like ear biting and licking, neck kisses and nibbles, playing with nipples, licking her pussy, fucking her, etc…. are still okay things to do when she’s tied up. Those things aren’t off limits once you get some rope on her.

But if you need kinky ideas remember that there are zillions and zillions available on the basic BDSM checklist.

Remember that BDSM is not just about pulling her hair, choking her, or spanking her. It’s about control. It’s about playing roles. If you are being Dominant, then tease her with that fact. Say things like “You’re all tied up now. That means you’re my toy and toy and I can do whatever I want….” (That’s just an example. Please be creative.)

And also remember that you can do nice things for your submissive. You can rub her feet, suck on her toes, kiss all of her skin, rub her back, or wash her hair. You don’t always have to be mean. In fact, a good Dom takes time to appreciate their toys. So keep that in mind, too.

If you are still looking for ideas after going through a BDSM checklist, another good place to look is in erotic fiction. This is because men are more drawn to visual stimulation and so usually watch porn. But in general, women are less visual and more conceptual about sexual stimulation. So, they often read and write erotic fiction.


Now, it’s good to know when you take advice who it’s coming from. So, I am mostly a Domme. Nearly every person that I sleep with subs for me. It’s not even a discussion. It’s just more of an assumption since I have the more dominate personality and I mostly only attract submissives.

However, I do sometimes sub if just the right person comes along. It has to be a very specific sort of person with very specific attitudes about sex. I rarely find this type of person.

Still, I DO have experience on both sides of the whip.

One last closing thought: It pissed me off when I Googled “Master and Sub” and got nothing but pictures of women subbing for men. I hate that the community is so dominated with that. It feels somehow anti-feminist, even though I know that the whole point of feminism is supposed to be having a choice about what role you play in society. I am a switch, but mostly I am a Dominatrix. We are out there. A BDSM couple is NOT just a Dom male and Sub female, and I think it’s important that we all remember that.


10 thoughts on “They’re all tied up. Now what?

  1. So a post about “Now what?” doesn’t actually include any ideas for what to do. What a waste of time.

    • I am afraid you don’t seem to be able to read.

      The post not only includes a host of suggestions, but it also has links to fetish lists with even more suggestions.

      It’s a pity your so incompetent, but then, I guess that’s why you needed to look for ideas in the first place, isn’t it? Not bright enough to come up with your own fun.

      Well I am sorry that you’re so boring and bad in bed, but I don’t think you ought to blame that on someone who laid out a host of great ideas for a fun night.

      • While OP was being rude, your reply seemed uneccessarily harsh. Going so far as to say “Not bright enough to come up with your own fun”, which you said yourself in your own article “is understandable when you are new”.

        Sure, OP was being a jackass, but two wrongs don’t make a right.

      • It is not my job as a woman to try to please everyone.

        It is not my job as an unpaid blogger to be polite to people who are rude to me.

        At what point does my responsibility to be nice enter into this, in your opinion?

        Am I supposed to bend over backwards to nasty people because I am a woman?

        Because I am a slut?


        I don’t have to take shit from anyone, for any reason. If someone was paying me to write this blog, then maybe I would have a responsibility to treat even stupid and rude people with compassion.

        But no one is. I do this is my own free time because I am a nice person who is trying to add to the conversation.

        OP was 100% wrong, and I make no apology for saying so unequivocally.

        I am under no obligation to be kind to people who treat me badly. Had this happened in person, I probably would have been worse. You pay attention to what a post/person says, or you have no right to complain.

        I absolutely stated suggestions for what a person can do after their significant other is tied up. OP accused me of not doing so. That is because OP didn’t read the post.

        Ergo, OP is a giant douche, and it is my right as a woman who takes shit from no one to say so.

        Please do not ask me to cower and bow and scrape to those who would abuse me. You will get nowhere.

  2. Thank you for this article. My wife and I are going to be trying this out soon. I don’t know how much of this is about power but she’s the dominant one in normal life and I want to have that power over her in the bedroom. Is that normal?

    • Every couple is different. I would be absolutely horrified if there was a such thing as “normal.” 🙂

      Seriously though; I think your relationship is probably exactly what it needs to be for the two of you to be happy. People tend to settle into the rolls that fit them best for a specific person.

  3. I think the thing about your “master and sub” search, is that “mistress” is probably more often used. Just a pronoun thing, like actor and actress.

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