Tying someone up or getting tied up is a pretty common fantasy. Unfortunately, many people get intimidated with the whole 'bondage mystique' or have a bad experience with a pair of store-bought metal handcuffs that they never really get to explore it. I'm happy to report that a company called Sportsheets has a number of toys that make exploring bondage fun (especially for the beginner). Used in combination, the Sport Cuffs and Thigh Cuffs provide a really comfortable and easy solution for trying out tying someone up. Because they attach to each other and easily velcro on and off, there's no need to fuss with trying to figure out exactly how to tie someone to a bed. By attaching the sport cuffs to the thigh cuffs you also allow your partner some range of mobility which is a lot more friendly and unintimidating. Sliding the thigh cuffs lower on the legs enables you to increase the degree and intensity of the binding so once you've gotten your feet wet and are comfortable with the whole thing, there's room to play.
One of the best things about the sport cuffs is that they're just so damn comfortable. There's no digging into skin that you get with metal cuffs and nothing that's going to scratch or otherwise mangle your bed. If you're feeling even more adventuresome, they also sell a
Rubber Tickler Whip - again a fairly tame and unassuming way to play around with the bondage fantasy.
Before playing around with the Sport Cuffs and Thigh Cuffs I'd never considered myself 'into bondage', but these toys are so fun that I can definitely see integrating them now and then in bed, especially to spice things up.