Ball Gags

A gag is a device used to make things a bit more interesting in the bedroom by introducing elements of sexual bondage and BDSM roleplay. Gags are most commonly associated with roleplays involving bondage, but that doesn’t always have to be the case. The person who wears the gag plays the role of the submissive partner, while the other is regarded as the dominant partner and it’s true that people have preferences while others like to experiment with both options.

So, what is a Ball Gag?

Now that you know what a gag is, a ball gag is one of many types of them. The Ball Gag model consists of a strap, made from some sort of fabric or leather, that has a rubber ball attached to it that is placed inside the mouth of the submissive partner. There are many different models available, but the Ball Gag stands as one of the fan-favorites. Its simplistic design is great for beginners but offers layers of complexity for more seasoned parties. They work great alone but work better with other toys. Get creative!

Why? What’s the Purpose of a Gag?

People may use gags for many different reasons, but one of the most popular is simply because some people get erotic pleasure from implementing a gag into their lovemaking routine. Whether the person prefers to play the submissive or the dominant role, or even both, gags are great for adding an extra layer of erotica to the bedroom. When combined with other types of restraints like handcuffs or spreader bars, the wearing of a gag can greatly excel the wearer’s sense of anxiety, anticipation, and helplessness within a BDSM scene by rendering them unable to speak throughout the sexual activity. It may sound off-putting or strange, but believe it or not, a lot of people actually enjoy this type of play.

For some people, gags are symbolic of control, domination, and punishment, which makes them very popular for people into experimenting sexually with forms of humiliation. To some people, putting on a gag without restraints is still an act of humiliation, as is an open mouth gag. Some fetishists actually become sexually aroused by the gagging sounds made when the submissive person tries to speak, or by seeing them drool uncontrollably.

How to Use a Ball Gag

Ball Gag in Pop Culture

The Ball Gag has always been a staple of bondage in the BDSM and S&M community, and it’s not something typically shown in TV or movies, but it has made an appearance. The first ball gag that made it onto the silver screen was in the 1989 film “Night Visitor” starring Teri Weigel. A few years later. In 1992, what was most likely the very first ball gag appearance on TV, HBO’s “Tales From The Crypt” showed one on an episode of its hit horror anthology series. Arguably the most popular reference and probably the first place a lot of people seen one in the mainstream would be in Quentin Tarantinos 1994 cult-classic hit, “Pulp Fiction” when worn by captives Ving Rhames and Bruce Willis, in one of the most iconic scenes in cinema history.

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