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15th Sep '16 12:58:15 AM trentongm
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** Seriously, have someone put you in cuffs for 20+ minutes and try not to do this afterwards, it's impossible.
11th Aug '16 8:19:00 PM Stealth
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** There are some anecdotes that suggest the reason they do is is because handcuffs are sometimes closed as tight as possible (which is kind of the point). On bare skin, cuffs or zip ties can chafe and cause minor abrasive irritation. When not properly placed, they an also put an unpleasant amount of pressure on the bones of the wrist. Both of these concerns can be alleviated in the short term by rubbing the affected area.
9th Aug '16 8:18:47 PM FuzzyBoots
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* Played completely straight in ''Film/PokerNight'', both the automatic rubbing of wrists and how there are no after-effects of the bondage.
4th May '16 11:41:58 PM foxley
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* Sort of averted in Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire books, where being tied up or chained up can be extremely painful, but also sort of played straight, since a couple of characters survive being restrained in ways (like being strung up dangling by their wrists for extended periods of time) that would probably kill them or at least permanently disable them in real life.

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* Sort of averted in Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' books, where being tied up or chained up can be extremely painful, but also sort of played straight, since a couple of characters survive being restrained in ways (like being strung up dangling by their wrists for extended periods of time) that would probably kill them or at least permanently disable them in real life.



* ''Literature/NickVelvet'': Nick does this after he released from being [[ChainedToABed handcuffed to a bed]] in "The Theft of Nick Velvet".



* ''{{Friends}}'': Simultaneously subverted and lampshaded. Chandler's been handcuffed to a chair. Upon being released he does this. Rachel asks if it hurts. He responds that it doesn't, but people always do it in the movies.

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* ''{{Friends}}'': ''Series/{{Friends}}'': Simultaneously subverted and lampshaded. Chandler's been handcuffed to a chair. Upon being released he does this. Rachel asks if it hurts. He responds that it doesn't, but people always do it in the movies.
24th Feb '16 6:52:45 PM Knight20
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* Done by Lee Everett in VideoGame/TheWalkingDead when he managed to find the keys to his cuffs after the police car crash he was in.
9th Feb '16 6:13:48 PM NateTheGreat
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** In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'': "Grudge Match" Black Canary rubs her wrists after being released. It should be noted her wrists were badly burned and she had been ''wearing the cuffs over them''. Ouch.



* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'': "Grudge Match" Black Canary rubs her wrists after being released. It should be noted her wrists were badly burned and she had been ''wearing the cuffs over them''. Ouch.
27th Jan '16 10:20:41 AM Willbyr
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* Averted in ''PetShopOfHorrors''. Leon spends almost the entirety of "Discovery" (vol. 6) in handcuffs, and ignores the fact that they've cut up his wrists. D [[HoYay bandages them up for him.]]
-->D: Blood...
-->[[FairCop Leon]]: Handcuffs bite, didn't you know that?

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* Averted in ''PetShopOfHorrors''.''Manga/PetShopOfHorrors''. Leon spends almost the entirety of "Discovery" (vol. 6) in handcuffs, and ignores the fact that they've cut up his wrists. D [[HoYay bandages them up for him.]]
-->D: Blood...
-->[[FairCop Leon]]:
-->'''D''': Blood...\\
'''[[FairCop Leon]]''':
Handcuffs bite, didn't you know that?
15th Jan '16 7:44:02 PM nombretomado
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* TheStainlessSteelRat once had cuffs applied extremely tightly by a sadistic cop. He escaped, but had a job removing them before complete numbness set in. There is a certain FridgeHorror in the description of his risking serious injury, possibly even involuntary amputation, from a power saw he wedges tightly in a desk draw, hoping it won't slip as he cuts the steel...

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* TheStainlessSteelRat Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat once had cuffs applied extremely tightly by a sadistic cop. He escaped, but had a job removing them before complete numbness set in. There is a certain FridgeHorror in the description of his risking serious injury, possibly even involuntary amputation, from a power saw he wedges tightly in a desk draw, hoping it won't slip as he cuts the steel...
14th Jan '16 6:50:16 PM freesefan
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* In ''Literature/NineDragons'', a screenwriter is handcuffed by Detective Bosch. After the cuffs are removed, he rubs his wrists and says he always wondered how that felt.
13th Nov '15 3:32:34 PM animenutcase
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** In the pilot episode first time we see Kate, she's doing this. We don't find out why until the second part of the episode.

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** In the pilot episode episode, the first time we see Kate, she's doing this. We don't find out why until the second part of the episode.
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