Open Mouth Gags – Bondage Breathing Made Easy

I love bondage – nothing gets me off more than being bound to a bed, blindfolded and ‘made’ to do anything and everything for my Dominant. The one thing I haven’t been able to fully enjoy until now are mouth gags. Not only do I have asthma, but I have allergies which pretty much leave my nostrils closed all year round. Wearing a standard ball gag was never an option if I actually wanted to breathe. (And yeah – as I want to keep on living, that’s a big thing.) Discovering open mouth gags gave me a way to enjoy the restriction of mouth gags without having to worry about oxygen.

See, your usual mouth gags consist of two straps that close around the back of your head, and are attached to either side of a ball in the front. This ball goes in your mouth, making it pretty much impossible to move your jaw or tongue. It restricts language, but for me, it also cut off any way I could breathe. Stuffy noses don’t go with ball gags! Open mouth gags, while they don’t have that total verbal communication removal that ball gags do, allow me to breathe.

Instead of having that ball, open mouth gags like the Entice Open Mouth Gag use an O-ring to place into the mouth. Your jaw is still fixed open. Your tongue is quite restricted in its movement. Your Master or Mistress still has that ‘upper hand’ that gags give. But, the circle allows air to pass through and lets me breathe through my mouth. Yes, there are ‘breathable ball gags’ out there like the one found in the Purple Pleasures Bondage set – these have holes in the mouth bit to let air pass through. But, if you’re looking for almost zero restriction of breathing, open mouth gags are the way to go.Open Mouth Gags - Bondage Breathing Made Easy

You might also see open mouth gags referred to as ‘spider’ gags. This is because many of the designs on these types of mouth bits has the oral-intruder looking like a spider. The ring that goes into your mouth is the body of the spider, with ‘legs’ coming out each side which in turn attack to the head strap. These gags tend to open the mouth even wider than your usual o-ring gags as they pull the cheek area wider.

The down side to open mouth gags? They can get sloppy. Because you can’t close your mouth or have much control over your tongue, you drool. A lot. For some, this ‘embarrassment’ is all part of their submission. For others, the saliva is an attraction. Just be aware that in addition to the usual body fluids associated with sexy times, there’s going to be a whole lot of spit as well!