What is a “Trestle”?
A trestle is a piece of BDSM furniture used for bondage and corporal punishments. Submissives are bent over the trestle and can be penetrated, spanked, whipped, or otherwise punished.
Trestles and similar spanking benches help facilitate multiple acts in BDSM. They are comprised of three main portions a flat top surface and two support legs. They can be quite simple or very intricate with inclusions for various types of play and bondage. Submissives are made to lay down flat on the bench or bent over it. Depending on the type of scene involved they may be secured to it with rope, shackles, or cuffs.
Trestles are some of the most common pieces of BDSM furniture found in dungeons due to their versatility and simplicity. They allow easy access to the sub’s buttocks for spanking. They facilitate other common sex acts and can be humiliating punishment for the sub if left there for viewing by others in the dungeon.
Dos, Don’ts & Tips
- Risks associated with using a trestle are generally posed by the position the submissive is in.
- If they are kneeling and bent over the trestle for too long it can cause cramping and poor circulation.
- If a trestle is poorly constructed, it could collapse from weight or if a submissive is moving too much.
- Be sure any custom-built trestles are tested for sturdiness prior to playing with them.
Related Practices & Fetishes
Trestles are designed specifically for corporal punishment. Impact play as corporal punishment can take the form of spanking, whipping, paddling, and caning. Various forms of bondage are often combined with a trestle. Many trestles have inclusions to help facilitate rope bondage, connecting cuffs, shackles, and other BDSM accessories.