Ball Gags: A Fun Way to Add a Little Mischief

Ball Gags: A Fun Way to Add a Little Mischief

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Adding a ball gag to your bedroom toolkit is a great way to spice things up with a little mischief. Gags are used for many activities from light bondage to extreme roleplay and are highly favored in the BDSM community. Here we will discuss the benefits, different types available, and tips for safe use for anyone new to this sex toy.

What The Hell Is a Ball Gag?

A ball gag is an accessory used in the BDSM world. It's placed in the mouth, to keep your plaything from making any sounds other than hushed grunts and groans. Depending on the gag, it can also provide easy access, making it a great sex toy for coupled or group play.

Ball gags can be used to delve into power dynamics or to experience a fierce sense of surrender. From muffled screams to drooling to the incredibly sexy scenes created when wearing one. Gags are used as erotic punishment or pleasure.

If a ball gag style isn't what you're looking for, don't worry. There are so many gag types with different purposes, made in different materials and colors to cater to your kinky desires. We'll get into some of the different types of gags shortly.

Benefits of Using a Gag

Gags of any type create elevated feelings of exposure and can be useful to build trust and intimacy between partners. It can lead to some unique and intense experiences by limiting verbal communication, relinquishing control, or displaying it.

A gag serves as a reminder that the dominant party (dom), is the one in control. As they decide when the gag is removed, showing the exchange of power. For an element of surprise, add a gag to your fantasy play like spanking, kidnapping, interrogation, or medical themes

As a submissive (sub), using a gag can be an incredibly empowering feeling. Opening the door for them to explore erotic desires and express themselves in a judgment-free zone.

Types of gags?

There are a variety of ball gags available, ranging from basic to more elaborate styles. Most gags are made of silicone or rubber and consist of a ball-shaped gag, held in place with a strap. More advanced designs may have a penis-shaped gag or even a double-ball gag. For extra security, more extreme restraints can be locked, or medical devices allowing for full access.

  • Ball gag: Silicone ball gags are the most popular type of ball gag available and likely the most familiar to you. They are comfortable, non-toxic, and easy to adjust to fit most people. Silicone ball gags are durable, easily cleaned with soap and water, and are generally less expensive than other styles.

If you're looking for a more intense experience, metal or leather gags might be better suited for your needs. Jawbreaker ball gags like the one below by KinkLabs are a fun & sweet suckable reward for beginners or BDSM lifestylers.

 

  • Breathable ball gag: A breathable ball gag is also likely to be silicone, just with holes or vents in the ball portion. It's recommended for those who find it difficult to breathe when wearing a regular gag. Although used for easier breathing, it still restricts speech and can cause discomfort if worn for long periods of time.

 

  • Tape gags: Yep, good old adhesive tape, such as duct tape or medical tape, is used to cover the mouth. Using tape is a great intro to bondage play since it's easy to access & is available in fun styles and colors. Tape is a versatile tool that can also be used to restrain the arms and legs. Making it perfect for some thrilling roleplaying scenes as a restraint and gag.
  • Bit gag: A bit gag or bridle is a bar-shaped mouth gag, meant to be, well bit on. Bits allow the wearer to bite down on the gag, which can be a form of sado-masochistic play. Bit gags are often used in pony play or pet play scenes.
  • Open Mouth Gag: Also known as an O-Ring gag, the open mouth gag is a restraint that keeps the mouth open with full access. In addition to easy access, the wearer is able to breathe easier.
  • Penis Gag: A pecker or penis gag is a dildo gag for sucking or a deep gagging experience. Often, used in BDSM activities as a form of humiliation or for more drooling action.

 

  • Harness gag: A harness gag has a ball gag connected to a harness that's worn around the head. Usually made of leather or faux leather, designed to keep the ball gag securely in place. Depending on the harness you may have additional straps to go around the neck or under the chin for added security.
  • Inflatable gag: An inflatable gag is a type of gag that can be inflated to various sizes. It is usually made of rubber or silicone with a pump or valve to inflate it as desired. This type of gag provides a tailored fit for the wearer's comfort level. Although adjustable, Inflatable gags should always be used with caution and the wearer should be able to deflate it when needed.

 

  • Funnel Gag: A Funnel gag uses a funnel-shaped tube that is put in the mouth and tightly held in place by straps. The funnel is then used to force feed or administer the liquids of your liking into the mouth of the sub. This type of gag is often used in water sports or piss play as a form of humiliation.
  • Mouth corset: A Mouth corset covers the mouth and neck and is secured with straps in the back with either buckles or laces. The corset causes tightness, preventing the sub from moving their chin and jaw and from opening the mouth.
  • Medical: Normally used in medical settings, medical gags prevent patients from biting down on instruments or hurting themselves during procedures. There are different types of medical devices used like the Jennings gag, the Haig Ferguson gag, and the mouth prop gag. Typically made of metal, these gags are secure devices to keep your partner's mouth open for full access during play.

Tips for Using a Ball Gag

Start with consent, set boundaries, and agree on a safe word or signal before jumping into any BDSM play. A safe word or signal lets the wearer indicate that they are uncomfortable, want the gag removed, or need a break.

  1. Always get consent.
  2. Have a safe signal or word that is easy to remember and understood by both parties.
  3. Establish rules before play and don't change them while engaging. This will ensure that consent remains intact for the agreed-upon activities.

Keep communication open and start small to build trust and comfort.

  • Introduce the gag to the wearer slowly. It's important to get comfortable having a gag in your mouth before starting. This will help you remember to breathe in and out through the nose so you don't panic.
  • Understand and get familiar with how your gag works and the safety measures to take while using it.

Wearing a ball gag can be uncomfortable due to having the mouth stretched open and the inability to speak. Some individuals find the feeling to be enjoyable and erotic. However, they should not cause pain if used properly and with the necessary safety precautions. Check with the wearer regularly to ensure that the straps are not too tight and they can still breathe easily.

Conclusion

Using a ball gag can be an exciting and fun way to explore the dynamics of submission and dominance. With the right preparation and communication, it can be a very fun and rewarding time for both partners.

But don't just stop there!

Complete the roleplaying scene of your dreams by using other restraints like handcuffs, rope, and even bondage furniture to your themes. Roleplaying helps individuals explore different aspects of their sexuality, improve communication skills, and build trust within a relationship. It can also be an enjoyable way to spice up your sex life and explore new fantasies.

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