Goop is selling an expensive ‘restraining arts’ BDSM kit

The famously bizarre GOOP gift guide is out. Featured alongside luxury trips to space and a $250 brass fire extinguisher is a $1,350 “Restraining Arts Kit.”

Featuring leather wrist and ankle cuffs, matching straps to tie the wearer down, and a leather-covered spanking paddle, the Restraining Arts Kit is a very basic, although admittedly high quality, starter BDSM kit. For context, a similar set that also includes a gag and a blindfold sells for around $78 (£60) from British retailer Anne Summers.

People are astonished and vaguely horrified by what the new age one percent will spend their money on.

There were some unkind suggestions, with Twitter user Jason Hillman referencing Paltrow and Chris Martin’s much-mocked “conscious uncoupling“.

https://twitter.com/KristenKP43/status/1196406290047815682

However, given that the kit is apparently selling out already, it’s probably Gwyneth who is left laughing.

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Siobhan Ball

Siobhan Ball

Siobhan Ball is a historian, archivist, and journalist. She also writes for Autostraddle and bi.org