Mouth Gags For Bondage Beginners

With lovers all over the world exploring bondage thanks to a certain trio of novels, bondage gear is becoming a part of many couples’ sex toy collections. Sure, you may have a few ties, a blindfold or maybe even a crop or spanking paddle. One toy that’s often overlooked in beginner BDSM toys are mouth gags. These tools are basic bondage gear that explores a whole new realm of possibilities.

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In general, bondage mouth gags are made of two parts. Typically, a ball is placed into the mouth to prevent movement of the jaw and tongue. This ball is attached to two straps that wrap around the head and keep it in place. Non-traditional mouth gags come in all shapes and sizes, but some of the more popular ones resemble horse bits where a bar is used rather than a ball.

For beginners, or those who worry about breathing issues, some starter mouth gags use hard plastic spheres with holes in the ball, allowing air to pass through and the wearer to breathe through their mouths. Other mouth gags use a coated O-ring rather than a ball to keep the jaw propped open. This allows the most amount of air to pass through, but because the mouth is opened, a lot of drool is produced.

Mouth gags don’t have to be as serious or as hardcore as the ones you see in BDSM adult movies. Sometimes a simple tie around the mouth will do the trick. You can even get mouth gags where the ball is made from candy as opposed to plastic.

One thing to keep in mind when using mouth gags – because they restrict speech, it’s important to set up a non-verbal safe word ahead of time. Many couples use hand signals for when they can’t speak, but this may be an issue if you are being tied up. One technique is to hold something in your hand that will make a sound when dropped – like a bell. Another is to decide on a set number of grunts as a safe word pattern. Whichever you do, make sure it is agreed upon ahead of time.